GUIDED TOUR PACKAGE MEXICO CITY 6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS
OF FRIDA KAHLO & DIEGO RIVERA
exclusive De Luxe sightseeing tour dedicated to the life of these
great artists in Mexico City
1 Transfer from the Mexico City Airport to our deluxe hotel
FIESTA AMERICANA Grand Chapultepec
in central Mexico City.
professional guide, well trained and educated in history
and art, will welcome you with a sign with your names.
Transfer to your luxury hotel Presidente Intercontinental
in the safe district Polanco.
Welcome cocktail and short introduction of your guide. Accommodation.
2 CITY TOUR PREHISPANIC ROOTS AND CATHOLIC TREASURE
start the day with a delicious buffet breakfast. We leave
the city to the north to the archeological site of
Teotihuacan which represents the foundation on which
all of Diego and Frida's work is based. We will visit
the pyramids of the Sun and the Moon, Temple of the Feathered
Butterfly will be the further highlight of this day, our
guide will give you detailed description. Lunch close
to the pyramids. On our way back to the city we pass by
the Basilica of "Our Lady Of Guadalupe, Patroness
of the Americas. The present church was constructed on
the site of an earlier 16th-century church that was finished
in 1709, the Old Basilica. When this basilica became dangerous
due to the sinking of its foundations, a modern structure
called the New Basilica was built nearby; the original
image of the Virgin of Guadalupe is now housed in this
New Basilica. Then we will visit the Plaza de las 3
culturas, this plaza is influenced by Aztec, Spanish
and modern Mexican cultures and is the location of the
remains of Tlatelolco, an old Aztec city. Return to hotel
3 Frida's TOUR
breakfast then it is Frida's day. We drive to Coyoacan
where we will have the chance to see her actual home the
Casa Azul, collections and furniture, where she was
born, grew up and later lived with her muralist husband
Diego Rivera, from 1941 until her death at age 47 in 1954.
Fascinating not only for the collections and personal effects
of the two great artists it contains, the museum also affords
a window on the lifestyles of affluent Mexican bohemians
during the first half of this century. We will then see
the Trotsky's House Museum. We invite you for lunch
in one of the typical restaurants of Coyoacan, e.g. on the
main Plaza Hidalgo. To relax after lunch we have a short
walk through Frida Kahlo´s park. On the way
to Dolores Olmedo House Museum with its private worldwide
largest collection of Frida and Diego´s work, we will
pass the Museo Diego Rivera ANAHUACALLI, where we
can admire the privat collection of prehispanic idols of
Frida's husband Diego Rivera and his studio.
Return to hotel and accommodation
Day 4 DIEGO's TOUR
RIVERA (1886-l957), muralist painter, was one of the greatest
artists in the XXth century. Born in Guanajuato Mexico,
in 1892 he moved to Mexico City with his family.
Buffet breakfast then depart for a tour of the Zocalo
Square, the symbol of power and the heart of the country:
Mexico City's Cathedral is a synthesis of art in
New Spain that let us enter the ethereal half-light of
this hallowed shrine, with its naves, side chapels, and
its sacred religious icons and monumental organs. We visit
the National Palace with its historical court yards
and Mexican life depicted with Diego Rivera Murals and
we will visit the only archeological zone in the center,
the Templo Mayor. We will then pass by Frida´s
high school (San Ildefonco), where she first met Diego
in the heart of Mexico City. Afterwards visit of the Ministry
of Education, where Diego Rivera made some of his
more interesting murals.
We invite you for lunch at the local Mexican style restaurant
Hosteria Santo Domingo, to have "Chiles en
Nogada", the delicious national dish of Mexico.
After crossing some streets we stop at the National
Museum of Art, where some of Frida´s and Diego´s
works can be seen. In the afternoon we visit the Palace
of the Fine Arts (Palacio de Bellas Artes) - of the
many public buildings begun during the Porfirio period,
the Palace of Fine Arts is Mexico City's grandest and
most conspicuous. (The theater is only open on wednesdays
evening - you can take an optional visit of the Ballet
Folklorico of Mexico - entrance fee US$ 25-45 per person
We will then see DIEGO RIVERA MURAL MUSEUM Diego
Rivera's Mural painting "Dream of a Sunday afternoon
at popular grove". The National Institute of Fine
Arts has occupied the great domed building since 1947.
Its collection includes paintings by Rufino Tamayo and
Mexico's most famous trio of muralists including Rivera
and Orozco, and Siqueiros -- and its theater is a central
venue for national and visiting arts companies. Return
to hotel and accommodation.
wednesdays night (not included in price): Ballet
Folklorico in the Palace of Fine Arts: Entertaining
audiences of all ages for more than 25 years, the Ballet
Folklorico Mexico continues to be internationally recognized
as one of the most exciting traditional dance groups.
Enjoy the fun and thrilling journey throughout Mexican
history by way of rhythmical dances and colorful costumes.
This performance weaves history with choreography and
seduces the senses with sights and sounds from the thunderous
opening until the climatic closing.
Day 5 "Diego and Frida´s Common Life"
After breakfast we start our tour at the National Anthropology
Museum, one of the most famous museums in the world
and full of the pre-colonial art that so influenced both
artists. It is one of the finest museums of its kind in
the world. It is enormous in size, with a capacity to
accommodate large number of visitors in a single visit.
The ground-floor halls are dedicated to pre-Hispanic Mexico,
and the upper level covers the way modern Mexico's indigenous
people, the descendants of those pre-Hispanic civilizations.
In the entrance hall we can see murals of contemporary
muralists, e.g. Diego´s student O´Gorman and
We will then drive to the traditional neighborhood of
San Angel. On the way to San Angel we will pass
the UNAM (National University) where we can admire
O´Gorman´s work and Diego Rivera´s decoration
of the Olympic stadium. After arrival in San Angel, we
enter Diego Rivera's Studio one of the first Functionalist
houses built in the city and now an art gallery and cultural
center. Its main object is to show, investigate and preserve
the painter's work and personal collection. San Angel
is also home to many excellent restaurants, as well as
boutiques offering fine handicrafts. After lunch at restaurant
SAKS in San Angel we have time to visit the Modern
Art Museum with works of both, Frida and Diego. On
our way back to the hotel we visit the Chapultepec
Park, the focal point of this city of such tremendous
population growth that an airy expanse of green is absolutely
vital. It is complemented by important cultural centers
including museums, amusement parks, a zoo and lakes, and
is crisscrossed by access routes. Accommodation.
Day 6 depart/ airport transfers.
days and 5 nights including:
luxury room in Fiesta Americana Grand Chapultepec including
daily luxury breakfast buffet
4 Mexican style lunches during sightseeing
private transfer in/out
service and entrance fees to all mentioned museums, incl.
English spoken certified guide with special education
of history and art
transportation in airconditioned mini bus (minimum 2 persons)
per person in double room: from USD 1160
US FOR RESERVATION
Discounts for groups of more than 4