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  • Mexico, July 2018

Our Lady of Guadalupe Pilgrimage, Cultural & Sightseeing Tour

With Fr. Paul Simms, Chaplain

“To See Our Lady”

July 9- 14, 2018

Registration is open.

Join Fr. Paul on a summertime pilgrimage to see Our Lady of Guadalupe!  Journey through Mexico City and take in the beautiful sights and sounds of this magnificent capital city.  Admire the fountains and squares.  Enjoy the local culture with its unique cuisine.  Special day trip to Puebla, one of the most beautiful places in Mexico, the first foreign place St. John Paul II visited after his election to the papacy.  This will be the trip you will never forget – bring your prayer intentions!

Frequently Asked Questions

When?
July 9– 14, 2018
Where?
Mexico City, Guadalupe, Tulpetlac, Puebla, Acolman, Tlaxcala, Teotihuacan
Cost for air-inclusive package from Vancouver?
From $2,195 CAD double-occupancy (sharing a room)
Cost for single room supplement?
$395 CAD
Cost for land-only package (airfare is separate cost)?
$1,695 CAD

What is included?

  • accommodations for 5 nights in downtown hotel
  • ground transportation in deluxe coach
  • all meals
  • entry fees and guided tours
  • professional local guide
  • tour escort
  • and much more

Does the cost include air?
Yes, the group flight from Vancouver is included in the air-inclusive price.  There is also the option to purchase the land-only package and meet the group in Mexico City.

May I extend my stay?
Yes, you have the option to travel early or stay later.  In this case, you would purchase the land-0nly package and purchase your flight separately.

Itinerary

DAY 1: Monday, July 9, 2018 – Departure Flight

Depart on flight to Mexico City and arrival.  Meet our bus escort and guide, transfer to hotel for check-in.  Festive welcome dinner served with local cuisine.  Overnight in Mexico City.  [Dinner]

DAY 2: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 – Mexico City, Guadalupe, Tulpetlac

After breakfast, we journey to the Plaza of the Three Cultures to visit the famous church of St. James where Juan Diego was baptized.  Next door we see where he met Bishop Zumarraga.  This revered place is symbolic of the unity of pre-Hispanic and Hispanic cultures.  Next, we arrive at the most revered place of pilgrimage in the Americas, the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  Each year several million pilgrims visit here to see the tilma (or cloak) of St. Juan Diego, which has imprinted on it the miraculous image of Our Lady.  Pray in this special place of grace and miracles.  Mass at the shrine in the presence of the tilma.  Quiet time for prayer and reflection.  Walking tour of the shrine.  Explore the basilicas and sites of apparition.  Lunch.  In the afternoon we visit the church of the 5th Apparition at Tulpetlac, where Our Lady appeared to Juan Diego’s uncle, Juan Bernardino.  Here is located the miraculous well said by locals to have healing powers.  Dinner and overnight in Mexico City.  [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

DAY 3: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 – Mexico City, Teotihuacan

After breakfast we visit the Museum of Anthropology, a world-renowned museum telling the story of the ancient Aztec people.  Mass at the former Augustinian convent of Acolman.  Next, we venture to the pyramids and archeological zone located outside the city at Teotihuacan.  Time for shopping.  Lunch in the shadow of the pyramids.  We will enjoy the thrill of a tour of the ruins and optional climb to the top of the two largest pyramids.  Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.  [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

DAY 4: Thursday, July 12, 2018 – Mexico City

Breakfast and morning visit to the church of the Holy Family (Sagrada Familia).  Mass at the tomb of Blessed Miguel Pro, a Jesuit priest who was executed in Mexico City in 1927 by the anti-Catholic government.  Special visit to the museum dedicated in his honor, a new attraction highlighting the life and martyrdom of the saint.  Lunch.  Next we drive by the location of his martyrdom in downtown Mexico City.  Enjoy a drive through the historic heart of downtown with views of the Zócalo, the National Palace and the Plaza of Santo Domingo.  Next we visit the Metropolitan Cathedral, one of the most revered church buildings on the continent – built by the Spanish over the ruins of the main Aztec temple.  Pray before the tomb of the first bishop of Mexico, the Franciscan Juan de Zumarraga, who endeavored to defend and protect the local Indian population.  Time for shopping for religious articles.    Overnight in Mexico City.  [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

DAY 5: Friday, July 13, 2018 – Puebla, Tlaxcala

Today after breakfast we make our way outside the city into the countryside for a day excursion to see the enchanting Spanish colonial town of Puebla, an opulent creation of “New Spain.”  Enjoy the stunning ride with views of spectacular mountains and rolling countryside.  Mass in Tlaxcala at the Shrine of San Miguel del Milagro, where it is said St. Michael appeared to Diego Lazaro in 1631.  Arrival at Puebla, considered to be the “cradle” of Mexican Baroque.  Lunch.  The historical and cultural value of Puebla’s stunning architecture comes alive as we visit the historic Cathedral as well as the church of Santo Domingo to see the historic chapel of the Rosary, described by local guides as a “wonder” of the Catholic world.  Dinner and overnight in Mexico City.  [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

DAY 6: Saturday, July 14, 2018 – Return Flight

Breakfast and transfer to Mexico City airport for return flights home. [Breakfast]

*Nota Bene: Itinerary is subject to change.

Deposit

Your deposit of $1,000 CAD is due at time of registration along with your completed registration form and a copy of your passport.  Small group tours fill quickly – register soon.

Deadline for Registration

Deadline and final payment is April 1, 2018.

Price

From $2,195 CAD per person air-inclusive (double-occupancy)

Roommate

If you wish to share a room, it is easiest if you can bring a friend or relative.

Travel Insurance

We recommend you purchase international travel insurance that includes medical – this is done at time of deposit/registration.

Tips

Tips are 60 CAD and will be collected by your tour director at the beginning of the tour.

Is this tour for you?

Please note: you must be able to carry your own luggage.  You must be in good physical shape.  You must be flexible.  Please note: in Mexico City, do not drink the tap water (bottled water is available).

Terms and Conditions

Please take a look at our link and read the information carefully.

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