- 5 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
The image of the Lady Virgin you see everywhere in Mexico has a story, and that story began at the Shrine of Guadalupe. This 4-hour tour led by a knowledgeable guide takes you through one of the most popular Catholic pilgrimage sites in the world. Admire the architecture of its two basilicas and gaze at the miracle cloak on display. Learn about the events that gave rise to the shrine, and ascend nearby Tepeyac Hill, where it is said the Lady appeared. Transport from central Mexico City is included.
- Family friendly
- Fully narrated tour
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Instant Confirmation
- Professional guide
- Round-trip transportation from a central meeting point to the Shrine of Guadalupe
- Food and drinks
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
Returns to original departure point
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, Mexico City, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
Enter the original Spanish-colonial-style basilica built in 1709 and the new basilica built in 1976, Learn about the miracle of the Virgin of Guadalupe and its role in Mexican culture from an expert guide, Walk up Tepeyac Hill & admire the site of the miracle Visit a museum housing 17th-century religious art
Duration: 4 hours
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
My tour to the Shrine was excellent in every way. Jocelyn was very knowledgeable about all topics concerning the origins and history of the story of Juan Diego and the Virgin of Guadalupe. More than that, she was a great teacher on many other topics of Mexican history and cultures, past and present. She was eager to respond to all questions I had, and her explanations encouraged me to do more research and study on many issues. Plus, it was a delight to have her as my guide. Thank you for a great afternoon.
This tour was pretty cool the timing was perfect and we happened to be the only ones participating so it turned into a private tour. The tour guide was very sweet and we really enjoyed her. We got a lot of time to take pictures while getting a little history in. You could probably do this tour on your own, however, if you have a strict agenda you want to stick with I do recommend this tour.
We very much enjoyed our tour of the Shrine of Guadalupe! Gabriel, our tour guide, was very informative and was very patient while we asked him several questions about the Virgen and the miracle that occurred at the site. We checked out the chapels, the old Basilica and new the Basilica. We were grateful that the tour was not cancelled, even though my wife and I were the only ones that booked the tour. Highly recommend the tour!
We had a great time at the shrine. Anthony was a very helpful guide, and did a great job of accommodating folks with different needs and interests.
the transportation good!, the guide so so... Nothing additional of what I read previously.
DO NOT book any tours from Amigos Tours! They are the most incompetent and rude company we have ever encountered. We have traveled all over the world and booked a lot of tours from Viator and have never had any problems before. Unfortunately, this vendor should've never been recommended by this website, because they don't meet their quality standards. Viator, please stop recommending Amigos Tours! We booked an English tour which was supposed to go from 3pm - 5pm. First of all, their offices are located inside a youth hostel in a very hard to find street of the historic area, in a very hidden, back room office. Everyone that works there is very rude, unorganized, incompetent and don't even want to talk to you or answer any questions. We came in on time and were rudely kicked out and told to wait in the downstairs youth hostel waiting area, which was dirty and smelled gross. Then, when the tour guide showed up LATE, he didn't even acknowledge us or give us any updates on the tour details. He just sat down and looked at his cell phone. The bus was almost an hour late and the guide didn't even speak English. We decided to give them the benefit of the doubt since we had been waiting for over an hour and I spoke Spanish, so I could translate for my family. When we finally got to the shrine it had been almost two hours late and a lot of the church sites and museums were closing. The tour guide was just looking at his cell phone and didn't even know anything about the history or details of the church. He couldn't even answer any of our questions regarding the history, names or dates! Then, to top it all off, we had a small group of 8 people including my family of 4, but he still managed to lose one of the couples that were in our group and didn't even know they were missing until we made him aware of it! We wasted the entire day and missed our dinner reservations that evening, so we just decided to take an Uber back to our hotel, instead of waiting another hour for their bus to pick us up from the shrine, which was late again! PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS TOUR CO. You will regret it!
We really lucked out with our tour. We, a couple, were the only persons scheduled the day we went. As a result our guide was able to provide us superb attention and did so. It was more like having a conversation, than a tour with all our questions being answered. We were surprised at the immensity of the facilities associated with Our Lady of Guadalupe and the multiple churches on the grounds. There is much more to see than you would expect. It is also beautifully landscaped. There is a plaza that reminded me of Tiananmen Square in size. In December as many as 6 million people have come to this place. Our guide was a young woman and she was wonderful, with excellent English skills. This is an easy tour with time going back and forth and attending a service in the basilica. One note, the climb to the original chapel is at the top of Tepeyac hill and does require some moderate exertion, but it is well maintained stairs and offers beautiful views. There are cheaper ways to see this site, but I feel we received superb service left at 3 p and returned around 6:30, I believe, and overall certainly received our 24 U.S. worth.
This is one of those tours that really depends on one's interest in the site, but as one of the most visited religious pilgrimage sites in the world, certainly worth considering. No regrets here. Missed it on my last trip to Mexico City many years ago and wasn't going to this time. Fotos are allowed everywhere except the original chapel.
Luckily it's only me and my wife! guide is awesome! even gave us a chance to attend Sunday mass!
Our tour guide was quite knowledgeable and personable. I was a bit hesitant about going on this tour due to being an atheist but the beauty and history of the shrine can be appreciated regardless of the beliefs you hold. take the tour!
This was a very nice tour and provided a nice insight on the shrine. The tour itself was a great value for the price and the guide was very friendly.
Great tour for the faithful pilgrim as well as the culturally curious traveler. Well worth the visit. Great guide.
My tour guide was friendly, well informed, flexible, and spoke English very well. He certainly made my Spanish more passable. Muchos Gracias!
I had no idea that the sight is really a campus... there are multiple churches, chapels, sights. I wouls not have otherwise known what to make of it all without the tour. The basilica nuevo is an amazingly prayerful place, as is the burial place of Juan Diego. Can't wait to go back.
The man who gave the tour Antonio was wonderful. He showed us all of the important locations at the shrine. There is no small map at the shrine to show you the sites and almost no one speaks English, so his information was critical to understanding the site. However, the location where you need to pick up the tour is not so nice. It was hard to find and the interior of the building was not well kept. They should consider picking people up at their hotel. Plus the air conditioning in the van was not working, so it was necessary to open the windows on a hot day. The shrine itself is a must see especially if you are Catholic.
We had a wonderful tour with Lourdes. There was only one other person on the tour and so it was really like a private tour.
Sandy was a great tour guide, she was very friendly, wish we had more time.
We first had to meet the tour guide at Amigo Hostal. The area isn't the greatest, so thankfully we arrived in a taxi. We were sure to request an English guided tour but I don't think the company made the tour guide aware of this. Our guide's English was a bit difficult to understand. He was very knowledgeable and kind, however. The tour was well worth it, however, and we were able to stay for evening mass. At the end of the tour, the tour guide and driver generously dropped us off at our hotel.
This was the main reason we came to DF. It was to make our Pilgrimage to see Our Lady Lady of Guadalupe.
It was very inspiring and to learn more about the Aztecs and Cortez's Conquest and to see the significance of the five churches that surround the shrine. In the old church there is a table you need to ask about. It is a beautiful table that may have been oak. Nothing was on it but it had much to do with the United States and Mexico 's Treaty. That is a whole other story my fellow VIATORS and you have to research that for yourself. But it affects we Americans and Mexicans to this day.
On this tour make sure you drink a lot of water because your gonna climb a hill...not as bad as the pyramids but if your not in shape be ready. Tell you what though the view is awesome!
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the Shrine. He is a life long Catholic, and it meant a great deal to both of us to visit this spot. He was able to attend mass and take communion in the main shrine cathedral. Our guide was informative and made sure we saw all of the parts of the Shrine. He was also very good at taking our photo on the moving sidewalk under the Virgin on the altar.