Bienvenidos a Mexico 

2 Mexico City  /  2 Queretaro  /  2 San Miguel de Allende  /  2 Guanajuato  /  2 Guadalajara

Immerse yourself in the rich culture and musical heritage of Mexico during this 11-day itinerary. Starting in Mexico City, you’ll explore iconic landmarks and perform in Las Lomas de Chapultepec. Queretaro offers charming streets and a concert at the Recital Hall, while San Miguel de Allende invites you to engage with the community and perform at the Angela Peralta Theater. Guanajuato showcases colonial beauty and a concert at the Basilica Nuestra Senora, and Guadalajara, the birthplace of mariachi bands, hosts your final performance. Your journey concludes with a memorable farewell dinner, leaving you with unforgettable memories of Mexico’s culture and music.

Tour Highlights

  • Welcome dinner in Mexico City

  • Teotihuacan pyramid complex

  • Peña de Bernal

  • Dolores Hidalgo

  • Workshop at CASA de Los Angeles

  • Guided tour of Guadalajara

  • Farewell dinner in Guadalajara

  • 3 Performance Opportunities


11 Days / 2 Mexico City / 2 Queretaro / 2 San Miguel de Allende / 2 Guanajuato / 2 Guadalajara

Departure from the United States. Bienvenidos a Mexico! Upon arrival at Mexico City, meet your Encore Tours Representatives and transfer to your comfortable hotel. After checking in and a tour briefing, take a walk together and stroll past the Palacio de Bellas Artes and down the Paseo de la Reforma. Tonight, have a welcome dinner as a group at the hotel. (B,D)

After an early breakfast, provided each morning of your tour, board your motorcoach for an excursion to the Teotihuacan pyramid complex, famous for its pyramids and their relation to the stars. The so-called City of the Gods, Teotihuacan preserves the remains of one of the most important civilizations in Mesoamerica. Walk along Dead Avenue, the ancient main street that runs over 1.5 miles and see the Quetzalcoatl Temple and other notable buildings. You will have the unique opportunity to have lunch prepared for you in the home of a local resident! This afternoon, transfer to Las Lomas de Chapultepec where you perform a shared concert! After the performance, have a dinner of heavy canapes and time to get to know local choir members. Return to your hotel this evening. (B,L,D)

After breakfast at the hotel, board your coach and transfer to Queretaro City. Upon arrival check into your hotel and have some free time for lunch on your own. This afternoon, come together for rehearsal, followed by your evening concert at the Recital Hall of the Museo Regional! Afterward, have dinner together at the hotel. (B,D)

Today, enjoy a full day excursion starting with a visit to Peña de Bernal, designated one of Mexico’s Pueblos Magicos, or magical towns, because of its historic charm, legends and history, and peaceful atmosphere. It’s also home of the third largest monolith in the world which is nearly 9 million years old. Here, you will take a city tour and visit handicraft markets, the Mascara Museum and Ánimas Chapel. Next, visit Tequisquiapan, a charming colonial town populated with mostly indigeonous people and traditional rustic houses with wrought iron fixtures. Return to Queretaro for dinner in a local restaurant. (B,D)

This morning, transfer to San Miguel de Allende. With its narrow cobblestone streets, leafy courtyards and fine architectural details, San Miguel de Allende is one of the prettiest towns in Mexico. Called the “Forge of Independence” for the important role it played in gaining Mexico’s independence from Spain, San Miguel de Allende is a fascinating place to discover on your afternoon sightseeing tour. Seeing architecturally exquisite churches and 400-year-old restored homes, you’ll get a feel for how San Miguel manages to be both a contemporary Mexican city and a colonial gem. Have dinner together this evening. (B,D)

Today you will journey to CASA de Los Angeles, the Center for the Adolescents of San Miguel de Allende. This local institution provides rural women and their families with vital health, social service, education, and access to environmental outreach programs. Here you will experience a workshop with the young students and perform for them! Afterward, visit a local market whose stalls are piled high with tropical fruits, colorful flowers, fresh vegetables, herbs and chiles and have free time for lunch. Afterward, prepare for your evening concert with a brief rehearsal. Tonight, you will perform a full concert at the Angela Peralta Theater! (B,D)

Continue your journey today by transferring to Guanajuato, a colonial city and university town with a maze of narrow streets and winding alleys. En route, stop to visit the town of Dolores Hidalgo. A small but pretty town, it has acquired pilgrimage status for Mexicans as it was the place where the Mexican independence movement began at the Parish of Our Lady of Sorrows. Its namesake, Miguel Hidalgo, is now one of Mexico’s most revered heroes. Take a stroll with your Tour Manager through the town’s main sights to visit Plaza Principal, the many-colored Talavera ceramics workshops, or perhaps treat yourself to an ice cream! Arrive in Guanajuato and check into your hotel. Visit the city with your Tour Managers including the Mission Gardens, then have dinner together at a local restaurant. (B,D)

This morning, begin a sightseeing tour that shows you the Templo de la Compania de Jesus, Alhondiga de Granaditas, the mine museum and Kiss Alley. Later today, begin rehearsal to prepare for tonight’s concert with a local choir. This evening, you will perform your next concert at the Basilica Nuestra Senora! Afterward, have dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)

After breakfast, board your coach and transfer to Guadalajara, the place where Mexico’s mariachi bands originated! Upon arrival, check into your hotel. A guided sightseeing tour shows you Plaza Tapatia, Plaza de los Laureles, the monument of the Roman God, la Minerva, and the city’s beautiful cathedral. Enjoy some time at leisure this afternoon, then have dinner together at the hotel. (B,D)

The morning is yours to explore on your own and buy some last-minute souvenirs. Have some time for yourself before transfering to your concert venue for rehearsal and set up. This afternoon, perform your final concert in the Recital Hall of the Ex-Convento! Afterward, have lunch on your own and visit Telaquepaque for a leisurely afternoon. Tonight, celebrate your successful performance tour to Mexico with a farewell dinner together! (B,D)

Transfer to the airport for return flight to the United States. (B)

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