Mexico's Magical Colonial Cities

9 days from Mexico City to Guadalajara


Vacation Overview

For centuries, Mexico’s signature molé Poblano has dazzled the palate with its dizzying number of surprising ingredients, including fruit, chocolate, and chili peppers among the list of twenty or more components to the savory sauce. The varied sights and sounds of Colonial Mexico have the same astonishing effect on those who venture down its cobblestone streets and narrow alleyways. For it’s here that you can see Baroque architecture reminiscent of the Old World, museums that rival Europe’s finest, and even a pyramid wider than any in Egypt. With visits to five UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the pink-spired, 17th-century church of San Miguel de Allende, this tour of Mexico takes you back in time while leading you to some of today’s most magnificent scenery. From the rainbow-lined sidewalks of Guanajuato to the inviting plazas of Guadalajara, you’ll be shimmying to mariachi music, sipping mezcal and margaritas, and shouting everyone’s favorite word, Tequila!

Itinerary

 

Day 1 ARRIVE IN MEXICO CITY

Welcome to Mexico! Schedule flights to arrive by 4 pm in time to meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome drink. A transfer from Mexico City International Airport to your hotel is included.

Day 2 MEXICO CITY

MEXICO CITY Folklorico Ballet Show at the Palace of Fine Arts. Guided sightseeing includes Paseo de la Reforma Avenue, the historic center (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) featuring the Zócalo, the National Palace, the Metropolitan Cathedral, and Templo Mayor (the great temple of the Aztec capital). Free time this evening.

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Day 3 MEXICO CITY. EXCURSION TO CHOLULA & PUEBLA

CHOLULA Guided sightseeing includes the famous Church of the Lady of Remedies, which sits atop the largest pyramid in the world.
PUEBLA Visit the historic center (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), the Cathedral, and the Parián craft market, followed by lunch at a local restaurant to sample Poblano molé (a traditional regional dish).

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Day 4 MEXICO CITY–SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE

SAN MIGUEL ALLENDE Walking tour includes the historic main square with Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and 17th-century church known for its soaring pink spires. Free time this afternoon.

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Day 5 SAN MIGUEL ALLENDE

Visit to the Fabrica la Aurora includes a local artist interaction. Free time the remainder of the day.

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in San Miguel de Allende with a visit to its artisan shops and cafés. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

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Day 6 SAN MIGUEL ALLENEDE–DOLORES HIDALGO–GUANAJUATO

DOLORES HIDALGO Orientation walk through Dolores Hidalgo, the birthplace of Mexico’s Independence.
GUANAJUATO Walking tour includes the historic center (a UNESCO World Heritage site), the Basilica, the University, and the famous Callejón del Beso (the Alley of the Kiss). See the city’s underground streets and panoramic views from atop El Pipila. Free time this evening.

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Day 7 GUANAJUATO–TLAQUEPAQUE–GUADALAJARA

TLAQUEPAQUE Orientation walk and visit to Paco Padilla’s Taller de Cerámica (ceramic workshop) includes a hands-on ceramics experience. Lunch at a local restaurant includes a traditional mariachi show and music.
GUADALAJARA Free time this evening.

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Day 8 GUADALAJARA. EXCURSION TO TEQUILA

TEQUILA Guided visit to the Agave Landscape (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and orientation walk through the city center. Guided tour of the Mundo Cuervo (Jose Cuervo) distillery includes a tequila tasting before lunch at a local restaurant.
GUADALAJARA Farewell dinner.

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Day 9 GUADALAJARA

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. A transfer to the Guadalajara International Airport (Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Airport) is included.

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Vacation Highlights

We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from transfers to and from your hotel to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!

This vacation visits remote regions where some facilities are not up to the first-class standards you’d expect from Globus. However, we have selected the best available hotels that satisfy our high standards of cleanliness and comfort.

Hotels

Mexico City

NH Hotel Mexico City Reforma

First-Class

Located in the upscale Zona Rosa neighborhood, NH Hotel Mexico City Reforma offers 306 guestrooms decorated in a classically elegant style. The hotel features an onsite restaurant serving Mexican and international dishes, stylish bar, modern gym, outdoor heated pool, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

San Miguel de Allende

Hotel Real de Minas

Moderate First-Class

Surrounded by 500 square meters of beautiful gardens, Hotel Real de Minas offers an atmosphere of peace and tranquility. The hotel features 214 guestrooms, a large outdoor pool, restaurant serving Mexican and international dishes, gym, spa, guest laundry, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Guanajuato

Hotel Ex Hacienda San Xavier

Moderate First-Class

Founded in 1684, Hotel Ex Hacienda San Xavier is a colonial hacienda located in the emblematic and beautiful city of Guanajuato. The hotel features 155 beautiful and quiet guestrooms surrounded by lush gardens, La Capilla restaurant, El Pozo bar, a large outdoor swimming pool with sun loungers, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Guadalajara

Doubletree by Hilton Guadalajara Centro Historico

Superior First-Class

Centrally located, Doubletree by Hilton Guadalajara Centro Historico is within walking to distance of the Guadalajara Cathedral, museums, and bustling markets. The hotel features a top-floor restaurant and bar that overlooks the city, fitness center, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Dates and Prices

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2023-01-21 2023-01-29
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2023-02-11 2023-02-19
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2023-02-25 2023-03-05
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2023-03-11 2023-03-19
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2023-03-25 2023-04-02
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2023-04-22 2023-04-30
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2023-05-06 2023-05-14
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2023-05-20 2023-05-28
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2023-06-03 2023-06-11
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2023-06-17 2023-06-25
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2023-09-23 2023-10-01
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2023-10-07 2023-10-15
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2023-10-21 2023-10-29
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2023-11-04 2023-11-12
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2023-11-18 2023-11-26
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Dates & Prices do not include international air travel.

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