Puebla and Cholula Full-Day Tour from Mexico City

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Puebla and Cholula Full-Day Tour from Mexico City
from USD $56.10
Enjoy a full day tour to the most beautiful and important historical sites outside Mexico City, Cholula and Puebla. Located just two hours from Mexico's capital, each town has a rich culture and you'll get to see each accompanied by a heritage interpreter guide who will get you closer to the history and understanding of these places.

You will start driving from Mexico City and cross the highway with the mountains in the backdrop, towards the east side of the city.
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In Brief

Ciudad de México, Mexico
11 hours
Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
Great overview and orientation of the city
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Shrine of Our Lady of Remedies, Ferrocarril, San Miguel, Zona Arqueológica San Andrés Cholula, 72760 San Andrés Cholula, Pue., Mexico

You will enjoy a visit to the "Santuario de la virgen de los Remedios" built on the top of the pyramid of Cholula

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Parroquia de San Andres Cholula, 16 de Septiembre No. 101 Col. Centro SAN ANDRÉS CHOLULA, San Pedro Cholula Mexico

Admire breathtaking views and beautiful scenery of Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl volcanoes and get to the town of Cholula. Here, you'll learn a bit more about it and see some of its hundreds of churches.

Then, you’ll head to see the impressive church of Santa María de Tonantzintla which is of indigenous Baroque style and is an impressive building. It stands out for its interior decorated in gold and the wealth of its elements.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Church of Santa Maria Tonanzintla, Avenue Reforma Norte, Santa Maria Tonantzintla Mexico

Then, you’ll head to see the impressive church of Santa María de Tonantzintla which is of indigenous Baroque style and is an impressive building. It stands out for its interior decorated in gold and the wealth of its elements.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Zocalo, Puebla Mexico

After visiting Tonantzintla, you’ll head to the city of Puebla, located just a 15-minute drive away from Cholula. Puebla is popularly known as the “City of Angels." Here, you can enjoy a delicious lunch (not included). The variety of cuisine is rich in Puebla so you can choose from a simple and traditional “semita“ to an exquisite and laborious “mole Poblano.“

After lunch, you will have a walking tour through the beautiful historic center of this city where you can see the buildings from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Church of Santo Domingo (Iglesia de Santo Domingo), Puebla Mexico

Continue the experience visiting the Plaza de Armas & the Cathedral and the Church of Santo Domingo. Other points of interest you'll visit include the craft market where you can find beautiful works in the traditional Talavera or delicious sweets such as sweet potatoes prepared in different flavors.

Duration: 1 hour


  • Professional guide
  • Transport from central meeting points


  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Departure Point

1: Auditorio Nacional, Bosque de Chapultepec I Secc, 11100 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
2: Hotel NH Collection Mexico City Reforma, Calle Liverpool 155, Juárez, Cuauhtémoc, 06600 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
3: Bellas Artes, Historic center of Mexico City, Guerrero, 06300 Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour involves a moderate amount of walking on irregular ground, so we advise you to wear comfortable shoes
  • Please be at the meeting point of your preference 10 minutes earlier
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This is a Bilingual Tour
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.79 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Great guide. Fabio gave detailed info in a timely manner. He knows his stuff and was multi lingual at the same time
• Submitted 30 Jan 2020
Fabio was an absolutely amazing guide. He bounced seamlessly between three languages trying to make sure that everyone understood. He was also a true expert in his field. Every question we had, he had an answer for. He was very professional and personable and was one of the best guides I have ever experienced
• Submitted 25 Oct 2019
highly recommended
• Submitted 10 Apr 2018
Amigo Tours it is! Jocelyn, our tour guide is very nice, friendly and knowledgeable about the history of Mexico. Highly recommended!
• Submitted 20 Feb 2018
Very well organized--Great guide Joselyn. Highly recommended tour -- there is traffic getting in and out of Mexico city but Cholula and Puebla are worth a visit
• Submitted 15 Feb 2018
Puebla and Cholula are well worth taking this tour. Our bus was about 15 minutes late, but given the traffic in Mexico City this was not bad. Our tour guide was GREAT! We learned so much about the history of Mexico during the drive to Mexico. This is an all day tour. We did not get back until about 8:30pm, but it was worth it.
• Submitted 15 Jan 2018
Muy buena experiencia
• Submitted 26 Dec 2017
Great day out and really good value. Our guide Sergio was fantastic - really knowledgeable, friendly, welcoming and spoke excellent English. There's a lot to see in Puebla but the day was a really good introduction to it and we saw some stunning churches and beautiful buildings. The restaurant chosen for lunch was really good - clean and had a good selection of traditional food. I also really enjoyed the journey there and back - watching roadside life and seeing just how big Mexico City is. We visited shortly after the earthquake but that didn't impact our visit. The best way to help the country get back to normal is to visit and spend your tourist pesos. You'll be made very welcome.
• Submitted 18 Oct 2017
Very nice tour. I saw must of colonial history . Amazing cities, amazing buildings and gardens, beautiful streets and markets. You can see old library, big churches from the hills, try local food, buy atractive home made souvenirs. Our guide was perfect and very comfortable trip. I like this trip and recommend it to everybody who visit Mexico.
• Submitted 16 Oct 2017
Great experience and nice escape from Mexico City!
• Submitted 27 Sep 2017
• Submitted 18 Sep 2017
The tour guide was amazing. He translated everything in Spanish and English. He was very friendly and knowledgeable. The tour organizer was great as well. I saw her running around before the buses left making sure very thing was good to go. The bus was easy to recognize and they did a great job at giving us time to look around. The drive there was longer than I expected so the tour definitely took all day 8:30 AM till 8 PM. I'm happy I got to go see both places, but I think it would be worth my while to go back to Puebla on my own to see the city more.
• Submitted 09 Sep 2017
Excellent tour that provides the opportunity to get out of the busy city to see the countryside and visit the beautiful pyrymid, church and city of Pueblo / Cholula. Seeing an actual smoking volcano was amazing!!
• Submitted 03 Aug 2017
I don't normally do tours and this one changed my mind about them. It was the highlight of my trip. Ernesto was so knowledgeable and personable, I wish I could have recorded all his stories. It's why I chose Mexico, for its fantastic history, traditions and of course the food.
• Submitted 08 May 2017
Nice trip. Puebla city is a peaceful Town and Tour guy is great, fun and knowledgeable about history of the Churches.
• Submitted 25 Apr 2017
This was a great tour. Nice to get out of the City and see the volcanoes. Cholula was beautiful, but I enjoyed walking around old town Puebla and eating in the local restaurants. Amigo tours provided an excellent guide Kevin who had great passion for the history of the area. The rest stops were well planned as well as the meeting and drop-offs.
• Submitted 20 Apr 2017
Great tour. Beautiful cities. In Cholula, the only stop is to walk to the top of the pyramid to see the chapel. It is strenuous. Be sure to have water and wear good shoes. There is shopping close by if you dont want to see the chapel. In Puebla, the restaurant was so-so. The buffet was 140 mx or you could order a la carte, which is what I would recommend....or just get out and explore the town. Eventually we were taken to the Candy Street and told to meet in 40 minutes. It was hardly enough time to get to the meeting place. Other than that, all good.
• Submitted 21 Jan 2017
This tour was amazing! Jerson our guide was very knowledgeable about everything! And very polite,funny, friendly and helpful! Our driver was very Profesional!! I will do this tour again and will definitely recommend it to my friends.
• Submitted 30 Jan 2016
Great Guide and great bunch of people on the tour. We started with a tour of Puebla, had quite a bit of free time to discover the craft market or if you wanted art of the city and headed for lunch as nobody in our group booked the lunch we all ended up in a couple different restaurants. We then went to visit the Cathedral and headed to Cholula to visit the Church of Santo Domingo. If you have time, try to get to the Pyramid as well.
• Submitted 25 Jan 2016
A parcel of colonial cities in Mexico are a must-see. Puebla and Cholula are novel in historical, cultural and on-going contexts. The current vibe exudes and will be back to explore these at leisure. Additionally, the Puebla Parian Market was an eye opener on the look-out for black clay sculpture or vase with engaging locals that were easy going and relaxed. This English speaking tour was mostly done in Spanish to the detriment of my spouse who was lost. The frequent reminders to the guide did little to to make the situation better. Had to do the translation. Saludos, hasta que nos encontramos otra vez!
• Submitted 24 May 2018
Cool Trip, liked Puebla the best.
• Submitted 14 Mar 2018
Thoroughly enjoyed the trip. It was sad to see the damage to the architecture because of the recent earthquake. Was a long day. I recommend this trip to those who are spending few days in Mexico city.
• Submitted 24 Jan 2018
Nice tour
• Submitted 30 Dec 2017
Traveling as a female alone in Mexico City, with no Spanish, allowed me to appreciate these tours. I would not drive in Mexico City, therefore this was the best choice. I reserved this on Christmas day...I expected the cities and towns to be somewhat quiet and dead...but they were packed with locals and tourists. If you want to get out of Mexico City, get some great views away from the city, including the volcanoes...it is worth your while. Fabulous shots of the volcanoes and also life outside Mexico City. The bus driver and tour guides are always excellent and to their best to make it a wonderful experience for all. I am a CC points woman, and use my CC as much as possible to earn points towards free flights. This was my 4th and last tour I took. The 3 prior I had no problem paying for anything with CC. But, on this 4th one...the place they took us to lunch, offered a buffet. But, I chose to order off the menu. When it was time to pay, they had issues with their CC machine and I had to go looking for a safe ATM to get cash to pay. This was somewhat an inconvenience, considering you would rather explore...but the guide was EXTREMELY helpful and managed to find a safe area filled with ATM's and bring me to it. I would have preferred to eat in another restaurant near the park though. The restaurant the tour takes you to, was OKAY but empty. Having been in the restaurant business...the less people, the less the food is fresh. Considering the restaurants near the square were packed, I would ask tour guide where to meet, and venture off on my own to eat. As other reviews mention, the time to get there and back, is definitely an issue. But again, for me...a woman alone, no Spanish...it served a wonderful purpose. The other tours with Amigos had a large bus. This particular tour, had a smaller Mercedes bus. I would have preferred the larger more roomier bus for such a long trip. The Mercedes bus was very cramped with little leg room. I felt sorry for some of the taller men on board. Yes, I would have preferred to have more time to explore in both Puebla and Cholula...but since that was NOT an option for me...this was truly the next best thing. :-
• Submitted 30 Dec 2017

In Brief

Ciudad de México, Mexico
11 hours
Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
Great overview and orientation of the city
Informative, friendly and professional guide