- 10 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Soak up the perfect climate of 'The City of Eternal Spring', Cuernavaca and enjoy a scenic drive to Taxco, the colonial silver mining city on a full day guided coach tour from Mexico City. You'll have the opportunity to purchase some of Mexico's beautiful jewelry and handicrafts as you become captivated by this city's extraordinary Old World ambiance!
- Professional and bilingual tour guide
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Pickup and drop-off from most downtown Mexico City, Reforma and Polanco hotels included
- Entry/Admission - Santa Prisca de Taxco
- Food and drinks, unless specified
Tour departs from hotels in downtown Mexico City
Tour returns at approximately 7pm
Head to Cuernavaca, a popular weekend retreat for Mexico City residents, where a small city tour will be given. It is a beautiful city known as the 'city of eternal spring' for its joyous atmosphere and enjoyable climate.
You'll then take a scenic drive to Taxco, which is known as the 'silver city' and is one of the prettiest towns in Mexico. The city tumbles across a hillside with winding cobblestone streets, tile roofed buildings, cozy squares and a strong Old World ambiance that has survived for hundreds of years.
You'll then visit one of Mexico's grandest churches, Santa Prisca (please read additional information). It was built in 1759 by French immigrant Jose de la Borda who literally stumbled upon a huge silver claim. Santa Prisca is a riot of ornate Baroque styling flanked by twin bell towers. The interior displays some of Mexico's beautiful goldleaf ornamentation. You'll have plenty of time to have lunch and also visit the marketplace and the famous silversmith shops!
After seeing Taxco, it is time to head back to Mexico City where you'll be driven back to your hotel.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Note: The duration of this tour may vary due to traffic and/or weather conditions
- Important: Itinerary is subject to change during holidays and special occasions. Please kindly contact the local tour operator for information and confirmation
- After september 19 th of 2017, many buildings are being restored, both catedrals, the one in cuernavaca and the Santa Prisca in Taxco are not the exception, works are done by small areas to not to affect tourist from visiting this beautiful buildings, in case that one part is closed, other are open for you to enjoy the visit.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
great tour and amazingly pictureque city Taxco. Definitely the best place to buy silver. Our guidedriver was great - forgot his name already. Started around 9am from city and moving through CDMX traffic is an effort for the driver. We were on a sedan car as there were only 3 tourists. We enjoyed the drive chatting and also the local spots. The cathedral in Taxco is magnificent. Cuernavaca - not much going on, it was only a 40min stop, seeing the church which was closed anyway after the Sept 2017 earthquake for restoration. If you find a tour which doesn't go to Cuernavaca that will be best as you'd then have more time in Taxco. Pl ask that you'd go to a restaurant of your choice as you're paying for lunch anyway instead of go to where the tour takes you. Lunch was bad..not Mexican food and trying to made it Westernised for tourists didn't go well. Back to city around 8pm.
Beautiful towns and an extremely knowledgeable tour guide. A great day trip from Mexico City!
Angel and Marco our guides were amazing!
well literate and gentle, no pressures on times or anaything.
Super recommended tour
We absolutely loved Taxco, Cuernavaca, Raul, our tour guide and his skillful driver Natcho! This was a small 12-15 person tour. We enjoyed the pick-up service from our hotel and drop off at the end of the tour. Raul has a low, raspy, but clear English speaking voice, which made everything he said, sound more interesting and entertaining. This tour was very pleasant as it was laid back, we had some free time on our own and not as rushed as other tours are. This is a lovely full day trip, we enjoyed every minute of it and enjoyed meeting all the interesting and fun people who was on the tour that day as well. Thanks for the lovely memories!
My husband and I had an awesome time on our day-long excursion to Taxco and Cuernavaca. Alejandra, our guide, was an encyclopedia of knowledge about Mexico and the places we visited, and our driver, Juan Carlos, provided excellent service. He got us, to and fro with safety and efficiency. You will likely stop at a silver workshop on the outskirts of Taxco. There you are given a brief presentation about the history of silver in Mexico. They will tell you what to look for in purchasing Mexican silver and what to avoid. We found this helpful. After this, they take you into the big room where table after table is filled with articles for purchase. You are not obligated to buy, so don't feel any pressure. We purchased a small item and then went outside to enjoy the views. All in all, a very nice excursion out of the city.
The guide was knowledgeable and helpful. Both Taxoc and Cuernavaca were interesting, although a church was covered in Cuernavaca
Had a very good guide who explained all the history of the 2 places. Taxco and Cuernavaca are beautiful cities and we enjoyed the tour.
I took this day trip,and I mean a full day,to see what lies outside the big city, and I wasn't disappointed! the countryside is so pretty, both towns our group 3 visited was old world charm at its best! the churches were breathtaking, the poinsettia plants were in full bloom,the food was amazing ,plenty of shops in taxco to purchase amazing handmade silver jewelry for a reasonable price. As I stated, it was a full day, mostly because of backed up traffic caused by construction, but it was time well spent, our tour guide was a walking encyclopedia of mexican history, he couldn't have been any nicer, again, a lot of bang for your buck!!
The tour guide, Miguel, couldn't have been kinder or more knowledgable about the cities and sites. I felt like I was traveling with a friend! Good stuff.
Francisco was a great guide and we adored the trip to Taxco and Cuernavaca.
This was my second time in Taxco, If one is only in Mexico for two or three days, this day-long trip should not be missed. A beautiful city high in the mountains.
An excellent tour. We highly recommend it, but it is a long day. Our guide, Scarlet, was exceptional and really looked after us in both places. We were the only English speakers in the group and she made certain we got al of the information, etc. we needed.