Holidays

Colonial Charm

Colonial Charm

Purpose: Discovery, , Culture, History
No. of days: 9 days - 8 nights
First & Last Cities: Mexico City
Other cities: Queretaro, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Zacatecas, Guadalajara, Patzcuaro, Morelia
Starting cost: $1,049
 
Day 1 – Tue: Mexico City
Upon arrival at Mexico City International Airport you’ll be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel for accommodation.
 
Day 2- Wed: Mexico City, Queretaro, San Miguel de Allende
Early departure to Queretaro, 130 miles from Mexico City and capital of the state of Queretaro. A city of major importance during the Independence wars. We stop for a visit and continue to San Miguel de Allende, about 1-hour away.  Explore this colonial city with its beautiful mansions and its symbol: The Gothic style cathedral. Accommodation at the hotel. [B]
 
Day 3 – Thu: San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
Morning departure to Dolores Hidalgo and Guanajuato, a short hour away. Admire the Basilica, the University; the picturesque historic center with its narrow colonial roads the underground streets (former riverbeds), the famous Callejón del Beso (The Alley of the Kiss) and enjoy a panoramic view from the El Pipila monument. Proceed to the hotel for accommodation. [B]
 
Day 4 – Fri: Guanajuato, Zacatecas
Depart for Zacatecas. Arrival and visit to the historical center and the Cathedral, one of the pearls of Mexican baroque architecture, built in rose stone during the XVIII century.  Visit the Plaza de Las Armas; the Cerro de la Bufa, a hill offering a fantastic panoramic view of the city, and the Mine of Edén. Continue to the hotel for accommodation. [B]
 
Day 5 – Sat: Zacatecas, Guadalajara
In the morning enjoy a scenic 4.5-hour drive to Guadalajara, named “The pearl of the Occident” for its beauty. Arrival and visit of the Tlaquepaque neighborhood, famous for manufacturing the finest handicrafts of the state. Visit the borough of San Pedro Tlaquepaque, once an independent village and now a part of the city, whose inhabitants are dedicated to the manufacture of glassblowing and a variety of arts and crafts. Here you can choose excellent souvenirs of your holiday.  Continue to the hotel for. [B]
 
Day 6 – Sun: Guadalajara
Today, visit of the historical center, including the Teatro Degollado, Palacio de Gobierno, Cathedral, Rotonda de los Hombres Ilustres (monument to the illustrious men) and a panoramic visit of the Hospicio Cabañas. Departure to the “Tequila” region, home of the ancient and famous Mexican alcoholic drink. At the Tequila village enjoy a demonstration of the whole manufacturing process in one of the best Tequila distilleries. Return to Guadalajara for accommodation. [B]
 
Day 7 – Mon: Guadalajara, Pátzcuaro, Morelia
Morning departure to Pátzcuaro, stopping en route to visit the ranch of Vicente Fernandez (opening hours may vary). Continue driving to Patzcuaro to visit of the House of the Eleven Patios, the Basílica of Nuestra Señora de la Salud, Gertrudis Bocanegra Library, with its murals painted by Juan O’Gorman, and the typical market in the Don Vasco de Quiroga Plaza. In the afternoon we travel to Morelia, the gorgeous capital of the State of Michoacán for overnight. [B]
 
Day 8 – Tue: Morelia, Mexico City
In the morning we visit the cathedral, with its Baroque exterior and Neoclassic interior; the Plaza de Armas (Armory Plaza), Government Palace, Clavijero Palace and other interesting monuments. The tour continues to Mexico City, where we overnight. [B]
 
Day 9 – Wed: Mexico City, USA
Depending on your flight schedule, maybe some time for last shopping. At the appointed time you’ll be picked-up and transferred to the Mexico City International Airport to board your flight back home. [B]
 
[B] = Breakfast


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Tour includes
  • Transfers between airports and hotels
  • 8 nights’ accommodation at hotels of preference
    • Mexico City 2 nights
    • San Miguel de Allende - 1 night
    • Guanajuato- 1 night
    • Zacatecas - 1 night
    • Guadalajara - 2 nights
    • Morelia - 1 night
  • Daily breakfast
  • Visits as indicated in the itinerary
  • Admission tickets to the archaeological sites and museums mentioned in the program
  • English-Spanish speaking escort guide throughout the tour
  • All hotel taxes
  • Transportation in Van or microbus or autobus with air conditioning and sound system
  • Porter services in airports and hotels
Not included in tour
  • International or domestic air tickets
  • Early check-in or late check-out at hotels
  • Travel Insurance
  • Services and food not listed in the itinerary
  • Beverages during the meals
  • Hotel extras, and personal expenses
  • Tips for guides, drivers, and in restaurants

Hotels in your Tour

Category Hotel Name Room Type Tripadvisor
Tourist Class
Mexico Plaza Florencia Standard 4
San Miguel de Allende Hotel Real de Minas Standard 3.5
Guanajuato Hotel Misión Guanajuato Standard 3.5
Zacatecas Hotel Emporio Standard 4.5
Guadalajara Hotel Morales Standard 4.5
Morelia Mision Catedral Standard 4

Hotels will be confirmed at time of booking


Tour Pricing

Departure Dates Double Single Triple Child
2020 Departures
July 7,21 $1,039 $1,479 $959 $655
Agust 4,18
September 1,15,29
October 13,27 $1,039 $1,479 $959 $655
November 10,24
'Decembr 8
2021 Departures
January 5,19 $1,039 $1,479 $959 $655
February 2,16
March 2,16,30
April 13,27
May 11,25
June 8,22
July 6,20 $1,039 $1,479 $959 $655
August 3,17,31
September 14,28
October 12,26
November 9,23
December 7
 
Rates are per person and may change without notice and are valid through December 2020 for fixed departure dates
Children will share double room with their parents; no extra bed available and maximum 2 children per room. The room will be equipped with 2 queen beds 
 
Tour Code: MX01MEX21VM