Colonial Cities Learning Adventure Tour – Escorted Group Tours Mar. 8-15, 2018
With its many contrasts, this trip has so much variety it will please everyone. It tours three of the most important colonial cities in central Mexico– Guanajuato, San Miguel de Allende and Queretaro. You will love this tour if you love history, pottery, art, architecture and music.
If Mexico’s colonial cities were a crown, Guanajuato would without doubt be it’s prime jewel. UNESCO has named the town as a World Heritage Site. The great French architecture of this gorgeous city was built with the wealth generated from the silver mines that enjoyed their heyday during the 17th and 18th centuries. Present day Guanajuato is 100% Spanish Colonial in look, style, feel and atmosphere. Cobbled streets, churches, asymmetrical buildings, an amazing tapestry of color, vibrancy and sheer historical splendor await all who travel to this stunning colonial gem.
San Miguel de Allende mixes the best aspects of small-town life with the cosmopolitan pleasures of a big city. Smallest of the colonial cities, its cobblestone streets, fanciful church, unique galleries, shops and restaurants set it apart from the rest. For many years, this city has supported a resident population of artists, writers, and expatriates. Colonial and revolutionary history will come alive in San Miguel de Allende.
Queretaro is the oldest Mexican Colonial city (1531) and the most historic. During the colonial era, it played a central role in the conquest and evangelization of northern Mexico. It was at the center of events for the three wars that forged the Mexican nation: the War of Independence, the War of the Reform and the Mexican Revolution. History abounds here. We have planned these vacations with plenty of time to explore each colonial city.
Escorted Group Tour Itinerary – (Independent Tours Available Year Round)
Day 1 Arrive in Leon, Transfer to Guanajuato (on your own) – Hotel Luna in Guanajuato
Day 2 Tour of the Town of Guanajuato, a Unesco World Heritage City – Hotel Luna in Guanajuato
Day 3 Travel to San Miguel de Allende (about 1 hour, 15 minutes)House and Garden Tour at noon – Casa Calderoni in San Miguel de Allende
Day 4 Historic Walking Tour of San Miguel de Allende – Casa Calderoni in San Miguel de Allende
Day 5 Tour to Dolores Hidalgo – Casa Calderoni in San Miguel de Allende
Day 6 Transfer to Querétaro (about l hour) – Meson de Santa Rosa in Queretaro
Day 7 Day in Querétaro – Meson de Santa Rosa in Queretaro
Day 8 Depart Querétaro
Vacation Package Price is $2195 (USD) per person per double room and includes: 7 nights’ lodging, 14 meals, day tours, entry fees, maid and luggage tips, tour leader, and local guide. Add $430 (USD) for single supplement.
It does not include airfare, meals not specified in the itinerary, trip insurance, or tips for local guide. Book Tour Now!