Best of Mexico
City, Pueblo, Guanajuato,
Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta (10 days)
Custom dates and itineraries for groups of 20 or more.
We depart this morning for our flight to Mexico City. Upon our
arrival in this former Aztec city founded in 1521, we will be met by our
tour manager at the airport. A short orientation tour of this
cultural city on our motorcoach will be provided before arriving at our
hotel. A chance to freshen up and enjoy the hotel amenities before
dining at our hotel. A special evening of entertainment is planned
as we arrive at the Palacio de Bellas Artes for a performance of the
Folkloric Ballet featuring many regional dances of Mexico with beautiful
This morning is devoted to the colorful and cultural metropolis of
Mexico City as we drive along the famous boulevard of Paseo de la
Reforma to the main square of Zocalo. Our touring includes the
Cathedral, Plaza of the Three Cultures, National Palace with its
spectacular murals by Diego Rivera as well as a view of the Templo
Mayor. This afternoon we visit to the Teotihuacan Pyramids.
These pyramids were abandoned hundred of years ago, but two massive
structures, the Pyramid of the Moon and Pyramid of the Sun, still
dominate this site known as the “City of the Gods.”
Day 3 –Pueblo
After enjoying our breakfast at the hotel, we journey to the resort town
of Tlaxcala, a pleasant resort with a delightful provincial atmosphere.
We continue on to visit the pyramids of Cholula, characterized by its
Catholic temples built over pre-Columbian monuments by the Spaniards.
Our travels will also include a stop at Loreto Fort, site of the victory
of the Mexican Army over the French on May 5, 1862 – Cinco de Mayo!
This afternoon we continue on to Xochimilco to take a ride on the
beautiful floating gardens on a “trajinera”. Overnight and
dinner at our hotel.
A rendezvous today with the city of Guanajuato, birthplace of Diego
Rivera as we take in the sites of the Artesans Market, a stroll on the
Alley of the Kiss, and the Juarez Theatre, a magnificent opera and
concert hall. Be sure to look for a “callejonada” (choral
performance) as we stroll the Alley of the Kiss in this vibrant city.
Guanajuato is renowned for its high quality handicrafts, including local
pottery and leather goods. Dinner at our hotel in Guanajuato this
Day 5 –
Breakfast will be served at our hotel in Guanajuato before we depart for
Guadalajara, Mexico’s second largest city. Upon arrival, we will
have a brief orientation tour of this historic town which is also the
capital of the state of Jalisco. Enjoy dinner and two overnights
at our hotel in Guadalajara.
Day 6 – El
We will stop at the Plaza de Aramas which is flanked by the Cathedral
and the Government Palace where in 1810 Hildalgo issued his proclamation
abolishing slavery. Entrance is also included to the Degolaldo
Theatre before departing for the nearby district of Tlaquepaque,
renowned throughout Mexico for its arts and crafts. In El Parian,
take time to hear the music of the many mariachis in this area.
Lunch on our own with free time in the afternoon for shopping before
returning to Guadalajara for dinner.
Day 7, 8, &
9 – Puerto Vallarta
Our last destination is the jewel of Mexico’s Pacific resorts –
Puerto Vallarta. For the next three days we will relax and enjoy
the beach and sun of Mexico. Our oceanfront hotel provides us with
an all inclusive meal and beverage plan. During our stay at our
Puerto Vallarta hotel, we are free to take part in one of the many
resort’s activities, join a tour, or visit the town of Puerto Vallarta.
The days are ours to enjoy the beach, the pool and the quality of our
Day 10 - Homeward Bound
This morning, we transfer to the airport in Puerto Vallarta for our
early return flight home to the U.S.
Roundtrip airfare from Newark International Airport (wholesale rates
available nation-wide), 9 nights hotel accommodations at
first class lodging, breakfasts and dinners daily, 3 lunches, full time tour manager, sightseeing and admissions per itinerary, deluxe motorcoach transportation, baggage handling, taxes, hotel fees, and meal gratuities.
Transportation to gateway city, optional travel insurance, air taxes, gratuities to driver and escort.
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