Half Day Experience in Antigua Guatemala - Collective tour

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Visit this magnificent colonial city of over 400 years old, and just one hour from Guatemala City. Beautifully preserved with its convents and churches, stately homes and gardens that evoke the tranquility and splendor of past epochs.
Antigua is today a center of much activity. It hosts many cultural gatherings, seminars, congresses, weddings and also the center where crafts from all over the country meet.

per adult from

$52

USD

Duration

4 to 5 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Bottled water
    • Local guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Lunch
    • Entry/Admission - Iglesia de La Merced
    • Entry/Admission - Real Palacio
    • Entry/Admission - Casa Santo Domingo
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Guatemala City, Guatemala City, Guatemala Department

    We are going to pick you up at your hotel in Guatemala City and then we are going to drive though the city on the way to Sacatepequez department where Antigua Guatemala City is located. It is an 1 hour trip, so sit and get comfortable. Feel free to ask to your driver or tourist guide if you need something.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: The Plaza Central Park, Plaza Mayor City Center, Antigua 03001 Guatemala

    When we arrive in Antigua Guatemala, you will feel that you go back in time, observe and contemplate the magestuosity of the Water Volcano looming in the background of the city, and the old cobbled streets and the more than 500 years architecture. We begin our walking tour from the Central Park of the Plaza de Antigua Guatemala, which is the center of the city, also surrounded by the most important buildings

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Antigua Guatemala Cathedral, 5a Calle Oriente 5, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

    Is a Roman Catholic church in Antigua Guatemala. The original church was built around 1541, but suffered several earthquakes throughout its history, and the first church building was demolished in 1669. The cathedral was rebuilt and consecrated in 1680. By 1743 the cathedral was one of the largest in Central America. However, the devastating 1773 Guatemala earthquake seriously damaged much of the building, though the two towers at the front remained largely intact. These have undergone restoration work, and the cathedral has been partly rebuilt.


    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Arco de Santa Catalina, Avenida Norte 5a Calle del Arco - Centro Histórico, Antigua 03001 Guatemala

    Standing above the cobbled streets and in front of the hulking Volcán de Agua, this saffron-yellow arch has become the symbol of Antigua and the central image on most postcards.


    Duration: 5 minutes

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

    Best example of baroque style architecture.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Real Palacio, 5ta Calle Between 4ta and 5ta avenida parque central, Antigua 03001 Guatemala

    The Palace of the General Captains, or Royal Palace, is a colonial building located in the city of Antigua Guatemala. It houses the offices of the Guatemalan Institute of Tourism, Guild of Tourism of Antigua, National Civil Police and the Departmental Government, among others.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: ChocoMuseo, 5ta Avenida Norte # 15c Calle del arco, Antigua 03001 Guatemala

    Visitors will learn more about the Chocolate history, and will be able to buy chocolates and many other Cacao products.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Iglesia del Carmen, Avenida Norte S/N 3a Centro Histórico, Antigua 03001 Guatemala

    The history of El Carmen Church dates back to 1683 when the city council granted authorization for the construction of a temple under the invocation of Our Lady of Carmen.

    This church suffered heavy damage after the earthquakes of 1717, 1728 and 1773. Finally the building was ruined, so it had to be abandoned.

    Duration: 30 minutes

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

    Biggest Monastery in Antigua Guatemala

    Located in the grounds of the Santo Domingo Monastery, Casa Santo Domingo began life as the mainstay for one of the most important convents in the Americas. Those who lived in this sanctuary followed the order of Santo Domingo de Guzmán, and the monastery acted as a shelter for them. Its origins can be traced back to 1538 when the first Dominicans arrived in Guatemala, and during this time the monastery was a grand, two-towered, ten-belled building filled with riches and relics.

    Unfortunately, the monastery was partially destroyed in the 1773 Santa Marta earthquake, and what still stands has become a monument preserving the baroque architecture and treasures of the period. The ancient walls, brick archways and tile corridors convey the history of the original Casa Santo Domingo, and today part of the ruins have been turned into Antigua’s only five-star hotel, which opened in 1989.

    Along with its reputation as one of the most unique and historic hotels in Guatemala, Hotel Casa Santo Domingo is known for having a deep respect and pride for its past. The utmost care was taken when renovating, and today the manicured gardens are home to the restored convent, which provides hotel rooms for guests. The artistic masterpieces, statues and crypts that make this place so exceptional have all been preserved, and many are on display at the hotel’s multiple museums.

    Duration: 20 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We are going to pick up all passengers at the motor lobby of your hotel. If your hotel doesn’t have a motor lobby please wait for your tour guide at the front desk area. If your hotel its not on the list please feel free to request the special shuttle.
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    • 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
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • 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

15

Organised by TTC Travel

Activity ID: V-26325P2

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