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Mexico | Mexico City Discovery

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Mexico City, Mexico

Trip Duration

5 nights / 6 days

Enchanting and welcoming, discover legendary pre-Hispanic history and colonial era splendor infused with a cutting-edge culture in Mexico City. Home to the oldest forest in the Western Hemisphere, ancient pyramids and canals, countless museums, and more than 40,000 restaurants, experience the charm, tradition and modern inspiration of this distinguished capital city.

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Day 1: USA / Mexico City |

Just a little less than four hours from Los Angeles and Miami, board your flight to your exciting Mexico City getaway. Upon landing, meet your private transfer bound for The St. Regis Mexico City where you will stay for five nights in a sumptuous luxury suite. Designed by legendary architect Cesar Pelli, the resort rises 31-stories above the corner of the historic Paseo de la Reforma, a magnificent boulevard of architectural splendor, plazas and monuments commemorating Mexico's storied past. With legendary signature Butler service, complimentary breakfast, lounge access, and more than 1,000 square feet of unique and exquisite details, unwind in plush, elegant design and modern technology featuring a GDA room master control, separate dining and living room, and bedroom with city views. Experience the exclusive Remede Spa, indoor swimming pool, acclaimed dining, kids club, Family Traditions program and onsite boutique shops.

Tonight, choose from a variety of resort dining options from cosmopolitan Spanish cuisine in Candela Romero or Mexican fare in Diana Restaurant to succulent grilled offerings in J&G Grill and intimate French dining in La Table Krug.

Day 2: Mexico City |

Following a delicious breakfast, board your transfer for the guided Teotihuacan & Guadalupe Shrine Excursion. Touted as a place where the Virgin Mary appeared in 1531, uncover Mexico's rich religious heritage at Our Lady of Guadalupe Basilica, admiring the sacred cloak and many artifacts that are housed in the Basilica's museum. Continue to Teotihuacan, known as the City of the Gods, to explore its wondrous treasures, including the old Ciudadela and ancient pyramids where you can climb of the Sun and Moon pyramids for fantastic views of the entire archaeological site before lunch at your leisure.

After a day of remarkable discovery, indulge in contemporary Spanish gastronomy in Candela Romaro. Dine on the sophisticated outdoor terrace overlooking Paseo de la Reforma, beginning with chef-prepared appetizers of short-rib tacos or drowned cakes stuffed with pork carnitas, followed by sea bass, grilled lobster or mix paella, and finishing with a chocolate souffle fried in nitro, all paired with an exquisite wine and the aroma of traditional flavors for an delicious evening.

Day 3 - 4: Mexico City |

Greet the day with chef-made pastries, Freres teas, and premium coffees before heading out on the Coyoacan & Blue House (La Casa Azul) Excursion. Journey to the Bohemian town of Coyacan, and its endless historical sites including the home to Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Discover the historic Frida Kahlo Museum, known as La Casa Azul due to its cobalt-blue walls, to view original artworks, creative spaces and Frida's collection of traditional dresses. Then, explore the town and main parish with its beautiful colonial baroque style before your return to the hotel.

Spend the next day on your own. Explore Polanco's 600-acre Chapultepec Castle and park, or stroll the tree-lined streets of or Condesa, its neo-colonial architecture, hip fashion boutiques, sidewalk cafes, and trendy bistros. Visit Mexico City's beloved Museum of the Palace of Fine Arts or enjoy relaxing with a pampering spa treatment or swim in the pool. Celebrate your evening at The Atrium with a St. Regis' spirited champagne sabering ceremony, and toast another beautiful day in this remarkable city.

Day 5: Mexico City |

Savor a delicious breakfast this morning before departing for the guided City Excursion & Anthropology Museum. Discover the history and culture of this amazing city on this informative tour, beginning with the National Palace, located in the central plaza of Mexico City. The 16th century residential site of Moctezuma II, now the seat of the federal government, explore the courtyards, central fountain and works by famous artists and more. Continue to the imposing Metropolitan Cathedral, Latin America's largest and oldest cathedral and built in sections on Aztec ruins, admiring its architecture, bell towers, 16 chapels, artwork and two large organs. Then, uncover the secrets of the Aztecs and treasures of the Mayans with a tour of the National Museum of Anthropology, the largest and most visited museum in Mexico.

Start the celebration of your final evening in Mexico City at King Cole Bar with St. Regis' signature Sangrita Maria, remixed from its famous Bloody Mary, made with a blend of Mezcal, sangrita and piquant dash of pasilla chile puree. Sip your cocktail on inviting terrace, with perfect views of the famed Diana Fountain, the Angel of Independence, and Chapultepec Castle. Following your refreshing cocktail, enjoy a multi-sensory culinary experience in La Table Krug. Head Chef Oscar Portal theatrically creates exquisite French recipes utilizing the finest ingredients to create an intimate, eight-course dining event for twelve guests. Take pleasure in every bite of such offerings as gourmet cheeses, wagyu beef, duck, scallops, king crab, and tantalizing desserts.

Day 6: Mexico City / USA |

Say adios to this wonderful cultural experience in Mexico City as you relax in your private transfer to the airport for your homebound flight, and begin planning your next enchanting getaway to Mexico.

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