Cartagena City Tour Walled City + San Felipe Castle + Popa Convent (optional)

Walled City, Getsemani, Cartagena

5 - 6.5 hours

Tour Type

Private Tour




Español, Inglés


Don’t miss the ultimate Cartagena Walled City tour! Whether you are short of time or want to have the complete experience in Cartagena, this full-day tour is made for you! Come to the most important places of the city and live them authentically. Discover Cartagena’s top landmarks: The Walled City, Getsemani Neighborhood, Santo Domingo Square, San Felipe Castle and more. You’ll be able to choose whether you want it to last 6.5 hours with La Popa convent, a city viewpoint, or 5 hours without this stop. Join us!

What will you do in this Cartagena Walled City City Tour?

Cartagena is not only the touristic capital of Colombia. It is also one of the cities that holds Colombia’s history, making it a place for culture, tradition and diversity. This full-day tour will make you travel back in time and experience Cartagena in the most complete possible way.


You will start this full-day tour by meeting the expert local guide who will pick you up from your hotel. Walk through San Felipe Castle, the old fortress built by Spaniards, and let the guide bring back to life adventure stories of conquerors, treasures and pirates, while you learn more about how Colombia became so mixed due to African, indigenous and Spanish roots.

You will visit afterwards the stunning Walled City and stroll around the colonial and colorful houses as you know more about the main squares and bastions that traced our path to independence. Visit Santo Domingo’s square and church, the Cathedral of Santa Catalina de Alejandría (Saint Catherine of Alexandria) among others of great cultural importance.

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 know more about the area. You will learn about the importance of the graffiti and street art there, as well as the contrast between past and present of the Walled City and this neighborhood.

Of course, this wouldn’t be the perfect tour without tasting Colombia’s flavors so you will have typical coconut sweets, fried arepa with egg, refreshing drinks, among other snacks.

Remember that if you choose the 6.5-hour tour option, you will finish this tour by going to the Convent of La Popa (Convent of the Stern), a viewpoint located in the top of a hill where the city, its sea and one of its islands can be seen and photographed. If you enjoy discovering countries’ diversity, we are right: this is the perfect tour for you.


  • San Felipe Castle guided tour
  • Historical landmarks in the Walled City, its squares, fortresses and bastions
  • Tasting Caribbean cuisine
  • Optional: visiting La Popa, on the top of a hill, and enjoying Cartagena’s landscapes
  • Plenty of spectacular photo spots for unforgettable memories of your trip to Cartagena.


  • Gran Colombia Tours private guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off in private transportation
  • Gastronomic experiences
  • Entrance to San Felipe de Barajas Castle
  • Entrance to La Popa Convent (if chosen)
  • 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
  • Please keep in mind this is a walking tour and operates in all weather conditions
  • The duration of the tour is up to you

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 Walled City and Getsemani Neighborhood, 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

Tour's Location

Walled City, Getsemani, Cartagena



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