12 Days - Rome, Assisi, Medjugorje, Lourdes, Fatima, and lisbon pilgrimage
DAY 01 – USA / ROME Today, we meet at the ticket counter three hours prior to our scheduled departure. Dinner, breakfast, and entertainment are served in-flight.
DAY 02 – ROME Arrival at Rome airport. Transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
DAY 03 - ROME Breakfast. Today enjoy a full-day sightseeing (with local guide) of the "Eternal City": in the morning we'll visit St. Peter's Basilica with the Vatican Museums (included Sistine Chapel). In the afternoon we'll visit the major Basilicas in Rome: the Basilica of St. Mary Major and St. John Lateran plus the Holy Stairs. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
DAY 04 - ROME / ASSISI / ANCONA / SPLIT (108+82 mi + ferry) Breakfast. Transfer to Assisi. We'll visit (with local guide) of this beautiful medieval city, including the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli (where "Portiuncola" is located), and the Basilicas of St. Clare and St. Francis (with the Tomb of the Saint). On to Ancona where we will take the ferry boat to Croatia. Dinner and overnight on board.
DAY 05 - SPLIT / MEDJUGORJE (85 mi) Breakfast. Disembark in Split pier. Transfer by motorcoach to Medjugorje. Arrival. Accomodation. In the evening we can partecipate to the Candlelight Procession. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
DAY 06 - MEDJUGORJE Breakfast. Full day (with local guide of the Shrine) dedicated to religious activities. We will climb Podbrdo or Apparition Hill, where on June 24th, 1981 Our Lady with a baby in her arms appeared to 6 young parishioners and keeps appearing and delivering us her messages. It will be possible to ascend the Mount Krizevac (Cross Mountain) and meet the Visioners (if available). Dinner and overnight in hotel.
DAY 07 - MEDJUGORJE / SPLIT / TOULOUSE / LOURDES (85 mi + Flight + 109 mi) Breakfast. In the morning we will say "See you soon Medjugorje" and transfer to Split airport for boarding our flight to Toulouse (excluded from the price). Arrival in Toulouse and transfer to the hotel in Lourdes. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
DAY 08 - LOURDES Breakfast. Day dedicated to the visit (with local guide) of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes: the Basilica, the Crypt, the Apparation Grotto, the healing baths, the Esplanade, the family home of Bernadette Soubirous "the Boly Mill", where at the ground floor it is possible to see the room where Bernadette was born. In the evening, we can take part in the Candlelight Procession. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
DAY 09 - LOURDES / SALAMANCA (400 mi) Breakfast and departure towards Spain. Possibility to stop in Burgos for a walking. Arrival in Salamanca, dinner and overnight.
DAY 10 - SALAMANCA / FATIMA (253 mi) Breakfast. In the morning transfer to Fatima where in 1917, Our Lady appeared 6 times to three children (Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco). Arrival and accommodation in hotel. Time at leisure for religious activities within the Sanctuary. In the evening, we can partecipate in the Candlelight Procession.
DAY 11 - FATIMA / LISBON (78 mi) Breakfast. Depart for Lisbon for a city tour (with local guide) including Barrio de Alfama, Belem Tower and Jeronimos Monastery among others. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
DAY 12 - LISBON / USA Breakfast. According to flight departure time, we transfer to the airport for our return flight home. The end of a most memorable pilgrimage.