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Cartagena (Colombia) Horse Carriage Tour Excursion Reviews

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Take a memorable carriage ride through old Cartagena to see the best of the historically rich city.

newmexicoNita

7 reviews

The tour was fun and the guide very knowledgable, but the tour was shorter than originally planned and the shops he took us to, we later learned were pretty much over priced.


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

8milfan

2 reviews

I enjoyed the carriage ride through the old town immensely but would have liked some time to explore the old town shops we drove by. Did not like the constant pressure of people shoving hats, t-shirts, table cloths, and jewelery in your face to buy. The trip also went to the fort for photos only, and to a dungeon that really was just another place to be pressured to buy souvenirs.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

BlueJai

2 reviews

The tour operator had a gentleman on board - William - who gave us a commentary while on the bus as to what we were seeing as we drove through town. He was very informative, and was open to answering questions. So, a bit of a drive through the city and we entered the old city for our carriage ride. There were 4 to each carriage and soon we were on our tour of the old city. It was an amazing way to see it. William stayed with the carriage ride, often moving up and down the line to explain things we were seeing. The ride through the town was awesome, it was a nice pace that allowed us to take in all the sights and the beauty of the buildings. Going up and down the streets and seeing the rennovated buildings and the older ones, churches, hotels etc was really beautiful. After the carriage ride, we stopped at a shopping area within the walled city for about 30 minutes. The buses were waiting for us in the shopping area so you can go back when you are ready. A nice touch is that they had cold water for us upon returning. The trip back was another tour outside of the walled city and again, William gave a great narrative. Once we got back to the port, some asked to get off at the terminal building and the driver stopped to let them off, and for the rest of us, we were taken right back to the ship. Awesome!

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

Vagabondvoyager

8 reviews

This was a nice relaxing tour.

Provider: Holland America Line

ercbman

1 review

Interesting bus and carriage tour of the old walled city. Enjoyed it overall. A bit too much waiting around once we got off the carriages and were supposed to get about 1/2 hour to look around but that didn't happen.

Provider: Princess Cruises

jam48

2 reviews

Relaxing and enjoyable. We loved the old city and may well return to Cartegena for a several day stay.

Provider: Silversea Cruises

LittleBlackDuck

1 review

This was very interesting, though I was disappointed with the standard of English of our driver. The combination of the carriage and the street surfaces made it difficult to take photos, though.

Provider: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

TwoLaners

1 review

Would recommend the Carriage Ride in the old city. The stop at the fort was a bust. Cartagena, Colombia (We would return to Cartagena for a Vacation).

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

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