Colonial Charms & Central Highlands

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Mexico in 11 Days • 9 Nights in Destination

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The perfect trip for those looking to dive deeper into Mexican culture and history, fall in love with the country's most alluring colonial cities and towns on this inspiring tour.

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Mexico City
San Miguel de Allende
All flights
All transfers.
Breakfast only
Departures available until
until December 2023
Extra nights
Add up to 3 nights to your stay
From + £ 380
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Accommodation: 9 Nights

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Included activities

Included activity for day 2 in Mexico City
Duration 10:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:10 Approx
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Full-day Mexico City & Teotihuacan Pyramids Tour

See the highlights of Mexico City, including the Plaza de las Tres Cultures, the Basilica of Guadalupe, the Zócalo and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Visit Teotihuacan Archaeological Zone to admire its impressive Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon.

What's included: Tranfers, tickets Teotihuacan Archaeological Zone Not included: Lunch, Drinks

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Included activity for day 4 in Morelia
Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:30 Approx
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Morelia City Tour

Admire the colonial architecture of Morelia as you see its most important buildings including the Government Palace, the Plaza de Armas and the Aqueduct. Visit the Fuente de las Tarascas and the Church of Gualupita and stroll through a local craft market.

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Included activity for day 4 in Patzcuaro
Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:30 Approx
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Patzcuaro City Tour

Get to know Patzcuaro, once the capital of the ancient Purépecha kingdom. Visit the most emblematic sights in the city, such as the Basilica of Our Lady of Health, the House of Eleven Patios and Gertrudis Bocanegra Library, Plaza Vasco de Quiroga and more!

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Included activity for day 5
Duration 00:45h Approx.
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Brief visit to Capula

On the way to Guadalajara, make a brief stop in the town of Capula, home to the largest Catrina statue in the world! The famous skeleton character, La Catrina has become an icon of the Mexican Day of the Dead.

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
Suggested activity for day 3 in Mexico City
Duration 06:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:30 Approx
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Excursion to Xochimilco, Coyoacan & Frida Khalo Museum

See the largest Bullfighting Ring in the world and the Poliforum Siqueiro. Visit the University of Mexico and cruise on Lake Xochimilco aboard a traditional trajinera boat! Finally, head to the colonial centre of Coyoacan and visit the Frida Khalo Museum.

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Suggested activity for day 3
Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 20:00 Approx
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Plaza Garibaldi at Night Show

Head to Plaza Garibaldi this evening to experience its famous mariachi bands and vibrant atmosphere! Enjoy an authentic Mexican fiesta as you soak up the ambience of one of Mexico City's most emblematic nightlife spots! One drink included.

What's included: Roundtrip transfers, drink, show

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Suggested activity for day 3 in Mexico City
Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 09:00 Approx
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Visit to the National Museum of Anthropology

Enjoy entrance to the National Museum of Anthropology, the largest and most visited museum in Mexico. It houses the most important archaeological and ethnographic collection in the world.

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The price includes

  • premium care
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  • Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.
  • International flights: UK/Ireland - Mexico City - UK/Ireland.*
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  • 9 nights accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.
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  • 9 breakfasts.
  • Shared-transfers throughout.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • ATOL Protection.
  • Local guide in Mexico City & English/Spanish-speaking guide-driver for the entire tour.

*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Taxes, drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

Please note: all transfers included in this trip are shared services, not private. The return transfer is not included when booking extra nigth(s).

If your destination is in the USA or Canada, or if your selected flights to a different destination have connections in the USA or Canada, it is mandatory to have an ESTA (for USA) or an eTA (for Canada) before travelling. ESTA: eTA:

  • Entry requirements
    Passport with a minimum of six months validity.
  • Visa
    No visa is required. Departure tax from Cancun is 1000 pesos (around 55$).
  • Currency
  • Language
  • Electricity
    127 V. Adapter required.
  • Health
    Please consult your doctor regarding malaria prophylaxis.
  • Time zone
    UTC - 06:00 to UTC - 08:00.
  • Other useful information
    Free support for tourists by calling 078.
  • Tourist Office website

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

In Mexico, triple rooms do not have 3 beds, will be always 2 double beds.

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