Located on Colombia's Caribbean coast, Cartagena is a spell-binding city with a legendary history containing several devastating attacks by pirates. The attacks lead to the building of extensive fortifications around the city, much of which are still standing today and hold within the famous Old Town.
Cartagena Old Town is a must-see during your visit to the city, here you can find amazing examples of colonial architecture; churches, monasteries, plazas, palaces and mansions. The walls surrounding the city, Las Murallas, were built towards the end of the 16th century after the attack by infamous Francis Drake. You can also stroll the white sandy beaches and cool off in the aquamarine Caribbean waters.
You can hop off to visit the numerous attractions or take a break for lunch and hop back on when you’re ready. Also included with this money-saver ticket is an amazing FREE walking tour along the Walled City.
Audio commentary available in English, Spanish, German, French and Italian.
Your ticket is valid for 48 hours from the time you first board the bus.Start time
Start time: Buses departs from 9:00am - 6:00pm, every 90 minutes
Full Loop: 90 minutes
There are frequent departures from Muelle de la Bodeguita (Dock of La Bodeguita).
You may board the bus at any stop. The voucher can be exchanged at any of the stops directly with the driver.
You may leave the bus at any stop.
Hop on the bus at any of the stops to start your Cartagena hop-on, hop-off bus tour. On this hop on hop off tour you are free to create your own sightseeing itinerary. You can hop on at any of Cartagena’s stops and hop off whenever you want to visit one of the attractions. This 11-stop tour ensures you will not miss a single sight or attraction in the city.
Enjoy the sunshine and breathe in the smell of sea salt as you explore this beautiful city at your own pace. Hop off at attractions like the Pastelillo - the oldest fort in Cartagena, take photos of the glorious clock tower, the Torre del Reloj and have fun at the Casino Río.
Your ticket allows you unlimited use for 48 hours, meaning you can hop-on and hop-off as many times as you like at any of the designated stops! Take in panoramic views of the charming port city from open top, double decker buses and enjoy audio commentary in 6 languages.
Some of the attractions included in the tour are:
The Bodeguita Pier
Museo Rafael Nuñez
Walled City of Cartagena
Castillo de San Felipe
You may choose to finish your tour at any of the above mentioned stops at your convenience.
Also included with the hop-on, hop-off ticket are the following:
FREE entry to the Gold Museum: The Gold Museum is located in Cartagena de Indiasa and is a miniature version of Bogotá's world-class gold museum, Museum del Oro. Admire a priceless collection of gold and ceramic works of the main pre-Columbian cultures.
Free walking tour through the Walled City, take full advantage of this inclusion and explore this landmark which was originally built to defend the city from potential pirate attacks! Today, its a popular tourist attraction for its colonial architecture and history, as well as the contemporary addition of eateries and bars that surround it.
Voucher Information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other device.
Your voucher will be valid for 3 months from the date chosen at the time of booking.
Wheelchair access available. Wheelchair space on the first floor with ramp.
Cruise guests will not picked up at the cruise terminal for the City Sightseeing Cartagena tour. Cruise guests are required to make their way to the nearest City Sightseeing bus stop at Muelle de la Bodeguita.
Nice tour to get an overall view of the city. The city has too many street vendors that don't understand the word no. Walking tour was a plus...Aileen Stebly, United States, 18/Apr/2018
The Hop-on Hop-off bus tour provided an excellent and easy orientation to Cartagena neighborhoods, history and important sites. We only wish that we had had more time in the city...Erika Steffer, Canada, 30/Jan/2018
Had a great time! Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Wish we could have spent a little more time there but we had to leave with the ship!...Mary Stevens, United States, 05/Nov/2017
Easy, online purchase. Excellent website and tour description.
Well organised, and a lovely tour. Asking Cruise Passengers to join the trip at Stop 2, although initially seemed okay, when the temperature is 40 C / 110F, the 30 minute Walk would have been unbearable. Fortunately there was a Shuttle Bus provided between the ship and Stop 2. This was not stated on the booking, and I would not advise anyone to take the City Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off tour without this connection Shuttle Bus.
well worth the price - a perfect way to see the city and learn a little about it and its history