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Historic Mexico

OVERVIEW

Mexico is a country full of turmoil, like the heroic deeds of independence and revolution. This program will take you to different museums, like the museum of anthropology, the museum of history and the museum of colonial arts. It will also take you to other sites like Guanajuato, San Miguel de Alllende and Queretaro. This program includes the route of Mexican cheese and wines at Tequisquiapan.

 

DETAILED PROGRAM 

DAY 01: ARRIVAL AT MEXICO

Reception at the airport, assistance and private transport to the hotel

 

DAY 02: MUSEUM OF THE MEXICAN REVOLUTION

We start with a panoramic tour around the modern and ancient streets of the Mexican capital, like the Avenida Reforma until we reach the historic center to visit the cathedrals and the national palace. Afterwards we will visit the remains of Tenochtitlan as well as the palace of beaux arts and other important buildings. We will then visit the museum of the revolution, where we will learn about the history of this famous movement and the heroes who fought for liberty. Finally, we will have lunch at the restaurant La Hacienda de los Morales, specialized in Mexican food.

At night we will visit Garibaldi, where we will enjoy Mexican music. We will also visit the restaurant Guadalajara de Noche, to enjoy ranchera music singers and folkloric dances. At the end of the night, we will return to the hotel.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

 

DAY 03: MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY – MUSEUM DEL CASTILLO DE CHAPULTEPEC

We will visit the Museum of Anthropology and History, specifically the Azteca and Maya cultures. Our guide will recommend us a restaurant where we will have lunch. Afterwards, we will visit the Castle of Chapultepec, now known as the National Museum of History. Here we will learn about sculptural history of Mexico, which was once the Royal Palace of Emperor Maximiliano. Finally, we will return to the hotel.

We recommend to previously book a reservation for the national folkloric ballet or a dinner at the Bellini restaurant, located at the 50th floor of the World Trade Center.

Included meals: Breakfast.

 

DAY 04: MEXICO – TEOTIHUACAN – XOCHIMILCO

We will visit the archeological area of Teotihuacan, city of the gods, where we will enjoy the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon, the citadel, the Temple of Quetzalcoatl and the museum. Afterwards, we will travel by the Avenida de los Insurgentes (avenue), considered the longest of America, until we reach the bullring, the largest of America. We will continue to the theatre Los Insurgentes, until we reach the neighborhood of Coyoacan. We will then go to Xochimilco, known as the “city of the flowers”, to enjoy the most colorful place of Mexico. When we arrive to Xochimilco, we will board a traditional “trajinera” (boat) to sail by the most important channels, while some craftsmen offer us their handicrafts as well as mariachi music. We will have a Mexican lunch (included), which consists of tortillas (thin corn Mexican pancake), guacamole, and barbecue, accompanied by a beverage (not included). Finally, we will visit the Azteca stadium, where two world football (soccer) championship finals have been played.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

 

DAY 05: MEXICO – GUANAJUATO

We will travel to the north of Mexico until we reach the city of Guanajuato (4 hrs). When we arrive at the hotel there will be time to have lunch. Afterwards, we will visit the most Spanish city of Mexico, some say it resembles Sevilla. We will visit the famous museum of mummies, the monument of Pipila, one of the heroes of the battle for Mexican independence, where we will enjoy the best view of the city. This city is famous for its tunnels, like the alley of the kiss. Afterwards, we will visit other places of the city like the area of the Valenciana and the most social areas of the city. Finally we will return to the hotel.

Included meals: Breakfast.

 

DAY 06: GUANAJUATO – SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE – QUERETARO

We begin the historic route of the Mexican revolution. First, we will visit the town “Dolores Hidalgo”, where we priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla started the battle for the independence of Mexico. Among other places, we will visit the Parish Dolores and the House of priest Hidalgo. We will continue to Atotonilco, where we will find his sanctuary of XVIII century and where he beheld the symbol of the independence on September 16 1810. This temple is considered the Mexican Sistine Chapel. Finally, we will head towards San Miguel de Allende, where we will visit the house of Ignacio Allende, another hero of the independence who became the first Mexican emperor after the defeat of the Spanish. This city also has a beautiful gothic-style cathedral. We will then go to the hotel of Queretaro, which has a Mexican revolution theme.

Included meals: Breakfast.

 

DAY 07: QUERETARO – ROUTE OF WINE AND CHEESE

This day we will leave aside the historic tour to go on a Mexican gourmet adventure: the route of wine and cheese.

From Queretaro we will go by the highway 57 towards San Juan del Rio and after 20 km we will take the highway to Tequisquiapan, where we will find Vai Cheese and the Museum of Wine and cheese.

We will continue by highway 120 to Ezequiel Montes and at km 15 we will find the vineyard La Redonda, with more of 30 years of tradition. We will be able to see the Salvador grape and the renowned Cabernet Sauvignon. This trip ends with a visit to the cellar, where we can taste and buy wine.

At 10 minutes on the same highway, we will find Los Aztecas ranch, where the wines are produced since XVIII.

Afterwards we will visit, 5 minutes away, the wine cellar Freixenet, the most famous in Latin America. We will be able to see the Catalan-style cellar 25 meters underground and, of course, taste the delicious wines, exported to 120 countries around the world. Finally, we will return to the thematic hotel at Queretaro.

Included meals: Breakfast

 

DAY 08: QUERETARO – TEPOTZOTLAN – MEXICO

Queretaro, once the first capital (before Mexico city) will allow us to enjoy its beauty, like the aqueduct from colonial times. We will then go to Mexico, stopping at Tepotzotlan for a delicious lunch (included). We will also visit the temple, now the National Viceregal Museum, which used to be the Jesuit School of Francisco Javier. We will see the biggest jewelry of the baroque-colonial architecture, the splendid façade carved in green quarry and its incredible altarpieces carved in stone and covered by 20k gold. Finally, we will return to the hotel.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

 

DAY 09:

Transport to the hotel and to the airport.

Included meals: Breakfast.

 

ALL SERIVCES IN THIS PROGRAM ARE PRIVATE SERVICES

 

Included:

  • Transport in deluxe touristic vehicles
  • Guide with credentials of the Ministry of Tourism
  • Tickets to the sites to be visited
  • Meals specified in the program
  • Breakfasts include juice, coffee or tea
  • When included, lunches and dinners without beverages
  • All taxes