† Round-trip airfare from Dallas DFW † Airport taxes & fuel surcharges † 9 nights at centrally located hotels: (or similar)
~ 1 night: Hotel Marques de Pombal, Lisbon
~ 2 nights: Hotel Santa Maria, Fatima
~ 2 nights: San Francisco Hotel Monumento, Santiago de Compostela
~ 1 night: Hotel Abba or Hotel AC, Burgos
~ 3 nights: Chapelle et Park, Lourdes † Tour escort to accompany group throughout † Breakfast and Dinner daily † 1 lunch & wine cellar visit in Porto † Wine with dinners † Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach † Assistance of professional local guides in Lourdes, Burgos, Leon, Santiago, Porto, & Lisbon † Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary † Mass daily & Spiritual activities † Luggage handling (1 piece per person) † Tips to your guide and driver † Flight bag & portfolio of all travel documents
Day 01 – Depart Dallas DFW Make your way to Dallas Fort Worth airport, where you will board your overnight flight(s). Your meals will be served on board.
Day 2 - Arrive Lisbon Upon landing at Lisbon Portela Airport, make your way to the baggage claim area and collect your luggage. Proceed to the arrival's hall, where you will be greeted by your tour guide and/or driver. You will be escorted to the bus and we will begin a panoramic sight-seeing tour of the coastal city of Lisbon. We will stop at the St. Jerome's Monastery, the Belem Tower, the Ponte 25 de bridge . Enjoy a view of the Basilica of the Star, the Rossio Square, Commerce Square, and the Marquee of Pombal Square. Our last stop will be St. Anthony's Church to celebrate Mass. Although this patron Saint of lost things is known as St. Anthony of Padua (Italy), he was originally born in Lisbon, Portugal. This Church is built upon the site of St. Anthony's birth, and is also where St. John Paul II visited in 1982. The former Pope stopped at this Church, on his way to Fatima, to pray to Our Lady in thanksgiving. St. John Paul II recognizes Our Lady as saving him from being killed when he was shot one year prior, in 1981. After Mass we will check-in at the hotel and enjoy a welcoming dinner followed by a restful overnight.
Day 3 - Lisbon - Fatima Today, we will travel north to Fatima with a visit to the Hamlet of Aljustrel, the home of the three shepherd children; visit of the Parish Church and Fatima Parish Cemetery. Our Lady appeared to these three shepherd children; Lucia (age 10), Jacinta (age 7), and Francisco (age 9). These apparitions occurred monthly from May until October of 1917. Historically, as the entire world was in true turmoil, Our Lady's most prominent message during this time was to pray for world peace. The destruction of the world at that point in history was also mentioned by Our Lady in her messages of Fatima, and more specifi-cally, in her second secret to the children. Dinner and overnight.
Day 4 - Fatima Today will surely be a memorable experience as you pray and meditate upon one of Our Blessed Mother's apparition sites. Our profoundly reflective day begins with a visit of the Little Chapel of the Apparitions. This simple, yet modern, chapel is the site of where the Virgin Mary first appeared on May 13, 1917. Continue with a visit of the stunning neo-classical church, the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary. This Sacred space contains the tombs of Blessed Francisco, Blessed Jacinta and Sister Lucia. View the monument, that commemorates the Sacred Heart of Jesus , in the square. Due to Our Lady's consistency in Her messages to pray the Rosary, this Basilica also features fifteen altars that are dedicated to the fifteen mysteries of the Rosary. While in the Basilica, you will be able to feel, through the Love of Our Lord and Lady, the many graces that were received here. Visit the Museum with the exhibition: Fatima: Light and Peace. Continue with a visit of the Holy Trinity Basilica. After free time for lunch, we will experience Christ's uncondi-tional love by participating in the Stations of the Cross along the Via Sacra. The "Sacred Way" marks the path taken by the shepherd children of Fatima to their first apparition with Our Lady. It is composed of fifteen small chapels in commemoration of the Passion of Our Lord. The fifteenth station, the Resurrection, can be found close to the Chapel of Calvary, dedicated to St. Stephen, King of Hungary. Ending the day with visit of Valinhos, the site of Our Lady's August 1917 apparition and the first and third apparition of the Angel. Your night will conclude with private devotions, and a candlelight procession, requested by Our Lady (1917). Enjoy dinner and a comfortable night's rest in Fatima.
Day 5 - Fatima – Oporto - Santiago de Compostela Today we’ll depart Fatima on our way to Santiago de Compostela, with a stop enroute in Oporto. Oporto is located in northern Portugal, and one of the oldest European centers, as well, registered as a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1996. This settlement dates back many centuries when it was an outpost of the Roman Empire. Here we will enjoy a tasting of Port before proceeding to Santiago de Compostela After checking in to your hotel, you will have time to enjoy free time to explore Galicia's capital - and the destina-tion of so many walking pilgrims; before dinner and overnight. Day 06 – Santiago de Compostela
This morning, you will walk a few miles of El Camino, and immerse yourselves in the fragrant eucalyptus groves and experience the breathtaking scenery. Later this morning attend the International Pilgrim Mass at the Cathedral of St. James. After Mass and there will be free time for lunch and visit the Cathedral of Santiago. Formed by Galician gran-ite, this Cathedral is one of the finest architectural examples in Europe as it encom-passes Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque styles. Additionally, the Cathedral contains numerous and valuable pieces of art that truly captivate the eye. Upon entering the Cathedral, tradition will lead, as you will hug the dazzling statue of St. James. Following this intimate embrace, you will descent into the crypt where the Patron Saint of Pilgrims' relics are kept. After that, you will enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city. Some stops on your tour include the Obradoiro Square, Fonseca Palace, Gemirez Palace, Franco Street, and much more. Your evening will be free to spend at your leisure until a final dinner with your group. You will spend a final overnight in Santiago de Compostela.
Day 7 – Santiago de Compostela – Leon - Burgos This morning, enjoy breakfast in your hotel. In the morning we depart towards Burgos; the old Capital of Castile. On our way we stop in the city of Leon to see its Cathedral, a Gothic gem and a masterpiece of architecture with the best collection of stained glass windows in Europe (only after Chartres). Next to the Cathedral, there is the Roman Saint Isidoro Basilica (eleventh and twelfth century), where the Saint Isidoro of Seville tomb is kept; and the Saint Marcus Monastery, with its fantastic front in Plateresque style be-decked with shells (the symbol of the pilgrims). After leaving this historic city, continue your journey to Burgos. Upon arrival in Burgos enjoy dinner. Following dinner, you will have the opportunity to explore the city, and admire its magnificent limestone, gothic-style Cathedral. Late this evening, you will return to your hotel for a restful overnight.
Day 8 – Burgos – Loyola - Lourdes Following breakfast, transfer from Burgos to Loyola to visit the birthplace of St. Ignatius, founder of the Jesuit Order. St. Ignatius dedicated himself to becoming a soldier of the Christian faith, and as a result of many tribulations, he wrote the ever-famous Spiritual Exercises. In Loyola, you will see the 17th century Basilica that is dedicated to this re-markable Saint. The Basilica is part of a series of buildings that surrounds the "Holy House," the birthplace of St. Ignatius. When you visit these Holy places, you will also have the opportunity to pray at the most venerated room, where St. Ignatius prayed and began his conversion. After meditating on the life of this founder of the Jesuit Order, you will enjoy free time for lunch and board the bus for the next destination. We will contin-ue to Lourdes with a spectacular view of the Pyrenees Mountains. Upon arrival in Lourdes, you will check-in to your hotel and enjoy a splendid dinner and peaceful over-night.
Day 9 & 10 - Lourdes
Over the next two days, you will wake up in a small town that is nestled within the Pyre-nees Mountains. During your time in Lourdes, you will pray and meditate in yet another site of Our Lady's apparitions. ur Lady first appeared to Bernadette in 1858, and an-nounced herself as "The Immaculate Conception", near the Grotto of Massabielle. At the first two apparitions, little Bernadette prayed the Rosary with Our Lady and left without any exchange of words. During the following apparitions, Our Lady emphasized God's love for us, penance and the necessity of performing acts of penance for sinners. Throughout your time in Lourdes, you will have the opportunity to attend Mass at the Grotto of where Our Lady appeared to Bernadette; watch a video presentation that explains, in detail, the story of Lourdes; drink water from the miraculous spring that has healed many; and submerge yourself in the healing baths. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to experience Christ's unconditional love as you meditate upon the "life size" Stations of the Cross that overlook the Grotto of Massabielle. Also, while in Lourdes, you will walk in and meditate upon the footsteps of St. Bernadette. You will have the opportunity to see Boly Mill, the birthplace of St. Bernadette; and the "Cachot," an abandoned prison where Bernadette's impoverish family lived. In the evening, you will have free time to attend the Blessed Sacrament Procession before dinner. Following dinner participate in the candle light procession and the Rosary.( April- October). Return to hotel for a restful night of sleep
Day 11 – Lourdes – Depart Toulouse Airport – Dallas DFW This morning we will have a very early transfer to Toulouse airport for your return flight(s) home. We will arrive in Dallas this afternoon
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The Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima is one of most famous Marian shrines in the world. Drawn by apparitions of the Virgin Mary to three local shepherd children in 1917. Four million people visit Fatima each year. The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to shepherd children on the 13th day of six consecutive months in 1917, starting on May 13th until October 13th. The events at Fatima gained particular fame due to their elements of prophecy and eschatology, particularly with regard to possible world war and the conversion of Russia.
She came for you and for everyone of us! 6 million pilgrims come to Lourdes each year and 10,000 visit this site daily. At the foot of the Pyrenees mountains in southwestern France, nestled between the spectacular mountain river, Gave de Pau, is Lourdes, one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the World. Lourdes is the birthplace of St Bernadette to whom Our Lady appeared in 1858 near the Grotto of Massabielle. Our pilgrimage and tour of Lourdes includes visits to the sanctuary and the Basilica of St Pius X, the world's largest underground church. Drink from the spring that the Virgin directed Bernadette to locate at the base of the grotto, which has flowed uninterrupted since 1858. Wash yourself in the baths where hundreds of miraculous cures have taken place. Contemplate Christ's Passion as you pray the unique three-dimensional Stations of the Cross. Attend the blessing of the sick, and participate in nightly candlelight processions requested by Our Lady. Daily Mass, and Mass at the Grotto on Sunday will be followed by a video presentation telling the miraculous story of Lourdes. Visit Lourdes and experience a spiritual journey from which many have claimed healing and conversion.
Our Lady of Fatima Basilica Panoramic View, Portugal
Ribeira, Porto, Portugal
Basilica of Immaculate Conception, Lourdes, France