Discover the Majesty of Antigua on a Shore Excursion From Puerto Quetzal + Lunch

Discover the Majesty of Antigua on a Shore Excursion From Puerto Quetzal + Lunch

We will depart to the Heritage City of Antigua Guatemala as soon as you leave the cruise ship. Get amazed by its warm and lovely people, their traditions, the combination of indigenous people from around the country, and visitors from around the world.
This city of almost 500 years will impress you with its colonial architecture, nice gardens, attractive shops, and all the history behind the beautiful landscapes and monuments.
The tour will be interactive. We´ll share important information and give you enough time to take pictures and shop around.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Quetzal, Escuintla Department

A big day is waiting for you! We'll be waiting for you at Puerto Quetzal ready to take advantage of your time in our country and take you to discover the great colonial city of Antigua Guatemala, full of beautiful churches, monuments, and other curious places.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Sacatepequez Department, Sacatepequez Department

After departing from Puerto Quetzal, it will just take us one hour and a half to get to Antigua Guatemala. We´ll spend a couple of hours there, enjoying the city, the views, taking great pictures and having a good time! Of course that you will learn a lot about its history, a tour guide specialized in history will be in charge of your group so you can get the best out of this experience.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Casa Santo Domingo, 3a Calle Oriente 28 A Centro Histórico, Antigua 03001 Guatemala

It is the biggest Monastery in Antigua Guatemala. Located on the grounds of the Santo Domingo Monastery, Casa Santo Domingo began life as the mainstay for one of the most important convents in the Americas. Those who lived in this sanctuary followed the order of Santo Domingo de Guzmán, and the monastery acted as a shelter for them. Its origins can be traced back to 1538 when the first Dominicans arrived in Guatemala, and during this time the monastery was a grand, two-towered, ten-belled building filled with riches and relics. Unfortunately, the monastery was partially destroyed in 1773 by the Santa Marta earthquake, and what still stands has become a monument preserving the baroque architecture and treasures of the period. The ancient walls, brick archways, and tile corridors convey the history of the original Casa Santo Domingo, and today part of the ruins have been turned into Antigua’s only five-star hotel, which opened in 1989.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Parque Central (Plaza Mayor) Antigua Guatemala, H748+QG4, 4 Avenida Norte, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

Visit the Main Square, with its unique Mermaid fountain, gardens, public buildings, and the beautiful Cathedral.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Arco de Santa Catalina, 5a Avenida Norte 28, Antigua 03001 Guatemala

We will move on to the most famous point in Antigua Guatemala: The Arch Street, where the Santa Catalina Arch is located. This place has become the symbol of Antigua and the central image on most postcards. In its origins, this arch was built by the Santa Catarina Mártir Convent in 1693 as a bridge to connect both sides of the street so that the nuns were not seen. Get ready to take jaw-dropping photos!

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Iglesia de La Merced, 5a Avenida Norte y 1a Calle Poniente Centro Histórico, Antigua 03001 Guatemala

Walking through, we'll get to La Merced Church, by far one of the best examples of the Guatemalan Baroque style from the XVII century. The best example of Baroque architecture and one of the most beautiful ones of Antigua Guatemala.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Iglesia del Carmen, Avenida Norte S/N 3a Centro Histórico, Antigua 03001 Guatemala

El Carmen Church was built in the middle of the 17th century. Unfortunately, it was destroyed by several earthquakes that hit the city on several occasions. The last earthquake completely destroyed the church and left it as we see it today, this happened in 1773 with the Santa Marta earthquake. On our visit we will appreciate the history behind this great building, we will take beautiful photos and finish our tour by visiting the handicraft market that is located right next to the church. Here you can buy beautiful handicrafts made of textiles, indigenous fabrics, wood, metal, precious stones such as jade, ceramics, leather, glass, rhinestones in general, and others.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Sacatepequez Department, Sacatepequez Department

After the visit to all the great monuments, we´ll move to a nice restaurant to have lunch. You´ll have a variety of options to choose including traditional dishes. We´ll spend one hour in the restaurant and then we´ll move back to your cruise ship.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Quetzal, Escuintla Department

At the end of this great tour, we´ll go back to your cruise ship. The road trip will take us about an hour and a half so sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful landscapes. If there´s anything you need, please don´t hesitate to ask your tour guide. He will be happy to help all the time.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes



Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers"
"COVID-19 vaccination required for guides"
"All our vehicles are being sanitized and cleaned on a daily basis. Please feel safe with our staff, we are taking all the appropriate measurements for your and our safety."



Hora de Inicio: 8:00 AM
Duración: 7 To 8 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Traveler pickup is offered
We pick passengers at the Cruise Ports of Puerto Quetzal or Marina Pez Vela.

Ports

  • Puerto Quetzal Cruise Port, Unnamed Road, W6F4+H9J, Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala
  • Marina Pez Vela, 9 Calle 1-22, Escuintla, Guatemala



Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Incluye

  • Private Transportation For The Group
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Certified Tour Guide
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water

No Incluye

  • Gratuities
  • Personal Expenses

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