Guatemala City

Private Tour: Guatemala City Morning or Afternoon Tour

Guatemala City, Guatemala

From USD 60.00

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover the cultural highlights of Central America’s largest city on a private morning or afternoon tour of Guatemala City. Alongside your guide, you’ll visit landmarks such as the Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), the National Palace, and the Bank of Guatemala, while listening to history-rich commentary. Admire the modern structures of the Civic Center (Centro Civico) and browse Mercado Central for artisan souvenirs before heading to Paseo Caya — a walled luxury complex — to enjoy a delicious dinner (own expense). Receive undivided attention from your private guide.
  • Private morning or afternoon of Guatemala City
  • Visit landmarks such as the Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana) and the National Palace
  • Browse Mercado Central for artisan souvenirs and admire the modern structures of Centro Civico
  • Purchase a delicious dinner at the luxurious Paseo Caya complex
  • Receive undivided attention from your private guide

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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What To Expect

Greet your private guide at your Guatemala City hotel and climb aboard an air-conditioned coach to begin your sightseeing tour. As you travel, you’ll receive an interesting introduction to the history of Guatemala City, formerly known as La Nueva Guatemala de la Asunción.

Head to the city’s Civic Center (Centro Civico) to see an impressive array of buildings constructed in the 1960s; cruise past landmarks such as the Supreme Court, City Hall and the Ministry of Public Finance, and stop to admire the Bank of Guatemala’s murals designed by Dagoberto Vásquez.

Continue to the city’s historic heart — Constitution Plaza (Plaza de la Constitución) — and admire the plethora of monuments that reside there. The undisputed centerpiece is the Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), an 18th-century treasure topped by a vibrant blue dome. See, too, the National Library and the National Palace of Culture (Palacio Nacional de la Cultura).

The next stop on your private tour is the Central Market (Mercado Central), a bustling hub replete with stalls selling artisan souvenirs and local produce. Spend a while browsing ceramics, leather, textiles and jewelry, and then conclude with a visit to Paseo Cayala, a luxurious, whitewashed complex.

Here, you can purchase a delicious dinner and choose to spend the night in the hotel’s lavish accommodation. If you opt to leave Paseo Cayala after dinner, your tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel.

Gray Line Guatemala (Pass By)

You will be pick up in your hotel for a tour through Guatemala City to appreciate the charm of the modern city and learn about the history of some of the important buildings and monuments on the city. "La Nueva Guatemala de la Asunción" is the official name of the city, center and capital of the country. We will appreciate a panoramic contrast between the colonial architecture combined with the modern enviroment.

Avenida Las Americas

First we will visit Las Americas avenue is an extension of Reforma Avenue. It was drawn at the end of the 19th century and in its central garden has several Plazas and monuments in honor of the countries of the American continent.

25 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Sunday afternoons the Central Market is closed
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • 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.

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Pleasant and really patient
Lydia_D, Feb 2023
Tour guide was really nice and drove so careful explaining us everything, Beautiful to hear some Guatemalan history
Perfect overview of the city
Carolyn_B, Mar 2020
This is an amazing tour of downtown and the guide was absolutely perfect. He was so attentive and helpful as we were getting coffee and pastries
Fabulous Experience
Ruth A, Jan 2020
We went out early at 7 am when the vendors at the market was were still setting up and Calle Real wasn't too busy with pedestrians. It was fun to walk the city streets and connect with local hotels and vendors. We also visited several cathedrals as well as the presidential palace. It was a feast for the eyes and camera. Our driver Juan Carols was also very good - very patient with each stop. Very good experience.
Response from Host, Mar 2020
Dear Ruth Thank you for having booked with us and for takes the time to share your comments!!
A driver and guide picked my...
Elisabeth_F, Apr 2018
A driver and guide picked my co-worker and I up at our hotel and took us to the heart of the city. We toured for a couple of hours, which I felt was adequate to see the sites. Our guide was knowledgeable and his English was good. Be prepared to walk portions of the tour. There was never a time when I didn't feel safe jumping into a stranger's car. I'm glad I toured Guatemala City because I would have wondered what it is like if I didn't, but some of the other tours we took were more interesting, hence the four stars.
Juan-Pablo was a great tour guide...
malich.jakub, Nov 2017
Juan-Pablo was a great tour guide and told us a lot about the city and the country. Honestly speaking, there is not too much to see in Guatemala City, but this short tour is a great first-day orientation.
Juan Pawlo had a wealth of knowledge...
Andrew M, Feb 2017
Juan Pawlo had a wealth of knowledge about his city and country and was a very engaged guide. Enjoyed my half day tour!
My husband and I took the afternoon...
Marion A, Feb 2016
My husband and I took the afternoon tour with Jose ChAng. A nice young man who was interesting and interested. We saw what was planned at our speed. Felt safe the entire time. Would highly recommend.