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San Miguel de Allende Day Trip from Mexico City

1. San Miguel de Allende Day Trip from Mexico City

Depart Mexico City in the morning and take in the views of the countryside en route to the colonial city of San Miguel de Allende. Upon arrival, join a 1.5-hour guided tour to see attractions such as the parish church of San Miguel Arcángel and the contemporary art museum of the Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery. Admire the typical Spanish-Baroque façade of the San Francisco Church, and see the former home of Ignacio Allende, notable for his role in the Mexican War of Independence. Purchase typical handicrafts at the craft market and learn more about the history of Mexico outside the Municipal Palace, where statues of Miguel Hidalgo and Ignacio Allende are located. Get some free time to stroll the streets at your own pace. Use the time to visit galleries, or find a nice restaurant or local market to eat lunch. Drive back to Mexico City in the afternoon, with an estimated time of arrival at 9:00 PM.

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San Miguel: Cañada de la Virgen Archaeological Site Tour

2. San Miguel: Cañada de la Virgen Archaeological Site Tour

The archaeological site of Cañada de la Virgen is located just 25 kilometers west of San Miguel de Allende. Occupied between 540 and 1050 A.D., it is perched upon a small mesa surrounded by canyons. The site is made up of four patio/pyramid complexes, an ancient, artificial pond and a ceremonial causeway covering the 16 hectares. Your highly specialized guide will share their knowledge of the Otomi people and of other cultures of the Bajio region, as well as the Mesoamerican cultures in general.  After the tour, you will head to a small village located just 10 minutes away to enjoy a real ranch-style meal prepared by the ladies of the community. The meal consists of fresh ranch style cheese prepared on site daily, fresh tortillas al comal, organic cheese, rice, beans, fresh salsas, and guacamole. Also on the menu are quesadillas, nopales (cactus), salad, potato patties and fresh fruit.

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San Miguel de Allende: Tacos and Tequilas Tour

3. San Miguel de Allende: Tacos and Tequilas Tour

Begin at the La Cocina Restaurant for a taco and a cocktail. Then, head to the next spot, along the way taking in the beautiful sights of San Miguel. Cultural sites include the Jardin, San Francisco Church, the Plaza Civica, and the Oratorio Church. This 3-hour guided food and city walking tour features 6 food-tasting spots carefully chosen to highlight the best regional flavors that San Miguel has to offer. Savor local delicacies at off-the-beaten-path eateries with their lively owners and staff.  Enjoy a sampling of mouth-watering food at family-owned restaurants and stands, all the while sipping on refreshing local drinks and picking up some insights into the city's history and culture from your passionate tour guide. You can look forward to San Miguel’s best tacos and most delicious cocktails. All the snacking adds up to be enough for a satisfying dinner, and all the food and drinks are included in the tour price. End at the corner of Hidalgo and Insurgentes Street, just two blocks from the main square. You can walk downtown to continue your evening or your guide will help you find a taxi home.

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San Miguel: Landmarks and Lunch Walking Tour

4. San Miguel: Landmarks and Lunch Walking Tour

Explore San Miguel's main sights and hidden treasures on a guided walking tour for up to 12 people. Learn about the history of a town founded in 1542, and replenish your energy after with a 3-course Mexican meal in a traditional family-run restaurant. Begin your tour at San Francisco Church. From here, discover the stories and histories of 6 different landmarks in San Miguel with a certified local guide. Find out how the city has developed from humble beginnings into a world-class destination. As you walk through the town, visit a range of sights like markets, schools, and churches. Learn about local merchants who breathe life into San Miguel and make some new friends along the way. To finish your tour, savor some fantastic food, including an appetizer, main course, dessert, and a drink.

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San Miguel: Downtown Food Tour

5. San Miguel: Downtown Food Tour

Your tour will begin as you meet your guide at Los Lavaderos Park at the end of Recreo Street. This guided food and city walking tour features 6 food-tasting spots carefully chosen to highlight the best regional flavors San Miguel has to offer. You can savor regional delicacies at off-the-beaten-path eateries, complete with their colorful owners and staff. You will enjoy a sampling of mouth-watering food at family-owned restaurants and stands and sip on refreshing local drinks. You can look forward to San Miguel’s best mole enchiladas, traditional ceviche, fresh fruit water, authentic tacos, and two desserts. It adds up to enough for a satisfying lunch, and all the food is included in the tour price. At the conclusion of the tour you will end up just one block off the Jardin (main square). You can then choose to walk downtown to continue your afternoon, or alternatively your guides can help you find a taxi home.

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San Miguel de Allende: Tour of 2 Vineyards with Wine Tasting

6. San Miguel de Allende: Tour of 2 Vineyards with Wine Tasting

Discover 2 of the best local vineyards in the San Miguel de Allende area. Wander around the vines, learn about the winemaking process, and taste the wines with delightful food pairings of local cheeses and other organic products. After pickup from your accommodation in San Miguel de Allende, leave the downtown area to visit the first vineyard. Explore the family-owned vineyard, and learn about its distinctive personality, decoration, and small production of different types of grapes. Next, head underground to the wine cellar where the wine is aged, and find out the winemaking process while enjoying the delicious smells of the wine. After visiting the cellar, savor some of the wines with a delicious food pairing in a medieval-style room, also underground. A visit to the second vineyard, which has a very different concept but also has a small and exclusive production, follows. See the labs and shops where wine, as well as olive and lavender oil, are processed at this vineyard. Take a walk around the beautiful gardens and plots before sampling the wines with an expert oenologist, who will explain the different properties of each wine and how to better appreciate them. Enjoy this incredible learning experience surrounded by picturesque landscapes, and awaken your senses as you taste and smell the wines.

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From San Miguel de Allende: Guanajuato City Tour

7. From San Miguel de Allende: Guanajuato City Tour

Discover the incredible city of Guanajuato, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a full-day tour from San Miguel de Allende. Explore the history of the city, visit wonderful churches and the Diego Rivera Museum, and savor lunch at a local restaurant. After pickup from your accommodation in San Miguel de Allende, drive toward Guanajuato and make your first stop at Pípila Monument. Delight in views of the city from above from the lookout as your private guide introduces you to Guanajuato's history. Then, ride a cable car to the downtown area and visit the first church built in the city. Next-door, marvel at the Juarez Theater, one of the most emblematic buildings of Mexico's Porfirian era. Go inside to see its unique architecture, and learn about the history of both buildings with your certified guide. After exploring the Juarez Theater, walk the colorful streets of Guanajuato to the Church of Jesus' Company to see its beautiful facade and unique style. Enter the temple to discover paintings from the 17th century, then make your way to the university, another unique architectural landmark, and learn about its history. A visit to the Diego Rivera museum comes next. View the art show that always has Mexican artists on display, and explore Diego's life, murals, portraits, and cubist paintings. From there, head to the Plaza de la Paz, the aristocratic center of the city to admire its architecture. Marvel at the Basílica of Our Lady of Guanajuato, where you'll find the oldest statue of the Virgin Mary in the Americas, which dates from the year 714. Lunch at a local restaurant follows. Enjoy great regional food with high-quality options for everyone. After lunch, take the cable car back up to begin your return journey to San Miguel de Allende. On your way back to San Miguel, you can stop at the San Cayetano church, one of the most adorned and beautiful churches that represents the golden age of the city of Guanajuato.

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San Miguel de Allende: Chocolate Tasting and Walking Tour

8. San Miguel de Allende: Chocolate Tasting and Walking Tour

Satisfy your sweet tooth with a guided chocolate tasting tour in San Miguel. Learn about the history of chocolate in Mexico, its humble beginnings and the surprising ways to use chocolate in Mexican cuisine. Sample 5 different chocolates carefully chosen to highlight the best regional flavors San Miguel has to offer. Between the locations, wander through the beautiful colonial sights in town and marvel at the amazing landmarks. Enjoy the company of fellow chocolate lovers and meet local merchants for a delicious sampling of chocolate treats. Your guide will also tell you stories about how Europe has shaped the Mexican chocolate culture.

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San Miguel: Romantic Horseback Riding at Night with Dinner

9. San Miguel: Romantic Horseback Riding at Night with Dinner

Ride a horse at sunset in the colonial town of San Miguel de Allende. Explore the local hillsides and the town’s most emblematic streets. Round off your experience with a romantic, candlelit dinner in a favorite local restaurant. Meet at the local partner’s office in San Miguel downtown, just 10 minutes walking distance from the main square, “El Jardin” (The Garden). From there, a guide will take you by car to the stables, located 10 minutes away by car. Once there, receive a brief and intensive introduction about how to manage a horse before starting your 2-hour horse ride. The first part takes place in the surrounding area of San Miguel. After the sun has set behind the mountains far off on the horizon, head down the hillsides and into town. As night falls, first cross the 'Colonia San Antonio' neighborhood and admire its colorful homes and beautiful church. Once in downtown, ride right through Benito Juárez Park until reaching the illuminated, Gothic-style Parroquia (cathedral) in the main square named 'El Jardin' (the garden). At the end of your ride, you’ll be serenaded by mariachis while still seated on the backs of the faithful horses, with the illuminated Parroquia as the backdrop. Finally, make your way to the restaurant where a sumptuous dinner awaits.

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What people are saying about Guanajuato

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 16 reviews

Great guide. It was just the two of us, so it was a nice private tour. The only disappointing part is that we are no longer allowed to climb to the top of the pyramid, but the grounds are beautiful and the history is amazing!

Oscar is very knowledgeable about the city and it’s monuments. Gives you enough history, as well as goves you great food knowledge about what you are about to eat and drink. I would highly recommend it.

Les is knowledgeable and engaging with many insights into life as an American expatriate, and many suggestions for getting the most from a short visit.

We had a small group go to see the ruins with Lino. He was great, gave us a lot of information and we thoroughly enjoyed our tour. Highly recommend it!

Oscar was a wonderful guide through the city and to the best food!