Newsletter No.4 - September 2021
We are very proud to launch our fourth newsletter where we intend to keep you informed of relevant news about Design by DMS and the Cultural and Religious Travel in Mexico.
About Design by DMS
From the moment you consider Mexico your destination, you can count on us for each of your needs. The fact that we have spent more than 40 years in the industry designing tailored group tourism programs for our customers speaks of the quality of our service, which is based on our intimate knowledge of the country and strong industry expertise that helps us ensure the best service anywhere in the nation.
We are a company specialized in Destinations as they relate to Special Interest Group Travel - Cultural and Religious. We work groups of minimum 15 people and over and have extensive knowledge of the entire Mexican Republic. We specialize in cultural tours with specific interests: Catholic Tours, Architecture, Archaeology, Folklore, Arts & Craft, Foodie Tours, Comunities, Ecology, Trade Missions, etc.
In short, wherever there is a specific interest, that is our specialty. With this knowledge, we are happy to propose tailor-made itineraries according to the specific needs of each of our clients.
A Pilgrimage Group Trip in Mexico City on September 2021
As the country with the second largest population of catholics in the world. Mexican Catholics live with passion their religion with the same passion for their religion that shaped our history, society and culture.
With stunning architecture, fascinating back stories and an absolute wealth of sites to choose from, you’ll never be short of Catholic locations to visit in Mexico City.
Here’s the Pilgrimage Group we handled with our Business Parter ETS on September 2021.
DAY 1 SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE
They celebrated a Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. After Mass they took a tour of the Basilica, where the Tilma of Juan Diego is located, and the grounds including the hilltop Chapel of Tepeyac where the history of Our Lady's visit to Guadalupe was related. Here Saint Juan Diego met the Virgin Mary in December of 1531 and received the iconic image of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
DAY 2 TULPETLAC - TEOTIHUACÁN
They visited Tulpetlac, site of the Fifth Apparition of the Virgin. A church is built over this spot and is known as the Church of the Healing. They also visit San Juan Teotihuacan, the most widely known archeological zone in Mexico.
Of particular interest are the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon, the oldest structures in the area. They also enjoyed a Lunch at the "Teocali" Restaurant.
DAY 3 TLAXCALA (SAN MIGUEL DEL MILAGRO Y OCOTLÁN)They took a full excursion to Tlaxcala to visit the Shrine of San Miguel del Milagro. It is here that St. Michael the Archangel appeared to Diego Lazaro de San Francisco in 1631 and told him of a miraculous spring. Then on to Ocotlan, where in 1531, the Blessed Virgin appeared to Juan Diego Bernadino. The Blessed Virgin Mary burned an image of her perfections into the trunk of an old oak tree. Ever since, Mary has been honored as Our Lady of Ocotlan, Our Lady of the Oak that Burned.
DAY 4 TLATELOLCO - PARROQUIA DE LA SAGRADA FAMILIA (MIGUEL PRO) AND ZOCALO WALKING TOURThey visited the Plaza de las Tres Culturas and Tlatelolco 16th Century Franciscan Church. After Mass, enjoy a short city tour including the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Zocalo and the Holy Family Church.
DAY 5 MADRE CONCHITA - COYOACÁN - XOCHIMILCOOn the final day they visited the Convent of Madre Conchita, where they celebrated Mass, walked through Coyoacan, and then they explored Xochimilco sailing in a "Trajinera", a gondola like boat through the canals. Dating prior to Spanish conquest, this area is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At the end of the day they enjoyed a farewell dinner before overnight at the hotel.
Published by Design by DMS 2021