Fatima, Spain and Lourdes Faith Tour

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9 Days/ 8 Nights. Fatima, Spain and Lourdes, our most popular pilgrimage package is an intensely spiritual experience. You will be accompanied by a Catholic priest and professional tour escort throughout. Daily Mass, spiritual activities and local sightseeing highlight your pilgrimage. Travel between these two important shrines through Spain by deluxe motorcoach visiting Salamanca, Alba de Tormes, Avila, Burgos and Loyola before arriving in Lourdes. Breakfast and dinner with wine are included each day. Airfare from your U.S. home city is available.

Itinerary:

Day 1 - Arrive Lisbon

Upon arrival in Lisbon you will find your luggage and exit the baggage claim into the arrivals hall where you will be greeted by a tour guide and/or driver. You will be escorted to the vehicle which will then take you on a sightseeing tour of this beautiful Portuguese city. We will visit the Cathedral, St. Jerome's Monastery, Saint Anthony's Church (the patron saint of lost objects), Belem Quarter, the Belem Tower, 25 April Bridge, and Discoveries Monument. Our drive will also take us through the Basilica of the Star, Rossio Square, Commerce Square and Marquee of Pomba Square. We arrive at our hotel for check in and dinner.

Day 2 - Lisbon - Santarem - Fatima

After breakfast depart for Santarem, one of the oldest cities in the world. We will walk through its narrow streets to the Church of St. Stephen, containing the oldest recorded Eucharistic miracle. This miracle has been on continuous display since 1269 A.D. We will celebrate Mass at this holy site. We then continue on to Fatima, where the Blessed Mother appeared in 1917 to three simple shepherd children and exhorted mankind to pray for world peace. We arrive in time for dinner and retire for a restful evening.

Day 3 - Fatima

After breakfast, we begin our day celebrating Mass at the Little Chapel of the Apparitions. After Mass we begin our tour of Fatima where we will experience the beauty of this spiritual town. We will see the Basilica, the site of Francesco and Jacinta's graves, the Hamlet of Aljustrel, where the children lived, and Valinhos, the site of Our Lady's appearance after the children's return from prison. Experience Christ's love as you walk and follow the Stations of the Cross along the Via Sacra (The Sacred Way) culminating in the Chapel of Calvary, which overlooks all of Fatima.Join your prayers with those of pilgrims from around the world as you pray for the sick, drink water from the miraculous well. Attend the blessing of the sick and participate in nightly candlelight processions requested by Our Lady. Time for private devotions before dinner and a restful night's sleep.

Day 4 - Fatima- Salamanca

After a filling breakfast we depart towards the city of Salamanca. Salamanca is the most graceful city in Spain and for four centuries it was the seat of one of the most prestigious universities in the world. We will have a chance to see many oft he city's sights including the grand Plaza Mayor, the hub of Salmantine life; the vast Baroque church of La Clerecía; the Casa de las Conchas (House of Shells), named after the rows of carved scallop shells symbol of the pilgrimage to Santiago which decorate its façade; the University; the cathedrals; the Roman Bridge; San Marcos and San Martin churchesBridge; San Marcos and San Martin churches, and more. We will enjoy a delicious dinner in a local restaurant before continuing to our hotel for a restful overnight and dinner.

Day 5 -  Salamanca - Alba de Tormes - Avila - Burgos

After breakfast, we will depart to the quaint village of Alba de Tormes. Here we will visit and celebrate Mass at the Carmelite Monastery, where Saint Teresa died in 1582 A.D. and is buried. In the little museum of the Carmelite Monastery we will be able to see the incorrupt heart and left arm of the St. Teresa. We enjoy free time for lunch before we continue our journey to Ávila. Two things distinguish Ávila: the perfectly preserved eleventh-century walls which surround the old town, and the mystic writer Santa Teresa, who was born here and whose shrines are a must see for all Catholic pilgrims! Ávila's atmosphere has changed very little since the days of Santa Teresa, the first woman to be named a Doctor of the Church, to whom the city is dedicated. During our tour of Ávila we will see the Cathedral and San Vicente church. We will visit the Incarnation Convent, where St. Teresa became a nun and home to the most comprehensive museum dedicated to her life. We also visit La Santa Monastery, built on the site of the house where she was born, and San José Convent, the first monastery founded by the Saint. After walking in the footsteps of St. Teresa we depart for Burgos, the historic capital of Old Castile. After dinner you will have free time to explore Burgos, and admire the magnificent limestone Cathedral.

Day 6 - Burgos - Loyola - Lourdes

After breakfast, we depart Burgos for Loyola, the birthplace of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits. Here, we will see the 17th-century Basilica dedicated to St. Ignatius. We will also visit his family home behind the sanctuary. We will have time to pray at the most venerated room where Ignatius at age 30, was brought following his serious wounding at the Battle of Pamplona. After free time for lunch we motor through the spectacular Pyrenees Mountains. Nestled in the mountains stands picturesque Lourdes, the birthplace of St. Bernadette to whom Our Lady appeared in 1858 near the Grotto of Massabielle. We arrive in time for dinner at our hotel before retiring to our rooms for a restful night's sleep.

Day 7 & 8 - Lourdes

During the next two days in Lourdes you will have time to pray with your fellow pilgrims from around the world. During your trip you will have an opportunity to:
Attend Mass at the Grotto, watch a video presentation telling the story of Lourdes, and walk in the footsteps of St. Bernadette. See Boly Mill where St. Bernadette was born, and the "Cachot," an abandoned prison where Bernadette's impoverished family lived. Join your prayers with those of pilgrims from around the world as you pray for the sick, drink water from the miraculous spring or submerge yourself in the healing baths.
Experience Christ's love as you walk the life-sized Stations of the Cross overlooking the holy Grotto.Kneel in the chapel built on the very rock of the Grotto, in obedience to the request of the "Immaculate Conception."
Evenings are free for optional Blessed Sacrament Procession before dinner. Your role in the universal church will have new meaning as you join the candlelight procession and group rosary. (candle light procession and group rosary April through October only).

Day 9 - Lourdes - Home

Early morning transfer back to Toulouse, Pau or Lourdes airport for your return flights.

Note

If you wish to be paired up in a double room with a roommate (same gender) please indicate in the reservation process.

  • Rates are per person in US dollars
  • Dates shown are for tour land departure. If you are taking an overnight flight to reach the tour city of origin plan to leave one day earlier than date shown in table
  • Rates do not include cost of flight. Please indicate in the reservation process that you will need air and a quote will be submitted for your review. Note that we can only book air departures from the USA.

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7/13/2015$3248$2599
7/31/2015$3248$2599
8/17/2015$3248$2599
9/4/2015$2848$2199
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10/5/2015$2848$2199
10/30/2015$2748$2099
2/8/2016$3048$2399
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4/11/2016$3148$2499
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9/1/2016$3248$2599
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9/26/2016$3248$2599
10/4/2016$3148$2499
10/24/2016$3148$2499
10/27/2016$3148$2499
11/7/2016$3148$2499
11/21/2016$3148$2499

Your Trip Includes:

  • 8 nights in first class (4 stars) hotels:
  • Transfers as per itinerary by deluxe motorcoach
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • Wine with dinners
  • Assistance of a professional local Catholic guide(s)
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
  • Catholic Priest available for Spiritual Direction
  • Mass daily & Spiritual activities

Not included:

  • Lunches
  • Travel insurance - optional
  • Cancel for Any Reason protection - optional
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Add-on airfare from your hometown. Please inquire

Standard Hotels

Burgos, Spain - Abba Burgos

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A quarter mile from Burgos Cathedral, Abba Burgos provides free use of the heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, gym and pedal tennis court. There is free Wi-Fi in all areas of the property.

On the Santiago Pilgrimage Route, the Abba Burgos is next to Castillo Park and across from Atapuerca Convention Centre. Burgos Castle is a 5-minute walk away. The hotel offers great views of the city.

The bright, air-conditioned rooms have satellite TV, a safe and a minibar. There is a work desk and suit press, and the private bathroom comes with amenities and a hairdryer.

The Abba restaurant serves fresh, seasonal dishes and features a terrace with views of the city. There is a cafe-bar, and room service is available.

There is a 24-hour front desk, and a laundry, ironing and dry cleaning service is available. 

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Salamanca - Abba Fonseca

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In the historic center of this city, Abba Fonseca is a contemporary-style hotel with an old stone facade, providing spacious and cheerful bedrooms.

Providing views of the magnificent cathedral in Salamanca, this is the perfect hotel from which to admire this historic city.

With an on-site gym, in Abba Fonseca you can get active in this hotel. After some exercise you can unwind in the small spa facility, with sauna and hot tub.

Return to the hotel in the evening for a light snack or a 3-course meal with friends or colleagues. Then head to the bar, terrace or cafe for a drink and a chat.

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Lourdes - Grand Hotel Gallia & Londres

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Hotel Gallia & Londres enjoys an ideal location right across from the Sanctuaries.

Expect the warmest of welcomes from this grand establishment for your stay in Lourdes. Decorated in true Louis XVI style, its spacious rooms offer a panoramic vista of the Chateau Fort and the Domaine de la Grotte. Guests can view the Torchlight Processions from the comfort of their own balconies.

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Lisbon - Hotel Mundial

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Set in Lisbon’s Baixa Pombalina district, this 4-star hotel features a terrace with panoramic city views. It is a 2-minute walk from Rossio Square and offers free on-site private parking.

Rooms at the Hotel Mundial have air conditioning and traditional-style furnishings. They come equipped with satellite TV and a minibar. The private bathrooms include a bathrobe and hairdryer.

The Veranda de Lisboa Restaurant offers local cuisine in an a la carte style. Both the restaurant and the rooftop bar offer extensive views of Lisbon. There is also a wine cellar, where guests can attend wine tasting sessions hosted by experts.

Hotel Mundial is a 5-minute drive from St. George's Castle, and is a 10-minute walk from various shops and restaurants.

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Fatima - Hotel Santa Maria

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A 2-minute walk from the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima, this hotel’s modern architecture lets in lots of daylight. It features spacious rooms and art works by Portuguese artists.

Santa Maria’s restaurant lays nestled on the hotel’s green grounds. It offers regional Portuguese cuisine as well as various international dishes. There is a bar for drinks.

Guest rooms include air conditioning, minibars and bathroom amenities. The rooms have free Wi-Fi and soft, carpeted floors.

Santa Maria hotel also features a meditation room and hotel chapel. There is a terrace on the 4th floor with views of the sanctuary.

Ourem Castle can be reached in a 20-minute drive.

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Lisbon - Marques de Pombal Hotel

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Featuring individually decorated rooms with floor-to-ceiling paintings and free internet, this 4-star hotel is located on the Avenida da Liberdade. Marques de Pombal Metro Station is 20 meters away.

A well-equipped gym with professional trainers is featured at Hotel Marques De Pombal. Guests can relax in the Finnish sauna and in the hammam, or request treatments at the beauty salon.

Lisbon-themed black-and-white pictures decorate the rooms of Marques De Pombal Hotel. Flat-screen TVs and iPod docks can be found in each room, and some rooms offer a view over the boulevard.

Restaurant Blu serves a range of international dishes, and guests can enjoy an after-dinner drink at the adjacent bar. An extensive breakfast, including rolls, fresh fruits and hot dishes, is served daily.

Coracao de Jesus is a great choice for travelers interested in cathedral, beach walks and cleanliness.

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Roommate requests

This is a very popular request for Faith tours. If you are looking to share the costs of your room/trip with a same genre roommate, please make a note in the reservation process and we'll send you the terms and conditions

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  • Deposit and/or payment in full must be received within 7 days of booking or reservation will cancel
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  • If deposit is received less than 30 days before departure, please include a $50 late fee with your final payment.
  • Packages shipped outside of the USA will incur additional shipping charges
  • Final documents are issued upon receipt of final payment only and within 3 weeks of departure

Cancellation Policy

  • Air inclusive reservations. Once air tickets are issued the ticket value is non-refundable
  • Once a deposit or partial/full payment has been made, cancellations will only be accepted in writing. Cancellation terms will be applied based on the date that the written cancellation is received. In addition to a $300 per person administration fee, the following charges apply:
    • 60 - 46 days prior to departure 10%
    • 45 - 21 days prior to departure 50%
    • 20 - 03 days prior to departure 80%
    • 02 days prior to departure or less no refund
  • Requests for a refund must be in writing (mail, fax or e-mail). Phone calls cannot be used as a form of cancellation. Refunds will be issued within 30 to 60 days of receipt of written notice No change of names or substitutions are permitted. No refund or cancellation fees will be waived due to death or sickness.

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