This Viator Exclusive — available nowhere else — gets you inside Chapultepec Castle, one of Mexico City’s most popular attractions, before the crowds pour in. In relative tranquility, discover the castle’s 12 halls filled with royal artifacts and learn about Chapultepec’s origins as a retreat for Aztec rulers. An informative guide then takes you to the National Museum of Anthropology, which houses the largest collection of traditional Mexican art in the world.
Enjoy early access to Chapultepec Castle and visit the National Museum of Anthropology with an informative guide
Beat the crowds at Chapultepec Park and enjoy one of Mexico City's top attractions in tranquility
Tour the National History Museum inside the 18th-century castle, formerly an imperial palace and presidential residence
Admire murals of battles painted by famous artists like Orozco, Gorman and Siqueiros
See the best of the massive National Museum of Anthropology, including the Aztec Stone of the Sun
This Viator Exclusive is available nowhere else!
Why Travellers Choose This Tour
This is the only tour that offers VIP early morning access to Chapultepec Castle.
Beat the crush of crowds on this morning tour of Chapultepec Castle and experience one of Mexico City’s most visited sites in relative solitude. Your 6-hour Viator Exclusive begins at Chapultepec Park as you take a train ride with your guide up a hill and reach the 18th-century Chapultepec Castle (Castillo de Chapultepec) as one of its first visitors of the day. Chapultepec started as a retreat for Aztec rulers before it was partially torn down and rebuilt into the palace of Emperor Maximilian of Habsburg. It then turned into the residence for Mexico’s presidents before most of the castle was converted into the National History Museum. Follow your guide along marble staircases, peer into royal apartments and admire the state carriages of Emperor Maximilian and Benito Juárez. Pass murals of battles painted by famous artists, including José Clemente Orozco and John O'Gorman, as well as the sword wielded by independence fighter José María Morelos. As you explore the 12 halls, learn about the country’s history, from the pre-Columbian period through Spanish colonialism, to Mexico’s revolution and its independence. After about two hours, enjoy a lunch break at a nearby location offering traditional dishes like chapatas and chilaquiles, sandwiches, salads, along with tea and coffee (own expense). Next, head to Mexico City’s most visited museum, the National Museum of Anthropology, also part of Chapultepec Park. Follow your guide on a 2.5-hour tour of some of the most impressive pre-Columbian and Mexican artifacts, including Olmec carved heads and the Aztec Stone of the Sun. Your tour ends in the afternoon so you have the rest of your day to enjoy at your leisure. Viator Exclusives combine unique experiences and great deals — from traditional tours to once-in-a-lifetime experiences — and are not available from other 3rd-party online sellers.
Friendly and informative guide, interesting history. The uphill walk to the Castle was a challenge for some of our members, but the guide slowed the pace to make it comfortable for them. I would recommend it.
These two sites should not be missed. Unfortunately our guide limited the English part of the tour even though there was plenty of self Spanish explanations everywhere, the emphasis was on Spanish. I would suggest finding an all-English speaking group. The castle is impressive as a museum and once residence. The anthropology museum is a one-of-a-kind in becoming acquainted in the periods of Mexico. We were able to remain after the tour to continue on our own.
We arrived early at the meeting point. Found Ivan was not wearing anything to identify that he was with Amigo Tours. However he obviously enjoyed showing us Chapultepec Castle. He was knowledgeable and interested in his subject. He was able to hold all our attention with his enthusiasm.
My only recommendation is that he have something with him to identify he is working for Amigo Tours.
The guide did not show up. I was at the appointed place well before the meeting time and also stayed for a while hoping someone woud show. I verified I was in the right place with the police and several locals as well as Google maps. I would llike a refund.
Chapultepec Castle and National Anthropology Museum Visits
, Jan 2019
The tour and timing was very well organized and planned. Our guide was Kevin. He is a great guide with immense knowledge and perfect interaction with the members of the group. His switching between Spanish and English was so seamless and professional. He covered enough details and was great in holding the interest of the group throughout the trip. Our family thoroughly enjoyed the visit. We happened to meet him on two other days while we were with other guides, but we chatted and exchanged pleasantries. This trip was a great experience.
There was no guide at local point at the sceduled hour.We had to do the tour by ourselves.Two american guys who had bought the same tour were there too.We tried to contact the operator Amigos Mexican Tours by the given phone number without any success.We suggest to Viator that every operatour should havecan email adress and whatsap number to avoid that kind of misanderstanding.We hope that we get our money back as we had paid in advance
Do not miss the Museum of Anthropology or a visit to tthe castle . We only had another couple in our group. It felt like a private tour. Our guide was fantastic and the other couple in our group was wonderful. I highly recommend this tour.