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Private Tour: Tula and Tepotzotlan Day Trip from Mexico City

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Mexico City, Mexico
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icon7 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Discover some of the history of Mexico on this private day trip from Mexico City. Visit the Tula archeological site of the Toltec Empire and see Tepotzotlán, a baroque-style convent of the Jesuit order. A personal guide and driver accompany you to each location to learn about the architectural innovations.
  • Full-day private tour of Tula and Tepotzotlán
  • Visit the archaeological site and historical church with a personal guide
  • Learn about the Toltecs and Spanish conquest
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included from Mexico City
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Traveler pickup is offered
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Departure Time

9:00 AM
Your tour begins with hotel pickup in Mexico City in the morning. Board your private vehicle and head to the archaeological site of Tula with your personal driver and guide, who highlights the features of the Mesoamerican ruins. At this Toltec ceremonial center, learn about architectural innovations, including 16-foot-tall (5-meter) warrior statues, temple pyramids, and ball courts. Admire the use of sidewalks and stucco decor as you explore the site.

After a personalized look, continue to the Jesuit convent of Tepotzotlán. See the impressive chapel of San Francisco Javier, an example of Mexican baroque style. Marvel at the church entirely covered in gold leaf, see the nuns' quarters that feature samples of authentic clothing, and learn about the Jesuits' role during the Spanish conquest.  

Following this brush-up with Mexico's past, you'll be dropped off at your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Tula Toltec Archaeological Ruins
The city was founded by Ce Ácatl Topiltzin Quetzalcóatl, sovereign who gave great prosperity to the region, which was cut short due to the confrontation between followers of the god Quetzalcoatl and Tezcatlipoca, gods tremendously opposed in Aztec mythology.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Museo Nacional del Virreinato
The Society of Jesus came to Tepotzotlán in 1580 to be employed in the work with the Indians and founded a residence where the parents learned Otomi, Nahuatl and Mazahua. He also established the Seminary of San Martin for the education of the children of the principal Indians. Finally, he established the House of Probation so that young people who wished to enter the Society could attend the novitiate. The school was for the exclusive use of the Jesuits, while the hostelry and the temple were public spaces and the Seminary of San Martin was inhabited only by indigenous people. The property was built on a natural promontory that was used to build three levels, currently identified as access plant, ground floor and upper floor.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Minimum age is 3 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Mexico Tour Freelance

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Tour: Tula and Tepotzotlan Day Trip from Mexico City?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Tula and Tepotzotlan Day Trip from Mexico City.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Tour: Tula and Tepotzotlan Day Trip from Mexico City?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Tula and Tepotzotlan Day Trip from Mexico City.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Private Tour: Tula and Tepotzotlan Day Trip from Mexico City?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Tula and Tepotzotlan Day Trip from Mexico City.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Tour: Tula and Tepotzotlan Day Trip from Mexico City?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Tula and Tepotzotlan Day Trip from Mexico City.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Private Tour: Tula and Tepotzotlan Day Trip from Mexico City?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Tula and Tepotzotlan Day Trip from Mexico City.

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  • "Be mindful no drinks or gum chewing in the museum." See review

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Having a guide is imperative and ours was the BEST
Heatherr35
, Oct 2019
We scheduled our tour of Tula on day 2 of our trip to Mexico City. We had the place to ourselves and got great pictures. Our guide, Brenda, educated us from the moment she and Elecio picked us up. It was convenient that we already knew them from day 1 and they are both reliable and kind. Brenda is simply amazing. This site is not the most excavated but what has been revealed is incredible. Tepotzotian is a nice town and the museum is quite interesting, I can definitely say the guide made everything come together. Be mindful no drinks or gum chewing in the museum.
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r0gerlevy
, Mar 2019
An outstanding day tour of the Tula site and the Iglesias de San Francisco at Tepotzotlan. Our guide and driver were both superb - courteous, knowledgeable and professional. I recommend this tour without reservation.
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Private tour of Tula and tepotzotian
, Jun 2018
Both david and louis of Mexico freelance tour are very professional. They made our tour very pleasant and enjoyable. They are both very knowledgeable, attentive to details and impressed us as very caring and helpful! It is voted by our group of four friends as the most enjoyable tour among the five tours that we booked in Mexico City! The sites that we visited amazed us!
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Carlos and Anna - fantastic people...
kathyszwarc
, Jan 2018
Carlos and Anna - fantastic people. Great tour, Great experience, Great day!
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A fabulous private tour with a...
stevent
, Jan 2018
A fabulous private tour with a knowledgeable and friendly guide The Aztec and pre-Aztec ruins are fascinating. The cathedral at Tepotzotlan is beautiful in its ornateness even though the religious aspect did not interest me. Still well worth the visit.
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Have always wanted to see these...
Terrence O
, Nov 2017
Have always wanted to see these sites but there are no large, group tours. Decided to splurge on a private car. A little pricey but well worth it! Our guide Carlos and driver Anna were exceptional. Carlos extremely knowledgeable of archaeology, history, and culture. Anna the best and most patient driver I have ever experienced! I kept telling my husband to take lessons from her! These two sites are awesome and should not be missed! This tour takes all day so be prepared to return late. Water provided, take a hat!
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Out driver Louis was very...
David L
, Nov 2017
Out driver Louis was very professional, had a very nice vehicle and knew best routing. Our Guide David Suverza was very knowledgeable, easy to understans, responsive and adaptable to our needs and tailored our tour to our desired experience. Tula is a different Temple experience from other Temples and is well worth the drive to it. Additionally David added info and pointed out points of interest on the way. Would recommend this tour and Guides to all.
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We had an awesome time visiting the...
Donald A
, Aug 2017
We had an awesome time visiting the Toltec ruins at Tula and the Museum of the Viceroyalty in Tepotzotlan. The Toltecs were the successors to the Teotihuacan culture, and the predecessors to the Aztecs. If you are into Mesoamerican history, Tula is a must-visit location. If you are interested in the history of the colonial period, Tepotzotlan is a must. The Jesuit college/monastery, now the Museum of the Viceroyalty has an amazing collection and the Baroque church is stunning. You have a choice of places to eat and we selected Los Virreyes and we were not disappointed. The tourista menu has some great choices and includes dessert and fantastic café del olla. Our driver, Luis was safe and courteous. Our guide was Alejandra and she was very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this trip.
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The tour was great! Both sites are...
Yuriy S
, May 2017
The tour was great! Both sites are highly recommended to visit. Our tour guide David was the great, with outstanding knowledge in Mexican history and culture. Everything was in time. David was ready to customize the tour according to our interests. He even missed his lunch helping us with sightseeing :. We will definitely book other tours with David.
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This tour was absolutely incredible...
jennifer1552
, Feb 2017
This tour was absolutely incredible! Our guide David was extremely knowledgeable and passionate of Mexico's history. We will definitely book future tours with David on our next trip.
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