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Cuernavaca and Taxco Tour with Lunch

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Ciudad de México, Mexico
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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Visit two historic cities on a full-day tour from Mexico City to Cuernavaca and Taxco, and spend the day exploring colonial architecture, walking cobblestone streets, and browsing the beautifully-worked silver of the ‘World Silver Capital.’ Your tour includes a buffet lunch and guided tours of each town, as well as pickup and drop-off at Mexico City hotels.
  • Full-day tour from Mexico City to Cuernavaca and Taxco
  • See two colonial-era cities and enjoy guided tours of historic sites
  • Visit a top silver-producing town
  • Buffet lunch and pickup and drop-off at selected hotels included
Start with morning pickup at your hotel in Mexico City (or make your way to a centrally-located meeting point), then begin the 53-mile (86-km) trip to Cuernavaca, the capital of Morelos state. Upon arrival in the city—often called the “city of the eternal spring” for its mild climate—tour the most important landmarks of Cuernavaca’s colonial era.

Visit one of the oldest cathedrals on the continent, see the beautifully-preserved gothic mudejar architecture of the Palace of Cortes, and take in some of the city’s elegant streets and mansions.

The next stop is the Sierra Madre town of Taxco, where the mountains offer a dramatic backdrop for colonial churches and classic, whitewashed homes. You’ll visit the Baroque Santa Prisca Cathedral, and stroll cobblestone streets to silver workshops—Taxco silver is exceptionally pure, and this is the perfect place to pick up up unique silver souvenirs and gifts. Pause for a buffet lunch of stews, salads, pasta, and fresh desserts, then begin the return trip to Mexico City, where this tour concludes.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Plaza de la Constitucion
Panoramic tour in Cuernavaca , the city of the eternal spring, to visit one of the oldest Cathedrals in America, the Palace of Cortes, its mansions and avenues.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Santa Prisca de Taxco
From there we will continue to the Sierra Madre to visit one of its treasures: Taxco, known as the “World Silver Capital”, visit the famous Baroque parish church of Santa Prisca, its cobble stoned streets and the silver artwork of its people.
Duration: 6 hours 
Admission Ticket Included

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Mexitours, again....This time the...
Wilfredo D
, Sep 2017
Mexitours, again....This time the tour guide was good but not great. Lunch was a buffet and it was not ok. Cuernavaca is a nice place and Taxco, known for the silver, was ok. I know this tour companies has to send tourists to the COOP's but sometimes they are too pushy.
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Julieta our guide was very...
Wes G
, Jun 2016
Julieta our guide was very knowledgeable about history of the areas we drove through. There were only two of us English speakers and she was careful to translate her comments for us personally. The scenery we saw was spectacular and Taxco itself was absolutely beautiful. I plan to return.
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Very disorganized company - tour...
ijessvip
, Jun 2016
Very disorganized company - tour started 2 hours late. Instead of English tour as it was requested we got into Spanish speaking group and the guide struggled to constantly translate between languages which resulted in disappointing and incomprehensive experience.
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Bien pero Algo paso....
oscartelluride
, Jan 2020
Camioneta bien, guía si sabe de cultura, lo único malo es que te llevan a los lugares más caros de Taxco ( Platería y Restaurante), Recomendación: Come y Compra por tu lado....
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Muchas gracias por sus comentarios, son muy valiosos para nosotros. Y precisamente, tomando en cuenta el mismo, y buscando la satisfacción de nuestros visitantes, hemos hecho un cambio de restaurante y platería esperando contar con su satisfacción. Le enviamos un caluroso saludo.

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