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An 11-Day Marian Shrines Pilgrimage To Portugal, Spain & France

Including Marian Shrines Pilgrimage Sites of: Lisbon, Santarem, Fatima, Santiago de Compostela, Avila, Madrid, Zaragoza, Lourdes, Montserrat & Barcelona

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Day 1 - Monday
USA / LISBON
Tour members meet depart for our flight to Lisbon, Portugal, arriving on our Marian Shrines pilgrimage the next morning. Meals are served on board.

Day 2 - Tuesday
LISBON / SANTAREM / FATIMA
We arrive in Lisbon and meet our Pilgrimage Tours’ tour director who will remain with us until the end of our tour. We transfer from the airport to the city of Lisbon, where we will have Mass at the birthplace of St. Anthony of Padua, followed by a panoramic tour of the city. En route to Fatima, we stop for a visit at the Church of St. Stephen, or “Church of the Holy Miracle” in Santarem, site of a 13th century Eucharistic miracle. Continue to Fatima where we arrive for dinner and overnight.

Day 3 - Wednesday
FATIMA
Marian Shrine Fatima BasilicaMorning sightseeing tour with a local guide of Fatima where in 1917 Mary appeared to local children and the “miracle of the sun” occurred. We celebrate Mass at the Basilica of Our Lady, followed by a visit the House of Lucia and House of Francisco and Jacinta. The afternoon is free time for relaxation or shopping. After dinner we participate in this evening’s Candlelight Procession. Overnight in Fatima.

Day 4 – Thursday
FATIMA / COIMBRA
This morning we take a short drive to the town of Coimbra, home to Sister Lucia, one of the three children of Fatima that witnessed the apparitions of Our Lady. Here we visit the Carmelite Convent where Sister Lucia lived and also visit its Museum. We return to Fatima by early afternoon, where we enjoy a free day in Fatima. Dinner and overnight in Fatima.

Day 5 – Friday
FATIMA / SANTIAGO de COMPOSTELA
This morning we depart Fatima for Santiago de Compostela, the home of St. James. We visit the Cathedral of St. James the Apostle, housing the remains of the Saint. The Cathedral’s facades display examples of both Romanesque and Baroque architecture. We celebrate Mass in the Cathedral of St. James and are treated to the swinging of the “Botafumiero”, the Cathedral’s giant censer used only during this and other “holy years of St. James”, the next holy year not occurring until 2021. The remainder of our day is free to explore this holy place. Dinner and overnight in Santiago.

Day 6 - Saturday
SANTIAGO de COMPOSTELA / AVILA
This morning we enjoy a walking tour of Santiago de Compostela, Avilahighlighting its rich heritage as a center of pilgrimage. We pay one Avila Carmelite Monasterylast visit to the Cathedral before departing for Avila. En route we make an afternoon stop in Albe de Tormes where St. Teresa died in 1582. Inside the Carmelite convent of the Annunciation is the tomb of St. Teresa and her remains in a reliquary above the altar. Next we arrive in the best-preserved walled city in the world and home of St. Teresa of Avila who, with her spiritual director St. John of the Cross, reformed the Carmelite Order. We visit the Carmelite Monastery and celebrate Mass there. We will visit the cell where St. Teresa lived and see relics of Teresa and St. John of the Cross. We’ll also tour the ancient city of Avila whose architecture and culture remain the same from centuries ago. Dinner and overnight in Avila.

Day 7 - Sunday
AVILA / MADRID / ZARAGOZA
This morning we depart Avila for Zaragoza. Passing through Madrid we see the Royal Palace and the Cathedral, as well as the Plaza Mayor. In the afternoon we arrive in Zaragoza and visit the Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar, the place where Mary appeared to the Apostle James before her Assumption into heaven. Here we celebrate Mass. The remainder of our day is free. Dinner and overnight in Zaragoza.

Day 8 - Monday
ZARAGOZA / LOURDES
Next we depart Zaragoza for Lourdes where, in 1858, Mary appeared to a young Bernadette Soubirous. Upon our arrival in Lourdes, we will celebrate Mass at the basilica. The rest of the afternoon is for relaxation, shopping or sightseeing before dinner. Following dinner, we join the Candlelight Procession. Overnight in Lourdes.

Day 9 - Tuesday
LOURDES
This morning after Mass we see the sites of Lourdes where Mary Lourdes Marian Shrineappeared to Bernadette. We visit the Grotto, the Spring and the healing Baths, as well as the Basilica of St. Pius X, the Rosary Basilica and Bernadette’s home. The afternoon is free for relaxation, sightseeing or private devotion. Dinner and overnight in Lourdes.

Day 10 - Wednesday
LOURDES / MONTSERRAT / BARCELONA
This morning we depart Lourdes for Montserrat and some of Spain’s most incredible scenery. Upon our arrival in Montserrat we join enjoy a wonderful tour of the Montserrat Monastery and grounds where we see the Statute of Our Lady of Montserrat or Black Madonna, probably Spain’s most fervent devotion to the Blessed Mother. While here, we celebrate Mass. Next we drive to Barcelona and we enjoy a motor coach tour of the city and see the famous Ramblas Boulevard, Barcelona’s main thoroughfare as well as the enormous Basilica Sagrada Familia, the largest basilica in Europe and still under construction. Dinner and overnight in Barcelona.

Day 11 - Thursday
BARCELONA / USA
This morning we depart our Marian Shrines Pilgrimage for our return flight to the United States. Though our pilgrimage has come to an end, its blessings will last a lifetime and its graces are certain to draw us closer each day to the Lord.

Available
Tours in
2015 / 16

A 10-Day Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, November 20-29, $3,395 From JFK

A 12-day Pilgrimage to Greece & Turkey $3,500 April 12-23, 2016 From Washington, DC

An 11-day Pilgrimage to Italy April 18 - 28, 2016 $3,795 From Chicago

A 6-day Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Guadalupe May 16, 2016 $1,695 From Philadelphia

An 11-day Pilgrimage to Italy May 16 -26, 2016 $3,795 From Newark

Prices Include Airfare, Bookings Can Be Made From Anywhere In The United States

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Wondering about our destinations?

Italy:
Milan, Venice, Padua, Pisa, Florence, Siena, Orvieto, Assisi, Cascia, Ravenna, Loreto, Lanciano, San Giovanni Rotondo, Pompeii, Naples, Monte Cassino, Rome, The Vatican

France:
Paris, Chartres, Lisieux,
Mont St. Michel,
Nevers, Ars, Lyon, La Salette, Nice, French Riviera, Monaco, Tours, Avignon, Lourdes

Portugal, Spain: Fatima, Santarem, Santiago De Campostela, Avila, Burgos, Santo Domingo de Silos, Madrid, Zaragoza, Barcelona, Montserrat.

Holy Land: Caesarea, Nazareth, Tiberias, Galilee, Capernaum, the Dead Sea, Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Jordan and Egypt.

Greece & Turkey: Thessaloniki, Philippi, Meteora, Delphi, Athens, Corinth, Rhodes, Patmos, Ephesus.

Mexico:
Our Lady of Guadalupe and more.