Welcome aboard! The Granaderos are returning to Mexico City for a wonderful chance to explore the life of Bernardo de Galvez.
We will enjoy meals at some of the best restaurants in Mexico City, listen to a symposium from some of the best scholars on the Galvez family
and learn about the importance of the Donativos to the American Revolution.
Payment in full is expected on a first come first-served basis, so get your payment in early.
Cancellation policy - 100% refund up to October 31; 50% refund until December 1.
No refund after December 1 as we need to book hotels and transportation by that time.
3:00 pm - relax and unpack, explore if you like!
Learn why Mexico City was called "The City of Palaces" in the 1770s as the silver miners showed off their wealth by building huge homes.
Downtown tour in our two vans. Carlos, our guide, is well versed in the history of Mexico during the Viceroyalty of Bernardo de Galvez
and of his father Matias. We will get to visit some of the outlying areas where Viceroy Bernardo spent weekends.
When the Count died, his widow used the inheritance to bring blue and white Talavera tile from Puebla to decorate the front of the palace.
It is said that she once faced down another noble in the narrow street beside her palace. She refused to allow her carriage driver to back up
and forced the other noble to back his carriage out of her way. The street is now called the Callejon de la Condesa, the Countess's Alley!
Today, of course, the House of Tiles is the flagship restaurant for the Sanborns chain of restaurants.
Dinner on your own at the many nearby restaurants. Dr. Crimm will be available to help you with restaurant choices and translations.
Presentations by scholars involved with the history of Bernardo de Galvez, the Donativos and the American Revolution.
Lunch after the Symposium
Dinner on your own
You will have a chance to shop til you drop with everything from native goods from around the country,
to fine silver and gold jewelry, beautiful paintings and native art!
3:30 pm - Siesta
Evening on your own.
We are hoping for a special mass for our Galvez family!
1:30 pm - Return to hotel to check out.
10:00 am - visit the pyramids and other historic sites. This will be a choose-your-own tour with flexible locations and times.
2:00 pm - Lunch on the road
Evening on your own
Van to Airport - varied times
For your special occasions - 12 passenger, limo seating, party van with a dance pole! Cooler with cold water.
January 31, 2024
February 6, 2024
8-12 People Total
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