UNESCO JEWELS: Antigua Half Day Tour From Guatemala City - Antigua Guatemala

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Depart from Guatemala city to explore the fascinating city of Antigua guatemala, declared World Heritage Site for its historical value, wonderful architecture and colorful landscapes, learning about history and culture. You will visit some buildings with unique architecture style of the once consdered the third most important Spanish colony in the Americas.

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Itinerary
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Pass By: Gray line guatemala, Guatemala city, Guatemala Department

You will be picked up at your hotel in Guatemala city and transfer to Antigua guatemala to meet our local guide and start our tour full of history and many curious facts about this city stopped in time.
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.

Stop At: Iglesia de La Merced, Antigua, Sacatepequez Department

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..

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Arco de Santa Catalina, Antigua, Sacatepequez Department

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.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: The Plaza Central Park, Antigua, Sacatepequez Department

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.


Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes

Stop At: Tanque de la Union, Antigua, Sacatepequez Department

Continuing our way, we will visit the La Unin 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.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Gray line guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala Department

At the end of the tour youll be transferred back to your hotel in Guatemala City.

Inclusions

Driver/guide

Professional guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

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.

Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults

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.

It is recommended that you bring walking shoes, hat, sunglasses, and a camera.

To find pictures of our experiences, search us on Instagram as @graylinetoursgt

Most travelers can participate

If you are lodging in Zone 1, our only pick-up point is at the Hotel Panamerican.

If you are lodging in an airbnb please move to the nearest hotel lobby and please let us know of its name.

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Traveler Reviews

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  • 22-Apr-2022

    This tour was lovely, and allowed me to visit all of the historic sites and structures that I wanted to see in Antigua. Adolfo, the guide, and Roberto, the driver, were very kind. Adolfo really knows his subject matter and enthusiastically and skillfully curated my personal, solo tour. If you are visiting during the wet season (when mornings tend to be sunny, with cloudier middays and afternoons) I would encourage the tour to begin at the El Arco de Santa Catalina and Plaza Mayor for optimal photography lighting. The museums can come later in the day when cloudier skies matter less. Communication on the TripAdvisor messenger left a bit to be desired, but the pickup eventually took place. If you take the tour, be sure to call or e-mail the company with the provided address, as TripAdvisor messages were not answered.

  • 02-Apr-2022

    The most memorable part of this tour was my amazing tour guide Adolfo, it felt like I was exploring the city with a friend! The sites he took me too were breathtaking and his knowledge of the history and culture of the city was extraordinary, I’m so thankful I had the opportunity to do this tour. As a female travelling solo, safety is the most important thing for me and I was picked up and dropped of at my hostel in a private, air conditioned van, Adolfo never left my side apart from when I took a wonder round the market to buy some souvenirs! Would highly recommend!

  • 12-Feb-2020

    Esta bien tomar al menos el viaje de 1/2 por Antigua. sales 8 am de tu hotel y te llevan hacia una ciudad detenida en el tiempo pero con una movilidad impresionante. Vale la pena.

  • 15-Apr-2018

    Great walking tour and I got a chance to have a beer with and talk to an American expatriate... maybe a retirement possibility in Antigua!

  • 15-Apr-2018

    Great walking tour and I got a chance to have a beer with and talk to an American expatriate... maybe a retirement possibility in Antigua!

  • 04-Apr-2018

    I loved this tour! Got my first Jade and had an amazing time with the Tour guide.

  • 03-Apr-2018

    I loved this tour! Got my first Jade and had an amazing time with the Tour guide.

  • 26-Jan-2018

    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.

  • 26-Jan-2018

    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.

  • 03-Jan-2017

    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

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