- 11 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Enjoy a full day tour to two of the most beautiful and important historical sites outside Mexico City, Cholula and Puebla. Located just two hours from Mexico's capital, each town has a rich culture and you'll get to see each accompanied by a heritage interpreter guide who will get you closer to the history and understanding of these places.
You will start driving from Mexico City and cross the highway with the mountains in the backdrop, towards the east side of the city.
- Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
- Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
- Great overview and orientation of the city
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Professional guide
- Transport from central meeting points
- Food and drinks
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
1. Auditorio Nacional
2. Hotel NH Collection Mexico City Reforma
3. Bellas Artes
Returns to original departure point
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Parroquia de San Andres Cholula, San Pedro Cholula, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
Admire breathtaking views and beautiful scenery of Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl volcanoes and get to the town of Cholula. Here, you'll admire the city, learn a bit more about it and see some of its hundreds of churches.
Then, you’ll head to see the impressive church of Santa María de Tonantzintla which is of indigenous Baroque style and is an impressive building. It stands out for its interior decorated in gold and the wealth of its elements.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Zocalo, Puebla, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
After visiting Tonantzintla, you’ll head to the city of Puebla, located just a 15-minute drive away from Cholula. Puebla is popularly known as the “City of Angels." Here, you can enjoy a delicious lunch (not included). The variety of cuisine is rich in Puebla so you can choose from a simple and traditional “semita“ to an exquisite and laborious “mole Poblano.“
After lunch, you will have a walking tour through the beautiful historic center of this city where you can see the buildings from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century, and visit the Plaza de Armas , the Cathedral and the Church of Santo Domingo. Other points of interest you'll visit include the craft market where you can find beautiful works in the traditional Talavera or delicious sweets such as sweet potatoes prepared in different flavors.
After a wonderful day exploring and learning a bit more about Cholula and Puebla, you will get back to Mexico City where your tour ends.
Duration: 2 hours
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- This tour involves a moderate amount of walking on irregular ground, so we advise you to wear comfortable shoes
- Please be at the meeting point of your preference 10 minutes earlier
- Not wheelchair accessible
- This is a Bilingual Tour
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
A parcel of colonial cities in Mexico are a must-see. Puebla and Cholula are novel in historical, cultural and on-going contexts. The current vibe exudes and will be back to explore these at leisure. Additionally, the Puebla Parian Market was an eye opener on the look-out for black clay sculpture or vase with engaging locals that were easy going and relaxed. This English speaking tour was mostly done in Spanish to the detriment of my spouse who was lost. The frequent reminders to the guide did little to to make the situation better. Had to do the translation. Saludos, hasta que nos encontramos otra vez!
Amigo Tours it is! Jocelyn, our tour guide is very nice, friendly and knowledgeable about the history of Mexico. Highly recommended!
Very well organized--Great guide Joselyn. Highly recommended tour -- there is traffic getting in and out of Mexico city but Cholula and Puebla are worth a visit
Thoroughly enjoyed the trip. It was sad to see the damage to the architecture because of the recent earthquake. Was a long day. I recommend this trip to those who are spending few days in Mexico city.
Puebla and Cholula are well worth taking this tour. Our bus was about 15 minutes late, but given the traffic in Mexico City this was not bad. Our tour guide was GREAT! We learned so much about the history of Mexico during the drive to Mexico. This is an all day tour.
We did not get back until about 8:30pm, but it was worth it.
Traveling as a female alone in Mexico City, with no Spanish, allowed me to appreciate these tours. I would not drive in Mexico City, therefore this was the best choice. I reserved this on Christmas day...I expected the cities and towns to be somewhat quiet and dead...but they were packed with locals and tourists. If you want to get out of Mexico City, get some great views away from the city, including the volcanoes...it is worth your while. Fabulous shots of the volcanoes and also life outside Mexico City. The bus driver and tour guides are always excellent and to their best to make it a wonderful experience for all.
I am a CC points woman, and use my CC as much as possible to earn points towards free flights. This was my 4th and last tour I took. The 3 prior I had no problem paying for anything with CC. But, on this 4th one...the place they took us to lunch, offered a buffet. But, I chose to order off the menu. When it was time to pay, they had issues with their CC machine and I had to go looking for a safe ATM to get cash to pay. This was somewhat an inconvenience, considering you would rather explore...but the guide was EXTREMELY helpful and managed to find a safe area filled with ATM's and bring me to it. I would have preferred to eat in another restaurant near the park though. The restaurant the tour takes you to, was OKAY but empty. Having been in the restaurant business...the less people, the less the food is fresh. Considering the restaurants near the square were packed, I would ask tour guide where to meet, and venture off on my own to eat.
As other reviews mention, the time to get there and back, is definitely an issue. But again, for me...a woman alone, no Spanish...it served a wonderful purpose. The other tours with Amigos had a large bus. This particular tour, had a smaller Mercedes bus. I would have preferred the larger more roomier bus for such a long trip. The Mercedes bus was very cramped with little leg room. I felt sorry for some of the taller men on board.
Yes, I would have preferred to have more time to explore in both Puebla and Cholula...but since that was NOT an option for me...this was truly the next best thing. :-
Beautiful places as Puebla and Cholula needs a bit more time. I should expect more active approache from our guide.
Great day out and really good value. Our guide Sergio was fantastic - really knowledgeable, friendly, welcoming and spoke excellent English. There's a lot to see in Puebla but the day was a really good introduction to it and we saw some stunning churches and beautiful buildings. The restaurant chosen for lunch was really good - clean and had a good selection of traditional food. I also really enjoyed the journey there and back - watching roadside life and seeing just how big Mexico City is. We visited shortly after the earthquake but that didn't impact our visit. The best way to help the country get back to normal is to visit and spend your tourist pesos. You'll be made very welcome.
Very nice tour. I saw must of colonial history . Amazing cities, amazing buildings and gardens, beautiful streets and markets. You can see old library, big churches from the hills, try local food, buy atractive home made souvenirs. Our guide was perfect and very comfortable trip. I like this trip and recommend it to everybody who visit Mexico.
The tour guide was amazing. He translated everything in Spanish and English. He was very friendly and knowledgeable. The tour organizer was great as well. I saw her running around before the buses left making sure very thing was good to go. The bus was easy to recognize and they did a great job at giving us time to look around. The drive there was longer than I expected so the tour definitely took all day 8:30 AM till 8 PM. I'm happy I got to go see both places, but I think it would be worth my while to go back to Puebla on my own to see the city more.
Excellent tour that provides the opportunity to get out of the busy city to see the countryside and visit the beautiful pyrymid, church and city of Pueblo / Cholula. Seeing an actual smoking volcano was amazing!!
I don't normally do tours and this one changed my mind about them. It was the highlight of my trip. Ernesto was so knowledgeable and personable, I wish I could have recorded all his stories. It's why I chose Mexico, for its fantastic history, traditions and of course the food.