Medieval Cartagena by Horse & Carriage


Approximately 3 hours
Moderate Activity 
$$

Transfer by coach to Plaza Santa Teresa, where a horse and carriage stand ready to transport you around Cartagena’s beautiful Old Town -- a voyage back in time to the days of the conquistadors.

Ride along the inviting, narrow cobblestone streets and through squares inside the walled city, admiring the flower-filled balconies that glow in the light spilling from colonial mansions.

Stop for 10 minutes to photograph the Fort of San Felipe de Barajas, a 17th-century construction acknowledged to be the most important work of Spanish Military engineering in Latin America. Surrender to the majesty of this historic city, where age-old squares are surrounded by towering colonial, Republican and Spanish-style buildings -- it’s easy to picture life 200 years ago in this wealthy, cosmopolitan port.

Visit the former city dungeons at Las Bovedas, which have also been used as military barracks, a munitions depot and a jail, but today local artisans display their work there. You’ll have between 15 to 20 minutes for shopping before returning to the ship.

Notes:

Guests who wish to stay in town to shop or explore independently are welcome to do so, but must make their own way back to the ship.

Notes:

This excursion is led in English