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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

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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Updated 06/24/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/24/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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.
  • Take in the top sights of the historic city center
  • Make the most of your layover in Mexico City
  • Personalize the tour to your interests
  • Meet downtown or arrange for airport pickup (additional expense)
Important Information
Departure Point
Mexico City International Airport, Av. Capitán Carlos León S/N, Peñón de los Baños, Venustiano Carranza, 15620 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • 3- hours Walking tour
  • Airport pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • 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)
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Additional Info
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Casey M wrote a review Jun 2020
Seattle, Washington3 contributions
Super friendly guide! great to have someone pick you up at the airport and give you a quick tour of the city. Would highly recommend for any long layover.
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Date of experience: July 2019
Lisa W wrote a review Feb 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
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.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Kadary A wrote a review Dec 2019
7 contributions
Had such a great tour with Ana, very polite and warm and so easy to interact with. You will not be disappointed, she was very knowledgeable and a great photographer too :). I highly recommend this if you have a couple hours to spare in Mexico City, I learned so much in the few
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Date of experience: December 2019
Merydee wrote a review Dec 2019
Ottawa, Canada5 contributions1 helpful vote
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
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Jerry J wrote a review Oct 2019
Port Coquitlam, Canada14 contributions4 helpful votes
There can't be a better way to kill off a 10-hour layover than taking this tour! Brenda was our tour guide and was very passionate about the history of the city. It was great to hear the stories about the history and the buildings that make up the historic area. If you have the
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Date of experience: October 2019
Response from mexicoapietours, Owner at Mexico City Layover Tour: Downtown City Sightseeing
Responded Nov 18, 2019
Gracias Jerry! It’s very important for us that you choose to go out to the city, instead of waiting inside the airport during your few hours here. For sure it beats sitting down, waiting for your flight! Thanks for your review!
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Mexico a Pie
Fantastic Tours
Mexico a Pie offers a truly fantastic, friendly and helpful service. They were essentially responsible for a terrif
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Engaging and relatable
We really enjoyed our tour with Arturo from Mexico a Pie as he was able to make the tour relevant to whatever our i
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Fantastic tour!
Arturo was an excellent guide who not only knew the detailed ins and outs of the the city and its history, but also
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Do not be afraid to try if you are also sick of being quarantined!
Amazing guide knowledge and what a beautiful city. Because nobody is traveling now I was the only one on the tour a
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Arturo was awesome. So much knowledge and great conversation, we walked everywhere and I got some awesome photos. H
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Mucho Fun!
it was Dec 2018 that we took this tour but it is still one of the highlights of the month we spent in Mexico. Our
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Matthew S
Great Private Tour
I booked this tour traveling solo in Mexico City. Turned out to be the only one who showed up that day. My guide wa
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Great tour
Knowledgeable and good english, good tour to do in Mexico City. There was a protest on the day we did the tour whic
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Amazing architecture
Andres was a great guide, he knows a lot about the history and stories behind the Centro area. We really enjoyed th
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Great Museum and excellent Tour
Emiliano was a great guide who tailored the tour around our interests. He was very knowledgeable and introduced the
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So much fun!
We had the best time going to a Friday night lucha libre show - everything from the mezcal tasting to the show was
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Such a great night out
Went on a Friday night tour to the Arena with a former boxer who was able to give us a terrific insight into the pr
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Very Good!!!
Our guide Ana was amazing! We learned a lot about Mexico history and culture. Highly recommended! We visited all th
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Free walking tour with Emiliano
Free Walking Tours start every day at 10:30 am in front of the cathedral. In around 2 1/2 hours you will walk aroun
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So much fun!
I booked this experience with a friend and we both really enjoyed our experience. We were very late to the beginnin
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Key Details
  • National Palace (Palacio Nacional), Historic Center (Centro Historico), and 1 more
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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