Colonial Treasures

  • Destination: Guadalajara, Guanajuato, Querétaro, San Miguel de Allende
  • Duration: 7 days

On this 7 day tour follow the tracks of the Spanish Conquistadors and the Mexican revolution throughout the most beautiful and historical colonial cities of Mexico while learning about the history of the „Conquista“.

 

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Day 1

Arrival in Mexico City

According to your time of arrival you are picked up from your hotel, the airport or bus station in Mexico City and brought to your hotel. Overnight stay. (Meals: None)

Day 2

Mexico City – Morelia – Pátzcuaro

After breakfast your tour starts with a trip to Morelia, the capital of Michoacán and probably the most aristocratic of all colonial cities in Mexico. In 1991 the city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its outstandingly well kept center. Discover the historic city center with its breathtakingly beautiful Cathedral, the impressive Palaces and the University. Morelia is said to be a true gem among the colonial cities. Enjoy the atmosphere of the city before the tour continues to Patzcuaro, where you will spend the rest of the evening. Overnight stay. (Meals: Breakfast in the hotel)

Day 3

Pátzcuaro – Guadalajara

After breakfast take part in a guided walking tour through Patzcuaro. Enjoy the charming center with its wonderful relaxing plazas, impressive churches and loam houses with tiled roofs. Visit the most important sights and if you are lucky even a typical Mexican market. In the afternoon continue to Guadalajara where you can enjoy the rest of the day. Overnight stay. (Meals: Breakfast in the hotel)

Day 4

Guadalajara – Tequila – Guadalajara

In the morning you are off to the charming village of Tequila. It is idyllically situated between hills that are overgrown with agave, which is typical for this region. Visit the traditional distillery Casa Cuervo where you learn about the production process of this popular beverage. Afterwards continue to Guadalajara, the Capital of Jalisco and the second largest city in Mexico. It is well known for preserving Mexico’s cherished customs and traditions. A city tour leads you through the center where you will visit, amongst other things, the Palace, the famous murals on the former Hospiz Cabañas building, as well as the Cathedral, the Regional Museum and the largest market in Guadalajara. Overnight stay. (Meals: Breakfast in the hotel)

Day 5

Guadalajara – Tlaquepaque – Guanajuato

After breakfast your tour leads you to Tlaquepaque, a wonderful suburb that has been swallowed up by the city Guadalajara over the years. Luckily it has been able to maintain its rural character. Many artists make Tlaquepaque their home, so you can find all kinds of art made out of every material imaginable, such as potter’s clay, ceramic, wood, copper etc., as well as precious colonial antiquities. All the leafy streets and plazas radiate an atmosphere of calm and peacefulness. Here you can enjoy a delicious lunch in an authentic Mexican restaurant accompanied by a Mariachi band. Afterwards continue to Guanajuato. Overnight Stay. (Meals: Breakfast in the hotel)

Day 6

Guanajuato

Today you get to explore Guanajuato, which is a beautiful mining town with quaint cobblestone streets and winding alleys. In the 16th century this city gained a lot of wealth due to great resources of silver. During your city tour you will visit the birthplace of Diego Rivera, the Basilica, the University, the famous Alley of Kisses and the Cathedral, amongst others. Afterwards we take you to the Hidalgo market, the largest market in town with impressive architecture. Overnight stay. (Meals: Breakfast in the hotel)

Day 7

Guanajuato – San Miguel – Querétaro – Mexico City

Today you get to explore San Miguel de Allende. This colonial city is better known as „the City of Artists“. Visit the original and imposing Church out of rose colored stone, which is the town’s landmark. Then stop at the Ignacio de Allende Museum, the birthplace of the Mexican hero of freedom. Afterwards you continue to the beautiful colonial town of Querétaro which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here the Mexican revolution began making it one of the most historically distinguished cities in Mexico. During a tour through the city you can enjoy a view of the impressive aqueduct and the colorful alleys. You also have some free time to have a closer look at the city center on foot. Afterwards you are brought back to your starting point in Mexico City. (Meals: Breakfast in the hotel)


Travel Route



Hotels:

City Hotel Nights Room Plan
Mexico City Zocalo Central 1 Standard DBL
B/B
Pátzcuaro Mansion Iturbe 1 Standard DBL
B/B
Guadalajara De Mendoza 2 Standard DBL
B/B
Guanajuato Posada Santa Fe 2 Standard DBL
B/B

This Buenos Dias Mexico Tour includes:

  • 6 nights accomodation in the aforementioned or equivalent hotels
  • Accommodation in double rooms with a private bathroom
  • Meals according to the itinerary above
  • All tours and transfers in air conditioned country specific vehicles
  • All excursions in small groups of up to 15 people and with Certified Guides (English/Spanish)
  • Entrance fees for all organized excursions
  • Local taxes

This Buenos Días México Tour does NOT include:

  • Voluntary tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal expenses and extras in the Hotels
  • Additional meals and drinks
  • Travel and medical insurance


Important Information

  • Please note that all hotels and services are subject to availability until a booking is confirmed.
  • All of the hotels will be booked in a country specific category which does not always correspond to the international standard. Please note that there is no official hotel certification system in Mexico.
  • If the aforementioned hotels are fully booked or overbooked, Buenos Dias Mexico reserves the right to replace them with equivalent hotels.
  • This tour is only a suggestion. The route, the number of travel days and the accommodation can be individually adapted to your needs!