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Mexico City: Chapultepec Castle and Anthropology Museum Tour

1. Mexico City: Chapultepec Castle and Anthropology Museum Tour

Explore the life of the Mexican Emperor Maximilian I of Habsburg on a tour of Chapultepec Castle, located on top of Mexico City's Chapultepec Hill, a site once sacred to the Aztecs. Venture inside the stunning monument, and discover rooms of classical European ornamentations. Stroll the halls full of light and discover stairways made of marble. Admire the sculptures and busts of historical figures, such as the Emperor Cuauhtémoc and the Spanish Conquistador Hernán Cortés, along the way. Then depart Chapultepec Castle (also known as the "National Museum of History") and break for lunch, before going to the National Museum of Anthropology. Experience one of the most important anthropology museums in Latin America and explore rooms that detail the pre-Hispanic culture of the Maya, Toltec and other ethnic peoples through the ages. Learn more from your bilingual guide, and benefit from the chance to chat about Mexican history.

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Mexico City: Castle and Anthropology Museum Private Tour

2. Mexico City: Castle and Anthropology Museum Private Tour

Visit the Castle of Chapultepec. Witness its outstanding collection of historical artifacts, before enjoying a trip to the National Museum of Anthropology. Begin your day with pickup at the hotel in Mexico City. Hit the road with your private guide and head for the castle of Chapultepec. Built at the turn of the 19th century and set in the middle of a forest, the Castle is an architectural gem. Enjoy an interior which houses many fascinating examples of Mexican heritage. Next, set off for the National Museum of Anthropology. The museum's design itself is rightly regarded as part of Mexico's architectural and cultural identity. Once inside, discover exhibits on the archaeological legacy of the peoples of Mesoamerica, hear fascinating accounts for the Mexico's ethnic diversity, and admire its massive ceilings up to 6 meters tall.

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Chautla's Castle, Lavender Farm, and Valquirico Private Tour

3. Chautla's Castle, Lavender Farm, and Valquirico Private Tour

Start with pickup from your accommodation in Puebla and travel 1 hour in an air-conditioned van to Chautla's Ex-Hacienda. Here, take a 1-hour walking tour by the springs and end up at a beautiful castle located in the middle of the lake. Climb to the roof and take in panoramic views of the lake and property. The second stop is San Martin ranch, famous for its lavender fields and its distillery. Participate in a soap-making workshop and keep your handmade soap as a souvenir. Next, visit the shop where you can see all the specialty products made at the ranch and taste lavender coffee and sponge cake. The last stop is the Val'Quirico complex where you can explore the shops and charming restaurants. Inspired by San Quirico d'Orcia, a town in the Tuscany region of Italy, the complex has a charming medieval style. At the end of the tour, return to your accommodation in Puebla.

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Mexico City: The Stories of Chapultepec Castle Walking Tour

4. Mexico City: The Stories of Chapultepec Castle Walking Tour

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.

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Mexico City: National Palace and Anthropology Museum Tour

5. Mexico City: National Palace and Anthropology Museum Tour

Join this tour and explore Mexico City with a live guide. Discover the rich history of this city, known as The City of the Gods. Visit the National Palace and see the beautiful murals painted by the great artist Diego Rivera.  Start your trip with a pickup from your hotel. Sit back and enjoy the ride to the historical center of Mexico City, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage. Marvel at the countless monuments and the architectural style as you drive. Next, visit the National Palace. If you are a fan of Diego Rivera's art, this is a great place to see his work. Marvel at his murals as your guide tells you interesting facts about his work and life. Walk around the Central Plaza, and admire the Metropolitan Cathedral. Then, continue to Chapultepec Park, the second-largest city park in Latin America. Stroll around the park or enjoy a picnic by the idyllic lake if you like. Visit the National Museum of Anthropology, one of the top museums in the world. Discover a wonderful collection of art, artifacts, and history going back further than 4000 years.  Explore each section and be sure not to miss the iconic Aztec calendar stone. The museum is a must-visit when you are pretty sure it might even be the best museum you have ever visited in Mexico. After your visit, your tour will end. So jump in the car, reminisce about your day as you enjoy a ride back to your hotel. 

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Mexico City: City at Night Walking tour

6. Mexico City: City at Night Walking tour

Explore the sights in Mexico city on this nighttime walking tour. Head through the historical old town to view landmarks as they are lit for the night like the Casa de los Azulejos, a Franciscan and the Zócalo hotel. Meet your guide at the Fine Arts Palace which is considered the most important cultural venue in Mexico City. Stroll to the Palacio de Correos to see the Neoclassical architecture of this post office. Go down to the Madero pedestrian street through the historical center. Learn about the historical center of city as you listen to stories and hear facinating information about buildings like the Casa de los Azulejos or the old Franciscan convent. Look up at the neocolonial style of the Zócalo hotel. Continue on past the official residence for the President of Mexico at the National Palace. Walk by the UNESCO World Heritage Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral and view the Templo Mayor ruins that were once the main temple of the Mexica people. Finish your tour at the Torre Latinoamericana, a 44-floor skyscraper inspired by the Empire State of New York, which has a viewpoint on the top floor. Select a tour with tickets to this viewpoint, or the option without tickets to this viewpoint.

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What people are saying about State of Mexico

Excellent from start to finish. I was especially pleased with the guide as she made it a point to translate in English equally even though my wife was the only English only speaker in our group of 12. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and I felt like I attended a session of ancient Meso America history and Mexican history. Wish list would have been to have more time at the museum. It was stretched to about 1-1/2. We would have just stayed but we were nearing closing time 5pm.

A very good guide, very nice. Has knowledge of the history of Mexico as well as the musts and speaks very good easy-to-understand English. We recommend. Very good guide, really friendly an kind. Huge knowledge about Mexican Historie and the museums. Speaking good, easy for us to understand English. We recommend him.

The best way to view the museo de antropología and the Castillo de Chapultepec is through this guided tour.

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

our tour guide was the best. showed us everything we wished to see