Guadalajara And Tlaquepaque City Sightseeing Tour

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View the magnificent architecture of Guadalajara and the beautiful handicrafts of Tlaquepaque! During your 5-hour sightseeing tour, you’ll stop at important landmarks in Guadalajara’s historical downtown, full of colonial buildings like the main cathedral and Teatro Degollado (Degollado Theater). Walk through the enormous Mercado Libertad (Liberty Market) before continuing by air-conditioned minivan to nearby Tlaquepaque, where you’ll have time to stroll the cobblestone streets and crafts market.


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Your guide will pick you up by minivan at your hotel and take you to Guadalajaras historical downtown to begin your city sightseeing tour. Stop at the Plaza de Armas, home to the Guadalajaras twin-towered cathedral. One of the citys most magnificent landmarks, the cathedral boasts a richly decorated interior with gold-leaf pillars, Gothic vaults and a stained-glass window of the Last Supper.
Head to nearby Liberation Square, which takes up two whole city blocks filled with beautiful colonial buildings. At the Instituto Cultural de Cabanas, where drama, dance and music is performed, youll see another example of Guadalajara's stunning architecture, including a popular museum that houses modernist murals. Admire the neoclassical design of the Degollado Theater before continuing to the Plaza de la Rotonda, located on the north side of the cathedral. Here, your guide will tell your group about the Rotonda de los Jaliscienses Illustres (Rotunda of the Illustrious People of Jalisco), a circular monument of 20 bronze sculptures honoring Jalisco's best-known architects, writer, composers and scientists.
Afterward, walk with your guide through Mercado Libertad, also known as Mercado San Juan de Dios, one of Mexicos biggest traditional markets. Youll see local vendors selling everything from produce, traditional candies and flowers to rugs, clothing and leather goods at more than 2,600 stalls.
Then, drive to Tlaquepaque, a small colonial village just 4 miles (7 km) southeast of downtown Guadalajara. Enjoy free time strolling the narrow cobblestone streets and admire the beautiful architecture or purchase a traditional meal and delicious drink for lunch (own expense). You'll have a chance to walk around one of Tlaquepaque's arts and crafts markets, where you can find Mexican wood carvings, ceramics, pottery and leather items, before your guide returns you to your hotel in Guadalajara.

Inclusions for Guadalajara And Tlaquepaque City Sightseeing Tour

  • Local English- and Spanish-speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Exclusions for Guadalajara And Tlaquepaque City Sightseeing Tour

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees

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Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

It is recommended that your wear comfortable shoes and clothing

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Really really informative tour.

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

  • Our guide Ronnie was excellent. He was helpful and informative and made the trip interesting. I took the Chapala tour and the Tequila tour as welll which was good experience too.

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