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Past and Present Guatemala

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Pass By: Gray Line Guatemala, Guatemala City 0011 Guatemala

You will be picked up at your hotel in Guatemala City and transfer to Antigua Guatemala to meet your local guide to begin your soft walking of approximately 3 hours below a brief summary of what to expect on your way.

Stop At: Iglesia de La Merced, Antigua Guatemala

La Merced Church of Guatemalan Ultrabaroque style, this temple has two bell towers. On the facade of the church, in its upper part is a sculpture of San Pedro Nolasco, founder of the Mercedarian Order.

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Santa Catalina Arch, built to connect the nuns between cloisters to avoid being seen due to the votes that the religious who belonged to that Order took, After the earthquakes of 1773, the arch became important due to the arrangements that were made. These arrangements included the construction of a turret and the inclusion of a Lamy Amp Lacroix watch of French origin.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: The Plaza Central Park, Plaza Mayor City Center, Antigua 03001 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: Tanque de la Union, Calle oriente 6a, Antigua 03001 Guatemala

Continue our way we will visit the La Unión tank, which is one of the most representative laundries in this city, only the big houses had a place where they could be washed. For this reason, most of the inhabitants - housewives - went to public laundries. This was inaugurated on February 3, 1853.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Ciudad de Guatemala, Calz. Aguilar Batres, Guatemala

You'll be transfer from Antigua Guatemala to Guatemala City, to continue the day with the sightseeing tour in Guatemala CIty.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Avenida Las Americas, Guatemala

Transfer to Guatemala City to start our sightseeing tour through the city. First we will visit Las Americas avenue that is a road in its central garden has several Plazas and monuments in honor of the countries of the American continent.


Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Plaza Berlin, Avenida de las Americas Final Zona 13, Guatemala City Guatemala

Continue to Berlin Plaza there are three pieces of concrete brought from Germany, these are original sections of the Berlin Wall and from here you can view part of the city and the landscape of the volcanoes.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Avenida La Reforma, 1 Calle a 20 Calle de las Zonas 9 y 10, Guatemala City Guatemala

La Reforma was built inspired by the avenues of France for this reason various statues carved in stone, bronze and marble were brought from Italy.


Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Iglesia Yurrita, 8-52, Ruta 6, Guatemala City 01004 Guatemala

Yurrita Church It is a private chapel of mixed Baroque style, with Romanesque and Byzantine elements. The church was built as a votive offering by Felipe Yurrita, a native of Arevalo, Castilla, Spain, to the Virgin of Our Lady of Sorrows, patron of that town, for favors received, in particular to have saved her life during the eruption of the volcano Santa Maria.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Centro Civico, Centro Cívico, Guatemala

The Civic Center of the City, we will see a set of buildings constructed between the 50’s and 60’s: The Supreme Court of Justice, the Ministry of Public Finance, City Hall, the Social Security, the Bank of Guatemala, the National Mortgage Bank, and the Guatemalan Tourism Commission.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Plaza Mayor de la Constitucion, Guatemala City Guatemala

Arrive at the Major Plaza of the Constitution. This Plaza is the heart of the Historic Center of the city. It is surrounded by important monuments such as the National, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Portal of Commerce and Centenarian Park.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Mercado Central, 8 Calle and 8 Ave., Guatemala City 01001 Guatemala

Finally, we will visit the Central Market, which is located behind the Metropolitan Cathedral, in the basement of the Tabernacle Plaza. It is divided by different sectors of products, where you will find from spices to beautiful memories of jade made in Guatemala.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Gray Line Guatemala, Guatemala City 0011 Guatemala

At the end, you'll be returned to your hotel.

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Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off at select hotels
  • Professional guide
  • Transportation
Not included
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
Additional
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Minimum of 2 passengers (adults) is required for the tour to run. If the minimum size is not reached, the tour is subject to cancellation and all tickets are refunded or rescheduled.
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country are required at time of booking for all participants.
  • It is recommended that you wear comfortable walking shoes and bring sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses
  • 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.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • For groups of 10 persons or more, please contact Gray Line Guatemala to arrange.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Features
Tourism
90%
Cultural
60%
Reviews
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Wendy T
5 | 2017-10-16

Our guide was very pleasant and gave us lots of info. We enjoyed visited both Antigua and the City. On the confirmation, we were asked to reconfirmed by phone, but the two contact phone numbers were wrong, one is wrong number and the other is not operated.

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dudleym
5 | 2017-01-28

First I want to start off saying that our tour guide Juan Pablo, and driver Juan were excellent! They were the ones that really made the tour worth it. Juan picked us up from the hotel 10 minutes early and was a safe and skilled driver. We took this tour on our first day during our trip to Guatemala, although the other two couples were on the last day of their trip. In total our tour group had 7 people. I must say that Juan Pablo was one of the best tour guides I have ever had. Not only was he friendly and knowledgable, but he was also extremely accommodating and gracious, especially towards my elderly mother. He even picked up her ring which had to be sized at the jade factory during our lunch! Antigua itself was beautiful and Guatemala City was bustling just like any other city. Would definitely recommend as an introduction to Guatemala!

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y_kchin
4 | 2016-01-04

Nice tourguide and driver but terrible traffics

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