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UNESCO JEWEL Antigua Guatemala Half Day Tour

by Gray Line Guatemala
per adult Price was $38 Discount price is $33
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 No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult Price was $38
Discount price is $32.30

Total price is $32.30, taxes included

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UNESCO JEWEL Antigua Guatemala Half Day Tour

Activity Location

Antigua Guatemala

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

    Guatemala City


Description

Antigua Guatemala, Once the third largest city in all of Spanish Colonial America and for 200 years the capital of Guatemala, it is today a peaceful, beautiful and partially restored colonial city. Cobblestone streets wind through the city of majestic churches and monasteries.

You will be picked up at your hotel in Guatemala City by our driver and transfer to 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.

At the end of the tour you’ll be transferred back to your hotel in 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)


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

4.6 out of 5

5/5 Apr 25, 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 Apr 1, 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