Historic Center of Mexico City Private Walking Tour

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From $123.00

51 reviews   (4.90)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 5 hours

Departs: Mexico City, Mexico City

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Let´s find out why this city is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities of the world. Beautiful buildings, streets, amazing museums and the jewel of Mexico city, located at the very core of the city: the Templo Major Building.
This is a walking tour through time and the profound roots of Mexico´s identity.
Discover emblematic streets and corners, places that not even the locals know. Feel safe with your local guide who will tell you the history in a fun way with curious facts that will make your tour a cultural memorable experience!

What's Included

Admission Tickets to Museums

Bottled water

Certified Bilingual Guide

Snack and refreshment beverage

What's Not Included


Lunch and other beverages

Private transportation

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • YOUTH: Age: 3 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 90

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Museo del Templo Mayor
Panoramic view of archeological site of Templo Mayor.
Our tour will begin where the story of the city begun, that is; the archeological site of Mexico Tenochtitlan. In this place we will see the Templo Mayor, considered to be the axis mundi of the Aztec civilization. The imposing ruins remain now as silent witnesses of our ancient culture. You will discover the importance of this strategic city, not only in terms of its location but also because the power that it consolidated in only 300 hundred years of its history.

From your hotel to this first spot we´ll get 30 minutes.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

National Palace
We will continue walking in the same area to have an amazing panoramic view of the National Palace, formerly the palace of Moctezuma one of the last “tlatoanis” (meaning emperors in nahuatl language) of the Aztec Empire. Many presidents have live there and it has been the office of political power for many years.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Catedral Metropolitana de la Ciudad de Mexico
We will continue the walking and make a break to visit the Metropolitan Cathedral A mixture of different styles like the gothic, the Mexican barroque, herrerian, and finally the neo classic style. Despite the variety of styles, the interior of the cathedral will exceed all your expectations. Different chapels erected to honor different saints of the catholic church, are holders of an invaluable history. If we are lucky and we get there on time we will be able to visit “The Sacristy” better known as the Mexican Sixteenth Chapel .

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Panoramic view and explanation of the history of the Plaza de la Constitución and the main buildings around.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Francisco I. Madero Avenue
Nice walk through Madero Street visiting some of the most important colonial buildings and churches.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

House of Tiles (Casa de los Azulejos)
At the end of Maderos street we will visit this emblematic colonial building, where you will discover it's history and the interior of the house by having time to relax and have a refreshing typical beverage.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Palacio de Bellas Artes
Finally our tour will end at the Palace of Fine Arts one of the most beautiful buildings of the beginnings of the twentieth century. The inside and outside of this majestic building were aimed to be a place where concerts, travelling as well as permanent art exhibitions take place. Built in a Neo classic style this building houses beautiful paintings of Mexican paintors like Rufino Tamayo, David Alfaro Siqueiros and Diego Rivera, among many others.
We will only visit the lobby area to admire the internal architecture and decor details, the we will visit second and third floor to admire some of the most important murals of the XX century, made by Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Rufino Tamayo among others.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


Best Tour!
lagalicia88, 21-12-2022
We took this tour with Luisa. She was the BEST! She was extremely knowledgeable and informative. This was our 6th trip to CDMX and she taught us so many new things. She was able to point out small details of the Historic Center that we had walked by many times and did not know existed. She was kind and patient, making sure that we were okay, hydrated, and not tired. She let us set the walking pace. I wish every tour guide was like her. We absolutely recommend this company. If I could give more stars I would!
Fabulous Highlights of Downtown Mexico City Tour!
Daniel_F, 14-12-2022
Alicia (and Brendan) were excellent guides. We visited/experienced: Palacio de Bellas Artes, Plaza de la Constitución (Zocalo), Benito Juárez Hemicycle Monument, Piñatas during Posadas (12-24 December). Our walking tour traced Mexico’s history from the Aztec Templo Mayor via 300 years of Spanish colonialism (1521-1820) to the present. I highly recommend this informative tour. We staid in Hilton Reforma and the tour begins literally there and is an easy walk. You could certainly see the sites for yourself from the outside but you’d miss out in all the very detailed explanations provided by Alicia. Communication prior to the trip was also prompt. We ended up chatting after the tour over coffee in Finca Don Porfirio overlooking the Palacio de Bellas Artes in a wonderful 24C.
Perfect Birthday!
Evan_S, 13-12-2022
Hector and the tour company were very accommodating to organizing the tour as we saw fit and based on the things we wanted to see. Hector had all the necessary knowledge for us to enjoy the day and understand the historical significance of what we were experiencing. This tour was part of the celebration of my 30th birthday and ended with a nightcap of drinks and a special gift from Hector which made my day! We appreciated Hector for such a great day and recommendations to use later in our trip. We highly recommend hector and this walking tour for anyone really wanting to understand how CDMX came to be and see a large majority of sites in one afternoon.
Incredible history and culture
Adventurer568417, 14-11-2022
Our tour was in November. The guide, Hector, met us in front of the MUMEDI museum. We spent 4+ hours touring the Templo Mayor, the Cathedral, Templo de San Francisco, and lunch at the house of tiles.

Hector was very knowledgeable and also flexible with the itinerary.
A Mexico City Must!
Juliann W, 05-11-2022
Lili and Anna were fantastic tour guides! We learned so much about past and present Mexico City. Fascinating stuff! I appreciated all their local knowledge and recommendations.

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