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Past and Present Guatemala

by Gray Line Guatemala
per traveler Price is $65
Pricing based on group of 2 travelers
5 of 5
Duration: {0} Duration: 10h Free Cancellation Free Cancellation No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

Guided tour of the sprawling capital, Guatemala City

Cobblestone streets of the UNESCO-listed Antigua Guatemala

Enjoy the colonial architecture of La Antigua Guatemala

Admire the beautiful landscape of a modern and colonial city

Enjoy the charm of the modern city of Guatemala, full of his

Highlights

Guided tour of the sprawling capital, Guatemala City

Cobblestone streets of the UNESCO-listed Antigua Guatemala

Enjoy the colonial architecture of La Antigua Guatemala

Admire the beautiful landscape of a modern and colonial city

Enjoy the charm of the modern city of Guatemala, full of his

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8:00 AM, Tour in English

Duration 10h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per traveler
$65

Total price is $130, taxes included

It only takes 2 minutes

Past and Present Guatemala

Activity Location

Multiple Locations Visited

Antigua

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    Guatemala City


Description

See 2 different sides of Guatemala in 1 day by touring its capital city and the idyllic, colonial town of Antigua. On this guided full-day tour, discover the country's diverse history, culture, architecture, and day to day modern life.

You’ll be pick up at your hotel in Guatemala City. Upon your arrival in Antigua, stroll its peaceful, cobblestone streets, where the spirit of its history still thrives. Once the capital of the Kingdom of Guatemala, Antigua is filled with enchanting vintage buildings and stunning Baroque architecture, including the splendid San José and La Merced Catholic churches. After the cathedrals, head to Santa Catalina Arch and see the mighty Volcano of Water in the background. Continue visiting the Central Park, with amazing buildings important for the ancient capital and the actual Antigua Guatemala. Here, we also appreciate Las Sirenas fountain, a peculiar fountain with and oral tradition behind its construction.

We will have time for Lunch and then transfer to Guatemala City.

Continue your journey by visiting Avenida Las Americas, one of the capital's main streets, while seeing the Plazas in honor to american countries. Continue or road to Plaza Berlin, a special plaza where there are 3 original part that belong to the Berlin Wall. In the road, we pass by La Reforma Avenue, where we can find monument of important people for the Guatemala history.

We also see Yurrita Church, which is a private chapel of mixed Baroque style, with Romanesque and Byzantine elements, built as a votive offering by Felipe Yurrita.

From there, move on to the Civic Center, where you find landmark buildings erected in the 1950s and '60s, such as the Bank of Guatemala headquarters and city hall. Continue to Plaza Mayor, part of the city's historic center, and take note of the stunning colonial architecture. Conclude the tour with visits the Metropolitan Cathedral and the colorful Central Market, where you can see some handicraft, food and textiles.

At the end of the tour, you’ll transfer back to your hotel.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Guatemala City and Antigua Guatemala

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your Guatemala City hotel

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Meals and beverages

  • Optional gratuites


Know Before You Book

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • 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.

  • 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.