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Getsemani: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • Cartagena: Bike Tours Around the City

    1. Cartagena: Bike Tours Around the City

    In a shared or private group and with the expertise of a local guide, get to know the lively and colorful city of Cartagena by bike. Choose whether to begin your tour at the meeting point or upgrade your experience to include hotel pickup. Select between 2 tour routes: Historic Route: Enjoy a dynamic and fun tour of the entire walled city, seeing and discovering its monuments and history. Explore walls, bastions, fortifications, museums, squares, parks, and the Palace of the Inquisition. Visit one of the most emblematic Colonial Old Houses in the historic center, and find out about its history. See a display of an original cannon bullet dating back to the 17th century and go up to the lookout balcony where you can take amazing pictures from above Cartagena and have a complimentary refreshing drink. Also visit the San Felipe Fortress and Getsemaní, the...

    We absolutely loved this tour. Such a great way to get to know the city and its history, plus living the dream to cycle around "la Heroica" in very comfortable bikes. Don Duran Duran was the best tour guide! He was very kind, friendly and fun! He would check up on us constantly, stop for photos and be open for questions all the time. It was not just any other tour. He would give great insights into Colombian literature and history.

  • Cartagena: Getsemani Highlights and Graffiti Walking Tour

    2. Cartagena: Getsemani Highlights and Graffiti Walking Tour

    See a new side of Cartagena as you explore hip Getsemani with a local guide. Learn about the area’s history through the graffiti art that is all around. Understand the meanings behind the images of wild animals, famous faces, and daily life. Follow your guide along colonial streets to the main sights of the neighborhood. You will visit  Centenario park, Holy Trinity Square, and Umbrella street. You’ll also spend some time at Las Tablitas, a store considered the oldest house in Getsameni. Get a taste of neighbourhood flavor as tourists and locals alike sip on cold drinks and play dominoes. Take plenty of photos of the mind-blowing local murals and depictions of lively urban culture. Taste a local snack and a different kind of ice cream before you visit the studios of local artists. Browse the artists’ galleries, watch a live painting show, or even try your hand at your own piece (for an...

    Robert Lopez was SUPERB!!!!!! I had a very great walking tour with him. He was knowledgeable, personable, and took amazi g photos of my friends and I! If I can give him 10 stars I would! He definitely comes highly recommended and I look forward to referring him in the future! The tour itself was amazing and I enjoyed the murals, graffiti and art behind Getsemani! Totally worth the time!

  • Cartagena: Private City Tour

    3. Cartagena: Private City Tour

    Make the most of this private tour to visit the principal sites of interest in the old city of Cartagena — all while traveling in comfort, on board a luxury air-conditioned vehicle. Starting in the downtown area, you will head to the Manga neighborhood, where you can appreciate the beautiful mansions built at the beginning if the 20th century. Continue on to the highest part of the city where there is a convent dating from the beginning of the 17th century. Visit the San Felipe de Barajas Fortress, considered the most important fortification in South America. From here, you will head to the walled city with a stop for some shopping. Following a little retail therapy, visit the different squares of the city and admire the old colonial houses. After a journey of historical discovery, fast forward to the present day and explore the modern part of Cartagena, including the Bohemian neighbor...

    This is the BEST way to see the amazing city of Cartagena. We can’t say enough about our wonderful guide, Sandy. He was endlessly knowledgeable - a history teacher who really knows his stuff. In addition, Sandy was incredibly thoughtful; making sure my 87 year old mother in law was comfortable. My family has been on many city tours while cruising and we all agreed this was one of our favorites. Skip the cruise tour and go here you won’t regret it.

  • Cartagena Instagram Tour: Scenic and Trendy Shots

    4. Cartagena Instagram Tour: Scenic and Trendy Shots

    Boost your Instagram feed by learning how to take stunning photographs with your mobile phone. Enjoy walking through the colorful Getsemani neighborhood and improve your photographic creativity skills. Learn about presets, filters, poses and composition with your professional photographer, who will guide you to the best places in Getsemani, where almost every little corner is a potential jaw-dropping picture spot. If you have no experience or if you are already a photography expert you will leave this place with beautiful memories and a feed full of amazing pictures. Bring your charged smartphone and some extra cash in case you want photos with the traditional local ladies in colorful dresses known as “Palenqueras.”

  • Cartagena: Private Rum Tasting

    5. Cartagena: Private Rum Tasting

    Discover the history behind the drink that represents the Caribbean. Walk through the streets of Getsemani, see iconic places and learn how rum is connected to the daily life of the people of Cartagena. Meet with one of the most knowledgeable rum people in town in one of the small houses in Getsemaní. Learn how to differentiate the rums and recognize their differences, as you share your best memories downed with rum. After having a little introduction and tasting some rums, go out and see what the drink looks like in the daily life of the locals by visiting local stores and bars.

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What people are saying about Getsemani

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 53 reviews

Robert Lopez was SUPERB!!!!!! I had a very great walking tour with him. He was knowledgeable, personable, and took amazi g photos of my friends and I! If I can give him 10 stars I would! He definitely comes highly recommended and I look forward to referring him in the future! The tour itself was amazing and I enjoyed the murals, graffiti and art behind Getsemani! Totally worth the time!

Excellent assistance in Mr. Duran's tour guide. An expert on the place, his stories and anecdotes. Very entertaining and complete the ride. Really enjoyed it.

We had a great tour with Sr. Duran. He is an experienced guide and very knowledgeable about Cartagena and its history. I would highly recommend him!

I booked this trip so that we can learn about the history of Getsemani. My family and I love the tour.

Great walk around the city to learn more about its history. Guide was so friendly and patient.