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Guadalajara: Food Tour in Tlaquepaque

1. Guadalajara: Food Tour in Tlaquepaque

Start your day of adventure by meeting your tour guide in Tlaquepaque. After a brief introduction, walk around the beautiful streets of Tlaquepaque before heading to your next destination where you will enjoy various examples of Mexican cuisine. Taste local dishes such as tacos, tortas, tostadas, birria, mole, tamales, and pozole as your guide teaches you about the influences of other cultures on these classic Mexican dishes. You will also get to try flavored Mexican waters, "Aguas Frescas." Along the way, meet some of the locals and get familiar with some local industries. Get plenty of opportunities to take lots of photographs around Tlaquepaque. Before your trip comes to an end, follow your guide and visit a cultural and arts center. Taste the favorite royal drink of the prehispanic Emperor Moctezuma, made with cacao and aromatic spices.

From Guadalajara: “The Legends of Tequila Town” Night Tour

2. From Guadalajara: “The Legends of Tequila Town” Night Tour

Enjoy a fun and culturally enriching night tour of the town of Tequila where you will ride on a trolley around the town, listen to the town’s exciting stories and legends, do a tequila tasting, and end with a delicious Mexican feast. Begin your tour with a pick up at 6:30 PM in Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque, and drive to the beautiful town of Tequila. Once in Tequila, the excitement begins with a tour on a unique trolley as your guide tells you enchanting stories and legends of the famous town. Next, visit Casa Sauza, a hacienda built in1836, which is one of the most beautiful places in Tequila and also a renowned distillery. At Casa Sauza,  go on a tour around the distillery and enjoy a tequila tasting. Afterward you will have a delicious three-course dinner in the restaurant "La Cueva De Don Cenobio" accompanied by traditional Mexican music. After dinner, head back to Guadalajara at around 11:30 PM and be dropped off at the same point where you were picked up.

Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque Sightseeing Tour

3. Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque Sightseeing Tour

Begin your panoramic tour by visiting the roundabout of the Minerva, the representative guardian of the city erected in the 50s. Continue toward the arches of the old entrance to Guadalajara, which marked the start of the Guadalajara-Morelia highway. These are 20-meter high neoclassical arches, where one can appreciate the colors of the coat of arms of the state of Jalisco. Head then to Chapultepec Avenue, the cultural corridor and one of the liveliest areas of Guadalajara. Continue your journey of old houses on Libertad Street, where you can travel to the end of the 1800s and marvel at architecture from the city's most beautiful time. Proceed with a visit to the Gothic temple of Expiatorio, also known as the Cross of Squares of the Historical Center of the city.  Continue to the Metropolitan Cathedral and discover the murals of the Government Palace created by José Clemente Orozco. Walk through Liberation Square, stopping outside of the Degollado Theater, headquarters of the mariachi galas held every September. Finish the tour in Tlaquepaque, where you can taste food in one of the restaurants of the Independencia, followed by some typical sweets in a local store.

Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque: Guided Walking Tour

4. Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque: Guided Walking Tour

Explore Tlaquepaque and its most representative places as you take a trip through these picturesque towns and their fantastic atmosphere. Admire the picturesque colonial architecture and cobbled streets. Browse the shops, galleries, museums, and boutiques to admire a wide variety of handmade crafts, blown glass, ceramics, textiles, and silver jewelry. Start with a panoramic tour visiting some of the most representative monuments on the way to the destination; one of the typical colonial towns of Jalisco, knowing the local history where you'll appreciate artisans working in blown glass, ceramics, jewelry, furniture, and more. Then, go to the town of Tlaquepaque. This place is a tourist center focused on handicrafts of pottery and textiles. Its streets and walkways are adorned with various Casona's from the last century, in addition to colonial buildings and beautiful art galleries. Learn about their customs, myths, and legends while strolling through the beautiful landscapes of this Magical Town, knowing among others: • Springfield Square • Gastronomic corridor Independencia • Sergio Bustamante gallery • Agustín Parra Gallery • Rodo Padilla Gallery • Walk to the Hidalgo Garden • Ceramics Museum • House of the Golden Donkey • El Refugio Cultural Center • El Parian • Basilica of Saint Peter • Church of Our Lady of Solitude

Guadalajara & Tlaquepaque Half-Day Tour

5. Guadalajara & Tlaquepaque Half-Day Tour

Enjoy a panoramic drive through the main avenues of Guadalajara on this 5-hour sightseeing tour and get a great introduction to the historical city center on an informative walking tour. Known as the "Pearl of the West," and taking its name from the Arabic for "Valley of the Stone," Guadalajara includes the beautifully preserved 16th and 17th century architectural masterpieces of Plaza Guadalajara and the Metropolitan Cathedral, located at the intersection of 4 squares known as the “Cruz de Plazas” (Cross of Plazas). See magnificent colonial buildings, such as the main Plaza Tapatia and the Jalisco Regional Museum in the former 18th-century seminary of San José. Then, travel to the amazing city of Tlaquepaque, a famous artisan village that provides a showcase for a large variety of Mexican arts and crafts. Discover ceramics, pottery, wood figurines, and wrought iron furniture. Pick up some great gifts before the drive back to Guadalajara.

From Puerto Vallarta: Guadalajara, Tequila and Tlaquepaque

6. From Puerto Vallarta: Guadalajara, Tequila and Tlaquepaque

Discover Tequila, San Pedro Tlaquepaque, and Guadalajara on this 2-day, 1-night adventure from Puerto Vallarta. Begin your trip early with pickup from your hotel lobby, then savor a delicious included Mexican breakfast on the way to Tequila. Upon arrival in Tequila, Jalisco, spend some time exploring the home of your favorite drink. Walk around the town and visit the Main Square, the church, and other attractions, such as the famous Jose Cuervo Gallery. If you like, you can also purchase a tour to visit the tequila factory at your own cost. Next, continue to San Pedro Tlaquepaque, a beautiful place full of color, architecture, and tranquility. Enjoy time to walk around the gardens and taste delicious typical ice cream from the region. Feel the vibe of a Mexican town all around as you walk the cobblestone streets lined with galleries, market places, and mariachis on every corner. After this adventure, you'll be taken to Guadalajara, the capital of Jalisco. Stay overnight in a comfortable hotel in the Historic Center, close to everything. On the second day, after breakfast, spend time exploring the Historic Center, admire the architecture, and take lots of pictures. After lunch, begin the trip back to Puerto Vallarta, where you'll be dropped off at the hotel you were picked up from.

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What people are saying about Tlaquepaque

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 18 reviews

Personalized, guided, excellent history, transport and luxury treatment.

It is a luxury tour, the guide's treatment was excellent for the two older adults who went, luxury transportation and very professional history

Dante, our guide, was AMAZING and conveyed passion for the history of Guadalajara. He is a 5 Stars tour guide!!!