Cancun

Cancun City Sightseeing and Shopping Tour On a Double Decker Bus

Cancun, Mexico
Cancun City Tour from Riviera Maya

From $45.00

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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 5 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Pair sightseeing with shopping on this combo tour from Cancun or Riviera Maya. Move on to an artisanal craft market, Celso at Market 28, in the heart of Cancun. Visit Cancun landmarks and highlights, including the Tequila Museum. Snap frame-worthy photos of Cancun’s coastline at El Mirador in Playa Delfines. Entrance fees, tequila tasting, and hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Find one-of-a-kind gifts and souvenirs at a local craft market and a major shopping complex
  • See Cancun’s highlights, including the hotel zone
  • Enjoy a tasting at the Tequila Museum
  • Round-trip hotel transportation included

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Tequila tasting
  • Free use of selfie stick
  • Drinks (bottled water, beer and sodas)
  • Gratuities
  • Food

Meeting and Pickup

You can head directly to your preferred meeting point, or request pickup.

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End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Keep in mind there are two options for this excursion and the service will be given according to the type of ticket you reserve: FROM A MEETING POINT we meet at one of the 5 established meeting points in Cancun from where you will be starting the Bus Tour. WITH PICKUP you must indicate the hotel where you want us to pick you up from the options listed. (pick up service available from selected hotels in Cancun Hotel Zone)

What To Expect

After morning hotel pickup, your informative guide takes you sightseeing and shopping around Cancun. During a guided tour, learn about its history and enjoy free time to appreciate the ruins on your own.

Back in your air-conditioned vehicle, continue to ‘Celso’ at Market 28, where you can enjoy an authentic marketplace experience. Barter with local vendors offering handcrafted artifacts at flea-market-type shops, and score duty-free prices on brand names at designer stores. Pick up real silver from Taxco at the best prices!

Next, go sightseeing and enjoy some of Cancun’s landmarks, including those in the downtown district and hotel zone. Travel along Boulevard Kukulcan for views of Cancun hotels, clubs, and marinas. Then, visit the Tequila Museum in Plaza La Isla, which houses 700 types of Mexican tequilas. Learn about the various brands and enjoy a tasting here.

Cap off the day with jaw-dropping views of the Cancun bay and coastline at El Mirador in Playa Delfines (this stop is subject to weather conditions). Take a commemorative shot next to the famous and colorful Cancun sign that has become a must for visitors.

Be transported back to your hotel in the late afternoon, with unique purchases and memorable photos in hand.

Avenida Tulum (Pass By)

Mercado 28

50 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Avenida Kukulkan (Pass By)

Plaza la Fiesta

50 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Playa Delfines

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Collapsible wheelchairs can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 75 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Skip this tour and do something worthwhile on your vacation
Rajesh_J, Apr 2024
The booking process and pickup was timely as you would expect. For the first 45 minutes they took us around downtown and other less visited parts of Cancun telling us about the history and showed us a few interesting paintings/murals. Then they took us to a mini mart with a large souvenir shop, a silver jewelry shop and a few other shops. They said we will be there for 50 minutes. The stores were a significantly overpriced tourist trap - and almost everyone was done in 10-15 mins -and then trying to kill time for the next 35-40 mins. By the time we loaded the bus and left it was over an hour. Then we took off for another tourist trap souvenir shop. The ride to the store was about 45 mins and the route to that store dictated what we saw as part of the continuing 'city tour'. Shortly after we left, the tour guides microphone died and there was no commentary after that. We were dropped at the second tourist trap where there was tequila tasting. Basically, we had a very uninterested store employee pour us some tequila in 3 tiny cups, was quite condescending when we asked questions. He then walked away - overall the tequila tasting was a complete joke and was over in about 5 mins. We then had to kill another 45 mins until the bus was ready to depart. We were then taken through the hotel zone and dropped back at our hotels. We basically took the tour so they can take us to two tourist traps (more than 70% of the tour) and drop us back. A complete waste of an afternoon in our precious vacation. Skip this tour as there are many other interesting things to do in Cancun.
Great knowledge of Cancun
Roosevelt_K, Apr 2024
The driver and the other guys did a wonderful tour and the first stop was so enjoyable and the shopping was even better. Love it
Great tour!!
Merri_C, Apr 2024
We loved all of the history and information given on this tour!! Tony was great!! 2nd time on tour with Tony!!
Cancun site seeing double decker bus, shopping.
Jo_F, Apr 2024
The guides helped make this a three star review, otherwise it would be a two. Transportation was comfortable and clean. There were two shopping stops. The first stop, workers followed you around and bothered you the entire time. The second one was the tequila tasting, and what was written in the description as a tequila museum. Was not shown anything that resembled a museum, but was given a couple tastings. They were good. The chocolate tasting was a piece about the size of an American chocolate chip wrapped in plastic wrap. We passed several open air shopping areas that looked much better than where we stopped. The site seeing was fairly interesting, but not much of it. Excursion lasted about 4 hours and much of that was picking up people. Not an excursion I would recommend.
An experience not to miss
Primrose_K, Apr 2024
It was an amazing experience seing historic and new developments in Cancun. Learning when and how Cancun was born. It was worth the time absolutely.
Took a city sightseeing...
Houston_M, Apr 2024
Took a city sightseeing tour and shopping. It was a great experience. I recommend to anyone traveling to Cancun
The Tour shed light on the Cancun Area.
Jose_C, Apr 2024
The only Red Flag for me is being taken to a store for some shopping where people follow up everywhere you go. They need to find local stores where people don't make us feel like we're stealing.
Great Tour around Cancun!
LesleyJane_S, Mar 2024
The sightseeing tour was fantastic. Tony the compare and tour guide was very informative. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour around Cancun. His driver was a lovely guy and he gave you a handmade necklace when you entered the bus. Complimentary drinks included in the price. Stopped off to get souvenirs. Beware they take you straight into a jewellery shop and staff just pounced on you! You don't get a chance to look around to see what is there. Be firm, say no as daylight robbery. Try to sell you the earth and it's cheap tat. Stone already out of my ring. Dont be stung like we were!! Was looking forward to tequila tasting. Guy served us three tequilas didn't explain what they were. Left and served people buying gifts. Poor show lost out on a sale. Better info on a tequila bottle!
A Positive New Perspective!
t3j, Mar 2024
My wife and I have flown in to the Cancun airport a couple of times and then took a transfer to the Akumal area. We were told not to spend any time in Cancun for a number of reasons. So, that peaked my curiosity, and I had to see Cancun firsthand to make a decision for myself. As expected, I went online to see what city tours were available. Through Viator, I came across Cancun City Sightseeing and Shopping Tour On a Double Decker Bus. This tour was offered through Xightseeing Xcursions. My wife and I were staying near the airport and for a reasonable charge, this company was willing to pick us up. As we gathered other tourist, we ended up having a small but fun group. We were fortunate to have two excellent tour guides, Tony & Arturo! Both guides were very personable as well as knowledgeable of the area and it's history. The bus driver was amazing. I couldn't believe how well he maneuvered in & out of tight spots! The tour took us to the different neighborhoods of Cancun. It also stopped at two locations for Mexican handicrafts shopping. Having been to several locations in Mexico, I could have done without this part of the tour. Although. The second store offered a Tequila & Mezcal tasting. Arturo provided interesting information about these two beverages. There were times where we had to wait in traffic or for other reasons. But that was okay for my wife and I. We had nothing else planned for the day, and it gave us the opportunity to soak in Cancun. Overall, we had a very positive experience! It definitely changed our perspective of Cancun in a good way. Hopefully someday we can return for a stay in this city.
Nice bus ride
Sherman_D, Mar 2024
Had a great time with Gee and his sidekick Alex we had plenty of time to shop make sure you don’t spend to much at first stop they are a little aggressive for commission but he’ll say no or I tell you what I want and when I’m ready period! the second stop had more deals and was way more laidback overall great time out!!
Don’t miss out on this gem of a tour
Michele_S, Mar 2024
Arturo and Raul were the best!! The whole experience was full of laughs and entertainment, was so glad we chose this option !!
Really Fun! Excellent!
Lilan_P, Mar 2024
Our tour guide Tony is very knowledgeable of the Cancun’s history. He made sure we stopped by for photo opportunities at the famous “CANCUN” sign and enough time to shop for souvenirs. Highly recommended!!
Fun day
Shella_N, Mar 2024
Very pushy sales people at shopping. The tour guide Tony was fun and Knowledgeable with history of Cancun
Very good
ANNA_L, Feb 2024
The tour guide is very polite and professional. Our family, children and adults all like it very much. It is worth participating in this activity.
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Vitoria_A, Feb 2024
The tourguides had a ton os knowledge and were very fun to be arround. We got to know more about the city of cancun!
Enjoyable morning
Margaret_a, Feb 2024
Very much enjoyed this trip to get out of the hotel zone and learn more about Cancun. The guides were entertaining and the shopping was great.
Nice tour
Alafia_F, Feb 2024
This was a nicely paced tour. Beware of the Plaza 28 jewelry store. I got scammed real bad lol. They are very aggressive and see $$ when you walk in. The bus was a lot of fun!
Girls trip
shonte_b, Jan 2024
One of the most amazing trip we had a ball it was so fun Tony and crew put on an great excursion I will do it again and again
Cheaper and more entertaining than an Uber ride around Cancun.
Bianca_S, Jan 2024
The Tour Guides we ver knowledgeable, friendly, and entertaining. I wished we could of stayed at Playa Delfines a bit longer and stopped at a few monuments for photos. That would have helped us capture the moments more.
Around Cancun in 4 hours
Sunil_H, Dec 2023
Very friendly crew members,,moving around the city with relevant information from the tour guide , shopping of souvenirs in the downtown area.
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