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Day trip to Queretaro

DAY TRIP TO QUERETARO

Our day trip to Queretaro departs from Mexico City, San Miguel de Allende, and Guanajuato City. This is a customized day tour for those who are looking for a more organized, luxurious, and comfortable day trip to Queretaro with a one-of-a-kind itinerary from our #SupportLocal project.

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  • Go on a day trip to Queretaro from Mexico City, Guanajuato City, or San Miguel de Allende.
  • Expert tour leaders from Queretaro
  • Visit Peña de Bernal, the tallest monolith in Mexico
  • Eat traditional food from the state of Queretaro
  • Go around magical towns
  • Go to a local brandy and whiskey brewery in Queretaro
  • Gourmet lunch from a 5-star Mexican chef
  • Wine tasting at a top winery in Queretaro
  • Dinner after the wine-tasting tour
  • This tour ends at 6:00 PM

🗺️ Queretaro day trip Itinerary

The driver will pick you up at your hotel in Mexico City, San Miguel de Allende, and Queretaro. This is a private service exclusive to your group.

Please make sure to be at the lobby of your hotel at 6:50 AM. The driver will communicate with you via Whatsapp so make sure you have it downloaded before your arrival in Mexico City.

If you are driving yourself to Queretaro, please make sure to be at the meeting point in Peña de Bernal by 8:50 AM.

Driving distance from starting point:

  • From Mexico City to Queretaro: 3 hours [228 km / 141 miles]
  • From San Miguel de Allende to Queretaro: 1h 45m [116 km / 72 miles]
  • From Guanajuato to Queretaro: 3 hours [206 km / 128 miles]

Queretero is known for its cuisine so it is only appropriate to start your day with the traditional gorditas, a handmade tortilla filled with pork rhines and cooked using a comal. Another traditional drink that will be served here is cafe de olla, a Mexican coffee made by boiling water with a cinnamon stick and other spices.

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After breakfast, you will go around the town of Peña de Bernal and see the tallest monolith in Mexico. Peña de Bernal is a pueblo magico (magical town) so you will see colorful, narrow streets during the walk.

Travel time from Peña de Bernal to San Martin: 19 minutes

By midday, you will arrive at one of the top vineyards and wineries in Queretaro in the town of San Martin. You will immediately start the tour at the vineyard with a professional wine sommelier. While walking in the vineyards, you will already taste a few glasses while being introduced to the wine production in Queretaro.

After which, you will go on a full tour of their underground cellar to taste more beers. The tour will end at the wine boutique shop of the winery where you can buy souvenirs to take home. Shopping is not required so you can go straight to the restaurant for your big lunch.

After shopping at the boutique, you will climb a spiral staircase that is connected to the rooftop terrace with large glass windows, overlooking the vineyard and Bernal’s Peak. The restaurant at the winery has a loyal following. Many Mexicans rave about their food and it did not fail!

The highlight was the big platter of rib-eye steak that is slowly removed from the bones and topped with gravy. This platter is big and is enough for 4 people.

Lunch inclusions

  • Steak for 2-4 people (pictured below)
  • 1 big salad plate
  • Not included: drinks, desserts, and extras such as side dishes

Travel time from San Martin to Rancho el Oporto: 25 minutes

The final stop is at Rancho El Oporto where you will start the whiskey tasting. First, you will get to know their 4 premium whiskey brands in a barn-like setting filled with hay. These whiskeys have different corn flavors sourced from local farmers in different states of Mexico.

After the heavy alcohol tasting and getting to know the rich history of corn in Mexico, you will proceed to the garden for an early dinner/snack.

Every year, they change their chef for a whole season so if you come here next year and don’t see the same exact menu that we’ve tried, they probably changed the chef and the menu.

Like the corn types, they would also like to integrate all the dishes of Mexico to come together in Queretaro. This way, travelers and locals will get to have a taste of all the different treats of Mexican cuisine.

This day trip to Queretaro is expected to finish at 6:00 PM. If you want to stay longer and enjoy more drinks, please let us know so we can inform the drive to wait for you. You are expected to be back in Mexico City, San Miguel de Allende, or Guanajuato City by 8:00 PM, all dependent on what time you left Queretaro.

✅ What’s included?

  • An expert tour leader all throughout
  • All ground transportation
  • Breakfast at a local eatery
  • Wine tasting at a winery
  • Lunch at the winery
  • Whiskey tasting
  • Gourmet dinner from a 5-star chef
  • Entrance fees to all sites and landmarks
  • Water throughout the trip
  • Pre-trip assistance via Whatsapp or e-mail
  • Cheap flight booking assistance from our airline insiders

❎ What’s NOT included?

  • Flights to and from Queretaro
  • Travel Insurance (mandatory): you can book with SafetyWing for only US$40!
  • Passport/visa fees and COVID testing (if applicable)
  • Other expenses that are not listed above
  • Tips for the guides

❌ Cancellation Policy

  • Partial refund 7 days before the trip (16% Mexico IVA tax charged)
  • 100% refund for Insider VIP Gold Members 7 days before the trip

💳 Reserve your day trip to Queretaro

  • The booking window for this day trip to Queretaro is 10 days.
  • The minimum number of travelers to book this tour is 2 pax.
  • Gold Members of our Insider VIP travel get a 20% discount while Platinum Members get a 15% discount on all tours (early bird or not)
  • Subscribe to our unique tours and experiences newsletter to get a special discount code via e-mail.

All-inclusive

$150 / person

all-inclusive price

WITHOUT TRANSPORTATION

$125 / person

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