Cultural & Colonial Antigua Tour

special offer banner Cultural & Colonial Antigua Walking Day Tour in Puerto Quetzal  (Santa Catalina Arch, Jade Factory)
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Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 7 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Lunch is Included.
Recommended Dress We recommended wearing comfortable attire, walking shoes, hat and sunglasses.
Restrictions Guests must be able to walk on uneven terrain.

Cultural & Colonial Antigua Tour

Walking through Antigua Guatemala is like stepping into a time machine. This well-preserved colonial city is full of history and beauty. On this Antigua Guatemala tour, you'll get to see some of the city's most breathtaking attractions.

You will meet your local, knowledgeable tour guide directly from your cruise pier and be taken to Antigua Guatemala. Once there, you will encounter your tour guide and begin your adventures. Antigua Guatemala is visited by tourists from across the globe every year. There's a reason it's so popular among tourists: Its historic monuments and natural beauty are second to none. As you make your way around the city, you'll discover that the Spanish Colonial style is present everywhere - houses, churches, and squares, to name a few.

During the 2-hour, easy walking tour, you'll pay visits to sights like La Merced Church, Santa Catalina Arch, Central Park (Parque Central) with its European style plaza, the Cathedral, and the Jade Factory - Museum. Be provided with free time for buying handmade souvenirs to take home memories of this special day.

A delicious lunch is included. Following lunch, you will return to Puerto Quetzal and the pier to re-board your ship.

4.5 Stars4.6 / 5  |  12 ReviewsReview This Tour
Loved visiting Antigua
March 02, 2023
Jose Emilio was a great tour guide. Well informed about his country and the historical aspects of Antigua. Buses were comfortable. We rode one one bus up to a meeting place and then we boarded a smaller bus to enter the old city due to the more narrow roads in the historical area. Passed by volcanoes, sugar cane fields, and towns from the port. I personally really enjoyed the meal at the restaurant. The order for lunch was taken on the bus trip up to the city and was ready when we were seated at the restaurant. I brought a jacket and was glad I did. I do wish that I had brought more cash for items being sold by local residents who had beautiful smiles and were friendly and somewhat persistent. I am persistent in making my living too. Their were some beautiful handmade woven items ( some machine made textile items as well) , stone and beaded necklaces and nice jade at the small Jade museum. Would love to visit again. Thank you.
Reviewer: Julie
5 Stars
Great tour
March 02, 2023
Wonderful guide and tour. Though we had been here before this was a great experience with many new sites.
Reviewer: Joanne Anderson
5 Stars
Review of Antigua Tour
March 16, 2020
We found this excursion to be quite interesting and enjoyable. We weren't sure what some of the food was that we had in the restaurant, however. The beef portion was quite good. The coaches were comfortable and new. The guide was very good, and he gave us great additional information about the country.
Reviewer: Linda Holm
4 Stars
Good Tour but long drive
January 20, 2020
This excursion involved a very long drive (1.5 - 2 hours each way) to get to Antigua where we walked around and saw some interesting historic buildings from the outside. There was a museum that might have been interesting, but we did not visit it. We spent a lot of time at a jade factory and then went to the center of town where we could not visit the cathedral because a service was going on, but could experience the open-air market that was fun. At that time, we were left for about an hour to shop before lunch. The lunch was excellent with a variety of local foods available in a tasting menu. We would have preferred to be offered an option to either go to a museum on our own or shop on our own during the hour or so break before lunch. We didn't feel like we learned much about Antigua.
Reviewer: Christina Jones
4 Stars
Cultural & Colonial Antigua Walking Tour
October 28, 2019
Overall the Antigua walking tour was excellent. Our guide was very knowledgeable and professional on the tour. Lunch was excellent as well. The only complaint would be the bus ride back to the ship. During our ride we experienced heavy rain showers, gravel was washing onto the roadway. Our bus driver was passing trucks, larger buses and other vehicles during the storm in deplorable road conditions.
Reviewer: Kevin Croke
5 Stars
Wonderful tour
December 18, 2018
We had a great time during this tour in Antigua. We really enjoyed being on a tour with a small group (there were about 20 people). Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and very entertaining. I highly recommend Shore Excursion Group to anyone wanting a smaller more personalized tour.
Reviewer: Julia Smith
5 Stars