Mexico: Guadalajara to Mexico City

Uncovering Modern Arts, Ancient History & Tequila Culture

Mexico: Guadalajara to Mexico City

Uncovering Modern Arts, Ancient History & Tequila Culture

Our 8-day exploration of Guadalajara & Mexico City focuses on the modern & traditional arts, cuisine and culture of the country. We will visit several modern art galleries & museums as well as the renowned Anthropology Museum with a Pre-Hispanic Art expert. Enjoy tequila tasting and an explanation of the making of tequila in the town bearing the spirits name.
In Mexico City, we tour the Frida Kalo Museum, which served as the home for her and Diego Rivera. In downtown Mexico City, we admire the spectacular mural work of Rivera, Siqueiros & Orozco.
Our dining venues have been carefully selected so we experience the wide variety of foods and flavors from this unique and world class cuisine.

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Trip Overview

Countries Visited: Mexico
Starts In: Guadalajara (GDL)
Ends In: Mexico City (MEX)
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Int'l Air Route: USA / GDL...MEX / USA (PBC - Puebla)
Group Size: 4–12
Accommodations: 5-★
Activity Level: Easy
Experiences: Culture, History, Food

Highlights

  • Coda Tours signature small group size
  • Coda Tours signature comprehensive sightseeing programs
  • Coda Tours signature inclusive meal plan of culinary delights
  • Coda Tours signature deluxe accommodations
  • UNESCO site of Cabañas Cultural Institute
  • City Tours of Guadalajara and Mexico City with extensive emphasis on art history and renowned Mexican artists
  • Agave harvest demonstration, tour of Tequila distillery, and Tequila tasting
  • Lunch with Mariachis in the home of Juan Beckman Gallardo, owner of Mundo Cuervo
  • Home and studio visits to local artists

Dates & Prices

Your TripDepart USAReturn USADouble Occupancy PriceSingle Occupancy PriceIntra Tour Air
Guadalajara to Mexico CityFebruary 13, 2023February 20, 2023$4795$5990$100 approx
A deposit of $750 is required to hold a reservation. This may be charged to a credit card. Final payment is due 60 days prior to Start Date of the tour. Final payment may be made by personal check or wire transfer. Credit card payments are assessed a 4% fee.
Special Notes:
  • Single Occupancy rates can be avoided if you wish to be matched with another single traveler who also wishes to share. If no share is available, the single rate will apply.
  • Rates are based on current rates and currency exchange rates at the time of publishing the tour online.
  • Rates are subject to change until final payment has been made. Rates are based on a minimum participation and if the minimum participation is not met rates may need to be revised.

 

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Tour Map

Itinerary

  • Day 1 – Mon, Feb 13, 2023 | Arrive in Guadalajara

    Depart on any regularly scheduled flight to Guadalajara. Get to know the group and tour leader with a welcome dinner at a gastronomic art gallery.

    Accommodations: Hyatt Regency Hotel
    Meals: Dinner

  • Day 2 – Tue, Feb 14, 2023 | Art & Culture in Guadalajara

    Tour the city this morning starting at Zapopan Square with the Museo de Arte Zapopan (MAZ). Then, visit the private collection of José Noé Suro at the Ceramic Factory of Art. After lunch, enjoy a walking tour in and around the historical center of the city, ending with the Cabañas Cultural Institute, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with the impressive 147 murals by one of the three main Mexican muralists: José Clemente Orozco. This evening, before a lavish dinner, visit the showroom of award-winning, multi-media artist Yuri Zatarain, to view his blend of figurative and abstract interpretations of love and honesty.

    Accommodations: Hyatt Regency Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 3 – Wed, Feb 15, 2023 | Mundo Cuervo Tequila

    Journey through a blue agave landscape to the magical town of Tequila. En route, stop at Campo Buenos Aires to witness the harvest process of the agave. Tour the José Cuervo Rojeña distillery and the Visionarios Salon for a tasting. Afterwards, stop at the Juan Beckman Gallardo Cultural Center with its collection of art, crafts, carriages, and charrería. Lunch at the Hacienda El Centenario, the home of the owner of Mundo Cuervo Tequila, set amidst stunning gardens scattered with sculptures. Enjoy the music of Mariachis and a demonstration of horse skill. Take some time to explore the town of Tequila independently before return to the hotel.

    Accommodations: Hyatt Regency Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Day 4 – Thu, Feb 16, 2023 | Discover Mexico City

    Intra-tour flight this morning arrives in Mexico City in time for lunch and a visit to the Rufino Tamayo Museum, dedicated to International Contemporary Art. Spend some time this afternoon exploring around the hotel, which is near Chapultepec Park, the National Museum of Anthropology and History and many leading shops and businesses. A culinary experience awaits this evening for dinner in the historical downtown of Mexico City.

    Accommodations: Sofitel Mexico City Reforma
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 5 – Fri, Feb 17, 2023 | Art & Culture in Mexico City

    Discover the historic center of Mexico City with its mixed architecture of Colonial, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco styles, all built upon the ancient Aztec city. A guided tour will focus on works by the “Three Great Muralists” Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Jose Clemente Orozco. Walk through the Zócalo Cathedral, wander amid the ruins of the city of Tenochtitlán, and visit the first mural ever painted by Diego Rivera at the Old School of San Ildefonso. End with a guided tour of the Palace of Fine Arts followed by lunch and studio visit at the home of artist Máximo González.

    Accommodations: Sofitel Mexico City Reforma
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Day 6 – Sat, Feb 18, 2023 | Frida Khalo and Diego Rivera | Jumex Museum | Museo Soumaya

    The Frida Kahlo Museum, or La Casa Azul, where Frida Khalo was born, raised, and lived with her husband Diego Rivera for a time, is a treasure trove of artifacts from her life and work and our first stop this morning. Next, visit the twin houses of their home and studio for a more in depth look into their lives and artwork. After lunch, explore the San Angel Saturday Bazaar, followed by a guided tour of the Jumex Museum. The Jumex Collection is a Contemporary collection featuring works from international as well as Mexican artists. Finally, explore the varied collection of art and artifacts at the Museo Soumaya.

    Accommodations: Sofitel Mexico City Reforma
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Day 7 – Sun, Feb 19, 2023 | Art, History, and Anthropology

    Today, enjoy a guided tour of the Anthropology Museum with a Pre-Hispanic Art expert before lunch. Next, continue with the guide to the Teotihuacan Pyramids, a pre-Columbian Mesoamerican city. Upon return to Mexico City, tour the studio of Raúl Cordero, known for his large, blurry paintings with dotted texts investigating the structure and language of art. Savor a memorable farewell dinner of traditional Mexican dishes before return to the hotel.

    Accommodations: Sofitel Mexico City Reforma
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 8 – Mon, Feb 20, 2023 | Departure to USA

    Transfer to the airport for return flights to the USA.

    Meals: Breakfast

  • EXTENSION TO PUEBLA

  • Day 8 – Mon, Feb 20, 2023 | Mexico City to Puebla

    Depart overland for the majestic city of Puebla and the Esteban Chapital Fernández Collection, a private gallery with a large collection of exclusively Mexican art. Continue to the International Baroque Museum. After lunch, downtown Puebla features one of the most important historical museums in Mexico, the Amparo Museum. Explore the city independently before a rooftop cocktail overlooking the beautiful city.

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 9 – Tue, Feb 21, 2023

    Have some free time today to enjoy this beautiful city on your own. Tonight we will gather for a Farewell Dinner

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 10 - Wed, Feb 22, 2023

    Depart to USA.

    Meals: Breakfast

What's Included

What's Included

  • Seven nights’ deluxe accommodation in 4 and 5-star hotels
  • 17 meals: 7 breakfasts; 6 lunches; 4 dinners
  • Private transportation and tours throughout the tour with bottled water and cold towels
  • Sightseeing excursions and entry fees, as stated in the itinerary
  • Professional, English-speaking local guides in each country
  • Coda Tour Representative, with minimum participation
  • Pre-departure assistance and Information Portfolio from Coda Tours
  • Taxes and service charges

What's Not Included

  • International airfare and baggage fees
  • Intra-tour airfare (quoted separately)
  • Trip Cancellation & Interruption insurance (highly recommended)
  • Passport fees
  • Departure tax, if applicable
  • Early check-in or late check-out
  • Optional One-Day Extension or other add ons
  • Personal meals, transfers, drinks, telephone, gifts, and expenses not outlined in the itinerary
  • Any optional sightseeing excursions or additional visits not outlined in the itinerary
  • Gratuity for local guides, drivers, staff, and Coda Tour Manager

Travel Prep

Delta with Aeromexico offers flights between Miami (MIA) and Guadalajara (GDL) and American, United, and Aeromexico offer flights between Mexico City (MEX) and Miami (MIA). We recommend booking at least 7 months in advance if you want to use Frequent Flyer Miles or the American Express Platinum card 2-4-1 program. Please request a quote if you would like Coda Tours to assist with international airfare bookings. We often can offer favorable rates for Business or Economy class at a standard fee of $35 per ticket.

Intra-tour flight on February 16, 2023 from Guadalajara to Mexico City are at an additional cost and are outlined below. Coda Tours will book these on your behalf.

All travelers must be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines and have proof of vaccination that is verified by a medical professional. No other immunizations are required for travel on this tour; however, the Center for Disease Control suggests that all travelers be up to date on routine vaccines, including Chickenpox (Varicella), Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis, Flu (influenza), Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR), Polio, and Shingles. For this tour, it is especially important to be up to date on your Hepatitis A and B vaccines.

The temperature on this tour will be warm during the days and chilly in the evenings, please pack layered clothing and plan to dress accordingly for the temperature.

 

Average Temperature Low High
Guadalajara 45° 81°
Mexico City 43° 75°

All departures and rates are guaranteed on a minimum number of participants. A Coda Tour Manager will accompany a tour also based on a minimum number of participants. This tour can be operated as a Private Tour or customized and repriced based on a final itinerary.

A portfolio of pre-departure information will be mailed approximately three weeks prior to departure.

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