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Veracruz Combo Tour: La Antigua, San Juan de Ulúa and Veracruz City Sightseeing

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Veracruz, Mexico
Veracruz Combo Tour: La Antigua, San Juan de Ulúa and Veracruz City Sightseeing
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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
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Overview

The top sites of Veracruz and surrounding areas are all laid out for you on this guided 5-hour combo tour. Discover San Juan de Ulúa, a fortress dating back to 1565. In the tree-lined town of La Antigua, the first Spanish settlement in Mexico, you’ll see the first Catholic church in the Americas. Pass through Veracruz’s Zocalo, its picturesque main square and drive through the upscale, neighboring city of Boca del Río. Bonus: Round-trip hotel transport included.
  • 5-hour Veracruz combo tour
  • Visit La Antigua and see its historic attractions, including the first Catholic church in the Americas
  • Learn about Hernán Cortés, the Spanish conqueror who settled La Antigua
  • Explore San Juan de Ulúa, one of the oldest fortresses in the Americas
  • See top Veracruz sights like the zocalo (plaza), the Municipal Palace and the malecón (boardwalk)
  • Great for history buffs!
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Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from all Veracruz hotels if your hotel is out of the pickup area, please contact us to
provide you with the nearest meeting point.

Departure Time

9:00 AM
After morning hotel pickup by minivan in Veracruz, travel with your guide about 20 miles (30 km) up the coast to La Antigua. An early site of the Spanish conquest, La Antigua is a quaint town full of historical attractions. See the first Catholic church in the Americas, the house of the 16th-century Spanish conqueror Hernán Cortés, and La Casa del Cabildo (one of the oldest Spanish structures still standing in Mexico).

Next, back in Veracruz, explore San Juan de Ulúa, a 16th-century fortress perched along a peninsula jutting into the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy the views of the water and inside the historical museum, learn about the complex’s former function as a presidential palace and a prison.

After breaking for lunch (own expense), begin your sightseeing tour of Veracruz. In the beautiful Zocalo, Veracruz’s main plaza, admire the Municipal Palace and the city’s 18th-century cathedral. Your guide also shows you the Postal and Telegraph buildings, Old Customs Building, the Santiago Bulwark (defense wall) and the train station.

Stroll along Veracruz's malecón to take in views of the Gulf of Mexico, and enjoy a drive through the neighboring port city Boca del Río to see its high-end hotels.

Your 5-hour tour ends with transport back to your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Plaza de Las Armas
We will see the legacy of the Spanish conquest, such as “La Casa del Cabildo,” the first municipality in New Spain, the “Chapel of the Rosary,” the first Catholic church in Mexico, and the home of Hernán Cortés.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
San Juan de Ulua
We will continue our journey to San Juan de Ulua, one of the oldest fortresses in America which is also linked to some of the greatest events in the history of Mexico during the Colony, Independence, Reformation and Revolution periods. It also has played various roles throughout its 400 years of existence. First, it was used as a grain warehouse, and later it was used as a fortress, a prison and as a presidential residence. This site is full of history
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Baluarte Santiago
After visiting San Juan de Ulua, you will get to know the Port of Veracruz and Boca del Rio, with a panoramic city tour that will show you the best sights, including the Maritime Custom House, the building of the telegraph, the railway station, the historic center, the Malecon and Baluarte de Santiago.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Malecon
Besides the city of Boca del Rio, with its hotel infrastructure, which contrasts with its picturesque fishing village, there are beautiful places such as the Zocalo, the seventeenth-century church of Our Lady of Saint Anne and the Municipal Palace.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • There will be a lunch break
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Amigo Tours Mexico

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Veracruz Combo Tour: La Antigua, San Juan de Ulúa and Veracruz City Sightseeing?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Veracruz Combo Tour: La Antigua, San Juan de Ulúa and Veracruz City Sightseeing?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Veracruz Combo Tour: La Antigua, San Juan de Ulúa and Veracruz City Sightseeing?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Veracruz Combo Tour: La Antigua, San Juan de Ulúa and Veracruz City Sightseeing.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Veracruz Combo Tour: La Antigua, San Juan de Ulúa and Veracruz City Sightseeing?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Veracruz Combo Tour: La Antigua, San Juan de Ulúa and Veracruz City Sightseeing.

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EXTREMELY EXCELLENT. GREAT for real...
deecans2
, Oct 2017
EXTREMELY EXCELLENT. GREAT for real history buffs. Rafael, our English speaking guide, and Guillermo, our driver, truly had a wealth of knowledge. Rafael communicated the history with very good English. Guillermo, who spoke some English, was also an Anthropologist, who was able to supplement Rafael's information. This gave my husband and I a wonderful lesson on an area about which we knew almost nothing. We were driven in an air conditioned car - just the two of us. There is a good bit of walking, often on cobblestones, so wear appropriate shoes, that can withstand a bit of mud if it has been raining.
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Excellent tour of the highlights of...
JAMES C
, Jun 2016
Excellent tour of the highlights of Veracruz and vicinity. Because of my spanish I was able to understand much more than my wife. The van driver was extremely knowledgeable but had very limited english. The translator had limited knowledge and limited translational skills.
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