Our most recommended things to do in Santiago de Querétaro

Querétaro: City Tour in a Classic Ford T Vehicle

1. Querétaro: City Tour in a Classic Ford T Vehicle

Travel back in time aboard the vehicles of the early twentieth century. We have 3 options to visit from the area of the old convent, the main temples and colonial mansions. A tour host will narrate throughout the tour the stories, legends and traditions of the city. You will learn about the way of life of the Queretaro society, its characters that forged the history of the Mexican nation, as the cradle of independence, the end of the second empire and the promulgation of the political constitution of the country.

From Santiago de Querétaro: Cheese, Wine, and Towns Day Trip

2. From Santiago de Querétaro: Cheese, Wine, and Towns Day Trip

The following places are visited: - A cheese shop called "La Mexicana". Here you'll have the opportunity to taste 14 different cheese with two glasses of Queretaro wine. All this with the company of a sommelier who will be guiding you during the experience. - A vineyard. Here you'll learn about the elaboration process of the wine from the sowing to the final product. After that, you'll have the opportunity to taste the delicious wine and you'll receive the wine glass as a gift (The vineyard to visit depends on the logistic of the tour. It can be Freixenet or it can be Los Aztecas). - The magic town of San Sebastián de Bernal. Here you'll have some free time to enjoy the place. - The magic town of Tequisquiapan. Here you'll have some free time as well to enjoy the place. The van leaves at 9 o'clock in the morning from the Corregidora monument that you can find in the historical downtown of Queretaro and you arrive at the same place at 7 o'clock in the afternoon.

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.

From Querétaro: A Trolley Tour Around Querétaro's downtown

4. From Querétaro: A Trolley Tour Around Querétaro's downtown

Get to know Queretaro’s downtown with the 2 different routes the trolley has to offer: Aqueduct route: Here, you’ll learn local history, the founding and the legend of creation of Queretaro. This route has a stop of 15 min. in the Santa Cruz church and the Founders' Plaza. Hill of Bells route: In this one you’ll learn national history of Mexico, the fall of the second empire in Mexico and the execution of Maximilian of Habsburg. This route has a stop of 15 min. in the Hill of Bells where Maximilian was killed (the park has a cost of $6 pesos that’s not included in the price of the trolley). The full tour has a duration of 2 hours including the stops in each route. Finally, arrive at the same place where the tour started and that one will be the end of the tour.

From Querétaro: Haciendas, Wineries, and Magical Towns

5. 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 1 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.

Querétaro: Walking tour Centro Historico - Occidente

6. Querétaro: Walking tour Centro Historico - Occidente

Discover the history of the city of Santiago de Querétaro on a walk through the main streets, explore its temples and convents, listen to the history of the beginning of the independence of Mexico, marvel at the baroque architecture of the old houses. The visit is carried out in the company of one of our hosts and tourist guides. The tour begins in the Plaza de Armas and ends in front of the Temple of Santa Rosa de Viterbo. You will enjoy a walk full of stories, legends and the history of Querétaro.

From CDMX: Private tour to Peña de Bernal & Freixenet Winery

7. From CDMX: Private tour to Peña de Bernal & Freixenet Winery

Join a day trip from Mexico City that will introduce you to highlights of the Queretaro region on a private excursion. Check out the impressive landscapes of Peña de Bernal, explore that magical town of Bernal, and enjoy a wine tasting and tour at the renowned Freixenet Winery! Depart from Mexico City on private transportation and admire the landscapes of central Mexico on the way to the first destination: Peña de Bernal. See the unique rock formations and take some pictures of this impressive landscape. Afterward, head down to the town of Bernal and enjoy some free time to do what best suits you, go shopping or explore its charming streets. Then, head to Freixenet Winery and enjoy a full guided visit around the facilities, visiting their 25m deep wine cellars where you will learn everything about the production process of the wine that is made here. During the tour, you will have the opportunity to taste three different types of wine and five mixed tapas. To end the afternoon, wander around the winery and enjoy free time on the property before returning to Mexico City. Whether you are into wine or not, this tour is perfect if you are searching for new and different experiences!

Tour & Hotel: Queretaro, Guanajuato & San Miguel de Allende

8. Tour & Hotel: Queretaro, Guanajuato & San Miguel de Allende

This captivating tour, complete with accommodation, offers you a chance to explore the most iconic attractions of remarkable cities. Your adventure starts with a breathtaking panoramic view of Queretaro from Mirador Los Arcos, accompanied by fascinating historical insights shared by your guide. Leave no stone unturned as you visit the city's most significant landmarks, including Santa Cruz de los Milagros Temple and Exconvent. Discover the grandeur of the Santiago Apostol Parish and its famed baroque patio. Stroll through the picturesque gardens of Plaza de la Corregidora and conclude your guided tour at the Teatro de la República. After indulging in free time, you'll be whisked away to your comfortable three-star hotel in Guanajuato. As night falls, brace yourself for a captivating nocturnal expedition through the city's enchanting streets. Marvel at the beauty of the iconic Garden of La Paz. Be amazed by the oldest sculpture of the Virgin Mary in the Americas at the esteemed Basilica of Guanajuato. Admire the architectural masterpiece that is Teatro Juárez, inspired by the grand temples of ancient Greece. Complete your Guanajuato experience with a traditional Callejoneada, a delightful journey through the city's emblematic alleys accompanied by the tunas, a lively musical group reminiscent of a Spanish tradition from the seventeenth century. The following day, venture back in time as you explore the picturesque Plaza del Baratillo, a must-see spot that embodies the essence of Guanajuato. Traverse the former birth house of the renowned artist Diego Rivera and immerse yourself in the captivating history and architectural splendor of the University of Guanajuato and the Alhondiga de Granaditas. Before bidding farewell to Guanajuato, you'll have free time to meander through a Handicraft Market, where you can marvel at local craftsmanship and acquire a meaningful souvenir. San Miguel de Allende, a city celebrated for its traditional Spanish Baroque architecture and vibrant cultural festivals, sets the stage for the grand finale of your tour. Begin your journey at the Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, an exquisite parish that stands as an iconic symbol of the city. Delve into its captivating gardens, uncovering the rich history and intriguing secrets. Continue your exploration with a visit to the intriguing Temple of San Francisco, a subject of architectural debate among experts. Acquaint yourself with iconic sites such as the Casa de Allende, the School of Arts, and the Civic Plaza.

Queretaro: Rancho Santa Marina Farm Tour in Spanish

9. Queretaro: Rancho Santa Marina Farm Tour in Spanish

Visit Rancho Santa Marina on a guided tour. See the animals grazing, the orchard, and organic vineyard. Visit the cheese-making factory and natural maturing cellar. Taste wine and organic cheeses. Arrive at the ranch and begin your tour at the main entrance. Meet the animal community which lives in a free, mixed-grazing environment. Go to the greenhouse, organic vineyard, and cheese-making factory. Tour the natural maturing cellar, where the cheeses acquire their unique taste. Continue to the tasting room, where you will sample organic cheeses and local wine. Eat artisan bread. Finish your tour of the ranch.

Queretaro Sierra Gorda Complete Tour

10. Queretaro Sierra Gorda Complete Tour

We begin this great experience by picking you up at the hotel to start from there with a great adventure. We will start and we will travel approximately 2 hours to reach the first place to visit, Pinal de amoles with its unique peculiar touch. Now named magical town. Then we will take you to taste the typical food from Queretaro, not included. We will arrive at places of waterfalls, rivers and abundant nature, we will visit such wonderful places. We will visit a magical town called Peña de Bernal, which is a huge monolith that is so unique All entrance fees are included. This tour is a full day from sunrise to sunset.

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We enjoyed having our first view of the city in a comfortable way while learning about the city with a great guide.

Fantastic day! Highly recommended... extremely knowledgeable guide.

Fun and knowledgeable. The cars were so cool and comfortable.

Great way to see Queretaro and learn it’s colorful history.

Alex was very knowledgeable and an excellent guide.