Start with pickup at your hotel in Mexico City between 8:30am and 9:15am (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.