Day 1 –Monday, 16th October
Morning check-in at Dublin airport for British Airways flight to Mexico City. On arrival we will collect our luggage then meet our guide in arrivals where we will be brought to our coach. The group will leave the airport and continue to our four star Hotel Catedral the historic center of Mexico City for 7 nights, with dinner & breakfast included.
Day 2 – Tuesday, 17th October
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 – Wednesday, 18th October
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 – Thursday, 19th October
A spectacular drive to Mexico’s 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 – Friday, 20th October
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 Teotihuacan Culture.
Day 6 – Saturday, 21st October
Morning visit to Tulpetlac where Our Lady appeared to Juan Diego’s Uncle. Here, we find a Well of Healing. Return for a final visit to the shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Afternoon free.
Day 7 – Sunday, 22nd October
After breakfast we will take a visit to the museum of anthropology in Mexico City. The museum contains significant archaeological and anthropological artefacts from Mexico’s 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 back to the hotel for some rest before dinner.
Day 8 – Monday, 23rd October
Morning & Afternoon free in Mexico City before we depart from hotel and transfer to Mexico airport to check-in for KLM flight to Dublin via Amsterdam.
*It is our intention to follow the itinerary as outlined above, however due to many factors like local holidays, traffic or weather conditions it may be necessary to make changes to the order of events or even the cancelation of certain events.