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Mexico City: The Stories of Chapultepec Castle Walking Tour

Mexico City: The Stories of Chapultepec Castle Walking Tour

From US$ 39.19 per person

Visit Chapultepec Castle where the Austrian prince who became Mexican Emperor, Maximilian I, set up his home in 1864. Take a 2-hour walking tour with a professional guide and discover the intriguing and varied history of this place.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Wheelchair accessible


  • Discover the history of Chapultepec and its importance to the Aztecs
  • Stroll around Chapultepec Castle with a certified guide
  • Find out about the castle's various uses since its construction in 1863
  • Hear wonderful stories about the castle and its art, culture, and gastronomy
  • Walk back down the mountain and appreciate the woods and lake
Full description
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.
  • A professional and certified tourist guide (either a historian, art historian, or with other expertise) throughout the tour
  • Museum tickets
  • Lunch, food, or beverages
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the Starbucks in Chapultepec Park, Av. Paseo de la Reforma s/n, Bosque de Chapultepec I Secc, 11850 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Valuables

Know before you go

  •  Lunch and beverages are not included
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • If you are injured or have a disability you will be able to enter the Castle through the elevator
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 7 reviews

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Daniel was amazing. Very knowledgeable. I enjoyed the tour immensely.

August 18, 2021

It was great! Natalia gave an excellent overview about Castillo de Chapultepec and the story around it. We now understand a lot more about Mexico and it’s story. Thanks Natalia!!

March 6, 2020

Excellent the attention of the tourist guide, he demonstrated knowledge about the place and history, as well as a friendly treatment.

January 9, 2020

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