• Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Duration: 11 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 43.00 View price calendar

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Save by booking two popular Mexico City tours with this Super Saver featuring some of Mexico City’s best sites. Discover the colonial beauty of Coyoacán, stroll through North America's oldest university and gain insight into Frida Kahlo’s life and artwork at her former home of Casa Azul. Then, drift through the waterways of Xochimilco, a UNESCO site, and enjoy snacks aboard a ‘trajinera’ boat. You’ll come away with unique experiences and knowledge of Aztec history and colonial architecture.

Highlights

  • Mexico City Super Saver, combining two popular guided tours at a discounted price
  • Explore the cobblestone streets of Coyoacán and the National Autonomous University of Mexico
  • See murals by Diego Rivera and Juan O'Gorman at the UNESCO-listed Central Campus, and visit San Juan Bautista
  • Wander through the Frida Kahlo Museum, and learn about the artist’s colorful life and famous works
  • Float on a boat called a trajinera down the canals of Xochimilco, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Learn about the history of Coyoacán, Frida Kahlo and Xochimilco from an expert guide
  • Museum entry, boat ride and round-trip transport from central meeting points included

What You Can Expect

Mexico City Super Saver: Coyoacán and Frida Kahlo Museum plus Xochimilco and National University

Visit the Frida Khalo museum during your tour

Coyoacán, National University and Frida Kahlo Museum
After meeting your guide in downtown Mexico City, your full-day tour kicks off at Coyoacán, which dates back to pre-Hispanic times. Admire 16th-century mansions along cobblestone streets, and learn about one of Mexico City’s oldest neighborhoods from your informative guide. Today, the area has blossomed into a cultural nexus for intellectuals and artists.

Visit the National Autonomous University of Mexico, built in 1551, and check out the UNESCO-listed Central Campus, a collaboration that came together in 1952 involving more than 60 engineers, architects and artists, including muralists Diego Rivera and Juan O´Gorman.

Next, head over to Jardín Hidalgo, and enjoy a lunch break here (own expense) in the garden area boasting restaurants, studios and craft stalls. Next, enter the church of San Juan Bautista with your guide and admire the paintings inside.

A fan of Frida Kahlo? At Coyoacán Casa Azul (Blue House), or the Frida Kahlo Museum, immerse yourself in the tumultuous life and iconic artwork of this beloved artist. It is here where Kahlo lived and loved with her husband, Diego Rivera. Enjoy an hour of free time in the museum.

Xochimilco
Your Mexico City sightseeing adventure continues at Xochimilco, located 17 miles (28 km) south of Mexico City, a waterway network of floating gardens of flowers. An ecological reserve and a UNESCO World Heritage site, this valley was a lake during Aztec times. To get around the scarcity of arable soil back then, the people developed chinampas, islands with floating reed mats with soil.

Spend about an hour drifting peacefully along the canals and admiring the chinampas from your colorful, flat-bottomed boat called a trajinera. Hear festive music from other boats, occupied by families and visitors celebrating weddings, birthdays and other happy occasions.

As your boatman moves the vessel along by pulling a pole through the water, pass other painted vessels transporting passengers and check out boat-vendors selling fresh food. Enjoy an array of dishes and drinks for purchase, including roasted corn, mole, mixiote (barbequed meat), tacos, carnitas, quesadillas, pulque (milk-colored alcoholic beverage) and micheladas (Mexican beer-based cocktail).

Your day tour ends with drop-off back at the central meeting points.

Customer Reviews

Jeanne

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Easy way to get around Mexico City's sites!

Nancy V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Our tour guide Don Antonio was incredibly insightful. We were definitely grateful to have purchased this package when we arrived at the Frida Kahlo Museum as the entrance was a madhouse. If we had not chosen this tour we would have queued for an eternity.

Joshua L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Such an amazing tour! I've been to Mexico City several times and this is the first time we got to visit Coyoacan, Frida's house, National University, and Xochimilco. Skipping the line at Frida's house and not having to wait a few hours is worth the price of this tour alone. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and answered everyone's questions. I recommend that you bring pesos and in small bills and coins, as it is easier to split the cost of food, drinks, mariachi, and tips at the end of the Xochimilco boat ride.

Min K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

For the price of this tour, this was a wonderful tour. Starting out from Coyoacan and ending Xochimilco. I highly recommend this tour! Our tour guide Sergio was very knowledgeable in history and places to check out when we had some time at each of the locations.

Jessie J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

All in all this was a great tour. You get to see several amazing places in one day. Although I would agree with more time at Frida Kahlo Museum or Xochimilco instead of the University stop.

awwojtek

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This tour was incredible! It was so nice to have all of the logistics figured out for you, and to be able to skip the line at the Frida Kahlo museum. The best part of the day was definitely the trajineras of Xochimilco--we're still talking about how much fun we had!

WILLIAM P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Xochimilco Tour was a great experience. The other sites too are excellent. Emmanuel and Clarita were great guides, Highly recommended,

George T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

We could have had a bit longer at Frida Kahlo's house but otherwise it was a great experience.

Roberto M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Good tour. I am not sure I liked Xochimilco much but, the rest was quite nice.

Karl M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Absolutely amazing tour and great experience! Getting to cut the line at the Frida Kahlo Museum made a huge difference and was worth being a part of the tour. Also had some time to explore the Coyoacan neighborhood. Xochimilco was definitely the highlight of this tour. The history of the area is absolutely fascinating and the colors and sights are just unreal. The National University also made for an interesting stop on the way back into the city and well worth a visit to see the stunning murals. Overall, I highly recommend this tour - great value for your money.

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