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Fatima & Lourdes

 

Proposed Itinerary

Day 1 - USA - Lisbon
Board your overnight transatlantic flights to Lisbon. Dinner and breakfast are served on board.

Day 2 - Lisbon
Arrive in Lisbon and enjoy an orientation drive through Lisbon, highlighted with Mass and a visit to the birthsite of Saint Anthony. Dinner and Overnight in Lisbon.

Day 3 - Santarem - Fatima
Drive to the town of Santarem, one of the oldest cities in the world, where you will have Mass and visit the Church of St Stephen, which contains the oldest recorded Eucharistic Miracle. Stolen by a woman in payment to a sorcerer, the Host began to emit a brilliant beam of light and then to bleed. Reverently returned to the church of St Stephen, this miracle has been on continuous display since 1269. In the afternoon, you drive to nearby Fatima, the place where the Blessed Mother appeared in 1917 to three simple shepherd children and exhorted mankind to pray for world peace. Tonight you may participate in a candlelight procession. Dinner and overnight in Fatima.

Day 4 - Fatima
Six times, from the May 13 to October 13, 1917, the Virgin Mary appeared to three novices belonging to the diocese of Leiria. See the basilica was constructed in 1928 and contains Francesco and Jacinta’s graves, and celebrate Mass at the Little Chapel of the Apparitions. Visit the Hamlet of Aljustrel, where the children lived, and Valinhos, the site of Our Lady’s appearance after the children’s return from prison. Follow the Stations of the Cross along the Via Sacra (The Sacred Way) culminating in the Chapel of Calvary, which overlooks all of Fatima. Dinner and overnight in Fatima.

Day 5 - Fatima - Coimbra - Alba de Tormes - Avila
Depart to Avila making 2 stops enroute; the first in Coimbra, to visit the Carmelite Convent the last earthly home of Sr. Lucia, the third visionary. Continue to the Convent of the Poor Clare’s to see the Silver coffin that holds the incorrupt body of St. Elizabeth of Portugal. On the way to Avila we make another stop in Alba de Tormes, where St. Theresa of Avila is buried. Arrive Avila in time for dinner and overnight.

Day 6 - Avila - Burgos
St. Theresa, the great mystic was the first woman to be named a Doctor of the Church. In Avila, visit the Cathedral, which contains many of St. Theresa’s relics and the crypt of the Convento of La Santa, which is built on the site of the house where she was born and is home to the most comprehensive museum dedicated to her life. Also visit La Encarnacion Convent, the first convent she founded. In the afternoon, travel to Burgos, the historic capital of Old Castile. Dinner and overnight in Burgos.

Day 7 - Burgos - Loyola - Lourdes
This morning you will have Mass at the Santa Maria Cathedral. Leave Burgos, heading to Lourdes. En route stop in Loyola, the birthplace of St Ignatius, founder of the Jesuits. See the 17th Century Basilica dedicated to St Ignatius and visit his family home which contains the place referred to as the Room of the Conversion. Later, travel through the Pyrenees Mountains into Lourdes, the birthplace of St Bernadette, and where Our Lady appeared in 1858 near the Grotto of Massabielle. After dinner, enjoy a candlelight procession. Overnight in Lourdes.

Day 8 & 9 - Lourdes
See a video presentation telling the story of Lourdes and enjoy a guided tour of Lourdes which will include the sanctuary; the Grotto, where Our Lady appeared under the title of the Immaculate Conception; the Basilica of the Rosary, the Basilica of St Pius X, the world’s largest underground church; Boly Mill where St Bernadette was born and the "Cachot," an abandoned prison where Bernadette’s impoverished family lived; and the baths where hundreds of miraculous cures have taken place.Dinner and overnight in Lourdes.

Day 10 - Lourdes - USA
Early departure for USA.

 
Tour Features

  • Round trip airfare from New York (Includes ALL Airport Taxes & Fuel Surcharges)

  • Accommodations in Superior Tourist and/or First Class Hotel, twin-bedded rooms with private facilities

  • Breakfast and dinner daily

  • Transfers between airport and lodging with porterage at hotels

  • Assistance of Multi-lingual Tour Escort

  • Sightseeing as specified in itinerary

  • Welcome Packet / Document Portfolio

  • Daily Mass and all spiritual activities coordinated

Pricing

2017 Pilgrimage Dates
FL17 0626 July 26 - August 4, 2017 $4,199
FL17 0820 August 20 - 29, 2017 $3,999
FL17 0830 August 30 - September 8, 2017 $4099
FL17 0909 September 9 - 18, 2017 $4099
FL17 0924 September 24 - October 3, 2017 $4099
FL17 1025 October 25- November 3, 2017 $3,799
FL17 1105 November 5 - 14, 2017 $3,799
FL17 1119 November 19 - 28, 2017 $3,799
2018 Pilgrimage Dates
FL18 0202 February 2 - 11, 2018 $3,499
FL18 0228 February 28 - March 9, 2018 $3,599
FL18 0408 April 8 - 17, 2018 $3,799
FL18 0506 May 6 - 15, 2018 $3,799
FL18 0527 May 27 - June 5, 2018 $4,099
FL18 0606 June 6 - 15, 2017 $4,099
FL18 0708 July 8 - 17, 2018 $4,199
FL18 0725 July 25 - August 3, 2018 $4,199
FL18 0908 September 8 -17, 2018 $3,999
FL18 0923 September 23 - October 2, 2018 $3,999
FL18 1021 October 21 - 30, 2018 $3,799
FL18 1104 November 4 - 13, 2018 $3,799
FL17 118 November 18 - 27, 2018 $3,799
Single Supplement: $650.00
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Optional Post Tour: Paris, Nevers, & Lisieux

  Additional $1,299 per person in double occupancy

 

Day 10 - Lourdes - Paris
After an early breakfast transfer to Lourdes or Pau Airport for a short flight to Paris. Upon arrival, you will meet your new tour guide and travel to Rue du Bac where you will have Mass at the Shrine of the Miraculous Medal. View the incorrupt body of St. Catherine Labouret and the heart of St. Vincent de Paul. Enjoy a sightseeing tour which includes the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, L'Arc de Triomphe, the and Champs Elysees. Enjoy other sights on this mostly panoramic tour. Dinner and overnight in Paris.

Day 11 - Excursion to Lisieux, St. Terese the Little Flower
After breakfast, depart for Lisieux, home of St. Therese. "the Little Flower." While in Lisiuex you will have Mass and visit the Basilica of Saint Therese, one of the biggest and most magnificent religious structures built in the 20th-century; Les Buissonets, St. Therese's family home where many of her relics, clothing, and personal objects are on display; and "Carmel", the convent where St. Therese lived until she died. Return to Paris for dinner and overnight.

Day 12 - Excursion to Nevers
After breakfast, depart for Nevers by way of the picturesque Loire Valley. After taking the veil in 1867, St. Bernadette lived for 12 years as a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of Nevers. At least three times during her short lifetime, she received the last Sacraments. In addition to asthma, she was gradually struck by other illnesses, among them was tuberculosis of the lung and a tubercular tumor in her right knee. St. Bernadette eventually died at the age of 35. See St. Bernadette's incorrupt body at the convent of St. Gildard, miraculously preserved since her death in 1879. Return to Paris for dinner and overnight.

Day 13 - Paris - USA
After breakfast, transfer to Paris Airport for return flights to USA.

 

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