Antigua City Sightseeing Tour

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Antigua City Sightseeing Tour information and booking

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$55
Duration
8 hours
Departs from
Tour departs from most Antigua hotels
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
9am

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Tour description provided by Viator

Discover the history and beauty of one of the oldest cities in the Americas on this day tour of Antigua! Visit the Museo del Jade (Jade Museum), La Merced Church, Calle del Arco, Santo Domingo Monastery, San Francisco Church and a coffee plantation on this 8-hour tour. Admire stunning views of Antigua from Cerro de la Cruz, and learn the history of this interesting city from your expert guide.

Spend the day discovering Antigua on this guided day tour. Located in the central highlands of Guatemala, Antigua is home to cobblestone streets and terracotta roof buildings that give the city its colonial charm. See some of its most famous sites with your knowledgeable guide.

After pickup from your Antigua hotel, your tour begins with a visit to Cerro de la Cruz, where you'll admire the whole city of Antigua from atop the hill. Then, head back down to Antigua's Central Plaza, where you'll visit San Francisco Church, home to the shrine of Peter of St Joseph Betancur. See also the famous arch of Santa Catalina, built in the 17th century and once home to Santa Catalina Convent.

Next, visit La Merced Church, which has a beautiful Baroque-style fa├žade, and explore the ruins of Santo Domingo Monastery, which was once the biggest and richest monastery in Antigua. You'll also have time to visit the Museo del Jade (Jade Museum), where you can watch craftsmen turning stones into unique jewels. Browse the jewel gallery and admire these gorgeous pieces of work.

Eat lunch at a local restaurant (own expense) before heading to a nearby coffee plantation. Learn how coffee is made and sample some of the fresh product before being transported back to your hotel.

What's included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English- and spanish-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Coffee samples

What isn't included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)