What's Included

  • All Inclusive Pricing
  • First Class Hotels
  • Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
  • Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
  • International Airfare
  • Entrance and Program Fees
  • Guided Tours
  • Overseas Airport Transfers
  • Domestic Airfare
  • Select Meals on Itinerary

Additional Baggage and Optional fees may apply.


Daily Itinerary

Day 1 Day 1, May 4, THU – Depart USA

Depart on your international overnight flight.

Day 2 Day 2, May 5 FRI – Arrive in France – Rouen

Arrive at a 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. Check into your hotel for dinner and overnight. Overnight in Lisieux Mass Location: TBA Meals: Dinner

Day 3 Day 3, May 6 SAT– 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. See her incorrupt body at the Carmel of Lisieux. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight. Overnight in Lisieux Mass Location: Basilica of St. Therese Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 4 Day 4, May 7 SUN – Pontmain & Mont St. Michel

This morning you’ll journey to the commune of Pontmain to visit Our Lady of Hope of Pontmain and learn about Mary’s visitation to the villagers here during the height of the Franco-Prussian war. After the appearance, the next day the Prussian army changed course and the city was spared from battles. Mont St. Michel, an Island consecrated in 708. It was one of the first places of cult for the Archangel Michel with the Gargan’s Mount. The abbey presents a big panorama of the medieval architecture from the XI to the XVIth century. Check in to your hotel for dinner and overnight. Overnight in Mont St. Michel Mass Location: Mont St. Michel Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 5 Day 5, May 8 MON – St Mere Eglise / Pont du Hoc / Caen

Today walk the town of St. Mere Eglise. Here the Allies parachuted in and began the D-Day invasion. Continue to Pont du Hoc, site of intense fighting as the Allies came ashore. This afternoon, travel to Caen, the site of heavy fighting as the allied forces moved inland off the beaches. The history of the city is reflected in the Chateau de Caen, a castle built by William the Conqueror prior to the Battle of Hastings. Today it houses a museum that reflects its history, including the bullet holes where French Resistance members were shot against its walls. See the Memorial for Peace here. Check into your hotel for dinner and overnight. Overnight in Caen Mass Location: TBA Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 6 Day 6, May 9 TUE - 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. You will also visit the American cemetery of Omaha Beach where we will say a prayer of thanksgiving for their courage. Enjoy time for lunch in the quaint village Colleville-sur-Mer. 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. Overnight in Caen Mass Location: TBA Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 7 Day 7, May 10 WED - Chartres and Giverny

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 to the village of Giverny, where Claude Monet painted and lived at the turn of the 20th Century. See his house and gardens, filled with inspirations for his work Wander the impressive gardens. Finish the day in Paris for overnight. Overnight in Paris Mass Location: Cathedral of Notre Dame of Chartres Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 Day 8, May 11 THU – 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. Overnight in Paris Mass Location: Chapel of the Miraculous Medal on Rue de Bac Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 Day 9, May 12 FRI – Free Day in Paris

Today is yours to explore on your own or enjoy one of the optional tours. This evening you will enjoy a dinner cruise on the Siene and marvel at Paris lit up in lights as you sail. Overnight in Paris Option 1: Tour of the Paris Opera House Option 2: Tour of Versaille Mass Location: Not planning Mass on the free day Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 10 Day 10, May 13 SAT – Return to USA

Return to USA

Departure Dates

  1. Thursday, May 4, 2023
    From $3898
Tour: XF23 Code: P