• Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Duration: 10 hours (approx.)
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Discover two jewels in Mexico — Taxco and Cuernavaca — on this day tour from Mexico City. In Taxco, known as the ‘silver city,’ you’ll visit Santa Prisca, one of Mexico’s grandest churches, and walk along cobblestone streets full of Old World charm. Plus, see for yourself why so many Mexico City locals escape to Cuernavaca, ‘the city of eternal spring,’ as a weekend retreat. Hotel transport included.

Highlights

  • Sightseeing tour of Taxco and Cuernavaca from Mexico City
  • Discover the town of Cuernavaca, known for its tranquil atmosphere and pleasant climate
  • Explore Taxco with its cobblestone streets, cozy squares and picturesque marketplaces
  • Visit Santa Prisca, one of Mexico's grandest churches
  • Pickup and drop-off from most downtown Mexico City, Reforma and Polanco hotels included

What You Can Expect

Taxco and Cuernavaca from Mexico City

Taxco and Cuernavaca Day Trip

After hotel pickup in downtown Mexico City, travel with your guide to Cuernavaca. Soak up the balmy weather as you take a brief tour of 'The City of Eternal Spring,’ a favorite weekend escape for Mexico City residents.

Next, enjoy a beautiful drive to Taxco, a colonial silver mining city. Located on a hillside surrounded by rugged mountains and cliffs, Taxco exudes Old World charm with its meandering cobblestone streets, quaint squares and tile-roofed buildings.

In Plaza Borda, admire Santa Prisca, an 18th-century rose-hued cathedral with twin bell towers, built with ornate Churrigueresque influence. Learn about how Jose de la Borda happened upon a massive silver claim, became one of Mexico’s wealthiest men who then had Santa Prisca constructed. Inside the church, you’ll find gorgeous goldleaf work.

Enjoy free time for lunch and souvenir shopping in Taxco’s marketplace and silversmith shops. Your day tour ends with transport and drop-off at your Mexico City hotel.

Customer Reviews

Linda K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

great tour and amazingly pictureque city Taxco. Definitely the best place to buy silver. Our guidedriver was great - forgot his name already. Started around 9am from city and moving through CDMX traffic is an effort for the driver. We were on a sedan car as there were only 3 tourists. We enjoyed the drive chatting and also the local spots. The cathedral in Taxco is magnificent. Cuernavaca - not much going on, it was only a 40min stop, seeing the church which was closed anyway after the Sept 2017 earthquake for restoration. If you find a tour which doesn't go to Cuernavaca that will be best as you'd then have more time in Taxco. Pl ask that you'd go to a restaurant of your choice as you're paying for lunch anyway instead of go to where the tour takes you. Lunch was bad..not Mexican food and trying to made it Westernised for tourists didn't go well. Back to city around 8pm.

Annette G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Beautiful towns and an extremely knowledgeable tour guide. A great day trip from Mexico City!

nitocr

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Angel and Marco our guides were amazing!
well literate and gentle, no pressures on times or anaything.
Super recommended tour

Annie Gee USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

We absolutely loved Taxco, Cuernavaca, Raul, our tour guide and his skillful driver Natcho! This was a small 12-15 person tour. We enjoyed the pick-up service from our hotel and drop off at the end of the tour. Raul has a low, raspy, but clear English speaking voice, which made everything he said, sound more interesting and entertaining. This tour was very pleasant as it was laid back, we had some free time on our own and not as rushed as other tours are. This is a lovely full day trip, we enjoyed every minute of it and enjoyed meeting all the interesting and fun people who was on the tour that day as well. Thanks for the lovely memories!

nitinyogi

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Food on the trip was not good but otherwise trip was great!

Philip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Excellent tour with experienced Tour Guide.

Donald A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

My husband and I had an awesome time on our day-long excursion to Taxco and Cuernavaca. Alejandra, our guide, was an encyclopedia of knowledge about Mexico and the places we visited, and our driver, Juan Carlos, provided excellent service. He got us, to and fro with safety and efficiency. You will likely stop at a silver workshop on the outskirts of Taxco. There you are given a brief presentation about the history of silver in Mexico. They will tell you what to look for in purchasing Mexican silver and what to avoid. We found this helpful. After this, they take you into the big room where table after table is filled with articles for purchase. You are not obligated to buy, so don't feel any pressure. We purchased a small item and then went outside to enjoy the views. All in all, a very nice excursion out of the city.

Ian M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

A good day out, worthnthe travelling time.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

The guide was knowledgeable and helpful. Both Taxoc and Cuernavaca were interesting, although a church was covered in Cuernavaca

ROGELIO C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

A must do from Mexico City!

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