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Private Tour: Tula and Tepotzotlan Day Trip from Mexico City

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Tula de Allende Municipality, Mexico
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7 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Discover some of the history of Mexico on this private day trip from Mexico City. Visit the Tula archeological site of the Toltec Empire and see Tepotzotlán, a baroque-style convent of the Jesuit order. A personal guide and driver accompany you to each location to learn about the architectural innovations.
  • Full-day private tour of Tula and Tepotzotlán
  • Visit the archaeological site and historical church with a personal guide
  • Learn about the Toltecs and Spanish conquest
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included from Mexico City
Your tour begins with hotel pickup in Mexico City in the morning. Board your private vehicle and head to the archaeological site of Tula with your personal driver and guide, who highlights the features of the Mesoamerican ruins. At this Toltec ceremonial center, learn about architectural innovations, including 16-foot-tall (5-meter) warrior statues, temple pyramids, and ball courts. Admire the use of sidewalks and stucco decor as you explore the site.
After a personalized look, continue to the Jesuit convent of Tepotzotlán. See the impressive chapel of San Francisco Javier, an example of Mexican baroque style. Marvel at the church entirely covered in gold leaf, see the nuns' quarters that feature samples of authentic clothing, and learn about the Jesuits' role during the Spanish conquest.  
Following this brush-up with Mexico's past, you'll be dropped off at your hotel.

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Roger L
, Mar 2019

An outstanding day tour of the Tula site and the Iglesias de San Francisco at Tepotzotlan. Our guide and driver were both superb - courteous, knowledgeable and professional. I recommend this tour without reservation.

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myrnapoon
, Jul 2018

Both david and louis of Mexico freelance tour are very professional. They made our tour very pleasant and enjoyable. They are both very knowledgeable, attentive to details and impressed us as very caring and helpful! It is voted by our group of four friends as the most enjoyable tour among the five tours that we booked in Mexico City! The sites that we visited amazed us!

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joseph k
, Feb 2018

Fernanda/guide and Luis/driver were both great.

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kathyszwarc
, Jan 2018

Carlos and Anna - fantastic people. Great tour, Great experience, Great day!

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stevent
, Jan 2018

A fabulous private tour with a knowledgeable and friendly guide The Aztec and pre-Aztec ruins are fascinating. The cathedral at Tepotzotlan is beautiful in its ornateness even though the religious aspect did not interest me. Still well worth the visit.

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Terrence O
, Nov 2017

Have always wanted to see these sites but there are no large, group tours. Decided to splurge on a private car. A little pricey but well worth it! Our guide Carlos and driver Anna were exceptional. Carlos extremely knowledgeable of archaeology, history, and culture. Anna the best and most patient driver I have ever experienced! I kept telling my husband to take lessons from her! These two sites are awesome and should not be missed! This tour takes all day so be prepared to return late. Water provided, take a hat!

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David L
, Nov 2017

Out driver Louis was very professional, had a very nice vehicle and knew best routing. Our Guide David Suverza was very knowledgeable, easy to understans, responsive and adaptable to our needs and tailored our tour to our desired experience. Tula is a different Temple experience from other Temples and is well worth the drive to it. Additionally David added info and pointed out points of interest on the way. Would recommend this tour and Guides to all.

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Donald A
, Aug 2017

We had an awesome time visiting the Toltec ruins at Tula and the Museum of the Viceroyalty in Tepotzotlan. The Toltecs were the successors to the Teotihuacan culture, and the predecessors to the Aztecs. If you are into Mesoamerican history, Tula is a must-visit location. If you are interested in the history of the colonial period, Tepotzotlan is a must. The Jesuit college/monastery, now the Museum of the Viceroyalty has an amazing collection and the Baroque church is stunning. You have a choice of places to eat and we selected Los Virreyes and we were not disappointed. The tourista menu has some great choices and includes dessert and fantastic café del olla. Our driver, Luis was safe and courteous. Our guide was Alejandra and she was very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this trip.

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Yuriy S
, May 2017

The tour was great! Both sites are highly recommended to visit. Our tour guide David was the great, with outstanding knowledge in Mexican history and culture. Everything was in time. David was ready to customize the tour according to our interests. He even missed his lunch helping us with sightseeing :. We will definitely book other tours with David.

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jennifer1552
, Feb 2017

This tour was absolutely incredible! Our guide David was extremely knowledgeable and passionate of Mexico's history. We will definitely book future tours with David on our next trip.


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