Walking up to 2 miles. No food or water allowed inside the National Palace or museum.
At the hotel, enjoy a buffet featuring Mexican and international cuisine including a variety of hot dishes, bread, pastries, yogurt, fruit, plus coffee, tea, juice, water.
Become acquainted with modern Mexico with a lecture on the country’s economic, political, and present situation. One of the largest and most populous countries in the world, Mexico has one of the world’s largest economies and is one of the most visited countries. We will then set out into the city via bus for a field trip to the Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral and the National Palace. Sometimes referred to as the Zócalo Cathedral for its location, it is the largest cathedral in the Americas and home of the Archdiocese of Mexico. Built in phases from 1573 to 1813, it was inspired by Gothic cathedrals in Spain. The National Palace is the seat of the executive branch of the Mexican government. Located on Mexico City’s main square, much of the materials remain from the original palace that belonged to Montezuma II. Returning to the bus, we will ride to the Anthropology Museum.
At the Anthropology Museum, enjoy your lunch consisting of a main dishe, soups, and/or salads, plus coffee, water; other beverages available for purchase.
Our field trip will end with the Anthropology Museum visit, one of the most visited museums in Mexico; we will explore the Museo Nacional de Antropologia, or the National Museum of Anthropology. A large and prestigious museum built in 1960s, housing over 52,000 pieces in 23 exhibition rooms; displaying pieces from the Teotihucans, Toltec’s Mexicas, Mayans and other cultures. One of the most important items you will see is the Aztec Calendar carved in stone. After returning to the hotel, enjoy the remainder of the afternoon to freshen up and relax before dinner.
At a local restaurant, enjoy a special farewell dinner. A three-course dinner with coffee, water, tea; other beverages available for purchase
The Group Leader will review the program and discuss airport transfers for tomorrow, when the program concludes. The remainder of the evening is at leisure.