Explore the world-leading art and architecture in Mexico City on this fascinating and enlightening eight-day vacation. Along the way, encounter the works of Mexico’s most famous artists and designers, including Frida Kahlo, Luis Barragán, Diego Rivera, and David Alfaro Siqueiros. Also meet up-and-coming designers, watching them at work, and learning more about their inspirations.
You’ll also visit the capital’s outstanding art galleries and museums, including the National Anthropology Museum, Museo Jumex, and Museo Soumaya.
Throughout your time in Mexico City, stay at the ultra-luxurious Four Season Hotel Mexico City, one of the finest hotels in the city blessed with world-beating restaurants, elite amenities, and stunning views.
7N Mexico City – Indulge in a lavish 8-night stay at a luxury hotel in the cosmopolitan city of Mexico City
Private Cooking Class – Enjoy an interactive dinner experience led by an expert chef whose unparalleled passion for Mexican cuisine
Museums and art galleries – Visit Mexico City’s best museums and art galleries, seeing works by locally and internationally celebrated artists
Mexican Design – Visit exclusive design studios, workshops, and showrooms.
Art and Foody Experience in Coyoacan – Enjoy a flavorful journey through the southern neighborhood of Mexico City
Photography & Art Gallery – explore Mexico City’s contemporary manifestations of photographic
Chapultepec Castle – Visit the only royal castle in North America, once home of Mexican Emperor Maximilian
Mexico’s legendary architects – Dive into the work of some of Mexico’s most legendary architects
Day 1: Arrive in Mexico City, Interactive Dinner Experience with Private Chef
Meet your personal driver outside customs and enjoy a private transfer to your Mexico City hotel.
Tonight, experience an extraordinary dining adventure led by renowned chef Alfredo Chávez, known for his training at Michelin-star restaurants in Paris, New York, and Lyon. Chef Alfredo’s deep passion for Mexican cuisine, respect for pre-Hispanic cultures, and commitment to using local ingredients shine through in every authentic dish he prepares. Step into his world as you join him at his city apartment in Polanco, the vibrant gastronomic district. In this exclusive behind-the-scenes encounter, indulge in mezcal and tequila while Chef Alfredo crafts a tantalizing 6-course meal that pays homage to the rich heritage of Mexican cuisine. Along the way, he will share captivating insights into the origins and ingredients of each dish, as well as their historical, cultural, and social significance.
Day 2: Visit the National Anthropology Museum, Museo Jumex, and Museo Soumaya
Enjoy privately guided tours around some of Mexico City’s best museums, starting with the world-renowned National Anthropology Museum, home to art and artefacts from Mexico’s indigenous peoples. Next, visit Museo Jumex, a renowned art museum home to works by Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Andy Warhol, and much, much more.
After, tour Museo Soumaya, an architecturally stunning museum containing sculptures from pre-Hispanic Mesoamerica, 19th- and 20th-century Mexican artists, and an extensive collection of works by masters including Auguste Rodin, Salvador Dalí, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, and Tintoretto. In the late afternoon, return to your lovely hotel to relax and freshen up for a night in town on your own. If you’d like some advice on where to go, a Journey Mexico Travel Planner would be happy to make suggestions and even make reservations for you.
Day 3: Private Mexico City Emerging Designer Tour
Dive into the world of Mexican design and meet the capital’s cutting-edge jewelry, fashion, textiles, and ceramic designers. Take a glimpse into what is trending in Mexico and internationally, meeting recognized and emerging designers and learning how their pieces are conceived and created.
Visit designer studios, workshops, and showrooms to watch pieces being created and learn about the inspiration behind each brand. There is also the chance to buy directly from each designer if you so wish.
Day 4: Mexican Art, Cheese & Wine Pairing Experience in Coyoacan
Immerse yourself in an artistic and culinary adventure with a day trip to Coyoacán. Follow in the footsteps of Frida Kahlo as you explore Casa Azul, her beloved lifelong home, where you’ll gain a unique perspective on the artist’s life and work. Delve into Frida’s personal world as you admire her original artwork and personal belongings, including recently discovered items that shed light on her resilience after a life-altering accident. If time permits, you can also visit the House Studio Museum of Diego Rivera and Frida or Anahuacalli, Rivera’s stone temple house showcasing his extensive collection of pre-Hispanic artifacts.
Experience the quaint charm of Coyoacán alongside your private guide, strolling through cobblestone streets, peaceful plazas, and local markets brimming with handcrafted goods and fresh produce. Conclude your day with a delightful tasting of artisanal Mexican cheeses paired with three carefully selected Mexican wines. Savor the flavors of locally made goat’s cheese, camembert, and accompanying fruit, bread, and sweet jams. Finally, you’ll be chauffeured back to your hotel, having enjoyed an enriching and gastronomic exploration of Coyoacán.
Day 5: Private Art And Photography Tour
Head to Mexico City’s Roma neighborhood to visit the ALMANAQUE Photography & Art Gallery, which is dedicated to contemporary pieces, to explore the works of both established and emerging artists. After, see interpretations of Mexican life at two more photography galleries – chosen closer to the time when availability is confirmed.
Day 6: Tour of Chapultepec Castle and Nearby Museums
In the morning, enjoy a guided tour of the National Museum of History, located in Chapultepec Castle. With your expert guide, walk its walls and garden, learning all about its fascinating history.
After, visit Museo Tamayo, principally dedicated to the former private collection of artist Rufino Tamayo and contemporary art exhibits. The rest of the day is yours to spend as you wish. We recommend a stroll through Chapultepec Park and down Paseo de la Reforma Avenue admiring the always-changing art exhibitions that lead the way. Upon completion, you will be driven back to your hotel for the rest of the evening at leisure.
Day 7: Mexico City Legendary Architects
Enjoy a full day exploring a fascinating architectural journey in Mexico City with your private guide, who will meet you at your hotel before venturing into the city. Together, you’ll explore the remarkable works of legendary architects such as Ricardo Legorreta, Luis Barragán, Mario Pani, Juan O’Gorman, and Max Cetto (sites will be selected based on availability). Among the notable stops is Hotel Camino Real in Polanco, an iconic creation by Ricardo Legorreta showcasing his signature style through vibrant colors, geometric shapes, and a captivating fountain.
Delve into the world of Luis Barragán, Mexico’s esteemed architect and the sole recipient of the Pritzker Prize for International Architecture, as you discover his masterpieces like Casa Ortega, Casa Pedregal, Casa Gilardi, and Torres de Satelite, which seamlessly blend elements of Spanish and Maghreb architecture with Mexican influences. Gain further insights into 20th-century Mexican architecture through the works of Mario Pani and Juan O’Gorman, including Pani’s contributions to Mexico City’s urban aesthetic, such as the main campus building of UNAM, and O’Gorman’s renowned mosaic designs adorning facades, notably the depiction of Mexican cultural history on the UNAM library’s exterior.
Lastly, explore the iconic house built by Max Cetto on the Xitle volcanic lava fields of Pedregal, a testament to his unique approach of incorporating or avoiding natural elements in construction. After a day of architectural exploration, you’ll be chauffeured back to your hotel, reflecting on the rich architectural heritage you’ve witnessed.
Day 8: Private transfer to Mexico City Airport
Enjoy a private transfer from your hotel to Mexico City airport for your onward flight home. To extend your vacation, speak to a Journey Mexico Travel Planner who would be happy to make any alterations you would like.
Our trips are fully customized, allowing us to build your itinerary for any time of the year.
Our custom-tailored journeys start from $1,000 USD per day for two travelers. Contact us today to discuss your travel desires and design a personalized proposal with exact pricing.
Please note, our pricing guideline is a starting from price and is not necessarily applicable to the suggested hotels contained within the suggested itineraries on this web site. Itineraries are customized prior to final pricing.