Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Price per person
from £956

Price based on
London Heathrow
22nd Jun 2018 departure

Key inclusions

  • Accommodation on tour
  • Individual Audio System
  • Return flights
  • 6 days

  • Leisurely pace

  • Tour

Following in the steps of Saint Bernardette, learn about the apparition of the Holy Virgin and her message that can be read as ”God is love and he loves us as we are”. Experience the inspired atmosphere of this world-famous shrine; pray, meditate and share the experience with like-minded people. This once-in-a-lifetime faith-based holiday is surely going to leave a mark on your spiritual path.

At a glance


  • Celebrate the International Mass with other pilgrim groups

  • Join the Torchlight Marian Procession, carrying a candle as a reminder of the Baptism

  • Visit the Roman castle of Chateau fort and hear about the legend of Charlemagne

What's included

  • Accommodation on tour
  • Individual Audio System
  • Return flights
  • Meals on tour
  • Porterage
  • Single share option
  • All local and airport taxes/service charges
  • Transfers
VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Overview

Following in the steps of Saint Bernardette, learn about the apparition of the Holy Virgin and her message that can be read as ”God is love and he loves us as we are”. Experience the inspired atmosphere of this world-famous shrine; pray, meditate and share the experience with like-minded people. This once-in-a-lifetime faith-based holiday is surely going to leave a mark on your spiritual path.

Total meals included:

  • 5 breakfasts, 5 dinners

UK - Lourdes

Day
1

On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel.

Check into your hotel, then meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers and prepare for your upcoming spiritual journey. If time permits, start your experience with a visit to the Lourdes grotto, the simple area where St. Bernadette witnessed the Holy Virgin’s apparitions in 1858. Light a candle and collect your thoughts in prayer as St. Bernadette did.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Lourdes

Day
2

Start your day with a walking tour of the town, including a visit to the Our lady of Lourdes Shrine, followed by a deeper insight into St. Bernadette’s life. Visit her birthplace and her family home in Cachot and hear the story of her apparitions. They started on February 11th, 1858, when Bernadette Soubirous was only 14 years old. While she was in the Grotto, she experienced the apparition of a girl, dressed in white and with a blue belt around her waist, who eventually introduced herself as the Immaculate Conception. The Holy Virgin appeared to Bernadette 18 times, after which her life completely changed.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Lourdes

Day
3

Attend the Sanctuary’s official celebrations visiting the Basilica and St. Bernadette’s places at your own pace with several opportunities to pray and meditate. Every evening, you can join the candlelight Marian procession, where everybody is invited to carry a candle as a reminder of Baptism. Following the procession, there is the possibility of attending the 11 pm [M] Mass in the Grotto.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Lourdes

Day
4

Time for introspection and silence and the possibility to further explore on your own or follow the way of the cross on a steep wooded area on the hillside. Attend [M] Mass or meditate the Rosary at the Grotto or in the Sanctuary. Alternatively, you may choose to discover beautiful mountain landscapes of the Pyrenées on an optional excursion.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Lourdes

Day
5

In the morning join a guided visit of Chateau-Fort, strategically placed at the entrance of the seven valleys of the Lavedan. The castle was originally built in Roman times, but was reinforced several times over the centuries. Hear about the legend of Charlemagne and visit the exhibition about Pyrenean arts and culture. In the afternoon, spend some more time taking in the special atmosphere of Lourdes, maybe visit the baths of the same water that the Holy Virgin asked Bernadette to “go drink at the spring and wash yourself there.”

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Lourdes - UK

Day
6

Your tour ends today.

Transfer from the hotel to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Things to note

Special Departures: 

Anniversary of the first Lourdes apparition: 9th Feb 2018 

Feast day of St Bernadette in Lourdes: 16th April 2018 

Easter Departure: 30th March 2018 

Tour hotels will be as specified or similar.

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


Lourdes: Hotel Paradis 

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