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Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
 Private Antigua Walking Tour

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icon3 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Step onto the cobblestone-clad streets of colonial Antigua for this flexible-length walking tour. Stroll the streets of this UNESCO World Heritage Site as you visit top landmarks like the ‘Ayuntamiento’ (City Hall Palace), Palace of the Captain’s General, the main cathedral, and Santo Domingo, a well-known hotel and cultural center. A final stop at a local jade factory provides additional insight into Guatemala’s Mayan culture.
  • Stroll the cobblestone streets of this charming UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Learn about Antigua's Spanish colonial history at the ‘Ayuntamiento’ (City Hall Palace) and Palace of the Captain’s General
  • Explore Santo Domingo, a one-time monastery and now a 5-star hotel
  • Get a taste of Mayan culture during a stop at a jade factory
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Hotel Eterna Primavera Antigua , 4 calle Oriente No.17 Antigua Guatemala, Antigua Guatemala 03001, Guatemala
Hotel Casa Santo Domingo , 3a Calle Oriente 28 A, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

Our tour ends at Centro cultural, Centro de convenciones y hotel Santo Domingo

Depart from Antigua’s main square at your chosen departure time in the morning or afternoon for an exploration of the city’s wealth of cobblestone streets, colonial buildings and numerous religious structures and churches.

Stop by the ‘Ayuntamiento’ (City Hall Palace) and see the Palace of the Captain’s General. Check out Antigua’s main cathedral, a structure that lies in ruins due to a series of strong earthquakes in the 18th century.

Continue your Antigua visit by learning about the city’s strong Catholic roots. Visit Santo Domingo a one-time monastery that’s been partially converted into a hotel.

Finish your walking trip by stopping at a local jade factory, where you get a quick introduction to the wealth of Mayan culture found in this Central American country. Finish your trip back at Antigua’s main square.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Iglesia de La Merced
Once travelers meet the tour guide he/she will begin with a brief narrative of Antigua's historical importance
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Arco de Santa Catalina
here travelers will hear about the way of life of the first order of nuns to settle in the city and the use of the famous arch
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Centro de Formacion de la Cooperacion Espanola en La Antigua Guatemala
travelers will appreciate the best restored convent of the colonial jewel now turned into a prestigious cultural center
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Museo del Libro Antiguo
here travelers will hear about the arrival of the first printing press came to exist and how this was turned into the book muesum
Pass By:  
Real Palacio
learn about the palace that housed the most important military officials
Stop At:  
Cathedral de Santiago
explore the most important religious palace of this world heritage site
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Casa del Jade
learn about the importance of jade for the mayas by visiting a factory, museum and showroom with the best carvings in jade.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
The Plaza Central Park
appreciate the authentic way of life of local with a quick overview of the heart of this colonial city
Stop At:  
Casa Santo Domingo
traveler will get to explore with a guide the headquarters of the most important religious order known as Dominicos today turned into a major cultural center and hotel
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Infant seats available
  • Children pay half price when accompanied by two adults.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Guatrips
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Antigua Walking Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Private Antigua Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Antigua Walking Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Private Antigua Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Private Antigua Walking Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Private Antigua Walking Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Antigua Walking Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Private Antigua Walking Tour.

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  • "Edwin has his own company, he offers other trips and is very good indeed." See review
  • "If you want to learn about the culture and history of Antigua de Guatemala, you need to take this tour." See review

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star-5
Fantastic and informative!
zimifeumeh
, Aug 2022
Erwin was a great guide. He was very knowledgeable about the city and its history. I would highly recommend.
star-5
One word, AMAZING!
Vicky_G
, Jul 2022
We had an amazing time on our walking tour of Antigua. Our guide Irwin was excellent and had a wealth of knowledge of the city. He even took us to his favorite local restruant and the food was authentic and delicious!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
We are happy and motivated that your experience has been incredible. We hope that you will share with us again a tour experience in Guatemala.
star-5
Excellent tour
Julie_L
, May 2022
We were able to learn so much about the city in a relaxed and enjoyable fashion.We also learned a lot about the history of Guatemala and its culture.
star-5
Fantastic experience!
Graham_W
, Mar 2022
This was a great tour of Antigua. Our guide, either Roberto or Rodolfo, was awesome. He was so knowledgable as well as entertaining. He wove the Mayan and Spanish influences into a great story! His attention to detail was exquisite. He was patient and answered all our questions. I would highly recommend this tour.
star-5
Best Antigua Tour
Caitlin_J
, Dec 2021
This company and our guide, Felix, were incredible. Meeting the guide was easy, and meeting at the first spot of the tour helped ensure that no time was wasted. The tour was through, yet detailed, and the guide's knowledge and love for the city was evident throughout the tour.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Hello Caitlin! thank you so much for your comment we are very glad to ear that a about our guides and our tours, thank you so much for having enjoyed our private walking tour in Guatemala! We apreciate your time in Guatemala! Happy New year! we wish see you again in our country!
star-5
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ... 5+ STARS 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Anonymous
, Dec 2021
Erwin is an EXCEPTIONAL guide!!! 💎💎💎💎💎 He brought to life this charming UNESCO heritage site by sharing his profound knowledge and wisdom with us. It was a pleasure and privilege to have Erwin for our private tour of Antigua. 🌟✨💫💞 We now understand why he is the most HIGHLY RATED guide on Tripadvisor's Viator. 😀😊 Erwin has our utmost respect and gratitude. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 BOOK HIM TODAY!!! 👍👍
star-4
Our guide MR Rivas is...
Lily_G
, Nov 2021
Our guide MR Rivas is fantastic! He was very knowledgeable and engaging. Very Informative. The only reason for the 4 is that I felt a little rushed. For the amount there is to see, the tour needs to be longer
star-5
The first thing you must do in Antigua
Chris_D
, Oct 2021
Each time we visit a new city, we start with a walking tour. This gives us a chance to get the lay of the land, discover must see areas, and get advice from a knowledgeable local. So we have done a lot of these. Erwin was awesome. Highly recommended. Learn about the city, enjoy some coffee, and get your bearings!
star-5
Great experience with a...
Alyx_V
, Oct 2021
Great experience with a thoughtful guide! I recommend it to anyone who wants an in-depth and personalized history about Antigua
star-5
Nice walking
Anaclara_G
, Jul 2021
Galileo is a great guide, very friendly. The tour of the city is very calm and pleasant. I recommend a lot this tour
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
5 Star
JayD
, May 2021
Guide is well rounded and a all around great guy. A must do on your visit to Antigua. And also very helpful for any of your questions.
star-5
Very enjoyable, informative tour!
Mickey_L
, Mar 2021
Felix was a fantastic tour guide! Friendly, informative, sincere. Fascinating learning both about Guatemala's past and its present, and I loved that we stopped by a market to grab some street food for breakfast.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2021
Dear Mickey, Excellent news for us, thank you very much for letting us know such a valuable comment, this motivates us to continue providing the best experiences. We hope to hear from you soon.
star-5
Erwin knows Antigua
Theresa_N
, Dec 2020
Erwin was our very knowledgeable and eager to please tour guide. He went out of his way to teach us the details of the city, we had a great time. Would definitely recommend Erwin!
star-5
The local stories balanced with more widely known stories
Julio_H
, Nov 2020
Excellent tour guide, very knowledgeable, was sensitive to our needs, and went out of his way to give us advice on things to do, places to eat. I will hire him again for another tour for sure!
star-5
Great experience
Ana_E
, Mar 2020
I had a great time on the tour and learned a lot about the city. We also went to a lot of places I wouldn’t have gone otherwise. Erwin was very knowledgeable about the city and changed the tour to better fit our schedule.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Thank you for approving our work. It is a pleasure to hear that we met your expectations. Your comments help us know we are doing well.
star-5
Worth your money!
Goldie
, Mar 2020
We had a great experience. Erwin was both professional and personal. He adapted the tour to our needs. We really recommend doing this tour to learn about la Antigua de Guatemala.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
It is motivating for us to see that you took your time to write about your experience with our tours. We thank you for appreciating our dedication.
star-4
Learning about Antigua's colorful history
Emily_K
, Mar 2020
We had a great walking tour with Erwin. The information gave us a great overview of Antigua and we learned all about it's cultural landmarks and history. A terrific way to spend an afternoon. Highly recommended for your first few days in town as you cover a lot of ground and get a good feel for the lay of the land.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
It is great to know that you enjoyed our tour. Our goal was to meet your expectations and we are happy to hear that we did.
star-5
Great tour
Don_W
, Mar 2020
Erwin was a great guide and a great teacher of Guatemalan history. We enjoyed his knowledge and his friendship. Thank you Erwin
star-5
Excellent value for money
Michael_A
, Mar 2020
Excellent !!! Our guide was very informative about the history and structure of Antigua. He took us to many sites including the cathedral. I would recommend this tour as a good starting point on a visit to the city
star-5
Wonderful Walking Tour
J_H
, Feb 2020
Our guide, Hugo, was very informative and took us to several locations in Antigua, giving us a detailed lesson on the history of the locations. Since we were staying at a hotel near La Mercad, he agreed to visit us there to start the walking tour. I was with my elderly father who had a difficult time walking too far in the heat, so our guide altered the tour a bit for him and also hailed a tuk-tuk to take us to one of the further locations. He also was very mindful of any trip hazards on the sidewalks and the buildings where we went. He took us into a hotel that included ruins of the convent and a church. At the end of the tour, he took us to a restaurant where he knew the owners and made sure that they would give us a discount on the food. A couple days later we ran into Hugo on the street and he stopped to talk to us and ensure we were still having a great time in Antigua.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Dear Friend, Thank you for rating us with your wonderful comment. We are pleased to hear that you received an excellent service next to one of our best guides. We hope to hear from you soon.

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