Antigua Guatemala: Stopover Tour

Antigua Guatemala: Stopover Tour

From US$ 75 per person

Departing from Guatemala City, explore the fascinating city of La Antigua and learn about its history during colonial times. An expert guide will share the many wonders of this fabulous city with you.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the colonial city of La Antigua, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Enjoy the colonial architecture of La Antigua Guatemala
  • Appreciate the wonderful landscape of La Antigua Guatemala and the stunning Agua Volcano
Full description
Antigua Guatemala is a town where time stands still. Once the third largest city in all of Spanish Colonial America and for 200 years the capital of Guatemala, today it is a peaceful, beautiful and partially restored, colonial city. Cobblestone streets wind through the city of majestic churches and monasteries. Your tour will begin with pick-up at the Guatemala City airport, before you are transferred to Antigua, Guatemala to begin your walking tour. You will start the tour visiting the church of La Merced of Guatemalan. This ultra-baroque style church features on its upper facade, a sculpture of San Pedro Nolasco, founder of the Mercedarian Order. Continue to see the Arch of Santa Catalina, built to connect the nuns between cloisters. This was designed so that they could avoid being seen due to the votes that the religious Order took. Central Park is located at the heart of the city, surrounded by the traditional grid pattern frequently utilized in Spanish urban planning of the colonies. The park is surrounded by the Palace of the Generals Captain, the City Hall, the church of San José (formerly the Cathedral of Guatemala), the Archbishop’s Palace, and the Portal of Commerce (or the Bakers’ Portal). Here, visitors will also find the beautiful Mermaid´s Fountain. The Count of Gomera fountain was built in remembrance of a popular legend, which tells the story of a King whose daughters gave birth but did not want to nurse their children. Learn about this famous story as you immerse yourself in the legendary colonial city. You'll also visit the La Unión tank, which is one of the most representative laundries in this city (only the big houses had their own washing facilities). At the end of the tour, you’ll be transferred back to Guatemala City airport.
Includes
  • Transfers to and from La Aurora Airport, Guatemala City
  • Bilingual Guide (English and Spanish)
  • Food and Beverages
  • Optional Tips
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • Minimum of 2 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.
  • Tours include a bilingual guide (English and Spanish)
  • It is recommended that you bring walking shoes, hat, sunglasses, and a camera.
  • Please contact local provider if you need a guide in any other language. French, German and Italian-speaking guides are available, subject to additional costs and guide availability.
  • For groups of 10 persons or more, please contact the local provider to arrange
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Product ID: 183020