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Mexico

Mexico City: History, Art, Culture and Politics

Program No. 13964RJ
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.

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Activity Level: Keep the Pace (21)
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Apr 15 - Apr 22, 2024
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2,699
May 6 - May 13, 2024
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Sep 23 - Sep 30, 2024
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Oct 14 - Oct 21, 2024
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Nov 18 - Nov 25, 2024
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Jan 13 - Jan 20, 2025
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2,849
Jan 20 - Jan 27, 2025
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Jan 27 - Feb 3, 2025
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Feb 3 - Feb 10, 2025
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2,849
Feb 17 - Feb 24, 2025
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Feb 24 - Mar 3, 2025
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Mar 3 - Mar 10, 2025
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Mar 10 - Mar 17, 2025
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Mar 24 - Mar 31, 2025
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Apr 28 - May 5, 2025
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May 12 - May 19, 2025
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Sep 22 - Sep 29, 2025
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Sep 29 - Oct 6, 2025
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Dec 8 - Dec 15, 2025
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Activity Level: Keep the Pace (21)
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Apr 15 - Apr 22, 2024
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3,259
May 6 - May 13, 2024
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3,259
Sep 23 - Sep 30, 2024
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Oct 14 - Oct 21, 2024
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Nov 18 - Nov 25, 2024
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3,259
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Jan 13 - Jan 20, 2025
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3,439
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Jan 20 - Jan 27, 2025
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Jan 27 - Feb 3, 2025
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Feb 3 - Feb 10, 2025
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Feb 17 - Feb 24, 2025
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3,439
Feb 24 - Mar 3, 2025
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Mar 3 - Mar 10, 2025
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Mar 10 - Mar 17, 2025
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3,439
Mar 24 - Mar 31, 2025
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3,439
Apr 28 - May 5, 2025
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3,439
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May 12 - May 19, 2025
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3,439
Sep 22 - Sep 29, 2025
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Sep 29 - Oct 6, 2025
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Oct 13 - Oct 20, 2025
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3,439
Nov 17 - Nov 24, 2025
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Dec 8 - Dec 15, 2025
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3,439
Activity Level: On Your Feet (2)
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Nov 4 - Nov 12, 2024
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2,799
Nov 3 - Nov 11, 2025
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2,949
Activity Level: On Your Feet (2)
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Nov 4 - Nov 12, 2024
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3,379
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Nov 3 - Nov 11, 2025
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3,559

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 2.5 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.
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Haydee de Hoyos View biography
Originally from the northern state of Sonora, Haydee de Hoyos learned English through her interest in American television, especially “Sesame Street.” Her affinity for American culture led her to pursue a career in the travel industry with a degree in tourism and business form the University of Guadalajara. Haydee has worked for Geronimo for more than 20 years and served as a Group Leader on programs focusing on art, culture, history, the environment and Mexican cuisine, developing an encyclopedia of knowledge of all things Mexico.
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.
Daily Life in Ancient and Modern Mexico City
by Cory, Steve
Mexico City: A Cultural and Literary Companion
by Caistor, Nick
History of the Conquest of Mexico
by Prescott, William H.
The Course of Mexican History
by Meyer, Michael C. and William L. Sherman
A Concise History of Mexico
by Hamnett, Brian R.





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