Antigua City Tour from Guatemala City

Summary

Your expert guide and friendly driver will collect you from your Guatemala City hotel and transport you in air-conditioned comfort to Cerro de la Cruz. You’ll marvel at the cityscape laid out before you as you look out from the tallest hilltop. Take in the beauty of terracotta rooftops and cobblestoned streets that give this historic town its colonial vibe.  From there, make your way to the city’s central plaza and pay a visit to the iconic San Francisco Church, where the shrine of Peter of St. Joseph Betancur is located. Your guide will point out the arch of Santa Catalina as you wander the streets and share the story of how nuns once used an underground passage to cross the street. You’ll make your way to the beautiful Baroque-style La Merced Church, which was once the wealthiest in the city. Follow your guide to the Jade Museum, where you’ll watch local craftsmen carving these green stones into beautiful jewelry.  Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant (at your own expense) before heading to the nearby coffee plantation, where you’ll learn about coffee production and harvesting before sampling the locally grown beans and making your way back to your Guatemala City hotel.

Tour info

Duration
8 hours
Group Size
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Meeting Point
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Why take this tour?

Discover the history and beauty of one of the Americas’ oldest cities on this sightseeing day tour from Guatemala City to Antigua! On this 8-hour tour, visit top attractions like the Museo del Jade (Jade Museum), La Merced Church, Calle del Arco, Santo Domingo Monastery, San Francisco Church and a coffee plantation. Enjoy fabulous views of Antigua from Cerro de la Cruz, and learn the history of this historical city from your expert guide.

What’s included?

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • English- and Spanish-speaking guide

  • Coffee samples

  • Entry/Admission - Iglesia de La Merced

  • Entry/Admission - Iglesia de San Francisco El Grande

  • Entry/Admission - Arco de Santa Catalina

  • Entry/Admission - Casa del Jade

  • Food and drinks

  • Gratuities

Frequently asked questions

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 8h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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About operator:

Guatemalan Adventure is a Tour Operator dedicated to exclusive travel in Guatemala. Since 2005, our company specializes in providing from standard to luxury Guatemala Tours and Tour Packages for individuals, couples, families and groups. Our specific goals are that our guests feel and travel safe in Guatemala, enjoy their vacations and learn about Guatemalan Culture, Nature, Archaeology and Mayan Civilization.

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