MARIAN PILGRIMAGE TOUR

Portugal, Spain, France

validity

valid until October 2018

duration

11 days

TOUR PHOTOS

from USD2,209 / person

EXPECTED HOTELS


Portugal: Mundial Hotel, Santa Maria; Spain: Palacio de los Velada, Silken Gran Teatro, Tryp Apolo; France: Grand Hotel Gallia & Londres

Departure Dates


March 26 – April 6
April 9-19
May 11-21
June 11-21
June 25 – July 5
July 16-26
Sept 10-20
Sept 24 – Oct 4

INCLUSIONS

  • Meet & assist at airports and borders
  • Hotel Accommodation (Portugal: Mundial Hotel, Santa Maria; Spain: Palacio de los Velada, Silken Gran Teatro, Tryp Apolo; France: Grand Hotel Gallia & Londres
  • Full buffet breakfast (B) daily, 7 three-course dinners (D) with wine, welcome dinner in Lisbon and a farewell dinner in Barcelona.
  • Air-conditioned bus with wifi
  • Professional licensed English speaking guide in each country
  • All sightseeing & applicable entrance fees as specified in the itinerary

EXCLUSIONS

  • Round trip airfare
  • Airline Taxes
  • Schengen visa fee and processing
  • Drinks during Meals
  • Any Personal Expenses made during the trip

ITINERARY

DAY 1 - ARRIVE IN LISBON, PORTUGAL

Welcome to Lisbon! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)

DAY 2 - LISBON-SANTAREM-FATIMA

Your orientation of the capital of Portugal includes the Baixa quarter’s main squares, a drive along the grand Avenida da Liberdade up to Pombal Square, and a stop to take pictures of Belem Tower and the Monument of the Discoverers. Depart for Fatima, and while en-route visit the CHURCH OF THE HOLY MIRACLE in Santarem, site of a famous Eucharistic Miracle. In Fatima, one of the most famous Marian shrines in the world, visit OUR LADY OF FATIMA SHRINE with the tombs of the three visionaries: Lucia, Jacinta, and Fernando; and the CHAPEL OF THE APPARITIONS, where the Virgin Mary appeared to them in 1917. She gave them a message from God promising that the world would be at peace if all men and women obeyed her requests. She also entrusted to them three secrets that Lucia described in her memoires in 1941. This evening, join the Rosary and candlelight procession at the Shrine and attend Mass, held every day. (B,D)

DAY 3 - FATIMA. EXCURSION TO VALINHOS

Today, visit the PARISH CHURCH where the visionaries were baptized and then, visit their homes in nearby Valinhos. Tonight, you can join the Rosary and candlelight procession sharing some moments of prayer with other faithful pilgrims from all over the world. (B)

DAY 4 - FATIMA-AVILA, SPAIN

The majestic scenery of the Serra da Estrela mountain range forms the backdrop of your drive into Spain. Arrive in Avila, where St. Teresa founded the Order of the Discalced Carmelites, going back to the basics of a contemplative order: a simple life of poverty devoted to prayer. Enjoy a guided walk through this walled town and visit the CATHEDRAL, the CONVENT OF ST. TERESA, and the MONASTERY OF THE INCARNATION. (B,D)

DAY 5 - AVILA-BURGOS

Travel to Burgos, the historic capital of Old Castile. Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a visit to the magnificent CATHEDRAL, dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Its overwhelming beauty will inspire some time for appreciation and meditation. (B,D)

DAY 6 - BURGOS-LOYOLA-LOURDES, FRANCE

Before crossing the French border, visit the BASILICA at the Sanctuary of St. Ignatius de Loyola, founder of the Order of Jesus (Jesuits). Arrive in Lourdes, a powerful place of pilgrimage dedicated to the Holy Virgin, where you will stay for the next three nights with the possibility of joining the candlelight procession, held every evening. (B,D)

DAY 7 - LOURDES

This morning attend Mass. Your guided walking tour includes visits to the GROTTO, where the Virgin Mary appeared to St. Bernadette, the OUR LADY OF LOURDES SHRINE, the BIRTHPLACE OF ST. BERNADETTE, and her FAMILY HOME during the time of the apparitions. In the evening of February 11, 1858, a young Roman Catholic girl, Bernadette Soubirous, went to fetch some firewood with her sister and another companion when a Lady who was indescribably beautiful appeared to her at the Massabielle grotto. Although the Lady did not tell Bernadette her name when asked at first, she told her to return to the grotto. On subsequent visits, the Lady revealed herself to be the “Immaculate Conception.” (B)

DAY 8 - LOURDES

A day at leisure. You have time to experience the powerful healing baths, the “Blessing of the Sick,” and attend one of the daily Masses. The whole town is
permeated by a spiritual atmosphere that leads to prayer. You may also wish to marvel at the natural beauty of the Pyrenees on the optional excursion available.
(B,D)

DAY 9 - LOURDES-BARCELONA, SPAIN

Leave Lourdes today, re-enter Spain, and head for Barcelona-the capital of Spain’s Catalonia region, known for its art and architecture throughout the cosmopolitan city. (B)

DAY 10 - BARCELONA

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Columbus Monument, Plaza de Catalunia, and Paseo de Gracia. Highlight is a visit to the SAGRADA FAMILIA BASILICA, Gaudi’s masterpiece. Also, enjoy a panoramic view of the city and harbor from Montjuic Hill. This evening, a farewell dinner awaits you at the hotel. (B,D)

DAY 11 - BARCELONA

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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