This tour was so fun! Rose was so down to earth and is so knowledgeable about the history of san jose. The food choices were amazing & the Mezcal was a good way to end the tour. Mexican food and tequila is always a good combination. I recommend this tour to anyone who wants to explore San Jose. Thank you Rose and Rosalie :)
1. Guadalajara is the capital city of the state of Jalisco
2. Guadalajara is the second-largest city in Mexico – 4 Million
3. Guadalajara is home to Tequila and Mariachis
4. Guadalajara hosts the largest Mariachi festival in Mexico
5. Guadalajara is host to Latin America’s largest indoor market
6. Guadalajara is the host largest Spanish language book fair in the world
7. Locals are known as Tapatíos
8. The city is home to Guadalajara Chivas, Mexico’s most popular soccer team
9. The city is known as Mexico’s Silicon Valley
10. Popular saying “Guadalajara has the most beautiful women in all of Mexico”
Guests will arrive at GDL airport, and transportation will be provided to the hotel. Guests will be checked in to the hotel centrally located in Guadalajara Centro Historico. Dinner at a local traditional restaurant will be arranged for guests that arrive before 6 pm.
Optional – An evening visit to Plaza de los Mariachis
Our day will begin with coffee and breakfast at the hotel. Then on to explore the historic downtown:
El Centro Historico has a pedestrian walkways that lead to Cathedrals, historic colonial-style buildings, and plazas.
We will enjoy the Palacio Principal, and visits to 3 beautiful plazas, Plaza Tapatio & Plaza de La Liberacion & Plaza Guadalajara .
Cultural Cabanas, a museum that houses the strikingly grandiose murals of Jose Clemente Orozco, one of Mexico’s three greatest muralists of his most famed creations, the allegory of The Man of Fire.
Other highlights include:
Teatro Degollado is a neoclassical Mexican theater known for its diverse performances and artistic design.
The Cathedral of the Assumption of Our Lady is one of the most prominent religious buildings in the city. This holy place is a Roman Catholic cathedral. While the original cathedral was founded in 1541, the present one was constructed in Renaissance style with fine neo-gothic towers.
Return to hotel to rest, then a fun evening with Mariachi’s and dinner at Las Casa Bariachi.
Daily breakfast at the hotel.
All aboard the Premium Jose Cuervo Express® for the trip between Guadalajara and Tequila, where you’ll learn about Mexico’s most iconic spirit. A full cultural experience, from guided tastings with a master tequilero to distillery tours, agave harvesting demos, and a fun Mexican show. This full-day Tequila tour includes round-trip transport by train and bus with seats in the Jose Cuervo Express® Premium Wagon, as well as snacks, drinks, and all activities. Upon arrival in Tequila, you will have an explanation of the process of making Tequila and visit the tequila factory, “La Rojeña.” Free time to enjoy the town. Later, enjoy a Mexican Show and have a walk on the Agave fields,
Dinner at a traditional restaurant in the historic district.
Daily Breakfast at the hotel.
We will begin our day with a visit to the Expiatory Temple of the Blessed Sacrament, the second most important temple in the city unique for its architecture. Then on to the artisan town of Tlaquepaque. A quaint town that represents old Mexico. The highlight is the wide pedestrian walkway filled with beautiful houses restored to restaurants, art galleries, and boutiques.
Highlights include “Sergio Bustamante Gallery,” “Quetzal,” and “Del Corazon De La Tierra” boutiques and a visit to El Parian, which has 18 different restaurants and bars that share a central patio, with Mariachis perform throughout the day, and tequila flows easily. Continue enjoying the Ceramic Museum or the many shops that sell Mexican art, clothing, decor, and jewelry.
Evening dinner at Santo Coyote, a traditional but modern restaurant in Guadalajara, where you will eat traditional food and enjoy festive Mexican dancers and Musicians.
Daily breakfast at the Hotel.
Day trip to nearby Lake Chapala, the largest lake in Mexico. We will stroll on the beautiful shore of Lake Chapala, with amazing landscapes, relaxing views, delicious food along the lakeside; we will enjoy a mid-day meal at a traditional lakeside restaurant. The last stop will be a visit to Ajijic, a small town known for its incredible murals full of colors and Mexican tradition.
Return to the Hotel, rest, then have dinner at a local Mexican restaurant in the historic district.
Pack your treasures and transporation will be provided to GDL airport.