- 6 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
As you arrive to Puerto Quetzal Guatemala meet our friendly bilingual staff who will be visible with your name on a printed sign and ready to coordinate for you to board our comfortable air conditioned transportation to be part of a one hour and 20 minute drive to Antigua. On your way appreciate the beauty of the landscape and agricultural production as our bilingual staff will inform you of all sorts of optional activities you have while visiting a site that many consider the number one tourist destination of Central America. The colonial jewel as its also known Antigua capital central America during colonial times full of history because of the role it played for the government of the time, world heritage site by UNESCO since May 17 of 1,979. An important part of its interest is that is located in a valley surrounded by mountains and volcanos.Return back to port Quetzal with a minimum of 45 minutes before cruise ships departure time.
- Bottled water
- Port pickup and drop-off
- Round-trip shared transfer
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
- Food and drinks (available to purchase)
- Lunch (available to purchase)
- Gratuities 16% recommended based on your satifaction
- Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Traveler pickup is offered
Shuttle departs from the main parking lot at port Quetzal. Pick up time will be within 1 hour before of the established departure time in your confirmation.
Marina Pez vela, Puerto Quetzal.
Departure is 1 hour after the arrival of the cruise ship. This is to give customers enough time to reach the meeting point.
Once in Puerto Quetzal’s cruise ship visitors center you will inmediately spot our staff who will be uniformed and have a visible printed sign with your name on it. Our friendly bilingual staff will coordinate for you to board your air-conditioned transportation for the picturesque 90-minute drive to colonial La Antigua. La Antigua a charming city that preserves its original features as though time had stood still. Because of its immense historical and cultural value, it was declared a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979. Located in a valley surrounded by mountains and towering volcanoes, today it is a pleasant city with cobblestone streets, colonial mansions, and unique arquitecture with colonial-style façades, tile roofs, restored ruins of churches, palaces, and convents. Upon arribal our bilingual staff will explain to you that you have OPTIONAL to be part of a guided visit with licensed guide for an additional $15 per person. This guided activity permits you to go further into colonial spanish heritage with a profesional who does a chronological narrartion of the World Heritage Site visiting sites like the Cathedral Crypts, Street of the Arch, Santo Domingo Cultural Center among other sites considered highlights or you will also have the option exploring on your own with an Antigua city map which contains a suggested walking tour and points of interest that you can explore on your own. The departure time and pickup location will be clearly communicated to you by our staff. Please make sure you rejoin on time as you unleash your inner explorer taking advantage of your time and day in the beautiful colonial city of Antigua, museums, art galleries, churches, historical buildings shops and restaurants. Stroll down cobblestone streets and admire colonial architecture in this colonial capital of Guatemala. Staff will remain continually available through different means so you can feel more confortable with your visit. Once the time to meet has came up everyone will board the air condition van again to return to the port on a 1 hour and thirty minutes drive back to our local port known as Quetzal. You can expect to return back to the port with a minimum of 45 minutes before cruise ship's departure time.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Dress code is smart casual
- A minimum of 4 adults is required for service to operate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 44 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Good ride into Antigua. Tour guides were good. Was punctual. However the stop over on the way to Antigua was too long. The store was overpriced. A quick bathroom break would have been sufficient.
This was our Guatemala trip in to the city of Antigua. Our party of 12 started out an hour later than listed, however, it was no fault of our tour guide nor driver. So that cut down on our time in the city, which was approximately one and one-half hour trip inland. The city itself was awesome with it's history and information given by our guide, Erwin Rivas, kept us entertained. His presentation throughout the day was very informative, and you can definitely tell he is passionate about his county. We incurred one unfortunate incident on the way back to our ship which really sobered us all up. The van was pulled over at random and papers checked, and for some lame reason, there was a problem which held us up for approximately 30-45 minutes which required a fine. Erwin took care of the incident by paying off this fine and getting us back on our way to the ship in time to meet our departure deadline. It was close, and we all sighed a big relief as we got back with approximately 7 minutes to spare. Great excursion, other than that hic-up.