What’s Included

  • All Inclusive Pricing
  • First Class Hotels
  • Breakfast and Dinner Daily
  • Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
  • Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
  • Entrance and Program Fees
  • Guided Tours
  • International Airfare from NY
  • Learning Opportunities
  • Gratuities

Additional Baggage & Optional fees may apply.


Daily Itinerary

Day 1 April 23 - Depart USA

Depart on your international overnight flight.

Day 2 April 24 - Arrive in France - Rouen

Arrive at the Paris airport where your guide will escort you to Rouen. Claude Monet made this cathedral internationally famous with his paintings in the late 19th century. Also here is the Church of Saint Maclou and the Tour Jeanne d’Arc, where Joan of Arc was threatened with torture in 1431. Celebrate Mass at one of the Churches here. Check in to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 3 April 25 - Lisieux

You’ll continue to Lisieux and the Basilica of St. Therese, the second most visited pilgrimage site in France after Lourdes, St. Therese served her simple and spiritual life at the Carmelite Order here, and her writings have gone on to inspire millions. Celebrate Mass here. See her incorrupt body at the Carmel of Lisieux. This afternoon, continue on to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 4 April 26 - Mont St. Michel

This morning you’ll journey to Mont St. Michel, an Island consecrated in 708. It was one of the first places of the cult for the Archangel Michel with the Gargan’s Mount. The abbey presents a big panorama of the medieval architecture from the 11th to the 16th century. Celebrate Mass here on this peninsula / island. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 5 April 27 - Normandy Beaches / Bayeux

This morning, you’ll head for the beaches of Normandy, where on June 6, 1944, Allied forces began the invasion of Europe to liberate it from the grip of Nazi Germany. Visit the D-Day Museum and the cemeteries. Continue on to Bayeux. The Bayeux Tapestry, created for William the Conqueror to commemorate his victory at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 is on display here at a local museum. Notre Dame de Bayeux, built in 1077, was its original home. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 6 April 28 - Chartres and Paris

You will travel this morning to Chartres. The Cathedral of Notre Dame of Chartres contains a tunic that belonged to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Sancta Camisia. This garment was a gift to the church by Charlemagne upon his return from the Holy Land. The Cathedral was begun in 1145 and became a popular pilgrimage site in the 12th Century. Celebrate Mass here, before you continue on to Paris. Enjoy a panoramic driving tour of the city before you check in to your hotel for overnight.

Day 7 April 29 - Paris

This morning, you will head to the Ile de la Citie, home to Notre Dame. This 850 year old Gothic Cathedral remains the center of the French and their faith. From here, you’ll visit Saint Chapelle, the private chapel of kings illuminated with streams of colored light through towering stained glass windows. Then you will journey across the Seine to the Chapel of St. Vincent de Paul. Celebrate Mass at the Chapel of the Miraculous Medal on Rue de Bac. St. Catherine was visited by Mary three times in 1830 that encouraged a revival in devotion to the church. She served the poor of Paris for 46 years, and when her body was exhumed, it was found incorrupt. The Miraculous Medal is based on a design given by Mary to St. Catherine. Then you’ll head north through the city past the Place de la Concorde (once home to the guillotine in the French Revolution) to La Madeleine, containing a relic of Mary Magdalene. This picturesque church serves as a popular wedding venue. Then take a ride up the funicular to Montmartre and Sacre Coeur. This cathedral looks out over Paris from the place where St. Denis was martyred. While here, wander the art shops and stores that line the streets here. Enjoy time later this afternoon on your own to explore and shop.

Day 8 April 30 - Return to USA or extension

Return to USA or remain in Paris for an extension.

Enhance Your Journey

Paris on Own - Post Tour $898

April 30 - May 3, 2020 – Paris On Own

Enjoy three days on your own in Paris to explore and shop. Your hotel, breakfast and return transfer to the airport are included in your price.

 

*Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/ or traveling companion.

St. Bernadette of Lourdes Pre Tour $948

April 20 – Depart USA

Depart on your international overnight flight.

April 21 – Arrive in Lourdes

Arrive this afternoon at an airport near Lourdes where our repre­sentative will escort you to your hotel in Lourdes.

April 22 – Lourdes

Enjoy a walking tour of the Sanctuary grounds and then to the homes of Bernadette and her family. 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. While in Lourdes, you will have opportunity to participate in the afternoon processional and the evening candlelight processional, as well as partake in the healing waters of Lourdes.

April 23 – Lourdes – Train to Paris

This morning you will have a morning departure from Lourdes with a train ride to Paris through the Loire Valley. You will then be transferred to your hotel for overnight.

April 24 – Join Day Two of the Basic Tour

Meet up with the basic tour group arriving from the States and continue on to Rouen.

 

*Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/ or traveling companion.

Departure Dates

  1. April 23, 2020
    From $3548
Tour: XF20 Code: C