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UNESCO JEWEL Antigua Guatemala Half Day Tour

by Gray Line Guatemala
per adult Price is $38
Duration: 5h Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

  • Guided tour of Antigua Guatemala—UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • Enjoy the colonial architecture of La Antigua Guatemala

  • Walk through the cobblestone streets of Antigua Guatemala

  • Town scenery with 3 volcanoes dominating the horizon

  • Visit to Fountain of Sirens, built by the Count of Gomera

Highlights

  • Guided tour of Antigua Guatemala—UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • Enjoy the colonial architecture of La Antigua Guatemala

  • Walk through the cobblestone streets of Antigua Guatemala

  • Town scenery with 3 volcanoes dominating the horizon

  • Visit to Fountain of Sirens, built by the Count of Gomera

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8:00 AM, Tour in English

Duration 5h

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is $38, taxes included

No booking or credit card fees

UNESCO JEWEL Antigua Guatemala Half Day Tour

Activity Location

Antigua Guatemala

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup (most of Guatemala City Hotels)

    Guatemala City


Description

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Antigua Guatemala

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your Guatemala City hotel

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Meals and beverages

  • Optional gratuities


Know Before You Book

  • You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • 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

  • 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.Tours include bilingual guide (English and Spanish)

  • 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.


UNESCO JEWEL Antigua Guatemala Half Day Tour ratings based on 2 Verified Reviews

4.7 out of 5

5/5 25 Apr 2018

Amazing!! Our tour guide Juan was SO helpful, smart and informed on all the sights, details, history and scenes of the location. We just ended up with 2 of us on tour which was fine, loved seeing Antigua, just enough for a great overview and time to see the sights; Plus Juan helped me to purchase special candies at the shop to bring back to my family! Would HIGHLY recommend him and the tour!

5/5 1 Apr 2018

THe tour Ian highly recomendable for anyone who wants to enjoy the beatiful city of Antigua. Jairo was very knowledgeable about all areas in Antigua and very professional. From the moment that they picked us up from the hotel to the last minute he made sure we had a wonderful expwri nice. Antigua is a beatiful City that you must see