Day 1: Mexico DF
Welcome to EuropaMundo!!!. On arrival, transfer to hotel and free time. You will receive information about the start of the circuit during the afternoon, or you can check the informative panels in the hotel reception area.
IMPORTANT - IF YOU REQUESTED ADDITIONAL NIGHTS on arrival at the hotel you will have your booking made but the guide of your trip will normally not arrive until the start of the included activities. YOUR TIME BEFORE THIS MOMENT IS THEREFORE FREE. At your hotel they can help you with all the information you need.
NB: The schedules you will find in this itinerary are approximate. The guide, depending on the situation and in order to improve the development of the circuit, may adjust the schedules.
Day 2: Mexico City.-
Today we have a fantastic day acquaint ourselves with Mexico. We include a sightseeing tour of the city. We will visit the Plaza of Three Cultures, and the historic centre in which the Zócalo (main square) and its Metropolitan Cathedral stand out, the main Aztec temple, Chapultepec Park, the “Paseo de la Reforma” Avenue and the other main avenues of this impressive city.
At the end of the visit we travel to the BASILICA OF GUADALUPE, the most visited Catholic temple in the Americas where the Virgin of Guadalupe is found. There we will be able to explore the old basilica dating back to the 18th Century and also the modern temple.
In the afternoon we travel to the neighbourhood of XOCHIMILCO, a wonderful place with its canals and semi-floating gardens. Here we include a ride in a “trajinera”, one of the boats festooned with flowers.
In the evening we include a transfer to the Plaza de GARIBALDI, with its many bars, restaurants and bars where tacos and tequila are served and the Mariachis sing. Dinner is included in a traditional restaurant.
Day 3: México city- Morelia- janitzio- Patzcuaro.-
Total distance by road: 380 km
Scenery: Pleasant mountain landscapes.
07.30 h.- Mexico –Departure-. We enter the state of Michocaín and its lush, green countryside.
12:30 h.- MORELIA –Arrival- . The centre of the splendid capital of Michoacán is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its magnificent cathedral, large busy square and aqueduct. Time to explore and have lunch.
15.00 h.- Morelia –Departure- .
16.15 h.- Pátzcuaro Lake –Arrival-. Visit to the beautiful Pátzcuaro Lake, in the Purépecha region, where we take a boat to JANITZIO Island. After a 25-minute crossing, we reach this pretty town with its busy streets, restaurants and arts and crafts shops. Time to explore.
18.30 h.- We return from the island in our small boat and continue our journey.
19.00h. - PATZCUARO, arrival to the pretty colonial town with the basilica of Our Lady of Health and the House of Eleven Patios, now an arts and crafts centre. Accommodation in in this “magical town”.
Day 4: Patzcuaro- Chapala- Tlaquepaque- Guadalajara.-
Total distance: 350 km
Scenery: Pretty countryside near Chapala Lake.
08:30 h.- Pátzcuaro –Departure-. We set out for the state of Jalisco where we visit Chapala lake, the largest natural lake in Mexico, set amidst mountains.
13:00 h.- CHAPALA, time to wander around and have lunch in this small tourist resort near the lake.
15:00 h.- Chapala –Departure-.
16.00 h.- TLAQUEPAQUE arrival to this quarter, with its pretty streets filled with shops and arts and crafts centres. Free time to explore.
17.15 hrs.- Tlaquepaque. Departure.
17.45 h.- GUADALAJARA. –Arrival- Free time and then in the late afternoon we will go to a typical restaurant, "Casa Bariachi" where we will enjoy dinner (included) accompanied by the songs of the Mariachis.
Day 5: Guadalajara- Tequila- Guadalajara.-
In the morning we include a visit to Guadalajara, the modern metropolis with its colonial historic centre, its cathedral, its market, its Tapatía square. We will enter the Cabañas Hospice, declared Unesco World Heritage. After the visit, we will go on to the next town of TEQUILA, we include entrance to the MUNDO CUERVO distillery and will see how this famous Mexican drink is made (entrance and tasting included). After this, time for a stroll and lunch in the picturesque town of Tequila. After lunch, we return to Guadalajara.
Day 6: Guadalajara- Mexico City.-
After breakfast, transfer to the bus station. We travel by a regular luxury coach line back. Our journey lasts just over six and a half hours. Arrival in MEXICO CITY around 16.00hrs and end of trip.
- Europamundo General Services: Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic travel insurance and breakfast buffet.
- Includes arrival transfer
- City tour in: MEXICO CITY, GUADALAJARA
- Boat: Boat trip in Xochimilco in Ciudad de México in MEXICO CITY, to the island of Janitzio in Patzcuaro lake. in JANITZIO
- Evening transfer: Plaza de Garibaldi in Ciudad de Mexico. in MEXICO CITY, Tlaquepaque neighborhood in Guadalajara in GUADALAJARA
- Transfer: Basilica of Guadalupe in Ciudad de Mexico in MEXICO CITY, Regular bus ticket luxury category Guadalajara-México DF in MEXICO CITY
- Ticket admission: Cabañas Hospice and Mundo Cuervo Tequila Distillery in Guadalajara in GUADALAJARA
Lafragua 7, Col. Cuauhtémoc, Ciudad de México
01430 MEXICO DF
HOTEL MISIÓN PÁTZCUARO CENTRO4343421037
Álvaro Obregón, 10. Colonia Centro, Pátzcuaro, Michoacán
HOTEL PLAZA DIANA3335409700
Agustín Yáñez 2760, Arcos vallarta, 44130 Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
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