Guadalajara, Mexico

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clock-o5 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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Overview

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
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.

Reviews

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D
, Jul 2018

Guadalajara was a beautiful visit. Filled with local families on summer vacation. It has beautiful museums, opera house, churches and great plazas and restaurants. We will return.

T
, Mar 2018

I was supposed to do this tour on the Monday but ended up doing it on Tuesday after the company asked me if I wouldn't mind swapping days between my Tequila tour and the city tour. I was happy to switch and this was well worth it as I got a lucky free upgrade. I was given a free Food tour on top of the city tour and visit of Tlaquepaque.
We started the day close to 11am with some delicious food. We started with the Torta ahogada in the place it started, followed by some delicious Chilaquiles red sauce, some agua fresca de limon and a Jericalla traditional Jalisco flan. Having had breakfast before as I wasn't aware I'd get this extra tour for free I was already full, but we had 1 more stop, in town, at the 9 esquinas for a traditional Birria de Chivo. I personally don't like goat but I gave it a try and it was pretty good.
Afterwards, we started the tour of the city main spots and I was quite glad for the walk. While the other group finished their tour after this visit, I went on to do the Tour of Tlaquepaque, which is a lovely little town with several art galleries Sergio Bustamante and Rodo Padilla were the ones I went to with my guide and regional crafts shops. The tour as pretty quick and I was given more free time than I needed to go about the town, and do some shopping.
I was obviously pretty lucky to get that upgrade but it was a nice tour overall and my guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. I personally think it was worth spending the few extra euros/dollars to go on this tour compared to taking the tourist bus, but this is only my personal opinion.

p
, Mar 2018

Local staff - Amigo Tours did a wonderful job showing us some beautiful historical sites and great art plus the shopping area of Tlaquepaque. Very knowledgeable and willing to answer all questions. Comfortable air conditioned van and excellent driver who was also great at photography. Thanks!!

c
, Mar 2018

The tour of Guad was good, of what we did see. However, instead of making the trip to Tlaquepaque, where we had just a short time to spend by the time we drove there, the 4 of us thought saving the travel time and touring more of the historic center would have been a better use of time.. We went to the Cultural Cabanas on our own to tour the beautiful and historic murals. Thanks.

M
, Feb 2018

Ronnie was a gem. Very enthusiastic about Guadalajara history. Had a blast in Tlaquepaque and Ronnie got us great table at thePatio restaurant where we enjoyed mariachi musicians while he stayed outside and stayed with our dog Rosie.

C
, Feb 2018

We really enjoyed our tour. There was another couple joining us on the trip we all happened to be from Oregon. This was the perfect size to be able to ask questions and hear everything. Our guide, Ronnie, was very knowledgeable about the historic significance of the sites we visited and clearly love his city and Jalisco. If we had not been with him we would never have learned about the heroes of Jalisco and Guadalajara area. And the significance of the history of tequila! Who knew drinking tequila was such a benefit to all! Walking around Tlaquepaque was also enlightening and fun. It's a charming area with good food and amazing and famous artisans, plus historical importance. All in all a wonderful introduction to the area. Thank you, Ronnie and aviator.

J
, Feb 2018

Ronnie was a great tour guide! Tons of great information on the history of Guadalajara and the area in general. The restaurant El Patio in Tlapuepaque was lots of fun with an all female mariachi band. Food was excellent as well.

A
, Jan 2018

Awesome tour of Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque. The tour is operated by Amigo tours and our guide was Edgar so glad that Edgar took care of us as he was very attentive, informative and really went out of his way to provide us the best experience in both GDL and Tlaquepaque.
The city center tour in Guadalajara was great, specially the visit to the Government palace. We had a separate guide explain to us the frescos at the stair case painted by Jose Clemente Orozco the ceiling painting at the congress chamber also painted by JC Orozco and we got to hear really interesting stories of this building that date back to the independence of Mexico and the reformation of laws in Mexico, to mention a few also, something very cool and mind boggling was to see the document were slavery in Mexico was abolished by Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla located in this building! There are other sites that we visited, but this was definitely the highlight of the tour.
The visit to Tlaquepaque was awesome! this is a magical place that has the vibe of a small town, but it is really a booming suburb just outside of Guadalajara. Highly recommend to visit the art galleries, the Ceramic museum free and to dine in one restaurants located at the andador independencia pedestrian street.

D
, Dec 2017

I was the odd man out. The tour was fully booked with one family and me. Felt odd, but very nice family.

R
, Nov 2017

What a fabulous tour!
Our guide, Ronny, clearly loves his city. His historical knowledge was impressive to be sure - and his teaching while showing us the sites of this beautiful city was an absolute delight.
Our lunch in Tlaquepacque and our tour there made the day a complete success. We would highly recommend this tour.


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