- Round-trip transportation from your cruise ship terminal!
- Air-conditioned, fully licensed, and insured transportation!
- Bi-lingual (English and Spanish speaking), certified cruise shore excursion guide!
- All entrance fees and taxes!
- 3-hour walking through Antigua City!
- See La Merced Church, Santa Catalina Arch, San Jose Cathedral, Jade Factory, and the Central Park shopping area!
- Optional lunch!
- Great sightseeing and cultural excursion!
- Small groups only!
Your day will be filled with spectacular views and highlights of Antigua City which begins right outside your ship. Your guide will pick you up and get you onboard the air-conditioned transport. Then you are off to see some incredible city sights and scenic views including the famous volcanoes and sugar plantations. This excursion is limited to a maximum of 10 guests.
Driving through the city of Antigua, you will see numerous examples of the Spanish Baroque-influenced architecture and colonial church ruins that date back to the 1500's. The city has earned a UNESCO World Heritage Site award due to its cultural importance.
Once in Antigua City, your friendly guide will lead you on a 3-hour soft walk tour along the must-see places. You will get to see La Merced Church, one of the most important churches in Antigua. Keep your camera handy to capture the 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. Then it is time to appreciate The Cathedral of San Jose which once was one of the largest in Central America. You will even get to visit the famous Jade Factory where you will learn about the local mining and production of jade.
After you will have time to enjoy a traditional lunch (included if you selected the option on the price chart) or choose one of the many restaurants on Santa Catalina Arch Avenue. Your guide can make suggestions if you would like. There will also be time to do some browsing and shopping where you will find everything from locally hand-crafted items, souvenirs, and also fine examples of the well-renown brightly colored handwoven textiles!
Your guide will take you back to the Puerto Quetzal port at the end of this Guatemala cruise shore excursion.
Note that there is a minimum of 2 guests needed to run this excursion to Antigua City. Private excursions or Groups of 10 or more can also be accommodated - Please contact us.