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The Mexican colonial experience

 
  To understand Mexico’s history, one can go to a library, do some internet research or, better yet, visit the country’s central area. Here, the traveler will find cities as diverse as Zacatecas, Aguascalientes or San Miguel de Allende, which all have a common denominator: they participated in the Mexican Independence and Revolution wars, they witnessed the fall of an empire and the birth of a nation. They all show traces of a memorable past in their walls, streets and churches.
 
     
 

Itinerary

 
  Day 1, MEXICO CITY
- Arrival, meet and greeting at the airport.
- Transfer to the hotel.
- Accommodation at a 4**** Hotel in B & B.
- Free evening.
- OPTIONAL dinner.

Day 2, MEXICO CITY
- 09:00, Full Tour of Mexico City with visit to the National Museum of Anthropology. A journey to the past along Historical District of Mexico City and enjoy visiting Mexico’s center of the political and religious powers; the pre-hispanic Tenochitlan’s, “Templo Mayor” with twin altars dedicated to Tlaloc and Huitzilopchtli, and the Metropolitan Cathedral, which took nearly 300 years to be built, and its “Cristo Negro”, the “Altar of the Kings” and a few steps further on the Diego Rivera’s frescoes at the Museo de Bellas Artes. Enjoy visiting the historical centre of one of the largest Metropolis in the World, former “Ciudad de los Palacios”. Drive along the 9 mile long former “Empress Way” (Paseo de la Reforma), built by orders of Maximilian of Habsburg, the statue of Diana the Hunter, the Monument to the Independence, so called “The Angel”, the monuments to Columbus and to Cuauhtemoc, the “Caballito”, the monument to the Revolution, the Fine Arts Palace (Bellas Artes), the Latin American Tower and the “Casa de los Azulejos” (Tiles House).
- Back to the hotel.
- Accommodation at the Hotel 4**** in B & B.
- FREE evening and OPTIONAL dinner.

Day 3, MEXICO CITY - QUERETARO - SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE - GUANAJUATO
- Early Breakfast.
- Departure to Querétaro, a Cultural and Historic Heritage Site, panoramical tour of the city.
- After lunch in "Fin de Siglo" Restaurant.
- Continuation of the trip to San Miguel de Allende, also declared as Cultural and Historic Heritage Site by the UNESCO, where many intellectuals and artists live.
- Visiting San Miguel’s Parish church with the Holy House Chapel, the Inquisitor's House, the San Francisco church and the Allende's house. You will enjoy a great variety of handicrafts stores, restaurants and bars.
- At the evening continue to spectacular Guanajuato, another Cultural and Historic Heritage Site.
- Check in.
-In the afternoon we will have a panoramic visit of this fabulous city, full of beautiful colonial alleys and plazas, the University, the Juarez Theater, the Kissing Alley and the Diego Rivera’s house amongst others; Its streets and subterranean avenues are one of a kind in the country. Other attractions are the Alhóndiga de Granaditas and the Museum of Don Quijote.
- Overnight.
- Accommodation in Hotel 4**** Holiday Inn Express Guanajuato.

Day 4, GUANAJUATO - SAN JUAN DE LOS LAGOS - AGUASCALIENTES
- Early breakfast.
- Visit the museum of the Mommies.
- Leaving for San Juan de los Lagos where it will be visited one of the most important highlights of our pilgrimage: the Basilica of our lady San Juan de los Lagos which is the second most important and most worshiped Sanctuary of our country.
- Continue to Aguascalientes and lunch.
- City Tour of Aguascalientes, visit the Teatro Morelos, Casa de la Cultura, Catedral Plaza de Armas, Barrio del Encino and Plaza Tres Centurias
- Accommodation in Hotel Mision Aguascalientes.

Day 5, AGUASCALIENTES - ZACATECAS
- Breakfast.
- Visit Pueblo Magico Real de Asientos.
- Leaving for Zacatecas City.
- OPTIONAL LUNCH.
- Check in.
- Full day visiting the city a World Cultural and Historic and Cultural Heritage Site called the beautiful colonial city of "Pink Cantera" and its most outstanding Mexican baroque style found in its Cathedral and other monuments at the historical district.
- Visit the Cerro de la Bufa and la Mina del Edén.
- Accommodation in 4**** Hotel City Express in B & B.

Day 6, ZACATECAS - SAN LUIS POTOSI - QUERETARO
- Breakfast.
- Check out.
- Departing for San Luis Potosi city to visit its Carmen parish church, located in the very heart of this colonial city; we will also visit the San Francisco (Saint Francis) church and its unique baroque decor as well as the colonial ancient part of town.
- OPTIONAL dinner.
- Leaving for Queretaro City.
- Check in.
- Accommodation in 4**** Real de Minas Querétaro Inn.

Day 7, QUERETARO - MEXICO CITY
- Breakfast.
- Visit the Aqueduct, the Convent of the Crosses and its Historic Downtown district.
- Lunch.
- Leaving for Mexico City.
- Overnight in Mexico at a 4**** hotel in B & B.
- FREE evening and Optional dinner.

Day 8, MEXICO CITY - DEPARTURE DAY
- Breakfast and TRF OUT to take flight to destination of origen.
- END OF SERVICES.


Minimum 4 PAX.
Price from in Double Accommodation: 875.00 USD
Single supplement of: 385.00 USD
 
     
     
 
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