4-day Weekend in Mexico City Escape

The capital's storied past and exciting present combine on this bucket-list worthy culture trip

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A charming long weekend in Mexico City is the perfect way to immerse yourself in one of the world’s great cities.

Begin by uncovering the capital’s fascinating past with a private tour of the culture-rich city center, visiting its most famous landmarks, including the Zócalo and Palace of Fine Arts. Then, enjoy a tranquil and revealing day exploring quaint neighborhoods and visiting a vibrant local market for lunch.

Next, delve into Mexico City’s thriving art scene with a choice of either a Luis Barragán architecture tour or an emerging design tour. Throughout the trip, you’ll enjoy classic and modern Mexican cuisine and stay at the beautiful Stara Hamburgo boutique hotel.

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HIGHLIGHTS

Mexico City’s historic center – Discover the rich history of Mexico’s capital and about the ancient Aztec city of Tenochtitlan on which it sits.

Coyoacán and San Angel – Tour these enchanting neighborhoods, visiting Frida Kahlo’s visit Casa Azul.

Mexico City’s art and design scene – Enjoy a tour of works by Mexican architect Luis Barragán or the capital’s emerging designers.

Day 1: Arrive in Mexico City, private city tour, dinner at Limosneros

Arriving at Mexico City airport, you will be greeted by our airport supervisor and transferred to your hotel, your home for the next three days.

In the afternoon, enjoy a brief tour of the historical city center, learning about Mexico’s Mesoamerican, Colonial, and revolutionary past. Discover more about Tenochtitlan, the ancient center of the Aztec world, on which the modern capital now sits. Visit the sprawling central plaza known as the Zócalo to visit the Metropolitan Cathedral built upon an Aztec temple by Spanish conquistadors. Finally, tour some of the center’s iconic streets to arrive at the Palace of Fine Arts to see its famed domed roof.

Continue your adventure with dinner at Limosneros, a gourmet restaurant in the historic center serving refined Mexican food. Be prepared for a mezcal tasting and memorable dining experience.

Overnight: Stara Hamburgo

 

Day 2: Visit San Angel and Coyoacán, lunch at Mercado Coyoacán

Explore Mexico City’s southern neighborhoods, San Angel and Coyoacán, experiencing their more intimate feel.

Walk the footsteps of some of Mexico’s most revered artists and writers, visiting Mexican painter Frida Kahlo’s Casa Azul, where she was born, lived, and died. If time allows, visit the Museum of Dolores Olmedo, a 16th-century building with a collection of fine arts from Diego Rivera and Kahlo, as well as hundreds of pre-Hispanic figurines, and sculptures.

For lunch, your guide will lead you on a journey of the senses in Mercado Coyoacán. Sit down to savor the flavors of your meal at this authentic Mexican market.

Overnight: Stara Hamburgo

 

Day 3: Privately guided art tour

Today, choose between two exceptional activities:

Option 1: Mexico City Luis Barragan Architecture Tour

Discover some of the most impressive architecture in the city through the work of the legendary architect Luis Barragán, one of the most important architects in the 20th century and the only Mexican to obtain the Pritzker Prize, the highest award in international architecture.

His iconic buildings in the city include Luis Barragán House and Studio, Fuente de los Amantes, Casa Gilardi, and Capilla de las Capuchinas, among others.

 

Option 2: Mexico City Emerging Design Tour

Delve into the world of Mexican design and meet the jewelry, fashion, textiles, and ceramic designers at the forefront of the art scene. Get a glimpse into the latest trends, both in Mexico and internationally, meeting with recognized and emerging designers and learning how their pieces are conceived and created.

Visiting designer studios, workshops, and showrooms, you will watch the artists create their pieces and learn about the inspiration behind each brand. There is also the chance to buy directly from each designer if you wish.

Overnight: Stara Hamburgo

 

Day 4: Departure day

You will be met in your hotel lobby by your driver and transferred to Mexico City International Airport for your onward flight home.

If you’d like to extend your Mexico City adventure, simply let our Travel Planners know, and we can make any alterations to this itinerary that you would like.

Dates

Our trips are fully customized, allowing us to build your itinerary for any time of the year.

Prices

Our custom-tailored journeys start from $800 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.