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  1. Thanks very much for all the advice, from your experiences it makes the difference between the two tours much clearer. I have booked for our party and we are on the "Dora 1" tour so hopefully will get the lady herself!!
  2. The description is as in the original post, only difference seems to be the church up the hill??
  3. (posted on excursion thread initially) We're in the early stage of planning excursions for our March 2020 cruise on Reflection. We have cruised before and have always found booking independently of Celebrity to be much better value. However we have been quoted $70pp for a four hour tour with Dora (approx £57 gbp) whilst a very similar tour on Celebrity cruise planner is only £37pp. We know Dora will be max 16 people but is this really worth the extra money. This is the description of the two tours and we'd appreciate any thoughts you may have. CITY TOUR-DORA We begin our tour in Manga where we will see great mansions built at the beginning of the XX Century. We visit the main monuments of the city. We start at the hill of La Popa from where, besides visiting the monastery and the chapel, we will be able to admire a fantastic view of the city. Following we head towards the San Felipe de Barajas Fort, the most important fort built in the whole American continent.Photo Stop. Next we walk and drive around the walled area - old city admiring houses and plazas such as Plaza de Santa Teresa, Plaza de Bolivar, Plaza de la Aduana, Plaza de los Coches, full of history and legends. Photo stop at the Palace of the Inquisition. We do a stop at the Dungeons, which today are 23 handcraft shops. (option to walk the walls) We Visit a Church called San Pedro Claver Church. Time 4:00 hours Monument tickets included.. La Popa and San Pedro Claver Church, transportation, Tour guide, and port fee. Private TOUR 16 passengers maximum Transportation: air conditioned van. CELEBRITY Discover Cartagena’s fascinating history on this journey to several unique landmarks including, the fortress, Saint Peter Claver’s Sanctuary, and the Inquisition Palace. Your adventure begins with a visit to San Felipe Fortress, the largest example of Spanish military engineering in South America. Then, learn about the role the Holy Inquisition played in Cartagena’s past. The Inquisition Palace served as the headquarters of the Court of the Holy Inquisition. See examples of torture chambers and jails from this harrowing time period. Next, you’ll discover the heart of Cartagena’s old town. Stroll the narrow cobblestone streets and squares inside the beautiful walled city. Admire the majestic Saint Peter Claver’s Sanctuary. Cartagena is a city of transformation and renewal. Former dungeons and storage areas have been turned into a lively artisan center. Discover local handicrafts as you explore Las Bóvedas Artisan Center. Finally, see Cartagena’s modern side at Pierino Gallo Shopping Center. CA09
  4. We're in the early stage of planning excursions for our March 2020 cruise on Reflection. We have cruised before and have always found booking independently of Celebrity to be much better value. However we have been quoted $70pp for a four hour tour with Dora (approx £57 gbp) whilst a very similar tour on Celebrity cruise planner is only £37pp. We know Dora will be max 16 people but is this really worth the extra money. This is the description of the two tours and we'd appreciate any thoughts you may have. CITY TOUR-DORA We begin our tour in Manga where we will see great mansions built at the beginning of the XX Century. We visit the main monuments of the city. We start at the hill of La Popa from where, besides visiting the monastery and the chapel, we will be able to admire a fantastic view of the city. Following we head towards the San Felipe de Barajas Fort, the most important fort built in the whole American continent.Photo Stop. Next we walk and drive around the walled area - old city admiring houses and plazas such as Plaza de Santa Teresa, Plaza de Bolivar, Plaza de la Aduana, Plaza de los Coches, full of history and legends. Photo stop at the Palace of the Inquisition. We do a stop at the Dungeons, which today are 23 handcraft shops. (option to walk the walls) We Visit a Church called San Pedro Claver Church. Time 4:00 hours Monument tickets included.. La Popa and San Pedro Claver Church, transportation, Tour guide, and port fee. Private TOUR 16 passengers maximum Transportation: air conditioned van. CELEBRITY Discover Cartagena’s fascinating history on this journey to several unique landmarks including, the fortress, Saint Peter Claver’s Sanctuary, and the Inquisition Palace. Your adventure begins with a visit to San Felipe Fortress, the largest example of Spanish military engineering in South America. Then, learn about the role the Holy Inquisition played in Cartagena’s past. The Inquisition Palace served as the headquarters of the Court of the Holy Inquisition. See examples of torture chambers and jails from this harrowing time period. Next, you’ll discover the heart of Cartagena’s old town. Stroll the narrow cobblestone streets and squares inside the beautiful walled city. Admire the majestic Saint Peter Claver’s Sanctuary. Cartagena is a city of transformation and renewal. Former dungeons and storage areas have been turned into a lively artisan center. Discover local handicrafts as you explore Las Bóvedas Artisan Center. Finally, see Cartagena’s modern side at Pierino Gallo Shopping Center. CA09
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