• Location: Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
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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.

Highlights

  • 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

What You Can Expect

Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque City Sightseeing Tour

Explore Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque on a city tour

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.

Customer Reviews

Thibaud Q

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 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.

photosbyvikki

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 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!!

Mike S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 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.

Catherine D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 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.

Julieanne C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 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.

Angel G Mexico

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 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.

Raymond S USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 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.

Joseph M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This was a wonderful tour with Ronnie. His enthusiasm for Guatalajara and its history was amazing. He had us enthralled for the whole day. We highly recommend this tour and lucky you if Ronnie is you guide. Thank you Ronnie, best wishes Ann and Joseph

Barbara V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

W felt very lucky to have Ron as our guide. We saw all the amazing architecturally significant buildings - government and religious - and were interestingly informed of their history and their significance today. Ron was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions about the culture and times that have made Guadalajara. And his performance did not stop there. In Tlaquepaque we were introduced to fine artisans with wonderful shops of their ware. It was a deeper experience than I'd imagined. Bonus: Ron's English is excellent.

Heather G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Very informative had a great time driver was on time and very respectful almost had that one-on-one feeling! Definitely worth the price!

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