Celebrating our 32nd Year Providing Superior Catholic Pilgrimages
Providing Superior Catholic Pilgrimages to Rome, Italy, Fatima, Lourdes, Medjugorje, Pope John Paul II, Steps of Paul, the Holy Land, World Youth Day, the Passion Play & more!
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Day 1: NORTH AMERICA - LISBON. Depart USA for our overnight flight to Lisbon, Portugal. We are served dinner and breakfast aloft.
Day 2: LISBON - FATIMA. We arrive at the Lisbon Airport where we are met and given an orientation tour of Lisbon including Pombal square, the Liberty Avenue, Rossio Square, Belem Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries on the bank of the Tagus. We also stop at Lisbon's Romanesque Cathedral, the Sé. En route to Fatima, we visit Santarem, the Church of Marvila and the site of the Eucharistic Miracle. Time for mass is available. We continue to Fatima and our hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: FATIMA. Today, our morning is devoted to visiting the Basilica and Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima and the birthplaces of Francisco, Jacinta and Lucia to whom the Virgin appeared for the first time on May 13th, 1917. Dinner and overnight at our hotel. In the evening, we join the Rosary and candlelight procession.
Day 4: FATIMA - SALAMANCA. This morning, following Mass at the Shrine, we depart Fatima and drive into Spain. Later today, we arrive in Salamanca and a visit to the new Cathedral. Dinner and overnight at our hotel.
Day 5: SALAMANCA - VALLEY OF THE FALLEN - MADRID. We begin our day this morning in Salamanca. Here we visit the Cathedral where we celebrate Mass and then head towards Madrid. We have a brief stop at the Valley of the Fallen, a spectacular monument to the dead of the Spanish Civil War, for an optional tour. We continue to Madrid for dinner and overnight.
Day 6: MADRID. This morning, we see all the highlights of the capital of Spain, including the Gran Via Plaza de España, the Viaduct, Plaza Major, the Bull Ring, Independence and Cibeles Squares, the University, and the Paseo de la Castellana. Afternoon is at leisure for activities on our own. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 7: MADRID - ZARAGOZA - PAMPLONA. This morning, we depart Madrid and travel north through the Spanish country. We arrive in Zaragoza, which was founded by the Romans. Its luxuriant vegetation with its many cascades and grottos make it a miniature Switzerland in the middle of arid upper Aragon. This city was also the birthplace of Goya, whose works grace many of the sites we will visit. The #1 Marian shrine of Spain, the Pilar Basilica commemorates apparitions of Our Lady the Pillar to St. James in 40 AD, and here we celebrate Mass. Continue to Pamplona for a tour of the city. Pamplona became the capital of Navarre in the 10th century. Its golden age was during the reign of Charles III (called "the Noble"), who gave it its Cathedral and where he was eventually buried. Dinner and overnight at our hotel here.
Day 8: PAMPLONA - LOURDES. This morning, we depart Pamplona and traverse the Pyrenees northward entering southern France. Late this afternoon, we arrive in Lourdes where we celebrate Mass before proceeding to our hotel for dinner and overnight. Tonight following dinner, we have the option of participating in the Torch light Procession.
Day 9: LOURDES - TOULOUSE. This morning, we begin with a private Mass at the Grotto. The morning is free for personal devotions to Our Lady of Lourdes including, for those who wish, the legendary, healing waters of the miraculous Lourdes spring. This afternoon, our walking tour takes us to Boly Mill (the birthplace of St. Bernadette), the Cachot (the former jail where she lived during the apparitions) and the local parish church. This evening, we have an optional farewell dinner before continuing to Toulouse for overnight.
Day 10: TOULOUSE - NORTH AMERICA. We transfer to the airport for our flight home - the end of an unforgettable journey.
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