- All Inclusive Pricing
- First Class Hotels
- Breakfast and Dinner Daily
- Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
- Entrance and Program Fees
- Guided Tours
- Passion Play Ticket
Day 1 Depart the US and arrive in Madrid, Spain
Depart the US and arrive in Madrid where you will be met by our local representatives. Transfer to Burgos. Have lunch on your own before taking a guided visit of the city including the Cathedral of St. Mary. This UNESCO World Heritage site is a a splendid example of gothic art. Enjoy a Eucharistic Celebration at St. Mary’s, the third largest cathedral in Spain, before heading to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 2 Caleruega
After breakfast, transfer to Caleruega, a most important and holy place where St. Dominic was born. Visit the Monastery Santa Domingos de Silos, dating back to the 7th century, and renovated by Santo Domingo in the 10th Century. Visit the Monastery’s two-story cloister, considered a masterpiece of Romanesque art. After lunch on your own, discover the Parish Church and have a Eucharistic Celebration. Head back to Burgos for dinner and overnight.
Day 3 Burgo de Osma & Palencia
El Burgo de Osma is an ancient and monumental episcopal city located at the end of the river Ucero and offers one of the best preserved medieval precincts in the province of Soria. The Cathedral of Burgo de Osma is one of the best preserved medieval buildings in Spain. The cathedral is dedicated to the Assumption of Mary and is the seat of the Bishop of Osma. Enjoy a Eucharistic Celebration at the Cathedral. After lunch transfer to Palencia and visit the Cathdral and Dominican Convent. Travel back to Burgos for dinner and overnight.
Day 4 Lourdes & Toulouse
After breakfast, journey through the Pyrenees mountains to Lourdes. After a lunch on your own, visit the sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes. Here Mary appeared to Bernadette Soubirous 18 times in 1858. It has become a place of pilgrimage for millions of the faithful each year, and the spring water from the grotto is believed to have healing properties. Walk in the foosteps of Bernadette and visit the Boly Mill and the Cachot where she lived. Visit the Museum of the Miraculously Healed and the examining office in the confines of the sanctuary. Enjoy a Eucharistic Celebration before departing for Toulouse for dinner and overnight.
Day 5 Toulouse & Albi
After breakfast, discover the “Pink City” of Toulouse. Stroll through the city center, discover the capitol square and the Cathedral of Saint Etienne (Toulouse Cathedral). Continue to the Basilica of Saint-Sernin, the largest remaining Romanesque building in Europe, if not the world. Visit Jacobins Convent where many relics of Thomas Aquinas are housed. Enjoy a meeting at the Dominicans Convent and a Eucharistic Celebration. After lunch, continue north to Albi, France. Enjoy a walking tour and visit Saint Cecile Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit the Toulouse- Lautrec Museum, located in the Palais de la Berbie, formerly the Bishop’s Palace, an imposing fortress completed at the end of the 13th century.
Day 6 Montreal, Avignonet-Lauragais, & Carcassonne
After breakfast, transfer to Montreal, one of the main cathar centers of St. Dominic’s time. It was here the “cathar councils” were celebrated and where the public debates between Catholics and Cathars took place. St. Dominic and Diego of Osma participated in one of these debates and it is where the “miracle of the fire” is situated. Discover the Saint Vincent College, operated by Benedictine monks. Enjoy a Eucharistic Celebration before having time for lunch on your own. Continue to the village of Avignonet-Lauragais where, in 1242, brother Guillaume Arnaud and 10 other Dominican Inquisitors were murdered in their sleep during a tribunal. Check into your Carcassonne hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 7 Fanjeaux, Prouilhe & Toulouse
After breakfast, discover the fortified city of Carcassonne. Enjoy a nice walk through the paved streets from the Chateau to the ramparts, passing by the Basilica of Saints Nazarius and Celsus. Transfer to Fanjeaux to have lunch on your own before meeting with the Dominicans of the Monastery of Prouilhe and enjoy a Eucharistic Celebration. Check into your Toulouse hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 8 Munich
After breakfast, transfer to airport for your short flight to Munich. Meet our airport representative and transfer to Oberammergau for dinner and overnight.
Day 9 Passion Play
After the Black Plague that was rampant in Europe left their small village, the grateful people of Oberammergau promised God that they would show their gratitude by putting on a Passion Play. Over 380 years later you will get to enjoy this one-of-a-kind, six hour musical and dramatic performance. You will have reserved seats, a guided tour of the town, and motorcoach transfers to and from the play’s theater.
Day 10 Return Home
This morning, transfer to the airport for your return flight home.
June 20, 2020From $3648*