Our tour was at 4 pm and we only just arrived in Plaza Santa Teresa in time, after delays leaving Santa Marta, taxi issues etc (a long story) The company members are dressed in bright yellow polo shirts and carry a yellow umbrella, so easily recognisable. Our guide Manwell de Banco (hopefully the surname is spelled correctly) was very welcoming, great English and an experienced guide. There was another tour at the same time in Spanish.
The tour is a 2 hour walking tour, covering the history and major sites in Cartagena including the Santa Pedro Claver Church, Iglesia de Santo Domingo, Torre del Reloj or the Clock Tower, Museo Naval del Caribe (Caribbean Naval Museum), the Palace of Inquisitions, Plaza de la Bolivar, Plaza de la Aduana, Plaza de los Coches and many more. Whilst it does not go into any of the churches or museums it gives you information on them and helps you get a sense of direction of where everything is located, so you can go back and explore at your own leisure. All tours start at the Plaza Santa Teresa and ours ended at the Theater Adolfo Mejia.
I would highly recommend the tour to give you an understanding of the history and the sites for you to come back and see. They also offer a free Getsemani Walking Tour.
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Tour Information for the Free Tour Cartagena
Tour Times: Monday to Sunday: 10 am or 4 pm in Spanish and English. You do need to pre-book, we did it 24 hours prior.
Cost – Tour is free but tipping the guide at the end is recommended
- Official Website: https://www.freetourcartagena.com.co/us/index.html
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone Number: +57 3007884863 – 3192283554