Mexico's Magical Colonial Cities


  • 9 days

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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!

Small Group Discovery

Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select South America dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 20 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

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2022 Tour itinerary

Total meals included:

  • 8 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 2 dinners

ARRIVE IN MEXICO CITY.

Day
1

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.

MEXICO CITY.

Day
2

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

MEXICO CITY. EXCURSION TO CHOLULA & PUEBLA

Day
3

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).

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

MEXICO CITY–SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE

Day
4

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SAN MIGUEL ALLENDE

Day
5

Visit to the Fabrica la Aurora includes a LF local artist interaction. Free time the remainder of the day.
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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

SAN MIGUEL ALLENEDE–DOLORES HIDALGO–GUANAJUATO

Day
6

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

GUANAJUATO–TLAQUEPAQUE–GUADALAJARA

Day
7

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

GUADALAJARA. EXCURSION TO TEQUILA

Day
8

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

GUADALAJARA.

Day
9

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

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

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.

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