Queretaro is located in the Heart of Mexico, and offers something for everyone. With an international airport, almost 500 years of written history, magic towns, and a growing wine region, you can have a jam-packed weekend of fun, or a relaxing week or two exploring things at your leisure.
Sometimes it’s hard to know where to start, so our Queretaro wine tours will help you see more and learn more about Queretaro. From local cuisine to fine dining, hiking the third largest monolith in the world to relaxing with a glass (or two) of wine while admiring the views, we have the perfect tour for you to get to know the Heart of Mexico.
Heart of Mexico Wine Tours
Heart of Mexico Wine Tours is our private tour company. Tom and I (Tiffany) are your English-speaking tour guides with over 40 years wine industry experience. We have lived in Queretaro for 5 years and know the best places for local cuisine, wine, and artisanal shopping.
Take a look at our Queretaro wine tours below, or customize your own Queretaro tour with us!
The Perfect Pueblo Magico and Wine Tour
$245.00 USD per person. Pick up in Queretaro.
*All Inclusive- 8 hours
Explore the wine region of Queretaro and hike the third largest monolith in the world!
This day trip is the perfect mix of outdoor fun and wine tasting. Start your morning hiking the third largest monolith in the world, Pena de Bernal, in the little pueblo magico of Bernal. Afterwards, grab a gordita and wander the little shops for cajeta, cheese and souvenirs. At the first winery, taste your choice of wines while looking out over Pena de Bernal. Continue on to the second winery where you can sample more wines with a late lunch while overlooking the vineyards.
Included: hiking admission, gorditas, wine and lunch, transportation and water.
$280.00 per person. Pick up in Queretaro.
*All Inclusive- 8 hours
Available: Thursday- Monday
If you want to visit the best wineries based on your wine preferences, this tour is for you. We will taste the top wines at three different wineries. This tour will showcase the best grape varietals that grow in the Queretaro wine region. Shared appetizers at each winery are included to keep you from getting too loopy.
*Price includes all food and wine. It does not include touring the production areas.
Bernal and Tequisquiapan Photo Tour
$215.00 per person. Pick up in Queretaro.
Available: Thursday- Sunday
Who Would Enjoy This? Shoppers, photographers and cultural lovers.
Visit two unique pueblos magicos in the state of Queretaro. In Bernal, you will have time to climb the third largest monolith in the world, eat a gordita and shop for unique gifts like spirit stones, cajeta and handmade clothing. Next, we visit a small artisanal goat cheese place for a tasting. We will finish in Tequisquiapan where you will have time to wander the twisting streets, visit the artisan mercado in search of amber and fire opals, have a drink at the Freixenet wine bar or have lunch (not included), and soak up the slower pace of Mexican life around the plaza.
Included: Hiking admission, gordita, cheese tasting, transportation and bottled water
Not included: Lunch and any additional food and drink
Barbacoa, Beer and Wine Tour
Tour time: 5-6 hours
Available Saturday and Sunday only.
Who would enjoy this? Beer lovers, wine lovers and foodies who enjoy local cuisine.
For those that have limited time but still want to see and taste the local cuisine, this tour is perfect. This tour features lamb barbacoa, a specialty in the Hidalgo and Queretaro region, fantastic wines at a boutique winery, and beer from the best known craft beer producer in the state of Queretaro.
For those that have limited time, but still want to see and taste the local cuisine, this tour is perfect. Skip breakfast because we will start our day early feasting on lamb barbacoa tacos, a favorite dish that is only served on weekends. You can watch the ladies make tortillas and the men pull the meat from the pit. Our next stop is a third generation family-owned organic winery where you will taste 3 different wines. Our last stop is the famous craft beer Cerveceria Hercules where you can taste a flight of their world-class beers. You can choose to go back to your hotel or stay for a meal.
Lamb barbacoa tacos, tasting of 3 wines, cheese plate, flight of beer, water, transportation.
Not included: food at Hercules and any additional food and drinks at winery.
Queretaro Customized Tour
We know you want a unique experience when you travel, so why not customize your own tour? Whether you are a passionate wine lover who just wants to sip their way around a few wineries, or a person more interested in the culture, we can help you plan the perfect tour just for you.
Choose up to three activities from these options:
- Pueblos Magicos: Bernal and Tequisquiapan
- Dairies: goat, cow, and sheep cheese
- Wine Events and Festivals
- Local breweries
- Mercados, local restaurants, and shopping
- Historical walk with local food in Queretaro’s Centro
Join us for a Wine Festival Weekend!
Our Wine Festival Vacation packages include hotel, wineries, pueblos magicos, food and drinks, and tickets to fabulous wine festivals! Join us for the Festival of 100 Mexican Wines at the end of February 2023!
Check out our tours around San Miguel de Allende for wineries, shopping and the pueblo magico of Dolores Hidalgo.
The Best Food and Wine Tour in the Heart of Mexico
This weeklong itinerary showcases the best of Central Mexico! We journey on the route of the revolution from Queretaro to Dolores Hidalgo and back, with time to admire the art scene of San Miguel de Allende, taste the best wines, and dine on fantastic Mexican cuisine and regional specialties.
This itinerary covers 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 3 pueblos magicos and the best wineries and cheese producers in the region! Plus you get plenty of free time to explore on your own and dine at your choice of restaurants for dinner.
International Tours in Spain 2023
Heart of Mexico Wine Tours is going international in 2023! We absolutely love Spain, and want to share some off the beaten path villages and wineries with you. Tiffany worked for Rioja Wines North America for three years, and Tom was the top seller of many Spanish wines from different regions, so we areconsulting all of our contacts to make these tours something extra special!
Click on the pictures below for more details!