- All Inclusive Pricing
- First Class Hotels
- Breakfast and Dinner Daily
- Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
- Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
- International Airfare
- Entrance and Program Fees
- Guided Tours
- International Airfare from NY
- Overseas Airport Transfers
- Domestic Airfare
- Select Meals on Itinerary
Day 1 October 16 - Depart USA
Depart on your international overnight flight to Lisbon, Portugal.
Day 2 OCTOBER 17 - ARRIVE IN LISBON / SANTAREM / FATIMA
Our representative will greet you at the airport and escort you to your bus for the journey to Santarem. Here, the Church of St. Stephen was the site of a Holy Miracle in the 12th century. The crystal pyx can be seen at the renamed Church of the Holy Miracle. Continue to Fatima, where you will check into our hotel and then celebrate Mass in one of the chapels at the Sanctuary of Fatima complex. There is an opportunity to participate in the candlelight processional while in Fatima.
Day 3 OCTOBER 18 - 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, once a month from May 13 to August 13, 1917, when she appeared at Valinhos. You will see their homes nearby, where Francisco died in 1919. Jacinta died in a hospital in 1920.
Day 4 OCTOBER 19 - SALAMANCA
Today, you will depart for Spain and Salamanca. This afternoon, enjoy a walking tour of this university city. Chartered in 1218 by Alfonso IX of Leon, this school has been home to Cervantes, Cortes and St John of the Cross. The façade of the entrance to the university is an ornate wonder. The Old and New Cathedrals (12th and 16th century) join at the edge of the University. The Plaza Mayor here is one of the most picturesque in all of Europe.
Day 5 OCTOBER 20 - VALLADOLID AND BURGOS
This morning, you will travel to Valladolid and visit the unfinishedcathedral. Walk the path past the Church of Saint Mary the Ancient, whose foundations and tower date back to the 12th century. Continue to Burgos, where we will pass through the Arco de Santa Maria, an ornate gateway through the old city walls built to honor Charles V. Visit the Gothic Cathedral, which began in 1221. This is a pilgrimage church on the Camino de Santiago. Check into your hotel for dinner and overnight. (B, D)
Day 6 OCTOBER 21 - TO LOURDES
This morning, you will journey through the Pyrenees to 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. While in Lourdes, you will have the opportunity to participate in the afternoon processional and the evening candlelight processional. Check into your hotel for dinner and overnight. (B, D)
Day 7 OCTOBER 22 - LOURDES
Today, you will celebrate Mass in one of the chapels here at the sanctuary. Then, enjoy a walking tour of the sanctuary grounds and then to the homes of Bernadette and her family. This afternoon, you will have free time to partake in the healing waters baths or to explore more of the town on your own, from the various apparition sites to the castle fort that affords panoramic views of the sanctuary and the Pyrenees. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight. (B, D)
Day 8 OCTOBER 23 - TO MONTSERRAT
Today, you will journey from Lourdes to the mountain top Monastery of Montserrat. The statue of the Black Virgin was uncovered in Santa Cova in 880 AD. Celebrate mass here in one of the chapels. Stay overnight in accommodations at the monastery. (B, D)
Day 9 OCTOBER 24 - MONTSERRAT AND BARCELONA
This morning, you will enjoy free time to explore the grounds of the monastery or take the funicular to the top of the mountain. Then, descend the Mountain and journey into Barcelona. This afternoon, you will visit the Barri Gotic (gothic quarter) in the center of the city. Many of the buildings here are listed as World Heritage sites, including the Sagrada Familia Church, under continuous construction since 1882. Designed by renowned architect Gaudi, it is now slated for completion in 2026! While strolling La Rambla, see the font de Canaletes. Check into your hotel overnight. Dinner is on your own. (B)
Day 10 October 25 - Return to USA
RETURN TO THE USA
Monday, October 16, 2023From $3798