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Mexico City: Teotihuacan, Guadalupe Shrine & Tlatelolco Tour

1. Mexico City: Teotihuacan, Guadalupe Shrine & Tlatelolco Tour

Make the most of your next trip to Mexico City with a trio of Mexico’s must-see historical monuments. Mexican Root is a celebration of the civilizations and cultures that have made Mexico what it is today. Visit the legendary Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Tlatelolco and the Pyramids of Teotihuacan on this full-day excursion from Mexico City. Your first stop will be in Tlatelolco, Mexico City’s most significant archaeological site. Alongside temples dedicated to Mexican deities, learn the more macabre side of their history, including human sacrifices, mass graves, and the so-called Lovers of Tlatelolco  Continue to the Guadalupe Shrine, located in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. In this 18th-century shrine, you’ll see a cloak with the image of Guadalupe as you learn about her significance to the culture and people of modern Mexico. Spot where Our Lady of Guadalupe is said to have appeared to an indigenous Mexican. Then have time to lunch and recharge energies. Head to one of the most jaw-dropping sites in Mexico, the great Teotihuacan Pyramids to explore the mystical site with the guide. See the Pyramid of the Sun, with its more than 200 feet tall, the largest in Mesoamerica. Along with a trip along the Avenue of the Dead learn about the origins of this religious city and see the Temples of Quetzalpapalotl, the Temple of the Feathered Shells, and the Pyramid of the Moon Enjoy a tour full of adventure, history, and some of the most breathtaking views of Mexico.

Mexico City: Xochimilco, Coyoacan, Frida Kahlo & UNAM

2. Mexico City: Xochimilco, Coyoacan, Frida Kahlo & UNAM

Enjoy a full-day guided tour of Mexico City’s most enchanting neighborhoods. Cruise along the Aztec-era Xochimilco canals, explore the colonial district, and admire the murals in the UNAM. Departing from Downtown Mexico City, head south, passing the most important sites of the modern city. Stop off at a local cooperative shop that helps the Mexican local artisans. The next stop is University City, where you can admire the many murals at the Rectory, and wander around the main campus' Central Library. The campus also includes an impressive volcano-shaped, 63,000-seat Olympic Stadium. Head to the eye-catching Xochimilco and board a trajinera - a colorful, gondola-like boat - for a ride through the neighborhood’s famous canals. As you indulge in local treats and try your hand at bartering, your guide will share the incredible details of what makes this area a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, visit the colonial district of Coyoacan and admire the rambling 16th-century houses of Francisco Sosa Street. As you wander its tree-lined streets, you’ll learn how this city has played a part in historical empires like the Aztec and Spanish to becoming a cultural capital and home to Octavio Paz, Leon Trotsky, Diego Rivera, and Frida Kahlo. At Casa Azul, Kahlo’s home and now museum, we’ll immerse ourselves in the trailblazing life of one of Mexico’s most original artists. Mexico is known the world over for its living history and the breathtaking art of renowned artists, like Frida Kahlo, whose impact is still felt today. Visit the Frida Kahlo's Museum called "La Casa Azul". Housed in the striking cobalt blue house where she was born and returned for the last years of her life, the Casa Azul. See a large assortment of pre-Hispanic artifacts, Mexican folk art, and indigenous jewelry from her personal collection. Enjoy a day full of Aztec history, Mexican art, and delicious flavors that combines some of the Mexico City's must sees in one tour.

Mexico City: Frida Kahlo Museum Entry Ticket

3. Mexico City: Frida Kahlo Museum Entry Ticket

Visit the emblematic Frida Kahlo Museum with this entry ticket. When visiting Mexico City you don't want to miss the iconic home of Frida Kahlo. Learn about the daily life of this artistic couple and enjoy the peace of the gardens too. The Frida Kahlo Museum is also known as La Casa Azul (The Blue House) thanks to its blue walls. This historic house, where Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera lived, is now an art museum, dedicated to the life and work of Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo.

Mexico City: Chapultepec Castle and Anthropology Museum Tour

4. Mexico City: Chapultepec Castle and Anthropology Museum Tour

Explore the life of the Mexican Emperor Maximilian I of Habsburg on a tour of Chapultepec Castle, located on top of Mexico City's Chapultepec Hill, a site once sacred to the Aztecs. Venture inside the stunning monument, and discover rooms of classical European ornamentations. Stroll the halls full of light and discover stairways made of marble. Admire the sculptures and busts of historical figures, such as Emperor Cuauhtémoc and the Spanish Conquistador Hernán Cortés, along the way. Then depart Chapultepec Castle (also known as the "National Museum of History") and break for lunch, before going to the National Museum of Anthropology. Experience one of the most important anthropology museums in Latin America and explore rooms that detail the pre-Hispanic culture of the Maya, Toltec, and other ethnic peoples through the ages. Learn more from your bilingual guide, and benefit from the chance to chat about Mexican history.

Mexico City: Anthropology Museum Skip-the-Line Ticket

5. Mexico City: Anthropology Museum Skip-the-Line Ticket

Skip the line and visit one of the most important buildings in Latin America, with rooms that contain the pre-Hispanic evidence of the Mexicas, Mayas, Toltecs, and more cultures from the country through time. The Anthropology Museum is the most emblematic place safeguarding the Mexican indigenous legacy. It stands as a symbol of identity, and as a mentor for generations that want to know about their cultural roots. Wonder at its innovative design, the art, and the symbolism that has given the building a well-known personality around the world. Here, you will see a great collection of pre-Hispanic objects that were found in different parts of the country, which were made by the various cultures that developed in the vast territory that is now Mexico.

Mexico City: Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe Tour

6. Mexico City: Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe Tour

Visit the Basilica of Guadalupe, a religious site that sees over 20 million pilgrims annually. The shrine is the most important in the Catholic world and one of the world’s 20 most-visited places. The Virgin of Guadalupe is part of Mexican identity. Experience the influence in Mexican culture throughout the day. Tour the basilica and climb Tepeyac Hill during this 4-hour activity. According to believers, the hill was the site of the miracle of the apparition of fresh flowers and the first of the apparitions of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Visit the museum of the basilica, located in the old Capuchin convent. Afterwards, take some time to explore on your own or attend mass.

Mexico City: Anthropology Museum Guided Visit

7. Mexico City: Anthropology Museum Guided Visit

Enter the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City almost a half century after it was established, and discover why it remains the flagship enclosure safeguarding the legacy of the Mexican indigenous people. Standing as a symbol of identity and a mentor to generations seeking to dig into their cultural roots, the museum is the most popular in Mexico, attracting some 2 million visitors per year. Get insights into the various exhibits and their significance from your guide. Look at objects excavated from archaeological sites, covering vast territories in what is now modern-day Mexico. Learn about the various cultures that created them. Visit rooms where small objects, such as spear points are on display. These were used by early hunters on the continent more than 10,000 years ago. See simple clay pieces used in daily life and as symbolic articles in religious ceremonies. Admire impressive objects such as the Stone of the Sun (Aztec calendar stone). Your guide will explain the meaning of these valuable contributions to Mexico, as well as the ways historians have been challenged to re-think the development of the Mesoamerican people including Mayan, Aztec and Zapotec cultures. Enjoy some free time to explore the museum on your own after the guided tour. 

Mexico City: Latin American Tower and Bicentennial Museum

8. Mexico City: Latin American Tower and Bicentennial Museum

Enjoy amazing views at the Latin American Tower with 360-degree panoramic views of Mexico City on the 44th floor, get access to the City Museum, and the Bicentennial Museum.  Marvel at the 182-meter skyscraper covered with glass and aluminum that was the tallest building in the city until 1972. Take in the impressive view of the city's skyline from the majestic terrace on its 44th floor.  Stop at the Museum of the City and the Tower on the 38th floor to find out more about the history of the site where the tower was built, how it is a symbol of the city, and learn about other monuments in the city.  Head to the Bicentennial Museum on the 36th floor and pass through more than 200 years of history which exhibits different political, social, and cultural aspects of Mexico. Enjoy little-known facts and unpublished documents. 

México City: Wrestling Tour

9. México City: Wrestling Tour

Feel the intensity of the ring on a guided tour of México City's Arena Mexico. Learn about la Lucha Libre with a shot of tequila from your guide. Watch live fights and take a scenic ride on the Capital Bus Zócalo. Enjoy a panoramic view on board of the double floor bus with a retractable roof visiting Monumento a la Revolucion, Alameda Central, Glorieta de Colón, and Parroquia de la Sta. Veracruz. Arriving at Arena Mexico you will receive a free mask and a shot of tequila and will live and understand the culture of the wrestling art, explained by the guide. Mexican wrestling began in 1840, one hundred years before it became an official sport. The first wrestling took place in public squares, theaters, bull rings, or any small box ring where fight demonstrations take place. At the beginning of the 20th century, most of the wrestling promoters were foreigners, for example, the Italian Giovanni Resselech, who organized two wrestling seasons in 1910, and the Belgian Constant le Marin, who first made a presentation including a Mexican versus a Romanian wrestler in 1921. With this background and the increasing popularity of this activity, the first wrestling function was made in Arena Mexico on September 21st of 1933, on the previously called Arena Modelo.

Mexico City: Memory and Tolerance Museum Entry Ticket

10. Mexico City: Memory and Tolerance Museum Entry Ticket

Visit the Memory and Tolerance Museum, a unique space in Mexico City and an international benchmark, with this entrance ticket. The museum's mission is to create awareness through historical memory, particularly of the Holocaust and other crimes against humanity such as the Armenian genocides, Rwanda, Guatemala, Cambodia, Darfur, and Yugoslavia, warning visitors about the danger of indifference, discrimination and violence. The museum seeks to promote tolerance, a culture of peace, respect for human rights, and social action. It also offers a historical and human experience through each of its 43 rooms of permanent exhibitions in which you can access more than 1,200 objects, documents, and audiovisual pieces. Your entry ticket includes an audioguide in Spanish and English. The permanent art installations and pieces include: • Lost Potential installation by Jan Hendrix • Lozano-Hemmer installation metronomes • The Wings of Peace, a sculptural and interactive work by Jorge Marin • YOU, a sculptural and interactive work by Rivelino • Cube, an installation by Jan Hendrix • Train wagon used in World War II for the transfer of prisoners • Non-Violence Project, a sculpture by Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd • Fragment of the Berlin Wall

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What people are saying about Mexico City, Mexico

Highly recommend this tour! It was fantastic, and the trajinera ride were an unforgettable experience! If you end up opting out of the Frida museum, there is a wonderful market down the street with souvenirs, crafts, food, fresh juices etc. Worth a visit!

Great way to get to know Mexican history. Guides were awesome, answered all questions, and were very friendly. Highly recommend it to anyone looking for a day trip where they don't have to worry about anything.

Our guide was very good and we enjoyed the tour and the information provided by the guide. I highly recommend getting a guide. After the tour you still have time to revisit on your own.

Wonderful experience! Our guide was very knowledgeable. We had a great time. Highly recommend booking this tour if you want to see the pyramids.

You must print you voucher. They do not accept codes on your phone.