3.5 star rating: Worth doing 6 Reviews

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  • Location:Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Duration:9-11 hours

Tequila Express: Guadalajara Tequila Train Tour with Tastings

All aboard the Tequila Express! Embark on an intriguing journey into the verdant heart of Jalisco, Mexico’s prominent and picturesque tequila making district, on a full-day tour from Guadalajara. Ride a traditional passenger train through the scenic countryside; visit a world-renowned tequila distillery to gain insight into modern manufacture processes; and pleasure your palate with delicious regional dishes and tastings of tangy tequila. Conclude with a fascinating folkloric show and enjoy personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, where numbers are limited to 13 people.   


  • 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

Emerge early and depart from your Guadalajara hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan. Journey to the local railway station and climb aboard the Tequila Express, one of the few traditional Mexican passenger trains remaining in operation. Sink back into your seat and enjoy the spectacular scenery that sails past on the way to Amatitan, a small and traditional town located in the heart of Jalisco. 

Catch a rare glimpse of bounteous blue agave fields before arriving into the station. Transfer by comfortable coach to Casa Herradura (Hacienda San Jose del Refugio), one of the world’s most established and famous tequila distilleries. 

Enjoy an intimate and intriguing tour through the distillery and its magnificent museum, gaining insight into production processes and the cultural significance of tequila. Hear tales of how the delicious drink was invented, and how Spanish conquerors distilled succulent blue agave bulbs to create tequila. 

Next, feast upon an authentic Mexican lunch of sublime local specialities; taste tequila then complete your cultural experience with a fabulous folkloric show. Listen to energizing Mexican mariachi music and watch locals dance in traditional costumes. Relax during the journey back to Guadalajara, sinking into the comfortable seat of the train and minivan. 

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

What a blast! Any visit to Guadalajara must include a trip on the Tequila Express. Hop on board!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

WONDERFUL! Be prepared to party especially if you are young.
I am too old to keep up with the young ones but my wife and I enjoyed watching everyone else.
All the employees for the train conductor to the bus boys cleaning your table after the buffet lunch were a great bunch and very respectful.

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.

1 star rating: I do not recommend this May 2015

Train was not what was in the photos. I have sent my review already. I think you don't like what I had to say.

1 star rating: I do not recommend this February 2015

This tour was not good! We went on in a little bus instead of the train so we didn't had free tequila except at the factories and don't get to see mariachi! It is way to expensive for what we got! Yes it was nice to visit the factories but except that, we were really not happy of this trip.

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