Holidays

Colonial Treasures

Colonial Treasures

Purpose: Discovery, Culture, History
No. of days: 7 days - 6 nights
First & Last Cities: Mexico City, Tequila
Other cities: Querétaro, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Guadalajara
Starting cost: $1,679
 
Day 1 – Fri: 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 – Sat: Mexico City (Coyoacan)
During today’s Mexico City tour where you will visit: The Plaza de la Constitución, known as the Zócalo, surrounded by beautiful baroque buildings including the Cathedral (the largest religious monument in the country built above the largest Aztec temple) and the National Palace, headquarters of the Presidency of the Republic, where you can admire the murals of Diego de Rivera. In contrast, visit the Templo Mayor, the great temple of the capital of the Aztecs recently discovered. Continue towards the south of the city to visit the Bazar de San Ángel (only on Saturdays), one of the most colorful in the city. Continue to Coyoacán to have lunch in a restaurant. After lunch visit the Frida Kahlo Museum better known as "La Casa Azul (The blue house)", the place where the painter was born and died. In it you will find personal objects that reveal the intimate universe of the Latin American artist, as well as some important works, such as “Viva la vida” (1954), “Frida y la Cesárea” (1931) and “Retrato de mi padre” Wilhem Kahlo (1952), among others. Back to the hotel for accommodation. [B/L
 
Day 3 – Sun: Mexico City, Querétaro, San Miguel de Allende
In the morning, drive to Querétaro located at 131 miles away from Mexico City. Queretaro is the capital of the state of the same name, a very important historical city, and theater of the fight for the Mexican independence. Visit of the city and continue to San Miguel de Allende, located an hour away from Queretaro, the favorite residence of artists and intellectuals and famous for its buildings that go from Baroque to Neo-Gothic, among which you will admire how the impressive parish of San Miguel Arcángel stands out. Check in at the hotel for overnight.  [B]
 
Day 4 – Mon: San Miguel de Allende, Atotonilco, Guanajuato
Breakfast at the hotel and departure to Atotonilco where we will visit the majestic 18th century Sanctuary dedicated to Jesus of Nazareth. In 2008 UNESCO included it in the list of World Heritage Sites for its architecture and decoration that testifies to Saint Ignatius of Loyola doctrine’s influence. The church is composed of a main nave, seven annexed chapels, sacristy and six dressing rooms. The chapels are decorated with paintings by Juan Rodríguez Juárez. Continue to Guanajuato to visit this beautiful colonial city, starting with a panoramic view of the Pipila monument. Then, continue to the city center to see the Juarez Theater, the Basilica, the University, as well as city’s picturesque and narrow colonial and underground streets and the famous Callejón del Beso. Check in at the hotel for overnight. [B]
           
Day 5 – Tue: Guanajuato, Guadalajara
In the morning, departure to the city of Guadalajara, also called "La Perla de Occidente" (The Pearl of Occident) for its beauty, located 3.5 hours away from Guanajuato. Visit of the Tlaquepaque district famous for manufacturing the finest crafts of the State. In the afternoon visit the city center including: the Degollado Theater, Government Palace, the Cathedral, the Rotunda of Illustrious Men and a panoramic view of the Hospicio Cabañas. Transfer to the hotel. Check in at the hotel for overnight.  [B]
 
Day 6 – Wed: Guadalajara, Tequila
Departure to Tequila, name of the old and well-known Mexican drink. In the town of Tequila, we will visit a distillery; "La Rojeña", where you can see the process of the Tequila preparation and tasting the drink. In the afternoon, transfer to the hotel "Matices de Barricas”, where you can live the experience of sleeping in rooms located in fields of Agave, a millenary plant that, in pre-Hispanic times, was even more important than corn. With the arrival of the Spaniards they described the agave, from which Tequila is now extracted, as "The Tree of Wonders" for its riches that contributed to the livelihood of the people. The landscape of agave crops was declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site in 2006. Accommodation. [B]
 
Day 7– Thu: Tequila, USA
Depending on your flight schedule, maybe some time for last shopping. At the appointed time you’ll be picked-up and transferred to Guadalajara Airport to board your connecting flight back home. [B]
Option:  Private transfer to Puerto Vallarta instead of Guadalajara
 
[B] = Breakfast | [B/L] = Breakfast and Lunch


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Tour includes
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • 6 nights’ accommodation:
    • Mexico City 2 nights
    • San Miguel de Allende 1 night
    • Guanajuato 1 night
    • Guadalajara 1 night
    • Tequila 1 night
  • Meals:
    • American breakfast in all hotels.
    • 1 lunch
  • Mexico City sightseeing
  • Excursion to Coyoacan
  • Sightseeing of Querétaro
  • Visit of San Miguel de Allende
  • Visit the Sanctuary of Atotonilco
  • Tour of Guasnajuato
  • Visit of Guadalajara
  • Lugga Tour at the Hacienda Tequilera with tasting
  • Transportation by. A/C vehicle with sound system.
  • Entrance fees to visited sites
  • English/Spanish-speaking1 guide throughout the tour
  • Luggage handling at airports and hotels
  • Gratuities in included meals.
  • All local. Taxes
Not included in tour
  • International or domestic air tickets
  • Entrance/Exit taxes to/from Mexico
  • 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 Tripadvisor
Mexico City Barceló Mexico 4.5
San Miguel de Allende Hotel Real de Minas 3.5
Guanajuato Hotel Edelmira 4.5
Guadalajara NH Collection Guadalajara 4.5
Tequila Matices Hotel de Barricas 4
Hotels will be confirmed at time of booking

Tour Pricing

Departure dates: Double Single Triple Child
2021 Departures
January 8,22 $1,679 $2,345 $1,575 $1,015
February 5, 19
March 5,19
April 23
May 7,21
June 11,25
July 9,23 $1,679 $2,345 $1,575 $1,015
August 6,20
September 3,17
November 5,19
December 3
Rates are per person, may change without notice and are valid through December 2020 for fixed departure dates
Children (up to 12 years old) 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: MX07MEX21VM

Options

Description 2 Pax 3 Pax 4-6 Pax 7-8 Pax
Transfer Tequila/Puerto Vallarta $279 $239 $199 $145
Service includes Spanish-speaking driver