Mexico City

Historic Downtown Walking Tour

Badge of ExcellenceCiudad de México, Mexico
Historic Downtown Walking Tour

From USD 16.00

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore the historic center of Mexico City with this small-group walking tour. You'll hit up many of the city's most important attractions, including the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Palacia de Bellas Artes with an expert local guide to provide context and historical information and answer any questions you might have.
  • Visit downtown Mexico City with an expert local guide
  • Spend three hours visiting some of the area's most important attractions
  • Choose from tours in English or Spanish
  • Group sizes capped at 15 participants for an intimate experience

What's Included

  • 3+ hours Walking Tour in Mexico City Historic Downtown
  • Professional Certified Local Tour Guide
  • Tips / Gratuities to the guide (optional, but always appreciated)
  • Transport to Meeting Point
  • Lunch

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Meeting Point Mexico a Pie de la Constitución 803, Centro Histórico de la Cdad. de México, Centro, Cuauhtémoc, 06000 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

    Meet us in the front-left corner of the Metropolitan Cathedral, next to the newsstand (it sells old photographs). Search for 'Meeting Point Mexico a Pie' in Google Maps. We will be waiting minutes before 9:30am. We will send you information about your guide. Please provide a valid cellphone number.

Start time

09:30 am

End point

  • C. de Tacuba 8
    C. de Tacuba 8, Centro Histórico de la Cdad. de México, Centro, Cuauhtémoc, 06010 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

    We end next to "El Caballito Statue", in front of the National Museum of Art

What To Expect


15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Plaza Manuel Gamio

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Plaza Manuel Tolsá

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Palacio Postal

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Palacio de Bellas Artes

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • 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.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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443 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travellers.
Showing 1-10 of 443 reviews
Great tour
Radwa_S, Oct 2023
Great tour for someone who is in the city for a limited time. Daniela the tour guide was very informative and super sweet
Great overview of the old city
Nancy_J, Sept 2023
Such an interesting and comprehensive tour. Our guide, Emiliano, was terrific! Great knowledge of the history of Mexico City and the architecture.
Informative walking tour
danchited, Sept 2023
I joined this tour with my husband and son. Our guide Daniela was very informative and also very kind. I would recommend this walking tour for those interested in getting an overview of the city. We walked around for three hours with a coffee break in the middle,
Historic downtown Mexico City
Karla_P, Sept 2023
The plaza was extra noisy of the holiday but Arturo our guide was knowledgeable and funny - probably would have been better if they weren’t closing the entire plaza down for day of independence but we saw some other sites I wouldn’t have seen otherwise . Now I feel I gotta do it all over again on a non holiday
Excellent tour!
JenniferW, Sept 2023
Emiliano was friendly, knowledgeable and funny! We learned so much not just about the sights, but also about Mexican culture and politics. Highly recommended!!!!
Great walking tour!
Cami_G, Sept 2023
Arturo was incredible! He's an archeologist and it was apparent by his passion and knowledge of the sites that we saw. He set a great pace and did a good job of presenting the info. Overall, would highly recommend this tour!
Grab you walking shoes and be prepared to be amazed!
Sarah_G, Sept 2023
This was a fun and very informative tour. Emiliano was chill and very knowledgeable, he kept our group together to make sure we were safe from the hustle and bustle of the busy city center. Bring a hat and comfortable shoes. The mid-tour bathroom break is in a very clean dept store. You can also buy water or coffee only if you need to. One of the lunch recommendations by Emiliano was La Casa de Toño in the city center. Well…it was DELICIOUS! ** I would order sour cream in the side if tacos and any other dishes, but the Pozole was tasty and the prices were very economical. Emiliano was an amazing tour guide and Sandra (guide in training) will follow his footsteps soon. We opted for the Spanish tour and were very satisfied!
Arturo Provides Great Downtown Tour
Dan_O, Sept 2023
Arturo was a knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. He was great and the tour is one that I’ll recommend to friends.
Great inside views of architectural treasures
Ben_M, Aug 2023
Our History Tour of Mexico City gave us a very detailed history, lots of walking, and some great inside views of architectural treasures that we would not have found on our own. Gracias Daniella !
Don’t skip this tour if you’re in CDMX
Daniela_B, Aug 2023
Daniela was an excellent guide, blending rapid fire history with humor and pro tips for exploring mexico city. Highly recommend this tour!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you so much for your nice comments! We are thrilled that you enjoyed Mexico City Downtown with us. Hope to see you again!
Knowledgeable and funny tour guide!
Chanel_M, Aug 2023
Our guide, Arturo, was excellent! An archaeologist and former lucha libre wrestler, he provided so much context and humor throughout the tour. One of the best walking tours I’ve been on
Amazing tour
Nag_C, Aug 2023
Wonderful tour with clear explanations in English by Emiliano. We only wish it was longer so that we could also see the insides of some buildings like the national palace and the palace of the arts.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you so much for your nice comments! We are thrilled that you enjoyed Mexico City Downtown with us. Hope to see you again!
Great tour of historic centro.
bwalkejunk, July 2023
Very interesting tour my wife and I took. Emiliano our tour guide was knowledgable and spoke loudly and clearly. Would recommend.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you so much for your nice comments! We are thrilled that you enjoyed Mexico City Downtown with us. Hope to see you again!
Excellent Tour!
Richard_R, July 2023
Lilyana was excellent. Knowledgeable, friendly, and well researched. I would highly recommend this tour.
Great tour guide
Dominic_M, July 2023
Great tour guide. Very informative. Nice pace. Enjoyed the whole experience. Would recommend it. Good meeting point. Decent price
Walking Tour Centro Histórico
Adree_R, July 2023
We thought it was a fabulous value. Lili was very good. Well worth ticket price. Got a lot of info and recommendations.
Excellent Walking Tour of Mexico City
Kim_M, July 2023
Our guide, Emiliano, was excellent. He was very informative and knowledgeable about the history of Mexico City.
Great Experience!
Nancy_N, July 2023
We learned so much!!!! Emiliano was a terrific guide - lots of information and recommendations for after the tour. It was a wonderful way to see the area and appreciate where we were!
Fantastic tour with...
RoseEllen_D, June 2023
Fantastic tour with Emiliano in May 2023! Emiliano was an excellent guide who shared so much history, knowledge, and great food recommendations. It was a great way to explore the Centro neighborhood -- highly recommend this tour.
Fantastic tour! Our guide...
timothy_w, June 2023
Fantastic tour! Our guide was amazing. She was Knowledgeable and did a great job of showing a lot of interesting places in a short time

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