Quando seu navio de cruzeiro baixar a âncora em Cartagena, uma cidade costeira onde as culturas caribenha e colombiana se misturam, aproveite ao máximo o seu tempo com uma excursão turística na cidade de ônibus com várias paradas. Embarque no ônibus no porto de cruzeiro de Cartagena e desembarque em uma das 16 paradas sempre que uma atração chamar sua atenção. Passe pela Cidade Antiga de Cartagena, San Felipe de Barajas, Las Bovedas e muito mais enquanto aprende sobre a história da cidade colonial com um guia de áudio.
Our Hop On Hop Off Tour, purchased from VIATOR, service is offered by City Sightseeing. We were picke up right at the port, and departure was one hour after ship docks. This created a problem of all the buses getting to points of interest at the same time, instead of easier flow. Buses were full and transferred us to the double deckers to start the excursion.
The route is 90 minute with 15 stops. The first stop is at the Old City entrance. There are no vehicles allowed in the Walled City. They offer a Guided Walking Tour. Emanuel was our guide and he did a terrific job. Prerecorded narrative and headphones are distributed for use while walking and on the bus. He would add his commentaries and made sure, we were doing OK with the hot weather, stopping on our way to cool off, sip a cold drink and enjoy some air conditioned. We were a big group. I was surprised that it was not split into two groups. We didnt lose anybody, luckily.
The double deck buses were clean and in good condition. They ran on time, as announced. The only problem I found, was a narrator on the bus, talking at the same time as the recording. Mostly repeating the stops information. This is already mentioned by the narrator, which would be on passengers preferred language. It was annoying to miss the recorded explanation that were part of the tour. Stops are clearly marked on the map, and the printed information is both in English and also in Spanish.
The Hop On Hop Off Cartagena City Sightseeing is a great way to get acquainted with the city. We saw the Clock Tower, Coches Carriage Square, The Cathedral, Bolivar Square, Inquisition Palace, Emerald Museum, visited the Gold Museum, Santo Domingo Square, San Pedro Square, visited Parque Simon Bolivar, and Customs Square, Las Bovedas, among other attractions. The staff is young, very friendly and helpful. There seems to be a lot of them. We recommend this tour and would take it again.
Great inexpensive way to see the whole city. The bus picked us up right at the cruise ship. We were given earphones to hear descriptions in English along the way. We got off at the entrance to the old city. A guided tour of the old city was included in the price.
I purchased a hop on off tour in caregena Columbia which stated a pickup at the cruise pier. I would say there were approximately 20 of us who purchased directly while remainder purchased thru holland America for non specific times. It was first come first serve
We were denied boarding. Eventually they put us on a separate bus that did not leave for an hour and took us only to first stop and had to get off. There, we had to wait for the regular bus. With very little time in the port, a 90 minute delay was disgraceful.
I imagine the Holland America tour company informed Hop on/off not to admit us and are under the impression you do not do pickups at the pier, but my ticket said you do.
You need to straighten this out with them and I would like a response back from you. The tour itself was well done and recommended.
Thank you, Judy
Was easy to get to from The Old city. You need to be ready to get off. Sometimes they don't seem to announce the stops. The brochure at times seems confusing as to what the stops are. I did the whole route twice. It was ok to see the entire city however more info needed on stops.
Glad we used Viator as this saved us about half of what the ship was charging. There was some confusion as to where we should have gotten on the bus to begin with, and what the news letter told us to do. No problem, just extra walking, and we know we can all use more, especially if you're on a cruise. lol There were 4 ship in port that day, and the tourist areas were very congested. Ugh