Guatemala City Historical and Cultural Tour

1 Day Tour through Guatemala

Activities: Touring Cities
8 hours
Guatemala City/Antigua Guatemala
Guatemala City

Guatemala City Tour


Guatemala City Tour. This escorted tour will guide you through a wealth of information, artifacts, sites and cultural pieces throughout the city.

You will enjoy visiting 6 of the most history-packed places in the capital city of Guatemala.

Colonial Architecture in Antigua Guatemala. Guatemala cultural tours.
Ancient colonial architecture in Antigua Guatemala.

You will be picked up from your hotel in Antigua Guatemala or from the Guatemala City International Airport to start this day-tour.

Throughout the day, you will visit: Ixchel Museum of the Mayan Costume, Popol Vuh Museum, National Palace, Metropolitan Cathedral, National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, and Relief Map.

This is a great tour of the city if you find yourself with an extra long stay at the airport also.

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What to expect

Let yourself fall back through the years to experience colonial art all the way through art of today. The Mayans have amazing talents that will be shared with you throughout this day.

Your visit to Ixchel Museum of the Mayan Costume will produce the opportunity to learn more about the weaving heritage. You will see around 6,000 varies woven items on display, created in the late 19th century until now.

There are also watercolor paintings depicting these amazing costumes for you to view. Popol Vuh Museum will guide you through ceramic art and stone sculptures.

University of San Carlos de Guatemala, Antigua Guatemala. Antigua Architecture
Old building University of San Carlos, Antigua

While the National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology contains 20,000 pieces from Guatemalan history for you to view, such as pottery, artwork, crafts, textiles and relics from archaeological sites. Here you can learn more about the settlement of Guatemala.

Amazing Volcanos in Guatemala during sunset. Guatemala trips.
Amazing volcanoes landscapes in Guatemala, Central America.

This tour does not stop with museums though. You will have the opportunity to visit the seat of the Guatemalan government, National Palace of Culture, as well as the Metropolitan Cathedral. The cathedral is the main church of Guatemala City.

It stands in the center of the city. Gaze at the beauty of its structure, size, altars and pillars. If your travels do not allow you to see all of Guatemala at this time, you can view it on a 100-year old 3D Relief Map during this tour.

It depicts the details of the terrain on a 1:10,000 kilometer scale. This day tour will definitely have you viewing some rich pieces of history and culture.

Additional Information

Departure and Return Location

Guatemala City Tour

Traveler pickup from hotel in Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala City hotel or Guatemala City International Airport

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Price from $40 (per person)

Guatemala City Tour

  • Transportation: Round trip private transportation
  • Tour GuideProfessional Bilingual guide
  • Entrance Fees

Price Excludes

  • Gratuities
  • Personal Travel & Cancellation insurance
  • Other expenses than indicated
  1. The price is based in 8 participants
  2. This is a private day tour, therefore only your group will participate
  3. Activity level: Easy, most travelers can participate
  4. Not wheelchair accessible