Experience the Spanish-colonial charm of Antigua, a UNESCO World Heritage site, during this 5-hour morning tour from Guatemala City. This atmospheric city was the country’s capital for more than 200 years, creating a wealth of historic architecture and gorgeous scenery for you to discover during your walking tour. Tread on Antigua’s cobblestone streets as you explore sites like the Cathedral of Santiago, Central Park and Palace of the Captain Generals. Your Antigua visit also includes a guide and round-trip hotel transport.
Explore Antigua during a morning walking tour leaving from Guatemala City
Learn about the history of this centuries-old UNESCO World Heritage site and one-time capital of Guatemala
Traverse the city's cobblestone streets to visit its wealth of historic churches, squares and government buildings
Travel by foot, offering an intimate chance to explore the sights and sounds of this sensory-rich city
Great excursion for history and architecture lovers
You will be picked up at your hotel in Guatemala City by our driver and transfer to 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.
Antigua Guatemala, Once the third largest city in all of Spanish Colonial America and for 200 years the capital of Guatemala, it is today a peaceful, beautiful and partially restored colonial city. Cobblestone streets wind through the city of majestic churches and monasteries.
La Merced Church of Guatemalan Ultrabaroque style, is a temple of the Mercedarian Order, which was founded by San Pedro Nolasco, of whom there is a sculpture in the upper part of the facade of the church..
The Santa Catalina Arch was 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.
The Central Park was built based on the traditional patterns used in the urban planning of the Spanish colonies. The park is surrounded by buildings that are maintained over time, such as Palace of the General Captains, the Town Hall, the Cathedral of San Jose and the Trade Portal.
The central park was built based on the traditional patterns used in the urban planning of the Spanish colonies. The park in turn is surrounded by buildings that are maintained over time, such as
We also find in the center of the park, Las Sirenas fountain, that has a traditional oral that you will discover during the tour.
Continuing our way, we will visit the La Unión tank, which is one of the most representative laundries in this city, and has a historical value because only the big houses had a place where they could wash. For this reason, most of the inhabitants - housewives - went to public laundries.
Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
It is recommended that you bring walking shoes, hat, sunglasses, and a camera.
A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
Please contact us if you need a guide in any other language. French, German and Italian in private services, subject to additional costs and guide availability
Not wheelchair accessible
Infants must sit on laps
For groups of 10 persons or more, please contact Gray Line Guatemala to arrange.
Minimum of 2 passengers (adults) is required for the tour to run. If the minimum size is not reached, the tour is subject to cancellation and all tickets are refunded or rescheduled.
Most travelers can participate
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This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
The guide, Juan Pablo, had been my guide for a Guatemala City tour. His English is excellent, he speaks quickly and he volunteers tons of information. Some guides volunteer less and wait for you to ask questions.
I did a 2nd tour to Antigua 2 days later with a different tour company arranged through our hotel and took my husband. That tour took us to a different Jade Museumthere's more than onejust FYI. The handicraft market is indoors. Some vendors speak English quite well. They may not negotiate down as much as at other markets i.e. Guate or Chichicastenango but the experience was pleasant. On Sunday there were more vendors at the market with their wares on blankets outside.
Very disorganized, when the bus arrived to my hotel the tour guide has a different name on the ticket so I was at the lobby waiting to be picked up but they were asking for a different person. Thanks God I had all the information handy so we could check and surprise they were looking a different customer but it was me and my family.
During the tour the guide left us at the jade market alone so at the end nobody in the group knew what to do
It was good but not great