Tour of the colonial highlights of Mexico
Enjoy a tour and a vacation discovering the highlights of Mexico. During this tour, you'll have the chance to go back in time and explore the colonial heritage of this fascinating country.Read more
Enjoy a tour and a vacation discovering the highlights of Mexico. During this tour, you'll have the chance to go back in time and explore the colonial heritage of this fascinating country.
These are the highlights of your tour and vacation in Mexico:
Get to know one of the world's biggest and most exciting cities! This guided tour will take you to the historical centre of Mexico City, listed by UNESCO as World Heritage. Your visit will include the “The Zocalo”, the heart of the city, where you will visit the Metropolitan Cathedral, one of the oldest and largest of the Americas, and the National Palace, where you can admire the famous murals of Diego Rivera.
You will also see the ruins of the Templo Mayor, one of the most important temples of the Aztecs in their ancient capital city of Tenochtitlan. Afterwards, we'll reach the stunning Paseo de la Reforma Avenue up to Chapultepec Park. This latter is one of the largest parks in the world, but years ago, it hosted the summer residences for the noble class of the Aztecs. Then, we will visit the Museum of Anthropology considered to be among the world’s finest of its kind. Here you will admire the famous Aztec calendar stone, models of Tenochtitlán, a fascinating market place diorama, giant stone Olmec heads from the jungles of Tabasco and Veracruz, among many other interesting treasures.
Today discover Teotihuacán, one of the most impressive archaeological sites of the country. It was the biggest city of the American continent and one of the biggest of the world. Until its inhabitants abandoned the city around the 8th century, Teotihuacan was probably the most significant and civilized cultural center of ancient Mexico.
During this guided tour you will see the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon, walk down the Avenue of the Dead, visit the Temple of Quetzalcoatl with its unique stone sculptures of plumed serpents, the Temple of the Butterflies, and the Fortresses. Before going back to the hotel, you will make a stop at the Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe, a pilgrimage center for millions of Mexicans and people from all around the world. Included: Breakfast.
Today you will leave Mexico City and depart to Tula. Tula was the capital of the Toltecs and one of the most powerful cities of Mesoamerica. The most famous building of this archeological site is the temple of ‘Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli’, an impressive pyramid with beautiful statues of Toltec warriors (Atlantes) on top of it.
Then it's on to Queretaro, an attractive city which has played a crucial role in Mexican history. In Queretaro enjoy an included lunch. After a short tour around the town´s well-preserved historic center, recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage, you'll travel to San Miguel de Allende, one of the most beautiful colonial cities in Mexico. Here you will visit the famous “Parish of San Miguel”. In the evening you will have some free time for dinner and to enjoy the night ambiance of the city. Also a great opportunity for shopping typical crafts. Included: Breakfast and lunch.
In the morning you will enjoy a short drive to the town of Atotonilco. Here you will visit the Chapel built in the XVI century. You can see the fusion of the European and Pre-Hispanic cultures in its walls and ceilings. Continue to the town of Dolores Hidalgo, a small town where Miguel Hidalgo, father of Mexico, delivered his famous “Grito de Dolores” (Cry for Independence). In the evening you will arrive in Guanajuato. After check in at the hotel you will go for a night-tour to see the illuminated center of the city. Included: Breakfast.
With its history as an important mining center, Guanajuato derived great wealth from its abundant silver deposits. The city is a true jewel among Mexico´s colonial cities.Enjoy sights such as the Hidalgo market, Juarez Theater, the University, the “Alley of the Kiss”, the Alhondiga de Granaditas, and the monument of El Pipila.
After this travel to the town of Tepotzotlan, for a short visit of this beautiful place and its impressive church (nowadays the Vice Regal Museum). Late in the afternoon we will head back to Mexico City, arriving around 06:00pm. Possibility for drop-off at the airport, without an extra charge, or inquire about an extension in Mexico City. Included: Breakfast.
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