Spend several days in some of Santa Fe’s most beautiful Catholic Churches and Shrines! Santa Fe is Spanish for “Holy Faith,” making it the perfect destination for an American pilgrimage. Explore holy sites like the Loretto Chapel, a former Roman Catholic church turned museum. You will see the Miraculous Stairway, whose construction is attributed to the work of St. Joseph. In Chimayo, located west of the Sangre de Cristo (Blood of Christ) Mountains, see the Shrine of Our Lord of Esquipulas. This Shrine is also called the “Lourdes of America” because pilgrims have reported healings from the “Holy Dirt.” This Pilgrimage will feature stops to some of the most important Catholic Shrines in New Mexico. Visit several prominent Cathedrals and Basilicas that played a massive role in the history of Catholicism in the U.S.

We offer a complete itinerary that includes round-trip airfare, first-class hotel accommodations, daily breakfast, dinner, all transportation, and daily Masses, all under Nativity’s excellent organization and leadership.


Today: Welcome to New Mexico, the “land of enchantment.” Here, you’ll explore Santa Fe, a city with a rich blend of multiculturalism, natural beauty, and profound history. Tonight, get to know your fellow travelers during a welcome reception at your hotel, located mere steps away from Santa Fe’s iconic Plaza.

Evening: Dinner & overnight accommodations will be at your hotel.

Today: This morning starts with a walking tour of Santa Fe’s Plaza, the historic heart of the city and gathering place for nearly 400 years. As you stroll through the plaza, you’ll enjoy some of the city’s landmark sites, like the Santa Fe Indian Market, Palace of the Governors, and Palace Avenue. Later, embark on a Santa Fe open-air tram tour and learn more about the history, architecture, and art of North America’s oldest state capital. You’ll continue by visiting Loretto Chapel, a former Roman Catholic Church turned wedding chapel and museum. Here, you’ll find the “miraculous staircase,” a structure with origins as legendary as its spiral shape. Tonight, try your hand at making a tamale at the Santa Fe School of Cooking and savor Santa Fe’s fusion of Native American, Spanish, and Mexican flavors.

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at your hotel.

Today: Travel the scenic Turquoise Trail to the village of Madrid, a charming hamlet stitched into the landscape of the Ortiz Mountains. Once a major coal-mining town, the village is now revered for its thriving artistic community. Then, visit the Allan Houser Sculpture Garden to view 80 works by the prolific artist who’s been lauded as one of the most renowned Native American painters and Modernist sculptors of the 20th century.

Evening: Dinner & overnight accommodations will be at your hotel.

Today: Our adventure takes us today to Bandelier National Monument, a natural site where the native Pueblo Indians settled in the sculpted canyons and mesa tops west of Santa Fe. The volcanic landscape holds cliff dwellings and ruins of Pueblo villages dating back to the 1500s. On a guided elective walk, you’ll have the opportunity to discover more of the park’s ancient ruins and thriving wildlife. Afterward, savor an authentic New Mexican lunch before visiting El Santuario de Chimayo. Known for the miraculous healing powers of its Tierra Bendita (or Holy Dirt), the chapel is regarded as the most important Catholic pilgrimage site in the United States. Later, you’ll visit a Chimayo weaver and learn the fascinating process behind this intricate traditional art. The remainder of the day is yours to explore this intriguing Spanish village further.

Evening: Dinner & overnight accommodations will be at your hotel.

Today: it is your choice today! Use your interest in confectionery creations or in the history of espionage to help you decide. If you have a sweet tooth, visit some of Santa Fe’s chocolate shops for delicious tastings of chocolate treats infused with local ingredients like chilies, pinon nuts and lavender -OR- channel your inner James Bond and opt for a tour featuring Santa Fe’s major spy hangouts; discover drop-off points where KGB spies exchanged top-secret information during the Manhattan Project. This afternoon, enjoy free time to further uncover Santa Fe on your own. Perhaps you’ll visit some of the colorful art galleries sprinkled throughout the downtown area. Tonight, experience the lively scene on Canyon Road as we walk to our farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Evening: Dinner & overnight accommodations will be at your hotel.

Today: Our tour ends today as we depart for home.


Round-trip airfare

All airport taxes and fuel surcharges

First-class hotels (prices based on double occupancy)

Land transportation

Breakfast and dinner

Sightseeing/admissions fees

Daily Masses

Professional local guides

Printed promotional brochures and marketing materials

Medical Protection Plan


Trip cancellation insurance (strongly recommended)

Passport & visa costs
(note: your passport must be current up to 6 months after your return date)

Tips for the tour manager, guides, and driver

Personal items/expenses (hotel extras, laundry, phone calls, etc.)



Although travel insurance is optional, it is highly recommended. Be prepared for unforeseen events that can leave you to cancel your trip, or worse, with out-of-pocket expenses! We have partnered with Trawick Insurance to offer you coverage for the unexpected. Buy it now upon registration to get “cancel for any reason.” There are 2 options for travel insurance:

  1. Buy directly online through our website after submitting the application
  2. Buy insurance from your own insurance company.



Booking your spiritual journey with Nativity Pilgrimage relieves you of all the hassles. There is no need to worry about the logistics such as flights, hotels, guides and timing. Invite your parish, family & friends and let Nativity do the rest! When you choose Nativity Pilgrimage you won’t have to worry about the details; hotels, flights, Mass venues, language and cultural barriers or marketing materials.

Our team is always available to ensure the process is simple and seamless. We provide comprehensive support, process all reservations, handle all accounting, invoicing and payment processing, issue travel documents and answer any questions that come up during the process.

We will walk you through all of your options for each itinerary and our expert team will make sure we create the pilgrimage of a lifetime.