MEXICO AND OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE - 2017
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Rejoice in your faith on this Mexico tour highlighting not only Mexico’s devotion, but also its Aztec history. You’ll spend four nights in Mexico City and one night in Puebla, one of Mexico’s oldest cities and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll also spend time in Teotihuacan, Tlaxcala, Cholula, and Coyoacan. Along with fellow believers, you’ll visit the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City. This is where the Virgin of Guadalupe appeared before San Juan Diego and is today one of the world’s most visited shrines. More treasured religious sites await you in Tlaxcala, where you’ll visit the Church of San Francisco; San Miguel del Milagro Shrine, built in 1643 and where Archangel Michael appeared to Diego Lazaro; Our Lady of Ocotlán Shrine, where the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to Juan Diego; and more. History buffs will enjoy time in Cholula, where you’ll see the largest pyramid ever built, and Teotihuacan, inhabited from around 200 BC until its collapse almost 1,000 years later. In Teotihuacan, you’ll see the Pyramid of the Sun, the highest structure in the complex; the Pyramid of the Moon; and the Temple of Quetzalcoatl, one of the archaeological zone’s best preserved temples. But that’s not all…more history awaits in Mexico City, where a guided sightseeing tour includes the National Palace, a beautiful colonial building where the palace of the Aztec ruler once stood, and the Palacio de Chapultepec, an amazing castle on the site of a sacred place for Aztecs. Other highlights of this Mexico tour include Coyoacan, a historic center and home to the city’s famous handicraft markets, and Xochimilco, where you’ll take a boat ride along the canals of the floating gardens.
Visits to Teothihuacan; Tlaxcala; Cholula; Coyoacan; Xochimilco.
- SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS
Services of a professional English-speaking Tour Director while touring.
Touring by private, first-class air-conditioned motorcoach.
Includes rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, porterge, tips, and service charges.
- INSIDE VISITS and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
Personalise your tour ahead of time with additional excursions. Visit our website for details and conditions.
Breakfast (B) daily, 1 lunch (L), 4 dinners (D), including a farewell dinner with entertainment in Mexico City.
Day by Day
ARRIVE IN MEXICO CITY, MEXICO.
Transfer to your hotel and check in. This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner and meet your travelling companions. (D)
MEXICO CITY. EXCURSION TO TEOTIHUACAN.
This morning, visit one of the world's most revered shrines-THE BASILICA OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE. View the famous TILMA of Juan Diego, and attend Mass at a local church. Then, journey to Teotihuacan to see the ancient PYRAMIDS OF THE SUN AND MOON and an inside view from the extraordinary TEMPLE OF QUETZALCOATL. Afterward, visit TULPETLAC CHURCH, site of the fifth apparition and healing of Juan Bernardino. Return to Mexico City and enjoy dinner at your hotel this evening. (B,D)
MEXICO CITY-TLAXCALA- PUEBLA.
Travel to Tlaxcala and visit the BLESSED FIRST MARTYRS SHRINE and CHURCH OF SAN FRANCISCO. Proceed to the SAN MIGUEL DEL MILAGRO SHRINE, where St. Michael the Archangel appeared to Diego Lazaro. Visit the grotto with its healing waters. Next, explore OUR LADY OF OCOTLAN SHRINE, where the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to Juan Diego. See her perfectly preserved image burned into the tree. Arrive in Puebla, one of Mexico's prettiest colonial cities, and enjoy an evening guided sightseeing walk. (B,D)
PUEBLA-CHOLULA- MEXICO CITY.
Journey to Cholula with its famous PYRAMID and 365 churches. Arrive back in Mexico City with a guided sightseeing tour including the Main Square (Zocalo), NATIONAL PALACE, METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL to see the Tomb of Bishop Zumarraga and the PALACIO DE CHAPULTEPEC, an amazing castle set on the site of a sacred place for Aztecs. After dinner time at leisure to explore on your own. (B,L)
MEXICO CITY. EXCURSION TO COYOACAN.
Travel to Coyoacan and visit the city's famous handicraft markets. Next is a boat ride along the canals of XOCHIMILCO, Mexico's Floating Gardens. Afterward, visit the TEMPLE and former CONVENT DE SAN JUAN BAUTISTA with time for reflection. This evening, enjoy a special farewell dinner, followed by a Mexican folk SHOW in the world-famous Plaza Garibaldi. (B,D)
The tour ends this morning after breakfast, with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers are provided to the airport. (B)
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