0512UA9 - Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Guadalupe 5 days from Newark


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United Airlines http://bit.ly/yoafSS

Special Package with this Trip :
International departure taxes of $140 (subject to change).

Tour Code Departure Date Cost per person
UA0512VR 05/12/2019 $1899.00
Today we depart Newark or JFK for our flight to Mexico City. On arrival, we are met by our Tour Manager/Guide. We proceed to a restaurant near Tepeyac for lunch on our own. We celebrate our welcome Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe (at one of the chapels). Afterwards, we visit the new and old Basilica, the chapels and the Shrine Museum and Garden. The original tilma of Juan Diego bearing the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe hangs above the main altar of the new basilica and may be viewed at a closer angle on the moving walkway. Lastly, we stop by the gift shops near the Shrine, then transfer to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
Following breakfast, we celebrate Mass in Tulpetlac Church, the site of the 5th apparition of Mary and healing of Juan Bernadino, the uncle of Juan Diego. We proceed to Cuautitlan, the birthplace of Juan Diego. Afterwards, we explore the Pyramids of Teotihuacan - “Place of the Sun and Moon,” Temple of Quetzalcoatl and other fascinating structures on this magnificent archaeological site. Before returning to our hotel, we stop by a local craft shop in the Teotihuacan area for agave demonstration. Tonight, dinner is on our own at La Parrillita in Tabacalera or similar.
This morning, we journey to Tlaxcala and the colonial city of Puebla. Along the way, we see the breathtaking views of the Popocatteptl and Iztaccihuatl volcanoes. We celebrate Mass at the stunning Basilica of Our Lady of Ocotlan, known as the “Lourdes of Mexico. Above the main altar is the miraculous wooden statue of the Blessed Mother discovered inside a tree by the Franciscans after the apparition. We visit the Capilla del Pocito which houses the healing well. We proceed to the Church of San Miguel de Milagro, built in honor of St. Michael who appeared during an epidemic in 1631. After a panoramic tour of Puebla, we enjoy lunch on own. We continue to the Cathedral and the exquisite Rosary Chapel in the Church of Santo Domingo. We return to Mexico City via Cholula. Dinner and overnight at our hotel.
We return to Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine and celebrate Mass in one of the chapels of the new basilica. We spend the entire morning at the shrine. We drive through the famous and upscale Lomas and Polanco residences, then proceed to the Anthropology Museum in Chapultepec Park with its impressive collections of archaeological and anthropological artifacts from prehispanic Mayan civilizations. We continue to the Zocalo, the main plaza in Mexico City. We visit the Metropolitan Cathedral, the largest and oldest cathedral in Latin America. Nearby is the impressive National Palace, home to the offices of the president of Mexico and the Federal Treasury. Before returning to our hotel, we stop by the Garibaldi Square to see the Mariachi Bands. Dinner and overnight at our hotel.
This morning we transfer to the airport in Mexico City for our return journey to the USA.