Guadalajara & Colonial Cities Tour



Guadalajara & Colonial Cities Tour

Guadalajara is a colonial city in Western-Pacific area of Mexico. Its home of mariachi music, tequila and Charreadas (rodeo). Guadalajara boasts many 16th- and 17th-century Baroque style structures, such as Government Palace (Palacio de Gobierno), with its many columns. Near the Plaza de Armas, is Church of Santa Mónica (Templo de Santa Mónica), Church of San Agustin, and fronting the adjoining Plaza de los Laureles, lies Guadalajara Cathedral, with a lovely large fountain.

This tour begins with Morelia and Guadalajara, the most famous colonial cities. Continue to the expat enclave of San Miguel de Allende, best known for its cobblestone streets lined, beautiful colonial buildings and contemporary galleries. Baroque and Moorish sensibilities fuse most dramatically in Querétaro. In the Mexico’s capital city, explore Cathedral Metropolitan and the National Palace. Visit the neighbourhoods of San Angel and Coyoacan for cultural charm and Polanco and La Roma for world-class restaurants and numerous parks.

What We Love
  • In Guadalajara, the birthplace of tequila; taste over 200 varieties.
  • The city swings to the infectious rhythm of mariachi music every night. 
  • Picturesque San Miguel de Allende with cobblestone streets and colonial architecture has inspired generations of artists.
  • Exclusive tour, guided privately by a multilingual guide throughout the trip.
  • All touring is flexible and can be customised to incorporate special interests.
  • Depart and return whenever you choose – shorten or lengthen the tour to suite your wishes.
What to Know
  • This tour is designed to provide maximum outdoor experience and may require walking on rough surfaces.  
  • Bring proper walking gear and outdoor clothing. Do not forget your skin and eye protection items
  • We offer 24/7 support during your tour to give you complete peace of mind during your holiday.
  • Our Mexico tours easily combine with touring in Guatemala, Belize and other destinations in Central America
  • We strongly recommend that you take travel insurance for this holiday.

Guadalajara & Colonial Cities Tour Morelia, Guadalajara, Tequila, San Miguel de Allende, Queretaro
(9 Days – Travel Any Day)

Day 1 – Arrive
Mexico City Arrive today in Mexico City. You will be received at the airport and transferred to your hotel.
Overnight at Hotel Regente or similar

Day 2 – Colonial Sites Tour
Patzcuaro Begin your journey through some of the most beautiful colonial cities in Mexico. Travel by road to Morelia, the aristocrat of colonial cities and enjoy an expertly -guided tour. Continue to Patzcuaro where you will stay overnight.
Overnight Posada de Don Vasco or similar. (B)

Day 3 – Tequila Country
Guadalajara Enjoy a city tour of the charming town of Patzcuaro. Later, travel by road to the “Occidental Pearl” of Guadalajara; known for tequila, mariachi music, wide-brimmed sombreros, the Mexican hat dance and charreadas (rodeos).
Overnight Holiday Inn Centro Historico (B)

Day 4 – Explore Surrounds
Guadalajara Enjoy a city tour and explore both the old and new Guadalajara. As Mexico’s second largest city the region is brimming with life and culture. Steeped in history, you may marvel at the architecture and enjoy visits to many places of interest, like the neoclassical Teatro Degollado and a cathedral with twin gold spires.
Overnight Holiday Inn Centro Historico (B)

Day 5 – Colonial Sites
Guanajuato Visit Guanajuato, a charming colonial-era city situated in a picturesque valley surrounded by the Sierra de Guanajuato Mountains. Once the world’s leading silver-extraction centre, its churches are considered to be among the most beautiful examples of Baroque architecture in Central and South America. Enroute visit a handicraft village of Tlaquepaque and after a short stay continue on to Guanajuato.
Overnight Hotel Mision (B, L)

Day 6 – Heritage City
San Miguel de Allende Today you will visit Guanajuato, a UNESCO World Heritage City. Visit the important religious monument of Christ the King shrine and delve into the vast array of history and culture preserved in the various museums, buildings and people of the area.  Continue later on to San Miguel de Allende, to explore another Mexican colonial treasure.
Overnight Mision de los Angeles (B)

Day 7 – Transfer
Mexico City Enjoy a visit to the beautiful San Miguel de Allende, observe the spectacular pink granite cathedral and enjoy a relaxing exploration of the calm colonial streets. Continue on to Queretaro, one of Mexico´s colonial jewels. Investigate both its ancient history, evident in archaeological sites such as the pyramid in Corregidora, and colonial past. Return later to Mexico City for the night.
Overnight Hotel Regente or similar (B)

Day 8 – City Tour
Mexico City Discover the ancient Aztec capital through a guided city tour, including a visit to the famous Anthropological museum.
Overnight at Hotel Regente or similar (B)

Day 9 – Depart
Mexico City Transfer to the airport for your outbound flight. (B)

Guadalajara & Colonial Cities Tour Mexico

Make this your holiday

  • Exclusive Tour: your own private multilingual guide throughout the trip  
  • Price Guarantee: costing 25-30% less than similar tours of the same flexibility and quality
  • Tailor Made: customised itinerary to create your dream holiday
  • Duration: shorten or lengthen the tour to suit your wishes
  • Dates: depart and return whenever you choose
  • Hotels: change hotel grade to suit your budget
  • Group Discounts: call 020 8350 6199

Getting There The only direct scheduled flights from the UK to Mexico are from London Heathrow to Mexico City or London Gatwick to Cancún, both with British Airways. Flying from anywhere else in Britain to Mexico, will require change of planes somewhere. If flying via the US, it’s worth checking if your transatlantic carrier has an airpass deal for non-US residents – most major US airlines do – by which you purchase coupons at a flat rate for a certain number of flights in North America. The pass will usually also include one or more destinations in Mexico and Canada.

When to go November to May: This is late winter in Mexico and the best time to visit. January to March are the months to visit Baja California to see the visiting whales. Beginning June, the rains begin to make their presence known, mostly in the form of an afternoon storm. July is the heart of Mexico's rainy season, though rains still accustomed to its afternoon routine, cooling down the temperatures. In August and September, rains become heavier, particularly on the Pacific Coast. By October, rains begin to ease a little but humid condition remain across much of the country.