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Antigua: Private Full-Day Colonial City Tour

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Visit the most enchanting colonial city in Guatemala, Antigua Guatemala, with a private guide. Walk on the original preserved cobblestone streets as you admire the city's colonial architecture and witness the Mayan peoples' art of living.
About this activity
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Duration: 11 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

Hotel pickup is available from Zones 9, 10, 11, 13, and 15 in Guatemala City. Your guide will pick you up from the lobby of your hotel with a sign bearing your name.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the city that was once the capital of Central America
  • Discover a mix of cultures: native, colonial, and modern
  • Walk on the cobblestone streets as you pass by colonial buildings
  • Visit architectural ruins, markets, and local factories
Full description
Spend a full day exploring the small but charming UNESCO-listed city of Antigua Guatemala with a private guide just for your group.  

After pickup at around 8:00 AM at your centrally located hotel in Guatemala City, take a 2-hour journey to the city of Antigua Guatemala. Start your morning by visiting the colorful Central Park, the main plaza of the city. From there, explore the remains of the Antigua Guatemala Cathedral, a Roman Catholic church originally built around 1541. Take some time to wander the cobblestone streets, passing by beautiful Spanish Baroque-inspired architecture and charming storefronts until you reach the famous “Calle del Arco”, the perfect spot to take some colonial pictures.  

Then, the tour breaks for lunch, giving you the chance to try one of Antigua’s wide variety of international and local restaurants.  

In the afternoon, you’ll visit a jade factory and storefront, a chocolate factory and storefront, as well as the House of Rum. Finish off your day by exploring the handicraft market, where you can appreciate some traditional national products and pick up some souvenirs. Finally, you’ll be taken back to Guatemala City at approximately 4:00 PM.
Includes
  • Round trip private transportation in air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Guatemala City
  • Certified bilingual guide
  • Entrances to mentioned sites
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Insect repellent
Know before you go
• Children 0-17 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
• This tour includes transportation by bus, but some of it is by foot.

From US$ 175 per person

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