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Tailor-made tours

Mexico’s Colonial Heritage

Mexico

12 days

Summary

Join us on our extended tour through Mexico’s colonial history. Visit the colonial gems of San Miguel Allende, Guadalajara & Guanajuato as well as the UNESCO World Heritage Listed cities of Morelia & Zacatecas.

Guaranteed departures every Monday with a minimum of two passengers; departs any day with private touring.

Highlights

  • Historic centre of Mexico City
  • UNESCO Heritage Listed ruins of Teotihuac
  • Overnight in beautiful San Miguel Allende
  • Visit Delores del Rio, birthplace of Mexico’s independence
  • Explore the colourful streets of Guanajuato
  • UNESCO World Heritage Listed city of Zacatecas
  • Ride the cable car in Zacatecas for stunning panoramic views
  • Browse Tlaquepaque’s beautiful handcrafts
  • Learn how Mexico’s most famous export, tequila, is produced
  • Full day tour of Puebla, renowned for the production of talavera tiles & ceramics

ITINERARY

Day 1 Mexico City

Arrive in Mexico City & transfer to your hotel.

Day 2 Mexico City

A full-day tour of Mexico City including the Zocalo, Cathedral & National Palace. Continue to the Teotihuacan Ruins to see the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon.

Day 3 Mexico City/San Miguel Allende

Depart for Queretaro, where you will visit the Aqueduct, Santa Clara Convent and the historic centre. Continue to San Miguel de Allende, birthplace of one of Mexico’s Independence heroes, for an afternoon tour of the city and overnight stay

Day 4 San Miguel Allende/Guanajuato

Depart for Dolores Hidalgo with its pretty tree-lined central plaza. In the afternoon continue on to beautiful Guanajuato, located in a picturesque valley. Enjoy a tour of the city – a maze of narrow cobblestone alleyways running up and down the hillside.

Day 5 Guanajuato/Zacatecas

Leave in the morning for the UNESCO World Heritage city of Zacatecas. Visit the stunning baroque Cathedral and enjoy panoramic views from La Bufa Hill. Return to the historic centre by cable car. Evening at leisure to enjoy live music along the Callejoneada.

Day 6 Zacatecas/Guadalajara

Visit Tlaquepaque, renowned for its beautiful handcrafts, en route to Guadalajara, the capital of Jalisco state – where tequila and mariachi were born. Head to the Plaza de los Mariachis this evening and enjoy some traditional live music.

Day 7 Guadalajara

Enjoy a morning tour of the city, including the Government Palace, Cathedral & the Plaza del la Rotonda. Continue to the town of Tequila to learn about the distillation process of Mexico’s most famous export!

Day 8 Guadalajara/Morelia

After breakfast, we continue to Patzcuaro, built in 1534 on the southern edge of Lake Patzcuaro and renowned as having one of the liveliest Day of the Dead celebrations. Enjoy a tour of the city including the market and Quiroga Plaza, then continue to Morelia. In October don’t miss a visit to the Butterfly Reserves to see millions of Monarch butterflies.

Day 9 Morelia/Mexico City

Today we visit the 18th century Cathedral, built in the traditional Churrigueresque style. After a visit to Morelia’s market, continue to your hotel in Mexico City.

Day 10 Mexico City

Day at leisure to relax and explore. We recommend a visit to the bohemian suburb of Coyoacan, where the famous Frida Kahlo Museum is located.

Day 11 Mexico City

Depart this morning on a full-day tour to Puebla, with a visit to the archaeological site of Cholula en route. Famous for its hand painted ‘talavera’ tiles & ceramics, Puebla’s tiled streets, balconies and plazas are a constant reminder of this famous craft. Return to Mexico City this afternoon.

Day 12 Mexico City

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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