- First Class Hotels
- Breakfast and Dinner Daily
- Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
- Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
- Entrance and Program Fees
- Taxes and Hotel Gratuities
Day 1 May 4 - Travel Day
Upon arrival in Mexico City, transfer to Tlaxcala and check into your hotel. Enjoy a welcome dinner at a nearby restaurant (D).
Day 2 May 5 - Shrine of San Miguel Del Milagro and Church of the Virgin in Ocatlan
After breakfast, visit the Shrine of San Miguel del Milagro. It is here that St. Michael the Archangel appeared to Diego Lazaro de San Francisco in 1631 and told him of a miraculous spring. Then, on to Ocatlan, where in 1531, the Blessed Virgin appeared to Juan Diego Bernardino. The Blessed Virgin Mary burned an image of her perfections into the trunk of an old oak tree. Ever since, Mary has been honored here as Our Lady of Ocatlan or Our Lady of the Oak that Burned. Return to your hotel for overnight. Dinner is on your own in a local restaurant (B, L).
Day 3 May 6 - San Juan Teotihuacan, Acolman, and Tulpetlac
Travel this morning to visit San Juan Teotihuacan, the most widely known archaeological zone in Mexico. Of particular interest will be the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon, the oldest structures in the area. Afterward, you will visit Acolman, the 16th century Monastery. Stop and see Tulpetlac, the site of the Fifth Apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe and the home of Juan Diego’s uncle, Juan Bernardino. Finish the day in your Mexico City hotel. Dinner is on your own in a nearby restaurant (B, L).
Day 4 May 7 - The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe
After breakfast at your hotel, you will have Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. After Mass, you will have a tour of the basilica, where the Tilma of Juan Diego is located, and the grounds, including the hilltop Chapel of Tepeyac, where the history of Our Lady’s visit to Guadalupe will be related. Here, Saint Juan Diego met the Virgin Mary in December of 1531 and received the iconic image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Dinner is on your own in a nearby restaurant (B, L). Optional Mexican ballet performance available this evening (Additional cost).
Day 5 May 8 - Coyoacan and Xochimilco
Visit the neighborhood of Coyoacan, and see the Church of St. John the Baptist here. Continue on to visit the San Bernardino de Siena Church, where you will celebrate Mass. Then, you will explore Xochimilco, the historic district around the lake of the same name. Sail in a Trajineras, a gondola-like boat, through the canals. Dating prior to the Spanish conquest, this area is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dinner is on your own in a nearby restaurant. (B, L)
Day 6 May 9 - Tlatelolco
Visit the Plaza de las Tres Culturas and Tlatelolco 16th-century Franciscan church. After Mass, enjoy a short city tour including the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Zocalo and the Holy Family Church. Then, return to the hotel for dinner and overnight. Enjoy a farewell dinner together (B, L, D). Optional farewell dinner show at Garibaldi Mariachi Plaza (Additional cost).
Day 7 May 10 – Return to the USA
Return to the USA
Thursday, May 4, 2023From $1350