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Post by Clueless on Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:42 am

Is there an actual tour of the factory?

Recommendations?

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Post by holdrja on Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:51 am

Took it maybe 5 years ago. Great fun BUT don't expect to do anything productive the day after... There was a factory tour, a lunch outdoors, entertainment - dancers, music, some charro stuff.
We booked a driver to take us to the train and return -- not a usual thing for us to do but that way we could relax and not worry about driving while intoxicated.
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Post by RVGRINGO on Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:38 am

Some folks take the train from Guadalajara, but then have very fuzzy recollection of anything beyond the first hour.
Better to drive over to Tequila and take a hotel room. Come home when you can. drunk

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Post by WDBarr on Sat Nov 14, 2015 2:05 pm

Yes, we have taken this tour three times in the past two years - once by ourselves and twice more with guests. You can book online and then pick up your tickets at Will Call when you arrive.

Get to the station 45 minutes early because there may be long lines and there is some entertainment before the train leaves. Once we booked a ride to the train station, but after that we booked a hotel room (Hotel Frances or Hotel Morales are inexpensive), went up the night before and then took a short cab ride to the station.

The train ride is a lot of fun, and you do not have to drink all the tequila offered as they also have soft drinks and water and some small packaged snacks. The tour of the Heradura hacienda is very interesting, especially the older parts but they also give you a tour of the modern distilling process (in English). The buffet meal is good - traditional Mexican food - and the entertainment includes a ballet folklorico style production. Then short bus trip back to the train for the trip home, which is like attending a Mexican family reunion - sing-alongs, mariachis in the aisles. Great fun and it is an all day affair.

I vote for getting a hotel room on Friday night, taking a cab ride to the train station the next morning and back to the hotel for a second night, then home on Sunday. Then you can take the bus to Gdl. Booking a ride up and back really increases the cost - it would be better to spend that money on an inexpensive hotel, and Hotel Frances is very reasonable.


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Post by SunshineyDay on Sat Nov 14, 2015 3:55 pm

It is a great tour. Lots of good food and entertainment. Oh did I mention the Tequila!

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Post by Clueless on Tue Nov 17, 2015 1:15 pm

I'm not clear about where the hotel(s) is/are.

The train starte/ends in Guadalajara?

Any website(s) for booking a hotel in advance?

Hotel costs.

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Post by RVGRINGO on Tue Nov 17, 2015 1:39 pm

Just put “Hoteles en Tequila, Jalisco“ in your search engine.

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Post by sir on Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:51 pm

First of all, there are now two trains for all but those stuck in the dark ages.  As for distillery tours, how many do you want to choose from? And for hotels, how about doing a bit of homework and use some of the well known booking sites to figure things out?

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Post by slainte39 on Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:25 am

RVGRINGO wrote:Just put “Hoteles en Tequila, Jalisco“ in your search engine.

I think he is looking for a hotel in Guadalajara, but maybe I'm clueless about where.

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Post by CanuckBob on Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:21 am

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