Explore Guadalajara’s Unique Culture Through These Guided Tours

Immerse yourself in the unique culture of Guadalajara
Immerse yourself in the unique culture of Guadalajara | © Jorge Garrido / Alamy Stock Photo

Murals and architectural styles are some of Guadalajara’s cultural exports, but the best well known is perhaps tequila. These guided tours give an overview of the unique offerings of Mexico’s “Pearl of the West.”

Guadalajara, Mexico’s second largest city, is a tech hub looking ahead while deeply indebted to its past. Tequila and mariachi are as important to the city’s character as the software and computer equipment produced there. And as home to the world’s largest Spanish-language book fair and an international film festival, its cosmopolitan reach is wide. Culture Trip has assembled a list of tours centered on tequila, though offering up a diverse overview of Guadalajara’s culture.

ToursFull-Day Tequila Tour from Guadalajara
From $66 per person
6 to 7 hours
4.8 (8)
Live the experience in the magic village of Tequila on this half-day cultural tour from Guadalajara. You will get to harvest the fields of agave, taste tequila at a distillery and learn all about this famous drink.
ClassPremium Crafted Tequila Experience (Small Group)
From $139 per person
6 to 9 hours
5 (4)
Hi! Welcome to the only professional tequila experience. My name is Giancarlo, and I’ve been studying the tequila process for the last five years and making tequila tours for more than four years. One day I quit my job at the lab to become a conscious tequila and mezcal blogger, and I founded The Agave Experience to promote the crafted drinks and food of my country to the world. My tour is unique: I’m not just a tour guide, I’m a BIOLOGIST who has been learning and experiencing the process for the last four years.I am currently studying to become a MAESTRO TEQUILERO at UAG. Due to my master’s, I’m making a professional team with proper knowledge that will make an exceptional tour. 100% Trust. Personalized with a broad explanation of the process. We only work with the local and family businesses: small production, big passion.Vegetarians and Vegans welcome. If you are looking to have a real experience tequila tour and not a party one, this is for you. NO CROWDS, NO BUSES. ALL INCLUDED.

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ToursMexican Muralism Cultural Tour in Guadalajara
From $60 per person
4 hours
5 (3)
Enjoy the architectural beauty and the historical and cultural significance of Guadalajara as you learn about Orozco and his murals on this half-day tour. Your tour includes transport and a professional guide.A maximum of 6 people per booking.
AdmissionGuadalajara and Tlaquepaque City Sightseeing Tour
From $55 per person
6 hours
4.2 (49)
View the magnificent architecture of Guadalajara and the beautiful handicrafts of Tlaquepaque! During your sightseeing tour, you’ll stop at important landmarks in Guadalajara’s historical downtown, full of colonial buildings like the main Cathedral and Teatro Degollado (Degollado Theater). Walk through the enormous Mercado Libertad (Liberty Market) before continuing by air-conditioned minivan to nearby Tlaquepaque, where you’ll have time to stroll the cobblestone streets and crafts market.

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