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.

++502 7832-5821 | ++502 7832-2046 4a Calle Oriente #39 La Antigua Guatemala info@antiguatours.net

Antigua Tours Main Office – 4a Calle Oriente #39 Antigua Guatemala | info@antiguatours.net

Holy Week in Antigua Guatemala with Elizabeth Bell 2019


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 April 14th 9:30am –12:00pm

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.

Palm Sunday Tour April 14th 9:30am –12:00pm Price: $30.00 per person includes entrance fees and refreshments 

Palm Sunday Tour April 14th

$30.00

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Monday, April 15th 2:00pm – 5:00pm

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, Cathedral with its ruins, Jade Museum and Paseo de los Museos at Casa Santo Domingo.

Monday, April 15th 2:00pm – 5:00pm. Price: $30.00 per person includes entrance fees and refreshments

Tuesday, April 16th 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, Cathedral with its ruins, Jade Museum and Paseo de los Museos at Casa Santo Domingo.

Tuesday, April 16th 9:30am – 12:30pm. Price: $30.00 per person includes entrance fees and refreshments 

Holy Wednesday, April 17th 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, April 17th 7:00am – 2:00pm. Price: $40.00 per person for the round trip shuttle

Holy Wednesday, April 17th Chichicastenango Market

$40.00

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Holy Wednesday, April 17th 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, Cathedral with its ruins, Jade Museum and Paseo de los Museos at Casa Santo Domingo.

Wednesday, April 17th 9:30am – 12:30pm. Price: $30.00 per person includes entrance fees and refreshments 

Holy Wednesday, April 17th Walking Tour

$30.00

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Holy Wednesday, April17th 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 Hotel Sor Juana (4a Calle Oriente #45) in 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 carried on the shoulders of the carriers. Feel the humble nature of this authentic procession as you intermingle with the faithful locals. Drive back to Antigua.

Holy Wednesday, April 17th 1:30pm – 5:00pm San Mateo Milpas Altas Processional Tour. Price: $45.00 per person includes shuttle, local host and guide for the activities. Tickets required in advance.

Holy Wednesday, April 17th San Mateo Milpas Altas

$45.00

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Maundy Thursday, April 18th 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 procession from San Francisco Church.

Maundy Thursday, April 18th 9:30am – 12:30pm. Price: $30.00 per person includes entrance fees and refreshments

Maundy Thursday, April 18th

$30.00

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Special Good Friday, April 19th 6:00am – 8:30am

Meet Elizabeth Bell at the fountain/Central Park for a tour of the most spectacular carpet making along the processional route. We see the La Merced procession and complete the tour near La Merced Church.

Special Good Friday, March 30th 6:00am – 8:30am. Price: $30.00 per person includes entrance fees and refreshments

Special Good Friday, April 19th

$30.00

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Saturday, April 20th 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, Cathedral, Jade Museum and Paseo de los Museos at Casa Santo Domingo.

• Saturday, April 20th 9:30am – 12:30pm. Price: $30.00 per person includes entrance fees and refreshments

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