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Ciudad de México, Mexico
Chapultepec Castle & National Museum of Anthropology

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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Overview

This Viator Exclusive—available nowhere else—gets you inside Chapultepec Castle, one of Mexico City’s most popular attractions, before the crowds pour in. In relative tranquility, discover the castle’s 12 halls filled with royal artifacts and learn about Chapultepec’s origins as a retreat for Aztec rulers. An informative guide then takes you to the National Museum of Anthropology, which houses the largest collection of traditional Mexican art in the world.
  • Enjoy early access to Chapultepec Castle and visit the National Museum of Anthropology with an informative guide
  • Tour the National History Museum inside the 18th-century castle, formerly an imperial palace and presidential residence
  • See the best of the massive National Museum of Anthropology, including the Aztec Stone of the Sun
  • This Viator Exclusive is available nowhere else

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This is the only tour that offers VIP early morning access to Chapultepec Castle.
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Departure Point

Av. Paseo de la Reforma s/n, Polanco, Bosque de Chapultepec I Secc, Miguel Hidalgo, 11560 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

Please be at the flagpole in front of the main entrance of the Museum at 9:50am

Departure Time

9:50 AM

Return Details

Bosque de Chapultepec I Secc, Miguel Hidalgo, 11100 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
Beat the crush of crowds on this morning tour of Chapultepec Castle and experience one of Mexico City’s most visited sites in relative solitude. Your Viator Exclusive tour begins at Chapultepec Park as you take a train ride with your guide up a hill and reach the 18th-century Chapultepec Castle (Castillo de Chapultepec) as one of its first visitors of the day.

Chapultepec started as a retreat for Aztec rulers before it was partially torn down and rebuilt into the palace of Emperor Maximilian of Habsburg. It then turned into the residence for Mexico’s presidents before most of the castle was converted into the National History Museum.

Follow your guide along marble staircases, peer into royal apartments, and admire the state carriages of Emperor Maximilian and Benito Juárez. Pass murals of battles painted by famous artists, including José Clemente Orozco and John O'Gorman, as well as the sword wielded by independence fighter José María Morelos.

As you explore the 12 halls, learn about the country’s history, from the pre-Columbian period through Spanish colonialism, to Mexico’s revolution and its independence.

Then, enjoy a lunch break at a nearby location offering traditional dishes like chapatas and chilaquiles, sandwiches, salads, along with tea and coffee (own expense).
 Next, head to Mexico City’s most visited museum, the National Museum of Anthropology, also part of Chapultepec Park. Follow your guide on a tour of some of the most impressive pre-Columbian and Mexican artifacts, including Olmec carved heads and the Aztec Stone of the Sun. 



Your tour ends in the afternoon so you have the rest of your day to enjoy at your leisure.

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Itinerary
Stop At:  
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Over the course of 2.5 hours, your guide takes you on an informative journey through the exhibits, showing you only the most impressive sites. Marvel at the Aztec Stone of the Sun, and the Olmec carved heads, uncovered deep in the jungles of Tabasco and Veracruz. Learn about the different cultural regions and indigenous groups that gave rise to this diverse capital city.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Chapultepec Castle
At Chapultepec Park, the largest city park in the world and take a train up to the top of Chapultepec Hill and reach Chapultepec Castle (Castillo de Chapultepec). You'll be able to explore the 12 halls of the 18th-century castle and enjoy the rooms and exhibits. During your 2-hour tour, learn about Chapultepec’s origins as a retreat for Aztec rulers before it was partially destroyed and rebuilt into the home of Emperor Maximilian of Habsburg. It then served as the residence for Mexico’s presidents before most of the castle was converted into the National History Museum. The exhibits trace the country’s history, from the pre-Columbian era through Spanish colonialism, to Mexico’s revolution and its independence. Admire the state carriages of Benito Juárez and Emperor Maximilian, and learn the stories behind the sculptures and busts of historical figures. See the sword wielded by independence fighter José María Morelos and gaze at murals of battles painted by famous artists.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved (1.8 miles/3 km)
  • Due to Covid19, it is not allowed to enter with food, drinks or backpacks. Only a handbag is allowed
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Amigo Tours Mexico
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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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 Chapultepec Castle & National Museum of Anthropology?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Chapultepec Castle & National Museum of Anthropology.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Chapultepec Castle & National Museum of Anthropology?
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 Chapultepec Castle & National Museum of Anthropology.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Chapultepec Castle & National Museum of Anthropology?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Chapultepec Castle & National Museum of Anthropology.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Chapultepec Castle & National Museum of Anthropology?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Chapultepec Castle & National Museum of Anthropology.

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  • "You need to offer the elevator to seniors even if they can walk." See review
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Reviews

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star-5
Chapultepec Castle
JamesG_B
, Oct 2021
We had a wonderful guide who was personable, knowledgable and made the tour interesting. He was able to point out the different timelines of the history of Mexico and the Castle.
star-1
Need a refund.
Paula_M
, Sep 2021
My tour guide changed the time of my tour the day before but only emailed and never updated the itinerary on the website. I showed up at the original time after verifying that morning all tines/locations were correct. I missed my tour and they refused to give me a refund. I would like to dispute this with Viator before I take this further.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Dear Amig@ Thank you for letting us know your comments. We are very sorry to read this, please contact your agency so we can attend to your case and give you an answer as soon as possible. Dulce, Amigo Tours
star-1
Terrible Communication
Ani
, Jul 2021
The guide emailed me giving me the wrong meeting point and time. We were not able to find the group on time and couldn’t go on the tour.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Dear Amig@ Thank you very much for your comments, we have passed this case with our team to check what could have happened. Unfortunately, we do not have more information about you to be able to have an accurate search of what happened, however, the information has already been passed to the team to keep in mind. We are sorry you were not able to enjoy the activity. If you require further assistance please contact your agency. Dulce, Amigo Tours
star-5
Museum and Castle
CAROLINE
, Jul 2021
Andres is a great tour guide! Very knowledgeable and explained all clearly. Also very accommodating.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Dear Amig@ We are very happy to hear that you had a great experience. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip. Dulce, Amigo Tours
star-5
Beautiful Chapultepec castle !
Arisdelzy_V
, May 2021
My family and I enjoyed this tour. Our tour guide was Fabio. The tour was informative and our tour guide was extremely detailed and knowledgeable. My favorite part was the Chapultepec castle! I highly recommend this tour!
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Dear Amig@ We are glad to read from you and know that you had a pleasant experience. Dulce, Amigo Tours
star-1
Rip-off
Michael_A
, May 2021
Not worth it: we paid US$35 each just to have a guide walk us through the two museums. Nothing else. Each museum entry fare was US$4. What did we pay for the remaining US$27 (not to mention tips for the guide?? Just some explanations. The guide would stop in one room in front of one display and talk about it extensively. Then walk to another room, without paying any attention to the rest. Transportation to and from hotel was on our own. A big rip-off. I absolutely do not recommend it. And just for background: we took Viator tours in many other parts of the world. This was the most disappointing experience.
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Dear Amig@ Please let us know your comments. The Museum of Anthropology is one of the largest and most important museums in America, for the client's convenience we choose the most representative rooms. This tour does not include transportation and we try to be as clear as possible in our descriptions so that the client knows what he/she is acquiring. We regret that from your point of view, the tour did not meet your expectations. Dulce, Amigo Tours
star-2
Half baked lies
Roy_A
, Apr 2021
The Castle was closed for a while and no one told us that, the money was for both castle and the museum and we only got to see the museum. someone should have informed us and no one did. very bad in communicating the facts.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Dear Amig@ Thank you very much for your comments. Normally any type of incident that we are aware of is reported to the customer as soon as possible. We regret that this situation has overshadowed the good experience at the museum. Dulce, Amigo Tours
star-4
Amazing museum
Katrina
, Mar 2020
The guide was very knowledgeable. I would have preferred a little less time in the castle and more time with the guide in the Anthropology museum
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Hello :) We appreciate your comment and it makes us very happy to know that you enjoyed this experience with us; Your opinion is very important as we strive to offer an unforgettable experience to each of our clients. We hope you come back soon! Regards, Amigo Group.
star-5
Great Tour!
Ron_B
, Mar 2020
Chapultepec Castle and the Museum of Anthropology are a must see. Our guide Mario, was excellent! A great tour.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
We are happy that you enjoyed this experience since in amigo Group we strive to offer the best to our customers as we love what we do. We hope you return to live a new experience with us soon. Regards, Amigo Group.
star-5
ANTHROPOLOGY COMES ALIVE
THOMAS_R
, Feb 2020
Alex was very knowledgeable. Fantastic experience. BTW, I went to the wrong meeting place and the Viator folks were very helpful helping us meet up with Alex early in the tour.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
We are happy that you enjoyed this experience since in amigo Group we strive to offer the best to our customers as we love what we do. We hope you return to live a new experience with us soon. Regards, Amigo Group.

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