Guatemala City

Half Day Experience in Antigua Guatemala - Private Tour

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Half Day Tour to Antigua Guatemala

From USD 75.00

Price varies by group size

Select Date and Travellers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


No trip to Guatemala is complete without visiting Antigua, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed city widely considered Guatemala’s crown jewel. This half-day sightseeing tour from Guatemala City makes it possible to visit on even the shortest of time frames—squeeze it into a long layover or make the most of a quick trip without skimping on any of the sights.
  • Antigua sightseeing tour from Guatemala City
  • Visit top Antigua sights in just one day
  • Skip public buses with included private transportation
  • Ideal for travelers on a time budget

What's Included

  • Private Transportation For The Group
  • Certified Tour Guide
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Cathedral de Santiago entrance cost is $3 per person
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

08:00 am

Pickup details

We are going to pick up all passengers at the motor lobby of your hotel in Guatemala City. If your hotel doesn’t have a motor lobby please wait for your tour guide at the front desk area.

What To Expect

Guatemala City

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Cerro de la Cruz

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Cathedral de Santiago

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

The Plaza Central Park

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Iglesia de La Merced

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Real Palacio

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

ChocoMuseo La Antigua

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Iglesia del Carmen

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Casa Santo Domingo

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Arco de Santa Catalina

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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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28 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
Showing 1-10 of 28 reviews
crystal_b, Sept 2023
Carla and Carlos were the best!! Absolutely wonderful day. Carla showed me all the beauty of Antigua and Carlos brought us there and back safely.
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Hi Crystal! Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience on our half-day tour in Antigua. We're delighted you had a fantastic day with Carla and Carlos. Carla's extensive knowledge of Guatemala and positive energy make her an outstanding guide, while Carlos ensures your safety during the journey. We're thrilled that you got to explore the beauty of Antigua and had a memorable experience. If you ever plan to return to Guatemala for more adventures, please don't hesitate to reach out. We'd love to show you even more of our incredible country!
A beatiful historic place to return
Alfredo_L, Mar 2023
Antigua was amazing. The combination of colonial architecture, blossomed jacarandas and volcanic scenery was spectacular. Eduardo, my guide, provided detailed information of the city history and showed me the best spots. Highly recommend it.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Hello Alfredo! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of your tour in Antigua. It sounds like you had an amazing time and were able to take in some truly breathtaking sights. I'm thrilled to hear that Eduardo, your guide, provided you with detailed information about the city's history and showed you the best spots. Having a knowledgeable and friendly guide can really enhance a travel experience, and it sounds like Eduardo did just that. Thank you for recommending this tour to others. I'm sure your positive feedback will be helpful for those looking for a memorable way to experience Antigua. Once again, thank you for sharing your thoughts, and I hope you have many more wonderful travel experiences in the future!
Great Tour
mikatravels, Oct 2022
This tour was so much fun that I extended it to a full day tour. I met some marvelous folks from around the globe. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. I learned a lot of history about Antigua. It's a beautiful town to wonder around. The group also enjoyed a lunch while in town and the food was amazing. Don't hesitate, just book this tour!
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Hello! It´s great to know you had a fantastic time in Antigua on this collective tour. I insist that if you have the time to go on a full-day tour here, you should do it because the locations, the history, and everything in Antigua is spectacular. Besides that, you get to know new people on collective tours and end up making new friends. It is definitely a great experience for anyone. Also, traditional Guatemalan food is so tasteful and has so much history, that you enjoy it from beginning to end. Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. I hope that you can come back soon. It will be an honor to serve you again and make sure you have an outstanding experience. Take care!
Great tour!
roger_t, July 2022
Excellent tour. Ruben is an excellent guide and very entertaining. He was amazingly informative and educated us about Antigua, Guatemala in general, the Mayan history as well as current maya customs and dress. Ask for Ruben and you will have an excellent tour of Antigua and Guatemala.
Response from Host, July 2022
Hello Roger! I am so glad to know that you had a great time in Antigua Guatemala with the company of an excellent person and team member, Ruben. He is definitely passionate about this job and very well educated about history, culture, archeology, and more, which is reflected in the premium quality of the tour. It is great to know that you enjoyed the experience and could learn about Antigua, Guatemala in general, the Mayan people, and our traditions. Showing and sharing our country is something we love. I will also make sure to pass the kudos to Ruben, he will be happy to know about you and will be motivated to keep going above and beyond. Thank you for that. We hope to see you soon again. Take care!
Time well spent touring the city
richard_f, June 2022
Excellent tour that hit all of the key points along the way. Still had time to do other things afterwards would definitely recommend to anyone looking to learn the history of the city without taking the whole day. The guide/operator was great every step along the way
Response from Host, June 2022
Hello Richard! It is so glad to know that you liked the experience of touring Antigua in the company of an expert tour guide to show you all the highlight locations and the history behind them. Thank you for taking the time to write this comment, we appreciate it a lot and invite you to come back to Guatemala anytime to explore more beautiful locations. Please take care and we hope to see you soon!
Great tour with enough down time and picture time.
Tatiana_V, Feb 2022
Rubén Alberto Alonzo was a great, friendly, very knowledgeable guide. He knows all the people in the town, has a lot of knowledge of history, art, and archaeology and is open to answering all questions. When he found out that it was my birthday he even gave me a small gift. He can also give restaurant and coffee shop tips.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Hello Tatiana, thank you so much for leaving such a kind review of our friend and colleague, Rubén Alonzo. He is certainly one of the best in his area and makes sure to deliver a great and personalized experience to all our visitors. I will make sure to pass the kudos and encourage him to continue going above and beyond for each of our guests. We are happy that your visit to Antigua was exceptionally good and that you could take pictures to remember this trip in the future. We are sure you will want to know more places of our beautiful country, and when you decide it's the right time, we will be there, ready to help you and company you in each of your adventures here in Guatemala. In the meantime, please take care and we will see you soon
Kaitlyn_R, Aug 2021
Our tour with Ruben Was very friendly and informative. Ruben was very cognizant of our needs and provided water and ensured that we were content with walking. Ruben was very knowledgeable regarding the history of Antigua and very responsive to our questions. He also took very good pictures of us near picturesque buildings and monuments. I highly recommend this tour during your trip to Guatemala
Response from Host, Aug 2021
Hello Kaitlyn! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice comment regarding your trip to Antigua Guatemala. Antigua is a must on your visit to Guatemala and we are glad that you could have that experience with Ruben. He has a lot of knowledge about its history and is always happy to share it with our visitors. We hope we can be by your side on your next visit to Guatemala and tour you around its many attractions.
Peter_W, July 2021
A half day is not enough time to see all the history in this city....Ruben and the Carlos did and excellent job in the time that we had...The monastery was exceptional...
Response from Host, Aug 2021
Hi Peter! We know that half-day is not enough to visit Antigua Guatemala. This colonial city has so much to offer that we totally recommend a full day tour instead, to get the full experience. As always, we appreciate the time you took to leave such a kind comment about Ruben, the tour guide, and Carlos, our bus driver. We`ll definitely pass the kudos to them and exhort them to keep giving their extra mile! Next time you come to visit Antigua Guatemala, don`t hesitate to contact us to show you around all those places that are pending for you to visit. It will be a pleasure and an honor for us to show you our beautiful country.
Good start to explore Antigua
Griselda_F, July 2021
We mainly visited one large site and the market, the sight however, was beautiful. The guide was informative and flexible with our needs.
Response from Host, July 2021
Hello Griselda! Thank you very much for your comment. It is always pleasant for us to know that your visit to Antigua was great and that our staff filled your expectations. Is important for us to make you feel comfortable and adapt to your needs to make this time memorable. We look forward to accompanying you to visit other amazing places in Guatemala. It`ll be a pleasure for us!
Tour with experienced and knowledgeable guide. Good for first-time visitors
Keith_J, June 2021
Overall, good tour with very knowledgeable guide. The renovated covenant into a 5 star hotel was the first stop and best part of the tour. I’ve been to many Central American and Latin countries so I get like I could have just Ubered to Antigua and explored around myself and had just as much fun. Recommend if this is your first trip Guatemala and would like an experienced guide
Response from Host, July 2021
Hello Keith! We appreciate so much the time you took to leave us a comment. Is great to know that our guide was knowledgeable and shared interesting facts about Antigua worth knowing. We look forward to guiding you around all those places of Guatemala that you have not visited yet. It will be a pleasure for us!
Great tour with sites and smiles
Keith, Mar 2021
Reuben and Carlos were a great guide/driver team. Reuben had a wealth of knowledge with history and is extremely qualified having just finished a master's in history. The experience was fun, informative and recommended for anyone.
Response from Host, Mar 2021
Hello Keith! How great for us is to know that you had such a good time with our team of experts during your tour in Antigua Guatemala. We´re very proud of every member of this family that work together to give you a unique experience. We will pass the good comment to Carlos and Reuben to inspire them to do their best every time. We hope to see you soon when you come back to Guatemala!
Amazing Tour
Felecia_C, Feb 2020
Wow this tour was amazing. My guide's name was Jennifer who was very knowledgable about both Guatemala City and Antigua. They were very accommodating and flexible with my schedule and even offered to drop me off at my Airbnb and waited for my host to come to the home before leaving. I would highly recommend this in-depth tour to anyone visiting Guatemala.
Response from Host, Mar 2020
Dear Felicia, Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us. We’re happy you had a good experience, and we feel also glad you liked Jennifer’s work! We’ll pass along the kind words. Thanks for the recommendation for the travelers community. We hope you'll come and visit Guatemala again soon!
Magnificent sights and history in Antigua
mjohnson92174, Jan 2020
This was my first time booking an excursion through Viator. The process was straight forward and relatively simple. The Tour team were punctual and friendly. The guide was everything we had hoped knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. She involved us in discussion and explanation through out the tour recommending excellent services outside of the tour and ideas that we could use else where if we were to return. This tour is well worth the money and the time. It takes you back in time and is an excellent break from the hustle of the outside world.
Response from Host, Feb 2020
Dear Mr. Johnson, Thanks for leaving us such a great review. Viator is a very user-friendly platform, we are glad that you joined the Viator Community. Also, we are thrilled that you loved your experience; our staff will definitely be happy to read what you wrote. We put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. So thanks for your kind words, and we look forward to seeing you again in Guatemala.
My Favorite Excursion
Ruth A, Jan 2020
This by far was my favorite excursion in Guatemala. Our tour guide, Cesar, was very verse in the history of the area. He wasn't rushed trough the various sites and venues, but still kept us on schedule. We learned about the first churches and monasteries. We also learned about the changes that occurred after the earthquake in the 1700s. We learned about the history of jade in the Mayan culture as well as rum in the Guatemalan culture. Great excursion!
Response from Host, Jan 2020
This review made our day! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this amazing comment, Cesar is one of our best tour guides, he's very passionate and knowledgeable about history and many topics, we will make sure to pass on your review, we are sure he will feel happy about it. We thrive every day to keep up and try to make as many memorable experiences such as this one. Thank you so much for visiting Guatemala, see you soon.
100% tour recomendado
LuisAlberto_P, Jan 2020
Muy cumplidos para para empezar el Tour, Jennifer muy gentil y conocedora del area me guio por lo mejor de Antigua, un tour que recomiendo 100%, vista del volcan de agua y fuego son maravillosas al igual de esa encatadora ciudad.......los invito
Response from Host, Feb 2020
Sr. Alberos, Esperamos se encuentre bien, muchas gracias por su review a nuestro tour por Antigua Guatemala. Tratamos de poner el servicio a nuestros pasajeros como nuestra prioridad y claro con mucho gusto le dejaremos saber a nuestra guía sus buenos comentarios. La vista de los volcanes mezclada con lo encantador de la ciudad hace que la visita sea un verdadero viaje en el tiempo. Esperamos verlo pronto, gracias por visitarnos. Hasta la próxima

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