Queen of Mexico. Empress of the Americas. Lupita, my homegirl. Her titles may be many, but her precedence south of the border is second to none. Join us on the eve of the annual feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, as the people of Tijuana take to the streets to honor the nation’s patron saint with processions, prayers and parades.
We’ll start with a meal of traditional antojitos mexicanos, followed by a lap of the more impressive of the countless Guadalupe murals scattered around the city and visits to Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Cathedral in downtown Tijuana and Mercado El Popo, the oldest market in the town.
And, as this day marks the official kickoff of the holiday season in Mexico, we’ll finish with a posada party complete with piñatas, punch, buñelos, rompope, games, regalos and more.
Tickets include roundtrip border transport, lunch and dinner.
The group meets at the San Ysidro trolley station at 11 a.m., with an estimated return to the border at 7 p.m.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
This is an all-ages tour. Attendees under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Passports are mandatory regardless of age.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
We strongly recommend taking the San Diego trolley, as parking lots often costly – some charge up to $25US for eight hours – and often full. On weekends the last downtown-bound trolley departs San Ysidro at 12:58 a.m. More info at sdmts.com.
If driving, take either Interstate 5 or 805 south and get off at the last exit, but be careful not to miss that last exit and actually cross into Mexico. Park at any of the lots – we recommend the ones next to Jack in the Box, a left at the exit and a right at the next light – but give yourself 20-30 minutes because, again, lots are often full.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Email us at email@example.com.
What's the refund policy?
Turista Libre tours are nonrefundable regardless of notice. Tickets are transferrable from person to person, however. Turista Libre assumes no responsibility for anyone denied entry to Mexico or reentry to the United States nor provides refunds due to unexpected or unforeseen complications with passports, visas or any other migratory procedures. For more information regarding passports and visas, please refer to the official website of your country's embassy in Mexico or the United States. Turista Libre assumes no responsibility for delays in planned tour itineraries or delayed returns to the U.S. due to northbound border waits.