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Walking Tour of Antigua

  • Professionally guided walking tour of Antigua, Guatemala
  • Explore scenic church ruins and a local jade factory
  • Learn the rich history of Guatemala’s former capital city
Walking Tour of Antigua
From US$25.00
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Walking Tour of Antigua
From US$25.00
Get the lay of the land with a guided walking tour of Antigua, Guatemala. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a traveler’s favorite for its cobblestone streets, volcano views, colonial architecture, and abundance of crafts and markets. On this tour, you’ll discover the historic sites that give Antigua its special character.
What to Expect
Begin your walking tour at the mermaid fountain in Antigua’s main plaza. Check out the historic buildings that frame the central square: the Ayuntamiento, or City Hall, and the Captain General Palace, both known for their many arches. You’ll see the impressive ruins of the city’s main cathedral, affected by a series of powerful earthquakes like many of the other historic buildings in Antigua.
Next you’ll visit the San Francisco Church, parts of which date back to the 16th century. This church holds the tomb of Brother Peter, Guatemala’s first saint. Continue on to the elegant grounds of Santo Domingo, a one-time monastery turned luxury hotel and restaurant.
End your tour at a local jade factory, where you’ll learn about the history of this precious stone and its significance in Mayan culture. Your trip concludes back in Antigua’s central square.
Reviews (36)
1 - 5 of 31 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago
Excellent Introduction to Antigua, Guatemala.

Erwin Rivas is a wonderful guide who takes great pride in his city and appears to truly enjoy sharing his vast knowledge with you. Could not imagine a better guide.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Carlos C
Reviewed 1 week ago
Take this tour early on your visit to Antigua

We like to take walking tours on the first day visiting a new location, and were so glad we chose this one! It was such a pleasure to learn about Guatemala and Antigua from Erwin. He presented the historical information in such a friendly and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank LGinPA2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Excellent introduction to Guatemala

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to learn and experience the rich heritage of this historic city. Our walking tour guide, Erwin Rivas did an outstanding job of communicating his extensive knowledge of his city and country. His tour is informative, full of colorful detail and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ontheroadagainwetwo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Erwin Rivas - best guide ever - over the top

I organize group visits for private pilots and have been to Antigua 6 times. Erwin Rivas is by far the best guide ever - with perfect English. His historical knowledge is endless; the walking tour was captivating; his style is easy, humorous and flexible. This...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank James P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Do the Antigua City Walking tour with Erwin!

We did the morning walking tour with Erwin on our first day in town and it was a great introduction to Antigua. Erwin was so genuine and proud to show and tell you about the rich and colorful history of the city. He took his...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank zimmys57
Erwin R, General Manager at MB GuatemalaTravel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Zimmys57! Thank you so much for your comments, we are very happy to know that you had a wonderful time during your visit. Our highest priority is to create unforgettable travel experience to our guests. It will be a great pleasure to see you...More

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Lan T
12 December 2018|
Response from regalada | Reviewed this property |
Mine lasted 4 hours, went by really fast.
23 September 2018|
Response from Maggie D | Reviewed this property |
You creo que si. Yo fui con amigo y la guia y el cambio el Camino in poquito para nosotros. Debe mandar correo por email.