Queen of the Americas Guild 2012 Pilgrimage to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe Mexico City

February 23 – 28, 2012

Bishop Joseph J. Madera, Spiritual Director


Thursday, February 23, 2012
– Arrival at Mexico City airport. Meet and greet by your bilingual guide.
– Transfers to the hotel.
– Dinner at the hotel

Friday, February 24, 2012
– Breakfast
– Join Spiritual Director Bishop Joseph J. Madera for his detailed
explanation of Our Lady’s self-portrait. Mass on the main altar at
the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe
– Box lunch
– Tour of Basilica area including the Guadalupe Museum, Chapel
of the Well, Old Basilica, and view of the Guild’s retreat center property.
Stop at Plaza of the Three Cultures, visit Church of Santiago de Tlalteloco,
baptismal site of St. Juan Diego
– Visit Metropolitan Cathedral, which houses the tomb of Bishop Zumarraga
– Dinner at the hotel

Saturday, February 25, 2012
– Breakfast
– Travel to the colonial city of Puebla, where we will have Mass at the Cathedral, followed by an in-depth tour. Other sites in Puebla will include Santo Domingo Rosary chapel and San Francisco Church.
– Enjoy an authentic Mexican lunch at a lovely restaurant in Puebla.
– En route back to Mexico City, we will stop at San Miguel del Milagro church with a chance to gather water from its miraculous healing well. We will also make a stop at Santa Maria Tonantzintla church.
– Dinner at the hotel

Sunday, February 26, 2012
– Breakfast
– Travel to Tulpetlac for Holy Mass at the Shrine of the Fifth Apparition, where Our Lady appeared to St. Juan Diego’s uncle, Juan Bernardino
– Travel to Teotihuacan where we will have lunch at a local restaurant and
learn about the maguey cactus fiber, which was used to make St. Juan Diego’s tilma.
– Tour the great pyramids of the Sun and Moon.
– Dinner at the hotel
– This evening, we will offer an optional trip to the world famous Ballet Folklorico at the beautiful Palace of Fine Arts*

Monday, February 27, 2012
– Breakfast
– Travel to charming Coyoacan, where we will have Mass at the Convent
of the Holy Cross, followed by a very personal tour led by Bishop Joseph Madera, who will share the story of Venerable Conchita. Our trip to
Coyoacan will also include a visit to San Jose El Altillo church.
– Lunch at a colorful local restaurant in Coyoacan
– This afternoon, we will make a brief stop for shopping before heading
back to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Here you will have free
time for reflection and prayer, and perhaps a walk up Tepeyac Hill.
– Farewell dinner at hotel.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011
– After breakfast, check out of hotel and transfer to Benito Juarez
International Airport for your return flight home.

*Additional charge for Ballet and transportation to the performance will be collected by tour guide.


Terms and Conditions

Included in Your Trip:

  • 5 Nights First-class hotel in Mexico City (Embassy Suites Mexico City Reforma)
  • All Meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners; gratuity included
  • Airport transfers
  • Free bottled water throughout trip.
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motorcoach
  • Services of English speaking tour guide throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • 1 drink included (water, soft drinks, beer or wine) with lunches, 2 drinks included with dinner

$1395.00 per person*

*Based on double occupancy

Not Included:

Airfare: May be booked on your own or through the Queen of the Americas Guild. We will find the best price available from your local airport and book only with your approval – please call for quote.

Trip Insurance: Price is dependent on age and state of residence – please call for quote.

Single Supplement: $300.00

Deposit: $200/per person deposit required to insure your reservation. Balance will be due two months prior to departure.

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