Marian Shrines Of Europe

Day 1 - Arrive In Lisbon, Portugal. Welcome to Lisbon! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
Day 2 - Lisbon - Santarem - Fatima. Your orientation of the capital of Portugal includes the Baixa quarter's main squares, a drive along the grand Avenida da Liberdade up to Pombal Square, and a stop to take pictures of Belem Tower and the Monument of the Discoverers. Depart for Fatima, and while en-route visit the CHURCH OF THE HOLY MIRACLE in Santarem, site of a famous Eucharistic Miracle. In Fatima, one of the most famous Marian shrines in the world, visit OUR LADY OF FÁTIMA SHRINE with the tombs of the three visionaries: Lucia, Jacinta, and Fernando; and the CHAPEL OF THE APPARITIONS, where the Virgin Mary appeared to them in 1917. She gave them a message from God promising that the world would be at peace if all men and women obeyed her requests. She also entrusted to them three secrets that Lucia described in her memoires in 1941. This evening, join the Rosary and candlelight procession at the Shrine and attend [M] Mass, held every day. (B,D)
Day 3 - Fatima. Excursion To Valinhos. Today, visit the PARISH CHURCH where the visionaries were baptized and then visit their homes in nearby Valinhos. Tonight, you can join the Rosary and candlelight procession sharing some moments of prayer with other faithful pilgrims from all over the world. (B)
Day 4 - Fatima - Ávila, Spain. The majestic scenery of the Serra da Estrela mountain range forms the backdrop of your drive into Spain. Arrive in Ávila, where St. Teresa founded the Order of the Discalced Carmelites, going back to the basics of a contemplative order: a simple life of poverty devoted to prayer. Enjoy a guided walk through this walled town and visit the CATHEDRAL, the CONVENT OF ST. TERESA, and the MONASTERY OF THE INCARNATION. (B,D)
Day 5 - Ávila - Burgos. Travel to Burgos, the historic capital of Old Castile. Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a visit to the magnificent CATHEDRAL, dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Its overwhelming beauty will inspire some time for appreciation and meditation. (B,D)
Day 6 - Burgos - Loyola - Lourdes, France. Before crossing the French border, visit the BASILICA at the Sanctuary of St. Ignatius de Loyola, founder of the Order of Jesus (Jesuits). Arrive in Lourdes, a powerful place of pilgrimage dedicated to the Holy Virgin, where you will stay for the next three nights with the possibility of joining the candlelight procession, held every evening. (B,D)
Day 7 - Lourdes. This morning attend [M] Mass. Your guided walking tour includes visits to the GROTTO, where the Virgin Mary appeared to St. Bernadette, the OUR LADY OF LOURDES SHRINE, the BIRTHPLACE OF ST. BERNADETTE, and her FAMILY HOME during the time of the apparitions. In the evening of February 11, 1858, a young Roman Catholic girl, Bernadette Soubirous, went to fetch some firewood with her sister and another companion when a Lady who was indescribably beautiful appeared to her at the Massabielle grotto. Although the Lady did not tell Bernadette her name when asked at first, she told her to return to the grotto. On subsequent visits, the Lady revealed herself to be the "Immaculate Conception." (B)
Day 8 - Lourdes. A day at leisure. You have time to experience the powerful healing baths, the "Blessing of the Sick," and attend one of the daily Masses. The whole town is permeated by a spiritual atmosphere that leads to prayer. You may also wish to marvel at the natural beauty of the Pyrenees on the optional excursion available. (B,D)
Day 9 - Lourdes - Barcelona, Spain. Leave Lourdes today, re-enter Spain, and head for Barcelona"the capital of Spain's Catalonia region"known for its art and architecture throughout the cosmopolitan city. (B)
Day 10 - Barcelona. Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Columbus Monument, Plaza de Catalunia, and Paseo de Gracia. Highlight is a visit to the SAGRADA FAMILIA BASILICA, Gaudi's masterpiece. Also, enjoy a panoramic view of the city and harbor from Montjuic Hill. This evening, a farewell dinner awaits you at the hotel. (B,D)
Day 11 - Barcelona. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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  Tour Name   Marian Shrines Of Europe
  Tour Code  
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  Tour Duration    11 Days
  Start City:   Lisbon
  End City:   Madrid
  Price From   USD $2,209.00   See in Cart
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Features

  • City Highlights
  • LISBON
    Welcome dinner; orientation

    SANTARÉM

    Visit the Church of the Holy Miracle
    FÁTIMA
    Orientation, visits to the Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, the Chapel of the Apparitions, the Parish Church, Valinhos, and attend [M] Mass
    AVILA
    Guided walking tour, visit the cathedral, the Convent of St. Teresa, and the Monastery of the Incarnation
    BURGOS
    Guided sightseeing, visit the cathedral

    LOYOLA

    Visit the Basilica at the Sanctuary of St. Ignatius

    LOURDES

    Attend [M] Mass; guided walking tour, visit the grotto, the Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine, and St. Bernadette's birthplace and family home; attend the candlelight procession
    BARCELONA
    Guided sightseeing, visit the Sagrada Familia Basilica; farewell dinner
  • Launch Date
  • 06/20/17 8:00pm
  • Meals
  • Full buffet breakfast daily; 7 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Lisbon and a farewell dinner in Barcelona
  • Notes
    • April 9 departure St. Bernadette Feast Day in Lourdes (April 16)
    • May 11 departure Feast Day of Our Lady of Fatima (May 13)
    • October 11 departure Feast Day of Our Lady of Fatima (October 13)
    • This tour involves a lot of walking.
  • Title
  • Marian Shrines of Europe - Faith-Based Travel
  • Transportation
  • Motorcoach. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
  • Travelers Notes
  • Headsets throughout the tour.
 
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