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Mexico’s Colonial Heritage
9 Days


9 Days: Mexico City, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Zacatecas, Guadalajara & Morelia

Tour Overview:
Explore Mexico’s Colonial Heritage with SITA in 9 days. In the capital, Mexico City, learn about its colonial history and take in the cosmopolitan vibe. Travel to Queretaro, a city of major importance during the Independence wars; San Miguel de Allende, a colonial city with beautiful mansions and a Gothic Cathedral; Zacatecas with its baroque Cathedral and historical center; Guadalajara, the second largest city in Mexico with its unique history and culture; and Morelia, the gorgeous capital of the State of Michoacan.

Day 1, Tuesday – Arrive Mexico City

Arrive in Mexico City today. Welcome at the airport and transfer to the hotel.
Accommodation: Hotel Plaza Florencia

Day 2, Wednesday – Mexico City / Queretaro / San Miguel de Allende (290 km)

Early morning depart to Queretaro, capital of the state of Queretaro and of major importance during the Independence wars. City visit followed by a 1 hour drive to San Miguel de Allende. Explore this colonial city with its beautiful mansions and it’s symbol the Gothic style cathedral. (B)
Accommodation: Real de Minas Hotel

Day 3, Thursday – San Miguel de Allende / Guanajuato (94 km)

Morning depart to Dolores Hidalgo and proceed to Guanajuato, an hour drive away, and city visit. Admire the Basílica, the University, the picturesque historic center with its narrow colonial roads, the underground streets (former riverbeds), the famous Callejón del Beso (The Alley of the Kiss) and enjoy a panoramic view from the El Pipila monument. (B)
Accommodation: Hotel Misión Guanajuato

Day 4, Friday – Guanajuato / Zacatecas (310 Km)

Depart for Zacatecas. Arrival and visit to the historical center and the Cathedral, one of the pearls of Mexican baroque architecture, built in rose stone during the XVIII century. Visit the Plaza de Las Armas, the Cerro de la Bufa hill offering a fantastic panoramic view of the city and the Mine of Edén. (B)
Accommodation: Hotel Emporio

Day 5, Saturday – Zacatecas / Guadalajara (362 kms)

In the morning enjoy a scenic 4-5hours drive to Guadalajara, named for its beauty -“The pearl of the Occident”. Visit of the neighborhood of Tlaquepaque famous for manufacturing the finest handicrafts of the state. Arrive and visit the borough of San Pedro Tlaquepaque, once an independent village and now a part of the city, whose inhabitants are dedicated to the manufacture of glassblowing and a variety of arts and crafts; here you can choose excellent souvenirs of your holiday. (B)
Accommodation: Hotel Morales

Day 6, Sunday – Guadalajara

Today, visit of the historical center: the Teatro Degollado, the Palacio de Gobierno, the Cathedral, the Rotonda de los Hombres Ilustres monument (Rotunda of Illustrious Men) and a panoramic visit of the Hospicio Cabañas. Depart to the “Tequila” region, home of the ancient and famous Mexican alcoholic drink. At the Tequila village enjoy a demonstration of the whole manufacturing process in one of the best Tequila distilleries. Return to Guadalajara. (B)

Day 7, Monday – Guadalajara / Pátzcuaro / Morelia (347 kms)

Morning departure to Pátzcuaro. En route, visit the ranch of Vicente Fernandez. Continue to Patzcuaro and visit of the House of the Eleven Patios; the Basílica of Nuestra Señora de la Salud; Gertrudis Bocanegra Library, with its murals painted by Juan O’Gorman; and the typical market in the Don Vasco de Quiroga Plaza. In the afternoon we travel by bus to Morelia, the gorgeous capital of the State of Michoacán. (B)
Accommodation: Mision Catedral Hotel

Day 8, Tuesday – Morelia / Mexico City (295 kms)

In the morning we visit the cathedral, with its Baroque exterior and Neoclassic interior; the Plaza de Armas (Weapon’s Plaza); the Government Palace; the Clavijero Palace and other interesting monuments. Then continue to Mexico City. (B)
Accommodation: Hotel Plaza Florencia

Day 9, Wednesday – Depart Mexico City

Transfer to the Mexico City International airport. (B)

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Jan 05 - Jan 13 1190 1675
Jan 19 - Jan 27 1190 1675
Feb 02 - Feb 10 1190 1675
Feb 16 - Feb 24 1190 1675
Mar 02 - Mar 10 1190 1675
Mar 16 - Mar 24 1190 1675
Mar 30 - Apr 07 1190 1675
Apr 13 - Apr 21 1190 1675
Apr 27 - May 05 1190 1675
May 11 - May 19 1190 1675
May 25 - Jun 02 1190 1675
Jun 08 - Jun 16 1190 1675
Jun 22 - Jun 30 1190 1675
Jul 06 - Jul 14 1190 1675
Jul 20 - Jul 28 1190 1675
Aug 03 - Aug 11 1190 1675
Aug 17 - Aug 25 1190 1675
Aug 31 - Sep 08 1190 1675
Sep 14 - Sep 22 1190 1675
Sep 28 - Oct 06 1190 1675
Oct 12 - Oct 20 1190 1675
Oct 26 - Nov 03 1190 1675
Nov 09 - Nov 17 1190 1675
Nov 23 - Dec 01 1190 1675
Dec 07 - Dec 15 1190 1675
* Minimum 2 passengers
* It is possible to depart on this program on any day as a Private Tour. Please call for prices.
* Single travelling alone price is available upon request.
* Supplements may apply for special events and holidays.
* The accommodation will be provided in the mentioned hotel or similar in case the priority hotel is unable to accommodate the booking.

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  • Hotels mentioned in the program or similar accommodations
  • American breakfast Daily
  • Transportation with air conditioning and sound system.
  • English speaking guides
  • Entry to the archaeological sites and museums mentioned in the program
  • Porter service in airports and hotels.

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