Free Early-Bird Tour ©

Walking Intro to Mexico City

This free early walking tour takes you through the basic history of Mexico City encompassing seven centuries at the heart of the city and of the country. See the centuries old National Palace, the Metropolitan Cathedral and other fascinating palaces, houses, convents, a tabernacle and the main Aztec ruins dating back more than 500 years. Take 90 minutes to stroll along 3/4 of a mile lined up with beautiful architecture examples from the 14th to the 20th century.

FREE $0 USD tip-only

Daily 9:00 AM

from our meeting point

2 blocks from Zócalo, the main square.

Coffee & Pastries available for purchase.

By reservation only.

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Get introduced to the main historical & archaeological jewels of Mexico City in a 3/4 mile, 90 minute walk!

This tour introduces you to the founding of Mexico City in 1325 AD and takes you back to the future all the way into the 21st century. See the Aztec ruins at the birthplace of the city, the redesign of the city by the Spaniards and travel across the heart of town which has been declared a World Heritage by UNESCO.

See some of the city's most beautiful buildings. Wander past the immense facades of the National Palace, the Cathedral, the City Hall and visit the old church of Our Lady of the Pillar. Mingle with the bustling crowd on Madero (Main) Street. Enjoy the International influence of the city.

Understand how the city is actually floating above a wet lake bed and amaze yourself looking back in time at the powerful Moneda Street. Discover the site of the first European university and enjoy two of the city's most important pedestrian streets before returning to the magnificent Zócalo, the main square.

Tabernacle & Cathedral

Tabernacle & Cathedral

Aztec Main Temple Ruins

Aztec Main Temple Ruins

Seminario Street

Seminario Street

Our Lady of the Pillar Church

Our Lady of the Pillar Church

National Palace

National Palace

House of Miravalle

House of Miravalle

Aztec Main Temple Mock-Up

Aztec Main Temple Mock-Up

Majestic Hotel

Majestic Hotel

Grand Hotel

Grand Hotel

La Esmeralda

La Esmeralda

Grand Hotel Entrance

Grand Hotel Entrance

Convent & Church at La Enseñanza

Convent & Church at La Enseñanza

Metropolitan Cathedral & Tabernacle

Metropolitan Cathedral & Tabernacle

Ajaracas House

Ajaracas House

Boker Haus

Boker Haus

City Hall

City Hall

Spanish Community Club

Spanish Community Club

Palace of the Royal Duty

Palace of the Royal Duty

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

LANGUAGE

Free Early-Bird Tour is given in English. 

YOUR TOUR HOST​

Your host will be wearing a yellow shirt and cap. All of our hosts are local natives from Mexico City, speak at least two languages and have different college degrees related to the tours, are trained in first aid procedures and are willing to help you with those special questions that may arise on your visit. Some of our hosts are also nationally licensed tour guides.

SCHEDULE / WEATHER / DETOURS

Arrive on time, our visit begins at 9:00 AM on the dot, we will appreciate if you show up 15 minutes in advance. Tour ends at 10:30 AM.

The duration of our tour is 90 minutes, rain or shine. In case of rain, our tour will make its best to spend as much time as possible indoors. In case of unforseen closure of streets or venues, we are always prepared with an equivalent or alternate route. 

THE TOUR

On this tour you will discover the 700 year-old origins of Mexico City at the heart of the Aztec empire, the commercial hub of the Spanish empire and of modern-times Mexico. The most important monuments in the Historical Center are the National Palace, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Main Aztec Temple and we see them all while we go through the times of the Aztec empire, 1325 AD, the Spanish colonial period, 1519, the Mexican independent period, 1810, the modern period, 1910 and the current period, 2010 and on.

VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE

 

Due to the ceremonial nature of the areas to be visited, we may encounter temporary closures at any time so we are always prepared with an alternate and equivalent route as we may never guarantee the full access at all times. 

END POINT / FACILITIES / TRANSPORTATION

Visits do not return to the starting point; Tour ends at City Hall, at the corner of Cinco de Febrero and Dieciséis de Septiembre streets, merely one block away from from Metro Zócalo station at the Zócalo main square. 

 

Your host will always remain with you until he makes sure everyone has the right directions and/or help for their next destination.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

 

In case you need to cancel, please let us know ASAP in writing or, if on same day, by phone at +52 (55) 1355-2122 (whatsapp-enabled). In case we have to miss you, we will be very grateful if you save us extra efforts. If you don't cancel and don't show up for the tour, we will understand that you are forfeiting your right to any refund and to re-book. There are no refunds on partial and/or full advance payments for paid or private tours if you don't cancel at least seven days before the tour. If you cancel at least seven days in advance, there will be a 20% processing fee charge.    

IMPORTANT

 

1. Tour is by reservation only.  

2. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and come as light as possible, this is a 3/4 mile-long walk.

3. Wear something to protect you from the sun; cap, shades, sunscreen, even if it's cloudy.

4. Bring a camera, we love to show you little treasures.

5. Be willing to have some fun as we go through various eras lasting 700 years.

Free Early-Bird Tour ©

Walking Intro to Mexico City

FREE $0 USD tip-only

Daily 9:00 AM

from our meeting point

2 blocks from Zócalo, the main square.

Coffee & Pastries available for purchase.

By reservation only.

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