Antigua Tours by Elizabeth Bell

Antigua Tours LLC has specialized in Cultural Tourism in Guatemala since 1992. We offer personalized itineraries based on traveler’s needs and requests. We offer efficient travel throughout the country with new vehicles, licensed guides and great rates on hotels and airlines.

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Holy Week in Antigua Guatemala with Elizabeth Bell 2021


Explore the most spectacular time of the year in Antigua with the largest Holy Week celebration for in the world! Expert Elizabeth Bell, author of “Lent and Holy Week /Cuaresma y Semana Santa La Antigua Guatemala”, offers special tours beginning Palm Sunday through Saturday. Highlights include tips on enjoying this very special holiday, carpet making, processions and a special Wednesday tour to San Mateo Milpas Altas. Each day offers different tours!

Palm Sunday Tour March 28th 9:30am –12:00pm

9:30AM: Meet Elizabeth Bell at the Antigua Tours Park office inside Café Condesa for a guided walk as Holy Week begins with grandeur. We see carpets made at their best and watch the Palm Sunday La Merced procession, providing helpful tips for getting around the busy streets of Antigua during this season.

Palm Sunday Tour March 28th
9:30am –12:00pm.
Price:  $30 per person includes entrance fees and refreshments

Palm Sunday Tour

$30.00

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Tuesday, March 30th 9:30am – 12:30pm

Meet Elizabeth Bell at the fountain/Central Park for a cultural tour including Antigua’s history and contemporary life with the city’s art, architecture, history, descriptions of holy vigils and carpet making. We highlight the Palace of City Hall, Palace of the Captains General, San Jose Cathedral, Jade Maya Museum and Paseo de los Museos at Casa Santo Domingo.

Holy Tuesday

Tuesday, March 30th
9:30am – 12:30pm.
Price: $30.00 per person includes entrance fees and refreshments 

Holy Tuesday

$30.00

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Holy Wednesday, March 31st 7:00am – 2:00pm – Special Semana Santa Chichicastenango Market

7:00AM: Shared shuttle from your hotel in Antigua to Hotel Santo Tomas in Chichicastenango, near the market (2 1/2 hrs).

Explore and hunt for bargains at the colorful market and visit the Santo Tomas churches. Lunch – on your own

2:00PM: Shared shuttle from Hotel Santo Tomas in Chichicastenango to your hotel in Antigua (2 1/2 hrs).

Wednesday, March 31st, 7:00am – 2:00pm. Price: $40.00 per person for the round trip shuttle

Holy Wednesday, April 8th Chichicastenango Market

$40.00

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Holy Wednesday, March 31st 9:30am – 12:30pm

Meet Elizabeth Bell at the fountain/Central Park for a cultural tour including Antigua’s history and contemporary life with the city’s art, architecture, history, descriptions of holy vigils and carpet making. We highlight the Palace of City Hall, Palace of the Captains General, San Jose Cathedral, Jade Maya Museum and Paseo de los Museos at Casa Santo Domingo.

Wednesday, March 31st 9:30am – 12:30pm. Price: $30.00 per person includes entrance fees and refreshments 

Holy Wednesday, April 8th Walking Tour

$30.00

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Holy Wednesday, March 31st 1:30pm – 5:00pm San Mateo Milpas Altas Processional Tour

Located about 5 miles from Antigua, this “pueblo” procession is a contrast to the larger Antigua processions for Semana Santa and will give you a sense of how this holiday evolved over the centuries. Meet at the Antigua Tours main office (4a Calle Oriente #39/Antigua) for a shuttle to San Mateo Milpas Altas to participate in carpet making for the 4pm procession of Jesus of Nazareth and the Virgin Mary. Feel the humble nature of this authentic procession as you intermingle with the faithful locals. Drive back to Antigua.

Holy Wednesday

Holy Wednesday, March 31st
1:30pm – 5:00pm
San Mateo Milpas Altas Processional Tour.
Price: $45.00 per person includes shuttle, and guide for the activities. Tickets required in advance.

Holy Wednesday, April 8th San Mateo Milpas Altas

$45.00

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Maundy Thursday, April 1st 9:30am – 12:30pm

Meet Elizabeth Bell at the fountain/Central Park for a cultural tour including Antigua’s history and contemporary life, the city’s art, architecture and carpet making. We focus on the main sites and beautiful carpet making in progress for today’s San Francisco el Grande procession. Complete the tour at the Antigua Tours office (4a Calle Oriente #39).

Maundy Thursday, April 1st
9:30am – 12:30pm.
Price: $30 per person includes entrance fees and refreshments

Maundy Thursday

$30.00

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Special Good Friday, April 2nd 6:00am – 8:30am

Meet Elizabeth Bell at the fountain/Central Park for the background behind Holy Week’s history and how Antigua became the largest celebration in the world. Enjoy the best route to view the most spectacular street carpets. We see the La Merced procession and complete the tour near La Merced Church.

Special Good Friday

Special Good Friday, April 2nd
6:00am – 8:30am
$30 per person includes entrance fees and refreshments

Special Good Friday

$30.00

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Saturday, April 3rd 9:30am – 12:30pm

Meet Elizabeth Bell at the fountain/Central Park for a cultural tour of Antigua’s main sites focusing on the city’s art, architecture, history and cultural trends with information about today’s women’s processions. We highlight the Palace of City Hall and Palace of the Captains General, San Jose Cathedral, Jade Maya Museum and Paseo de los Museos at Casa Santo Domingo.

Saturday, April 3rd 9:30am – 12:30pm. Price: $30.00 per person includes entrance fees and refreshments