Mexico City Christmas

December 19, 2022 thru December 25, 2022

The Historic Center of Mexico City comprises an area of 30 blocks, including the impressive town square. The Zocalo is the second largest town square in the world. Once the location of Tenochtitlan, the Zocalo still houses the ruins of the Aztecs’ Templo Mayor. Visitors can walk through what remains of the main ceremonial pyramid and see the Templo Mayor Museum, where artifacts and models illuminate the history of this great Aztec masterpiece.

 


Air

Roundtrip air included

Transportation

Motorcoach / transfers

Duration

7 days, 6 nights

Activity Level

Moderate

Meals

14 meals (6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners) included

Availability

Available

Pickup/Dropoff

Livery service to/from your home included


Tour Highlights

  • Bazar del Sábado
  • Coyoacan
  • Archaeology Museum
  • City Tour
  • Tequila Museum
  • Xochimilco
  • University of Mexico
  • Cholula
  • Puebla
  • Teotihuacan
  • Guadalupe Shrine

Inclusions

  • Roundtrip air transportation from Tucson to Mexico City
  • All transfers & motorcoach transportation
  • Pickup/livery Service
  • 6 nights lodging
  • 14 meals (6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners)
  • Admissions & tours as described
  • Services of a local, bilingual Tour Director
  • Baggage handling
  • Taxes & gratuities for included items


Day 1 – Arrival in Mexico City

Get your passports ready, this morning we fly from Tucson to Mexico City! Arrive to Mexico City Airport and transfer to hotel. Check in and meet your tour manager.

 

Day 2 - San Angel and Coyoacan

After breakfast at the hotel, depart for the south of the city. Our first stop will be the Bazar del Sábado, located in San Ángel, a quiet, upscale neighborhood with compelling old charm. Every Saturday, artisans and talented artists display and sell their handcrafted items. Our next visit will be Coyoacan, A colonial village in the past, now an affluent suburb with excellent museums, green plazas, and outdoor cafes and a beautiful place for our lunch. Return to the hotel and get ready for our welcome dinner at a quaint restaurant. (B,L,D)

Day 3 – Archaeology Museum, City Tour, Garibaldi

This morning after breakfast, you will visit one of the most important museums in Mexico City, anthropology, that displays all the different pre-Colombian civilizations in the country. Later on the day, you will travel by bicycle across the Reforma Boulevard narrated by your Tour Manager and admiring all the many monuments, essential buildings of the financial district, Embassies, and modern hotels. After lunch, you will finish your city tour by visiting the Historic District, including the National Palace, the Metropolitan Cathedral, and the archeological site of Templo Mayor. Our last stop will be at the Plaza Garibaldi, the musical heart of the city where several Mariachi bands perform for those that will like to hire them for a melody or to listen to a few songs. Visit the Tequila Museum and dinner at one of the local restaurants. (B,D)

Day 4 – Xochimilco and Ciudad Universitaria

Today after our breakfast at the hotel, we will visit the floating gardens of Xochimilco. Here since Aztec times, these artificial floating islands were created for cultivation. A trip through the canals on a gondola can be a great experience. After lunch, visit the University of Mexico on a large campus that houses a large student body in different science buildings, some with fascinating architecture, such as the Library and the Olympic stadium. Founded in 1553, this is the oldest university in the new world. Return to our hotel and enjoy this evening at leisure. (B,L)

Day 5 – Cholula and Puebla

An early departure this morning, our route will take us over the mountains offering great views of the Popocatepetl Volcano and its companion, the snow-capped Itztlazihualt mountain. Our destination is Cholula, once a busy and powerful pre-Hispanic city. A hill dominates Cholula with a small church, but it is the remains of a pyramid, the largest in Mexico. Due to its volume, it is also considered the largest structure built by human hands in the world.
After lunch, we move to Puebla, a Colonial jewel with many interesting sites such as the Cathedral, the chapel of El Rosario and the Palafox Library. You will also visit a Talavera shop and the candy market. Dinner in a local restaurant before returning to Mexico City. (B,L,D)

Day 6 –Teotihuacan and Guadalupe Shrine

Today we direct our attention to the north of Mexico City and visit one of the most important archeological sites with structures built since 100 BC as a metropolis that housed over 200,000 people as one of the most potent political and social centers in Mexico. Lunch before our return to Mexico city. We will stop at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine, considered one of the most popular and visited shrines in the world. The heart of Catholic Mexico that according to the legend and shortly after the Spanish conquest, the Virgin Mary appeared to the poor Juan Diego requesting him to have a church built. We will return to the hotel and get ready for our Farewell dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 7 – Depart to Tucson

Say farewell with breakfast at the hotel. Then, transfer to the airport. (B)

Itinerary subject to change.


Package Pricing

$3,798 per person

Double occupancy

Deposit: $200

$4,329 per person

Single occupancy

Deposit: $200

Price Includes

Roundtrip air transportation from Tucson to Mexico City
All transfers & motorcoach transportation
Pickup/livery Service
6 nights lodging
14 meals (6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners)
Admissions & tours as described
Services of a Mexican Tour Director
Baggage handling
Taxes & gratuities for included items


Booking Policy

We pride ourselves on great service and an enjoyable experience for all and will go over our booking policies after you make your request for booking. If you’d like to learn more about our booking policies before your trip, give us a call at (520) 325-8839, or visit our Booking Policies page. Click here for more information on our booking policies.

Travel Insurance

We recommend that all travelers purchase a travel protection plan to help protect themselves and their trip investment. Travel protection plans can provide coverage for trip cancellation, trip interruption, emergency medical expenses and emergency evacuation/repatriation, trip delay, baggage delay, and more. For your convenience, we offer the following plan for this tour:

ADULT GROUP CHOICE

360° Adult Group Choice Flyer– Provides an overview of benefits and coverage limits

360° Adult Group Choice Policy – Provides the full coverage term details, including exclusions and limitations

$248 covers trip costs $3,001-$4,000. $313 covers trip costs $4,001 to $5,000. Cost may be more or less depending on your total trip cost. If you do not wish to purchase now, the plan can be purchased any time prior to final payment.

Contact us to purchase. If you have questions about coverage, please review the policy or contact Travelex Insurance Services at 888.574.7026 or email 360group@travelexinsurance.com. Travelex Insurance Services, Inc. CA Agency License #0D10209. Travel Insurance is underwritten by Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company; NAIC #22276. RWF


ITINERARY

For your reference, we send to you a detailed itinerary approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the scheduled tour departure. This has day-by-day times and events, hotel information where you can be reached in case of an emergency, and airline information.

The times listed on the itinerary are all approximate. We cannot be held responsible for schedule changes due to unforeseen circumstances with the weather, transportation agents, highway conditions, hotels or contracting agents.

AIRLINE TICKETS

You will be issued your boarding pass the morning of our departure, after your arrival at the Tucson International Airport. If you have an American Airlines frequent flyer number, or a TSA number, please call our office at least 3 days prior to the tour to ensure we can note these in your reservation. If you are joining the tour from locations other than Tucson, we make other arrangements for you to join the tour. Please call our office for more details.

AIRPORT SECURITY

Do not forget to bring your government issued picture ID to show at the airport. A passport is required for travel to Mexico. If you do not have the proper ID, the airline will turn you away.

BAGGAGE

We have arranged for handling for one piece of luggage per person regarding the skycaps (where available) and hotels. If you check through luggage note that the maximum weight for the checked piece of luggage is 50 pounds and maximum size is 62 inches (length + width + height). If your bag weighs over 50 pounds the airlines will levy an extra fee that you will be responsible to pay. If you feel the need to lock your checked through luggage and your bag is searched, your lock could be damaged in the process. You can purchase a TSA (Transportation Security Administration) accepted and recognized lock at any luggage store. Make sure you ask for a TSA approved lock. These locks are the kind that TSA screeners can open by using a special tool without breaking. Passengers can carry-on 1 bag (dimensions are limited to 10x16x24 inches), plus a personal type bag, like a purse. We advise that you pack your carry-on lightly. There are restrictions regarding your carryon baggage and contents due to enhanced security measures. Attached find a list regarding commonly asked about items as well as an update. If you have further concerns, please visit the TSA's Web-site at www.tsa.gov. There is room inside the motorcoach for your hand carried bag.

CHECKED BAGGAGE FEES

On American Airlines our airline for this tour, passengers are assessed a $35 fee per checked in bag, by the Airlines, upon checking in for the flight.

EMERGENCY CONTACT

It is always a good idea to carry on your person a list of medications that you are taking and an emergency contact phone number while you are traveling. And we suggest making a copy of the itinerary and provide it to a friend or family member.

GRATUITIES/ITEMS INCLUDED IN PRICE

The traditional end-of-tour gratuity to your tour director is included. All hotel porterage and airport skycap (when available) fees are included. We also include the gratuities for the coach/livery drivers.

LIVERY

For your convenience, we have a (round-tour) door-to-door pickup service with each multi-day tour. (This service is not available to all clients depending on your location.) Approximately 2 to 3 days prior to the departure date you will receive a call from our office and we will tell you your assigned pickup time. (These times can vary up to 15 minutes depending on traffic.)

LODGING REQUESTS

If you would like to request special accommodations at the hotel(s) where we are lodging, please call us as soon as possible and we will forward these requests for you. The phone numbers of the hotel(s) where we are staying are listed on the itinerary.

Many hotels around the country have instituted a "reconditioning fee" of $300 or more that is levied upon a guest that smokes in a non-smoking room. If this occurs during our tour you will be responsible for paying this fee to the hotel prior to check-out.

TRAVEL REQUESTS

We pay close attention to your requests but please realize that these are merely requests and cannot be guaranteed.

RESPONSIBILITY

Pleasurebent Tours acts solely as an agent in arranging hotels, transportation, sightseeing, baggage-handling, and other services and does not assume any liability for injury, damage, loss or delay due to any act or default of any company or person. We, along with our subcontractors, reserve the right to make changes to an itinerary if it is necessary for the proper handling of a tour.

WEATHER AND CLOTHING/MISC. SUGGESTIONS

Please be sure to bring a sweater and/or rain jacket, along with good walking shoes and a hat. There are no dress codes for the areas we take you on this tour.

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