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Querétaro: City Tour in a Classic Ford T Vehicle

1. Querétaro: City Tour in a Classic Ford T Vehicle

Explore Santiago de Querétaro with a local guide from a replica of a Classic Ford T. Get top tips about restaurants and sights to see, see the Temple of Santa Clara, and visit the La Cruz neighborhood. Begin your tour in the Querétaro convent area. Drive past the stunning Temple of the Capuchinas, Temple of Santa Clara, Temple of Santo Domingo, and Temple of San Agustin. Continue to the La Cruz neighborhood. See where the battle for the foundation of Santiago de Querétaro was fought and learn about this tumultuous time in the city's history. Visit the majestic Aqueduct of Querétaro, dating from the 18th century. Hear about the aqueduct's passionate and romantic legend. Hop out of the car and see the work "Marques de la Villa del Villar del Aguila" up close. Get back in the car and continue past the many historic public fountains that provided the city with water for more than 200 years. Drive past the massive mansions of the old town before returning to your starting point.

From Querétaro: Haciendas, Wineries, and Magical Towns

2. From Querétaro: Haciendas, Wineries, and Magical Towns

Begin your tour at Querétaro City and make your way to the vineyard of "Vinos del Marques" where you will enjoy a tasting of 3 wines from the local production. Then stop at "Hacienda Atongo" and take a tour through the old town of the hacienda and the vineyard area. Enjoy a tasting of 2 local wines during your visit.  After, visit the magical village of Peña de Bernal and its famous monolith. Explore the village during your free time and shop or grab a bite to eat.  End your day by admiring the craftsmanship of the markets in the magical village of Tequisquiapan. Explore the square and its park called "La Pila." Then get dropped off back to the city of Querétaro.

From Mexico City: Peña de Bernal & Freixenet Wine Tasting

3. From Mexico City: Peña de Bernal & Freixenet Wine Tasting

Join a day trip from Mexico City that will introduce you to highlights of the Querétaro region. Check out the impressive landscapes of Peña de Bernal, explore that magical town of Bernal, and enjoy a wine tasting and tour at Freixenet Winery. Depart from Mexico City and admire the landscapes of central Mexico on the way to your destination. Your first stop is Peña de Bernal. See the unique rock formations and take some pictures. Afterward, head down to Bernal and enjoy some free time to shop and explore its charming streets. Then, head to Freixenet Winery and take a tour of their facilities and their 25m deep wine cellar where you can learn about how wine is made. During the tour, you can taste three different types of wine and 5 mixed tapas. To end the afternoon, wander around the winery and enjoy free time on the property before you return to Mexico City.

Queretaro: Local Spirit Tasting at Rural Distillery

4. Queretaro: Local Spirit Tasting at Rural Distillery

Meet at the Barbaro Asador de Campo restaurant and experience a one-of-a-kind, rural distillery in Mexico. Learn and watch the elaborate process of the products made in the distillery.   Visit the orchard and see the ingredients that are used to make the wine and liquors. Learn how they are transformed into delicious drinks.    Then head to the cellar and choose 3 liquors to taste.  Depending on the season, you can taste corn whiskey, grape gin, brandy, rum, vermouth, or natural wine.

Queretaro: Rural Distillery Whiskey Tasting Tour

5. Queretaro: Rural Distillery Whiskey Tasting Tour

Meet your guide at the Barbaro Asador de Campo restaurant and experience a one-of-a-kind, rural distillery in Mexico. Walk through the orchard and see where the ingredients are harvested in order to make the products in the distillery.  Learn about the different kinds of corn that are used to make the whiskey. Hear about the production process in the distillery, its origin, and the importance of corn from which it comes from. Next, head into the cellar and try 3 different types of whiskey. Learn more about whiskey and how it pays tribute to the corn, the land it grows on, and those who grow it.

Santiago de Queretaro: Full-day Canyoning Adventure Tour

6. Santiago de Queretaro: Full-day Canyoning Adventure Tour

Meet in Querétaro in the Calesa 2da Secc at 8:00 am and then ride in an air-conditioned van to the canyon. At 10:00 am you’ll arrive at the canyon and gear up. Your adventure begins with a 15-minute hike into the canyon.  For the next 3 hours you’ll take part in a variety of thrilling activities: Slide down natural slides. Experience thrilling cliff jumps. Go for a refreshing swim. Abseil down waterfalls and through natural water pools. After your adventure, you’ll hike out of the canyon and then enjoy a small lunch before returning to Querétara between 5 and 6 pm. There’s also the possibility to have lunch at Mineral de Pozos, a local restaurant 40 minutes away. 

Querétaro: Rural Distillery Mezcal Tasting Tour

7. Querétaro: Rural Distillery Mezcal Tasting Tour

Meet at the Barbaro Asador de Campo restaurant and experience a one-of-a-kind, rural distillery in México. Walk to the orchard and discover the different kinds of agave which are used to make agave spirits in the mezcal factory at Oaxaca. Learn how the agave is transformed into delicious drinks and the history behind the spirits, the brand, and the importance of Mexican traditions during the process.  Next, head into the cellar and try 3 different mezcals and 1 agave gin, accompanied by a delicious Quesillo cheese to complement the experience.

Querétaro: Rural Distillery Wine & Cider Tasting Tour

8. Querétaro: Rural Distillery Wine & Cider Tasting Tour

Meet at the Barbaro Asador de Campo store and visit a local rural distillery and its attached vineyards. Learn about the difference between commercial and natural wines from this famous region of Queretaro. After this one-of-a-kind experience, learn about the artisanal wine-making and distillation process of the natural wines and see firsthand how the wine is made. Next, head to a rustic hut with a romantic view in front of the vineyards where you can try 2 different kinds of wine and 1 apple cider. Hear about the difference between these wines and cider and how they're made while also learning about how different crops grow together in a biodynamic vineyard.

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4.7 / 5

based on 68 reviews

The guide was very friendly, he made the tour very enjoyable and narrated the stories very well, I do recommend the tour

We enjoyed having our first view of the city in a comfortable way while learning about the city with a great guide.

A nice experience, very interesting too and wonderful service CONGRATULATIONS!!

Fantastic day! Highly recommended... extremely knowledgeable guide.

Great way to see Queretaro and learn it’s colorful history.