Antigua Walking Tour

Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

From USD 23.00

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Take a walking tour through Antigua without worrying about being corralled into shops by signing up for this tour. You'll visit and learn about the city's numerous historic landmarks and gain insight into the history of the area since pre-Colombian times. And if you do want to shop, your guide will take you to a shopping area after the tour is over.
  • Explore Antigua with a certified guide
  • Get your bearings with a walking tour
  • Learn about Antigua's long history as you visit local landmarks
  • Small group sizes ensure personal attention from your guide

What's Included

  • Certified tour guide
  • Snacks
  • Gratuities are appreciated

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Iglesia de la Merced
    1a Calle Poniente & 6a Avenida Norte, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

    Your guide will be wearing a t-shirt with the Due South Travels logo, standing in front of Iglesia de la Merced, which is the large yellow church at the corner of 6a Avenida Norte and 1a Calle Poniente.

End point

  • San Francisco the Great Sanctuary
    H73C+G7J, 7a Calle Oriente, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

What To Expect

The Plaza Central Park

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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45 reviews
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Not worth it. Beter to google it and walk by yourself
Ruben_C, Feb 2023
Is more walking with a friend with very little historical facts and not much more than you can Google and walk by your self. The guide was very polite and try her best. The visit to the "Jade Museum" and Artcraft market also is more a commercial agreement that you have to stop
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Hi Ruben, Thank you for your feedback. We’re sorry to see that you did not enjoy your walking tour with Cristina as she usually gets great reviews. We’ll have a chat with her and see how we can improve. Thanks and enjoy your trip!
A good short history
Natalie_P, Nov 2022
I was the only one in this walking tour so I got a lot of one on one attention. I enjoyed getting to know Antigua a bit better. You will be walked to the jade place and also to a Mayan woman weaver to "learn" and also hopefully buy - but a firm no a few times stopped that. For some, that may be uncomfortable.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Hi Natalie, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. I will speak to Cristina about the visit to the jade and weaving, as we promote our tour as a pressure-free experience without shopping, unless our clients ask. We appreciate your honesty and hope that you also learned some great things about Guatemala! Thank you kindly.
Express tour of Antigua
Jodes_G, Sept 2022
Cristina was nice and friendly. Patiently waited while we shopped at the Jade museum and was kind enough to wait on us while we got snacks along the way. The tour was very informative and not too long.
Response from Host, Sept 2022
Thank you for your review and taking the time to tell us how Cristina did! We are so glad you learned about this marvelous place and are very happy to hear you enjoyed your experience.
Wonderful afternoon walk around Antigua
Crystal_R, Aug 2022
Great local tour guide. We walked around and she taught me so much about Antigua and Guatemala. She was also very helpful with tips and recommendations.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
We appreciate your review Crystal and I will be sure to pass along your kind words to Cristina to let her know that she is doing a great job. Thank you so much for taking the time to write to us!
Great tour, informative but doesn’t wait at all
Boda_T, June 2022
Walking around Antigua with Cristina was really great, she is nice and knowledgeable. I recommend you to take this tour on your first day in Antigua to understand what is going on around in the rest of your trip. One thing that could have been better is waiting for other people before moving on to the next thing, e.g. I was buying a gift from a store that was part of the tour (not something I stopped at on my own) and because the 4 other people weren’t buying, the guide left and I missed the whole information on the next thing (town hall) just because the payment and invoicing took 2-3 more mins. I didn’t feel very good about it. Usually walking tours have a +- 15 or 30 minutes for such cases, even if I was taking a photo for a minute, the guide should wait for me and others, as long as it is not extreme indeed. We are not in a lecture but a touristic tour :)
Response from Host, June 2022
Thank you for letting us know! We will make Cristina aware to go a little more slowly for those who might stop along the way but we must also respect the other guests who choose not to shop. We appreciate your review and are sorry that you missed some explanations. Muchas gracias :)
Perfect introduction to the area
dchappas, June 2022
If you'd like to understand a bit more about the area and the stories behind the buildings and churches, this is the tour for you. Luis was an amazing guide and gave us just the right mix of history, culture and gave us plenty of opportunities to ask questions. Well worth the time and money and be sure to ask for Luis.
Response from Host, June 2022
We very much appreciate your review and will let Luis know that you enjoyed his tour! Thank you for booking with us.
The Travel Tribe Approved
Esland_B, May 2022
Went with my group The Travel Tribe and we had a blast learned a lot. Follow us on instagram @thetraveltribe__
Response from Host, May 2022
Thank you so much for your review, and we will pass on your approval to Luis! He had a great time with your group and your enthusiasm was unmatched. We appreciate that you took the time to let us know how we did, and we hope your group had a lovely stay here in Guatemala.
Thanks Luis!
Danny_C, Apr 2022
We had a great tour with Luis, a super knowledgeable and fun guide who took lots of time to get to know us and answer additional questions. Awesome way to see the centre.
Response from Host, May 2022
Thanks so much for your kind words Danny, I will be sure to pass them onto Luis. He takes a lot of pride in sharing his knowledge of Guatemala and we are thrilled to know you enjoyed your time learning about this country.
Nice walk around the city.
Francisco_D, Apr 2022
Antigua has lots of history and places to visit. This tour was nice but felt more like a walk around accompanied by some information. Please be aware that if you are looking for more comprehensive understanding of Antigua’s history, architecture and culture, a different option might be the best option.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Hi Francisco, Thank you for your review, your time is very much appreciated! We will pass on your thoughts to our guide Roberto. There is so much amazing history to learn and we're sorry we didn't fulfill your expectations during this tour. We hope you love Guatemala and if you pass back through Antigua let us know and I'll personally take you and your companion out to learn all those things you may have missed! We appreciate your business.
Beautiful, Informative, Relaxed Tour
ecurran11, Mar 2022
Cristina was engaging, so interesting, and patient, and could see I was eager to practice Spanish, so she spoke to me kindly and slowly in Spanish at times, gradually immersing me more and more in the Guatemalan culture.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Your review is appreciated and we will pass on your compliments to Cristina! We're glad you had a lovely tour and learned about Guatemala, and thank you for taking the time to let us know how we did!
Very disappointing
NealM_B, Nov 2021
Guide more interested in shopping. Was not at specified location, and no sign. Saw guide and inquired and it was her. English was poor. Highlight advertised like Santo Domingo not covered
Response from Host, Nov 2021
Hi Neal, Thank you for taking the time to express your disappoinment in the tour. I will address each of your points accordingly. First, we apologize that the tour made you feel as it was focused on shopping. Our guide is not supposed to bring you shopping unless you request it so that is absolutely unacceptable and we so are sorry that your experience was substandard. We will speak to her about this. Second, Cristina usually waits in the shade in front of La Merced and looks for her clients so we will have her bring a sign for easier identification! Sorry it was difficult to meet up with her. Cristina speaks English well however it is her second language and sometimes accented. We apologize that you felt it was difficult to understand her. Lastly, we do not take guests to Santo Domingo, nor do we advertise that we do. Santo Domingo is a privately owned hotel complex with interior museums and some may say its worth a visit, but the other highlights, such as the cathedrals, central park, and various outdoor points of interest are always covered. Thanks again for your feedback and if you are in town for any length of time, let us know and we would be happy to offer you a discount on another service.
Antigua City Tour
elaine_L, Sept 2021
This was an improtu. Booked it the same day and Valerie accommodated me with a few hours. She was very friendly and informative about the culture and history of the city. She even gave me resturant options for dinner etc I would definitely recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Sept 2021
Thanks for taking the time to leave some kind words Elaine! It was really a pleasure to meet you and I'm glad you learned a lot. We hope to welcome you back to Antigua sometime soon.
Great tour to learn about Antigua
Rachel_M, Apr 2021
I loved this tour, got to hear all about the city of Antigua in English! My guide was knowledgeable and spoke good English! Very pleased
Response from Host, Apr 2021
Hi Rachel, Thanks for your review of the walking tour with Cristina! We are pleased you enjoyed the tour and appreciate your time to leave a review. Valerie
Walk and learn!
retsy, Feb 2020
Loved the walking tour! I learned so many interesting things about Antigua, so much better than wandering the streets and not learning anything! Wear comfortable shoes!
Response from Host, Feb 2020
We are grateful for your kind words and your eagerness to discover Antigua's secrets! The city of cobblestone streets awaits your return. A sincere thank you for booking with us.
Touring Antigua
jimrows, Feb 2020
I had a wonderful tour with Valerie. We started at the church and progressed through parks and great architecture. Valerie really knows her local history and has a passion for the area. I would highly recommend her for the event.
Response from Host, Feb 2020
We are very appreciative of the review James and we are pleased to hear you learned a lot! Thank you so much for your booking and we hope your onward travels treated are going well. Come back soon for more Guatemala!
Great intro and information
Chaitra_C, Aug 2019
We had a great time on our group tour with Valerie. She and her partner did a really good job of dealing with our young children, including bathroom breaks and finding us water and snacks when needed. It started to rain during our tour, and we were able to stop until it lessened without feeling like it negatively impacted things. Valerie is a wealth of information regarding many things to do and places to eat in Antigua. I highly recommend this friendly outfit!
Response from Host, Sept 2019
Thanks so much for your review! We love having children join us - it gives us a challenge to keep them interested! Your girls were a pleasure and we hope your group trip was a success. We appreciate your business very much and hope to see you back here one day in the future. - Valerie