Food, Wine and Tequila in Colonial Mexico

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Days: 8

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Delve into Central Mexico´s rich culinary, wine and tequila heritage with this exclusive  itinerary that provides a journey for all of the senses.

This delicious 8 day trip will captivate your senses while in Mexico City, San Miguel de Allende, and the Magical Town of Tequila through personalized private tours, an exclusive tequila tasting, hands-on cooking classes, visits to boutique wineries and more. The tour includes a visit to Mexico City’s magnificent Historic Center to learn about its rich and delicious culinary heritage; a lesson on the importance of cacao followed by  100% artisan chocolate tasting; shopping at the colorful San Medellin Market  and hands-on cooking class; tasting wines from the oldest wine producing region in the Americas – Coahuila, Mexico – with a private sommelier;  visiting the art-filled San Miguel de Allende and walking tour of the historic center; a farm to table experience with a market tour and private cooking class; and a tour to two local wineries and  tasting; and  VIP exclusive tequila experiences.

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HIGHLIGHTS

Mexico City – Visit historical places such as the  Zocalo, Palacio Nacional, and Metropolitan Cathedral

Taste Testing – Enjoy a tasting of Mexican wine from Rivero Gonzalez

Market Tour and Cooking Classes – Shop at the colorful Medellin Market in Mexico City before cooking class at Casa Jacaranda; in San Miiguel de Allende live a farm-to-table experience with a market tour and private cooking class at Sazon cooking school!

San Miguel Allende – See one of the many churches in town and explore the historic center

Wineries and Vineyards – Tour two boutique vineyards in San Miguel de Allende

Tequila –  Visit the Magical Town of Tequila and learn how to be a master tequilero, including private blending and orientation lessons

Day 1: Mexico City and Wine Tasting

Today you will be met by your driver outside of customs and will be privately transferred to the St. Regis Hotel.    Early this evening meet your private transportation at the hotel lobby to enjoy a wine tasting of one of Mexico´s top wines at the Rivero Gonzalez wine Boutique located in Polanco. The Rivero Gonzalez winery boasts wines from the northern Parras de la Fuente region in the state of Coahuila. Centuries ago, Spaniards planted the first vines on the American continent in this town, and the area continues to flourish with their individualized age-old wine making traditions.

After the wine tasting we suggest that you walk through the beautiful tree lined streets of Polanco to enjoy dinner on your own at one of the many gourmet Mexican restaurants in the area. We are delight to suggest our top-picks for restaurants and can also assist making reservations. Includes: wine tasting (3 wines) & private Sommelier.
Overnight: St. Regis Mexico City

Day 2: Market Tour & Cooking Class at Casa Jacaranda/ Historic Center  Walking Tour

Accompanied by two locally renowned cooks you will have a cultural and culinary experience in the heart of one of Mexico City´s most artistic and dynamic neighborhoods – La Roma. The day begins in the morning next to the Medellin Market where you will taste authentic Mexican tortillas made with traditional dough and discover the colors, aromas and deep-rooted tradition of an authentic Mexican market. With a shopping bag in tow, you will interact with local merchants, taste spices, cheeses, ice cream, single origin coffee from Chiapas, and much more. After tasting and selecting the best fresh ingredients for your menu you will enjoy a short walk to Casa Jacaranda, a beautifully restored mansion where your hands-on cooking lesson begins. Generations-old culinary secrets and techniques are shared during this interactive gathering while you chop, grill, marinate and steam to create a 3-course menu with sauces and garnishes. Once completed you dine on your creations paired with Mexican wine and a tasting of craft Mezcal from Oaxaca. Later this afternoon enjoy a brief walking tour  of downtown historical Mexico City.
Overnight: St. Regis Mexico City

Day 3: Private Transfer to San Miguel de Allende/ Teotihuacan

Today meet your driver at the hotel lobby for a private transfer to San Miguel De Allende.  En route  you will stop for visit at one of the most famous archaeological sites in Mexico: Teotihuacan. As you explore the site, learn about Teotihuacan’s accomplishments that shed light on the life and times of these powerful inhabitants of Mexico’s oldest and most important permanent settlement.

At arrival to San Miguel Allende, settle into your lovely hotel and refresh before meeting your local guide for a walking tour of the colorful and art-filled city center to include visits to the most important sites. The history and lore of San Miguel are intertwined with Mexico´s Independence Movement, and the energy and spirit of freedom of expression have continued on in the lively creative enclave of modern day San Miguel. 
Overnight: Rosewood San Miguel Allende

Day 4: Private Market Tour & Cooking Class

Learn to cook Mexican cuisine in the traditional Mexican-style kitchen in this private class at Sazón cooking school. The private cooking class focuses on recipes that can be recreated at home. You will learn about Mexican cuisine and ingredients while visiting the local market with the chef and sourcing the ingredients that you will cook with later.  The chef will teach you how to find the freshest and best ingredients and will help you to identify some fruits and vegetables at the local market.
Returning to the kitchen you will be given step-by-step instructions on how to make salsas and salads that can be enjoyed with hand-made tortillas.
Overnight: Rosewood San Miguel Allende

Day 5: Boutique Vineyard in Countryside with Gourmet Lunch

Start your day with a visit to the Dos Buhos Vineyard and learn about the specialized wines produced at this certified organic property. Heading next towards Dolores Hidalgo you will make a short stop in Atotonilco and explore the Mexican Baroque mural work that adorns the chapels and nave and discover why the sanctuary is dubbed the Sistine Chapel of Mexico.
Next top is Cuna de Tierra  to walk through their expansive vineyards and learn how this family run place is now producing 70,000 bottles of their award winning wine every year. You will learn the techniques for growing the perfect grape, and upon tasting the fruit straight from the vine, you will discover how to distinguish the wines made from each type of grape. Your visit will culminate with a gourmet multi-course Mexican lunch paired with a selection of their award winning wines. 
Overnight: Rosewood San Miguel Allende

Day 6: Tequila Blending Experience

This morning meet for a private transfer to Tequila Historic Center in Jalisco. In route stop at Tlaquepaque (Guadalajara) for lunch and experience the culture influenced by artisans.

Upon arrival to tequila,  settle into your charming hotel located at the foot of the volcano just off the main square. Rest, refresh and prepare yourself for this evening experience which is a private lesson to discover how it feels to be a master tequilero. Learn to combine the different flavor and scents,  take a home a “damajuana” of a personal blend of tequila, and enjoy a tasting of the Maestro Tequilero range. 
Overnight: Solar de las Animas

Day 7: VIP Exclusive Tequila Experience

Today is a full day exclusive tour of the Mexican Magic Town of Tequila. Prepare yourself to learn and live all about the fascinating and world renowned Tequila!

The experience includes an agave orientation in live working fields, participating in harvest with jimadores, and a private tour of tasting with exclusive access at Fortaleza  which uses the most traditional process in the industry, made by a fifth generation tequilero descended from the Sauza dynasty.

For lunch you experience the local culture and cuisine with a Jaliscan Lunch at Municipal Market of Tequila, and continue on for a Tour and Tasting at La Tequileña – a modern boutique distillery of the legendary Fonseca Family. Experience the differences of a more modern process and taste exquisite añejo and extra-añejo tequilas owned by Enrique Fonseca, widely regarded as the most brilliant barrel blender in the industry.

Later this afternoon enjoy a guided walking tour of Tequila’s historic center, including the world famous Cantina La Capilla. Say good bye to your expert guide and enjoy rest of evening at leisure! 
Overnight: Solar de las Animas

Day 8: Departure Day

Private Transfer from Tequila to Guadalajara for departure flight.

Dates

Our trips are fully customized, allowing us to build your itinerary for any time of the year.

Prices

Our custom-tailored journeys start from $800 USD per day for two travelers. Contact us today to discuss your travel desires and design a personalized proposal with exact pricing.

Please note, our pricing guideline is a starting from price and is not necessarily applicable to the suggested hotels contained within the suggested itineraries on this web site. Itineraries are customized prior to final pricing.