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Puerto Quetzal Shore Excursion - Antigua Guatemala Cultural and Colonial

Puerto Quetzal Shore Excursion - Colonial & Cultural Antigua, Jade Factory & Lunch

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Explore Antigua Guatemala on our walking tour. You have much to see along the cobblestone streets of this World Cultural Heritage Site

Highlights

  • Listen to your guide and enjoy panoramic views of the countryside during a scenic drive through Guatemala’s lowlands.
  • Experience Antigua's past and present as you tour the many historic and cultural sites of the capital city.
  • Spend some time shopping for jade jewelry and souvenirs

Inclusions

  • Transportation from Puerto Quetzal to Antigua Guatemala- Puerto Quetzal
  • Bilingual Tour Guide (English and Spanish)
  • Lunch (not includes beverages)

Exclusions

  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Optional Gratuities
  • Beverage

Please Note

  • A minimum of 4 adult passengers is required for the tour to run. If the minimum size is not reached, the tour is subject to cancellation and all tickets will be refunded or rescheduled.
  • Please wear walking/hiking boots as we will be walking 3-4 hours, often in wet weather. Sorry, no wheelchair access.
  • Please bring hat, sunglasses, sunblock, camera, bug repellent, thin pants, rain gear, long sleeve t-shirts. personal medication, & passport (passport is required).
  • Please contact us if you need a guide in any other language. French, German and Italian in private services, subject to additional costs and guide availability.
  • For groups of 10 persons or more, please contact Gray Line Guatemala. shorex@graylineguatemala.com
  • SHARED: transportation & Tours (with other passengers)

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ITINERARY

You will be met at the cruise pier where you will be picked up and transferred to Antigua Guatemala. Here you will meet your guide.

Antigua Guatemala 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 historic 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.

We start with a 3-hour walking tour with a visit to La Merced Church - one of the most important churches in Antigua. We will also explore one of the distinguishable landmarks in Antigua Guatemala, Santa Catalina Arch. 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.

Next on the itinerary we will walk through Central Park to appreciate the The Cathedral of San Jose - Roman Catholic church in Antigua Guatemala. The original church was built around 1541, but suffered several earthquakes throughout its history, and the first church building was demolished in 1669, The cathedral was rebuilt and consecrated in 1680. By 1743 the cathedral was one of the largest in Central America. We will continue to a Jade Factory where you can appreciate the sacred stone of the Mayan civilization.

After a mild walk we will have time to eat lunch (Included).

After lunch and some free time to buy souvenirs, we will return to Puerto Quetzal to board your cruise.