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Highlights of Mexico City and Puebla

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Enjoy an authentic tour in the fantastic, unique country of Mexico where there is loads of history and traditions to discover sure to provide memories to last a lifetime. This tour is ideal for those who search for places with a profound culture, historic legacy, colonial monuments, world class museums and archaeological sites.

  • Amazing places visited during the tour During this tour you visit some of the best places in Mexico - Mexico City, Cholula, Puebla
  • Highlights of this great tour Highlights during the tour include visiting many of the famous monuments including the Zocalo, National Palace, a Mexico City Tour and much more
  • Travel in comfort on this fantastic holiday During the tour you will be travelling in comfort in an air conditioned vehicle

Tour Highlights

Mexico City -€“ Zocalo, National Palace, Metropolitan Cathedral, Tenochtitlan Templo Mayor Pyramids, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Virgin of Guadalupe Shrine, City Tour, Guided excursion of Teotihuacan Pyramids, National Anthropology Museum

Cholula - Considered by the UNESCO as mankind's heritage

Puebla - Visit City Highlights

Day 1: Arrival in Mexico City

Welcome at Mexico City International airport and transfer to the hotel.

Overnight in Mexico City.

Day 2: Mexico City. City Tour & Anthropology Museum

After your included breakfast, you will embark on a Mexico City guided tour visiting major attractions. You will start where it all began, at the Zocalo (Main Square). You will see the National Palace with an extended series of mural paintings that show a graphic evolution of the history of the country which were painted by Diego Rivera. The Metropolitan Cathedral, the oldest and largest cathedral in Latin America, is a spectacular building intended to distract the Aztec people from their own previous believes and convert them to the new religion. Right behind the Cathedral you can find the "Tenochtitlan Templo Mayor Pyramids" which were part of the big ceremonial centre of the Aztecs. Templo Mayor was not only the most visible sight of an immense aborigine urban complex, but also represented the cosmic centre of the universe for the Aztecs. You will drive by the Palacio de Bellas Artes, a 19th Century all white marble building functioning as a theatre as well as an art museum, with many fine sculptures. To get a feeling of the city you will drive along the Paseo de la Reforma Avenue which was inspired by the Champs Elisee of Paris until you reach and visit the National Anthropology Museum, the largest in its type in the world.
Overnight in Mexico City.

Day 3: Mexico City - Guadalupe Shrine & Teotihuacan

After breakfast you will take a guided excursion to the outstanding Teotihuacan Pyramids, starting with a visit to the Virgin of Guadalupe Shrine. This church is a place of pilgrimage for millions of Mexicans and followers from all over the world. The you will have a visit to the ancient archaeological zone of Teotihuacan, north of Mexico City. This was the Toltec-Aztec ceremonial centre of Teotihuacan, an archaeological site with buildings bigger and as impressive or more, as the Egyptian pyramids. These monumental buildings where constructed by Toltec architects, a very advanced culture dominated by the Aztecs before the colonization of Mexico. You will see its impressive Toltec pyramids dedicated to the sun and the moon, the Quetzalcoatl Temple and the fortresses, the largest monuments of their type in the world.

Overnight in Mexico City.

Day 4: Mexico City - Cholula -Puebla - Mexico City (Available on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday)

After breakfast you will depart for a day tour visiting Puebla, considered by the UNESCO as makinds heritage, with an excellent mixture of Pre-Hispanic culture and colonial city. Your first stop will be at the archaeological site of Cholula. Cholula was second only to the Aztec capital Tenochtitlan (modern Mexico City), possibly with a population of up to 100,000. The great city stood at the foot of what appears to be an earthen hill that is, in fact, the largest pyramid ever built, covering over 46 acres and spanning an incredible 405 meters on each side! In addition to this great construction dedicated to Quetzalcoatl, the city had a reported 365 temples. After taking the city during the Spanish Conquest, Hernan Cortes vowed that it would be rebuilt with a Christian church to replace each of the old pagan temples; less than 50 new churches were actually built, but the Spanish colonial churches are unusually numerous for a city of its size. Cholula is actually divided into eighteen neighbourhoods or barrios, each with a patron saint. Continue to Puebla de los Angeles to see the City Highlights. Nicknamed The Shrine of America due to its architectural beauty, the city of Puebla was, according to legend, created and laid-out by angels, to be enjoyed by mortals. The city received this distinction for its magnificent monuments of Spanish colonial architecture, which have earned Puebla the distinction of Heritage City. Because it is a religious centre par excellence, the Heroic Puebla de Zaragoza was the first place where the Spanish conquerors settled in the region. In Puebla you can visit its central streets among buildings, facades. gardens and balconies which reflect the history and the passing years. After free time for lunch, you will return to Mexico City.

Overnight in Mexico City.

Day 5: Departure.

Transfer from the Hotel to Mexico City International Airport to board a flight to your selected Beach Destination.

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Highlights of Mexico City and Puebla

highlights of mexico city and puebla
  • Day 1Arrival in Mexico City
  • Day 2Mexico City. City Tour & Anthropology Museum
  • Day 3Mexico City - Guadalupe Shrine & Teotihuacán
  • Day 4Mexico City – Cholula –Puebla - Mexico City
  • Day 5Day 5: Departure.

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