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Colonia House

Port/City: Puerto Quetzal,Guatemala

Activity Type:
Destination Highlights

Approximate Duration:
5 hour(s) 30 minute(s)

Prices starting from:
*119.00 USD (Adult)
*119.00 USD (Child)
*0.00 USD (Infant)

Restrictions:  N/A

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*Prices shown above are representative. Dates, times, and prices are subject to change and may not be available for your sailing. To purchase a Royal Caribbean International Shore Excursion, you must already have a reservation number for a cruise and have made a payment towards that reservation. Shore Excursions must be purchased in the same currency as your cruise reservation. Exchange rates are determined by a competitive pricing program and may be subject to change without notice. All monetary exchanges onboard are processed in U.S. Dollars directly to your SeaPass® onboard charge account unless otherwise specified.This tour requires a minimum number of guests in order to operate.
Shore Excursions
Colonia House "Casa Popenoe" & Antigua Highlights - GQ68

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Watch Guatemala's colonial spirit come alive on a 5.5-hour adventure that brings you from the 18th-century Casa Popenoe to an artifact-packed Jade Museum, plus enjoy free time to explore Antigua's city landmarks. Enter the sumptuous surroundings of Casa Popenoe, a colonial estate built in the 18th century by the botanist responsible for bringing avocados to America. Admire period furniture accented by fine artwork and a garden teeming with colorful flowers and curative plants. Learn about age-old Guatemalan cooking traditions in the kitchen while sipping wine and nibbling on cheese. Moving on to a local Jade Museum, you'll trace 3,000 years of Mesoamerican history through a collection of pre-Columbian art. You'll also learn about the folklore surrounding jade stones and how they've been used to create stunning jewelry for centuries. Finally, take a narrated tour around Antigua, a UNESCO World Heritage Centre where you'll find a tree-covered Central Park and the Arch of Santa Catalina, with its spiritual secrets. Free time is yours to savor a Guatemalan meal before the return trip back to port.

• Casa Popenoe: Gain exclusive entry into an 18th-century colonial home, delighting in its antiques, artwork, gardens and local delicacies.
• Jade Museum: A collection of Colonial art and fine jewelry tells the story of locals extending back to pre-Columbian times.
• Antigua: Enjoy a guided tour of this UNESCO-listed city's churches and parks before freely discovering its culinary scene.

What to Bring:
• SeaPass card and photo identification
• Camera
• Cash/credit cards
• Sun protection

What to Wear:
• Hat and sunglasses
• Light sweater or pullover
• Walking shoes

Important Notes:
• Guests must be able to walk over cobblestone surfaces, with inclines and steps and extended periods of standing.
• Guests in wheelchairs and others with limited mobility should not select this tour.
• Guests must be of legal age to consume alcohol.
• Water will be available for guests who will not want to drink alcohol.
• Guide will designate a time and place to rejoin your coach for return to ship.
• Guests who miss the return transportation will be responsible for getting back to the ship.
• The drive between Antigua and pier is approximately 90 minutes.
• Tour sequence may vary.

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