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Premium Guanajuato Historic Tour

Guanajuato, Mexico

Experience hosted by Tim

4 hours
Includes food, drinks, tickets, transportation
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English, Spanish

What you'll do

You will spend four hours immersed in the history, the traditions, and the numerous back alleys of Guanajuato, Mexico and see it through a local's eyes. It was founded as a colonial silver mining center, was the site of the first battle of the 1810 Mexican Revolution, and is now a thriving University town with a 3-week annual festival. So there are hundreds of years of stories in these walls and up the pedestrian-only callejones of the hillsides. The tour will traverse the city on foot and visit your choice of two intimate museums along the way, including the boyhood home of Diego Rivera or grand Teatro Juarez. It ends at a rooftop bar or plaza cafe to see the city from a different angle. All admissions and expenses are included.
Other things to note
This premium tour is four to five hours, so eat a good breakfast before departure. Apply sunscreen, bring drinking water, and wear good walking shoes!
You will spend four hours immersed in the history, the traditions, and the numerous back alleys of Guanajuato, Mexico and see it through a local's eyes. It was founded as a colonial silver mining center, was the site of the first battle of the 1810 Mexican Revolution, and is now a thriving University town with a 3-week annual festival. So there are hundreds of years of stories in these walls and up the pedestrian-only callejones of the hillsides…

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What's included

  • Food
    If you get a little hungry, we'll try a local snack like Mexican corn, a ta...
  • Drinks
    We will end the tour with something to drink at a rooftop bar or plaza cafe...
  • Tickets
    Admission to two or three museums (depending on time) are included in the p...
  • Transportation
    Optional: We ride a funicular up to an overview point to get a panoramic vi...
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Sat, 17 Apr
$63 per person
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Sun, 18 Apr
$63 per person
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Tue, 20 Apr
$63 per person
$63 per person

Meet your host, Tim

Host on Airbnb since 2012
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I am the founder of Guanajuato Street Food Tours, established in 2015, which does day food tours and night bar and tacos tours in this historic UNESCO World Heritage city. I employ five bilingual guides who have been guiding these tours and historic walking tours for years in their home town---my adopted home. We are offering a premium historic tour for those visitors who want a more in-depth, personalized experience that includes several intimate museums and secret spots.

Please note that we are following all Airbnb protocols and then some to ensure safe tours with a minimum of personal contact. We are temporarily limiting group sizes to 4. If you have a larger group, we will split it up with two guides to maintain distancing. Thank you for your understanding.
I am the founder of Guanajuato Street Food Tours, established in 2015, which does day food tours and night bar and tacos tours in this historic UNESCO World Heritage city. I employ five bilingual guides who have been guiding these tours and historic walking tours for years in their home town---my adopted home. We are offering a premium historic tour for those visitors who want a more in-depth, personalized experience that includes several intimate museums and secret spots.

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Where you'll be

We will meet in front of the Don Quixote Museum, then pass Teatro Cervantes, Teatro Juarez, and the original road leading into the city over the mountains. We'll make our way through the winding city, up to an overlook via a funicular, and down pedestrian-only alleys to the largest market and multiple historic sites. We will go beyond the standard rote attractions and explore the city in depth. Then a deserved rest at the end at a cafe.
Connie
April 2021
John was a great guide and very knowledgeable about Guanajuato and it's history. He tailored the tour to our physical strengths and let us rest often.
Carlos
April 2021
El tour fue tal como lo esperaba o incluso mejor. Dante, el guía, estaba muy preparado y respondió a todas nuestras preguntas con mucho más detalle del que esperaba. Fue genial entender como la ciudad -su arquitectura y su gente- se configuraron a través de hechos históricos muy particulares. Fue como estar en un seminario de historia a la vez que recorríamos tranquilamente la ciudad, acompañados por un rico champurrado y unas deliciosas y muy originales nieves.
El tour fue tal como lo esperaba o incluso mejor. Dante, el guía, estaba muy preparado y respondió a todas nuestras preguntas con mucho más detalle del que esperaba. Fue genial ent…
Hoang
March 2021
Our guide was John. The tour had good pacing and we were thoroughly interested throughout the tour! John is knowledgeable and just felt like we were meeting with an old friend who was showing us around. John has another passion too that we got to see at night! Would definitely take this tour again with John.
Our guide was John. The tour had good pacing and we were thoroughly interested throughout the tour! John is knowledgeable and just felt like we were meeting with an old friend who…
Waltraud
March 2021
Great experience. Dante, our guide, was very knowledgeable and could answer any question on history, local customs and Mexican traditions. He also made sure we tried delicious street food at various stops. Can highly recommend this tour!
Desiree
March 2021
This was a wonderful way to explore and learn about Guanajuato! John was nice, laidback, and very informative with lots of history to share. We stopped by a couple lovely museums and took a ride on the funicular for spectacular views of the city! We made a couple delicious food stops as well. Highly recommend!
This was a wonderful way to explore and learn about Guanajuato! John was nice, laidback, and very informative with lots of history to share. We stopped by a couple lovely museums a…
Mark
March 2021
Our guide Jorge was a local that was very informative and knowledgeable about the city. His English was good, it’s a tour around the city well laid out. Pass by a couple museums, (Don Xiote didn’t go inside) recommend the Diego Rivera House. 4 magical churches, and callejones, the market muy bueno! Lots of walking, it’s a hilly city, the history of Guanajuato is a must know to understand. Ask questions, he knows the answers!
Our guide Jorge was a local that was very informative and knowledgeable about the city. His English was good, it’s a tour around the city well laid out. Pass by a couple museums,…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

This is an outdoor walking tour, so wear comfortable shoes and apply sunscreen. Bring drinking water, sunglasses, and an umbrella or raincoat if it looks like rain.