Mexican-American War, The Battlefields ©
Churubusco, Chapultepec, US Cemetery
Chauffeured Day Tour and Lunch
Private Group - 9 hours - Adults 18+ - From US $289 pp
Tue-Sun at 9 AM - By reservation only
Discover the legacy of the Mexican-American War and the neighborhoods which it spanned through the city. We show you some of the hidden secrets left on the way.
What You Will Do
In this private, guided, tour encircling Mexico City. We will take you on a special route to all highlights which include the Churubusco, Molino del Rey and Chapultepec battlegrounds.
We will learn of the US-Irish defectors that came to fight on the Mexican side and formed the Saint Patrick's Batallion.
The route followed by the US Army will be the back bone of our whole visit. 95% of the attractions lie along of it.
We will learn how two of the army generals, Taylor and Grant, later became US presidents after a war that was fiercely opposed by Rep. Abraham Lincoln.
Not only will we visit the Lincoln monument but those of Washington and MLK Jr., as well..
We will understand how the theory of Manifest Destiny became the excuse for this war led by President Polk.
We will visit the first ever US National Cemetery which guards the remains of those US soldiers which died on foreign soil.
Where You Will Be
We will pick you up at your accommodation within the Mexico City limits before heading south to Churubusco, where the experience begins. We will visit the former convent that served as a fortress for the Mexican Army. Then we will embark on a circle tour of town for the rest of the experience.
What Is Included
Round trip from your accommodations and back.
The experience's host and expert along an experienced driver.
Entrance to all open private or public locations, including the national museums.
A light Mexican lunch.
You will meet and confront the real battlefields where US Americans were called to fight for the very first time in history. You will see the fortifications of the Mexican Army, later taken by the US Americans.
The visit will take you to fabulous museums depicting the enterprise of taking Mexico City by the US Marines. You will learn of the Catholic conflict which led to the Irish defecting from the US Army and taking the Mexican side.
You will visit the very first US National Cemetery, unfortunately never visited by a sitting US President and where scores of heroic US soldiers rest in peace.
Ending Point, Facilities and Transportation
In this visit, you are chauffeured all the time from your accommodations and back. 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.
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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.