2021 & 2022 Globus Guided Tours - Globus® Vacation Packages

Mexico's Magical Colonial Cities (YG)

9 days from Mexico City to Guadalajara

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For centuries, Mexico’s signature mole 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!

Small-Group Discovery Dates Available

Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select North America dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 20 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

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!

Mexico's Magical Colonial Cities map

 Photo Highlights


 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 5 lunches, 2 dinners


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.



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.


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.

Breakfast Breakfast


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 Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Poblano mole (a traditional regional dish).

Breakfast Breakfast


SAN MIGUEL DE 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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Visit to the Fabrica la Aurora includes a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 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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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.

Breakfast Breakfast


TLAQUEPAQUE Orientation walk and visit to Paco Padilla’s Taller de Cerámica (ceramic workshop) includes a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 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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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.

Breakfast Breakfast


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

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With GLOBUS, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.


Escorting tours for more than 20 years

Hello! My name is José Alfredo Martínez. I enjoy showing guests the best of Mexico from archaeology, art, places of natural beauty, folklore, history, wildlife, and introducing them to our special cuisine. The most important thing for me to do as a guide is to have you fall in love with my great country. I look forward to welcoming you to Mexico! Bienvenidos a Mexico! (Welcome to Mexico!)

Tour Director - JOSE MARTINEZ


 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 CAD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 CAD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 CAD)
$$$$ (Over $150)

No Excursions are available at this time.

The “Starting at” or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per person based on twin occupancy and any applicable port charges, non-commissionable taxes and fees and intra-vacation flight are included in the price shown. Any included overnight stay in Canada, applicable GST/HST is also included in the price shown. International airfare, however, is not included. If price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s). Please review current promotions or deals for additional information.