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Mexico City: Chapultepec Castle and Anthropology Museum Tour

1. Mexico City: Chapultepec Castle and Anthropology Museum Tour

Explore the life of the Mexican Emperor Maximilian I of Habsburg on a tour of Chapultepec Castle, located on top of Mexico City's Chapultepec Hill, a site once sacred to the Aztecs. Venture inside the stunning monument, and discover rooms of classical European ornamentations. Stroll the halls full of light and discover stairways made of marble. Admire the sculptures and busts of historical figures, such as Emperor Cuauhtémoc and the Spanish Conquistador Hernán Cortés, along the way. Then depart Chapultepec Castle (also known as the "National Museum of History") and break for lunch, before going to the National Museum of Anthropology. Experience one of the most important anthropology museums in Latin America and explore rooms that detail the pre-Hispanic culture of the Maya, Toltec, and other ethnic peoples through the ages. Learn more from your bilingual guide, and benefit from the chance to chat about Mexican history.

Mexico City: Castle and Anthropology Museum Private Tour

2. Mexico City: Castle and Anthropology Museum Private Tour

Visit the Castle of Chapultepec. Witness its outstanding collection of historical artifacts, before enjoying a trip to the National Museum of Anthropology. Begin your day with pickup at the hotel in Mexico City. Hit the road with your private guide and head for the castle of Chapultepec. Built at the turn of the 19th century and set in the middle of a forest, the Castle is an architectural gem. Enjoy an interior which houses many fascinating examples of Mexican heritage. Next, set off for the National Museum of Anthropology. The museum's design itself is rightly regarded as part of Mexico's architectural and cultural identity. Once inside, discover exhibits on the archaeological legacy of the peoples of Mesoamerica, hear fascinating accounts for the Mexico's ethnic diversity, and admire its massive ceilings up to 6 meters tall.

Mexico City: National Palace and Metropolitan Cathedral Tour

3. Mexico City: National Palace and Metropolitan Cathedral Tour

Marvel at the many beautiful architectural monuments in Mexico City. Visit the National Palace, see the Constitution Square, and admire the Metropolitan Cathedral. First stop, you will visit the National Palace, where you will see beautiful murals painted by the great Diego Rivera. Continue on to the famous Constitution Square and then walk around the Metropolitan Cathedral.  Next, you will visit the Historical Centre, which is the heart of the Mexican capital. After your visit, you will head to Chapultepec Park, the most important residential zones of the city, and the Pink Zone.

Mexico City: Private Roma and Condesas Walking Tour

4. Mexico City: Private Roma and Condesas Walking Tour

Join a friendly local guide to receive an authentic experience of Mexico City in two of its coolest neighborhoods. Explore the artsy enclaves of Roma and Condesa - two chic areas with a hipster edge and an incredibly diverse food and art scene. As you travel, fall in love with the quirky combination of colorful colonial buildings, Art Nouveau architecture, vintage bookshops, and vegetarian restaurants. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Meet your host in Roma - where the food scene is as diverse as the culture, before stopping off at Mercado Roma - a covered market where you can visit some of Mexico City’s most popular eateries. Make your way down the tree-lined streets to Condesa right next door, which is an absolute heaven for creatives and art-lovers. Pass all-day street vendors selling fresh coconut juice and sweet pineapples as you explore the area’s galleries, and stroll through Parque México - one of the city’s most attractive urban gardens. Keep your eyes peeled for the park’s Art Deco attractions like the ironwork clock tower, and end your day simply strolling through the streets, exploring their restaurants, street art, shops, and bars, as your local guide shares stories of this fascinating city.

Mexico City: Lights Night Bike Ride

5. Mexico City: Lights Night Bike Ride

Start the tour by pedaling through the great Reforma Avenue's dedicated bike lane. Admire the embellished buildings which are rich in history as you travel towards the Chapultepec Park Main Gate. Enjoy the views framed by the night skyline as you head into Roma-Condesa to enjoy the greenery and outdoor nightlife. Stop here for a beer at a fancy bar. Then continue on to the historic center of downtown. Cruise past monuments and palaces as you discover the colorful sights right at Mexico's heart.  Experience a relaxed night tour when the traffic has slowed down when it is safe to ride a bike. Enjoy the fresh calming climate as you admire the details on the buildings and monuments and learn about the history behind them.

Mexico City Tour and Xochimilco Canal Boat Ride

6. Mexico City Tour and Xochimilco Canal Boat Ride

Explore Mexico City and discover the history and cultural diversity of this city. Visit the National Palace, see the beautiful murals by Diego Rivera attract the crowds. Then, go to Constitution Square and admire the Metropolitan Cathedral. Head off the main avenues to Chapultepec Park, one of the most important residential areas of the city. Explore the Zona Rosa before going to the World Trade Center, Siqueiros Cultural Poly forum, and monumental Bull Ring.  Admire more Diego artwork at the Insurgentes Theater before going to the famous library at University City, entirely covered in mosaic murals by Juan O´Gorman.  See the Olympic Stadium and explore the residential area of Pedregal de San Angel. Then, make your way to the Xochimilco Canals, one of the last traces of the ancient Aztec era. Here, you will take a relaxing trip on a traditional pre-Hispanic boat.  Continue to colonial Coyoacan for a walk down Francisco Sosa Street to see the old houses from the 16th century. Visit the Conquistador Hernando Cortes and the beautiful paintings and altarpiece of the Church of St. John the Baptist.

Mexico City: The Stories of Chapultepec Castle Walking Tour

7. Mexico City: The Stories of Chapultepec Castle Walking Tour

Explore the colorful history of Chapultepec Castle on a 2-hour guided walking tour. Learn about the hill sacred to the Aztecs, its transformation into a beautiful European castle by Emperor Maximilian I, and its later uses as the presidential home and now National Museum of History with your certified guide. Start your tour with a beverage and a snack at Chapultepec Starbucks, then walk all the way up to the castle. As you go, hear an introduction about the history of Chapultepec and how it used to be during Aztec times. Once at the top, wander around the beautiful Chapultepec Castle and listen to all the wonderful stories that this place has. Discover history, gossip, art, culture, and gastronomy with your professional guide. After visiting the castle, enjoy the woods while you walk down the mountain. Eat lunch on a lovely terrace at Mayor Deli restaurant (not included) and admire the beautiful view of Chapultepec Lake.

Mexico City: Chapultepec & Reforma Historic Bike Experience

8. Mexico City: Chapultepec & Reforma Historic Bike Experience

Meet your guide at a downtown bike rental shop for either a morning or afternoon tour, depending on the time you have selected. Choose your bicycle from a range of different styles. The team will help you feel comfortable in the saddle. Receive a brief safety tutorial from your experienced guide. Afterward, hop on your bike, hit the street and let the adventure begin. Cruise down the streets of Mexico City as you listen to your guide tell the story of Mexico's history– a history filled with epic battles thrilling tales. Admire the monuments and sculptures which adorn Reforma avenue and learn the legends behind them. Visit El Angel, one of Mexico city's most iconic landmarks. Let the Rain God Tlaloc show you the entrance to Chapultepec Park. Breath in the fresh air from the parks ancient trees. Discover the history of Mexico, from its ancient past to its present. Learn about the Aztecs, the glorious Mexican Maximilian Emperor, and Porfirio Díaz cosmopolitan vision to beautify this seven centuries old capital city, once chosen to be part of a great European empire. On Sundays, you will share the avenue just with bicycles. The streets are closed to motorists so families can enjoy physical activities.

Mexico City: Electric Bike City Tour with Taco Stops

9. Mexico City: Electric Bike City Tour with Taco Stops

Follow a guide on an e-bike trip through Mexico city and discover must-see sights such as the Bosque de Chapultepec, Reforma Avenue, and the historic center of the city. Make stops for tacos and get all the gear you need for a safe ride. After meeting your guide, gear up with a helmet, reflective vest, and e-bike. The advantage of riding an electric bike is that you choose to get in some exercise while using the pedals and, as soon as you run out of energy, you can start the electric motor for an effortless ride.  Once comfortable on your bike, take off through the city streets. See the famous Bosque de Chapultepec (Chapultepec Forest), Reforma Avenue and its monuments, and Centro Historico (the historic center).  Journey through the Condesa, Roma, and Polanco neighborhoods, and learn about the different styles and architecture of each. You’ll also get to know about the socio-economic contrast between each neighborhood and learn why this city can be so diverse and multicultural.  During the tour, get a taste of local flavors during 3 taco breaks to recharge your personal battery.

Dinner at El Lago Lakeside Restaurant Mexico City

10. Dinner at El Lago Lakeside Restaurant Mexico City

One of the restaurants of the high kitchen. It offers a service of excellence, that distinguishes it by the quality, professionalism, innovation and highly skilled gastronomy. The culinary quality of El Lago (The Lake) satisfies the most demanding tastes. This exclusive atmosphere has a unique style defined by its distinguishing modern architecture enhanced by beautiful open views of the greater lake of the Forest of Chapultepec. The roomy layout of the restaurant and its well designed infrastructure make it a popular location for special events. El Lago offers contemporary Mexican food using only the best ingredients, allowing the maximum expression of gastronomical excellence. Their extraordinary kitchen, warm atmosphere and beautiful open lake views make dinner at El Lago an experience you’ll never forget.

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What people are saying about Chapultepec Park

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 142 reviews

I was nervous about the tour because of it being at night and how busy Mexico City is. But those feelings were resolved fairly quickly. The second I stepped into the facility the owner Gabby observed and acknowledged that I was going to need to shorter bike. I have taken several bike tours around the world and this was the first time I did not have to ask for a shorter bike. Mexico City is an extremely bike friendly place. They are able to stop traffic therfore the group was able to stay together. My husband and I felt very safe with the bike tour and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Gabby has a passion and is proud of her heritage. We learned so much about Mexico City. We would like to visit Mexico City again and will contact Gabby for additional tours. Thank you Gabby.

You can easily rent a bike and ride around and look at the city yourself, which is highly recommended in any case. But if you want to go directly to the things that are most interesting then having a tour guide is the best way to go about it. If you happen to be in the city on a Sunday, some of the major avenues are closed including La Reformer Avenue and you can ride a bike from Chapeltepec park all the way to the church of Guadalupe but this is not part of any tour. Make sure you bring a bike lock so that you can leave the bike. If you do go to the church of Guadalupe make sure that you climb the stairs behind the church to the very top to see another church and I’m much better view.

You can easily do these tours by yourself, however having a guide take you to the most prominent features and explain in detail each step of the way makes this tour worthwhile. The line to Chapeltepec castle can be quite long so skipping the line Is another advantage.

Gaby has vast cultural and historical knowledge. Safe and fun outing. Great value for the money. We enjoyed it so much we rented bikes the next day and we're looking for another tour from Gaby.

My wife and I had an excellent time with the tour guide and driver Veronica and Juan.