Private Tour: Antigua Guatemala & Guatemala City Tour from Antigua Guatemala

Enjoy of two magical cities with the charm of the Colonial Antigua and the Modern Guatemala City, learn about the history of both cities.

per adult from

$167

NZD

Duration

8 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Private transportation
    • Private Guide
    • Entry/Admission - Casa Santo Domingo Museums
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Gray Line Antigua Guatemala - Tours & Experiences, 2a Calle Oriente, #4B, Antigua Guatemala Antigua, Guatemala 03001, Guatemala

    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 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.


    Stop At: Casa Santo Domingo Museums, 3a Calle Oriente 28 Centro Histórico, Antigua 03001 Guatemala

    The Convent of Santo Domingo is a ruined monastery in Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala. Its history goes back to 1538 when the Dominicans arrived in Guatemala. The convent was completely destroyed in 1773 by the Santa Marta earthquakes and now part of its ruins have been transformed into a Hotel

    COLONIAL MUSEUM: The Colonial Museum contains works produced during the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries and the beginning of the 19th century.
    ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM: It contains ceramic and stone objects that mostly correspond to the Classic period (200-900 BC) of the Mayan culture.
    PRE-COLOMBINE ART MUSEUM AND MODERN GLASS: It contains glass sculptures that harmoniously contrast with beautiful pre-Hispanic pieces of clay and stone.
    MARCO AUGUSTO QUIROA ROOM AND ARTIST'S ROOM: Enclosure space in which works of art by distinguished national and foreign artists are exhibited.
    SILVER MUSEUM: In this room you can see many silver objects from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.


    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Antigua, Antigua, Sacatepequez Department

    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.
    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.


    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Arco de Santa Catalina, 5a Avenida Norte 28, Antigua 03001 Guatemala

    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.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Iglesia de La Merced, 5a Avenida Norte y 1a Calle Poniente Centro Histórico, Antigua 03001 Guatemala

    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

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Guatemala City, Guatemala City, Guatemala Department

    Transfer to Guatemala city where we will have Time for lunch (Not Included, it is optional for an extra price) we will make a stop to taste the Guatemalan gastronomy and how to make tortillas.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Avenida Las Americas, Cdad. de Guatemala, Guatemala

    By the afternoon we will start with our sightseeing tour through the city
    First we will visit Las Americas avenue that is a road in its central garden has several Plazas and monuments in honor of the countries of the American continent.


    Pass By: Avenida La Reforma, 1 Calle a 20 Calle de las Zonas 9 y 10 Zonas 9 y 10, Guatemala City 01010 Guatemala

    Continue to Berlin Plaza panoramic view of part of the city and the landscape of the Pacaya volcano.

    La Reforma It was built inspired by the avenues of France for this reason various statues carved in stone, bronze and marble were brought from Italy.


    Pass By: Iglesia Yurrita, 8-52, Ruta 6, Guatemala City 01004 Guatemala

    Yurrita Church It is a private chapel of mixed Baroque style, with Romanesque and Byzantine elements. The church was built as a votive offering by Felipe Yurrita, a native of Arevalo, Castilla, Spain, to the Virgin of Our Lady of Sorrows, patron of that town, for favors received, in particular to have saved her life during the eruption of the volcano Santa Maria.

    Pass By: Centro Cívico, Cdad. de Guatemala, Guatemala

    The Civic Center of the City, we will see a set of buildings constructed between the 50’s and 60’s: The Supreme Court of Justice, the Ministry of Public Finance, City Hall, the Social Security, the Bank of Guatemala, the National Mortgage Bank, and the Guatemalan Tourism Commission.

    Stop At: Paseo de la Sexta, Guatemala City Guatemala

    The Paseo de la Sexta Avenida, was born due to the transfer of the city after the earthquakes of Santa Marta in 1773.The Sixth Avenue was one of the most important streets in the city, where the best fashion stores were found of the city, the most prestigious commercials as well as the first movie theaters.

    The Lux Theater was one of the most important and emblematic stages in Guatemala between the years 1935 and 1960.The Theater was converted into a cinema in the 1980s due to the decline in interest in the theater.

    The site of Hotel Pan American was originally called the Pension Amado, which was built in 1914 and demolished by earthquakes in 1917 and 1918.Was renamed Hotel Pan American to honor the Pan Am Airlines crews who often stayed at the hotel. By the early 1980s, Hotel Pan American was the downtown meeting place. It was where presidents had lunch and diplomats, government officials and foreign visitors gathered to discuss matters of national interest.


    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Guatemala City Historical District, Guatemala City, Guatemala

    Arrive at the Major Plaza of the Constitution. This Plaza is the heart of the Historic Center of the city. It is surrounded by important monuments such as the National palace, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Portal of Commerce and Centenarian Park.
    The ancient church of Santo Domingo of Guatemala City , Basilica of Nuestra Señora del Rosario - is a Catholic temple in a neoclassical seismic style that is located in the Historic Center of the Guatemala City. In the Basilica of Nuestra Señora del Rosario, the main devotion is Virgen del Rosario, queen of Guatemala City against earthquakes

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Gray Line Antigua Guatemala - Tours & Experiences, 2a Calle Oriente, #4B, Antigua Guatemala Antigua, Guatemala 03001, Guatemala

    At the end of our sightseeing though the city you will be transfer back to your hotel.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

10

Organised by Gray Line Guatemala

Activity ID: V-3022P113

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