Looking for Mexico City tours? In that case, it means you're about to experience one of the most vibrant, historic cities in the world. Buckle up! Mexico City is one of the oldest cities in the Americas, imbuing in it a culture so colorful and unique you'll never want to leave.
From the Aztec empire to its conquest by the Spanish and finally the Mexican revolution, you'll have your pick of fascinating landmarks, unique museums, and gorgeous parks and cantinas.
One of the best ways to experience this history is with a guide. Let a guide tell you stories of wars past and how battles, heroes, and triumphs are woven into the capital's architecture. But with many to choose from, we've narrowed down the best Mexico City tours so you can spend days learning about this charming town.
Keep reading to find out which are the best Mexico City tours you should join while you're visiting Mexico City! During these tours, you'll find quirky, exciting, and fun things to do.
6 amazing Mexico City tour experiences
Hosted by Amigo Tours
Teotihuacan is an ancient pre-Columbian city in Mexico. Tlatelolco is a 14th-century Aztec market town excavated from beneath the capital. During this in-depth combo tour from Mexico City, enjoy guided visits of both sites, topped off with a stop at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, one of the world's famous Catholic pilgrimage sites. All entrance fees are included for a seamless experience.
You can't visit Mexico City without heading to one of the oldest historical landmarks in the world—Teotihuacan. Formally a whole city, you'll see the ancient Aztec market town, Tlatelolco, as well as the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a pilgrimage site visited by over 20 million people every year. Cap it all off with a tequila tasting and learn about the delicious elixir from the agave plant.
Cost: USD 45 pp
Duration: 9 hours
Hosted by Skip The Line Tour
A renowned artist, Frida Kahlo, lived in what's now called The Blue House, a beautiful residence in one of the most charming neighborhoods in Mexico City.
Step into the painter's universe, where she lived most of her life with her family and, later on, her husband, Diego Rivera. Listen as your guide will share with you the intimate and tragic story of this feminist artist.
Why learn about Frida Kahlo?
Frida Kahlo was perhaps one of the best artists in the continent, if not the world. Her portraits, self-portraits, and arts with vibrant colors presented the bests of the artist's portfolio.
This museum is unique because Frida wanted her home to be repurposed into a museum after her passing.
Frida had a difficult life, filled with mishaps and misfortunes. How better to hear the stories than through a local, knowledgeable guide?
With this tour, you'll also be able to visit the Diego Rivera Anahuacalli Museum, which houses over 2,000 pieces by the artist.
Price: USD 73 pp
Duration: 2-2.5 hours
Hosted by Viator
Believe us, you don't want to miss Mexico's super cool natural wonders like the Grutas de Tolantongo. The state of Yucatán is more known for its underwater caves, but take a 3-hour drive from the city, and you'll get a taste of the unique landscape of Mexico.
This tour is for all ages and is usually a family favorite. You'll get to see hot springs, waterfalls, gorgeous pools of water, and caves. There will be some hiking involved through the greenery, so it'll be a picturesque experience.
Lunch isn't included, so remember to bring cash to get food at a nearby restaurant that your guide can point out to you.
Price: USD 129 pp
Duration: 9 hours
Hosted by Sabores Mexico Food Tour
It won't take long for you to see that Mexico City is full of flavors. Various dishes come from their rich history, each with its own flavor-packed goodness. While you can roam around the city, tasting them on your own, the best way to learn about the culture through food is with a guide.
On this tour, a food expert will take you to different spots like the Mercado de San Juan, other food stands, restaurants, and the city's oldest candy store for a sweet ending.
More than 13 different foods will be sampled, including street fairs and modern Mexican cuisine, which has gained much notoriety in the past decade. You'll learn about food origins, spices, and why the food there is just so delicious.
Price: USD 66.25 pp
Duration: 5 hours
Hosted by Amigo Tours
If you've got more than a handful of days in Mexico City, you'll definitely wanna consider this tour. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, hop on a bus and ride out to the historic towns of Puebla and Cholula.
Cholula is a beautiful, historic town about a 1.5-hour scenic drive from the city. It has hundreds of churches, many of them jaw-droppingly beautiful. Your guide will take you through them, telling you interesting stories. You'll then hop back into the vehicle and drive a little further to Puebla, another town famous for its historic beauty. Step into the Church of Santo Domingo, whose interiors are sculpted with faces and ornate decorations.
The tour will also give you some time to explore the towns on your own and do some shopping.
Price guide: USD 46 pp
Duration: 11 hours
Hosted by Estacion Mexico Free Tours
If you're looking for an eccentric tour, the Lucha Libre experience is a must-visit. The Lucha Libre experience tour is a night-time introduction to a classic Mexican wrestling match. At the same time, you sip on an ancient cup of Pulque! This guide meets you at a nearby spot and takes you to a bar specializing in a sweet, milky, boozy drink called Pulque, which the Aztecs loved.
Once you're warmed up, the next step is to witness Lucha libre first hand. Watch wrestlers dress in eccentric outfits and masks and grapple with each other competitively.
The sport is super entertaining, with quick movements and a tradition where the loser must remove his mask. Definitely a must-do Mexico City tour!
Price: USD 40 pp
Duration: 4 hours
Preparing for Your Trip to Mexico
Of all the fun and quirky tours we've mentioned today, there's no doubt you'll have the best time joining any of the tours. If you're looking for more guides on exploring the city, make sure you check out the best things to do in Mexico City and the best hostels in Mexico City! We've got the best guides to help you experience the best of the best!
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