5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Reviews

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  • Location:Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Duration:5 hours (approx.)

Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque City Sightseeing Tour

Discover the astounding architecture of Guadalajara and the provincial charm of Tlaquepaque on a 5-hour sightseeing tour. Admire legendary landmarks and historical monuments in Guadalajara’s colonial downtown, marveling at the majesty of the cathedral and the theater. Embrace the vibrant atmosphere of the grand market before journeying to the quaint, cobbled streets of Tlaquepaque to explore bespoke boutiques bursting with artisan treasures.


  • 5-hour city sightseeing tour of Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque
  • Glimpse the colonial history and modern-day culture of downtown Guadalajara
  • View famous monuments at Plaza de la Liberacion (Liberation Square), such as the Degollado Theater
  • Discover the charming town of Tlaquepaque and its market of traditional Mexican handicrafts
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by air-conditioned minivan included

What You Can Expect

Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque City Sightseeing Tour

Explore Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque on a city tour

Greet your guide at your hotel and climb aboard your air-conditioned minivan to begin your journey to Guadalajara’s historical downtown. Stop at the ambient Plaza de Armas and gaze at the majestic twin-towers of the cathedral. Hailed as one of the city’s most spectacular sights, the incredible structure harbors a richly embellished interior with Gothic vaults and prismatic stained glass windows. 

Next, journey to Liberation Square, a scenic sprawl of charming colonial buildings shrouded in history. From here, visit the creative Instituto Cultural de Cabanas to witness another example of Guadalajara’s stunning architecture before exploring the museum of modernist murals within. Capture the essence of neo-classical splendor with a visit to the Degollado Theater before absorbing the authentic atmosphere of Plaza de la Rotonda. Listen to your knowledgeable guide as the story of the stunning sculptural monument within the square is revealed. 

Afterward, immerse yourself in the convivial Mercado Libertad, an energetic and exuberant market considered to be one of Mexico’s biggest. Wander past colourful stalls that burst with diverse produce; see exotic fruits, handwoven rugs, scented candles and beautiful flowers on the 2,600 stalls.    

Return to the minivan to enjoy the scenic journey to Tlaquepaque, a charming provincial village 4 miles (7 km) southeast of Guadalajara. Relax and enjoy free time wandering the quaint, cobblestone streets and admiring the picturesque architecture. Purchase an appetizing and authentic lunch from a local restaurant before visiting the village’s principal arts and crafts market, in which handmade pottery, woodcarvings and leather items reign supreme. Return to your hotel with your guide when the tour reaches its cultural conclusion. 

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. We were expecting to be with others, but because we were the only english speaking people taking the tour at that time we ended up with a private tour, just us and Miguel. He did a great job giving us an overview of the historic centre and then a visit to Tlaquepaque where he gave us tips on some good restaurants to test out during our stay.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Roni was our tour guide an he was great, very knowledgeable. Very professional, accurate on the subject matter. Would love to have him next time we go.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great tour and guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Ophelia, my tour guide, was very knowledgable, professional and kind. She picked me up from a bed a breakfast that I stayed at with no additional cost. She had good understanding of the cities, their history and current affairs. She showed me around some of the local shops and helped me buy awesome things from street vendors. Her english was perfect too. No complains really.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Eduardo was.. great .......very knowledgeable helpful...we enjoyed every minute of the tour and would highly recommend him, and the tour............thank you.........jane and scott

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Our Tour Guide Ricardo was very good and knowledgeable. I wish we had more time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Ricardo was knowledgable and willing to go along with the plans we had made in our trip to Guad. I would recommend him to anyone traveling there.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Ricardo was excellent. Great service, very knowledgeable. Highly recommended. Great tour.

4 star rating: Recommended March 2015

The tour was good value for money. Ricardo's English was very acceptable and his personal knowledge of Tlaquepaque, with visits to local artisans, made the tour most enjoyable. Pick up and drop off at our hotel in an immaculate sedan was a nice touch. A very nice introduction to Guadalajara .

4 star rating: Recommended November 2014

I really enjoyed this tour - it covered a lot and involved virtually no travelling which is always good

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