Celebrate in the Basilica on Our Lady's Feast Day!
December 7 ‐ DEPART USA
Depart U.S.A. for your flight to Mexico City. Upon arrival you will transfer to your hotel. After Mass, you will have a welcome dinner.
December 8 ‐ 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. (B, L)
December 9 ‐ TUPETIAC
After breakfast today, you will visit Tupetiac, site of the Fifth Apparition. A church is built over this spot and is known as the Church of the Healing. Lunch will be at
"Teocali" Restaurant. You will also visit San Juan Teotihuacan, the most widely known archeological zone in Mexico. Of particular interest will be the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon, the oldest structures in the area. Afterwards you visit Acolman, the 16th century Monastery, before you return to your hotel for overnight.
December 10 ‐ TLAXCALA
After breakfast, depart for full day excursion to Tlaxcala to 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 Bernadino. The Blessed Virgin Mary burned an image of her perfections into the trunk of an old oak tree. Ever since, Mary has been honored as Our Lady of Ocatlan, Our Lady of the Oak that Burned. Return to your hotel for overnight.
December 11 ‐ TLATELOLCO
Visit the Plaza de las Tre 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.
December 12 ‐ FEAST OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE
This morning, depart for the Shrine of Guadalupe to witness the special Feast Day celebration of Our Lady at the Mass of the Roses where authorized priests
accompanying the group are welcome to concelebrate at the main altar. The atrium will be alive and lively with native dancers and music and in general, the atmosphere
is festive. There will be hoards of people all day long, but in particular at the 12 noon Mass of the Roses. After Mass, the group will board the bus to continue to Xochimilco,
the Floating Gardens of Mexico to enjoy a gondola ride along the flower laden canals. We will provide a box lunch on board the bus to abate their appetites until they get
there, and farewell dinner will be served at the hotel.
December 13 ‐ RETURN TO USA
After breakfast you will have Mass at the Basilica before
you transfer to the airport for the return flight home.
December 6 - 13, 2017 - $1198
Your Price Includes:
- Guided Touring and Sightseeing
- Deluxe Hotel Accommodations
- 6 Breakfast, 4 Lunches and 3 Dinners Included
- Entrance Fees & Hotel Gratuities
- Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation & more!
Airfare sold separately