5 Mouth-Watering, Awe-Inspiring Tours Of Guadalajara, Mexico

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Guadalajara is the capital city of the Mexican State, Jalisco, and a bustling metropolitan area inhabiting more than four million people. While it is most famous for mariachi music and tequila, the city is also full of rich history and culture waiting to be explored by visitors like you. Some of the most sought after attractions in the city are Guadalajara Cathedral, Expiatory Temple, and Instituto Cultural Cabanas, along with popular restaurants like Ofelia Bistro, Sagrantino, and La Tequila. Whether you are looking to indulge in the tastiest local treats, or simply want to learn about the historic monuments and local art, Guadalajara has a tour perfect for you and your family. Here are five of the top recommended tours:

1. Guadalajara Pub Crawl

Sampling beers in style at Spinnakers
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Paul Joseph used under CC BY 2.0

The Guadalajara Pub Crawl is a great way for you and your friends/family to explore the city and nightlife, and socialize with people from all across the world. The ticket price, which is 24 USD per adult, includes all drinks and snacks, and a chance to tour local pubs while learning about the city’s culture and architecture along the way. Tasting locations include Demetrai Hotel, Aguita, Kolsch Gastro Pub, and El Callejon de los Rumberos, lasting between two to three hours total. Whether you are native to Guadalajara, or a first time visitor, you’re guaranteed to end the night learning new facts, and meeting new people.

“Great pub crawl, particularly loved the Mezcal spot and ended up going back the following evening. The guide spoke wonderful English/French and Spanish. Would not hesitate to call up Caesar again if I were to go back to Guadalajara. Also met some other people on the tour and ended up going Salsa dancing, what a night! Thanks again.” - Michael

Guadalajara Pub Crawl

Address: 2219 La Paz Av, Colonia Lafayette, 44140 Guadalajara, Jalisco

Website: Guadalajara Pub Crawl

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2. GDL Bike Tour

Buenos días Guadalajara! Lugar: Templo Expiatorio www.gdlbiketour.mx

Posted by GdlBike Tour on Wednesday, 22 July 2015

When you’re on vacation, it can sometimes be hard to stay active and healthy. GDL Bike Tours has a heart-pumping, sustainable way to experience the city and its unique culture on two wheels! The bike tour lasts about two and a half hours, and guides you 13 km (8 miles) through the city, stopping at famous attractions such as Arcos Vallarta, Hospicio Cabanas, La Cetedral, Expiatorio Gudalajara, Chapultepec, and more. The affordable ticket price of only 7 USD for general tickets and 6 USD for students includes the guide, bike, helmet, and water. New to Mexico? Don’t worry, the GDL Bike Tour is available in Spanish, English and German.

“Really nice people and a great, relaxed way to see the city!! Definitely recommend!!” - Vicki

GDL Bike Tour

Address: Gabriel Castaños 4, Vallarta, 44690 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico

Website: GDL Bike Tour

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3. Pitaya Food Tours

Calling all foodies! What could be better than learning about the city while indulging in the finest local foods like Torta Ahogada? On your next trip to Guadalajara, make sure to book a tour with Pitaya Food Tours- your taste buds will love you for it. These tours are conveniently offered every day at 9 am and offer a chance to explore the historic neighborhoods of Guadalajara while enjoying food and drinks along the way. Pitaya Food Tours include eight tastings and the guide, and tickets can be bought for 50 USD per person. If you decide to book a tour, you will be advised to wear comfortable walking shoes, as the tour is a total of three miles (5 km).

Pitaya Food Tours

Address: Calle Pedro Loza 27A, Zona Centro, 44100 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico

Website: Pitaya Food Tours

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4. Tequila Tours by Mickey Marentes

Posted by Tequila Tour by Mickey Marentes on Tuesday, 7 March 2017

The Tequila Tours by Micky Marentes is one of the top rated drink tours in all of Guadalajara, giving visitors like you an interactive experience learning all about how tequila is made, its history, and its historic traditions. You will have the rare experience of seeing (and tasting) tequila at all stages of the distilling process. Ticket fees include your transportation, lunch, tequila tastings, and admission at either Sauza Los Abuelos Museum, or the Tequila National Museum. Be sure to block the whole day out (and drink lots of water) as this tour lasts approximately seven to eight hours.

“It was an informative tour and quite fun going around watching the different stages of the making of Tequila. Oh, nearly missed to mention the best part - tasting it at the various stages of the process of making it.” - Pranil

Tequila Tours by Mickey Marentes

Address: Calle Lope de Vega 25A, Arcos Vallarta, 44130 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico

Website: Tequila Tours by Mickey Marentes

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5. Andares de Mexico

Catedral de Guadalajara y kiosko
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Walkirya8899 used under CC BY-SA 3.0

For something a little more extensive, book a tour with Andares De Mexico - you’ll want to bring your camera for this one. This tour makes tons of stops along the way such as Arcos de Ingreso to Guadalajara, American Colony, Chapultepec Avenue, Expiatory Temple, and more. Once the bus makes it to the city center, the rest of the tour is on foot, stopping at the murals of Jose Clemente Orozco, Plaza de Armas, and Cathedral of Guadalajara. Your ticket includes transportation, a certified tour guide, Hospicio Cabanas Tickets, and bottled water. Make sure to wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes, as the majority of the tour is by foot.

Andares de Mexico

Address: Blvrd Puerta de Hierro 4965, Puerta de Hierro, 45116 Zapopan, Jal., Mexico

Website: Andares de Mexico

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Become a Guadalajara expert

Whether you’re a seasoned foodie, trained cyclist, tequila aficionado, or history buff, the tour offerings in Guadalajara are endless, and you’re guaranteed to learn something new, taste a new food, or even strengthen a new muscle! Guadalajara has something for everyone. After trying one, or all of these mouth-watering tours, you’re sure to be an expert in all things Guadalajara!

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