3.5 star rating: Worth doing 37 Reviews

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  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Duration:  6 hours (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Xochimilco and National University of Mexico. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Terrific!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2015

Good

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

I loved it. For a little extra more, they included me on their tour to La Casa Azul of Frida Kahlo. They also took us first to just pass by the bullfight arena, biggest in the world.... was interesting to see it. Then to the National University of Mexico. But the highlight of the tour for me was the Xochimilco boat ride. When we got there, all of us was given a fresh rose flower. Then on our way to the middle of the waterway. It was quiet first, then all the vendors came out, selling food from boiled corn, to blankets, jewelry. So mayhem, it seemed.... but it was exciting to see all these happening around us. There were mariachis in their uniforms who were ready to serenade us. Even without hiring a mariachi band, we could hear the other mariachi music everywhere, so it seemed like we had them too. Then the food - was ordered on the boat, was cooked beside us on another boat, then served hot .... most delicious tipico comida I ever ate. With the drinks, it was only $150. Nice, I would go on this trip again. Our guide, Paloma, was very considerate, and spoke in both English and Spanish. I was the only English speaking person on the trip, and she made me feel very special, always asking if I was enjoying myself.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

Fantastic excellent guide Mildred

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

We spent Christmas Day on the canals. Met some amazing people, had lunch, listened to mariachi music as we floated through the canals. Our guide was great. I would highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2013

This was an excellent way to see many of Mexico City's sites that are not centrally located downtown. The guide, Eduardo, was great and took us by Mexico City's World Trade Center, to the bull fighting ring, to the University of Mexico to view the exterior of the library, by the Azteca Stadium, to the Coyoacan neighborhood, and finally to Xochimilco where we took a boat along the canal. We enjoyed beer and marriachi music during the boat ride.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2012

Very positive review overall. The sights speak for themselves (Coloyoacan, Frida, Xochimilco). You felt safe. The guides were good guys, and informative. Pick-up drop off at your hotel is great. Suggestions: 1) establish and clarify when the group meal will be; 2) Include the Coloyoacan market as part of the tour. Again, glad we took this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2012

Thoroughly enjoyed this tour - Xochimilco is a must see! I was in Mexico two years ago and didn't manage this tour ,so delighted I got to see it this time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2011

Very nice quiet tour, not alot of walking, restful day!

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2011

Although the weather was not on our side (it was cloudy and raining), we saw much more than Xochimilco and the University on our way there. We had a very informative guide, the group was excellent. Perfect.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2010

We were given a very informative and enjoyable tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2010

It was a very interesting tour. Xochimilco was very, very nice and tour guide was just wonderful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2009

We had a superb guide, and the whole trip such a memorable experience. He showed us all sorts of interesting things on the way out and on the return which we would otherwise have completely overlooked.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2009

Our driver was wonderful and full of information! We would ask for him again!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2009

This day is a fun mix of all kinds of experiences. We got a great city tour and saw two museums that we weren't even expecting to see - the Diego Rivera studio and Freida Kahlo's home. Our guide was knowledgeable and very interesting. He kept us moving but we never felt rushed. The floating gardens of Xochimilco were a real treat - a step back in time in the middle of a bustling city.

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2015

This tour was amazing!

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2014

Great experience

4 star rating: Recommended
September 2011

Xochimilco was very pretty. We basically just drove past the Univeristy however we did stop in San Angel and it was such a beautiful area. Our tour guide was fantastic, so friendly and knowledgable.

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2010

A very enjoyable day out and a good way of seeing parts of Mexico City off the beaten track.

3 star rating: Worth doing
July 2015

The tour lasted 7 1/2 hours. Of that time, we only spent a little over an hour at Xochimilco. The guide said that it was too early for the boats untrue so we would go to Frida Kahlo's house in Coyoacan first, at an additional cost of 120 pesos. Half the people including us had already been to Frida Kahlo's house, so we had to wait for almost an hour for the rest of the group. At the University, we only saw the outside of the stadium. However, the driver was also a guide and was a wealth of information.

3 star rating: Worth doing
July 2014

We were lucky as no one showed up on this your so we actually had a private tour it's worth doing the history in this city is amazing and our guide Mildrid was awesome her knowledge is amazing! Worth doing

3 star rating: Worth doing
April 2014

The tour guide was great. More food choices could have been provided. The option of using email to confirm pick up time should be provided as tourists may not be able to find phone to contact the local agent.

3 star rating: Worth doing
July 2013

he sites included in this tour are well worth visiting, but the interpretive information provided by the guide is minimal. You should be aware that you will be very much on your own, and if this suits you, then you will enjoy the tour. We booked two tours with this company and wound up visiting the same silver shop on both. This part of the day, announced as a "brief stop," extended to well over an hour on each occasion. The pick-up process in the morning also took about 90 minutes on one of our tours, not only in traveling from hotel to hotel to pick up passengers, but because of long wait times and multiple shuttling between vehicles. There was no visit to the National University of Mexico, merely a drive-by with the murals available at a distance. This was due to the late hour of the day and the desire of a group of passengers to be taken to a crafts market instead. The vans themselves have a basic level of comfort but nothing more.

3 star rating: Worth doing
November 2012

The boat tour is more of a eat and drink tour while watching other Mexican families and tourist's do the same thing. Not much for the guide to talk about. The interesting thing is all of the vendors on the water selling all kinds of things. The mariachi bands as well are nice.

3 star rating: Worth doing
July 2012

I really liked Xochimlco and the ride along the canal, and I think would have preferred more time out on the water than driving around the University. Too much driving on this tour.

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