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Veracruz: Juan De Ulúa, Boca del Rio, Naval Museum & More

1. Veracruz: Juan De Ulúa, Boca del Rio, Naval Museum & More

Visit San Juan de Ulúa one of the most ancient fortresses of America, this place is connected to the biggest events in our Country during the colonial period since independence, reform and revolution. It also served several functions throughout its 400 years of existence. In first place, it was used like grain warehouse, after as a fortress , prison and finally like presidential residence. Then we will visit the Port of Veracruz and Boca del Río with a panoramic visit of the City that will show you the interest places like the Martitime Custom Building, the Telegraph Building, the Train Station, the Historic Center, the Malecon and the Baluarte de Santiago. Apart from the City of Boca del Río with its hotel infrastructure contrast with its picturesque fishing village, there are beautiful places such as the Zócalo, the Church of Our Lady of Santa Ana of the XVII century and the City Hall. Then, take a trip to the Naval Museum. Learn the history of the Mexican Navy from its beginnings to the present in an an interactive way. After that, the tour ends at the impressive Veracruz Aquarium, the largest and most important in Latin America.

Veracruz 3-Hour Guided City Tour

2. Veracruz 3-Hour Guided City Tour

See the sights of Veracruz, a port city on the Gulf of Mexico and the first Spanish settlement in Mexico. On this 3-hour tour you’ll enjoy a drive around this lively city, accompanied by a professional guide. The Spanish conqueror, Hernan Cortes, first landed here in 1519 and, not long afterward Veracruz became the base from which the Spaniards conquered Mexico. When you leave from your hotel, you’ll first see the malecón, or boarwalk, that stretches for kilometers along the Gulf of Mexico. During the tour, your guide will provide commentary about all of the sites on the itinerary. Without stops, you’ll see the Island of Sacrifices, the Pemex Tower, the Monument to Sailors, and the Carranza statue. A highlight of the tour is Fort of San Juan de Ulúa, a great fortress that was constructed for the defense of the port of Veracruz. It has also served as a prison. You’ll also pass by the Ships Workshop, Café de la Parroquia, the Benito Juarez Lighthouse, and more.

Tlacotalpan & Alvarado Day Trip

3. Tlacotalpan & Alvarado Day Trip

Get to know a pair of charming historic cities that show off the idyllic local life around Veracruz. This tour brings you to the colorful colonial-style buildings of Tlacotalpan and the scenic fishing community of Alvarado, beautiful examples of small-town life on the shores of eastern Mexico. Tlacotalpan, it is a historic port on the Papaloapan River that is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Known as the Pearl of Papaloapan, the city is filled with well-preserved architecture dating back to the colonial period, when its harbor received large sailing ships and schooners from across the Atlantic. This town with well-preserved architecture and traditions. It's time to visit the coastal trade city of Alvarado. Known for its seafood, coffee, and sugar, the city shows off a wealth of beautiful riverine carpentry that you can admire.

From Veracruz: Tajin & Papantla Sightseeing Tour

4. From Veracruz: Tajin & Papantla Sightseeing Tour

Discover Tajin and Papantla on this day tour from Veracruz. In Tajin, discover the most important ceremonial center of the Totonac culture. Then, in Papantla, learn about the history of this historic trading city and enjoy a visit to the regional museum of the Totonacas. Your stop in El Tajin will give you the chance to learn more about the Totonac culture. You’ll be able to admire the impressive Pyramid of the Niches, a pyramid well-known for its unusual design and remarkable state of preservation. You’ll also visit 2 ancient ball courts, and in the north zone is Small Tajin, an area composed of numerous palaces. After lunch you’ll visit Papantla, a town of great importance for vanilla production, regional handcrafts, and liquors. You’ll also visit its beautiful cathedral, dating from the 19th century, the central plaza with its fascinating mural depicting the history of the Totonac culture, and you can also explore the regional museum of the Totonacas.

From Veracruz: Naolinco Guided Tour

5. From Veracruz: Naolinco Guided Tour

Take a tour of Naolinco, with round-trip transfers from your hotel in Veracruz. Explore the city’s highlights and hidden gems with a professional guide. Depart from your hotel in Veracruz or Boca del Río and pass through high mountains to Naolinco. Admire views of picturesque landscapes and Franciscan churches along the way. Arrive in the city and take a tour to discover its important sites and secret corners. Wander past the colorful buildings in the historic center and visit the workshops of artisans who produce hand-made items from leather. Stop at local eateries to sample sweets, ice-cream, and other regional delicacies, at your own expense. Your tour ends with drop-off back at your hotel.

From Veracruz: Xalapa Heritage Tour with Anthropology Museum

6. From Veracruz: Xalapa Heritage Tour with Anthropology Museum

Take a guided tour from Veracruz to explore the culture and heritage of Xalapa and the surrounding area. Visit a colonial estate and walk the streets of the historic center. Start your experience with pickup at your hotel in Veracruz, and head towards Xalapa. Stop along the way at Museo El Lencero, an old colonial plantation. Wander through the gardens and admire the elegant architecture. Continue to Xalapa and enjoy a panoramic tour of the city center. Wander down quiet streets, see beautiful buildings, and visit the government palace and the cathedral. Enter the Museo de Antropología de Xalapa, the city’s anthropological museum. Discover the rich heritage of the region’s three pre-Columbian cultures. Learn about the history of the Olmeca, Totonaca, and Huasteca civilizations.

Xalapa & Coatepec Sightseeing Tour from Veracruz

7. Xalapa & Coatepec Sightseeing Tour from Veracruz

Travel to the city of flowers, Xalapa, and enjoy the beautiful scenery on the road. Visit two museums in Coatepec where you will admire 19th century furniture and learn something about mexican culture. Enjoy lunch before returning to Veracruz. Departure heading towards the city of the flowers, the state capital Xalapa. You’ll see sugar cane, mango, tamarindo and papaya plantations. All along the roadside you’ll see people selling fruit that is harvested in the area. We’ll arrive at the museum that was once the hacienda “El Lencero” in Coatepec, the world-wide capital of coffee, where you will see a fine exhibition of furnishings from the epoch between 1800 and 1900. This furniture has been donated by philanthropic descendants of these long gone plantation owners. We will continue on to the country’s second largest museum (second only to the Mexico city Museum). You will really be able to appreciate the splendor of the Veracruz roots in this setting: Huasteca, Totonaca, Olmeca. We’ll head some restaurant for a delicious lunch. We’ll return to Veracruz going through the downtown.

Antigua and Zempoala Tour from Veracruz

8. Antigua and Zempoala Tour from Veracruz

Zempoala, which means the Place of 20 Waters in Nahuatl, is a Mesoamerican archeological site located in Mexico’s state of Veracruz. On this 5-hour tour you’ll explore this site that dates from the 14th-16th centuries, and visit La Antigua, the first real Spanish town in Mexico. See Zempoala’s main temple, the temple of the chimneys, the gladiator circle, the chimneys of the eternal flame, and the last standing remains of the ramparts. Next you’ll head to La Antigua with a stop to see what used to be Lopez de Santa Anna’s horse stables. Farther along you’ll come to the Rosario Church, built by the Franciscans in the 16th century, and the Hernan Cortes house, built from raw materials found in the region. In addition to visiting other interesting historical sites you’ll take a tour of the city and see the hanging bridge. You’ll also stop at a handicraft shop to watch craftsmen making unique items out of coconut husks.

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Good knowledge of history of Veracruz - good english - easy to understand. Good driver - felt safe.

Rafael was great...great knowledge of Mexican history, culture, politics, economy etc...