Guided tour

Mexico City: National Palace and Xochimilco Canal Boat Ride

Mexico City: National Palace and Xochimilco Canal Boat Ride

From US$ 63 per person

Marvel at the colonial buildings and colorful life of Mexico City on this sightseeing tour, and get a glimpse at life in the city in cultural zones such as Coyoacan. See street murals by Diego Rivera, and relax on a boat ride of Xochimilco.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Explore the colonial architecture of Mexico City
  • Take a ride on a pre-Hispanic boat of the Aztec-era canals of Xochimilco
  • Discover the murals of Diego Rivera at the National Palace
  • Visit the Chapultepec Park residential zone
  • Walk around the colonial cultural district of Coyoacan
  • Marvel at the mosaic murals of University City
  • See Mexico City's mighty Bull Ring
Full description

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.

  • Pickup from the meeting point
  • Admission fees
  • Hotel pickup or drop-off
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities, optional
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

De La Republica 154, Tabacalera, 06030. This is near the Monumento a la Revolucion and behind the Barceló Hotel.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Credit card
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Packed lunch
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • There is no access to the National Palace on Mondays
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 7 reviews

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The whole of Mexico City in one day!!

Great 12-hour sightseeing tour where you get to see absolutely everything in Mexico City! Really worth the money and guide Umberto knows his history and arcitecture! Will absolutely recommend this trip to everybody who wants to get an idea about the city, and later you can explore the areas you like, i.e Coyoacan, more thoroughly!

September 22, 2013

City tour good. Xochimilco bad!

30 minutes by boat and 240 minutes by car are disproportionate! This tour to Xochimilco is superfluous and little information.

April 19, 2015

Too much driving

It is not possible to see the city seven on an enemy day and there is no point in looking at all parts of the city in a hurry. Xochimilco is further away and not worth it.

April 12, 2015

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