Insider's visit to this fascinating region including Mexico City, Angangueo, Morelia, Patzcuaro,

Santa Clara, Guanajuato,

Dolores Hidalgo,

San Miguel de Allende, Pena

de Bernal, Queretaro, Tula, Tepotzotlan

10 nights in best

available accommodations

Meals with a gourmet emphasis,

breakfast daily,

8 lunches,

7 dinners

Special, private events

Colonial Cities


A wealth of culture and beauty, great food and weather, warm and friendly people and a host of unexpected pleasures lie within easy reach in Mexico.   Our neighbors in Latin America are gracious and hospitable.   Their major attractions are easily accessible to us (and on the same time zone!).

What better getaway than to lose ourselves in the timeless rhythms of the Latin beat.   The attractions are many: major cultural and archeological sites, charming colonial cities, native art and handicrafts, natural beauties of all types from a myriad of flowers and butterflies, to lakes and deserts, and rivers and mountains.   We partake of exquisite food fit for an Aztec king, a city sophisticate, a local beauty, and a welcome guest – you!

Leave Winter behind and join me and our neighbors to the south as we follow in the footsteps of the Conquistadors to explore the rich tapestry that is Colonial Mexico.


Tour Overview

Arrive Mexico City for one night in courtyard view rooms at the deluxe Four Seasons Hotel on the Paseo de la Reforma.

Our first full day of sightseeing begins with a drive to Angangueo, home to millions of monarch butterflies.  After lunch we continue on to Morelia for a two night stay at the Hotel Villa Montana.  The next morning we drive to Patzcuaro and see the "house of eleven patios".  After lunch in a typical restaurant we take a boat ride to Janitzio to see the monumental statue of Don Jose Maria Morelos y Pavon with its great view. We continue  on to Santa Clara del Cobre and the copper-working studios, returning in the late afternoon to Morelia.

The next morning we spend visiting the city of Morelia itself, the aristocrat of Colonial Cities.  This afternoon we drive on to Guanajuato for a two night stay at the hotel Posada Sante Fe.  Our explorations on foot of this unusual city the next morning include the market, theater, university and cathedral, all evidence of the wealth once derived from the silver mines.  The next day we continue on to Dolores Hidalgo, important for it's role in the movement for Mexican Independence.  Later we drive to San Miguel de Allende where we will spend two nights at the Casa de Sierra Nevada.

We explore this quintessential colonial town the next morning, followed by lunch and an afternoon at leisure.  This evening we enjoy cocktails in a local home and dinner at a lively reataurant.

The next morning we depart for Pena de Bernal, a charming village vividly restored.  We continue on to Queretaro for two nights at the Hotel Dona Urraca with dinner on the terrace of the hotel.  The next day brings a full day of sightseeing including the museum, along with beautifully renovated mansions, fountains and churches.  This afternoon shopping awaits before our farewell dinner.

Enroute to Mexico City the next day we visit Tula, the capital of the ancient Toltec civilization, then Tepotzotlan to see its lovely church and monastery.  After lunch we end our drive in Mexico City for one night at the Four Seasons.  Dinner this evening at a lively Cuban restaurant.

This itinerary may be reserved as a private departure with a date of your choosing.

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