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Mexico City Layover Tour: Downtown City Sightseeing provided by Mexico a Pie

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Mexico City Layover Tour: Downtown City Sightseeing

Mexico City Layover Tour: Downtown City Sightseeing
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Tour snapshot
Take in the top sights of the historic city center
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Explore the highlights of Mexico City in a short time with the benefit of a half-day layover tour with your own private guide. Your guide meets you in the capital’s historic center (airport pickup available at additional cost) at a convenient central location. You can then customize the itinerary of your walking tour to suit your interests, navigating easily from attraction to attraction with your guide's expertise.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Highlights
  • Make the most of your layover in Mexico City
  • Personalize the tour to your interests
  • Meet downtown or arrange for airport pickup (additional expense)
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Make the most of your layover in Mexico City
  • Personalize the tour to your interests
  • Meet downtown or arrange for airport pickup (additional expense)
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 41370P6
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • 3- hours Walking tour
  • Airport pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips / Gratuities to the guide (optional)
  • Airport pickup and drop-off (if option NOT selected)
  • Tour time extention (possible, please contact us)
  • NLU Airport (AIFA or Santa Lucia Airport)
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • As this is a custom made private tour, we will contact you to set up all details on your tour.
  • Mexico City International Airport, Av. Capitán Carlos León S/N, Peñón de los Baños, Venustiano Carranza, 15620 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico If you choose option with transport, we'll meet you at Mexico City Intl Airport (MEX airport) Terminal 1/2. (AIFA or NLU is not available); we will confirm pick up location. If you you want to be pick up from a different place, contact us. If you choose no transport, meeting point is in Downtown.
  • Airports:
  • Juarez Intl Airport, Mexico City Mexico
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Additional hour: $15USD per person
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • 3- hours Walking tour
  • Airport pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips / Gratuities to the guide (optional)
  • Airport pickup and drop-off (if option NOT selected)
  • Tour time extention (possible, please contact us)
  • NLU Airport (AIFA or Santa Lucia Airport)
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • As this is a custom made private tour, we will contact you to set up all details on your tour.
  • Mexico City International Airport, Av. Capitán Carlos León S/N, Peñón de los Baños, Venustiano Carranza, 15620 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico If you choose option with transport, we'll meet you at Mexico City Intl Airport (MEX airport) Terminal 1/2. (AIFA or NLU is not available); we will confirm pick up location. If you you want to be pick up from a different place, contact us. If you choose no transport, meeting point is in Downtown.
  • Airports:
  • Juarez Intl Airport, Mexico City Mexico
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Additional hour: $15USD per person
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

5.0
83 reviews
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Lisa W
3 contributions
I really enjoyed my tour with Ana. I learned a lot and it was a great introduction for my first time in Mexico city, traveling alone. A great way to spend part of an 8 hour layover there.
Written February 25, 2020
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RocioM
Castro Valley, CA14 contributions
I had a 5 hour layover in Mexico City and wanted to make good use of my time. I had read that I could Uber into the city and walk around myself. Then I saw this trip on this site and decided I wanted to do. For some reason I couldn’t book it online and I called customer service, they quickly resolved the problem and booked me for the following day. I got a text from the local (Ana was great too) representative about who my driver would be and who my tour guide would be. Jair my driver arrived at the airport on time and was friendly and social. My tour guide Brenda was a smart and very informative guide who knew so much about historic downtown Mexico City. I had such a good time and learned so much from Brenda! She even took me some side streets to do some quick shopping. Jair got me back to the airport on time. Thank you all!
Written August 13, 2019
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Thanks for letting us know that you had a great experience in the few hours you had spare while being in a layover in Mexico City. We’re very proud to know that we plan very well our layover tours, and that we customize it accordingly to your schedule. Gracias for your review! It’s very important – and satisfying – to read it!
Written August 16, 2019
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Stacey C
1 contribution
Friends
To save money, my friend and I opted for a long layover in Mexico City. Thankfully we found Mexico a Pie, since all museums are closed on Mondays, and we wouldn't know how to spend 13 hours in CDMX on our own. Fernando picked us up at the airport. He was very easy to find and arrived right on time. He drove us downtown to meet our guide, Monica. She was full of energy, even at 8 in the morning, and didn't mind that we were still waking up. We started at the Metropolitan Cathedral and she began giving us the history of the city. She would make an excellent teacher. We walked through the streets of the city center as she told us stories and pointed out parts of the architecture. Then we went into the Secretariat of Public Education's Main Headquarters. Seemed like a strange place to visit, but it turns out that it is filled with murals by Diego Rivera. Visiting all three floors is optional, but be sure not to miss the Day of the Dead and Arsenal frescos (the latter features Frida Kahlo). Throughout the day, Monica learned about our interests and pacing and was tailoring the tour to fit us. She took us to the perfect place for lunch (street tacos are a must). She also took us to the Latin-American Tower to visit their outdoor cafe. A free way to see the city from above. It felt like these were things only a local would know. At the end of the day, Fernando picked us up and drove us back to the airport. He stored our luggage for the day, one less thing to worry about, and we arrived with plenty of time for our flight. This tour just whetted our appetite and made us realize that we MUST come back to Mexico City for a longer visit.
Written July 14, 2019
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Thank you so much for your kind comments! It is very important for us that you feel safe, comfortable, and not rushing in Mexico City while you’re in a layover. Hopefully – as you say – you will come back to Mexico City for a greater experience! Gracias for walking with us!
Written July 24, 2019
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owerner
Zurich, Switzerland40 contributions
Solo
I did the free walking tour in the city with Julio. He was very knowledgeable, spoke good english and gave a lot of insight in to the history, architecture, but also gave some recommendations on food and culture. Really enjoyed the tour, couldn't have been better and certainly recommend to do it when coming to Mexico City.
Written December 5, 2017
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Thank you so much for your comments. We will keep working really hard for you to have a marvelous experience in Mexico City.
Written December 22, 2017
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Merydee
Ottawa, Canada5 contributions
We had a long layover in Mexico City returning from Santiago to Montreal, and were not looking forward to long, boring hours in the airport. Instead, we booked a tour with Mexico a Pie, and turned what could have been a significant waste of time into a wonderful introduction to Mexico City. Fernando picked us up at the airport and scheduled, and took us downtown, where we met Emiliano, our guide for the day. Emiliano tailored the tour to our interests / desires (starting with great coffee and breakfast in an atmospheric old building, necessitated by our very early arrival in the city!). We spent our time walking around the city, learning about the history, culture and architecture, exploring amazing buildings, and markets selling local produce and handicrafts. We topped off our visit with an incredible taco lunch, after which Fernando delivered us back to the airport in perfect time to check-in for our flight home. It was a fantastic way to spend the day!
Written December 1, 2019
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Gnat100
Kelowna, Canada112 contributions
This was a wonderful way to spend a few hours in Mexico City. I hadn't been there before and Monica my guide, was helpful, informative and fun. She accommodated my numerous food stop requests and gave a really good insight into the history of the city. She was great! Highly recommend this tour for anyone, not just layovers.
Written August 31, 2019
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Thank you so much for trusting your layover with us! We’re glad to read that you enjoy your few hours in Mexico City. Gracias for your comments!
Written September 6, 2019
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phillytraveler2009
Orlando, FL4 contributions
I hardly ever write reviews. This is probably one of the first ones. Had to mention what a good experience we had with Andre. He gave a really good customized walking tour to match our speed and preferences, which is a must when traveling with kids. Every stop was very informative with rich historical and cultural references by Andre.

Our flight landed at 5pm or so and we were already on our way to the city by 5.45pm. We spent 4+ hours in the city including an awesome taco dinner.

We are returning to another tour with this company on our next stopover next week and can’t wait for another great experience.

Highly recommended.
Written August 25, 2019
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Thank you so much for trusting your layover with us! We’re glad to read that you enjoy your few hours in Mexico City. Gracias for your comments!
Written September 6, 2019
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HWAARL
Lutherville, MD4 contributions
I booked this tour directly with the company, Mexico A Pie, not as a layover tour, but as our tour of the downtown area. Our guide, Emiliano, spoke perfect English and was knowledgeable, engaging, and full of excellent advise on places to eat.
(We also took a tour of Teotihuacan with this same company a day earlier - also amazing). I HIGHLY recommend this tour company!
Written August 8, 2019
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Thank you so much for your kind review. It is very important for us that you learn, enjoy and feel comfortable with us. It’s great to read that you choose us for couple of experiences while being in Mexico City. Gracias!
Written August 16, 2019
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Luisa B
Toronto, Canada21 contributions
Family
Oh! WOW where to start, first let me tell you that this was a last minute well done decision, which not always turns out well, but this was not the case this time. We had a wonderful time, my son (10 y) and I. Everything was planned accordingly to our flights time, Fernando our driver was waiting for us, was very kind and knowledgeable. Then we’ve met our guide, Andres, he was very kind as well and flexible, he’s an excellent guide knows well all the story of each site. I was particularly interested in seeing Diego Rivera murals and we were able to visit the ones located in the presidential palace, possible the most iconic, the explanation were extensive and interesting, my 10 y was very interested and asked questions all the time. Andres was able even to find excellent food options s for us as I’m a vegetarian and my 10 y is a very picky eater. After finishing Fernando found us and drive us back to the airport. Wonderful experience very recommended!
Written July 24, 2019
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Gracias Luisa! Thanks for choosing walking with us in Mexico City instead of waiting for your flight at the airport. We’re glad to hear that we fulfilled yours and your son’s expectations – of history but most importantly for food! Hopefully you will look for us when you decide to come back to Mexico City! Thank you again!
Written July 31, 2019
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Alexandre Hudon
16 contributions
Friends
We had a layover from Puerto Escondido to Montreal. We had the chance to do a tour with Ana and we were happily satisfied with all that she taught us in the short amount of time we had during our layover. Very friendly and professional, this was somehow a private history lesson of Mexico. We highly recommend it!
Written June 12, 2019
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It's so great to hear that you enjoyed your layover in Mexico City. Hopefully you have the desire to come back and stay longer! :) Thanks for your review!
Written June 22, 2019
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GrainneAl13
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Wonderful way to learn the history of Mexico
My husband and I took this tour with Emiliano and highly recommend it. A really great way to see the historic centr
87jasminee
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Excellent
Daniela was extremely knowledgeable and did a great job in sharing the historical and cultural places of the histor
franklinh199
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Unbelievable experience
We used Mexico a Pie for a tour of Teotihuacan and the Basilica of Guadalupe. It was in incredible tour. Our guid
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Our tour guide was the best. Andrés is an engineer by education, but he has a love and passion for history. So, he
Global48139788772
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Great tour
Awesome knowledge, really interesting and informative. Friendly and informative. We really enjoyed the tour - thank
kerwinjong
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Our guide has an excellent command of English
Besides such a clear command of English, our guide’s knowledge of history of Mexico was emended. Plus he gave us re
488francisl
488francisl
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Amazing and super informative!
This was one of the best tours we’ve taken! Our guide Ana was so knowledgeable and we learned a lot. It’s really wo
EduardoR4370
EduardoR4370
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SIMPLY AWESOME
Emiliano was just such a wonderful guide. We really had a super enjoyable experience. Thoroughly recommend! Emilian
2022travelista
2022travelista
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Terrific historic cultural tour
Daniela was an amazing tour guide, very passionate about the history and culture and spending extra time with us.
KarstenP633
KarstenP633
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The essential of Mexico and their capital
What a great way to experience the interesting history of Mexico and their heritage. Our guide Emiliano was well i
bradyc665
bradyc665
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So good
Amazing. Mezcal gets better and better. The wrestling is awesome. Arturo rocks the whole thing as tour guide.
Michael A
Michael A
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Great way to start your trip to CDMX
Highly recommend! Emiliano was amazing! Great way to start your trip to get familiar with local history, culture an
jeromeg176
jeromeg176
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Great Walking Tour
Ana is a very knowledgeable guide and keeps you interested in the history of Mexico. She also gives valuable tips a
MohammedD209
MohammedD209
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Great
Great tour and really informative. Andres was very kind and a great guide and explained a lot … highly recommended
942dalbirs
942dalbirs
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Really great tour!!
The tour was fantastic and Arturo was a really great host. Not only was he very knowledgeable but he also recommend
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