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One of the most important pilgrimage sites of Catholicism and the holiest place in Mexico is the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The Basilica was built to enshrine the site where, according to legend, a dark skinned image of the Virgin Mary appeared on the cloak of Juan Diego, a humble Indian, in 1531. The cloak, framed above the central altar, has defied analysis by experts for centuries. The image inspired Mexicans during the war of Independence, has been copied universally, and is one of the most visited Catholic shrines in the world.
Inspired by the miracles of legends, millions of people visit the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe each year. The history of the site is as mysterious as it is fascinating. Pilgrimages have been made to this shrine since 1531 as Our Lady of Guadalupe still substantiates the faith of Catholics in Mexico and Latin America. Devotees believe that Our Lady of Guadalupe can cure almost any sickness causing some pilgrims to crawl on their knees for miles as they approach the basilica.
Day 1 – Arrive at Mexico City
Arrive at Mexico City International Airport and transfer to hotel. Evening at leisure.
Day 2 – Tlaltelolco, Xochimilco
Breakfast at the hotel. The day will begin with a visit to the Historical District, which includes the National Palace, the National Cathedral, the underground crypts, and the Plaza of the Three Cultures (Tlaltelolco). Moving south of the city, we begin at Xochimilco with a trip through the canals and return through the neighborhoods of San Angel and Coyoacan. Lunch and dinner included. (B L D)
Day 3 – Guadalupe Shrine
Breakfast at the hotel. Today we visit Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine, allowing plenty of time for mass and learning about the apparition as we tour the complex. We continue into Teotihuacan to visit this magnificent archeological site before returning to the hotel for overnight. Lunch and dinner included. (B L D)
Day 4 – Tlaxcala, Puebla and Ocotlan
After breakfast at the hotel we depart for the cities of Tlaxcala, Puebla and Ocotlan, returning to Mexico City in the afternoon. Lunch and dinner included. (B L D)
Day 5 – Cuernavaca , Taxco
Breakfast at the hotel. Today we visit the “City of the Eternal Spring,” Cuernavaca, and then to Taxco for those silver lovers. Lunch included. Return this evening to Mexico City for a farewell dinner and overnight. (B L D)
Day 6 – Return Home
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport. (B)