Mediterranean culinary specialties & sightseing. Option: city walk plus maybe excursion to Cabo de Palos fishing village
Be the first to see & feel the 30 year ago just discovered the Spanish ancient capital of the ROMAN EMPIRE. As well as outgoing ones: we will see how the archeologist are still working on more.
This Spanish cultural hot spot elegantly blends its Art Nouveau architecture with ancient heritage and a key naval port… The Cartagena city harbour has been a prized city since the Carthaginian times until even during the 18th century when it was made the capital of Spanish Navy's Maritime Department. Today, it still maintains the flavor of an Empire.
We will be around all this majesty and will find spots to feel the Mediterranean flavor itself when stopping for its culinary specialties as well. . Immediately you will feel surrounded by the majesty of Phoenician, Carthaginian, Roman and Moorish heritage.
If you chose (extra fees) the extended excursion to Palos Cape ( 30' drive), depending on your timing and preferences, you will feel Mediterranean essence of a unique charming fishing village natural preservation.
We could do 2 or 3 sites.
Depending on timing and desires we will design your tour on this itinerary.
Option 1 (shore no much walking)
Some sites to chose from:
- (This is a less accessible site to scoters although is still is possible)
Walking to Panoramic elevator that take us to the Castillo de los Patos: Enjoying the views of the CIty, Roman ruins and a Interpretation Center of the City & all Cultures mixed that 3000 years of this town History (60 'or less)
- Coming down to spectacular ROMAN FORUM
- And if we stroll around the city there is Modernism buildings jewels to enjoy. My speciality is to stop for tapas for lunch, or also.
- Visit to majestic ROMAN THEATER
Depending on car/vannette ( extra) Also we could drive to a nearby fishing town for a walk or to eat lunch or Cala Cortina views of the city-
Option 2: You need extra time: (more walking and more time needed). So it needs organization.
- And to an Underwater Arqueological Museum ( ) Takes 45 '-60
- Any other interest
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Hotel, Cruise..
End location: Same place
Duration: 5 hours
Timing is flexible, depending on your cruise schedule and your likings. It could take from 4-7 hours..
Not necessary to rent for a walking IN CITY tour DUE TO CHARACTERISTCS OF THE HARBOUR.
- Shore WALKING pick UP.
- CARTAGENA HARBOUR CHARACTERISTICS make perfect to be picked up walking and be in 5-10 minutes walk ( or scooter) to the Roman Theater and city center, where we can visit around the streets and Modernist buildings, and also get to the Roman Forum-
- Ticket to 2 museums.
As we talked:
The itinerary covers also the Cabo de Palos excursion.
The walking in Cartagena can take us 3-5 hours. We can visit two sites who deserve a "compulsory" visit because it is beautiful. And then decide if we like to see 1-2 more or get ready to drive to Cabo de Palos- I am pretty flexible, and the city also gives you the opportunity to be flexible, and decide as we go. (Unless you like to have all decided and determine exactly the time we like to be in each site)
The drive to Cabo de Palos is around 30-40 minutes. So, we we are ready to go to Cabo de Palos we need to make sure we have time to have a relax nice lunch, and come back by 17 or 17:30 as you decide.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
15 euros - Luch or appetizers are up to you. As well as a 2 eur cofee or beer, or a tapa 2 euros. Or lunch form 10 to 40 euros..
- Car and gas 50 €
- I could provide an Audi 4 or rent a service.
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Carolina was very knowledgeable. We had a great walking tour of the city. Carolina made sure our tour was very personable and not generic. She made sure everything was fully explained. Our family would highly recommend Carolina.