Mexico’s Magical Colonial Cities (YG)

9 days from Mexico City to Guadalajara

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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!

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 DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

Notes:

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.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 5 lunches, 2 dinners

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

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.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch

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 [LF] Poblano molé (a traditional regional dish).
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch

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.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 5

SAN MIGUEL ALLENDE Visit to the Fabrica la Aurora includes a [LF] local artist interaction. Free time the remainder of the day.
Breakfast Breakfast

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.

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.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch

Day 7

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

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.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

Day 9

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

JOSE MARTINEZ

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

 Accommodations

GUADALAJARA

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON GUADALAJARA CENTRO HISTORICO

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

GUANAJUATO

HOTEL EX HACIENDA SAN XAVIER

Hotel as shown or similar
Moderate First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

MEXICO CITY

NH HOTEL MEXICO CITY REFORMA

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE

HOTEL REAL DE MINAS

Hotel as shown or similar
Moderate First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions 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).

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$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
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* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Globus).