Master Intro © for Mexico City First Timers
Historic Center Walking Tour
Small Group - 3 hours - Adults 18+ - From US $89 pp
Daily at 10 AM - By reservation only
Have fun discovering 700 years of history in Mexico City's Historic Center while enjoying the most complete introduction to town. See the main monuments and visit relevant sites. A must for first timers and newcomers.
This experience takes place within two UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
What You Will Do
Beginning at its very heart, we will stroll past all of its central top landmarks while sharing its history, culture, growth and development in the last 7 centuries.
In a metropolitan area with over 20 million people, depending on how far you want to keep counting; this megacity boosts a plethora of attractions that is impossible to get to know and visit in a lifetime.
From Aztec ruins to modern edifications, from tragedies of war to the glory of Olympic Games, from humble crops to a world class cuisine, from great open spaces to hidden corners, it will be my pleasure to introduce you to my hometown and to show you its worldwide influence.
Our job is to build a magical experience to personally show you the reaches and magnificence of its size and heritage, while making your imagination go wild as you come to grips with all of the possibilities available locally.
Founded in 1325 AD (almost 700 years ago), much older than Tokyo, Nairobi or New York, and similar to some European capitals like Amsterdam, Mexico City is a historical icon, a cultural beacon and a megacity to be reckoned with.
Many visitors get stuck without grasping the real magnitude of the city. While we never leave its Historic Center; as newcomers, you will be explained the composition of the whole city.
Where You Will Be
We will be in the Historic Center of Mexico City, a UN World Heritage Site by itself, host to another one, a UN Memory Site and to more than two UNESCO Intangible World Heritages.
Along the route, we will introduce you to 1 Great Aztec Temple, 1 Cathedral, 8 palaces, the city’s 3 largest plazas, 3 churches, the Spanish Inquisition, 1 central park, 5 former convents, scores of museums, 4 theaters and much more while learning the size of town and its sites.
What Is Included
· The experience's host and expert.
· Entrance to some private or public locations has been agreed and is fully included.
· A complimentary bottle of water or soft drink will be offered.
On this experience you will discover 700 years of Mexican history and the most important monuments in the Historic Center. All of this will be seen through the times of the Aztec Empire, 1325 AD, the Spanish Colonial Period, 1519, the Mexican Independent Period, 1810 and the Modern Period, 1910.
Ending Point, Facilities and Transportation
Visits do not return to the starting point. This experience ends at Palacio de Bellas Artes, close to Metrobus station Bellas Artes on Line 4N. Bellas Artes metro station is on-site. Uber or other cars can pick you up on #18 Avenida Juárez. Your host will always remain with you until he makes sure everyone has the right directions and/or help for their next destination.
Things to Keep in Mind
Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.
With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.
You will always have the best available perspective.
Our tours follow the best routes possible for enjoying the experience in the shortest distance.
Our unique collection of themes sets us apart. All our topics are carefully selected for the discerning tourist.
High Standards and Award-Winning Experiences
Every experience is vetted for exclusive access, and some have been awarded top prices for their quality and uniqueness.
Any experience can be canceled at least 7 days before the experience starts for a refund minus a 20% processing charge. Rescheduling and changes can be made at least 3 days before the experience starts. Refunds are counted from the original date of purchase.
Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. All experiences include a long walk, mostly under the sun, with very few restroom stops (depending on the destination). Liquids aren't allowed inside venues, please be willing to dispose of your containers.
We begin on the dot and do not wait for missing participants. Neither you or us can be late to our next destination.
This experience goes on rain or shine, please come prepared. In case of rain, we will do our best to spend as much time as possible indoors. In case of unforeseen closures of streets or venues, we are always prepared with an equivalent or alternate route.