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12 Days/11 Nights.
  Enjoy a wonderful trip to see the most famous pilgrimage towns of Spain, Portugal, and France. Start in Madrid with a welcome dinner at your hotel and guided sightseeing including a highlight visit to the Prado Museum. Continue to Ávila, where St. Theresa founded the Order of Carmelites, and enjoy a walking tour. Arrive in Fátima to visit Our Lady of Fátima Shrine; the Chapel of the Apparitions, where the Virgin Mary appeared to three children in 1917; and the Parish Church. You may wish to attend Mass and join the evening’s Rosary and candlelight procession. Next is the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, one of the top pilgrimage destinations during the Middle Ages along with Rome and Jerusalem. You may wish to attend Mass and join a unique experience: walk part of the famous Camino Pilgrim’s Way with an expert Local Guide. Continue to Burgos, the historic capital of Old Castile, where a guided visit to the cathedral is included. Travel along the Basque coast and arrive in Lourdes, one of the world’s most famous places of pilgrimage. Visit the grotto where the Virgin Mary appeared to St. Bernadette in 1858, the Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine, and St. Bernadette’s birthplace and family home. You may wish to bathe in the healing waters, experience the “Blessing of the Sick,” attend Mass, or join the evening’s Rosary and candlelight procession. Re-enter Spain, and stop in Barcelona, where guided sightseeing includes a visit to the Sagrada Familia Basilica, Gaudi’s masterpiece. Via Montserrat, visit the Benedictine Abbey and the Basilica, and arrive in Saragossa, where guided sightseeing features the Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar, home to a miraculous image of the Virgin Mary. End in Madrid with a farewell dinner at your hotel. 

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive Madrid, Spain

Welcome to Madrid! Take some time to get settled and prepare yourself for your upcoming journey of faith. Then, at 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner with wine at your hotel.
Dinner is included.

Day 2 - Madrid - Avila

The day begins with breakfast, followed by guided sightseeing featuring the Puerta del Sol, Plaza de España with its monument to Cervantes, Parliament, the Cibeles Fountain, elegant Calle Alcala, and Paseo de Castellana. The highlight is a visit to the Prado Museum with its priceless art treasures. Continue to the walled town of Ávila, where St. Teresa founded the Order of Carmelites, for a guided walking tour. Visit the Romanesque and gothic Cathedral; Convent of Santa Teresa and Monastery of La Encarnacion — two important pilgrimage stops.
Breakfast and Dinner included.

Day 3 - Avila - Fatima, Portugal

The majestic scenery of the Serra da Estrela mountain range forms the backdrop of your drive into Portugal. Arrive in Fatima, and visit Our Lady of Fatima Shrine with the tombs of the visionaries, and the Chappel of Apparitions, where the Virgin Mary appeared to three children in 1917. You may wish to attend Mass and join this evening’s Rosary and candlelight procession at the Our Lady of Fatima Shrine.
Breakfast and Dinner included.

Day 4 - Fatima

Today, visit the Parish Church where the visionaries were baptized, and also visit their homes in nearby Valinhos. Join this evening’s Rosary and candlelight procession.
Breakfast is included.

Day 5 - Fatima - Santiago de Compostela

Enjoy guided sightseeing in Santiago de Compostela, one of the top pilgrimage destinations during the Middle Ages along with Rome and Jerusalem. Visit the Cathedral, where the relics of St. James the Apostle, brother of St. John the Evangelist, are kept behind the high altar. You may wish to attend Mass.
Breakfast and Dinner included.

Day 6 - Santiago de Compostela 

For more than a thousand years, pilgrims have been walking the Camino Pilgrim's Way, and this morning, you can experience it yourself. Drive to the village of Arca and do part of this famous walk accompanied by your Local Guide. Back in Santiago, attend the pilgrim’s  Mass in the cathedral.
Breakfast is included.

Day 7 - Santiago de Compostela - Burgos

Travel to Burgos, the historic capital of Old Castile. Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a visit to the magnificent 13th century Cathedral, dedicated to the Virgin Mary.
Breakfast and Dinner included.

Day 8 - Burgos - Lourdes

Continue along the Basque coast and arrive in Lourdes, home to one of the world’s most famous places of pilgrimage. Your guided walking tour includes visits to the Grotto where the Virgin Mary appeared to St. Bernadette in 1858, the Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine, the birthplace of St. Bernardette, and her family home during the time of the apparitions. Join this evening’s memorable Rosary and candlelight procession. Breakfast and Dinner included.

Day 9 - Lourdes

A day at leisure. You may wish to experience the powerful healing baths, the “Blessing of the Sick,” and attend one of the daily Masses. An optional excursion is also available to the nearby Pyrenees.
Breakfast is included.

Day 10 - Lourdes - Barcelona

Re-enter Spain and head for Barcelona, Spain’s second-largest city and host of the Olympic Games in 1992. Breakfast is included.

Day 11 - Barcelona

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Columbus Monument, Plaza de Cataluna, 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. Rest of day at leisure. 
Breakfast is included.

Day 12 - Barcelona - Montserrat - Saragossa

Stop in Montserrat and visit the impressive Benedictine Monastery. Also visit the Basilica, one of Spain’s most important pilgrimage sites, and admire the 12th-century Romanesque carving of the La Moreneta (Black Madonna). Continue to Saragossa, home to Spain’s most famous Marian Shrine. 
Breakfast is included.

Day 13 - Saragossa - Madrid

This morning, guided sightseeing brings you to the Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar, home to a miraculous image of the Virgin Mary. According to local tradition, on January 2 of the year 40, the Mother of God appeared upon a pillar to the Apostle St. James the Greater while he was preaching the Gospel. The pillar is conserved and venerated within the basilica today. Continue to Madrid, where a farewell dinner with wine awaits you at the hotel.
Breakfast and Dinner included.

Day 14 - Madrid

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. 
Breakfast is included.

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Tour Highlights

  • Madrid: Guided sightseeing, visit the Prado Museum; farewell dinner
  • Avila: Visit the walled town
  • Fatima: Orientation including visits to the Our Lady of Fátima Shrine, the Chapel of the Apparitions, Parish Church, Valinhos and attend Mass
  • Santiago de Compostela: Guided sightseeing; visit the cathedral; walk part of the famous Camino; attend Mass
  • Burgos: Guided sightseeing, visit the cathedral
  • Lourdes: Guided walking tour, visit the grotto, the Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine, and St. Bernadette’s birthplace and family home; attend Mass
  • Barcelona: Guided sightseeing, visit the Sagrada Familia Basilica
  • Montserrat: Visit of the Benedictine Monastery and the Basilica
  • Saragossa: Guided sightseeing, visit the Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar

Meals

  • Full buffet breakfast; 7 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome and a farewell dinner in Madrid
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Madrid - Agumar

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Conveniently located across from central Madrid's Atocha Station, Hotel Agumar is under a 10-minute walk from the Prado, Thyssen and Reina Sofia Museums. It has simple, air-conditioned rooms with satellite TV and free Wi-Fi.

A breakfast buffet is served in the Piano Room at Agumar, including fresh fruit and hot dishes. Las Arenas restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine and light meals are available at the cafeteria throughout the day.

The rooms feature a marble bathroom equipped with a bathrobe and hairdryer. They also have a safe and a selection of pillows.

Atocha Train Station is 320 yards away, with a high-speed AVE service and services to Barajas Airport. Madrid’s beautiful Retiro Park is also close to the Agumar Hotel.

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Burgos - Almirante Bonifaz

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Hotel Almirante Bonifaz is located in the historic town of Burgos, 10 minutes’ walk from the cathedral. It offers free wired internet in public areas, and all air-conditioned rooms feature flat-screen satellite TV.

Rooms at the Almirante Bonifaz are also heated, and there is a safe and work desk. The private bathroom comes with a hairdryer.

The hotel has a restaurant, and room service is available.There is a 24-hour front desk and a tour desk. The hotel offers a laundry, dry cleaning and ironing service.

Main shops and tapas restaurants are within walking distance. The Bonifaz is located next to the Human Evolution Museum, and 10 minutes' walk from the bus station.

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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

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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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Santiago de Compostela - Hesperia Peregrino

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The hotel is in an unbeatable location in the new area of the city. Only 15 minutes from the old quarter and its historic symbol: The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. It offers you all the services and facilities of a high category hotel.

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Fatima - Hotel Estrela de Fatima

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Estrela de Fatima is a contemporary hotel located in the center of Fatima. The hotel features a bar with outdoor terrace. All of the rooms come equipped with satellite TV and a work desk.

Estrela de Fatima’s restaurant serves a variety of local and international cuisine.

The Hotel can arrange shuttle services and help guests renting a car. The parking is available for free, but is subject to availability.

The Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima and the Lady of Fatima Basilica are both less than one minute by foot from the hotel. The beaches of Nazare are just over an hour away by car.

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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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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

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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.

 

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Zaragosa - Silken Reino De Aragon

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Hotel Reino de Aragon is in Zaragoza’s historic quarter, 330 ft from Plaza de Espana. It offers free Wi-Fi, spacious rooms with air conditioning and TV, and private parking.

Silken Reino de Aragon’s Los Fueros restaurant serves a buffet breakfast and a daily set menu. The menu combines traditional local recipes and modern cuisine. Dishes make good use of seasonal products.

The Seo Cathedral is only 1700 ft from Silken Reino de Aragon, while the Roman Theater is 500 ft away. Zaragoza-Delicias Station is 2 miles away.

There are many restaurants, shops and tapas bars within walking distance of the Reino de Aragon.

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