- All Inclusive Pricing
- First Class Hotels
- Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
- Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
- Entrance and Program Fees
- Guided Tours
- International Airfare from NY
Day 1 March 5 - Depart USA
Depart on your international overnight flight
Day 2 March 7 - Tour of the Shrine of Fatima / Tour of original homes of children and the parish church / Video presentation of the history of Fatima
Today you will celebrate Mass and then visit the Basilica where the three children (Lucia lived to adulthood) are interred. You will then journey to the countryside, where Mary appeared to Francisco and Jacinta Marto, and their cousin Lucia dos Santos from May 13, 1917 every month until on the 13th until August 19th, when she appeared at Valinhos. You will see their homes nearby, where Francisco died (Jacinta died in a Lisbon hospital) in 1919 and 1920. Return to Fatima for time to pray and contemplate the meaning of the Holy Site.
Day 3 March 8 - Lisbon - Basilica of St. Anthony / Tower of Belem / Jeronimos Monastery / Monument of the Discoveries
Travel to Lisbon for the Day. You’ll visit the Basilica of St. Anthony, built over the saint’s birthplace in 1195. Continue to the Tower of Belem (or Tower of St. Vincent). Built in the 16th century as protection for the harbor, it stands sentinel today as a UNESCO Heritage site. Visit the Jeronimos Monastery nearby. Stop at the Monument of Discoveries, dedicated to the Portuguese explorers who opened up the world to Europe. Return to Fatima for dinner and overnight.
Day 4 March 9 - Batalha / Alcobaca / Nazare
Travel to Batalha Monastery, dedicated to the Virgin Mary after a Portuguese victory over the Castilians in 1385. The Architecture is similar to Canterbury and York Minster in England. Continue to Alcobaca. The Church here was the largest in Portugal when built in the 12th Century, fulfilling a vow for victory over the Moors. Visit the town of Nazare on the Silver Coast, including the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Nazare.
Day 5 March 10 - Tomar Tour - Castle / Convento de Cristo / Coimbra - Body of St. Isabell and cloister where Lucia lived
Today travel to Tomar. You’ll visit the Castle and Convent of the Order of Christ. Continue to the university city of Coimbra. Here you’ll visit the Convent of Santa Clara-a-Nova, where in the main chapel St. Isabell is buried.
Day 6 March 11 - Transfer to airport for return flight.
Transfer to airport for return flight.