City Tours & Getaways

Mexico City and its surroundings offer a wealth of opportunities to experience, savor and discover the wonders of a major world cultural capital, but which in fact is made up of a series of warm, friendly and distinctively unique districts and areas. For the busy and curious traveler, The Traveling Beetle offers a wide range of theme-driven day tours in Mexico City and short getaways to explore the Greater Mexico City - and beyond - in a funky Beetle convertible with your own personal guide and driver.

The Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera Tour

Plunge into the world of two fascinating characters that shaped Mexico's modern art scene: Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera. Our day-long tour will have you follow the trails of two legendary Mexican artists whose art, lives, loves and political engagement marked the first half of the 20th century.

  • Type of tour: City Tour
  • Location: Mexico City
  • Duration: Approximately 7 hours
  • Mode of Transportation: VW Beetle convertible with a guide & driver
  • Places Visited: La Casa Azul, Diego Rivera Anahuacalli & The Casa Estudio Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo Museums
  • Availability: Everyday except Mondays
  • Price per person (in USD): $120.00

The Mexico City Architecture Tour

Initially influenced by colonial Spanish and French architecture, Mexico City later developed its own style often drawing on its rich pre-Colombian heritage. The city has grown at an astonishing pace over the last century: from a population of just 240,000 in the mid-1850's it now numbers some 24 million people and is a fascinating patchwork of neighborhoods and architectural styles.

  • Type of tour: City Tour
  • Location: Mexico City
  • Duration: Approximately 6 hours
  • Mode of Transportation: VW Beetle convertible with a guide & driver
  • Places Visited: Casa Luis Barragán & various buildings & neighborhoods across the city
  • Availability: Everyday
  • Price per person (in USD): $130.00

The Mexico City Neighborhood Tour

With its 16 boroughs and more than 300 neighborhoods "colonias" spread over some 1,500 km2, Mexico City's sheer size may at first intimidate you. However, despite its megapolis status, the city's neighborhoods, many of which were small nearby villages before the city grew, still give parts of this bustling city a small town feel to it.

  • Type of tour: City Tour
  • Location: Mexico City
  • Duration: Approximately 6 hours
  • Mode of Transportation: VW Beetle convertible with a guide & driver
  • Places Visited: Historical center, Roma, Condesa, Polanco, Coyoacán, San Angel...
  • Availability: Tours depart everyday
  • Price per person (in USD): $120.00

The Tlaxcala Hacienda Tour

What if you could rewind your watch two or three hundred years? It is hard to believe that just a short drive from Mexico City, the pace of life can be so different. Our Tlaxcala Hacienda tour will take you to the smallest state of Mexico, home to some of the country's most exquisite historical haciendas, where you will visit its capital, a small and peaceful town of some 15,000 souls.

  • Type of tour: Short Getaway
  • Location: Tlaxcala (departs from Mexico City)
  • Duration: 2-Days / 1 Night
  • Mode of Transportation: VW Beetle convertible with a guide & driver
  • Places Visited: The State of Tlaxcala & its historical haciendas
  • Availability: All year long weather permitting
  • Price per person (in USD): $275.00

The Taxco Getaway

Founded in 1529 by the Spanish who had discovered large silver deposits in the neighboring mountains, Taxco quickly became a major silver hub. Today, Taxco, a charming colonial town nestled in the heart of the Sierra Madre, is still considered one of the silver capitals of the world and is home to several hundred silversmiths and shops. So get ready to discover a great getaway destination just two hours form Mexico City...

  • Type of tour: Short Getaway
  • Location: Taxco (Departs from Mexico City)
  • Duration: 2 Days / 1 Night
  • Mode of Transportation: ​VW Beetle convertible with a guide & driver
  • Places Visited: Taxco (stop in Cuernavaca)
  • Availability: All year long weather permitting
  • Price per person (in USD): $255.00

The Puebla Getaway

Travel to the birthplace of the Mexican Revolution and discover one of Mexico's major colonial cities where architecture, food and tradition blend together. Puebla is one of Mexico's colonial gems that will take visitors traveling through time. Located a little less than two hours from Mexico City, Puebla is a city travelers interested in history, architecture and gastronomy will not want to miss.

  • Type of tour: Short Getaway
  • Location: Puebla (Departs from Mexico City)
  • Duration: 2 Days / 1 Night
  • Mode of Transportation: VW Beetle convertible with a guide & driver
  • Places Visited: Puebla, Mexico
  • Availability: All year long weather permitting
  • Price per person (in USD): $245.00

The Museum Tour

Mexicans have an internationally-recognized expertise in museology and Mexico City, with its over 100 museums spread across the city, has more museums than any other city in the world. Although it obviously is not possible to visit them all, we have picked some of the city’s museum landmarks and a few other smaller gems that should not be missed. It’s a tour you get to shape according to your interests as you get to choose the 5 museums you want to visit over a 2-day period.

  • Type of tour: City Tour
  • Location: Mexico City
  • Duration: 6 hours per day over a 2-day period
  • Mode of Transportation: VW Beetle convertible with a guide & driver
  • Places Visited: 5 museums you get to choose
  • Availability: Everyday except on Mondays
  • Price per person (in USD): $90.00

The Luis Barragán Tour

On this daylong tour, follow in the footsteps of one of Mexico's most emblematic, but also most intensely-private architects: Luis Barragán. From his childhood and early career in Guadalajara to his move to Mexico City, we will have you discover this illustrious precursor of Mexican modern architecture through a wide variety of his work in the city, and how light, color, texture, space and even his deep-rooted faith were common denominators in all of his projects. A journey into the life and work of the only Mexican Pritzker Prize winner and a master who has left an indelible imprint on his nation's architecture.

  • Type of tour: City Tour
  • Location: Mexico City
  • Duration: 8 Hours
  • Mode of Transportation: VW Beetle convertible or VW Combi with a guide & driver
  • Places Visited: Convent of Las Capuchinas, Los Clubes, the UNAM, and more...
  • Availability: Daily depending on the itinerary chosen
  • Price per person (in USD): $195.00