Cuernavaca Dash © 16th Century World Heritage
Cuernavaca Chauffeured Day Trip and Lunch
Private Group - 9 hours - Adults 18+ - From US $289 pp
Tue-Sun at 8 AM - By reservation only
Cuernavaca, one of Mexico’s best-known colonial cities, has a history that dates back to at least 1200 AD, when the location was an important agricultural and artisan center. The city was conquered by the Aztecs around 1380 and, after the subsequent conquest by the Spanish, the city became a popular get-away location for the well-heeled Spaniards living in the capital.
In this experience you get to visit one World Heritage Site.
What You Will Do
All of our visit will revolve around the historic center, starting at its Cathedral, a World Heritage Site.
We will visit the Borda Gardens and the Palace of Cortés in the center of town; As a reward for his endeavors, Hernán Cortés was given what the Spanish Crown then termed as the "Oaxaca Valley," an enormous expanse of land south of Mexico City encompassing some 22 cities, including Cuernavaca. Cortes retired here and you can visit his Palace, and if you stay for longer, his old estate.
Emperor Maximilian and Empress Charlotte had a weekend retreat in Cuernavaca, it too, is an important museum open to the public. One of Mexico’s oldest churches, built in 1592, can be seen here as it is now a World Heritage Site and we will visit what once were the Bishop's private quarters.
American businessman Robert Brady bought the bishop's residence from the church and after his passing, donated it as the beautiful Brady Museum that we will visit.
Juan Soriano, a local artist known te world over, also has his own local museum.
Cuernavaca is well known as one of the country’s major Spanish language study centers, boasting over fifty Spanish language schools.
Where You Will Be
We will pick you up at your accommodation within the Mexico City limits before heading out 55 miles to the city of Cuernavaca. We will visit its historic center sites and museums and a local restaurant at its heart.
What Is Included
Round trip from your accommodations and back.
The experience's host and expert along an experienced driver.
Entrance to all open private or public locations.
A complimentary bottle of water or soft drink will be offered as we travel out.
A Mexican lunch and a local drink.
In this experience, you will learn abot one of the most important and historical cities in the country while being amazed by its colonial art and the collections from its modern museums while enjoying art by Juan Soriano, Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo and many others.
If sights and sounds were not enough, you will get to experience the local smells by having a typical lunch with local specialties from the state of Morelos.
Ending Point, Facilities and Transportation
In this visit, you are chauffeured all the time from your accommodations and back. Your host will always remain with you until he makes sure everyone has the right directions and/or help for their next destination.
Things to Keep in Mind
Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.
With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.
You will always have the best available perspective.
Our tours follow the best routes possible for enjoying the experience in the shortest distance.
Our unique collection of themes sets us apart. All our topics are carefully selected for the discerning tourist.
High Standards and Award-Winning Experiences
Every experience is vetted for exclusive access, and some have been awarded top prices for their quality and uniqueness.
Any experience can be canceled at least 7 days before the experience starts for a refund minus a 20% processing charge. Rescheduling and changes can be made at least 3 days before the experience starts. Refunds are counted from the original date of purchase.
Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. All experiences include a long walk, mostly under the sun, with very few restroom stops (depending on the destination). Liquids aren't allowed inside venues, please be willing to dispose of your containers.
We begin on the dot and do not wait for missing participants. Neither you or us can be late to our next destination.
This experience goes on rain or shine, please come prepared. In case of rain, we will do our best to spend as much time as possible indoors. In case of unforeseen closures of streets or venues, we are always prepared with an equivalent or alternate route.