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Free Tour - What Does it Mean?

The tours are solely tips based so you can decide to contribute as much or as little as you feel the experience was worth.

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Where does the tour start?
You will receive the full meeting point details and a map after you finalize your booking, in a confirmation email.
Do I have to book my Free Tour?
Yes, it's necessary to book your Free Tour in order to receive the full meeting point details via email on time. This helps ensure an enjoyable experience and good coordination between guides and tour guests. Booking is free, quick, and easy!
Can I contact my guide?
Yes, you will be able to message your guide with any questions that you might have after making a reservation, up until the start of the tour.
Can I make a booking for a larger group?
Maybe! In order to keep the group sizes manageable, each guide sets their own limit of guests per booking and departure. Choose the Free Tour you want to book, select the number of people in your group, and see if there are any departures available that suit your needs.
Are Free Tours really Free?
Yes, with Free Tours, there's no set price; instead, the guides rely on the tips of participants to sustain their livelihoods. By contributing a fair amount that reflects the value you receive from the tour, you not only support the guides but also express your appreciation for their expertise and dedication.

Best Free Tours in Cartagena

Cartagena is the jewel in Colombia's crown. Witness the essence of Cartagena’s picturesque old city as you learn about its rich blend of identity, history, architecture, and natural products such as coffee, chocolate, rum, gold, emeralds, and leather, among many others. Make the most of one of the Free Walking Tours in Cartagena and navigate through a colonial walled city and enjoy how the plethora of colorful attractions, churches, castles, treasures, art, restaurants, squares, and a Caribbean climate fuse for the perfect cultural getaway in Colombia. Join the Essential Cartagena City Tour for an exciting stroll among cobblestone streets, vintage open-air markets, and a perfumed South American atmosphere. Or book the Free Tour in Getsemani and explore the birthplace of Colombian Independence. You will hear legends of resistance and revolution, as well as experience the rich culture and traditions of this unique neighborhood outside the walled city.

Highlights of a Free Tour in Cartagena

Join a Cartagena Free Walking Tour and discover this stunningly beautiful city with a guide. You will learn about how foreign conquerors transformed the area, the battle for independence from Europe, and how Afro-Cultures have left a strong mark on Colombia’s identity. You will walk past the Modern Art Museum, the Cathedral of Santa Catalina de Alejandria, Bolivar Square, and the Inquisition Palace. Coches Plaza is a beautiful square filled with confectioner's stalls, horses, and carriages. You will discover its many name changes and the reasons behind them. If you have a sweet tooth, then the Portal de los Dulces is a great place for you to stop. Here you’ll find a host of sweet stands underneath the pleasant shade of a colonial style arcade. Outside of the walled city you find the neighborhood of Getsemani. A tour of this area is a must if you want to understand Cartagena's true essence.

Things to Do in Cartagena

Cartagena has some exceptional views and... dining places! Head to the historic center and dine by the city walls, looking out to sea. For a full-on food experience, visit the Bazurto Market. This bustling and loud market has everything and will leave you salivating for more. For street food and buzzing nightlife, go to Plaza de la Trinidad in Getsemani. This unassuming square is a people-magnet and at night it is bursting with life. If you are looking for a more sedate experience, head to Centenario Park. Sloths live in the trees here, and sometimes they come down for a curious glance at the tourists. Overlooking the city on a steep hill is the Popa Convent. Take a trip up there for stunning views of the Caribbean Sea and also to enjoy its gorgeous patio. If you need to soak up some sun, take a longer day trip to the Islas del Rosario, where you'll find pristine beaches and sparkling waters.

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