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Activities in Guanajuato

Mexican Independence Tour of Guanajuato

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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts
18.10
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts
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Travel back in time learning about the history of Mexican Independence with this tour of the Guanajuato towns that were the scene of the insurrection: Dolores Hidalgo, Atotonilco and San Miguel de Allende.

Travel back in time learning about the history of Mexican Independence with this tour of the Guanajuato towns that were the scene of the insurrection: Dolores Hidalgo, Atotonilco and San Miguel de Allende.

Mexican Independence Tour of Guanajuato

After picking you up from your hotel at the scheduled time, we'll set off on our tour of the scenes of the Mexican Revolution that led to the country's independence in 1821.

We'll start by visiting Dolores Hidalgo, where the priest Miguel Hidalgo Costilla, known as the Father of the Nation, triggered the revolution with his Cry of Dolores in 1810. In Dolores, we'll visit the church where the popular uprising took place and reveal key facts about the independence movement and its origins.

During the tour of Dolores, we'll visit the city's old prison, the house-museum of Hidalgo and the mausoleum of the singer José Alfredo Jiménez. We'll also get to explore the handicraft and pottery stalls of this town before heading to the next stop on our Mexican independence tour of Guanajuato: Atotonilco.

Here we'll enter the Sanctuary of Jesus Nazareno, a beautiful baroque church that houses historical murals painted by the artist Pocasangre. Did you know that the priest Hidalgo took the banner of the Virgin of Guadalupe as the first flag of the Insurgents? 

Following in the footsteps of the War of Independence, we'll next reach San Miguel de Allende. The name of this town will soon become familiar to you, as one of the leaders of the war, General Ignacio Allende, was originally from here. We'll visit his house and enter the former barracks of the Queen's Dragoons. To finish our tour, we'll visit the neo-Gothic parish church of San Miguel Arcangel, one of the most photographed in Mexico.

Finally, we'll return to hotels in Guanajuato, ending the activity at 6:30 pm.

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Price

Adults Children under 1 year old
Tour in English
18.10
Free

Tour in English

  • Adults

    18.10
  • Children under 1 year old

    Free

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Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

Tours or activities will not consist of more than 10 people per group.

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.

Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear gloves throughout its duration.

Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.

The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit), and a full refund applied.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

The capacity of all means of transport will be reduced to 50% of their maximum capacity.

At monuments, museums and attractions, the maximum permitted capacity will be a 40% of the total maximum capacity.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

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Duration

8 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.

Included

Hotel pick up and drop off.

Transport by minibus or bus.

English speaking guide.

Entry to museums.

Not included

Lunch.

When to book?

You can book up until 2 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Only some areas are accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation. Paid wheelchair loan service available. Accessible toilets.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

Printed material is avoided.

No single-use plastics are used.

The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

Has a carbon footprint offset policy.

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Pet-friendly?

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

18.10
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.