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  • Location: Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Duration:  9-11 hours
Ride a traditional passenger train to Jalisco – one of the only tequila-producing regions of Mexico – and discover how the world’s tequila is made! You’ll visit a famous tequila distillery and witness the process of making this famous drink, fermented from the region’s blue agave. Along with a tequila tasting, dine on regional cuisine for lunch and top it all off with a folkloric show. Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 13 people.

Highlights

  • Day tequila tour by rail from Guadalajara
  • Ride a traditional train to Jalisco, a region where tequila was born
  • Visit the world-famous Casa Herradura Distillery with a knowledgeable guide
  • Enjoy a tequila tasting and a regional buffet lunch or dinner
  • Watch a typical Mexican folkloric show, including a Mariachi band
  • Small-group tour limited to 13 ensures a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Tequila Express: Guadalajara Tequila Train Tour with Tastings

Visit the tequila distillery, Casa Herradura

After hotel pickup in Guadalajara around 8:15am, you’ll be transferred to the railway station. Board the Tequila Express, a traditional Mexican train and one of the country’s only passenger trains still remaining in operation. With your guide and small group, settle in for the journey to the town of Amatitan. Located in the state of Jalisco, it's the only region in the country where tequila production is allowed.

During the approximate 1.5-hour train ride, pass scenic rural landscapes and gaze out your train window at a field full of agaves. Upon arrival in Jalisco, transfer by coach to Casa Herradura (Hacienda San Jose del Refugio), one of the most famous tequila distilleries in the world.

Enjoy a small-group tour through the distillery as well as the Tequila Museum, where you’ll learn about past and present-day tequila production techniques from your guide. Hear about the indigenous people who invented the fermented agave drink and the Spanish who distilled the beverage into the tequila known today.

In the afternoon, enjoy a Mexican buffet lunch featuring regional dishes, accompanied by some tequila tasting. Complete your cultural tour with a folkloric show featuring Mexican mariachi music and dancing! Your guide will accompany your small group back to Guadalajara by rail and transport you back to your hotel around 6:30pm.

Customer Reviews

4 star rating: Recommended August 2014

Great day. Hacienda tour in English but otherwise very little English speaking.

3 star rating: Worth doing December 2014

The variety of tequilas offered for tasting was small during the train ride and the Hacienda. The food buffet at the Hacienda was delicious. The mariachis and folkloric dance were fantastic but the music was a bit too loud.

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