Mexico City holds a lot of stories — some 700 years’ worth of them, in fact! This Mexico City tour will walk you through the city’s past and present, with some insight into where its future is going.
But first, we have to start — where else? — at the beginning! We’ll tell you the legend behind this big city and you’ll get to understand what culture shock the Spaniards must have experienced when they first arrived to this part of America.
We’ll then jump through time into the conquest years, as we explore city streets and visit one of the most important buildings from the colonial period. We’ll learn how native traditions changed, and how the Aztec gods were replaced by a new religion previously unknown to the locals in this land.
From there, we’ll skip from colonial times into modern-day Mexico City, and travel like a local, riding the subway to a community market. Along the way, your guide will share with you some facts about public transit in one of the biggest cities in the world.
Our transit trip will lead us to one of the most exotic markets in town. Here you’ll get to try a few samples, and if you find something you love, you’re welcome to order more — we’ll help you navigate all the exciting snacks on display!
We’ll then grab some dessert and coffee or tea over at the Fine Arts Palace (Palacio de Bellas Artes), a gorgeous building that has gone from being a colonial-era convent into a modern-day display of Mexican arts and culture. We’ll finish our tour here — 700 years wrapped up into one epic day!
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, entrance fees, public transportation, samples of local products.
Exclusions: Lunch, drinks, souvenirs and items of a personal nature, tips/gratuities for your guide.
Dress standard: We recommend dressing comfortably and wearing comfortable walking shoes. Bring a light jacket or sweater and, during the rainy season (May to September), we recommend bringing a raincoat or umbrella. Leave your valuables, such as passports and credit cards, in the hotel and only bring a small amount of spending cash. Keep large cameras discreetly stored in a backpack.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Child Policy: Travelers under 12 years of age are not permitted to join this tour.