The Best Walking Tours to Take in Puebla, Mexico

Puebla, Mexico
Puebla, Mexico | © Russ Bowling / Flickr

Exploring the colonial gem Puebla City is as simple as lacing up your sneakers. There are tours for exploring food, art, culture, and history in this historically important part of the country. Come explore this fascinating Mexican city with this selection of the best walking tours.

A Taste of Puebla

One of Mexico City’s most renowned food tour companies, Eat Mexico, operates in Puebla and offers the A Taste of Puebla tour that takes visitors on a culinary safari through one of Mexico’s most important food cities. This tour takes you to local food stands, a classic taquería, and a local market, giving you the full spectrum of what makes food in Puebla so special.

Cemita sandwich

Custom tours of Puebla

Local tour guide and Poblano native Carlos Rivera is a certified Puebla guide and comes highly recommended from dozens of sources. He offers various Puebla tours that include a city walking tour, a Puebla food tour, and a Talavera pottery tour, but he will also customize a walking tour to suit your interests and needs. Especially cool is the Puebla street-art tour.

Puebla street art

Tours by Locals

The tour company Tours by Locals offers three Puebla tours given by two different local tour guides. The Puebla Street Food tour will allow you to sample Poblano cuisine on the street, and the Day of the Dead tour in October and November is a unique look at a special Mexican holiday that is very important in central Mexico.

Tia Stephanie’s tours

Tia Stephanie’s Puebla tour is a little more elaborate than some others on this list. It’s an eight-day, nine-night tour that starts in Mexico City and takes you all over Puebla state enjoying the region’s food, crafts, and culture. The itinerary includes walking tours in Puebla and other important towns in the state, visits to Talavera factories, and food tastings.

Talavera pottery

Puebla Tour Leyendas

If you speak Spanish and are into ghost stories and legends, you can join the TipTours Puebla Tour Leyendas which is part walking, part tram rides through the city where costumed characters tell the stories and myths of this great city. This nighttime tour is only offered on Saturdays, and will introduce you to a whole other side of Puebla.

Puebla Walking tour

Understand Mexico is based in Mexico City, but offers a walking tour of Puebla that includes a little bit of everything: the cathedral, the Palafox Library, the Deacon Museum, the Serdan Museum, the Santo Domingo Church, and the Amparo Museum, alongside stops at some of the local candy shops for which Puebla is famous and to try some regional delicacies. They will also create a custom tour for you, depending on your interests.

Palafoxania Library

Self-guided walking tours

Maybe you’re more of a go-it-on-your-own kind of traveler? If so, you will appreciate the variety of self-guided walking tours offered by gpscity.com. There are museum tours, sightseeing tours around the city, a walking tour that takes you to the best shopping spots, and a general Puebla City orientation, all taken at your own pace and without the need to pay a guide.

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