- 8 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Starting in the same city, Antigua Guatemala, we begin to explore this fascinating city and learn about its history during colonial times. You will learn about the many wonders of this city, once considered the third most important Spanish colony in the America, and also explore the villages surrounding Antigua, observing their colorful textiles made in waist looms by women, learning their history and visiting a Macadamia Farm.
- Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Vegetarian meal option available
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Bilingual guide Spanish-English
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Entry/Admission - Valhalla Macadamia Farm
- Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: Gray Line, Antigua, Sacatepequez Department
You will be pick up in your hotel and transfer to Antigua Guatemala to start a day full of history, beautiful landscapes and walk on cobblestone streets, We will also enjoy an afternoon tour of the towns around Antigua and a macadamia farm.
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.
Stop At: Iglesia de La Merced, Antigua, Sacatepequez Department
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: 45 minutes
Stop At: Arco de Santa Catalina, Antigua, Sacatepequez Department
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: 15 minutes
Stop At: The Plaza Central Park, Antigua, Sacatepequez Department
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: 1 hour 10 minutes
Stop At: Tanque de la Union, 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.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Iglesia de San Antonio Aguas Calientes
We will continue visiting the surrounding villages, San Antonio Aguas Calientes town that is characterized by its elaborate weavings made in waist looms by women of the community in our visit to the market we can see how they make these textiles.
Duration: 50 minutes
Stop At: Church of Ciudad Vieja, Ciudad Vieja, Sacatepequez Department
We visit the towns of San Miguel Dueñas and Ciudad Vieja to learn about its history.
Duration: 40 minutes
Stop At: Valhalla Macadamia Farm
To end our tour we will visit a Macadamia farm where we will learn about the cultivation of macadamia nuts, their agroindustrial process and the reforestation project and relax with a facial massage with macadamia oil.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Pass By: Gray Line, Antigua, Sacatepequez Department
At end of the tour, you’ll be transferred back to your hotel in Antigua.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
- May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
- Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
- It is recommended that you bring walking shoes, hat, sunglasses, and a camera.
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Infants must sit on laps
- Most travelers can participate
- Please contact local provider if you need a guide in any other language. French, German and Italian in private services, subject to additional costs and guide availability.
- For groups of 10 persons or more, please contact local provider to arrange.
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Great overview of the town. Much to see! It was an easy pace and packed with information. This was a jumping off tour to go explore on our own the next day. GREAT!!
Overpriced. From my experience, Grey Line is just a middle-man between you and the local guide. They offer to collect you from the hotel, but dont tell you that is from most hotels. I had to made last minute arragements to go to the hotel. The first part of the tour is inside Antigua and my guide did know a lot about histiry, culture and local customs. But the second part, the one that comes after lunch, is aoutside Antigua and is montly to visit farms and factories that expect to sell you sometime. Not worth it and way overpriced. My reco: go to the central plaza and pick a local guide.
We had a great tour, and we were the only three that booked. Lunch was delicious, and Alfredo was knowledgeable, and we enjoyed our day.