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 a world-famous dstillery 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
Buffet lunch (day option only)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Professional English- and Spanish-speaking guide
Tour of tequila distillery
Meeting And Pickup
Location Name: Guadalajara hotels
Return Location: Returns to original departure point
What To Expect
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, Casa Jose Cuervo or Casa Cofradia (depending on the day). 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.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes
Minimum age is 3 years
Minimum age to consume alcohol is 18 years
Note: Depending on the day and on availability, you may visit Casa Herradura, Casa Jose Cuervo or Casa Cofradia
Operated by Amigo Tours Mexico
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
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Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Train was not what was in the photos. I...
tamarasloman, 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 traveler found this review helpful
What a blast! Any visit to Guadalajara...
Barry D, Jan 2015
What a blast! Any visit to Guadalajara must include a trip on the Tequila Express. Hop on board!
WONDERFUL! Be prepared to party...
Rome2013, Jan 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.
This tour was not good! We went on in a...
Magalie B, Dec 2014
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.
The variety of tequilas offered for...
Oscar G, Nov 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.
Great day. Hacienda tour in English but...
Daniel M, Aug 2014
Great day. Hacienda tour in English but otherwise very little English speaking.