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Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque tour

Discover the stunning colonial architecture of Guadalajara and then head for the nearby town of Tlaquepaque, famous throughout the country for its fine handicrafts. In this four-hour tour you’ll visit all the main landmarks in the historic centre of Mexico’s second city, including the Cathedral and the Degollado Theatre, before continuing by air-conditioned minibus to nearby Tlaquepaque, where you’ll have time to plenty of time to explore the town’s many attractive craft markets. The sightseeing tour of Guadalajara starts with a drive through the modern residential areas of this beautiful city, known as the Pearl of the West, visiting the Minerva Fountain, Los Arcos, the University of Guadalajara and the Neo-Gothic Expiatory Church of the Blessed Sacrament. Next we’ll tour the historical core of the city, centred on the Plaza de Armas. See magnificent colonial landmarks such as the impressive Metropolitan Cathedral, the Government Palace, the neo-classical Degollado Theatre, the Plaza Tapatlan and the Cabañas Cultural Institute, a Unesco World Heritage Site famed for its frescoes by local artist José Clemente Orozco. Then is back to the bus again for the drive to Tlaquepaque, which is renowned for the many old colonial houses converted into shops and galleries, a perfect showcase for the local arts and crafts. Good buys include wood carvings, ceramics, pottery and leather goods. Enjoy some free time exploring the narrow cobblestoned streets and sunny plazas as you admire the traditional architecture and then sit down for a delicious meal before returning to your hotel in Guadalajara. Discover the stunning colonial architecture of Guadalajara and then head for the nearby town of Tlaquepaque, famous throughout the country for its fine handicrafts. In this four-hour tour you’ll visit all the main landmarks in the historic centre of Mexico’s second city, including the Cathedral and the Degollado Theatre, before continuing by air-conditioned minibus to nearby Tlaquepaque, where you Meeting/pick-up point: Collection from hotels. Pick-up time: At 10am. Duration: 6 hours. Languages: English and Spanish. Others: Operates everyday.