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2018 Marian Shrines of Fatima, Spain & Lourdes


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marian shrines fatima spain and lourdes

marian shrines fatima spain and lourdes

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11 Days/10 Nights. There’s no better way to experience Europe’s most treasured Catholic shrines than on this inspirational Journey through Spain, Portugal and France. Whether it’s standing in the very place where the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to the three shepherd children over 100 years ago in Fatima, immersing yourself in the Healing Baths in Lourdes, or reflecting in Gaudi’s magnificent Sagrada Familia, this vacation will inspire and leave you with memories of a lifetime.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive In Lisbon, Portugal

Welcome to Lisbon! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Day 2 - Lisbon – Santarém – Fátima

Your orientation of the capital of Portugal includes the Baixa quarter’s main squares, a drive along the grand Avenida da Liberdade up to Pombal Square, and a stop to take pictures of Belem Tower and the Monument of the Discoverers. Depart for Fátima, and while en-route visit the Church of the Holy Miracle in Santarém, site of a famous Eucharistic Miracle. In Fátima, one of the most famous Marian shrines in the world, visit Our Lady of Fátima Shrine with the tombs of the three visionaries: Lucia, Jacinta, and Fernando; and the Chapel of the Apparitions, where the Virgin Mary appeared to them in 1917. She gave them a message from God promising that the world would be at peace if all men and women obeyed her requests. She also entrusted to them three secrets that Lucia described in her memoirs in 1941. This evening, join the Rosary and candlelight procession at the Shrine and attend Mass, held every day.

Day 3 - Fátima. Excursion To Valinhos

Today, visit the Parish Church where the visionaries were baptized and then visit their homes in nearby Valinhos. Tonight, you can join the Rosary and candlelight procession sharing some moments of prayer with other faithful pilgrims from all over the world.

Day 4 - Fátima – Ávila, Spain

The majestic scenery of the Serra da Estrela mountain range forms the backdrop of your drive into Spain. Arrive in Ávila, where St. Teresa founded the Order of the Discalced Carmelites, going back to the basics of a contemplative order: a simple life of poverty devoted to prayer. Enjoy a guided walk through this walled town and visit the Cathedral, the Convent of St. Teresa, and the Monastery of the Incarnation.

Day 5 - Ávila – Burgos

Travel to Burgos, the historic capital of Old Castile. Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a visit to the magnificent Cathedral, dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Its overwhelming beauty will inspire some time for appreciation and meditation.

Day 6 - Burgos – Loyola – Lourdes, France

Before crossing the French border, visit the Basilica at the Sanctuary of St. Ignatius de Loyola, founder of the Order of Jesus (Jesuits). Arrive in Lourdes, a powerful place of pilgrimage dedicated to the Holy Virgin, where you will stay for the next three nights with the possibility of joining the candlelight procession, held every evening.

Day 7 - Lourdes

This morning attend Mass. Your guided walking tour includes visits to the GROTTO, where the Virgin Mary appeared to St. Bernadette, the Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine, the Birthplace of St. Bernadette, and her family home during the time of the apparitions. In the evening of February 11, 1858, a young Roman Catholic girl, Bernadette Soubirous, went to fetch some firewood with her sister and another companion when a Lady who was indescribably beautiful appeared to her at the Massabielle grotto. Although the Lady did not tell Bernadette her name when asked at first, she told her to return to the grotto. On subsequent visits, the Lady revealed herself to be the “Immaculate Conception.”

Day 8 - Lourdes

A day at leisure. You have time to experience the powerful healing baths, the “Blessing of the Sick,” and attend one of the daily Masses. The whole town is permeated by a spiritual atmosphere that leads to prayer. You may also wish to marvel at the natural beauty of the Pyrenees on the optional excursion available.

Day 9 - Lourdes – Barcelona, Spain

Leave Lourdes today, re-enter Spain, and head for Barcelona—the capital of Spain’s Catalonia region—known for its art and architecture throughout the cosmopolitan city.

Day 10 - Barcelona

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Columbus Monument, Plaza de Catalunia, and Paseo de Gracia. Highlight is a visit to the Sagrada Familia Basilica, Gaudi’s masterpiece. Also, enjoy a panoramic view of the city and harbor from Montjuïc Hill. This evening, a farewell dinner awaits you at the hotel.

Day 11 - Barcelona

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

10% Promotion

Good for All 2018 Departures

Book this premium tour package with deposit paid by November 28, 2017 and get 10% off the rate shown on the "Dates & Rates" price table!


  • 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 departure city plan to book your flight one day earlier than date shown on table
  • Rates do not include cost of flight. Please indicate in the reservation process that you want flight and a quote will be submitted for your review.

Departure DateSingle SuperiorDouble Superior
3/26/2018$2713$2209
4/9/2018$2743$2239
5/11/2018$2743$2239
6/11/2018$2743$2239
6/25/2018$2743$2239
7/16/2018$2743$2239
9/10/2018$2743$2239
9/24/2018$2743$2239
10/11/2018$2713$2209

Vacation Highlights

  • Lisbon: Welcome dinner; orientation.
  • Santarém: Visit the Church of the Holy Miracle.
  • Fátima: Orientation, visits to the Our Lady of Fátima Shrine, the Chapel of the Apparitions, the Parish Church, Valinhos, and attend Mass.
  • Avila: Guided walking tour, visit the cathedral, the Convent of St. Teresa, and the Monastery of the Incarnation.
  • Burgos: Guided sightseeing, visit the cathedral.
  • Loyola: Visit the Basilica at the Sanctuary of St. Ignatius.
  • Lourdes: Attend Mass; guided walking tour, visit the grotto, the Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine, and St. Bernadette’s birthplace and family home; attend the candlelight procession.
  • Barcelona: Guided sightseeing, visit the Sagrada Familia Basilica; farewell dinner.
  • Headsets throughout the tour.

Notes

  • April 9 departure St. Bernadette Feast Day in Lourdes (April 16).
  • May 11 departure Feast Day of Our Lady of Fátima (May 13).
  • October 11 departure Feast Day of Our Lady of Fátima (October 13).
  • This tour involves a lot of walking.

 

Meals

  • Full buffet breakfast daily; 7 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Lisbon and a farewell dinner in Barcelona.
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Note: Hotels shown are for reference only. We reserve the right to change hotels based on availability, group size or other factors. Should alternate hotel be required, it will be of same or better rating .

Superior Hotels

Barcelona - Catalonia Barcelona Plaza

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Situated opposite Arenas Shopping Centre in Barcelona’s Plaza España, Hotel Catalonia Barcelona Plaza has a seasonal rooftop pool and terrace with panoramic city views. It offers a small fitness room and free Wi-Fi.

Espanya Metro Station is outside the hotel. There are also many bus stops on the square providing guests with easy access to the city and Barcelona Airport.

All rooms feature air conditioning, free WiFi and satellite TV and the hotel follows an energy saving programme. The marble bathroom comes complete with a hairdryer.

The Filigrana Restaurant at Catalonia Barcelona Plaza serves Catalan cuisine with local produce. The Gourmet Corner offers food all day long, including salads, hamburgers and pasta.

The Catalonia Barcelona Hotel has views over the square, fountains and Montjuic Palace. It is also just 1,650 feet from the Olympic Stadium and Palau Sant Jordi.

Sants-Montjuïc is a great choice for travelers interested in monuments, culture and architecture.

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Lourdes - Grand Hotel Gallia & Londres

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.

Fatima - Hotel Santa Maria

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.

Avila - Palacio de los Velada

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Palacio de los Velada is an impressive 16th-century hotel offering luxurious rooms with elegant furnishings and air conditioning. A beautiful arched gallery surrounds the bright, central courtyard.

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property and there is an internet corner. Guests can enjoy satellite TV in the cafeteria.

El Tostado restaurant features stunning chandeliers and serves typical food from the region. Palacio de los Velada also has an English-style bar.

The hotel is in Avila, across from the cathedral and 1,700 feet from the Santa Teresa Convent and Museum. The train station is half a mile away.

 

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Burgos - Silken Gran Teatro

This stylish hotel is next to Burgos’ Museum of Human Evolution, a 5 minute walk from the historic quarter. Its elegant rooms have free Wi-Fi and plasma TV with satellite channels.

The Hotel Silken Gran Teatro’s restaurant serves traditional Spanish food. There is also a trendy cafe-bar serving snacks and drinks.

The Silken Gran Teatro has a gym which guests can use for free, and massage services are available. The staff at the 24-hour front desk can provide information about what to see and do in Burgos.

 

Barcelona - Tryp Barcelona Apolo Hotel

Tryp Barcelona Apolo is located at the foot of Montjuic, just a 7 minute walk from the famous Ramblas of Barcelona. It offers a 24-hour front desk, free gym and air-conditioned rooms with Wi-Fi.

The rooms at the Tryp Barcelona Apolo Hotel feature carpeted floors and modern furnishings. Each room features a flat-screen TV, minibar, work desk and a private bathroom.

The hotel serves a different buffet breakfast every morning. The hotel also features a snack bar that serves light meals during the day.

The Parallel Metro Station is next to the hotel, which allows guests easy access to the Fira Convention Center just 2 stops away.

Sants-Montjuic is an ideal destination for those interested in culture, architecture and monuments.

Booking your land only Tour Package

  • Tour departures, itineraries and prices are subject to change.
  • A non-refundable deposit of $250 per person is required to reserve and hold space for you.
  • Final payment is due 45 days before departure

Booking your Tour with Air

  • For this package Air is only available to passengers traveling from the United States and only available when booked in conjunction with a land tour package.
  • An additional $300 per person non-refundable air deposit is required for Air booked in conjunction with any land tour package. Air can only be booked by us in conjunction with a land tour package.

Cancellation Policy

If a booking cancellation is received prior to the final payment date of your tour, your non-refundable land deposit and Travel Protection payments will be retained in addition to your Air deposit, Instant Purchase Air payment and service fee, and/or Intra-vacation air deposit. For individual reservations, the following per person cancellation fees apply. Standard Cancellation Fees:
  • 45 days and over - Deposit
  • Cancellation 45-22 days prior to commencement of services: 20% of total price
  • Cancellation 21-8 days prior to commencement of services: 30% of total price
  • 7-1 days prior to commencement of services: 50% of total price
  • On departure day and later: 100% of total price

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  • A fee of $35 per person, per transaction, will be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed.

Land Transportation

  • Provided by state-of-the-art Motorcoach Buses with air conditioning, headsets, individual lightening, and very comfortable seating. Plenty of legroom even for the tall travelers. Reclining seats and foot rests. Up to 45 People.

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