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13964
Mexico

Mexico City: History, Art, Culture and Politics

Immerse yourself in the cultural heart of Mexico and learn from experts as you explore renowned museums and national monuments while gaining insight into its neighborhoods and politics.
Program No. 13964RJ
Length
8 days
Starts at
2,399
Mexico

Mexico City: History, Art, Culture and Politics

Immerse yourself in the cultural heart of Mexico and learn from experts as you explore renowned museums and national monuments while gaining insight into its neighborhoods and politics.
Length
8 days
Starts at
2,399
Length
8 days
Rating (4.93)
Starts at
2,399
Program No. 13964RJ

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Please Note:
The itinerary for this program is different on certain dates.
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Prices displayed below are based on per person,doubleoccupancy.
Activity Level: On Your Feet (2)
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Nov 7 - Nov 15, 2022
Starting at
2,559
Itinerary Note

This departure has an activity level of "On Your Feet" and is one day longer than other dates for a more relaxed pace.

Nov 6 - Nov 14, 2023
Starting at
2,799
Activity Level: On Your Feet (2)
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Nov 7 - Nov 15, 2022
Starting at
3,079
Itinerary Note

This departure has an activity level of "On Your Feet" and is one day longer than other dates for a more relaxed pace.

Nov 6 - Nov 14, 2023
Starting at
3,359
Activity Level: Keep the Pace (13)
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Nov 14 - Nov 21, 2022
Starting at
2,399
Jan 16 - Jan 23, 2023
Starting at
2,649
Feb 6 - Feb 13, 2023
Starting at
2,649
Feb 13 - Feb 20, 2023
Starting at
2,649
Feb 20 - Feb 27, 2023
Starting at
2,649
Mar 6 - Mar 13, 2023
Starting at
2,649
Mar 20 - Mar 27, 2023
Starting at
2,649
Apr 17 - Apr 24, 2023
Starting at
2,649
May 8 - May 15, 2023
Starting at
2,649
Sep 18 - Sep 25, 2023
Starting at
2,699
Oct 16 - Oct 23, 2023
Starting at
2,699
Nov 27 - Dec 4, 2023
Starting at
2,699
Dec 11 - Dec 18, 2023
Starting at
2,699
Activity Level: Keep the Pace (13)
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Nov 14 - Nov 21, 2022
Starting at
2,879
Jan 16 - Jan 23, 2023
Starting at
3,179
Feb 6 - Feb 13, 2023
Starting at
3,179
Feb 13 - Feb 20, 2023
Starting at
3,179
Feb 20 - Feb 27, 2023
Starting at
3,179
Mar 6 - Mar 13, 2023
Starting at
3,179
Mar 20 - Mar 27, 2023
Starting at
3,179
Apr 17 - Apr 24, 2023
Starting at
3,179
May 8 - May 15, 2023
Starting at
3,179
Sep 18 - Sep 25, 2023
Starting at
3,239
Oct 16 - Oct 23, 2023
Starting at
3,239
Nov 27 - Dec 4, 2023
Starting at
3,239
Dec 11 - Dec 18, 2023
Starting at
3,239

At a Glance

Embrace and explore Mexico City as it showcases all facets of Mexico’s national character. In a place where many public buildings are built from the stones of Aztec temples, past and present are inextricably linked, so that around each modern street corner is another opportunity to delve into the history of Mexico. Ballet folklórico, mariachis and a cosmopolitan mix of museums and neighborhoods adorned with the art of the great muralists illustrate the story of Mexican antiquity alongside pre-Aztec pyramids and colonial squares.
Activity Level
Varies by date
Varies by date. On Your Feet: Walking up to one mile daily over varied terrain. Keep The Pace: Walking up to 1.75 miles daily. Elevations of 7,200 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Trace the history of Mexico City with local historians and in a variety of museums.
  • Study the life and work of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera in museums and exhibitions.
  • Explore quaint and historic neighborhoods like Coyoacan and San Angel.

General Notes

Dates with an On Your Feet Activity Level are eight nights to allow for a more relaxed pace.
Featured Expert
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María Teresa Peniche
Maria Teresa Peniche, who prefers to be known simply as “Teri,” is a highly regarded addition to Geronimo’s Road Scholar staff. Teri pursued a career in higher education, preparing school curriculums designed as well as teaching English in secondary education. After retiring, Teri’s vast knowledge of Mexico’s history and culture paved the way towards her becoming a Group Leader. Blessed with a caring disposition and a great desire to share her love of her country, Teri’s capacity for sharing her considerable knowledge is unrivaled.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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María Teresa Peniche View biography
Maria Teresa Peniche, who prefers to be known simply as “Teri,” is a highly regarded addition to Geronimo’s Road Scholar staff. Teri pursued a career in higher education, preparing school curriculums designed as well as teaching English in secondary education. After retiring, Teri’s vast knowledge of Mexico’s history and culture paved the way towards her becoming a Group Leader. Blessed with a caring disposition and a great desire to share her love of her country, Teri’s capacity for sharing her considerable knowledge is unrivaled.
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Arturo Vertiz View biography
Arturo Vertiz knew from an early age that he wanted to work in the travel industry, focusing on learning English and French in school. Graduating with a degree in tourism and business administration, he worked in the hotel industry before founding his own travel agency. Arturo’s greatest honor was being chosen to manage the housing complex for athletes participating in the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara. As a Group Leader and a Mexican national, Arturo loves interacting with visitors in search of learning experiences.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
A Concise History of Mexico
by Hamnett, Brian R.
Mexico City: A Cultural and Literary Companion
by Caistor, Nick
History of the Conquest of Mexico
by Prescott, William H.
Daily Life in Ancient and Modern Mexico City
by Cory, Steve
The Course of Mexican History
by Meyer, Michael C. and William L. Sherman





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