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Viceregal Cities of Mexico

Program of 9 nights & 10 days; 3 nights in Mexico DF, 1 night in San Miguel Allende, Guanajuato and Zacatecas, 2 nights in Guadalajara and 1 night in Pátzcuaro. Lodging in 4* Hotels, daily breakfast, English-Spanish speaking guide, certified by the Bureau of Tourism. Guaranteed Departures.

 

ITINERARY

DAY 1. (MON) MEXICO CITY

Arrival at Mexico City airport. Assistance and transfer to the hotel. Overnight.

DAY 2. (TUE) MEXICO CITY

Breakfast. In the morning, visit to the Main Square: Zócalo, Cathedral, Government Palace, Diego Rivera's murals. We will continue to Reforma avenue and Chapultepec. Then visit to Anthropology Museum, one of the most important in the world. You may stay there on your own or go back to the hotel. Overnight.

DAY 3. (WED) MEXICO CITY - QUERETARO - SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE

Breakfast. Departure to Querétaro where we will visit the Aqueduct, the Ex-Cross Convent and Historic Downtown. Head to San Miguel de Allende, where many intellectuals and retired people live in. Visit: San Miguel's Parish with the Holy House Chapel, the Inquisitor House, the San Francisco church and the Allende´s house. You may enjoy a great variety of cafeterias and restaurants. Overnight.

DAY 4. (THU) SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE - DOLORES HIDALGO - GUANAJUATO

Breakfast. Departure 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. Continuation to Guanajuato, where year after year is home of the International Cervantino Festival.

In the afternoon you will enjoy knowing this fabulous city, full of beautiful colonial alleys and plazas such as the University, the Juarez Theater, the Kiss Alley and the Diego Rivera's house. Its streets and subterranean avenues are one of a kind in the country. Optionally the "callejoneada" is a classic, companioned with musical estudiantina. Other attractions are the Alhóndiga de Granaditas museum, the Museum of Quixote and the Mommies. Overnight.

DAY 5. (FRI) GUANAJUATO - ZACATECAS

Breakfast. Head to Zacatecas, a World Heritage Site. This beautiful colonial city of "pink cantera" has the most outstanding Mexican baroque style, the Cathedral. From "La Bufa" Hill you will be able to appreciate an interesting panoramic view of the city. We will descend in funicular and afterwards an educational visit of the mine of Eden.

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 6. (SAT) ZACATECAS - GUADALAJARA

Breakfast. We will continue on to Guadalajara the capital of state of Jalisco, where Tequila and Mariachi were born. Will visit Tlaquepaque town where the finest handcraft are made. Place of the Bustamante´s Art Gallery. Possibility of degusting Mexican cuisine accompanied by a breathtaking ambiance with mariachi music at a traditional restaurant. Overnight.

DAY 7. (SUN) GUADALAJARA - TEQUILA

Breakfast. We will visit the principal points of interest: Government palace with splendid mural paintings of Orozco, Plaza Tapatia, Degollado Theater, Cathedral and the Rotonda of the Illustrate Men. 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 process of the tequila. Return to Guadalajara. Other attraction is the handicraft market at Tonalá town on Thursday & Sunday. Overnight.

DAY 8. (MON) GUADALAJARA - PÁTZCUARO

Breakfast. We will get to know Pátzcuaro, which in purépecha means "Heaven's door". This City is famous for its colonial beauty and unique for its customs. Within the attractions are the Basilica of Our Lady of Health, the "House of the Eleven Patios", and the Historic Downtown. Optionally you may visit the Island of Janitzio or Santa Clara. Enjoy the wide variety of cafes and restaurants which offer typical dishes at the portals of Pátzcuaro´s downtown.

DAY 9. (TUE) PATZCUARO - MORELIA - MEXICO CITY

Breakfast. Continue on to Morelia, a World Heritage site, worldwide known for its student habitat and its magnificent colonial constructions of "pink cantera": the Cathedral, the Government Palace, Clavijero Palace, the Major Plaza, the market of typical candies, the Aqueduct, and the Guadalupe Temple at San Diego Convent. Departure to Mexico City. End of services.

DAY 10. (WED) MEXICO CITY (END OF SERVICES)

Breakfast. At convenient time, transfer to the airport. Airplane ticket not included.

PRICE PER PERSON IN USD

4**** HOTELS DOUBLE TRIPLE SINGLE CHILD
4-11
Valid Rates December 20th 2012 1170 1105 1590 600


Nights City Hotels
2 Mexico City Plaza Florencia / Casablanca / Royal Zona Rosa
1 San Miguel de Allende Misión de los Ángeles / BW Monteverde
1 Guanajuato Misión/ Holiday Inn Express
1 Zacatecas Emporio
2 Guadalajara De Mendoza / BW Plaza Génova
1 Pátzcuaro BW Posada de Don Vasco
1 Mexico City Plaza Florencia / Casablanca / Royal Zona Rosa
 
 
 
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