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Mexico City Sightseeing Tour

Mexico City, Mexico
  • 6 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

New to Mexico City and not sure what to see? Hop on this 5-hour Mexico City sightseeing tour by coach and delve into the history and art of the sprawling metropolis. An informative guide takes you inside the Metropolitan Cathedral, the largest church in all of Latin America; the National Palace; and the Anthropological Museum, home to the famous Aztec Calendar Stone. Hotel transport included.
  • 5-hour sightseeing tour of Mexico City
  • Visit the Metropolitan Cathedral, the largest church in Latin America
  • Stroll through the Chapultepec area and see its various attractions
  • Stop at the National Palace and the Museum of Anthropology
  • Pickup and drop-off from most downtown Mexico City, Reforma and Polanco hotels included
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What's Included

  • Professional and bilingual tour guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Pickup and drop-off from most downtown Mexico City, Reforma and Polanco hotels included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if your hotel is located outside of downtown Mexico City)

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Mexico City
    Mexico City, Mexico City, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast

Pickup points

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Start time

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

We have a pickup in hotels in the Downtown, Reforma and Polanco areas.

What To Expect

Immerse yourself in Mexico City on a city tour offering interest for all types of visitors. Whether you're into history and art, or just looking for adventure, you'll travel by coach to some of Mexico City's highlight attractions. After convenient pickup from your downtown Mexico City hotel, visit the following sites (entrance fees are included) and learn informative commentary along the way.

Swing by the National Palace, one of the world’s oldest government seats dating back to 1693, which houses the President's Office and the Ministry of Finance. Admire the Diego Rivera murals that cover the inner hallways of the building.

Inside the Metropolitan Cathedral, the largest church in Latin America, discover many art treasures of the colonial period. Hear about how this church's construction took over 250 years to build, shown in its various architectural styles.

If you’re a fan of Aztec and Maya culture, you’ll enjoy the exhibits of the Anthropological Museum, considered one of the best archaeological museums in the world. Come upon the Aztec Calendar Stone, burial tombs, giant Olmec stone heads and a reconstructed Maya temple.

During your tour, discover Chapultepec, an urban oasis in Mexico City.  This cultural and recreational space spans 2,100 acres (850 hectares) and is the site of five museums, two lakes, a zoo, an amusement park with one of the world's largest roller coasters, a tranquil botanical garden and peaceful pathways.

Your 5-hour city tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Important: Itinerary is subject to change during holidays and special occasions. Please contact the local tour operator for information and confirmation

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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NOTE: lots of walking so wear comfortable shoes and clothing.
I would highly recommend this tour as it was great value and you really get a taste of mexico in a few hours along with a thorough history lesson.
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I lost 2 tour booked from viator, company did not give accurate i formation
Marcia_B, Dec 2019
I bought a tour with hotel pick up, when i arrive to mexico, i call to reconfirm driver, tney said my hotel was out of the area , viator knew from the begging my hotel Information, i was a 2 hours from location local operator could pick me up, so I lost the tour, my time and know, not sure if they will refund my money, second day, i took a taxi to Pick point for the second tour i had booked with this company, guess what, they left me , i was 10 minutes earlier, i call The local operator. They said they leave early because they have enough people. Never will buy from this company. People sounds from asia, so they are reselling local tour but without the proper information
Mexico City Sightseeing Tour
siu_h, Dec 2019
The tour is good and very informed , but is a lot of walking, fortunately the weather is very nice, not too hot but comfortable , I think the tour is decent.
Great choice!
Sharnie R, Oct 2019
This was a very worthwhile tour, Oscar our guide was very professional and passionate about imparting information on the history of Mexico. He coped magnificently with 3 languages, spoke fluently in English, French & Spanish so no one missed out on any explanations. We saw a number of good sites, enjoyed a great coffee and finished the tour with a walk in the Historic downtown area - it was excellent!
Very knowledgeable guide
Akhter_C, Jul 2019
Jose was very knowledgeable, thorough, prompt and well organised. I really enjoyed, the tour. Our guide was passionate about his work. And that rubbed off on us. Could not be better!
Good Introduction to Some Noteworthy Mexico City Sites
Donald_S, Jun 2019
The first, and longest, part of the tour was a walking tour of some noteworthy sites near our hotel in the Reforma area. We had not expected that much walking, but it was not overly taxing. Then we drove to the National Archaeology Museum, where the guide walked us through several of the exhibits, explaining important eras in the history of Mexico.
Excellent and very knowledgable tour guide
Magdalena_Z, May 2019
Our tour guide whos name was Renaldo was excellent and extremely knowledgable about the history of mexico. Due to not many people signing up for the tour, we had the tour guide all to ourselves and he was fantastic at answering all of our questions. I would highly recommend this tour as it was great value and you really get a taste of mexico in a few hours along with a thorough history lesson.
Overview: A great way to gain...
John B, Aug 2018
Overview: A great way to gain insight into some of Mexico City's key historic sights. Our guide, Jose, really gets into the details much like a professor who is passionate about his area of expertise. NOTE: lots of walking so wear comfortable shoes and clothing. - Departure Details: Jose met us at our pick up point right on time. We then went to two nearby locations where we picked up four other tourists. Our total group had seven persons. - Metropolitan Cathedral and National Palace: We first strolled through a pedestrian zone/shopping district where we saw lots of colonial buildings. At the cathedral Jose told us all about it and we had time to check it out. A very peaceful place yet it is enormous. We were then escorted into the National Palace a short walk from the cathedral where we spent time learning about the famous Diego Rivera murals. Total time for both places was at least two hours. - Silversmith and Anthropological Museum: On our way to the museum we stopped in a neighborhood and saw a silversmith at work and had the opportunity to purchase some silver jewelry and souvenirs. The craftsmanship was amazing and the prices very reasonable. IMHO, this reminded me more of a wholesaler than a retailer. Spent maybe 35 minutes there then off to the museum. NOTE: bring your own lunch and snacks so you can spend all of your time at the museum looking around and no time in the cafeteria. We asked Jose if we could purchase lunch at the museum, which we did and it was lovely, but it turned into about a 45 minute sit down lunch which ate into our museum time, pun intended. - Chapultapec Area: We didn't stroll though this area, although this is where the museum is.
Very good tour! Our guide Jose was...
Kyle S, Aug 2018
Very good tour! Our guide Jose was very knowledgeable and gave us a lot of information on the history of Mexico. When a couple of people were taking a long time looking in a silver shop, our driver took us to a local church and a small local crafts shop. Was a vey nice tour.
So much ground covered in numerous...
Damien C, Apr 2018
So much ground covered in numerous locations with an extremely knowledgeable guide. Picked up from hotel in modern air conditioned van and straight to it. Great locations - Post Office, Cathedral, Presidential Palace, Tiled house and Anthropology museum. Recommended
Make sure you understand where to...
Kimberly S, Mar 2018
Make sure you understand where to meet the tour. I was under the mistaken impression the we had hotel pick-up. Waited for two hours and no pick up.
Brilliant guide, informative and...
Philip S, Mar 2018
Brilliant guide, informative and interesting and a sense of humour.
Great tour highly informative...
Irina F, Mar 2018
Great tour highly informative, excellent guide, great group of people on board! We enjoyed it tremendously, and this is the 2nd time since 2011 when we book this tour. Highly recommend!!!
Wonderful. Too much to absorb in 6...
EDGAR E, Feb 2018
Wonderful. Too much to absorb in 6 hours and too many things going on at the same time. I did this in a Saturday, it seems like everyone was out to celebrate.
Our tour ended up to be private so...
Janet_T, Feb 2018
Our tour ended up to be private so we got full attention. Our guide was great - can't remember his name. We moved through the difference sites efficiently.
Very friendly and knowledgable...
Elizabeth B, Jan 2018
Very friendly and knowledgable guide. Really enjoyed the walk through the historic region.However, we were disappointed that we weren't able to go in the Palacio de Bellas Artes.There was only one guide for both English and Spanish which was a bit distracting, but the guide handled it very well.Excellent review of Diego Rivera murals by guide.
This tour is an absolute MUST! The...
VICTORIA_L, Jan 2018
This tour is an absolute MUST! The beautiful cathedrals, land marks and architectural designs, paintings, museums...along with the shopping excursions - fantastic! To know that the cathedrals are sinking and engineering efforts are underway to preserve these historical landmarks is a once in a lifetime opportunity. If you don't get to the Mayan ruins YOU MUST SEE IT or the Museums YOU WILL KICK YOURSELF IF YOU DON'T GO this tour....ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY AMAZING!!!
The tour got off to a timely start...
Nandlal S, Dec 2017
The tour got off to a timely start on a beautiful day in Mexico City, but our tour guide Omar always seemed to be in a hurry. He mostly stayed with one or two of his favorite people, didn't care if everyone was around him when he tried to explain things which mostly were delivered in Spanish. During a bio break, one of our group members tripped in the restroom and sprained her ankle. She arranged for an Uber with her fellow companion and left the tour midstream. Omar had no clue about her until we informed him about this accident as he was busy smoking somewhere with his friend.
Our guide was the best and very...
Philip A, Dec 2017
Our guide was the best and very informative. Every question was answered and he was incredible!! He was very passionate with the history of Mexico City!! Also very good!!
This tour was not what I thought it...
daniel.r.beckham, Dec 2017
This tour was not what I thought it would be. The tour started almost 45 minutes late due to traffic. The guide, Theresa, spoke English but not very well. During the tour, we were supposed to see the National Palace, however, it was closed due to a government event. Then, we went to the National Museum of Anthropology which was nice but we passed many sites along the way that we could have walked to and explored.
Was not all that impressed with the...
Jeffie, Dec 2017
Was not all that impressed with the tour guide who kinda rambled on with his explanations of the sights we saw. Would not recommend such a short tour of Mexico City 3.5 hours and I had 3 days.
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