Mexico Tour Viceregal Cities

10 Days - from AUD$2533 / per person in double share

Countries visited : Mexico

TOTAL DAYS : 10 Days

STARTS IN : Mexico City

ENDS IN : Mexico City

Highlights : Dolores Hidalgo , Guanajuato , San Miguel Allende , Zacatecas

TRANSPORT : Air-conditioned vehicle

The colonial cities of Mexico are the essence of the charm and grace of the country. This tour is for people interested in art, architecture, history and culture.

There is no better way to enjoy these pursuits than to follow the Spanish silver mining route and visit Mexico’s Colonial cities on this tour.

North of the capital city you will encounter one colonial town after another. San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato and Queretaro amongst others, constitute the Colonial Heartland of Mexico.

All once wealthy mining towns, much of Mexico’s colonial life took place here. The towns still retain their impressive architecture and cobbled streets – perfect for wandering around and soaking up the atmosphere.

Steeped in history, the whispers calling for Mexican Independence began in this region. From the grandeur of the Baroque architecture in the pink city of Zacatecas to the desert landscapes surrounding San Luis de Potosi and the artistic haven of San Miguel de Allende, each city is individual.

Itinerary In Brief:
DAY 01. (Mon) Arrive in Mexico City
DAY 02. (Tue) Mexico City Tour.(B)
DAY 03. (Wed) Mexico/Queretaro/San Miguel Allende.(B)
DAY 04. (Thu) San Miguel Allende/Dolores Hidalgo/Guanajuato.(B)
DAY 05. (Fri) Guanajuato/Zacatecas.(B)
DAY 06. (Sat) Zacatecas/Guadalajara.(B)
DAY 07. (Sun) Guadalajara (Day Trip to Tequila).(B)
DAY 08. (Mon) Guadalajara/Patzcuaro.(B)
DAY 09. (Tue) Patzcuaro/Morelia/Mexico City.(B)
DAY 10. (Wed) Depart Mexico City.(B)

Hotels Used or Similar:

City Hotels Used
Mexico City Casablanca/Plaza Florencia/Royal Zona Rosa
San Miguel Allende Real de Minas/Monteverde
Guanajuato Hotel Mision/Holiday Inn Express/Real de Minas
Zacatecas Emporio/Casona de los Vitrales
Guadalajara De Mendoza/Hotel Morales
Morelia Hotel Catedral/Hotel Casino
Mexico City Casablanca/Plaza Florencia/Royal Zona Rosa

DAY 01. (Mon) Arrive in Mexico City
Arrival at Mexico City airport. Assistance and transfer to the hotel. Overnight.

 

DAY 02. (Tue) Mexico City Tour.(B)
Breakfast. Morning city tour and visit to the Anthropology Museum. Afternoon free,we suggest an optional tour to Xochimilco´s water canals.

 

DAY 03. (Wed) Mexico/Queretaro/San Miguel Allende.(B)
Breakfast. Visit the acqueduct in Querétaro, the Ex-Cross Convent and Historic Downtown. Head to San Miguel de Allende for a short city tour.You may enjoy a great variety of cafeterias and restaurants. Overnight.

 

DAY 04. (Thu) San Miguel Allende/Dolores Hidalgo/Guanajuato.(B)
Breakfast. Depart to Dolores Hidalgo, where in 1810, the father Don Miguel Hidalgo, began the Independence war. Also José Alfredo Jimenez, one of the most famous musician composers, was born there. Continue to Guanajuato for an afternoon city tour.

 

DAY 05. (Fri) Guanajuato/Zacatecas.(B)
Breakfast. Head to Zacatecas, a World Heritage Site. This beautiful colonial city of “pink cantera” has the most outstanding Mexican baroque style, the Cathedral. Optionally, by night,you may enjoy the “Callejoneada”, a performance companioned with musical “Tambora” group. Other attractions are the Coronel Brother’s Museums and Goitia Museum. Overnight.

 

DAY 06. (Sat) Zacatecas/Guadalajara.(B)
Breakfast. We will continue on to Guadalajara the capital of state of Jalisco, where tequila and mariachi were born.

 

DAY 07. (Sun) Guadalajara (Day Trip to Tequila).(B)
Breakfast. City tour, visiting the most important sites. Continue on to Tequila, typical town where the main distilleries (Haciendas) of this famous liquor are located. We will know the agave fields, the “jimador” man and the processof the tequila. Return to Guadalajara. Other attraction is the handicraftmarket at Tonalá town on Thursday & Sunday.

 

DAY 08. (Mon) Guadalajara/Patzcuaro.(B)
Breakfast. Trip to Pátzcuaro, which in purépecha means “Heaven’s door”. This City is famous for its colonial beauty and unique for its customs. Enjoy the  wide variety of cafes and restaurants which offer typical dishes at the portals of Pátzcuaro´s downtown.

 

DAY 09. (Tue) Patzcuaro/Morelia/Mexico City.(B)
Breakfast. Continue on to Morelia, a World Heritage site, worldwide known for its student habitat and its magnificent colonial buildings of “pinkcantera”. Departure to Mexico City.

 

DAY 10. (Wed) Depart Mexico City.(B)
Breakfast. At convenient time, transfer to the airport.


PRICES

4 Star Hotels - 1 Jan to 15 Dec 2015

Join in Category Single Double Triple
Mexico City T. Superior AUD$3619 AUD$2622 AUD$2578

Boutique Hotels - 1 Jan to 15 Dec 2015

Join in Category Single Double Triple
Mexico City T. Superior On request On request On request

Prices per person in AU$. Not valid during local public holidays and special events.
All prices are as a guide only, please check with us for the latest prices.

Included:

  • Transport and sightseeing as per program
  • Accommodation at selected hotels
  • 9 Breakfasts
  • Bilingual guide assistance
  • Hotel taxes.

Not included:

  • Airfares
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Optional activities

Tour name :
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