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Combo Tour: Colonial Antigua & Guatemala City Explorer Tour

1. Combo Tour: Colonial Antigua & Guatemala City Explorer Tour

You will be picked up at your hotel in Guatemala City before transferring to Antigua Guatemala to meet your local guide and begin your soft walking of approximately 3 hours. Below is a brief summary of the attractions you will see on your way: La Merced Church of Guatemalan Ultrabaroque style. This temple has two bell towers and on the facade of the church in its upper part is a sculpture of San Pedro Nolasco, founder of the Mercedarian Order.Santa Catalina Arch. Built to connect the nuns between cloisters to avoid being seen due to the votes that the religious order took. After the earthquakes of 1773, the arch became important due to the alterations that were made. These alterations included the construction of a turret and the inclusion of a Lamy Amp Lacroix clock of French origin.Central Park. Situated in the traditional grid pattern used frequently in urban planning in the Spanish colonies. The park is surrounded by the Palace of the General Captains, the Town Hall, the Cathedral of San Jose, and the Trade Portal. Here in the park, you will also find the Las Sirenas fountain. This fountain has a traditional folk story where the Count of La Gomera ordered the fountain to be built in memory of his daughters, who in giving birth did not want to breastfeed their children. The count then ordered his daughters to be tied to a trunk in the center of a waterhole, where they died of thirst and hunger. You will continue your tour with a visit the La Unión tank, which is one of the most iconic laundries in this city (only the big houses possessed laundry facilities). For this reason, most of the inhabitants (housewives) went to public laundries. This was inaugurated on February 3, 1853. You will then be given time for lunch (not included).  You will then transfer to Guatemala City to start your sightseeing tour through this city. First you will visit Las Americas avenue. The road in its central garden has several Plazas and monuments in honor of the countries of the American continent.  Continue to Berlin Plaza where there are three pieces of concrete brought from Germany. These are original sections of the Berlin Wall and from here, you can view part of the city and the landscape of the volcanoes.  Next you will visit La Reforma. It was built inspired by the avenues of France and for this reason, various statues carved in stone, bronze, and marble were brought from Italy. The next attraction is Yurrita Church. This is a private chapel of mixed Baroque style, with Romanesque and Byzantine elements. The church was built as a votive offering by Felipe Yurrita, a native of Arevalo, Castilla, Spain, to the Virgin of Our Lady of Sorrows, patron of that town, for favors received (in particular, for saving her life during the eruption of the volcano Santa Maria). At the Civic Center of the City, you will see a set of buildings constructed between the 50s and 60s: The Supreme Court of Justice, the Ministry of Public Finance, City Hall, the Social Security, the Bank of Guatemala, the National Mortgage Bank, and the Guatemalan Tourism Commission.  You will then arrive at the Major Plaza of the Constitution. This Plaza is the heart of the Historic Center of the city. It is surrounded by important monuments such as the National, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Portal of Commerce and Centenarian Park. The tour includes a visit to the Central Market, which is located behind the Metropolitan Cathedral, in the basement of the Tabernacle Plaza. There, visitors can buy a variety of art and handicrafts from all over the country; ceramics, textiles, leather, wood, and silver. At the end of the walking tour, head back to your hotel in Guatemala City.

Antigua Guatemala: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

2. Antigua Guatemala: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

You will visit the most important and charming places in the city such as the churches of Antigua Guatemala, discover the different ruins, convents, monuments, and of course the most colorful and bright handicrafts market in the city. The tour will give very interesting information about the culture and history of Guatemala, as well as places of interest to which you can go during your stay here. We will visit along the route: The Church of Mercy Arch Street Nim Pot Craft Market Central Park, where the fountain of the sirens, the General Palace, the "Cathedral", the City Hall, and the Bakers' Portal are located. The Union Tank The Church of San Francisco The tour will take around 2 hours. The meeting point will be at La Merced Church.

Antigua Guatemala Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

3. Antigua Guatemala Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

Get ready to hop on our safe, comfortable, air-conditioned bus for the ride of a lifetime in Antigua Guatemala! Start your day at the Convento Santa Clara riding through the cobblestone streets visiting Museums and Historical landmarks! On leaving the central area we’ll stop at the famous Finca Caoba on the city’s outskirts with half price entry for the amazing Butterfly Sanctuary, the only one in the country! Don’t forget the two free natural drinks with any two pizzas! Then it’s onto Finca Colombia for rich local food or tour the region’s most famous export, Coffee! Valhalla Macadamia Farm with its restaurant set in garden surrounds is a must see, or take a tour of the farm and finish it off with a massage! If you want to avoid the midday sunshine why not hop off at Cerveceria 14 and take cover for a while? Guatemala’s most famous brewery has the space, great beers and food to satisfy even the hungriest travellers with generous discounts with your Explorer ticket! Off to the market! Take a wander around the lanes of the famous Mercado de Antigua. Surrounded by fruit vendors, stalls and unique artisan’s crafts, find that perfect gift or keepsake from your journey! You must be thirsty now? Antigua Cerveza with its bars and restaurants nestled amongst expansive gardens is a great place to hop off, it’s family friendly with plenty of space to relax and games for everyoneReady to explore again? Finca Filadelfia with its sprawling fields of Coffee, Restaurant and family activities is a must, since 1870 it has been leading the way with Guatemala’s most famous export, take a tour, eat and drink while enjoying the natural surrounds! You must be hot now? Let’s explore the Eco Farm with free organic Ice Cream for kids under 10! Learn about Mayan farming techniques, native flora and fauna and play with different animals, this will keep everyone entertained! Antigua has it all, from incredible architecture and history to some of the most stunning Volcanic landscapes in the Americas. Why uber, taxi or tour with others? Ride with us, safe in the knowledge that with one ticket you can see it all, while being entertained and informed! At any stop be sure that you can enjoy your visit and hop back on to the next stop! If you enjoy the traditional hop on hop off service, you cannot miss this. Get ready to discover the best of the region safely, at your own pace while enjoying the many discounts on offer. Buy your Antigua Explorer ticket online today!

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