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 Regente

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: Casa Primavera or similar

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: City Express Zacatecas

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 Regente Mexico

Day 9, Wednesday – Depart Mexico City
Transfer to the Mexico City International airport. (B)

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Dates Dbl Sgl
Jan 18 - Jan 26 CAD 2,120 CAD 2,645
Feb 01 - Feb 09 CAD 2,120 CAD 2,645
Feb 15 - Feb 23 CAD 2,120 CAD 2,645
Mar 01 - Mar 09 CAD 2,120 CAD 2,645
Mar 15 - Mar 23 CAD 2,120 CAD 2,645
Apr 26 - May 04 CAD 2,120 CAD 2,645
May 10 - May 18 CAD 2,120 CAD 2,645
May 24 - Jun 01 CAD 2,120 CAD 2,645
Jun 07 - Jun 15 CAD 2,120 CAD 2,645
Jun 21 - Jun 29 CAD 2,120 CAD 2,645
Jul 05 - Jul 13 On Request On Request
Jul 19 - Jul 27 On Request On Request
Aug 02 - Aug 10 On Request On Request
Aug 16 - Aug 24 On Request On Request
Aug 30 - Sep 07 On Request On Request
Sep 27 - Oct 05 On Request On Request
Oct 04 - Oct 12 On Request On Request
Nov 08 - Nov 16 On Request On Request
Nov 22 - Nov 30 On Request On Request
Dec 06 - Dec 14 On Request On Request
* Minimum 4 passengers
* Supplement for guaranteed departure with a minimum of 02 people: CAD 1145 per person.
* 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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