Puerto Quetzal Shore Excursion: Colonial Antigua City Highlights

Puerto Quetzal Shore Excursion: Colonial Antigua City Highlights

Depart from Puerto Quetzal and enjoy the amazing Antigua Guatemala. This city is outstanding and the best-preserved colonial city in Latin America. Tourists visit Antigua, Guatemala every year from around the world to enjoy its natural beauty and historical monuments. The Spanish Colonial style permeates every part of the town: its houses, churches, squares, parks and ruins, also its traditions and folklore as well. Antigua is a city of charm and color where you can see and buy an overwhelming variety of attractive, handmade products that honor the traditions of generations of artisans

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

Depart from Puerto Quetzal

Pass By: Marina Pez Vela, 9 Calle 1-22, Escuintla, Guatemala

Your Antiguan experience begins as your expert tour guide picks you up from port for a scenic, 90-minute air-conditioned ride through forests, past volcanoes and stunning examples of Spanish Baroque influenced architecture

Stop At: Arco de Santa Catalina, Avenida Norte 5a Calle del Arco - Centro Histórico, Antigua 03001 Guatemala

Built in the 17th century, originally it was connected to the convent of Santa Catalina, allowing the cloistered nuns to pass from one building to the other without going out on the street.


Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Central Park, 4 Avenida Sur, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

Central Park surrounded by 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, we will also find the Las Sirenas fountain. This fountain has a traditional oral where the Count of La Gomera ordered to build the fountain in memory of his daughters, who in giving birth did not want to breastfeed their children for what the count ordered To tie his daughters to a trunk in the center of a waterhole, where they died of thirst and hunger.


Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes

Stop At: Jade Maya - The Original Jade factory and Museum, 4a. Calle Oriente No. 34, Antigua 03001 Guatemala

At the Jade Factory and Museum you will learn about the various types of jade, how this mineral is mined and processed then fashioned into beautiful jewelry. Be sure to touch the jade rock formation in the middle of the showroom for good luck!
A delicious lunch is included that will consist of homemade tortillas and other traditional Guatemalan food. Watch first-hand how the tortillas are made and learn about the importance of the traditions and history that is rooted in the country's food.

A delicious lunch is included that will consist of homemade tortillas and other traditional Guatemalan food. Watch first-hand how the tortillas are made and learn about the importance of the traditions and history that is rooted in the country's food.

Duration: 2 hours

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

Continue on to Cathedral Church and the ruins of Santo Domingo Convent. This monastery was edified in 1529 and today some of its post-earthquake remains have been converted into a hotel.



Duration: 40 minutes

Pass By: Marina Pez Vela, 9 Calle 1-22, Escuintla, Guatemala

While in the city you will have time to browse the shops and admire locally hand crafted items. Pick up a souvenir or two before your return back to Quetzal Cruise Port.

Stop At: La Merced, 5 Calle and 11 Av, Guatemala City Guatemala

Stand outside the 17th century Church of La Merced with its twin bell towers and graceful yellow and white facade.

Duration: 30 minutes



Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time"
"May be operated by a multi-lingual guide"
"Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking"
"A minimum of 2 people per booking is required"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"All departure times are based on the GUATEMALA LOCAL time in port. Ships sometimes do not adjust their clocks to the local time in port, so it is very important to make sure you meet your tour at the correct local time."
"Please search for the Gray Line representative , we will be outside with our Gray Line Logo."
"To find pictures of our experiences, search us on Instagram as @graylinetoursgt"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival"



Hora de Inicio: 7:30 AM
Duración: 7 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

Traveler pickup is offered

Ports

  • Puerto Quetzal, Escuintla



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

Incluye

  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • 1 natural beverage
  • Entry/Admission - Jade Maya - The Original Jade factory and Museum

No Incluye

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • other Drinks
  • Gratuities

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