Rejoice in your faith on this Mexico tour highlighting not only Mexico’s devotion, but also its Aztec history. You’ll spend four nights in Mexico City and one night in Puebla, one of Mexico’s oldest cities and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll also spend time in Teotihuacan, Tlaxcala, Cholula, and Coyoacan. Along with fellow believers, you’ll visit the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City. This is where the Virgin of Guadalupe appeared before San Juan Diego and is today one of the world’s most visited shrines. More treasured religious sites await you in Tlaxcala, where you’ll visit the Church of San Francisco; San Miguel del Milagro Shrine, built in 1643 and where Archangel Michael appeared to Diego Lazaro; Our Lady of Ocotlán Shrine, where the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to Juan Diego; and more. History buffs will enjoy time in Cholula, where you’ll see the largest pyramid ever built, and Teotihuacan, inhabited from around 200 BC until its collapse almost 1,000 years later. In Teotihuacan, you’ll see the Pyramid of the Sun, the highest structure in the complex; the Pyramid of the Moon; and the Temple of Quetzalcoatl, one of the archaeological zone’s best preserved temples. But that’s not all…more history awaits in Mexico City, where a guided sightseeing tour includes the National Palace, a beautiful colonial building where the palace of the Aztec ruler once stood, and the Palacio de Chapultepec, an amazing castle on the site of a sacred place for Aztecs. Other highlights of this Mexico tour include Coyoacan, a historic center and home to the city’s famous handicraft markets, and Xochimilco, where you’ll take a boat ride along the canals of the floating gardens.
In Mexico City, Teotihuacan, Tlaxcala, Puebla, Cholula.
- SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS
Services of a professional English-speaking Tour Director while touring.
Touring by private, first-class air-conditioned motorcoach.
Includes rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, porterage, tips, and service charges.
- INSIDE VISITS and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
Personalise your tour ahead of time with additional excursions. Visit our website for details and conditions.
Mexico City and Puebla.
Breakfast (B) daily, 2 lunches (L), 3 dinners (D), including a farewell dinner with entertainment in Mexico City.
Day by Day
- ARRIVE IN MEXICO CITY, MEXICO.
Transfer to your hotel and check in. At 6 pm, meet your travelling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming time in Mexico.
- MEXICO CITY.
This morning, visit one of the world's most revered shrines-THE BASILICA OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE. After attending Mass at the bascilica, there's time to visit the museum, and view the famous TILMA, the large apron imprinted with the image of the Virgin Mary and worn by Juan Diego, There's also time to visit the original bascilica and the tranquil grotto. After dinner this evening, enjoy a MEXICAN FOLKLORIC SHOW at the beautiful PALACE OF FINE ARTS. (B,L,D)
- MEXICO CITY. EXCURSION TO TEOTIHUACAN.
Today, learn about the ancient Aztec people that called this part of Mexico home centuries ago. First, visit the PLAZA OF 3 CULTURES, which is the site of modern high-rise buildings, Aztec ruins, and the Spanish colonial CHURCH OF SANTIAGO TLATELOLCO, home to the baptismal font of Juan Diego. Afterward, journey to TEOTIHUACAN to see the ancient PYRAMIDS OF THE SUN AND MOON and an inside view from the extraordinary TEMPLE OF QUETZALCOATL. Before returning to Mexico City, visit TULPETLAC CHURCH, site of the fifth apparition and the miraculous healing of Juan Bernardino. Return to Mexico City, where your evening is free to explore on your own. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, shopping, and dining. (B,L)
- MEXICO CITY-TLAXCALA- PUEBLA.
Travel to Tlaxcala and visit the BLESSED FIRST MARTYRS SHRINE and CHURCH OF SAN FRANCISCO. Proceed to the SAN MIGUEL DEL MILAGRO SHRINE, where St. Michael the Archangel appeared to Diego Lazaro. Visit the grotto with its healing waters. Next, explore OUR LADY OF OCOTLAN SHRINE, where the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to a local man. See her perfectly preserved image burned into the tree. Arrive in Puebla, one of Mexico's prettiest colonial cities, and enjoy a visit to the city's main square and the beautiful PUEBLA CATHEDRAL. (B,D)
- PUEBLA. EXCURSION TO CHOLULA.
This morning, attend Mass at the CHURCH OF SANTO DOMINGO, where the Chapel of the Rosary has been declared an 8th Wonder of the World. Next, journey to the CHURCH OF SANTA MARIA TONANTZINTLA, where you'll be impressed with its beauty and unique architecture which incorporates Christianity with the indigenous culture. Arrive in Cholula with its famous Church of the Lady of Remedies which sits atop the largest pyramid in the world. There's time to explore the quaint streets of Cholula and discover one of the city's many churches, at one time thought to number as many as 365. Return to Puebla, where this evening is at your leisure. (B)
- PUEBLA-MEXICO CITY.
Arrive back in Mexico City with a visit to the Main Square (Zocalo), the NATIONAL PALACE, and the METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL, where there is time for reflection. This evening, join your Tour Director and travel companions for a special farewell dinner. (B,D)
- MEXICO CITY.
This morning, enjoy an additional visit to THE BASILICA OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE before transferring to the airport. Please schedule flights after 1 pm. (B)
Available 2018 Tours
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