Charming Colonial Mexico ~ 9 Days
- Mexico City
- San Miguel de Allende
- Tour Code: CCGM18
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Day 1- Tuesday – Mexico City. Arrival at Mexico City International Airport and transfer to hotel Plaza Florencia or similar accommodation.
Day 2 – Wednesday – Mexico City / Queretaro / San Miguel de Allende (290 km). Early departure to Queretaro, 211km from Mexico City. Capital of the state of Queretaro and of major importance during the Independence wars. City visit followed by a 1 hour drive to San Miguel de Allende. Explore this colonial city with its beautiful mansions and it’s symbol – the Gothic style cathedral. Accommodation at the hotel Real de Minas or similar.
Day 3 – Thursday – San Miguel de Allende / Guanajuato (94 km). Morning departure to Dolores Hidalgo and proceed to Guanajuato, an hours drive away, and City visit. Admire the Basílica; 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. Arrival and accommodation at the hotel Misión Guanajuato or similar.
Day 4 – Friday – Guanajuato / Zacatecas (310 Km). 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 hill offering a fantastic panoramic view of the city; and the Mine of Edén. Accommodation at the hotel Emporio or similar.
Day 5 – Saturday – Zacatecas / Guadalajara (362 kms). In the morning enjoy a scenic 4,5-hour drive to Guadalajara, named for its beauty -“The pearl of the Occident”. Arrival and visit of the neighborhood of Tlaquepaque famous for manufacturing the finest handicrafts of the state. Arrival and 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. Accommodation at the Hotel Morales or similar hotel.
Day 6 – Sunday – Guadalajara. Today, visit of the historical center: the Teatro Degollado, the Palacio de Gobierno, the Cathedral, the Rotonda de los Hombres Ilustres monument (Rotunda of 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 and accommodation.
Day 7 – Monday – Guadalajara / Pátzcuaro / Morelia (347 kms). Morning departure to Pátzcuaro. En route, visit the ranch of Vicente Fernandez (opening hours may vary). Continue to Patzcuaro and 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 by bus to Morelia, the gorgeous capital of the State of Michoacán. Accommodation at the Mision Catedral hotel or similar.
Day 8 – Tuesday – Morelia / Mexico City (295 kms). In the morning we visit the cathedral, with its Baroque exterior and Neoclassic interior; the Plaza de Armas (Weapon’s Plaza); the Government Palace; the Clavijero Palace and other interesting monuments. The tour continue to Mexico City, with accommodation at the Plaza Florencia hotel.
Day 9 – Wednesday- Mexico City. Transfer to the Mexico City International Airport and a farewell to your Mexico trip.
2018 Dates & Rates (Each)
|Charming Colonial Mexico||Single||Double||Triple||Child (0-12)|
|Jan 08, 22||Jul 09, 23|
|Feb 05, 19||Aug 06, 20|
|Mar 05, 19||Sep 03, 17|
|Apr 02, 30||Oct 01, 15|
|May 14, 28||Nov 12, 26|
|Jun 11, 25||Dec 10|
- Mentioned hotels in the program or similar accommodation (4** & 3** in Guanajuato)
- American breakfast at each hotel
- Restaurant fees and gratuities
- Transportation in Van, microbus or autobus with air conditioning.
- English-Spanish speaking escort guide throughout the tour
- Admission tickets to the archaeological sites and museums mentioned in the program
- Porter services in airports and hotels
- Lunches and dinners not mentioned in the program.
- Beverages and extras in hotels and restaurants
- Tips to drivers and/or tour guides
- International airport taxes
- Immigration fees for each entry and stay in Mexico
Price per person in US $ Dollars. Minimum 2 passengers
All rates and hotel availability subject to change
High season surcharges may apply
Note: Rates not valid at Christmas, New Year , Easter, Carnival or long weekends