12 DAYS - PORTUGAL, SPAIN,FRANCE
A SPECIAL PILGRIMAGE FOR THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE APPARITIONS
DAY 1: DEPARTURE DAY
Overnight flight to Lisbon.
DAY 2: LISBON (B,D)
Upon arrival in Lisbon, pick-up from the airport, city tour incl. St. Anthony`s birthplace and transfer to Marriott Hotel. A traditional fado night (with dinner and wine) is planned.
DAY 3: LISBON VIA SANTAREM TO FATIMA. (B,L,D)
We drive via Santarém, where we view the relic of the bleeding host in the church of the holy Miracle, to Fatima. Tonight we join pilgrims from all over the world in a candlelight procession.
DAY 4: FATIMA (B, L, D)
Special Mass at the little Chapel of the Apparitions. Our visits include the Basilica, the site of Francisco’s and Jacinta’s graves, the hamlet of the Aljustrel, where the children lived, and Valinhos, site of our Lady’s appearance after the children’s return from prison. Tonight we join the special candlelight procession.
DAY 5: FATIMA – AVILA. (B,D)
We motor through the serene Portuguese countryside and cross into Spain on our way to Alba de Tormes where St. Teresa, a Doctor of the church, died. Her body and relics are preserved in the Carmelite convent here. Then we continue to the impressive walled city of Avila, birthplace of St. Teresa. Our visits include the cathedral, the monument marking her birthplace, and her convent. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 6: AVILA – ZARAGOZA (B,D)
We motor to Zaragoza where we pay homage to Our Lady of the Pilar, commemorating her apparition to St. James, the Apostle. We view the revered statue, adorned with precious jewels, the gifts of many kings. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 7: ZARAGOZA – LOURDES. HOTEL NOTRE DAME DE SARTE (B,L,D)
We take in the spectacular mountain scenery of the Pyrenees on our way to Lourdes where at the Grotto of Massabielle the Virgin Mary appeared to Bernadette in 1858. Tonight we join pilgrims from the world over in the special evening procession in honor of these events.
DAY 8: LOURDES (B,L,D)
After a special Anniversary Mass a guided walk takes us to the home of St. Bernadette, the Basilica of the Rosary, the Upper Basilica dedicated to the Immaculate Conception, and the Basilica of St. Pius X, the world`s largest underground church. We participate in the special events commemorating the Apparitions.
Day 9 – Lourdes- Paris (B,D)
After breakfast we depart on the TGV, the world`s fastest train, to Paris. Along the way we enjoy the ride through the picturesque Bordeaux wine region and charming chateaux country. Upon arrival transfer to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 10 – Paris (B,D)
This morning we celebrate Mass at the Miraculous Medal Shrine, containing the incorrupt body of St. Catherine Laboure and the remains of St. Vincent de Paul and St. Louise de Marillac, founders of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul. Afterwards our city drive highlights Champs d `Elysees, the l`Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. We conclude with a visit of Notre Dame Cathedral. Dinner and overnight.
Day 11 – Paris (B)
A free day at your disposal to enjoy this wonderful `City of Lights`.
Day 12 – Return Flight (B)
Time has come to say `au-revoir` as we transfer to the airport for our flight back home.
Tour #100 — 12 Days
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