Bogotá City Tour La Candelaria + Monserrate (optional) + Gold Museum (optional)

La Candelaria, Bogotá, D.C.

5 - 7 hours

Tour Type

Private Tour




Español, Inglés


A Bogotá Tour is a must-do for any visitor. Spend a whole day seeing it all: Colonial houses, fruits, coffee, drug trade and peace process, museums, the whole nine yards! With our private walking city tour we offer the most complete experiences one could have in Bogotá. So, feel free to ask about the insights from our expert guide, and explore top landmarks of your choice. You may even want to keep exploring and get to know the top places to visit in Bogotá. Also, you’ll be able to choose the duration of the tour. It can be for 7 hours with Monserrate, Gold Museum and Botero Museum, or 5 hours with either Monserrate or museums. Join us!

What will you do on this Bogotá tour in La Candelaria?

Bogotá has a lot to offer and we want to show you the best for you to have the complete perspective of it. Dive into Bogotá’s diversity by joining our fun 5 to 7-hour city tour! Get amazed by Bogotá’s vibe, you won’t regret it!


In this Bogota tour you will walk its cobblestoned streets, surrounded by colonial architecture. Listen the guide retelling the transition from indigenous to Spanish colonization at the foundational square Chorro de Quevedo and taste chicha (an ancestral corn-based fermented drink). Nearby you will also taste some Colombian flavor through fruits and natural juices.

Head to Bolivar Square and learn how politics and conflict relate to each other and its current challenges with a peace agreement already signed. Also, get to see the main buildings around this square: Palace of Justice, the National Capitol and the Town Hall; as well as the Presidential Palace and the Primary Cathedral of the city.

After a fulfilling city tour, finish this journey in the best way possible, by tasting a cup of Colombian coffee, at place where local and friendly baristas will teach you the basics about our treasured good. Of course, time for lunch will be given as well as recommendations from the guide.

You can’t leave this Bogotá tour without visitin the main hill of the city: Monserrate. You will take the cable car up the mountain to enjoy the most amazing and breathtaking views of this city: the whole length of the valley from the best vantage point. You will also see the Basilica of Monserrate and understand why is so important this place for locals.

Besides visiting La Candelaria (and/or Monserrate) in this Bogotá tour, you can jump to Botero Museum to see a high-quality selection of national and international art. Also, learn about our ancestors through their remains of metalwork made before Spaniards arrival in the Gold Museum. Two experiences that will make the walking experience a complete introduction to the city.


  • Historical landmarks in downtown Bogotá
  • Top attractions including Botero Museum, Gold Museum and Monserrate hill (if chosen)
  • A thorough lesson on Colombian recent history: armed conflict, state and peace process
  • Local experiences of traditional food tasting
  • A day full of contrasts, experiences and memories of a complete Bogotá tour


  • Gran Colombia Tours private guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off in private transportation
  • Gastronomic experiences
  • Entry to Monserrate (if chosen)
  • Entry to the Gold Museum (if chosen)
  • Entry to the Botero Museum (if chosen)
  • All-risk insurance
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Extra purchases

Know before you book

  • Please keep in mind this is a walking tour and operates in all weather conditions
  • You can choose the duration of the tour: 7-hrs include Monserrate and Museums. 5-hrs include either museums or Monserrate (one of both)
  • Gold Museum is closed on Mondays and Botero Museum is closed on Tuesdays. However, you will be able to choose among other options of museums to visit in exchange
  • Both museums are closed on December 25, January 1, Holy Thursday and Good Friday

Frequently asked questions

The most advisable thing for this Bogotá tour is that you wear layers of clothing that you can remove as the day progresses. Jeans, hoodies, cotton t-shirts, sneakers, sunglasses, boots, and jackets are the most used pieces of clothing..

The weather in Bogotá tends to change abruptly during the day, so it's best to be prepared for both rain and sun as the tour operates in all weather conditions. Bring an umbrella, comfortable shoes, water and wear sunscreen.

You can choose the total length of the tour (5 to 7 hours) and also the places to visit:
- 7 hrs includes Monserrate and Museums
- 5 hrs may include either museums or Monserrate (one of both)

Gold Museum is closed on Mondays and Botero Museum is closed on Tuesdays. In this case you can select which museum you would like to visit. The options are: Emerald Museum, Museum of Bogota or Military Museum.

Most of the museums are closed on December 25, January 1, Holy Thursday and Good Friday.

The most representative places that can be visited on a Bogotá tour are the Gold Museum, the Botero Museum, the Monserrate hill and La Candelaria. This tour is designed so that tourists have a complete experience of the country's capital.

In general, you can get to know Bogota in a minimum of 3 days. In addition to dedicating a whole day to the city tour, you can choose other activities in the following days outside the city.

Tour's Location

La Candelaria, Bogotá, D.C.



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