Online tour booking is available through your conference profile. All full day and half day tours include a professional guide and admission fees to all places visited. Meals are not included unless indicated otherwise.
Full day tours
Pyramids of Teotihuacan and Guadalupe Shrine (full day tour)
The arrival of the Spanish Conquistadors not only brought war to the Aztecs and their subdued tribes, it also meant the merging of beliefs of these very opposite civilizations through evangelization. The Shrine of Guadalupe is a vivid example of this fact. Since 1539, people from all over the continent, including Spanish, Indians and Mestizo, have worshiped Our Lady of Guadalupe. As we continue north to the Pyramids of Teotihuacan, we will see how the City of Mexico has expanded beyond imagination. Finally, we reach San Juan Teotihuacan. You will gaze at the size of the mighty Pyramid of the Sun, bigger in volume than the largest pyramid in Egypt. Your guide will explain to you that the zone was already in ruins when the Aztecs founded Mexico City (1325) and how the Teotihuacan culture disappeared. Lunch is included in a typical, local restaurant where you can enjoy international and Mexican dishes alike (beverages not included). After lunch, you will visit the Citadelle and temple of Quetzalcoat. Time is allocated for local curio shopping in the quaint market, followed by our return to Mexico City. Duration: 9 hours.
Price per person: EUR 55
Cuernavaca and Xochicalco (full day tour)
Drive South directly to Xochicalco, a small and interesting archaeological zone. Xochicalco is a pre-Columbian archaeological site in the western part of the Morelos, Mexico. The name, Xochicalco, means "in the house of flowers" in the Nahuatl language. The architecture and iconography show affinities with both Teotihuacan and the Mayan areas. Xochicalco was the site of a powerful kingdom. After a full visit, drive back towards Cuernavaca, where we make a lunch stop and then visit Cortez Palace and the Brady Museum. The Palace of Hernan Cortez was built on top of the Aztec Temples he destroyed, following the local custom established by the Aztecs. It is said that Cortez actually spent time within the Palace walls. It is now a museum housing interesting archaeological and artistic collections, including murals by Diego Rivera. The Brady Museum is a house in which this rich and eccentric playboy lived and entertained the jet set of bygone days. The house is part of a Colonial Monastery and is attached to the Cuernavaca Cathedral. It houses a rich collection of Mexican and international art, including an original by Frida Kahlo and other well known artists. Return to Mexico City. Duration: 10 hours.
Price per person: EUR 60
Half day tours
Mexico Historical City Tour (half day tour)
Drive past Reforma Boulevard towards Alameda Park. See the Palace of Fine Arts and continue through Madero street, ancient Paseo Plateros to the majestic Main Square, better known as Zocalo. Flanked by the Metropolitan Cathedral, the City Government Buildings, the Supreme Court of Justice, the National Palace and the ruins of the Ancient Gran Teocali, you will admire its grandeur and have the opportunity to visit the National Palace, where murals by famous painter, Diego Rivera, depicting the history of Mexico, will be explained in detail by your guide. The tour continues along the North side of the Alameda Park, where the National Post Office Palace and the Meyer Museum, housing a great collection of Decorative Arts, can be seen. Duration: 4 hours
This tour is included in the accompanying persons’ registration fee. Additional tickets may be purchased at a cost of EUR 25.
Price per person: EUR 25
Teotihuacan Pyramids (half day tour)
Teotihuacan, meaning "where men become gods" is 25 miles north of Mexico City and is the home of the great Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon, the Citadelle and Temple of Quetzalcoatl. It flourished during the years 200-450 AD and its influence may be seen as far as Veracruz and the Mayan World. Do not miss this opportunity to visit the ancient Pyramids of Teotihuacan. Tour includes a certificate of walking the sacred grounds. Duration: 5 hours
Price per person: EUR 31
Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera Museum (half day tour)
Drive south in the company of your guide, past the University City where you have an opportunity for picture taking of the Rectory and Library. Continue to the Museum of Dolores Olmedo, who was a personal friend of Master Diego Rivera. The museum is housed in an old Hacienda and shows an excellent collection of his easel works. Continue to Coyoacan to the house of Frida Kahlo, where she spent her last years. Duration: 4 hours
Price per person: EUR 31
The Colonial Heritage
Departure: 9 August 2008 (5 nights / 4 days)
See true Mexican country side and historical monuments while you drive through the heart of Mexico to see San Miguel Allende, Guanajuato Morelia and Patzcuaro.
Mexico City – Queretaro – San Miguel Allende
Drive north, where the first stop is the colonial City of Queretaro. Visit the downtown pedestrian area and the Cerro de las Campanas where Maximilian was executed in 1867. Continue to San Miguel Allende, arriving early afternoon. Check in to hotel. In the afternoon, there will be a walking tour in San Miguel de Allende to visit the ‘Gothic’ Church, the house of Allende and the many beautiful crafts and art stores that San Miguel is famous for. Overnight.
San Miguel – Guanajuato
Breakfast in hotel
Take a short drive through Mexican farm-lands to Guanajuato. Check into the hotel, then time for a rest and perhaps a while by the pool. During the afternoon, visit the principle city attractions, such as the Teatro Juarez, Historic Alhondiga de Granaditas and the University. Overnight.
Guanajuato - Patzuaro
Breakfast in hotel.
Drive through picturesque Yuriria to Morelia. Time for lunch (not included), and a short sightseeing tour. Continue to Patzcuaro. Check into hotel. Time at leisure in the afternoon/evening. Overnight.
Patzcuaro Lake and Santa Clara
Rolls and coffee in the hotel. Early departure to the shores of Patzcuaro Lake to see the famous butterfly-net fishermen from our special boat. Return to the hotel for full breakfast.
After the early outing, there will be a visit to the local museum and weavers work-shops. Then time for lunch. In the afternoon, the group will drive directly to nearby Santa Clara, to see the artisans shaping their lovely copper pots and utensils. Return to the hotel and overnight.
Santa Clara – Mexico City
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Mexico City on a major highway. Check into hotel and overnight.
Mexico City - Home
Breakfast in the hotel. If necessary, transfer to the airport for all international flights.
Cost per person (sharing double room): EUR 790
Single room surcharge: EUR 217
Please note that the tour includes:
Hotel accommodation at hotels of a good tourist and first class level, in air conditioned rooms with private bath, telephone and colour cable TV. Full breakfast daily. Private transportation with English speaking guides. All admission fees to places visited, according to the programme. Baggage handling at the airport and hotels and all taxes and service charges at time of printing.
The tour does not include:
Meals and beverages not mentioned above. Personal expenses such as room service, telephone calls, laundry etc. Air fares or airport taxes. Tips for the drivers and guides.