• Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Duration: 11 hours (approx.)
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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

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.

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.

jglsongs United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was an excellent tour - giving an in depth explanation of major tourist sights, however without the knowledge, spirit and motivation of our guide Jerson...Gerson...sorry, not sure of his spelling?, it would have been business as usual. The Coyoacán neighborhood, Frida Kahlo, the church of St. John the Baptist and the history of the neighborhood, as well as the university, the UNAM library, and Xochimilco were all explained in its history, its growth, its significance and even its future. A great tour - an excellent lunch on the Xochimilco waters and a fun group, made more fun by our guide.

Gabriel G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Wonderful tour starting with Rivera and Gorman’s frescos at UNAM, then Coyoacan neighborhood and Frida Kahlo museum.

Hanne R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This tour was EXCELLENT. I was a female traveling alone with no Spanish...this particular tour was one of my two favorites. The experiences on the boats and trip to the university would have not been possible on my own. Our guide and bus driver were extremely friendly and helpful to everyone on our tour...they made you feel, you had been friends for a long time...in a very professional way.

Frida's house is a MUST, but can be done on your own...but the trip provided the bus to take you to the university and Xochimilco boat rides...that was absolutely spectacular...what an incredible experience. I met wonderful people on the tour and it was an excellent experience. I HIGHLY recommend this trip.

Jeffrey Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

I enjoyed the Frida museum. There was enough time to go through everything. The museum is very small and crowded though. Going with this tour group allowed us to skip the line. The boat ride was great and we had lunch on the boat. There were people who came to our boat and sang for us. You have to pay for lunch and tip the people that sing on your boat. After the boat ride there was time given to shop for souvenirs It was a unique experience. We did a brief stop at the National University for photo ops at the end of the tour.

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