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May 22, 2019
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Details

  • 11 hours (Approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
Overview Overview

Take a full-day trip out of Mexico City to admire Taxco, a unique colonial town famous for its silver works. Then, see Cuernavaca where you will take a look at the Cathedral which is the seat of the Catholic diocese of the same name in Mexico . It is a building of the sixteenth century, which makes it one of the oldest cathedrals in the whole country. This tour will show you a bit more of Mexican culture and great towns.

Highlights
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Inclusions & Exclusions Inclusions & Exclusions
Inclusions
  • Bilingual guide
  • Round transfer from meeting point
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Departure & Return Departure & Return
Departure Point

1. Auditorio Nacional
2. Hotel NH Collection Mexico City Reforma
3. Bellas Artes

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Please note:

Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

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Daily

What to Expect What to Expect

Itinerary
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Stop At: Plaza de la Constitucion, Cuernavaca, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast

You will take a scenic drive to Cuernavaca, "The City of the Eternal Spring.” Here, you will visit its main landmarks.
See the Cathedral, which is the seat of the Catholic diocese of the same name in Mexico. This building is from the sixteenth century, making it one of the oldest cathedrals in the whole country. Your sightseeing tour continues to the Palacio de Cortés, which Hernán Cortés ordered to be built in the immediate years of Mexico conquest. Finally, you'll visit the monument to Morelos. He was a military insurgent and Mexican patriot, who organized and was the architect of the second stage of the War of Independence of Mexico.

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Santa Prisca de Taxco, Taxco, Pacific Coast

After seeing the best of Cuernavaca, you will drive to Taxco, a colonial city with hundreds of years of history. The city is nestled on a hillside with winding cobblestone streets, tile roofed buildings, cozy squares and a strong Old World ambiance that has survived through hundreds of years. During your visit, you will see Santa Prisca, one of Mexico’s grandest churches. It was built in 1759 by French immigrant Jose de la Borda who literally stumbled upon a huge silver spring. Taxco is known worldwide for its quality silver mines and shops so you will have the opportunity to see and buy art pieces from Mexican artisans.
After a great day out learning more about Mexico, you'll head back to Mexico City

Duration: 3 hours

Hotel Pickup Hotel Pickup

Not Available

Additional Info Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Note: Please be aware that this tour involves a considerate amount of walking on irregular ground
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers
Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Reviews

9 Reviews
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Marian C

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04, December, 2017

That was amazing tour to silver city... guide very helpful, just churches were closed due to earthquake... worth to go!

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carlylee61

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04, November, 2017

Well run tour with a great guide. Had an amazing day, well worth doing. It is a long day, but gave great perspective with distance and got to see some of Mexico on the drive. Loved Taxaco, amazing town we were all astounded when we say the buildings all on a mountain side. A lot,of steep hills to climb, but well worth it.

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Prudence R

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23, August, 2017

A great day out of Mexico City with a lovely guide. She was very pleasant and helpful. Lunch was lovely. I would have liked more time to shop in Taxco - the Silver City, but it was a lovely day.

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oscarm3185

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26, July, 2017

the tour bus did not provided Air Conditioning , they used our side air, due to the fact that some old people from Ecuador complain of the air, they were old. so it was really hot, my high pressure went up, my diabetes went high, I really became ill coming back to Mexico City, I was assisted to get into the bus, we were drop off close to bellas artes near a pharmacy.

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Torben V

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20, March, 2017

The tour guides microphone did not work, he was all the time very busy leading us through the sights. In Cuernavaca we saw only the cathedral, less than promised.

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Mark K

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11, February, 2016

Two stars at best not because of the lovely cities visited but because of our guide. I could not wait to return to Mexico City to be dropped off. Our lady guide was not accommodating, and was outright rude to some of the passengers. One man wanted to go elsewhere for his meal other than the one the guide selected for us and she just told him bye bye, take care. You had to be there. It was jaw dropping the way she addressed these nice people from all corners of the globe. Another woman who had an issue with her legs was told to hurry. And I cannot stop thinking about the guide's loud speaker blasting in my ear on the hours long ride to and from Taxco. She told me there was nothing she could do, however, she could have placed the speaker in a compartment above her, but she refused to do it. Her English was poor and honestly if I ever got on a bus and she was the guide, I would ask for my money back and find something else to do. Her attitude was not overshadowed by the lovely scenery and history. The only thing you get to see in Cuernavaca is the church and then you get corralled back into the bus. One tip. When in Taxco, take a taxi to the christ monument. The roller coaster ride down will be something you will remember for years on those bumpy stone narrow roads.

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Zehra R

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17, January, 2016

Cuernavaca is a useless city in this tour. They take you to one cathedral and that is it. It is an add-on to charge you more for this tour, so dont fall for it. Taxco was interesting - very european and different than Mexico City. It is nice to explore if you have time, and no big exciting plans. Our guide was Roberto, who was awful and ruined the trip for us. He forgot half the group for lunch, barely spoke English and was not knowledgeable. He picked us up 2 hours late and dropped even later. I wouldn't recommend this trip if you have better plans

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Craig T

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13, January, 2016

Guide was very energetic and clearly enjoyed explaining the history of the sites. Was also more than helpful to a sole traveler on the trip unable to speak Spanish.

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Luz L

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09, December, 2015

The scenery on the way to Taxco and the town itself make the tour worthwhile. Downsides-1) nearly 2 hrs to get going to Taxco after we were picked up from our hotel and 2) too much time spent at pre-selected silver shop/restaurant just before arriving to the town (bland food, slow service).

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