Gastronomic tour in Mexico for foodies

Travel itinerary for a Gourmet tour in Mexico in 8 days.

Go for an extraordinary taste experience! This tour offers you an escape into the heart of Mexican gastronomy and culture. You will discover the art of winemaking and unearth culinary secrets of the magnificent Mexico City region by visiting some of the most beautiful sites in the center of Mexico.

Length of stay: 8 days

Kind: Adventure tours and activities

Fix: For all public

Countries visited: Mexico

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Day 1 : México

Arrive in the Sprawling City of Mexico

Welcome to Mexico City !

Meet your driver at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Overnight stay at the Zocalo Central. Standard room with queen size bed.

The hotel has a terrace with a breathtaking view of the Zocalo where you can have breakfast.

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Day 2 : México

A Tour Around Mexico City

After breakfast, meet in the hotel lobby. Depart for a city tour, starting with the Zocalo , one of the largest squares in the world. There stands the largest Cathedral in the Americas, built on the site of the former grand Aztec temple ‘Teocalli’. Its three naves shelter many chapels and altars adorned with gold, including the beautiful ‘Altar of Forgiveness’. The Palacio Nacional (National Palace) was built on top of the Palace of Moctezuma and features frescos painted by famous Mexican muralist Diego Rivera. Nowadays, it houses the President’s offices. The Templo Mayor (only outside) is a relic of the ancient Aztec capital Tenochtitlan… a pre-Columbian temple in the middle of urban jungle: simply amazing!

Then, head towards the south of the city to have lunch on a boat on the Xochimilco Lake . Here you can appreciate the festive colors and flavors of Mexico and enjoy local music played by a Mariachi band.

Return to the hotel in the afternoon.

Suggestions for the evening (contact us) :

– Show of lucha libre (wrestling), very popular sport in Mexico, in the great arena of the capital… great atmosphere guaranteed! (only Tuesday at 19:00, Friday at 20:00 and Sunday at 17:00).

– Ballet Folklórico (only Wednesday and Sunday – 20:30) Option included : English speaking local guide. Option included : Boat in Xochimilco. Option included : Lunch on board of the Xochimilco boat. An Evening Food Tour of Mexico City

This is the ultimate taco experience! Savour the delicious flavours and versatility of the most famous Mexican food: tacos! Discover traditional and classic late night taquerias in Mexico City. We all love tacos! Drink the elixir of the Gods! – Our experts will guide you into the tastes of traditional mezcal: smoky, sweet, floral or herbal tones. Experience the gastronomic and cultural heritage of the pre-Hispanic drink par excellence in a millenary journey. Option included : Food Tour. Overnight stay at the Zocalo Central. Standard room with queen size bed.

The hotel has a terrace with a breathtaking view of the Zocalo where you can have breakfast.

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Day 3 : México

Experience the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Meet in the hotel lobby and depart for a visit of the surroundings of Mexico City . North of the city, visit the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe , built in the 17th century. It is the most important religious site of Latin America and a major pilgrimage site for Roman Catholics coming from all over the world. You can also see the Old Basilica that is slowly sinking into the ground. The Old Basilica shelters a reproduction of the Black Madonna, which can be seen behind the choir inside the modern basilica.

Magnificent Teotihuacan

Today, head to the archeological site of Teotihuacan with the pyramids of the Moon and the Sun, the Temple of the Feathered Serpent (Quetzalcóatl), the Temple of the Feathered Snails and the Palace of the Jaguars. The ‘City of the Gods’ was built in the seventh century and was probably, with its 200,000 inhabitants, the most populated city in the world at that time.

Then, head back to Mexico City for the evening. Option included : English speaking local guide. Option included : Entrance fees to Teotihuacan. Overnight stay at the Zocalo Central. Standard room with queen size bed.

The hotel has a terrace with a breathtaking view of the Zocalo where you can have breakfast.

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Day 4 : México

Journey to Queretaro

Today, travel the colonial city of Queretaro . On the way stop in the Magic Town of Tepotzotlan . Admire its impressive religious architecture, particularly the Church of San Francisco Javier, one of the most magnificent in Mexico and stroll through the handicrafts market.

After, visit the archeological site of Tula , ancient capital of the Toltec civilization. Visit the archeological site with its impressive statues ‘Los Atlantes’. These are massive columns each carved in the likeness of Toltec warriors.

In the evening, arrive in Queretaro , a remarkable town built in classic architecture, and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996. Visit the town, walk through numerous stately houses, fountains, churches and convents and relax in the shady plazas. The Santa Clara Church is particularly interesting: the simplicity of its façade makes a strong contrast with its exuberant interior decoration. Overnight stay at the hotel Gran Hotel. (From Monday to Friday, the hotel offers continental breakfast from 7:00 to 10:00 in one of the VIP rooms. At weekends breakfast buffet at the Comalli restaurant).

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Day 5 : Queretaro

Cheese and Wine Tour

The state of Queretaro has some interesting places where wine is produced. One of the most important wineries to visit in the area is Freixenet . In this place you will learn about the production of the local wines, which include red, rosé and white. The specialty of the house are the sparkling wines, and at the end of the tour, we will have a tasting of this wine.

In the cheese factory you will have an explanation of how cheeses are made and you will sample some of the freshly made produce.

The state of Queretaro has some beautiful small towns where you can feel a special atmosphere when you visit these places. Bernal and Tequisquiapan , which are the towns we’ll see, are two good examples of this.

Return to Queretaro in the evening. Option included : English speaking local guide. Option included : Entrance fees to Cheese and Wine Facilities. Overnight stay at the hotel Gran Hotel. (From Monday to Friday, the hotel offers continental breakfast from 7:00 to 10:00 in one of the VIP rooms. At weekends breakfast buffet at the Comalli restaurant).

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Day 6 : Queretaro

Explore Beautiful San Miguel de Allende

Travel to San Miguel de Allende , a charming, colonial city with narrow cobbled streets. The pastel colors, the dozens of handicraft shops and the colonial architecture, give a delightful atmosphere to the city. Wander around the city and visit the parish church, the Plaza de Allende and the churches of Santo Domingo, San Francisco and San Felipe Neri. See the Spanish architecture, experience the thriving arts scene and immerse yourself in one of the many of the local festivals that take place throughout the year. In 2008, this amazing city was recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Afternoon Street Snack Food Tour

At 4pm, meet a local guide and wander through the central Mercado Ignacio Ramirez and nearby streets tasting and learning about traditional “plant food lovers” street food snacks. These healthy snacks are what Mexicans grab and eat on the street when there is no time to sit and have a full meal. Some of them are so local that not even Mexicans from the rest of the country know them. Others you might recognize, yet at the same time, it’s unlikely you’ve experienced them as fresh, or in these special preparations. Overnight stay at hotel Mansion Virreyes.

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Day 7 : San Miguel de Allende

Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting

This morning, head just outside the city for a 2 hour tour of the vineyard Bodega Dos Buhos . Learn about the complexity of the wines produced here by taking a tour of the production area and barrel room. Enjoy the peace and quiet of the surrounding fields before tasting some of their best wines accompanied by a bread and cheese platter.

Return to San Miguel de Allende in the afternoon. Option included : VIP Wine Tour + Picnic. Overnight stay at hotel Mansion Virreyes.

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Day 8 : San Miguel de Allende

Hasta Luego Mexico

This morning depart for Mexico City Airport and be sure to arrive at your terminal at least 3 hours before you flight is due to depart.

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