Guatemala City

Antigua Guatemala & Guatemala City Tour

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From USD 65.00

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


Explore the old and new capitals of Guatemala on this full-day sightseeing adventure that combines both vehicle and walking tours of Guatemala City and Antigua. You’ll see major highlights like the Civic Center, Metropolitan Cathedral and the Central Market in Guatemala City, before heading to the World-Heritage listed city of Antigua. Wander the historic streets of this picturesque colonial town and stop at La Merced Church, Central Park and other highlights before enjoying a traditional lunch.
  • Full-day sightseeing tour of Guatemala City and Antigua
  • Discover Guatemala City’s top attractions on a driving tour with a local guide
  • See the Civic Center, National Palace of Culture, Metropolitan Cathedral and Central Market
  • Admire urban art by artists Dagoberto Vásquez and Carlos Mérida
  • Take a walking tour of Antigua, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Visit La Merced Church, San José Cathedral, Central Park and Santa Catalina Arch
  • Enjoy a Guatemalan lunch at a local restaurant

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off at select hotels
  • Professional guide
  • Transportation
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

08:00 am

What To Expect

Kick off your full-day Guatemala City and Antigua sightseeing tour with hotel pick up. Head with your expert guide to Avenue of the Americas—named in 1948—where you’ll venture to the Civic Center. Notice the impressive buildings surrounding this popular destination, which date back to the 1950s and 60s. You’ll wander past City Hall, the National Mortgage Bank and the Supreme Court, as well as other municipal structures.

Your guide will show you murals by artist Dagoberto Vasquez and explain the scenes straight out of Guatemalan history that are showcased in his work. You’ll also see impressive and colorful mosaic work by Carlos Merida.

From the Civic Center you will head to Constitution Plaza (Plaza de la Constitucion). Your guide will point out the famous structures that surround you, like the National Palace of Culture, the National Library and the Metropolitan Cathedral.

Once you’ve taken in the beauty and history of Guatemala City, follow your guide through the stalls of the city’s Central Market. You’ll see handicrafts, colorful textiles, leather goods and jewelry that make great gifts and keepsakes to remember this incredible day.

Savor a traditional lunch with your guide and fellow travelers at a local restaurant before heading to Antigua—about 45 minutes west of the capital—in air-conditioned comfort. This stunning city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site recognized for its Spanish colonial style and charm.

Your guide will lead you on a walking tour of the old city’s cobble stone streets, past key sites like Central Park, the Palace of the Captain Generals, City Hall and the Archbishop’s Palace. Wander past the iconic Sirens’ Fountain, which was built in the 1930s before making your way to the whitewashed halls of San Jose Cathedral. The Baroque architecture of this iconic church proves a highlight of this memorable tour. Your guide will share insight and information about the underground passageways that cloistered nuns once used to cross the street while you take in the building’s beauty.

Before returning to Guatemala City and your hotel, make a final stop at La Merced Church where you’ll marvel at Antigua’s largest fountain and savor your last bit of colonial beauty.

Gray Line Guatemala (Pass By)

You will be picked up at your hotel (selected hotels) in Guatemala City and transfer to our meeting point in Antigua Guatemala to meet our local guide to begin your soft walking of approximately 3 hours below a brief summary of what to expect on your way.

Iglesia de La Merced

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.

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum of 2 passengers (adults) is required for the tour to run. If the minimum size is not reached, the tour is subject to cancellation and all tickets are refunded or rescheduled.
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country are required at time of booking for all participants.
  • It is recommended that you wear comfortable walking shoes and bring sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses
  • Please contact us if you need a guide in any other language. French, German and Italian in private services, subject to additional costs and guide availability.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • For groups of 10 persons or more, please contact Gray Line Guatemala to arrange.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • To find pictures of our experiences, search us on Instagram as @graylineguatemalatours
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 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 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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Janice_G, July 2021
Alfredo was great. Learned so much about the beautiful culture of Antigua and the city of Guatemala ! Worth it and get pick up at your hotel
Response from Host, Aug 2021
Dear Janice Thank you for having booked with us and for takes the time to share you experience!!
Very Chill Experience
Tyler_H, Nov 2019
Loved Antigua...Juan Pablo had a host of information! Wish we would of been able to walk a bit more in Guatemala City
Response from Host, Dec 2019
Dear Thank you for having booked with us and for takes the time to share your comments with us!!
Very good combination of two tors in...
Viktor_A, Mar 2018
Very good combination of two tors in one. Antigua is simply fascinating. Do not neglect getting acquainted with the capital of the country Guatemala City. The city is of some interest, but several sights are scattered throughout its territory, so it is better to use the services of a guide or an accompanying person. Two or three hours are enough to get acquainted with the capital.
Our guide was very pleasant and gave...
Wenyuh_T, Oct 2017
Our guide was very pleasant and gave us lots of info. We enjoyed visited both Antigua and the City. On the confirmation, we were asked to reconfirmed by phone, but the two contact phone numbers were wrong, one is wrong number and the other is not operated.
This tour was absolutely amazing...
KIARA.BENT, June 2017
This tour was absolutely amazing! Juan Pablo was our tour guide and Juan was our driver. Juan Pablo was very informative and made the trip feel very safe. Juan has to be the best driver in Guatemala. lol Super happy we booked this trip!
What a fantastic tour, really opened...
King Charles B, June 2017
What a fantastic tour, really opened our eyes to the beauty of Guatemala City and Antigua.
First I want to start off saying...
RobinAnn_D, Jan 2017
First I want to start off saying that our tour guide Juan Pablo, and driver Juan were excellent! They were the ones that really made the tour worth it. Juan picked us up from the hotel 10 minutes early and was a safe and skilled driver. We took this tour on our first day during our trip to Guatemala, although the other two couples were on the last day of their trip. In total our tour group had 7 people. I must say that Juan Pablo was one of the best tour guides I have ever had. Not only was he friendly and knowledgable, but he was also extremely accommodating and gracious, especially towards my elderly mother. He even picked up her ring which had to be sized at the jade factory during our lunch! Antigua itself was beautiful and Guatemala City was bustling just like any other city. Would definitely recommend as an introduction to Guatemala!
Great taste of Guatemala for a short...
Elizabeth K, Oct 2015
Great taste of Guatemala for a short stay. I was the only participant, so it was a private tour! Jose was great with excellent information about Antigua, Guatemala City, and Guatemala as a whole. Highly recommend this tour as a starting point if it is your first time to Guatemala or you are only here for a short business trip.