Tour Detail

7 Day Our Lady of Guadalupe with Fr. Jorge Ortiz

Itinerary

Day 1 – March 2 USA/MEXICO CITY

Today we depart JFK Airport for Mexico City International Airport. We arrive the same day, and we are greeted by our English speaking guide. Depending on our arrival time we will have a short visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas before we check into our hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure before we gather for our Welcome Dinner. Overnight at the Galleria Plaza Hotel in Mexico City. (D)

Day 2 – March 3 MEXICO CITY

After breakfast, we depart the hotel for a brief stop at the Plaza of the Three Cultures, where San Juan Diego presented the Tilma with the image of Our Lady to the Bishop as proof of her apparitions. On the way to the Shrine we will be able to view the many different works of art throughout the city that blends the pre-Hispanic and Hispanic culture together. We arrive at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe for Mass at the new basilica and to venerate the “Tilma “, the sackcloth bearing the sacred image of the Holy Virgin. After Mass we will have a walking tour of Plaza Mariana, the Old Basilica, Capuchin Nun’s Temple, Pocito Chapel, Tepeyac Hill and its Garden of Roses. There will be time at the Shrine for pray and to meditate on the beauty of this miracle. In the afternoon we will drive to Teotihuacan one of the best preserved ancient cities in Mexico and a World Heritage site to see the Pyramid to the Sun and the Moon, the Temple of Quetzal – Butterfl y. A buffet lunch at a Mexican restaurant with live music and native dancers will follow our visit. There will be time to visit the local craft markets before we return to our hotel for dinner and overnight. (B,L,D

Day 3 – March 4 PUEBLA

After an early breakfast we depart for the city of Puebla known as one of Mexico’s beautiful cities. Along the way we will stopping at two noteworthy sites – Tlaxcala, to visit the Shrine of San Miguel del Milagro, where St Michael the Archangel appeared to Santo Diego Lazaro in 1631, directing him to the Grotto and the miraculous spring of healing waters. Our next stop is Ocotlan to visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Ocotlan where in 1541, Our Lady appeared to Juan Diego Bernardino, burning her image on an oak tree. There will be time to pray and meditate at these Holy sites. Mass will be celebrated at one of these churches. We will stop for lunch at a local restaurant before we head to the city of Puebla, commonly known as the “City of the Angels”. Before we check into our hotel we will make a stop at the beautiful church of San Francis of Assisi to view the incorrupt body of St. Sebastian of Aparicido. Balance of the day at leisure, dinner and overnight. Hotel San Leonardo (B,L,D)

Day 4 – March 5 PUEBLA/MEXICO CITY

After breakfast, we celebrate Mass at the beautiful XVII century Rosary Chapel in the Cathedral of Santo Domingo. Later we visit Puebla’s Cathedral dedicated to the Immaculate Conception and the native church of Sta. Maria Tonazintla and other points of interest in Puebla. After lunch we will have time to stroll the quaint cobble streets, and shop for art, crafts, silver and tile. Return to Mexico City in time for dinner. Overnight in Mexico City. (B,L,D)

Day 5 – March 6 MEXICO CITY

This morning we head to the south of the city to the beautifully colonial residential section of Coyoacan to the Church of El Carmen, dedicated to the Carmelites. Mass will be celebrated. Next the Church of Santa Catarina, a very colorful church with four chapels built in the 16th century. Each chapel is dedicated to local patron saints. Church of St. John the Baptist is next built on land donated by the conqueror Cortez. His home is nearby. We continue to Xochimilco, Mexico`s Floating Gardens and a World Heritage site where you will enjoy a leisurely gondola ride along the fl ower laden canals, while enjoying a box lunch on board. In the afternoon we head for the Museum of Anthropology. This museum is a must see for all who visit Mexico City to see the pre- Columbian heritage. The museum building its self is an awesome work of art, housing archaeological and anthropological artifacts. One of these famous artifacts is the Aztec Calendar Stone. We return to our hotel for dinner and Overnight **** This evening, top off your stay in Mexico with an unforgettable evening, enjoying an optional performance of the Folklore Ballet at the Palace of Fine Arts (at an additional cost) (B L,D)

Day 6 – March 7 MEXICO CITY

After breakfast, we visit Our Lady of Remedios Church, an interesting sanctuary known for miraculous happenings where you will witness countless Retablos and “Milagros” elaborated by local parishioners and donated to the church in commemoration of miracles performed. There will be time to walk the peaceful grounds before we head to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe for Mass and refl ection. After Mass we depart for the Zocalo, main square to see the Metropolitan Cathedral, ruins of Templo Mayor and the National Palace with its famous murals by Diego Rivera depicting the history of Mexico. There will be some leisure time for shopping. Tonight will be our Farewell Dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - March 8 USA

Today we bid farewell to Mexico City as we depart for JFK, arriving home the same day taking with us many memories and blessings to last a life time. (Depending on return fl ight schedules we might be able to make another visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe.) (B)

*(B,L,D) = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Inclusions

Early Booking Discount:

$100 Early Bird Discount for all deposits received anytime before July 30th 2017. 

If that date is missed deposits received before Sept. 30th 2017 will receive a $50 discount.

Included in the price:

• Round trip airfare from JFK (including fuel surcharge & taxes)

• 6 nights/7 days accommodations – in 4 star hotel

  (5 nights in Galeria Plaza in Mexico City and one night in San Leonardo Hotel in Puebla)

• Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily

• Porterage for one suitcase

• Deluxe motor coach transportation for sightseeing and transfers airport/hotel round trip

• English speaking guide from beginning to end

• All entrance fees as per the attached itinerary

• Tips to driver and guide

• Daily Mass

Not Included:

• Donations at Masses and Shrines

• Single rooms $350 extra

• Travel/Health Insurance $139.00

• All Personal Items

Contact:

Lucille at 1-800 CATHOLIC (228-4654) ext 208 • lucille@groupist.com