Cultural & Colonial Antigua Tour
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 (Parquet 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.
Reviewer: Christina Jones
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: Kevin Croke
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: Julia Smith
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: Michael Imming
A long drive to get to Antiqua but a lot of information was given on the way there. The colonial city was amazing still alive and vibrant.
WOW....our guide and Colonial Antigua were amazing! There were 11 of us and it was a perfect size group. Our lunch together was a really nice touch to the walking tour. We have never been disappointed with any SEG tour. Thank you.