Shore Excursion: Cartagena Half-Day Private Tour

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Duration: 4 hours

Departs: madrid, spain

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


Discover the Roman past of the important Mediterranean city of Cartagena in this Shore Excursion: Cartagena Half-Day Private Tour. To enjoy some anoraice views, we will take hte panoraic elevator/lift to the Concpetion Caslte explanade (exterior). stop to take some panoramic pictures from the Conception Castle (outside visit).

What's Included


Hotel/port pickup and drop-off

Live commentary on board

Local guide

Professional guide

Transport by private car or mini-van up to 6 people (driver and guide will be the same person)

What's Not Included

Entraces fee to panoramic elevator/lift +3€ per person

Entrance fees: Punic Wall €5 per person

Food and drinks

Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 99

Additional Info

  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • This is a private tour to Cartagena with transport up to 6 people + driver/guide will be the same person
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • This is a private tour to Cartagena with transport up to 6 people + driver/guide will be the same person

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Punic Wall
It is an archaeological site from the 3rd century BC. C. located in the city of Cartagena (Spain)

One of the few remains of Punic defensive constructions that have reached the present in Spain

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Castillo de la Concepcion
From the Castle explanade we will enjoy panoramic views over the Rman Amphitheatre and theatre, also we will enjoy the Royal Harbour.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Calle Mayor
Imposing pedestrian street very close to the Cartagena´s port where to enjoy amaing buildings from the XXth Century and go for shopping!

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Museo Naval
Enjoy a view from the windows about Isaac Peral Submarine: a prototype submarine with electric propulsion made by the Spanish Navy according to a project by Isaac Peral. It was the first military submarine in history.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Plaza Heroes de Cavite
sculptural group commemorating the Spaniards who died in the Spanish-American War

• Admission Ticket Free


Wonderful day with Ana.
Shawnino, 25-12-2019
The meeting place was easy to find and Ana was a few minutes early. She whisked us away in her comfortable minivan for a day comparing and contrasting Cartagena and Murcia.Ana is warm and knowledgeable and packed a lot into our day. Best might have been the interpretive centre for the ruins of Cartagena and the walk through the pedestrian part of Murcia.

Ana's English is clean and rich; she lived awhile in York in the UK.

I was in a wheelchair rehabbing a broken leg, and it was obvious that Ana knew how to adapt the tour for people with mobility issues. She made sure the places she chose wer accessible and it was one of our best shore excursions on the whole cruise. Highly recommended.
Knowledgeable and engaging tour
NuritK3, 26-05-2018
Ana, Jorge's sister and partner in Quality Guided Tours, is a history buff of Cartagena, which was fascinating. She was easy to talk to, open about life in Cartagena, economy and politics. We popped into a coffee shop that was closed but she knew the owner and convinced him to open his shop because she wanted to introduce us to the local coffee drink, Asatico. Yummy!
Great overview of the city and at your own pace
Franco M, 26-05-2018
Alyssa was a fantastic tour guide hired by Quality Tours,a class outfit run by 2 professional guides (brother & sister). She was sensitive to my wife slower mobility and we never felt rushed. We saw all there was to see including the impressive museum of Punic and Roman artifact\ts including the original city wall. We ended with a special coffee and had time to shop on the way back to the ship. Highly recommended.
The tappas made from fresh ingredients in the kitchen! Oh my!!
T R, 05-05-2018
I will always remember the sights and tastes of Cartegena because of Jordi Linares. I cannot recommend him enough. MARKETING Jordi! MARKETING! Everyone should know about this delightful city with its incredible history. Muchas Gracias, Jordi. Eress el mejor.
Our private guide Ana gave us a...
ROLAND T, 25-05-2016

Our private guide Ana gave us a personalized, air conditioned car and walking leisurely but jam packed and informed tour of Cartegna. She was sensitive to the slower pace of a hip and knee challenged tourist like me but never made me feel awkward.

Cartegena is rich in history and recently discovered Roman ruins. We explored excavation sites that included part of a 2 story 30 foot tall and 15 foot wide Phoenician wall that housed horses and soldiers within its walls, a Roman forum with thermal baths, a huge Roman theatre as well as a Roman coliseum that now hosts bull fights. The amazing thing is that many of these ancient treasures weren't discovered until the 1980's. They had been covered over and built upon, preserving many treasures that might otherwise have been plundered. Thee excellent new museums cover the Punic wall and Roman theatre and the Roman Baths. You can actually walk through different rooms within the forum complex which is an ongoing excavation site. We ended our explorations with a delicious tapas lunch in a youthful restaurant venue that dates to the 1600's. The owner played the fiddle slicing us delicious Parma ham... Like prosciutto but different.

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