Must See Mexico City with a Local

Centro Historico, old school cantinas, Aztecs and colonial-era architecture.

  • Private &

  • 8 hours

  • From
    $42.50  USD per person based on 2 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available (including English)

What you’ll do

You’ll spend with one of our friendly Mexico City hosts, getting to know the city's highlights and local haunts.

The city has such an incredible history, which is why you might like to start in Zócalo, an ancient square which used to be the center of the Aztec Empire before it was captured by the Spanish colonists.

Follow your host around the surprisingly green broadways of the city center as they share its rich heritage with you.

From old school bars (cantinas) to sleek museums that look like something out of the future, Mexico City will surprise you will its nod to both the past and present.

Explore the Bosque de Chapultepec, a large inner city park that’s considered Mexico City’s green lung, and even make friends with the sweet little squirrels that live there!

From the top of its rocky outcrop, you can get spectacular views of the cityscape.

Whatever you’d like to do, be it take in famous sites, like the Ángel de la Dependencia, or stroll around a quirky neighborhood, your host has got you covered and will make up for any Spanish you lack.

Experience highlights

  • Get to know the real Mexico City with your host - a city local

  • Stroll around the historic Bosque de Chapultepec and absorb the city’s history as you chat to your host

  • See the city's most famous sites in one day, as well as a few hidden gems along the way

  • Enjoy a bespoke route around the city which takes your interests and pace into consideration

  • Eat and drink great Mexican food at places that are loved by locals

  • Get tips from your host regarding exciting places to visit during the rest of your stay

Good to know

What’s included

  • Private and personalized experience
  • 8 hours with a host
  • Walking experience ( if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options )
  • Hotel meet-up ( available on request for central location )

What’s not included

  • Food and drink
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs
  • Gratuities (optional)

Meet-up point

  • Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

Cancellation policy

  • Cancel 7 days before the experience for a full refund

How it works

  • Tell us your preferences and book

    See an experience you like and book it. We will ask a few questions to build the right experience with you.

  • Just right for you

    We’ll pair you with the right host based on your personality and interests. Trust us, we know all our hosts personally.

  • The fun bit

    Spend time in the city with your carefullyselected host. You have an itinerary but it’s unscripted so it’s up to you and your host where you go and what you do.

Hello curious traveler! If you’re unsure about what experience to book or would like more information on how it all works, just email me with any questions or plans you may have. I or someone from our Customer Experience Team will get in touch so we can suggest the perfect personalized experience for you.

If you prefer to speak to someone, feel free to send us your WhatsApp or cell number and we’ll give you a call back.

Reviews for this experience


5 average | 15 reviews

March 2019

Knowledgable and Enthusiastic Mexico City Overview

Roberto was a great guide to introduce us to the layout and history of Mexico City. He was able to point us to all sorts of interesting places we never would have found by wandering on our own. His background in archaeology made him an appreciated authority on cultural and historical context. He has a genuine love for the subject and was great at inspiring interest and appreciation in our group!

Review by Chris V


5 average | 15 reviews

December 2017

Roberto is the best!

Roberto is a wonderful tour guide. He met me on Christmas Day, so admittedly a tour this day would be harder to plan. He has a full agenda of things to do and see. He was so knowledgeable, and I felt safe the entire time, as a single female traveler that is super important! I would highly recommend booking a tour with him!

Review by Nicole J

Reviews for Mexico City


June 2019

Went places we wouldn’t dare go alone!

The tour with John was excellent, we particularly enjoyed going to the pulque bar where we wouldn’t have dared go to without a guide. Would highly recommend. Hope one day John will come to England so we can teach him to strawpeedo VKs. Good luck with the future. Andy and Annie

Review by Annabel T


May 2019

Great time with John!

My partner had a lovely time with John and I thought he did a great job ensuring we saw a great deal of the city for our first time there. I gave a few requests, I wanted to see the Roma house, Zocalo, and try Pulque and John devised a great tour that got me a bunch of filming locations from Roma, some delicious Tacos and Pulque and some goregous buildings in the city that I otherwise would have not seen. He was friendly and helpful the entire time. I was even more impressed that he made a point to take us all the way back to our hotel at the end of the tour even though it was out of the way for him. I loved my city unscripted tour and thought John was great!

Review by David W


March 2019


We had an outstanding time with Roberto and the street food tour! Roberto is an archeologist and a Mexico City local and he knows his stuff! We talked about history, food customs and traditions and even went to the biggest flower market. We would highly recommend Roberto for any future tours of Mexico City! (Viator, City Unscripted)

Review by Luis L

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