Day 1 11 November
Morning check-in at Boston airport for United Airlines flight to Mexico City. Meet
guide and coach, and transfer to tour 4 hotel for 6 nights, with dinner & breakfast
Day 2 12 November
This morning we walk through the Hispanic Plaza of the Three Cultures and visit the
Church of Santiago where Juan Diego was Baptized. Continue to the shrine of Our
Lady of Guadalupe, where we remember the apparitions to St. Juan Diego, and see
the Tilma cloak of Juan Diego with the miraculous image of Our Lady. Visit the
New and the Old Basilicas, and the Museum.
Day 3 13 November
Full day in Mexico City. Visit Holy Family Church and see the tomb of Fr Miguel
Agustin, a Jesuit Martyr, and visit the small museum. Visit the Metropolital Cathedral,
the oldest and largest in Latin America, where you will enjoy the architecture,
paintings and statues. We visit the extraordinary National Palace and enjoy the
Murals. At the Plaza of Santo Domingo, we visit the shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary,
and the church of Santo Domingo. Before returning to our hotel for dinner, we visit
the shrine of Our Lady of Covadonga.
Day 4 14 November
A spectacular drive to Mexicos most beautiful city Puebla, 10,000 feet above sea
level. Here, we can view two magnificent peaks, one, an active volcano, and the other
covered in snow. We visit the Cathedral, St. Dominics church, chapel of Our Lady of
the Rosary, and in the church of St Francis of Assisi we see the in-corrupt body of St
Sebastian of Aparicido. Return to hotel for dinner.
Day 5 15 November
Morning tour to the Pre-Hispanic city of Teotihuacan a vast archaeological
complex, where we see the Pyramid of the Sun, Pyramid of the Moon, Temple of the
Feathered Serpent, the Ciudadela (old market place) with the Temple of Quetzalcoatl,
and connecting them all, is the Avenue of the Dead. Visit the on-site Museum of
Day 6 16 November
Morning visit to Tulpetlac where Our Lady appeared to Juan Diegos Uncle. Here, we
find a Well of Healing. Return for a final visit to the shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Day 7 - 17 November
After breakfast we will take a visit to the museum of anthropology in Mexico City. The museum contains significant archaeological and anthropological artefacts from Mexicos pre-Columbian heritage, such as the stone of the sun (or the Aztec calendar stone) and the Aztec Xochipilli statue. After lunch we will have some free time in Mexico city to explore or head bac to the hotel for some rest before dinner.
Day 8 18 November
Morning free in Mexico City before we depart from hotel and transfer to Mexico
airport to check-in for United Airlines flight to Boston.