Cartagena Walled City and Getsemaní Private Tour

Walled City, Cartagena

4 hours

Tour Type

Private Tour




Español, Inglés


Join us in this 4-hour Walled City and Getsemani Tour around the famous Walled City of Cartagena de Indias, led by a local expert tour guide who will show the best of it. You will visit places of great cultural importance for the country such as the Palace of Inquisition, the Zenú ethnics Gold Museum and the famous Clock Tower. Besides, you will have a glimpse of Caribbean cuisine with some local hand-made snacks.

What to expect on this Walled City and Getsemani Tour in Cartagena?

If you are looking for a quick but fun and quite complete tour around the Walled City of Cartagena: you are in the right place!
Let our guide take you to the cradle of Colombian history and diversity. Starting in the Peace Square and through the Clock Tower, like entering to a whole different century, spend the following 4 hours getting to know its most important spots and broaden your ideas of the country.


Our guide will pick you up at the designated time and will take you right to the entrance of the Walled City to start traveling in time.

While walking around San Pedro Claver’s square and church, you will observe the walls bordering the sea and the bastions, like San Francisco and San Ignacio, that were quite important back in the XVI and XVII centuries for Spaniards to defend the territory from enemy troops. You will also visit La Trinidad Square, Las Bóvedas and the main churches such as Santo Domingo and Santa Catalina de Alejandría.

You will learn and link in history the transition from free-living indigenous communities to Spanish colonization by jumping afterward to the Zenú Gold Museum, the place that holds pre-Columbian metalwork pieces of one of the oldest ethnics of the country, and then, the Palace of Inquisition, the Court of the Holy Office and a sign of the power the catholic church had in the XVII century.

You will keep strolling through narrow streets and among old colonial heritage houses that will make you feel frozen in time. And then, get to Getsemaní to continue knowing the area. There you will try the best Caribbean Colombian cuisine with some of the most traditional snacks: for example, arepa with egg, a crunchy and fried corn-based tortilla with an egg inside and raspao, a cup of shaved-ice with a fruity syrup on top. All of them tasting experiences with native people so you end up having as many sides as possible of the magical city of Cartagena. With this tour, you will never forget Cartagena as the touristic capital of Colombia as well as a city synonymous with culture, tradition, and diversity.


  • Historical interesting facts about the Walled City
  • A visit along fortresses, bastions, and squares
  • Local experiences of traditional food tasting
  • A guided tour inside Zenú Gold Museum
  • A walk along colonial and heritage houses and churches


  • Gran Colombia Tours private guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off in private transportation
  • Gastronomic experiences
  • Entrance to the Zenú Gold Museum
  • Entrance to the Palace of Inquisition
  • All-risk insurance
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Extra purchases

Know before you book

  • If you are coming from a cruise ship, be sure to select the cruise-only rate from the booking options
  • Gold Museum is closed on Mondays

Frequently asked questions

The most advisable thing is that you wear clothes that keep you fresh as well as protect you from the sun. Sunglasses, hats and sunscreen, and comfortable sneakers are the most used pieces of clothing.

The weather in Cartagena is usually warm (above 27 C°). However, the tour operates in all weather conditions.

The most representative places that can be visited on a Cartagena tour are the Zenu Gold Museum, as well as the main squares and churches (Santo Domingo, San Pedro Claver, Santa Catalina de Alejandria). This tour is designed so that tourists have an introduction of this colorful city.

You can take this tour any day of the week. Gold Museum is closed on Mondays, however, our guide will give you options for another museum according to your interests.

Tour's Location

Walled City, Cartagena



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