Antigua Guatemala & Guatemala City Tour

Explore Guatemala’s top two cities — Guatemala City and Antigua — in one full day of sightseeing that combines a vehicle tour and a walking tour. In the capital city, see major attractions like the Civic Center, Constitution Plaza, Metropolitan Cathedral and the Central Market. Then take a walking tour of the World Heritage-listed old city of Antigua to see its top landmarks, including Santa Catalina Arch, Central Park and La Merced Church.

per adult from

$81

AUD

Duration

10 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off at select hotels
    • Professional guide
    • Transportation
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Gray Line Guatemala, Guatemala City 0011 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, 5a Avenida Norte y 1a Calle Poniente Centro Histórico, Antigua 03001 Guatemala

    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

    Stop At: Arco de Santa Catalina, Avenida Norte 5a Calle del Arco - Centro Histórico, Antigua 03001 Guatemala

    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

    Stop At: The Plaza Central Park, Plaza Mayor City Center, Antigua 03001 Guatemala

    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

    Stop At: Tanque de la Union, Calle oriente 6a Centro Histórico, Antigua 03001 Guatemala

    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

    Stop At: Jade Maya - The Original Jade factory and Museum, 4a. Calle Oriente No. 34, Antigua 03001 Guatemala

    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

    Stop At: Mercado de Artesanias El Carmen, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

    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

    Stop At: Guatemala City, Guatemala City, Guatemala Department

    You'll be transfer from Antigua Guatemala to Guatemala City

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Restaurante El Adobe, Guatemala City 01001, Guatemala

    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

    Stop At: Plaza Berlin, Avenida de las Americas Final Zona 13, Guatemala City Guatemala

    Continue to Berlin Plaza panoramic view of part of the city and the landscape of the Pacaya volcano.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Avenida Las Americas, Cdad. de Guatemala, Guatemala

    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

    Stop At: Avenida La Reforma, 1 Calle a 20 Calle de las Zonas 9 y 10 Zonas 9 y 10, Guatemala City 01010 Guatemala

    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

    Stop At: Centro Civico, Centro Cívico, Cdad. de Guatemala, Guatemala

    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

    Stop At: Iglesia Yurrita, 8-52, Ruta 6, Guatemala City 01004 Guatemala

    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

    Pass By: Paseo de la Sexta, Guatemala City Guatemala

    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.

    Pass By: Teatro Lux, 11 Calle, Cdad. de Guatemala, Guatemala

    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, Entre 6a Avenida y 6a Calle Zona 1, Guatemala City 01001 Guatemala

    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

    Stop At: Mercado Central, 8 Calle and 8 Ave., Guatemala City 01001 Guatemala

    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

    Stop At: Iglesia Santo domingo, 12 Avenida 10-09 Zone 1, Guatemala City Guatemala

    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

    Pass By: Gray Line Guatemala, Guatemala City 0011 Guatemala

    At the the end of the tour you’ll be transferred back by our driver.

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • 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.
    • Passport name, number, expiry and country are required at time of booking for all participants.
    • It is recommended that you wear comfortable walking shoes and bring sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses
    • 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.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • To find pictures of our experiences, search us on Instagram as @graylineguatemalatours
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 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
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Gray Line Guatemala

Activity ID: V-3022GUATEANTI

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