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Mexico City Layover Tour: Downtown City Sightseeing

Ciudad de México, Mexico
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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (Approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Get the most out of limited time in Mexico City on this tour designed for seeing as many of the city’s highlights as possible during a half-day layover. This private walking tour is customized to fit your itinerary and interests. Meet your guide at a convenient central location in the capital’s historic center (or arrange airport pickup for an additional fee) and get guided from attraction to attraction.
  • Make the most of a layover in Mexico City on a guided walking tour
  • Experience many of the historic city center’s highlights in a half-day outing
  • Customize your tour to match your interests and itinerary
  • Begin your walk at a convenient downtown location or request airport pickup

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • 3- hours Walking tour
  • Airport pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips / Gratuities to the guide (optional)
  • Airport pickup and drop-off (if option NOT selected)
  • Tour time extention (possible, please contact us)
  • NLU Airport (AIFA or Santa Lucia Airport)

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Av. Capitán Carlos León S/N, Peñón de los Baños, Venustiano Carranza, 15620 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
    If you choose option with transport, we'll meet you at Mexico City Intl Airport (MEX airport) Terminal 1/2. (AIFA or NLU is not available); we will confirm pick up location. If you you want to be pick up from a different place, contact us. If you choose no transport, meeting point is in Downtown.

Departure Time

  • Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
  • 3-hr Tour with Pick up Service
  • 7/1/2020 - 2/5/2023
    Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 07:00 PM
  • 3-hr Walking Tour Only
  • 7/1/2020 - 2/5/2023
    Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 07:00 PM

Return Details

  • Returns to original departure point

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Additional hour: $15USD per person
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Operated by Mexico a Pie Walking Tours

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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 Layover Tour: Downtown City Sightseeing?

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
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Mexico City Layover Tour: Downtown City Sightseeing?

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
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Q:What is the social distancing policy during Mexico City Layover Tour: Downtown City Sightseeing?

A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Mexico City Layover Tour: Downtown City Sightseeing?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Traveler Tips

Since I had a 9 hour layover, it seemed only wise to use that time to see the extraordinary Zocalo area of downtown Mexico City.
109 reviews
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Mexico City is Amazinh
Connor_O, Oct 2020
Mexico City is open for business. This was a fantastic tour, Arturo was an amazing guide. He really brought the history of the city alive, gave me a feel for it I know I wouldn’t have gotten on my own. As a bonus he regaled me with his career as a luchador over tacos al pastor. All in all an incredible tour, a great way to see the city, and very safe, masks and social distance the whole way. Can’t recommend this more highly.
Best Ever
DMT, Feb 2020
I was dreading my 11 hour layover in Mexico City until I found this 3 hour walking tour. We were picked up at the airport and we were able to keep our carry on luggage in the van. Our guide spoke excellent English and was very knowledgeable. He was also sensitive to our needs to slow down the pace as the higher altitude was affecting us. He listened to our interests and tailored our walk to suit our tastes. This was the best part of our entire trip. I strongly recommend it.
Great experience.
mail, Feb 2020
Our guide was amazing and was able to tailor make our tour to suit our situation as soon as she met us. We were a little tired from our travels and this was taken into account, as well making sure that we were fed and watered. At the end of the tour our guide and the driver worked excellently together to overcome a potential traffic issue and ensured that we were back at the airport in plenty of time. Overall we left Mexico City much more informed about this wonderful city thanks to our guide who was responsive to our needs and extremely enthusiastic, friendly and exceptionally knowledgable.
bettinamedina46, Feb 2020
My tour guide Brenda was professional, knowledgeable, fun and made me feel safe in Mexico City. I will recommend this tour to all my friends and Colleagues in Canada. Súper safe
Excellent lay over.
akarnold23, Jan 2020
We were picked up at the correct time and our guide met us near the first site we visited. Our guide was excellent, pacing the tour for us and providing background and history for each area. The city is beautiful and we will come again.
Cdmx layover
Harry_C, Dec 2019
The best, Angle our driver met us right on time as our email had said, he was very friendly and shared a lot of local information about his city with us, his driving skills had us very relaxed, we met our tour guide Brenda, a most charming lady who knew her city and its rich history, we saw so much and had the best street tacos ever, we only wish we had a longer layover but we were back at the airport with plenty of time to catch our flight. We highly recommend this tour .. .
Best custom tour
Michelle520, Oct 2019
We were met at international arrivals by our guide and returned to domestic terminal for next flight with plenty of time. Security line was short and fast so very easy. It was a custom walking tour in the heart of the city so flexible and directed to our interests. Our guide was very knowledgeable. We are artist and spent lots of time at the city hall with a discussion of the Diego Rivera paintings led by the guide. Will use again! Thank you!
hir0k0s8, Aug 2019
乗り継ぎの時間を使ってメキシコシティのダウンタウンを観光しました。(3時過ぎにドライバーさんに空港にてピックアップ、8時前に空港にドロップオフ)到着時間のずれや、ホテルチェックインに時間がかかり、時間に遅れてしまいましたが、快く対応して頂きました。また、2歳の息子と2人でのツアーだったので少しの不安がありましたが、ドライバーさんの名前及び車のプレートナンバーも下さり安心でした。ツアーガイドのブレンダさんは若い女性ですが、知識が豊富で、私の興味に合わせた観光をして下さり、とても楽しかったです。また、こちらの要望にも気軽に応えて下さり、短いながらも充実した時間でした。 I booked this tour for my almost 19 hours of layover. It was schedule at 3 but I wasn’t able to make it. But they were very nice about it and my driver Fernando patiently waited for us. I was a little worried because it was just me and my 2-year-old son but they gave me the plate number to be sure. He drove us to downtown area to meet with our tour guide Brenda. She was very knowledgeable, friendly, kind, and fun guide. She was very patient with my son and very helpful as well. She made sure tour was meeting my interests and my needs. We enjoyed the tour very much and I would recommend if you have a long layover like ours (13:30 - 8:30).
Response from Host, Aug 2019
Arigato Hiroko! Gracias for your review! We are very happy that you enjoyed your few hours - long layover - in Mexico City. It is always our pleasure to make you feel comfortable, safe and hungry for more Mexico! Thank you so much for walking with us!
Exceptional Experience in Mexico City!!!
Janice K, Jul 2019
My husband and I have been coming to Mexico for 30 years. We love it's beautiful beaches. This time we decided to visit Mexico City on our return trip home. We couldn't be happier that we spent our long layover touring the historical district. First our driver, Fernando greeted us inside the airport and drove us to the Zocalo, where we met our guide, Monica. Fernando was so helpful. He stored our luggage and he even called and came back when he saw that my husband left his phone in the car. Monica spoke perfect English and informed us about so much of Mexico's history. We visited the archeological site and museum, the National Cathedral and other churches and we saw many murals painted by Diego Rivera at the Mexican Public Education Ministry. Monica explained the murals in depth and helped us find Frida Kahlo who was inserted in so many of the murals. We went to the Torre Latinoamerica building. We had a delicious dinner at the top with gorgeous views overlooking the city. Monica explained many of the sites from the top. She is so knowledgeable! After dinner, Monica called our driver, Fernando. He took us back to the airport for our flight home. We would highly recommend this tour and when we are back in Mexico, we will definitely book another of the Mexico City tours available to us. Thanks you Monica, Fernando and Andres for everything!
Fun, informative, friendly tour of Mexico City!!
Pamela W, May 2019
I had such a wonderful experience in Mexico City from the time I booked my Layover Tour online. Communication from Andres about what to expect and who I would meet was thorough and clear. Since I had a 9 hour layover, it seemed only wise to use that time to see the extraordinary Zocalo area of downtown Mexico City. I was met at the airport by the friendliest driver, Fernando, and driven downtown to meet my tour guide, Brenda. She was awesome and friendly and very informative! We went to lunch and had some beautiful lunch and then she showed me so many things! And she knew everything about all the things she showed me! We went to several historic cathedrals, an ancient Aztec ruin, a favorite candy shop, and most outstanding was the Palace where the enormous mural painted by Diego Rivera recording 700 years of Mexican history was displayed. Stunning! The tour ended with a trip to the Palacio de bellas artes and a ride back to the airport with time to spare before I had to board my flight home. Every single thing was handled with professionalism, friendliness and care. I recommend this tour highly if you have the time to do it. Or if you find yourself in Mexico City for a day or two, find Mexico a pie for their assortment of tours. Great company and great people!


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