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Antigua Guatemala & Guatemala City Tour

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

Explore the old and new capitals of Guatemala on this full-day sightseeing adventure that combines both vehicle and walking tours of Guatemala City and Antigua. You’ll see major highlights like the Civic Center, Metropolitan Cathedral and the Central Market in Guatemala City, before heading to the World-Heritage listed city of Antigua. Wander the historic streets of this picturesque colonial town and stop at La Merced Church, Central Park and other highlights before enjoying a traditional lunch.
  • Full-day sightseeing tour of Guatemala City and Antigua
  • Discover Guatemala City’s top attractions on a driving tour with a local guide
  • See the Civic Center, National Palace of Culture, Metropolitan Cathedral and Central Market
  • Admire urban art by artists Dagoberto Vásquez and Carlos Mérida
  • Take a walking tour of Antigua, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Visit La Merced Church, San José Cathedral, Central Park and Santa Catalina Arch
  • Enjoy a Guatemalan lunch at a local restaurant
Kick off your full-day Guatemala City and Antigua sightseeing tour with hotel pick up. Head with your expert guide to Avenue of the Americas—named in 1948—where you’ll venture to the Civic Center. Notice the impressive buildings surrounding this popular destination, which date back to the 1950s and 60s. You’ll wander past City Hall, the National Mortgage Bank and the Supreme Court, as well as other municipal structures.

Your guide will show you murals by artist Dagoberto Vasquez and explain the scenes straight out of Guatemalan history that are showcased in his work. You’ll also see impressive and colorful mosaic work by Carlos Merida.

From the Civic Center you will head to Constitution Plaza (Plaza de la Constitucion). Your guide will point out the famous structures that surround you, like the National Palace of Culture, the National Library and the Metropolitan Cathedral.

Once you’ve taken in the beauty and history of Guatemala City, follow your guide through the stalls of the city’s Central Market. You’ll see handicrafts, colorful textiles, leather goods and jewelry that make great gifts and keepsakes to remember this incredible day.

Savor a traditional lunch with your guide and fellow travelers at a local restaurant before heading to Antigua—about 45 minutes west of the capital—in air-conditioned comfort. This stunning city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site recognized for its Spanish colonial style and charm.

Your guide will lead you on a walking tour of the old city’s cobble stone streets, past key sites like Central Park, the Palace of the Captain Generals, City Hall and the Archbishop’s Palace. Wander past the iconic Sirens’ Fountain, which was built in the 1930s before making your way to the whitewashed halls of San Jose Cathedral. The Baroque architecture of this iconic church proves a highlight of this memorable tour. Your guide will share insight and information about the underground passageways that cloistered nuns once used to cross the street while you take in the building’s beauty.

Before returning to Guatemala City and your hotel, make a final stop at La Merced Church where you’ll marvel at Antigua’s largest fountain and savor your last bit of colonial beauty.
Itinerary
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Gray Line Guatemala
You will be picked up at your hotel (selected hotels) in Guatemala City and transfer to our meeting point in Antigua Guatemala to meet our local guide to begin your soft walking of approximately 3 hours below a brief summary of what to expect on your way.
Stop At:  
Iglesia de La Merced
La Merced Church of Guatemalan Ultrabaroque style, this temple has two bell towers. On the facade of the church, in its upper part is a sculpture of San Pedro Nolasco, founder of the Mercedarian Order.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Arco de Santa Catalina
Santa Catalina Arch, built to connect the nuns between cloisters to avoid being seen due to the votes that the religious who belonged to that Order took, After the earthquakes of 1773, the arch became important due to the arrangements that were made. These arrangements included the construction of a turret and the inclusion of a Lamy Amp Lacroix watch of French origin.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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The Plaza Central Park
Central Park surrounded by the traditional grid pattern used frequently in urban planning in the Spanish colonies. The park is surrounded by the Palace of the General Captains, the Town Hall, the Cathedral of San Jose and the Trade Portal. Here in the park, we will also find the Las Sirenas fountain. This fountain has a traditional oral where the Count of La Gomera ordered to build the fountain in memory of his daughters, who in giving birth did not want to breastfeed their children for what the count ordered To tie his daughters to a trunk in the center of a waterhole, where they died of thirst and hunger.
Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Tanque de la Union
Continue our way we will visit the La Unión tank, which is one of the most representative laundries in this city, only the big houses had a place where they could be washed. For this reason, most of the inhabitants - housewives - went to public laundries. This was inaugurated on February 3, 1853.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Jade Maya - The Original Jade factory and Museum
Jade Factory and Museum The jade is cut and polished in the factory by local Guatemalan workers who follow the carving traditions of their ancestors, Ancient civilizations appreciated the jadeite jade stones as ornaments, tools, and burial artifacts.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Mercado de Artesanias El Carmen
El Carmen Ruins, The facade of the church was built with stucco-covered bricks, it had two levels with 24 columns in total, distributed in two towers of 6 columns each, this detail makes the temple still unique today. To one side of these ruins is the El Carmen Craft Market.where you can find a lot of Guatemalan souvenirs.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Guatemala City
You'll be transfer from Antigua Guatemala to Guatemala City
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Restaurante El Adobe
Time for lunch (Not Included, it is optional for an extra price) we will make a stop to taste the Guatemalan gastronomy and how to make tortillas.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Plaza Berlin
Continue to Berlin Plaza panoramic view of part of the city and the landscape of the Pacaya volcano.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Avenida Las Americas
Transfer to Guatemala City to start our sightseeing tour through the city. First we will visit Las Americas avenue that is a road in its central garden has several Plazas and monuments in honor of the countries of the American continent.
Duration: 25 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Avenida La Reforma
La Reforma was built inspired by the avenues of France for this reason various statues carved in stone, bronze and marble were brought from Italy.
Duration: 25 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Centro Civico
The Civic Center of the City, we will see a set of buildings constructed between the 50’s and 60’s: The Supreme Court of Justice, the Ministry of Public Finance, City Hall, the Social Security, the Bank of Guatemala, the National Mortgage Bank, and the Guatemalan Tourism Commission.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Iglesia Yurrita
Yurrita Church It is a private chapel of mixed Baroque style, with Romanesque and Byzantine elements. The church was built as a votive offering by Felipe Yurrita, a native of Arevalo, Castilla, Spain, to the Virgin of Our Lady of Sorrows, patron of that town, for favors received, in particular to have saved her life during the eruption of the volcano Santa Maria.
Duration: 25 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Paseo de la Sexta
The Paseo de la Sexta Avenida, was born due to the transfer of the city after the earthquakes of Santa Marta in 1773.The Sixth Avenue was one of the most important streets in the city, where the best fashion stores were found of the city, the most prestigious commercials as well as the first movie theaters.
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Teatro Lux
The Lux Theater was one of the most important and emblematic stages in Guatemala between the years 1935 and 1960.The Theater was converted into a cinema in the 1980s due to the decline in interest in the theater. More recently, it was transformed into the new headquarters of the Cultural Center of Spain after an architectural remodel.
Stop At:  
Plaza Mayor de la Constitucion
Arrive at the Major Plaza of the Constitution. This Plaza is the heart of the Historic Center of the city. It is surrounded by important monuments such as the National, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Portal of Commerce and Centenarian Park.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Mercado Central
Finally, we will visit the Central Market, which is located behind the Metropolitan Cathedral, in the basement of the Tabernacle Plaza. It is divided by different sectors of products, where you will find from spices to beautiful memories of jade made in Guatemala.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Iglesia Santo domingo
The ancient church of Santo Domingo of Guatemala City , Basilica of Nuestra Señora del Rosario - is a Catholic temple in a neoclassical seismic style that is located in the Historic Center of the Guatemala City. In the Basilica of Nuestra Señora del Rosario, the main devotion is Virgen del Rosario, queen of Guatemala City against earthquakes
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Gray Line Guatemala
At the the end of the tour you’ll be transferred back by our driver.
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Antigua Guatemala & Guatemala City Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Antigua Guatemala & Guatemala City Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Antigua Guatemala & Guatemala City Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
See all safety measures taken by Antigua Guatemala & Guatemala City Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Antigua Guatemala & Guatemala City Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Antigua Guatemala & Guatemala City Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Antigua Guatemala & Guatemala City Tour?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Antigua Guatemala & Guatemala City Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Antigua Guatemala & Guatemala City Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Antigua Guatemala & Guatemala City Tour.

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  • "The city is of some interest, but several sights are scattered throughout its territory, so it is better to use the services of a guide or an accompanying person." See review

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Very Chill Experience
badguh_brebre
, Nov. 2019
Loved Antigua...Juan Pablo had a host of information! Wish we would of been able to walk a bit more in Guatemala City
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Very good combination of two tors in...
avksentievv
, Mar. 2018
Very good combination of two tors in one. Antigua is simply fascinating. Do not neglect getting acquainted with the capital of the country Guatemala City. The city is of some interest, but several sights are scattered throughout its territory, so it is better to use the services of a guide or an accompanying person. Two or three hours are enough to get acquainted with the capital.
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Our guide was very pleasant and gave...
Wendy T
, Oct. 2017
Our guide was very pleasant and gave us lots of info. We enjoyed visited both Antigua and the City. On the confirmation, we were asked to reconfirmed by phone, but the two contact phone numbers were wrong, one is wrong number and the other is not operated.
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This tour was absolutely amazing...
KIARA.BENT
, Jun. 2017
This tour was absolutely amazing! Juan Pablo was our tour guide and Juan was our driver. Juan Pablo was very informative and made the trip feel very safe. Juan has to be the best driver in Guatemala. lol Super happy we booked this trip!
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What a fantastic tour, really opened...
King Charles B
, Jun. 2017
What a fantastic tour, really opened our eyes to the beauty of Guatemala City and Antigua.
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First I want to start off saying...
dudleym
, Jan. 2017
First I want to start off saying that our tour guide Juan Pablo, and driver Juan were excellent! They were the ones that really made the tour worth it. Juan picked us up from the hotel 10 minutes early and was a safe and skilled driver. We took this tour on our first day during our trip to Guatemala, although the other two couples were on the last day of their trip. In total our tour group had 7 people. I must say that Juan Pablo was one of the best tour guides I have ever had. Not only was he friendly and knowledgable, but he was also extremely accommodating and gracious, especially towards my elderly mother. He even picked up her ring which had to be sized at the jade factory during our lunch! Antigua itself was beautiful and Guatemala City was bustling just like any other city. Would definitely recommend as an introduction to Guatemala!
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Great taste of Guatemala for a short...
Elizabeth K
, Oct. 2015
Great taste of Guatemala for a short stay. I was the only participant, so it was a private tour! Jose was great with excellent information about Antigua, Guatemala City, and Guatemala as a whole. Highly recommend this tour as a starting point if it is your first time to Guatemala or you are only here for a short business trip.

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