When traveling to new cities, I never go the organized tour route, and prefer to look up all the interesting places to check out - to me, that's half the fun of traveling! It also seems like most tour guides are a one-size-fits-all, without much of a personality or unique point of view.I recently traveled to Mexico City for business and had an extra day to explore the city. CDMX is huge (even for someone from LA!) and there is so much to see. I wanted to maximize my day and quickly researched tours, deciding on a 6-hour personal tour with StylewalkMX. What I found most appealing was the customization and vibe I got from the website, which seemed like a good fit for someone like me who wanted to see the major sights, get a feel for the rich culture, and just as important, eating & shopping! While it was more expensive than a canned group tour, it was definitely worth it in my opinion - I was able to customize what I wanted to see, there was a private driver, escorted walking tours, and get access to restaurants/galleries that are hard to get.In the first leg of the tour, I ended up doing a mini-tour of the city center - Bellas Artes, Catedral, Palacio Nacional, and Templo Mayor (my favorite). Because time was short and I love museums and could spend a very long time in each, I opted not to visit them on this trip - next time! Caesar was a great tour guide, super knowledgeable about each sight and a good sense of humor. It was a bit hot when we went, so recommend hats, water, etc.Thankyou!
6 HOUR CUSTOMIZED TOUR - PRIVATE GUIDE & DRIVER
Be safely guided through the cultural highlights of Mexico City, with an itinerary 100% tailored to you.
Whether it's your first or second time in Mexico City....
Don't waste time seeing stuff that doesn't interest you.
Discover Mexico City's cultural highlights with a personable, knowledgable private guide, and luxury transport.
With our advice and support, your tour itinerary is 100% tailored to you!
HOW MUCH YOU CAN DO IN SIX HOURS IN MEXICO CITY?
We know Mexico City REALLY WELL.
Our job is to help you understand
what is possible with the time you have,
so your itinerary is action-packed AND achievable.
Get straight to the BEST of Mexico City with a cultural expert.
Try great Mexican food that has been tried and tested!
We look at your interests & help you arrive at a program that is functional, efficient and enjoyable.
Javier was most knowledgeable and provided us with the history of the areas we visited as well as introducing us to sights, sounds and tastes of modern life in Mexico City. The tour was a delightful introduction to Mexico City by someone who clearly knows and loves the city.
MEET YOUR GUIDES
Our cultural & historic guides are licensed, & have over 18 years experience introducing the city to visitors.
Our Javier, Cesar and Gabriel each have over 20 years experience guiding in Mexico City. They have personality. They are NOT cardboard cut-out guides delivering robot speeches. They know their job is to give you solid information on anything and everything that interests you, be it a random question about why there are so many organ grinders in Centro Histórico, or whether the Aztecs ever met the Mayans, BUT they also know that people don't want to be talked at all day long! That is to say, the overall flow and feeling of the tour is as important as the number of facts you acquire.
Javier has over twenty years experience as a professional cultural & historic guide. He is up-to-date on new research & discoveries.
Our guides understand that giving you the chance to pause, and observe, and absorb are important too. That's why they are on the Stylewalk MX team.
Anyone can churn out facts, but these guys are cool. They are real people, with real lives. They love their city, but they are not in love with the sound of their own voices! They are flexible to YOUR needs. The focus is YOU and YOUR experience. We call it being professional. You would call it relaxing, informative, and fun.
Javier and clients pause for Mexican style hot chocolate.
Javier Tapia is our Head of Transport and Cultural Tours. Javier is a professional licensed guide (officially authorised by the Mexican Government) and has been working as a tour guide in his hometown of Mexico City for over 20 years. He has a really great attitude, his tours always have great flow and he is highly respected in the tour community as the Treasurer of the Tourist Guides Union.
When Javier is not on tour, he is found out walking his SIX (!) dogs, or going for a country cruise on one of his luxury Harley Davidsons (yes, like all fanatics, he collects them!)>
Cesar has been working as a licensed guide since 2002. He is the master of making any tour flow smoothly.
César Tapia is Javier Tapia's younger brother. César has been working as a professional licensed guide (officially authorised by the Mexican Government) alongside Javier since 2002.
César is best known for his great sense of humour, his readiness to adapt to any situation, and his deep passion for Mexican history. When he is not on the job, he loves to take his dog for a walk and, like Javier, he has a definite soft spot for taking his cruiser style motorbikes out for a spin in the country.
Our visitors love Gabriel (centre) for his winning combo of personality and knowledge.
Gabriel is regularly asked to take groups on national tours. He is a genuine expert on Mexico itself. When we can get hold of him, we grab the opportunity because Gabriel has incredible charm, he really knows how to relate to different groups of people and his style of sharing history and cultural info is very agreeable.
Unlike regular taxis or Uber, your bilingual driver-guide has a vested interest in taking the most efficient route possible. And you get to ask questions & chat about real life, whilst you travel!
A Mariachi singer at the UNESCO Xochimilco floating gardens.
A 6hour tour enables you to have one morning & one afternoon activity,
with time for a little rest before heading out for dinner.
A safe & efficient way to explore the Coyoacan neighbourhood surrounding Frida Kahlo's Casa Azul.
Visitors often request to see the Casa Azul house during their 6hour tour.
We can get you tickets in advance
& then show you Frida Kahlo's world far beyond the house....
Ask us how to enrich your Frida world!
WHAT TO EXPECT ON TOUR
Be securely guided through the most important channels of Mexican history & culture.
Safely & intelligently.
Pre-hispanic treasures, craft markets , food stalls... it's your day, the way you want it!
Don't lose precious time on a taxi or stuck in a group tour visiting places you are not interest in. This 6-hour tour is completely tailored to your needs so your guide can help you discover any artistic, cultural, historic, gastronomic, or shopping interests you have. You are in charge and can determine how you like to see each place.
Your personal guide will be there to help you as you receive seamless hotel pick-up and drop-off, and continuity between attractions throughout the day. You can visit many important attractions such as Xochimilco, Coyoacan, Dolores Olmedo estate, Anahuacalli Museum and so much more.
Entrance fees aren't included, so you have complete freedom to adjust your schedule as you need to.Your guide will also help you know where is the best place to eat whether it be an acclaimed restaurant or the king of taco stalls.
Your private tour ends with hotel drop-off.
Distinctive Mexican cultural icon, the alebrije. Ask your guide about its history!
When you book this tour
you may (or may not)
know what you want to see already.
Not a problem!
We help you work out the finer details
of your itinerary with you.
When you book this tour, you may, or may not , know what you want to see with your private guide. Not a problem! We help you work out the finer details of your itinerary in the days/months/weeks leading up to your tour date.
If you don't know what you want to see, we send you some suggestions and then adjust the itinerary according to your feedback. Getting the balance of elements right is important to us. Refining your itinerary is a two-way dialogue. We use our expertise to help you make informed decisions and in turn, your feedback helps us propose itineraries that we know will engage and enthral YOU in terms of YOUR personal outlook/style.
The untouchable, iconic Virgen of Guadalupe has her own story. Ask your guide!
When you book this tour you may, or may not,
know what you want to see already.
Not a problem!
We help you work out the finer details of your itinerary as you lead up to your tour date.
If you already have some idea of what you want to see, we help you work out what is feasible and possible with the time you have. Because we know the city really well, we are here to help you get a sense of how much time is needed at each site, or the travel times between neighbourhoods.
Having an over-enthusiastic wishlist is a common occurrence with new visitors to the city. We will ask you to either prioritise some of the items on your list, or if there are some non-negotiables, we let you know in advance extend the tour time so you achieve all of it!
One of the reasons, people overestimate what they can do in a day is because they don’t realise the extent to which Mexico City's heavy traffic and urban planning affects transit times. The city is sprawling and there is a lot of traffic, so although attractions may seem relatively close on a map, time-wise travelling from one place to another can represent a major chunk of the day. That's why we are here to advise and guide you in your decisions. If we can see a way of grouping activities in the same part of town we will do this!
In 1862, Napoleon was scheming to establish a puppet monarchy in Mexico City. See the Castle!
Our drivers are experts at choosing the best route, and maximising your time, but nonetheless there are physical limits to what can be seen in a day.
Because of this, we like to set up realistic client expectations from the outset.
The important thing is that we get you to the places that are top of your list, but also to keep the pace pleasant and enjoyable. It's a holiday, not a a triathalon!!
There are great anthropological sites outside of the traditional museum.
We do not include museum tickets in our tour prices so that you have maximum flexibility.
If you change your mind about something on the day, the itinerary can simply be adjusted.
EXAMPLES OF TOP MEXICO CITY ATTRACTIONS
This is NO set itinerary. We are here to help & advise you.
Our clients frequently select two or three of these famous cultural options for a six hour tour.
- UNESCO heritage Xochimilco floating gardens, with traditional Mariachi bands serenading from brightly coloured boats.
- Dolores Olmedo Hacienda Estate with private Rivera and Kahlo art collections
- A succinct overview of Centro Historico.
- Visit traditional food markets and safely try the best local food.
- Chapultepec Castle - home to Austrian emperor's brother, Ferdinand Maximilian.
- See the best of the 686 hectare urban Chapultepec Park
- Casa Luis Barragan or Casa Gilardi - Mexico's only Pritzker Prize winning architect.
- Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera's custom built studios - designed by architect Juan O Gorman.
*We don't include food or drink in your tour price so you are not locked into any obligations whatsoever.
No maps, no taxis, no language problems - see the city wth a private guide!
We did 2 days of tours with Cesar and we had a great time. There were 4 of us on the tour and he fielded all our questions professionally and made us very comfortable right away.
YOUR CUSTOMIZED 6HOUR TOUR SNAPSHOT
- Hotel pick-up* in luxury transport
- Your guide-driver checks in with you about your pre-agreed itinerary and see if you have any new requests.
- Travel safely and smoothly to the places you selected in the itinerary we co-created with you. Ask Q's, be curious about anything, learn some expert history and culture in an easy-going, approachable way.
- Ask Q's, be curious about anything, learn some expert history and culture in an easy-going, approachable way.
- Stop for photos, a coffee break, tacos, a cold beer or a mean margarita, whenever you want!
- Pause whenever you want to - be it for a drink or just to rest.
*Hotel pick-up & drop-off applies to all main hotel & Air Bnbs in the central neighbourhoods of Roma, Juarez, Cuauhtémoc, Condesa, Polanco, and Centro. If you are outside of these areas, please advise us.
We do not include museum tickets or entrance fees in our tour prices so that you have maximum flexibility on the day.
If you change your mind about something, the itinerary adjusts with you!
Javier was our tour guide for three days ... He was fabuloso. His English is perfect and his knowledge of Mexican history impressive. We learned so much about Mexican culture with our conversations each day. He adjusted the tour to our pace and took care of the many details of visiting museums, restaurants, etc. Most of all he made us feel very safe and comfortable during our visit.
FRIDA KAHLO'S CASA AZUL MUSEUM
If this is on your wishlist, we help you to skip the queues!
Frida Kahlo's house (a.k.a Casa Azul Museum) is THE MOST visited attraction in Mexico City. Should you wish to include this site in your 6 or 8 hour itinerary, we do our best to get you in the door faster by offering to pre-purchase your tickets. This enables you and your guide to SKIP the main queue, which is usually a 1-1.5 hour wait!!!!If you are a very big Frida Kahlo fan, let us know we can include some special items on your itinerary to fully enrich your Frida experience!!
HOW DO I BOOK? (AND THEN WHAT HAPPENS?)
Your booking is reserved via our secure online booking platform. Here's what to expect...
- Click on the orange booking button.
- Identify which tour slots are available in our live bookings calendar. Remember these are private tours. Once you book a timeslot, the tours is yours and yours alone.
- Reserve your preferred time/day with our secure online payment gateway.
- Receive an instant booking confirmation! Your tour is 100% yours!
- Reserve your preferred time/day with our secure online payment gateway.
- Your itinerary is defined and refined as a two-way dialogue via email or telephone wth Stylewalk MX.
- If you'd like us to pre-purchase your Frida Kahlo Casa Azul or Casa Luis Barragan tickets in advance (so as to avoid the normal-queues), we can put in a special request. Let us know!
- The day of your tour, your private driver-guide arrives early to pick you up at your hotel / Air bnb in a comfortable luxury air-conditioned vehicle. Your guided day out begins!
If you need to change the day or time of your tour after booking, just let us know!
Even though we completely changed our itinerary at the last minute, Javier played along with our spontaneity and took us to a variety of fun and fascinating areas around the DF, including Coyoacan, San Angel (wow!) and University City. His command of local history and warm personality made it a very special outing.
READ OUR REVIEWS ON TRIPADVISOR
We are established professional guides. We take our job seriously.
There are over 100 glowing TripAdvisor shout-outs to prove it!
Your 6hour customized private tour is private. This means you don't share your tour with anyone else.
- Total for group 1-4pp = US$282 + tax
- Total for group 5-7pp = Total US$362 +tax
- If you have a larger group, we can accomodate you! Please just write in and let us know how many people will be coming on tour, so we can send you a quote.
*Prices are in US dollars & don't include tax. Should you wish to tip your guide, this is commonly acccepted as appropriate hospitality etiquette in Mexico.
Javier was a great guide, super knowledgeable and friendly.It was perfect to be able to customise the itinerary to suit our interests and the tour was a fantastic way to see much of this massive city in a day.
USEFUL INFO FOR VISITORS TO MEXICO CITY
About us, our clients, common questions, and some travel tips for you.
1. We are a LGBTI friendly company.
We are a LGBTI friendly company. Every sexual, religious, or political orientation is welcome on tour with us. We only work with tour guides who naturally relate well to new people and different lifestyles.. Our guides are openminded, cosmopolitan people, who know that colour and diversity make the world a better place!
Clients Mario & Patrick - what can we say.....we LOVE your style!
2. Check out our partner hotel list. It is drawn from three years of feedback from Stylewalk clients.
Where you stay in Mexico City can make a HUGE difference to your stay. Many people think the Frida Kahlo neighbourhood of Coyoacan is the epi-center of CDMX. Logistically speaking, nothing could be further from the truth! We have partnered with the bnbs and hotels that our tour guests consider to be fantastic Mexico City accomodation options - be it for mid or upscale budgets.
.3. We don't accept any third party commissions from any restaurants or shops.
We are travellers too and have been on tours in foreign parts of the world where it is obvious that the guide in cohoots with a shop or restaurant for tourist patronage. The experience is horrid. We don't want to be on tours like that so accordingly we only work with guides who are 100% free of shams and paybacks . Read more here...
4. Giving back. Being socially responsible is built into Stylewalk's business model.
Aside from directly supporting the best local Mexican businesses, a percentage of your tour payment goes directly to sustainable development projects. Read more here...
5. FAQs: essential travel tips & common questions for new visitors to Mexico City!
Have questions about currency, airport pick up/drop off, tour refunds or safety in Mexico City. Check our common visitor FAQs.
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We spent the day in the Centro Historico (where one could actually spend 3 days and not see all the terrific sites) then ended the day by driving to the awe-inspiring Basilica de la Virgen De Guadelupe.. Javier was a terrific safe driver, spoke English beautifully and had a great sense of humor. He also chose some fabulous street vendors for tacos and other treats during each of the days. My wife and I have traveled extensively but have generally been shy about eating street food in some countries but his selections were incredibly good and the food was simple but fresh, tasty and overall awesome. Javier was everything we could have wanted in a guide.
We had a free day in Mexico City prior to the start of a tour and decided to book a private tour with Stylewalk MX based upon reviews on Trip Advisor. We were not disappointed! We arranged the tour with Laura who was most understanding regarding some of our special needs. She was a delight to work with. Our tour guide for the day was Javier who was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed the day visiting Casa Azul (Frida Khalo museum), an open market, the Coyoacan neighborhood and the Centro Historico district. Javier was most knowledgeable and provided us with the history of the areas we visited as well as introducing us to sights, sounds and tastes of modern life in Mexico City. The tour was a delightful introduction to Mexico City by someone who clearly knows and loves the city. We would definitely tour with Laura and Javier again.
We ultimately did 4 tours in the 3 days and they were impeccable from start to finish. The first day was spent with Javier driving us all around the city to places like Xochimilco (where locals partied on fluorescent colorful barges in canals to the accompaniment of mariachi bands while buying food from vendors in floating canoes)
We spent 8 hours with Cesar touring Frida Kahlo's house/museum, Diego and Frida's studios, and Xochimilco. We were thoroughly impressed with Cesar's knowledge of Mexican politics, history, and art. He really enriched our visit to Mexico City.