Highlights of Mexico
City, Guadalupe, Tiotihuacan, Cuernavaca, Taxco (6 Days)
1: Travel to Mexico
Depart Daytona for flight to Mexico City. Upon our arrival we will be
met by a Pilgrim Tours representative and enjoy a panoramic tour of
Mexico City en route to our hotel. The remainder of the day will be
free to rest or explore on our own.
2: Mexico City Morning Tour/ Free Afternoon
After breakfast at our hotel, we enjoy a morning tour of Mexico City.
We begin with a visit to the National Palace where we will see its
beautiful murals, painted by the great muralist Diego Rivera, the
constitution square (the central plaza or “Zocalo”) and the metropolitan
cathedral as well as some of the main avenues. Later we visit
Chapultepec Park which is one of the most important residential areas of
Mexico City as well as the “pink zone” (Zona Rosa). Our afternoon will
be free to enjoy shopping on our own.
3: Guadalupe Tour/ Free Afternoon
This morning we visit the basilica of our lady of Guadalupe,
so called The Empress of America. We will visit both the Old and New
Basilica , Tepeyac Hill, and
La Villa de Guadalupe. The new Basilica
is the most important religious building in
Mexico. It houses the original apron of Juan Diego that shows the
icon of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Thus it is an important
pilgrimage site and is visited by several million people every year.
4: Teotihaucan Pyramid Tour / Free Afternoon
After breakfast we travel to the famous archaeological site of
Teotihuacan, where we shall see the monumental Pyramids of the Sun and
The Moon, the temple of Quetzalpapalotl, the citadel and the avenue of
the dead. Teotihuacán was, at its height in the first
half of the 1st millennium CE (Common Era), the largest city
We will return to Mexico City for the remainder of the day free to
explore and shop on our own.
Cuernavaca and Taxco Tour
We depart Mexico City and enjoy a full day tour to some of the smaller
surrounding town. We will first stop in Cuernavaca, a popular
weekend retreat for Mexico City residents, where a small city tour will
be given. It is a beautiful city known as the 'city of eternal spring'
for its joyous atmosphere and enjoyable climate. We then enjoy a
scenic drive to Taxco, which is known as the 'silver city' and is one of
the prettiest towns in Mexico. The city tumbles across a hillside with
winding cobblestone streets, tile roofed buildings, cozy squares, and a
strong Old World ambience that has survived for hundreds of years. You
will visit one of Mexico's grandest churches, Santa Prisca. It was built
in 1759 by French immigrant Jose de la Borda who literally stumbled upon
a huge silver claim. Santa Prisca is a riot of ornate Baroque styling
flanked by twin bell towers. The interior displays some of Mexico's
beautiful goldleaf ornamentation. You will have plenty of time to have
lunch and also visit the marketplace and the famous silversmith shops!
After seeing Taxco, it is time to head back to Mexico City where you
will be driven back to your hotel.
6: Return to USA
We depart Mexico City this morning for our return flight to the USA.
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