Guatemala City

Antigua City Tour from Guatemala City

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From USD 73.50

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Unlock the beauty and history of one of the oldest cities in the Americas during this Antigua City Tour from Guatemala City. Your full-day excursion includes stops at some of the colonial town’s top attractions, including the Museo del Jade, La Merced Church, and even a picturesque coffee plantation that’s still in operation. Take in epic views of the cityscape from Cerro de la Cruz and learn about the former capital’s colorful past while you listen to your friendly local guide as they lead you through the cobbled streets.
  • Full-day city sightseeing tour of Antigua from Guatemala City
  • Enjoy stunning views of Antigua from atop Cerro de La Cruz
  • Visit San Francisco Church, the Museo del Jade, Casa Santo Domingo and Plaza Central with your knowledgeable guide
  • Learn about coffee making and sample the fresh product at a local coffee plantation
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off and all entrance fees are included

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English- and Spanish-speaking guide
  • Coffee samples
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

08:00 am

Pickup details

Pick up time will be within the 15 minutes of the established departure time. Please wait at the lobby of your hotel.

What To Expect

Your expert guide and friendly driver will collect you from your Guatemala City hotel and transport you in air-conditioned comfort to Cerro de la Cruz. You’ll marvel at the cityscape laid out before you as you look out from the tallest hilltop. Take in the beauty of terracotta rooftops and cobblestoned streets that give this historic town its colonial vibe. 

From there, make your way to the city’s central plaza and pay a visit to the iconic San Francisco Church, where the shrine of Peter of St. Joseph Betancur is located. Your guide will point out the arch of Santa Catalina as you wander the streets and share the story of how nuns once used an underground passage to cross the street.

You’ll make your way to the beautiful Baroque-style La Merced Church, which was once the wealthiest in the city. Follow your guide to the Jade Museum, where you’ll watch local craftsmen carving these green stones into beautiful jewelry. 

Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant (at your own expense) before heading to the nearby coffee plantation, where you’ll learn about coffee production and harvesting before sampling the locally grown beans and making your way back to your Guatemala City hotel.

Cerro de la Cruz

Cerro de la Cruz

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Iglesia de La Merced

Next, visit La Merced Church, which has a beautiful Baroque-style façade, and explore the ruins of Santo Domingo Monastery, which was once the largest and wealthiest monastery in Antigua

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 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.

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Day in Antigua
akers4fun, Jan 2023
Our guide Belasario was so very kind, full of lots of great insights & information, & very patient with us & the frustrating traffic we had to conquer near Guatemala City. It was a beautiful way to spend the day & Antigua is a magical place.
Fun and Educational
PaulWilliam_H, Dec 2022
Our Guide Oscar from Guatemala Adventures made the tour fun and educational, great detailed explanations in perfect English. It’s always appreciated when you finish a tour more knowledgeable than when you started.
Highly recommend this tour!
Carlos_C, Sept 2022
This is a awesome day trip from Guatemala City! Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and took time to cover the history behind Antigua in detail. Our group of 6 also enjoyed a great lunch in an old mansion type of hotel, one of the few highlights of the trip! Highly recommend this tour!
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Dayana_G, Feb 2022
We had a nice day in Antigua. The guide, Carmen, was punctual with pick up at our hotel. She is very nice, respectful, friendly and knowledgeable. We had a great time walking, exploring and learning from the culture. Thanks to Carmen we will have more memories from Guatemala.
One of the best day trips
Abir_S, Sept 2021
It was a great trip and we thoroughly enjoyed the company of our guide David. He was extremely patient and answered every question we had. Highly recommend this service for people with limited time.
Superb Tour with amazing guide: Mike...
Swava P, Apr 2018
Superb Tour with amazing guide: Mike was en expetional person and we are still keeping in touch
This was a great tour highlighting...
Rebecca O, Feb 2018
This was a great tour highlighting the most important locations in Antigua. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. This an excellent tour to take if you are short on time but want to see Antigua in a day.
This was our best tour in Guatemala...
christina_p, Feb 2018
This was our best tour in Guatemala! Josue was our guide and works for Guatemala adventure. He was so informative, knowledgeable and basically the best guide! I love when I book tours where I feel I got my money’s worth. And this is it!!
We had a lovely day in Antigua...
Babette J, Jan 2018
We had a lovely day in Antigua. However, we had requested an English speaking guide, and our guide's English was so heavily accented that we had great difficulty understanding him.
The tour guide was very good and...
malich.jakub, Nov 2017
The tour guide was very good and knowledgeable and the programme of the tour was great too. Antigua is definitely a must when you are staying in the area.
We got lucky, we were the only two...
Brett C, Oct 2017
We got lucky, we were the only two on the tour for the day. Our guide was very good at following the pace we set, had perfect english plus 3 other languages, and let us detour as we desired. Push for more local and authentic and you’ll get it. The van was nearly brand new and very comfortable.
Enjoyed very much...guide was very...
Margaret L, July 2017
Enjoyed very much...guide was very informative and accomodating
Very good experiencia Very good...
Maite A, June 2016
Very good experiencia Very good frienly and good speaker guise tour
Amazing, Antigua is charming and like...
Mayesha A, Feb 2015
Amazing, Antigua is charming and like something out of a storybook.
An easy drive from Guatemala City...
Navnit B, Nov 2014
An easy drive from Guatemala City. Interesting historic town but watch out for the very uneven cobble-stone streets and pavements. Be prepared for a lot of walking. The views from Cerro de la Cruz are lovely. The coffee museum is interesting. In their gift shop they sell a coffee liquore - it is really good. A lot of choice in handicrafts. Of course do bargain. Our guide, Armando, knows the town and its history very well and kept us engaged and interested throughout. Overall a nice trip but the walking over the cobbled stones really tired us out. The tour part as organized by Viator was good.
Beautiful city, a must see. Coffee...
Nancy W, Mar 2013
Beautiful city, a must see. Coffee plantation is also very interesting and informative.