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Explore the Ruins and Downtown of Queretaro on a Private 12-Hour Tour from Mexico City!

Bernardo Quintana 90, Ejido Modelo, Centro, 76000 Santiago de Querétaro, Qro., Mexico

Activity provided by Vibe Adventures

12 hours (approx.) - English

Vibe Adventures

Join our private tour from Mexico City to get acquainted with the rich historical and cultural heritage of Queretaro City which retains a fantastically well-preserved UNESCO-listed historic center.

Highlights
  • Learn about the pre-Hispanic, colonial, and modern history of Queretaro from your guide.
  • Discover why this city was relevant for Mexico as an independent nation.
  • Admire one of the largest and oldest aqueducts in the country protected by UNESCO.
  • Get acquainted with some of the traditions and costumes that are famous in the region.
  • Visit some of the most lovely Instagramable locations in Queretaro.
Description

Overview

Join our private tour to Queretaro from Mexico City to get acquainted with its rich and unique historical and cultural heritage. This city retains an amazing well-preserved UNESCO-listed historic center full of beautiful colonial churches, imposing palaces, magnificent museums, and elegant gardens. Furthermore, the traveler can enjoy the nearby historical locations such as El Cerrito Archaeological Zone and Cerro de las Campanas, which are part of this picturesque city.

Highlights

  • Learn about the pre-Hispanic, colonial, and modern history of Queretaro from your guide.
  • Discover why this city was relevant for Mexico as an independent nation. 
  • Admire one of the largest and oldest aqueducts in the country protected by UNESCO.
  • Get acquainted with some of the traditions and costumes that are famous in the region.
  • Visit some of the most lovely Instagramable locations in Queretaro.

Itinerary

In the morning, meet your guide and head to Queretaro enjoying the gradual change of landscapes from mountainous to semi-desertic on your way. Upon arrival, learn about the pre-Hispanic groups that lived in the area at El Cerrito Archaeological Zone, a large pyramid with the remains of a church on top.

Then, walk around Cerro de las Campanas, the iconic hill of the city that was the location of meaningful historical events, and visit its museum.

Transfer to the marvelous UNESCO-listed historic center of this city to walk down colorful streets and Baroque churches. On the tour,  enjoy delightful architectural details and glimpses of elegant courtyards. Also, have the chance to discover the local gastronomical culture to try some of its most iconic specialties.

After a full day of discoveries, return to our vehicle and relax on the way back to Mexico City.

Why Join Us

  • Spend the time of the tour purely on activities and sightseeing: no visits to souvenir shops and restaurants (unless you ask).
  • An ideal choice for small groups: the price of the tour is fixed and varies just slightly depending on the size of the group.
  • We are flexible: adjust the program and route to your interests while the duration of the tour can be extended for an extra fee.

Logistics

DEPARTURE TIME

The default departure times for this tour are 7:00 and 8:00 AM, but those can be also adjusted per your request. Our guide will meet you up at the requested time and location and might need to contact you by phone. Therefore, please kindly provide a valid phone number during your booking.

TRANSPORT: Complimentary pick-up/drop-off is included: please indicate the exact time and location for your pick-up during your booking (e.g. in the “Special Requirements” field). That is to say, we can pick you up from those parts of Mexico City: Polanco, Condesa, Roma, or Centro Historico. Other more remote locations might involve an extra fee.

TOUR DURATION AND CUSTOMIZATION: The standard duration of the tour counts from the moment of a meetup till the end of the tour. On the other hand, the tour is customizable which means we can adjust the time you spend at each destination. For example, if you want to visit an extra location (attraction/restaurant/market, etc.), you can do it on a complimentary basis if this visit (1) fits the default duration of the tour and  (2) doesn’t involve a major change of the route.

WHAT TO TAKE WITH YOU: Comfortable clothes and shoes; hat/cap, sunglasses, and sunscreen; personal travel insurance; good mood and curiosity. 

LANGUAGES: All our tours are led by local bilingual (at least Spanish and English) guides. Some of them fluently speak other languages (e.g. French, German, Italian, Mandarin, etc.) but those might depend on availability and cannot be fully guaranteed. If you want to have your tour in a language other than Spanish or English, please kindly inquire in advance.

Notes

  • Children under 3 years old are complimentary.
  • This is a private tour: only your group will participate.
  • Travelers should have a basic physical fitness condition.
  • The type of the vehicle depends on the size of your group and may include a car, 7-seater, minivan.
Itinerary

-Learning about the pre-Hispanic, colonial, and modern history of Queretaro from your guide
-Discovering why this city was relevant for Mexico as an independent nation
-Admiring one of the largest and oldest aqueducts in the country protected by UNESCO
-Getting acquainted with some of the traditions and costumes that are famous in the region
-Visiting some of the most lovely Instagramable locations in Queretaro
-Exploring El Cerrito Archaeological Zone, a large pyramid with the remains of a church on top
-Walking around Cerro de las Campanas, the iconic hill of the city
-Visiting its museum
-Walking down colorful streets and Baroque churches
-Admiring delightful architectural details and glimpses of elegant courtyards
-Discovering the local gastronomical culture to try some of its most iconic specialties

Starting Location
Bernardo Quintana 90, Ejido Modelo, Centro, 76000 Santiago de Querétaro, Qro., Mexico.
Itineraries are subject to change.
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