Mexico City Super Saver: Coyoacán and Frida Kahlo Museum plus Xochimilco and National University

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Mexico City Super Saver: Coyoacán and Frida Kahlo Museum plus Xochimilco and National University
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Take advantage of this Super Saver combining two best-selling tours in Mexico City at a discounted price. In one day, uncover the colonial charms of Coyoacán and then ride in a ‘trajinera’ down the UNESCO-listed waterways of Xochimilco, where you can buy snacks right from your boat. Walk around North America's oldest university and admire its Central Campus, another World Heritage site. Fans of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera will enjoy their former residence, Casa Azul, and receive an intimate look into the artists' turbulent yet productive partnership.
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In Brief

Location:
Ciudad de México, Mexico
Country:
Mexico
Duration:
10 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Fully narrated tour
Includes free admission to top local attractions
Special Offer
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Itinerary
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Stop At: Avenida Coyoacan No. 2000, Mexico City 03103 Mexico

Begin your full-day tour with a visit to Coyoacán, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Mexico City, dating back to pre-Hispanic times. As you stroll the cobblestone streets and see 16-century mansions, learn about the history of this area and its colonial legacy from your knowledgeable guide.

Listen to how the neighborhood turned into a cultural hotspot, attracting artists and intellectuals in great numbers. Stop at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, built in 1551, the oldest university in North America. Walk around an outdoor gallery of murals and learn about the UNESCO-listed Central Campus, completed in 1952 as a result of a collaboration of more than 60 engineers, architects and artists, including muralists Diego Rivera and Juan O´Gorman.

Move on to Jardín Hidalgo and discover a trove of restaurants, cafes, portrait studios and crafts fairs lining the garden area — a great spot to purchase lunch. Step inside San Juan Bautista, one of the oldest churches in Mexico City, and gaze at the beautiful paintings on its vaulted ceiling.


Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes

Stop At: Museo Frida Kahlo, Calle Londres 247 Col. Del Carmen, Mexico City 04100 Mexico

Wrap up your Coyoacán visit at the Frida Kahlo Museum, also known as Casa Azul (Blue House). See where this world-renowned artist lived with her husband, Diego Rivera, and learn about her tumultuous life. During your hour of free time here, admire examples of her iconic work.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Floating Gardens of Xochimilco, Southern neighborhood of Xochimilco, Mexico City Mexico

After the Frida Kahlo Museum, continue on to Xochimilco, an agricultural area located 17 miles (28 km) south of Mexico City where many of the city’s flowers are grown. Back in Aztec times, this valley was once a lake. Learn how the local people, as a way around the lack of farmland, developed islands with floating reed mats loaded with soil and used them as gardens called chinampas. Today, these gardens are an ecological reserve and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Board a colorful, flat-bottomed boat called a trajinera with your guide, and for an hour take a slow cruise on the chinampa channels, passing by floating gardens of flowers. As your boatman moves the vessel along by pulling a pole through the water, hear from your guide about the characteristic boats, originally hollowed from logs and once used for transportation throughout Mexico.

Pass by other painted vessels transporting passengers and check out the boat vendors selling fresh food. Hungry? Taste a variety of dishes and drinks, such as mole, mixiote (barbequed meat), roasted corn, quesadillas, tacos, carnitas, pulque (milk-colored alcoholic beverage) and micheladas (Mexican beer-based cocktail). (Food and drink purchases are at your own expense.) Hear music like mariachi drifting from other boats, occupied by families and visitors celebrating birthdays, baptisms, weddings, or simply a good time.

After your memorable boat ride, enjoy transport back to downtown.


Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

Stop At: Ciudad Universitaria, Avenida Universidad 3000, Mexico City 01050 Mexico

We going to appreciate the Juan O’gorman & Diego Rivera murals on the UNAM central library, this murals are an UNESCO World Heritage site.

Duration: 30 minutes

Inclusions

  • Professional guide
  • Ride in a colorful 'trajinera'
  • Transport from central meeting points
  • Entry/Admission - Museo de Frida Kahlo (When the Xochimilco & Frida Kahlo Museum is selected)
  • Entry/Admission - Floating Gardens of Xochimilco

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Museo Frida Kahlo

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Departure Point

1: Auditorio Nacional, Bosque de Chapultepec I Secc, 11100 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
2: Hotel NH Collection Mexico City Reforma, Calle Liverpool 155, Juárez, 06600 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
3: Bellas Artes, Historic center of Mexico City, Guerrero, 06300 Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

This experience was truly once in a lifetime, the day was sunny and vibrant and the tour was well organized while skipping the very long line!!! No regrets.
• Submitted 04 Nov 2019
Great tour guide and tour. best way to see Frida's house and skip the lines! Xochimilco was great with a guide and a grouop to hang out with.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
My daughter and I traveled to Mexico for our first mother-daughter trip to celebrate her birthday and mothers day. As we were deciding what to do, I came across this tour and I am glad I did. This was one of the best tours I have taken. Our tour guide Clara was very sweet and informative. She definitely knew her history. I totally recommend this if you are visiting Mexico City, it's a must!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
My priority was to get photos of the tranjinaras at Xochimilco for a book project. Getting photos of the church at Coyoacan, Frida Khalo Museum, and the National University murals was a plus that worked out well. The guides apparently were very informative, at least when I had time to listen to them when not shooting. Tours are sometimes okay ways of getting photo opportunities efficiently and this was one of the better tours to do that. Only complaint I had was the boatmen on our tranjinara were very cooperative in letting members of the group come to the front of the boat to take photos for the early part of the cruise, but decided to get uncooperative when I tried to do a critical photo I needed toward the end of the cruise. One who understood some English was somewhat understanding that I was doing a job but the other guy became a bit surly. I got what I needed so look for the book CRUISING THE WORLD next year.
• Submitted 14 Jan 2019
Definitely recommend this excursion. I did this one on xmas eve and unfortunately, Frida's house was closed so we only saw the outside. We spent just the right time in Coyoacan and will definitely return on my own. The National University was a nice stop and the art work you will see is pretty amazing. Xochimilco was definitely the highlight. It was a nice trip on the man-made lake with a nice lunch . Because it was xmas eve the traffic was really lite so we got back early.
• Submitted 28 Dec 2018
- Overview: This was our first tour using Viator. It was great! Our tour guides were Arturo and Andraina both fantastic and bilingual English-Spanish. Be prepared for lots of walking and being on your feet. Sidewalks and streets are uneven. Wear comfortable clothing. - Departure details: It's a little confusing at first as the meeting point is located behind the Palace of Fine Arts and it's not marked with signs or banners. If you arrive a little early you may wonder if you're at the right place, but you are. Soon other tourists will gather then busses, guides and vans will appear. The various guides will get you on the right bus or van and you will be on your way. We were on a bus and it was very comfortable. - Coyoacan: Our first stop was the plaza/old church. It's a lovely colonial area with shops and restaurants. We were there about an hour which was the right amount of time to walk around and check things out. - Frida Kahlo Museum: About a ten minute walk through Coyoacan to the museum. The lines wrapped around the building but with the tour we literally walked right in. We were there maybe an hour. Could have used more time, at least half an hour see comments later about this. Great museum with lots of art and artifacts. - Xochimilco: Awesome experience on the boats. As we were there on a Sunday there were lots of people and boats on the water - a big fiesta! We had mariachi's play on the boats we each pitched in 20 pesos and had lunch as well around 240 pesos or 14 per person including drinks that is made on another boat. - National University of Mexico: spent about an hour visiting the campus. Could be cut down to 30 minutes and have more time added to the Frida museum.
• Submitted 13 Aug 2018
TOTALLY WORTH IT GET READY TO HAVE A GOOD TIME..
• Submitted 15 Jul 2018
Great tour! The guide, Carla and Immanuel, were very knowledgeable and very kind. The tour was great from start to finish. Definitely one to take.
• Submitted 11 Jul 2018
Easy way to get around Mexico City's sites!
• Submitted 08 Jun 2018
Our tour guide Don Antonio was incredibly insightful. We were definitely grateful to have purchased this package when we arrived at the Frida Kahlo Museum as the entrance was a madhouse. If we had not chosen this tour we would have queued for an eternity.
• Submitted 02 Apr 2018
Such an amazing tour! I've been to Mexico City several times and this is the first time we got to visit Coyoacan, Frida's house, National University, and Xochimilco. Skipping the line at Frida's house and not having to wait a few hours is worth the price of this tour alone. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and answered everyone's questions. I recommend that you bring pesos and in small bills and coins, as it is easier to split the cost of food, drinks, mariachi, and tips at the end of the Xochimilco boat ride.
• Submitted 29 Mar 2018
For the price of this tour, this was a wonderful tour. Starting out from Coyoacan and ending Xochimilco. I highly recommend this tour! Our tour guide Sergio was very knowledgeable in history and places to check out when we had some time at each of the locations.
• Submitted 19 Mar 2018
All in all this was a great tour. You get to see several amazing places in one day. Although I would agree with more time at Frida Kahlo Museum or Xochimilco instead of the University stop.
• Submitted 25 Feb 2018
This tour was incredible! It was so nice to have all of the logistics figured out for you, and to be able to skip the line at the Frida Kahlo museum. The best part of the day was definitely the trajineras of Xochimilco--we're still talking about how much fun we had!
• Submitted 19 Feb 2018
Xochimilco Tour was a great experience. The other sites too are excellent. Emmanuel and Clarita were great guides, Highly recommended,
• Submitted 12 Feb 2018
We could have had a bit longer at Frida Kahlo's house but otherwise it was a great experience.
• Submitted 05 Feb 2018
Good tour. I am not sure I liked Xochimilco much but, the rest was quite nice.
• Submitted 30 Jan 2018
Absolutely amazing tour and great experience! Getting to cut the line at the Frida Kahlo Museum made a huge difference and was worth being a part of the tour. Also had some time to explore the Coyoacan neighborhood. Xochimilco was definitely the highlight of this tour. The history of the area is absolutely fascinating and the colors and sights are just unreal. The National University also made for an interesting stop on the way back into the city and well worth a visit to see the stunning murals. Overall, I highly recommend this tour - great value for your money.
• Submitted 21 Jan 2018
Absolutely amazing tour and great experience! Getting to cut the line at the Frida Kahlo Museum made a huge difference and was worth being a part of the tour. Also had some time to explore the Coyoacan neighborhood. Xochimilco was definitely the highlight of this tour. The history of the area is absolutely fascinating and the colors and sights are just unreal. The National University also made for an interesting stop on the way back into the city and well worth a visit to see the stunning murals. Overall, I highly recommend this tour - great value for your money.
• Submitted 21 Jan 2018
This was an excellent tour - giving an in depth explanation of major tourist sights, however without the knowledge, spirit and motivation of our guide Jerson...Gerson...sorry, not sure of his spelling?, it would have been business as usual. The Coyoacán neighborhood, Frida Kahlo, the church of St. John the Baptist and the history of the neighborhood, as well as the university, the UNAM library, and Xochimilco were all explained in its history, its growth, its significance and even its future. A great tour - an excellent lunch on the Xochimilco waters and a fun group, made more fun by our guide.
• Submitted 18 Jan 2018
Wonderful tour starting with Rivera and Gorman’s frescos at UNAM, then Coyoacan neighborhood and Frida Kahlo museum.
• Submitted 06 Jan 2018
This tour was EXCELLENT. I was a female traveling alone with no Spanish...this particular tour was one of my two favorites. The experiences on the boats and trip to the university would have not been possible on my own. Our guide and bus driver were extremely friendly and helpful to everyone on our tour...they made you feel, you had been friends for a long time...in a very professional way. Frida's house is a MUST, but can be done on your own...but the trip provided the bus to take you to the university and Xochimilco boat rides...that was absolutely spectacular...what an incredible experience. I met wonderful people on the tour and it was an excellent experience. I HIGHLY recommend this trip.
• Submitted 30 Dec 2017
I enjoyed the Frida museum. There was enough time to go through everything. The museum is very small and crowded though. Going with this tour group allowed us to skip the line. The boat ride was great and we had lunch on the boat. There were people who came to our boat and sang for us. You have to pay for lunch and tip the people that sing on your boat. After the boat ride there was time given to shop for souvenirs It was a unique experience. We did a brief stop at the National University for photo ops at the end of the tour.
• Submitted 26 Dec 2017
Tours were great. We took the English speaking tour with Daniel. He was awesome, will definitely use him again. Extremely knowledgeable.
• Submitted 25 Nov 2017

In Brief

Location:
Ciudad de México, Mexico
Country:
Mexico
Duration:
10 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Fully narrated tour
Includes free admission to top local attractions
Special Offer