Located just 35 miles northwest of Guadalajara is the city of Tequila. A designated World Heritage Site, Tequila is—you guessed it—infamous for its production of the liquor by the same name. The land is unique in that it is home to acres of the blue agave plant, the one and only kind of agave used to make tequila. Tequila fans will be thrilled to hop aboard “tequila trains” operated by some of Mexico’s best tequila brands where you can learn how tequila is made by traveling from the agave fields where the plant is harvested to the distillery for tequila tastings.
Jose Cuervo Express
The popular Jose Curevo Express is back in action with the option of a sunrise or sunset tour. The luxury train offers four different car experiences, including the new Elite wagon. Featuring wood paneling and luxurious interiors with floor-to-ceiling windows, depart from Guadalajara with a three-glass educational tasting guided by a tequila expert. Mexican botanas and snacks are served on board in addition to a fully stocked bar with custom cocktails. Once in the magical town of Tequila, travelers will enjoy a full and festive day, including an educational demonstration on harvesting in the agave fields, touring Jose Cuervo’s La Rojeña distillery and partaking in a guided tequila tasting.
Tequila Herradura Express
From three unique travel experiences—including premium, express club and first class—the Tequila Herradura journey takes you through stunning Jalisco before arriving in Amatitán, the birthplace of tequila. There, you’ll discover Herradura’s modern distillery and learn how the brand’s signature spirit has been made since 1870. Every tickets includes a two-way ride on a one-of-a-kind train, Herradura cocktails and drinks, a Casa Herradura tour, a Tequila Herradura tasting, and a Mexican lunch with live entertainment.