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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.

Santiago de Querétaro: Tour with Theatrical Performances

3. Santiago de Querétaro: Tour with Theatrical Performances

Combine the adventure of a walking tour with the fun of a theatrical performance on this walking tour in the historic center of Santiago de Querétaro. See grand historical buildings and monuments and watch as legendary stories are performed by costumed actors. Meet your guide at the entrance of the Zacatecana House Museum. Step into a world where anything is possible as legendary characters reenact their parts in old stories. Feel the thrill of watching trained actors give new life and meaning to old tales. Take in the beautiful period costumes which flow seamlessly into the stately colonial architecture in the Old Town. Follow your guide through the highlights in the neighborhood of the Cross. Finish your tour at the stunning monument of Santiago Apostol riding a horse.

Queretaro: Rancho Santa Marina Farm Tour in Spanish

4. Queretaro: Rancho Santa Marina Farm Tour in Spanish

Visit Rancho Santa Marina and enjoy a unique day connecting with nature with your family and friends. Walk through the meadows, the orchard, and the beautiful vineyard. See the community of goats and sheep and take in the countryside and nature on this open-air tour. Go inside a local cheese factory and peek in the maturing cellar. Enjoy a tasting of sheep's cheeses and local wine or craft beer to go along with it. Enjoy a 4-course menu prepared by the Santa Marina Farm chef, using the ranch's philosophy using locally-sourced food. All of the ingredients come from the ranch and local suppliers, are fair trade, and respect nature above all else.

From Queretaro: Cave Descent in Sierra Gorda of Guanajuato

5. From Queretaro: Cave Descent in Sierra Gorda of Guanajuato

Travel to the astonishing Sierra Gorda of Guanajuato. You will start your tour with an easy hike with amazing views for around 20 minutes until you reach the cave. Then you will get ready with your headlamp to start the descent into the cave. Inside you will walk, crawl and sneak through some chambers and narrow tunnels, you will live the experience of being in complete silence and darkness. After reaching the exit, you will hike back to the vehicle. Then you will meet local people and taste the most delicious food of the region.

Queretaro: Local Wine and Liquor Tasting at Rural Distillery

6. Queretaro: Local Wine and Liquor 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.

Santiago de Querétaro: 8-Hour Guided Mountain Bike Adventure

7. Santiago de Querétaro: 8-Hour Guided Mountain Bike Adventure

You’ll begin your one-of-kind mountain bike adventure by traveling to Peñamiller, where you'll enjoy the natural wonders of the Sierra Gorda of Querétaro. Here, you’ll get started by preparing for your 8-hour guided escapade with all the right equipment. As you ride, you’ll be amazed by the awe-inspiring vastness of the canyon and the gorgeous surrounding panoramic views along your route. At the midway point of your trip, you’ll stop off at Estorax River to refresh and take a break, swimming in the fresh water and resting your legs a little before beginning the return journey. Finally, once you’ve made it back, you can find yourself a well-deserved traditional Mexican meal to round things off.

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.

Queretaro: Rural Distillery Whiskey Tasting Tour

9. 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.

Querétaro: Rural Distillery Mezcal Tasting Tour

10. 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.

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What are the best day trips and excursions from Santiago de Querétaro?

The best day trips and excursions from Santiago de Querétaro are:

Pena de Bernal

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What people are saying about Santiago de Querétaro

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 38 reviews

We loved all the stops on this trip and our guide Alejandro was really well versed on the history of the areas. Would highly recommend this tour.

Alex was an awesome guide! Knowledgeable, funny, friendly and organized! A memorable experience you dont want to miss! Worth every penny!

The guide was amazing! The Classic car is beautiful and fun. We were able to learn many things about Queretaro.

Great ride with lots of history. Alejandro was an excellent tour guide.

This classic car is beyond cool! You must ride in it through Queretaro