Fatima, Lourdes & Shrines of Spain - Faith-Based Travel


  • 12 days

  • Europe

  • Steady pace

Tour : 5310

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Reaffirm and celebrate your faith as you visit some of the world’s most treasured Marian shrines, pilgrimage sites and spiritual places. Hear about the shepherd children in Fatima and the apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary which happened over 100 years ago. Learn about St. James’ Way, the remarkable journey taken by pilgrims from all over the world into Santiago de Compostela. In Loyola, find out about the Jesuit mission St. Ignacio founded in 1540. In Lourdes, you’ll have an opportunity to join Mass, the nightly Rosary and candlelight procession as well as time to experience the Healing Baths. Spend the night by the Montserrat Sanctuary, a unique location for contemplation and worship. Lastly, a magical ending in Barcelona with time to celebrate life, reflect and rejoice. Accompanied by fellow believers and designed to offer the experience of a lifetime, this is a vacation that will stay with you forever.

Highlights

LISBON City sightseeing tour including La Sé Cathedral and Jeronimo’s Monastery

FÁTIMA Visit the Sanctuary and join the Rosary and the candlelight procession

BRAGA Visit Bom Jesus do Monte Sanctuary

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA Learn about St. James’ Way

BURGOS Visit the Cathedral

LOYOLA Learn about St. Ignacio de Loyola

LOURDES Visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes

CARCASSONNE Visit the Medieval citadel

MONTSERRAT Stay by the Sanctuary

BARCELONA Guided city tour and Sagrada Familia

MASS SERVICES: Fátima; Santiago de Compostela; Lourdes; Montserrat (all in local language and venues subject to change)

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Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 11 breakfasts, 7 dinners

ARRIVE IN LISBON, PORTUGAL

Day
1

Welcome to Portugal! Check into your hotel, and tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.

LISBON–SANTARÉM–FÁTIMA.

Day
2

On your guided sightseeing tour of the capital of Portugal, see the enormous monument dedicated to Henry the Navigator, as well as the 16th-century Belém Tower, the Moorish citadel, and impressive Black Horse Square. Visit the CATHEDRAL LA SE’, where St. Anthony was baptized, and JERONIMOS MONASTERY, which dates back to the mid-1400s and was built as thanks to the Virgin Mary for Vasco de Gama’s successful voyage to India. Head north for a stop in Santarém to visit the CHURCH OF THE EUCHARISTIC HOLY MIRACLE. Arrive in Fátima, home to one of the most famous Catholic shrines. Enjoy an orientation walk and visit the TOMB OF THE VISIONARIES and the CHAPEL OF THE APPARITIONS made famous by the Virgin Mary’s 1917 appearances to three shepherd children, which culminated in the revelation of the Three Secrets of Fátima. This evening, join pilgrims from around the world for the ROSARY and candlelight procession at the Our Lady of Fátima Basilica.
Today's Distance: 118 mi / 190 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

FÁTIMA

Day
3

Today, spend the day at the Sanctuary at leisure, or join an optional excursion to Tomar with a visit to the Monastery-Fortress of the Knights Templar. Attend M Mass at the Sanctuary of Our Lady with time to wander on your own. This evening, perhaps join the Rosary.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

FÁTIMA–BRAGA–SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, SPAIN.

Day
4

Journey north this morning and stop in Braga, one of the oldest Christian cities in the world and nicknamed the “Portuguese Rome”. Visit the BOM JESUS DO MONTE SANCTUARY, an important pilgrimage site, where devout followers have walked the “Stations of the Cross” for contemplation and penance since 1811. See the unique zigzag stairway dedicated to the five senses: sight, smell, hearing, touch, and taste—and the three theological virtues: faith, hope, and charity. Continue into Spain and head for Santiago de Compostela, one of the top pilgrimage destinations since the Middle Ages. On arrival, an orientation walk introduces you to the old city center. Then, attend the M Pilgrim Mass.
Today's Distance: 273 mi / 440 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

Day
5

This morning, join an optional excursion to Cabo Finisterre, where pilgrims have traditionally completed their walk and burned their robes. Later, return to Santiago de Compostela, known throughout history for the key 9th-century pilgrimage route, the Camino de Santiago (or Way of St. James) with time to explore on your own.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA–BURGOS

Day
6

Today, travel to Burgos, historic capital of Old Castile. Your visit takes you to the magnificent CATHEDRAL, a masterpiece of gothic architecture and burial place of Spain’s national hero, El Cid.
Today's Distance: 304 mi / 490 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

BURGOS–SAN IGNACIO DE LOYOLA–LOURDES, FRANCE

Day
7

Travel through the Basque region toward Lourdes. En route, stop at the 17th-century SANCTUARY OF LOYOLA, built in honor of San Ignacio de Loyola, founder of the Jesuit religious order. Cross into France and stay overnight in Lourdes, home to another world famous place of pilgrimage. Join the nightly ROSARY and candlelight procession for a memorable spiritual experience.
Today's Distance: 298 mi / 480 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

LOURDES

Day
8

On Today’s orientation you will see the GROTTO, where the Virgin Mary appeared to St. Bernadette in 1858, OUR LADY OF LOURDES SHRINE, BERNADETTE'S BIRTHPLACE, and her FAMILY HOME. The afternoon is at leisure to further explore this little market town. According to the schedule, attend M Mass at the Sanctuary either early in the morning or in the evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

LOURDES–CARCASSONNE–MONTSERRAT, SPAIN.

Day
9

This morning, head for the France/Spain border. En route, visit the FORTIFIED CITADEL of Carcassonne, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the ramparts, castle walls, and drawbridges that are still well preserved from the Middle Ages. Stay overnight in Catalonia’s impressive location of the Marian shrine of Montserrat.
Today's Distance: 367 mi / 590 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

MONTSERRAT–BARCELONA.

Day
10

Visit the SANCTUARY OF MONTSERRAT this morning, then attend M Mass. Continue to the town of Manresa, known for its Basilica of Saint Mary of Seo, but more importantly for Pont Vell, a bridge associated with the worship of San Ignacio de Loyola. See the architectural compound of Santa Cova, the sanctuary home of St. Ignacio de Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, when he stayed in the city. Later, reach Barcelona, the lively capital of Catalunya.
Today's Distance: 56 mi / 90 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

BARCELONA

Day
11

Get to know the city on a guided sightseeing tour including a drive around Montjuïc to see the Olympic Stadium for a great panoramic view of the port and city. Continue to the city center’s Plaza Catalunya and Paseo de Gracia to admire Gaudi’s eccentric Houses Batlló and Milà, as well as his SAGRADA FAMILIA, an unfinished architectural masterpiece that is still a consecrated expression of the Catholic faith. This evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant to celebrate faith, life, and friendship.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

BARCELONA

Day
12

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

Special Departures:

4 February 2020 departure - Anniversary of the First Apparition in Lourdes;
11 May 2020 departure - Feast of Our Lady of Fátima;
11 October 2020 departure - Anniversary of the last apparition in Fátima;
23 December 2020 departure - Christmas in Fátima.

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  • Selected meals
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  • Selected meals
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  • Porterage
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