Puerto Vallarta Sights: Old Town, Cathedral & Tequila

  • Port

    Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

  • Activity Level

    Moderate

  • Excursion Type

    Information not currently available.

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Starting At

    USD44.95

  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 5 Hours

  • Meals Included

    No

Travel by air-conditioned coach to visit the must-see places of Puerto Vallarta. Your first visit or your fourth -- it doesn't matter -- there's something new for everyone.

Vallarta is Mexico's fastest-growing city, famous for its history and its beaches, for tequila-tasting and classic, market-style shopping. New modern residential and recreational areas speak to a growing prosperity, which you'll see as you explore the entire city from the comfort of your coach. There will be stops along the way for you to stroll, browse, taste and take photos.

Starting in the upscale Marina Vallarta residential district, your guide will demonstrate the sharp contrast between modern PV and the Old City. Visit the neighborhood of Pitillal and enjoy a guided stroll through the main square, passing the church and the marketplace.

Re-board the coach and enjoy a 15-minute drive to the downtown center of Puerto Vallarta. Here, you'll walk the famous Malecon (waterfront promenade) and visit the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, with its gorgeous architecture.

Just steps away is the staircase to the former home of the late Elizabeth Taylor, as well as the colorful Cuale Island market and park with enormous tropical trees and foliage.

A drive through the Old Town reveals an area that has become a very popular dining and drinks destination. Your guide will take you on a walk through the colorful streets to Taxco Exporta. This is Vallarta's newest destination for original silver from Taxco, as well as tequilas and great Mexican artifacts and gifts.

Take in the fantastic views of the Bay of Banderas area from El Set -- a clifftop restaurant. Finally, you will visit a beautiful, old-world Mexican hacienda for a tequila-making presentation. Enjoy unlimited tastings to help refine your palate. If you prefer, stroll in the lush, tropical grounds -- a photographer's paradise. After some free time to relax, you'll re-board the coach and drive directly back to the ship.

Notes:

Wear comfortable walking shoes.