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Mexico City Sightseeing Tour with Anthropology Museum and Behind-the-Scenes at Bellas Artes

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Ciudad de México, Mexico
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Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

Enjoy a comprehensive day of sightseeing in Mexico City on this guided tour. Enter the elegant Palacio de Bellas Artes and get a behind-the-scenes look at the national theater. Gain insight into Aztec and Maya culture inside the world-class National Museum of Anthropology, and in the Zocalo, the city’s main plaza, learn about the former seat of the Aztec empire. Pass by the National Palace and the monuments along Reforma Avenue, including the Angel of Independence and Diana the Huntress.
  • Full-day sightseeing tour of Mexico City
  • Receive a special tour inside the Palacio de Bellas Artes and see the National Theater
  • Tour the National Museum of Anthropology and see the Aztec Stone of the Sun
  • Wind through the city’s historic downtown area, including the Zocalo
  • Learn about the statues and monuments along Reforma Avenue
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Behind-the-scenes access to the National Theater
Professional guide
Transfer from meeting point to City Tour
Entrance to Anthropology museum
Gratuities
Food and drinks
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Transfer out at meeting point

Departure Point

Museo Nacional de Antropología, Av. Paseo de la Reforma s/n, Polanco, Bosque de Chapultepec I Secc, Miguel Hidalgo, 11560 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Historic center of Mexico City, Centro, Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico
After meeting your guide, your full-day tour begins at the National Museum of Anthropology, with 23 permanent exhibit halls showcasing traditional Mexican history and artifacts, including the Aztec Stone of the Sun. After seeing part of the permanent exhibit, you'll be driven along Reforma Avenue, where you can see monuments and sculptures that commemorate some of Mexico's most historical events. This includes ‘Diana the Huntress,’ ‘Angel of Independence’ and the ‘Column of the Bicentennial.’

As you approach the city's historic center, step inside the beautiful Palace of Fine Arts (Palacio de Bellas Artes), for a guided tour. Enjoy an inside look at the National Theater and learn about the incredible performances that have taken place there. Check out the one-of-a-kind curtain, made with nearly a million pieces of mosaic colored glass from Tiffany's in New York and weighs a whopping 27 tons.

Then, walk by some of the busiest streets in the city's historic district and visit the Zocalo. Hear about the former seat of the Aztec empire, admire the Metropolitan Cathedral and stroll through downtown, passing by the National Palace.

After this comprehensive day of sightseeing, enjoy transport back to the central meeting point.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Our tour begins in the Anthropology Museum, where you’ll get to admire some of the pieces amongst the vast collection of pre-hispanic art inside of the museum. Operational Days: Tuesday to Sunday. Meeting Point: Main entrance of Museum of Anthropology at 09:50 a.m. Duration: 6 hours. Our guide will explain pieces like the Sun Stone, also called the Aztec calendar; the Coatlicue, and several other pieces that reflected the thought, lifestyle and religion of the differfent civilizations developed inside the ancient Mexico
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Historic Center (Centro Historico)
Later, we’ll head to the Historic Center of our city, where the Aztec empire was once seated. Our guide will give you a brief explanation on the Great Tenochtitlan, and the traces that remain as evidence of its existence. You’ll walk through some of the busiest streets of the Historic Center and the outside of some of its emblematic buildings, such as the Metropolitan Cathedral,National Palace and the Palace of Fine Arts. In between the Museum and the Historic Center, you’ll enjoy a panoramic ride across Reforma Avenue; where you’ll see several monuments that have shaped and given identity to our city, like the Angel of Independence, Diana the Huntress, and more recently, the creation of the Bicentennial Column.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Amigo Tours Mexico

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Mexico City Sightseeing Tour with Anthropology Museum and Behind-the-Scenes at Bellas Artes?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Mexico City Sightseeing Tour with Anthropology Museum and Behind-the-Scenes at Bellas Artes.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Mexico City Sightseeing Tour with Anthropology Museum and Behind-the-Scenes at Bellas Artes?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Mexico City Sightseeing Tour with Anthropology Museum and Behind-the-Scenes at Bellas Artes.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Mexico City Sightseeing Tour with Anthropology Museum and Behind-the-Scenes at Bellas Artes?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Mexico City Sightseeing Tour with Anthropology Museum and Behind-the-Scenes at Bellas Artes.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Mexico City Sightseeing Tour with Anthropology Museum and Behind-the-Scenes at Bellas Artes?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Mexico City Sightseeing Tour with Anthropology Museum and Behind-the-Scenes at Bellas Artes.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Mexico City Sightseeing Tour with Anthropology Museum and Behind-the-Scenes at Bellas Artes?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Mexico City Sightseeing Tour with Anthropology Museum and Behind-the-Scenes at Bellas Artes.

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Very insightful and you will learn a...
Jaime Ryan N
, Jun 2018
Very insightful and you will learn a lot about the Aztecs and the Mayan, then if the chance will have it, you will get inside the Bellas Artes for a behind the scenes tour which is really amazing. Only thing I would improve is how to compensate for the whole 9 hours because my tour was already finished after 5 hours.
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Could not find the local tour...
Jason B
, Jun 2018
Could not find the local tour operator. We went to the main entrance and did not see anyone who was obviously our tour group. We asked the museum if they knew where we were supposed to meet and they said they'd already gone in and if we wanted to catch up we had to buy a ticket to the museum which is included in the sightseeing tour package. We bought the tickets and continued on into the museum but never did find our tour group.
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The Anthropology Tour provides...
Karen M
, Mar 2018
The Anthropology Tour provides important info and background to this superb, world class museum which covers the history of the country. Lulu, our excellent guide provided special emphasis to the Aztec and Mayan cultures. It is not located in the Downtown area and transportation was provided to that area to complete our tour. I wouldn't say that behind the Scenes at Bellas Artes is an accurate description of the second half of the tour which is located near the city center. We stopped briefly at Bellas Artes but didn't explore the building, instead, we went to the Zocalo and had a good tour of the cathedral and adjacent Temple Major, both fascinating locations. An excellent and valuable tour overall with important background to the culture and history of Mexico.
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Very poorly organized Spent...
TAMI B
, Oct 2017
Very poorly organized Spent hours in shops and long lunch and only short time at sites Most passengers were Spanish speaking with only 2 english tourists so english guiding was extremely short Very disappointed would recommend to any english speaking tourists You cant sell those tours to English speaking tourists its deceiving
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Unfortunately my mobile phone was...
Douglas S
, Aug 2017
Unfortunately my mobile phone was stolen during this walking tour. It happened just outside the gates of the Cathedral on the sidewalk where several vendor carts were set up. I was squirted with some liquid water? on the back of the neck and was immediately assisted by a middle aged woman who was distracting me by rubbing my neck. Ten minutes later I realized my mobile phone, which had been in the breast pocket of my shirt, was gone. Please be careful. This was a very unfortunate experience, but I understand that one takes risks walking in a large crowd on city streets. Our guide was very knowledgeable and I had enjoyed the tour experience up until the point of the theft.
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Excellent tour with an awesome...
dja01
, Jul 2017
Excellent tour with an awesome knowledgeable guide. Did lose cell phone stolen? but the tour was great!!! highly recommended, spoke good English and good lunch restaurant recommendation!!!
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Not a bad tour, but not the best for...
Jeff B
, Oct 2016
Not a bad tour, but not the best for myself. The tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Unfortunatley for me the tour was basically the Museum, which I could take or leave, then a taxi ride to the Bellas Artes, We were there on a day that they allowed us into the hall and they did a short play giving the history of the the Bellas Artes it is a wonderful building. Then we walked to the Zocalo, where unfortuantely we were only able to go into the Cathedral, other places were blocked off because of a concert they were setting up for.
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First of all, we were picked up late...
Mary K
, Jun 2016
First of all, we were picked up late and then we had to transport some other people to a different location so right from the start we were behind schedule. Let me be very clear...our guide was amazing and she did everything she could to make this a great tour but we were really short on time. In your description it says that a small amount of walking will be part of the tour. We walked at least four miles in the hot sun. We did not even have time for a break and only after we protested did we get 20 minutes for a quick sandwich and bottle of water. This was an all day tour in the hot Mexican sun and we don't even get a beverage break much less lunch? I am 67 and my husband is 70 and this was a lot to expect from us. Finally, the trip boasted a behind the scenes tour of the theatre with a chance to see the Tiffany curtain. We did not get to see the curtain at all, and the behind the scenes promotion was false advertising. I will NEVER recommend a Viator tour and will warn all my friends and family of the same.
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Horrible tour company - very...
ijessvip
, Jun 2016
Horrible tour company - very disorganized and the tour guide was horrible. Didn't know anything about the landmarks and had a very unfriendly personality
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The museum was incredible. Our...
Nicole R
, Jun 2016
The museum was incredible. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. The one major downside was that we picked up other tourists through out the day that did not have the same package so we saw the murals at Bellas Artes but never got to enter the theatre and see the behind the scenes....very disappointing.
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