PILGRIMAGE TOUR TO MEXICO
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PLEASE BOOK BEFORE FEBRUARY 15, 2020!
Under Spiritual Guidance of Fr. Joseph Lazar,
Associate Pastor of Holy Family Parish, Bolton, ON
May 24 – 30, 2020 – 7 days – CA$ 2,399.00 Including taxes & tips
Travel arrangements by QS Travel & Tours Inc. affiliate of Queen Syrena Travel Inc.
3055 Dundas St. W., #4, Mississauga, ON L5L 3R8. Tel. 905.412.2242 or 1-800-565-3619
May 24 Depart for Mexico city. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel for dinner and night.
May 25 Some free time in the morning, then visit Shrine of our Lady of the Remedies Mexico City. Also, we will visit the Zocalo (main square), one of the biggest public squares in the world. We will visit the Cathedral Metropolitana – the biggest church in Latin America, and the Palacio Nacional (if it is open)- which hosts Diego Rivera’s murals depicting the history of Mexico. If time permits, we then drive along the famous boulevard Paseo de la Reforma, built during the short-lived reign of Emperor Maximilian to connect the main square and his castle in Chapultepec. Dinner and overnight in Mexico City.
May 26 Full day in Mexico City. We depart to the Square of the Three Cultures. Visit the Old and the New Basilica dedicated to Our Lady of Guadalupe, the museum with great art treasures from Spanish colonial times. We learn about the history of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Juan Diego who was beatified by Pope John Paul II. We also visit the Cathedral in the Old City. Mass. Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
May 27 After breakfast, we visit Tulpetlac (Church of Vth apparition) and then, we will drive to the floating gardens of Xochimilco in the south of Mexico City. They were once connected to the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan (now Mexico City) by a causeway, and the Aztecs grew much of their food here. We will navigate the channels on board of a typical ‘trajinera’, a flower-decked punt, and will discover how Aztec life was before the conquest. Dinner & overnight in Mexico city.
May 28 After breakfast depart for Tlaxcala and the Shrine of San Miguel del Milagro. Celebrate mass at the site where St Michael the Archangel appeared to Diego Lazaro in 1631 directing him to the Grotto and to a well of miraculous waters. See the image of Our Lady of Ocotlan burnt into a tree trunk after she appeared to Diego Bernardino in 1531. Perfectly preserved, the image in a tree resides in the Basilica of Our Lady of Ocotlan. Visit plantation of agave cactus and try ancient sacred beverage pulque produced in a traditional way directly from the plant. Dinner and overnight.
May 29 After breakfast we tour the city of Taxco, the famous “Silver City” and national colonial monument. Visit Santa Prisca Church – a jewel of baroque style architecture where we will have mass. We will walk through the town, clinging to a steep hillside, its narrow, cobblestone streets twisting and turning between colonial buildings and opening onto pretty plazas. We will also get acquainted with the history of silver mining in Taxco. Taxco is famous for its silver. Shops line the main plaza and all the streets leading to it, and you will find beautiful silver jewellery, traditional as well as the newest designs. Late after, travel to Mexico city for dinner and overnight.
May 30 Departure to Mexico City and transfer to the airport for a flight back to Toronto.