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Budget Spiritual Highlights of Iberia, Lourdes, Italy

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Reaffirm and celebrate your faith on this Portugal, Spain, France, and Italy tour with overnights in Lisbon, Fátima, Santiago de Compostela, Burgos, Lourdes, Barcelona, Rome, San Giovanni Rotondo, and the Assisi area. Along the way, visit some of the world's most famous shrines, pilgrimage sites, and spiritual places.

Santiago de Compostela has been known as a pilgrimage site since the 9th century. Spend two nights here and visit St. James’ Cathedral, where you’ll have the opportunity to attend Mass. You’ll also attend Mass in Fátima, home to one of the most famous Catholic shrines; in Rome at St. Mary Major Basilica, the most important Roman church dedicated to the Virgin Mary; in San Giovanni Rotondo’s Old Church; in Assisi’s St. Francis Basilica; in St. Francis’ church in Lanciano; and in the 17th-century Sanctuary of Loyola, built to honor the founder of the Jesuits. Join pilgrims for the Rosary and candlelight processions in Fátima and in Lourdes, another of the world’s most famous pilgrimage places, where you’ll also enjoy a guided walking tour. 

Other highlights of this faith-based tour are visits to Monte Sant’Angelo, one of Christendom’s most celebrated shrines, and Jeronimos Monastery, dating to the mid-1400s. In Carcassonne, visit the medieval fortified citadel and marvel at the ramparts, castle walls, and drawbridges. In Burgos, visit the cathedral where El Cid is buried. In Barcelona, visit the Sagrada Familia, Gaudi’s masterpiece. In Braga, one of the world’s oldest Christian cities, visit Bom Jesus do Monte Sanctuary, where devout followers have walked the “Stations of the Cross” since 1811. In Rome, attend the Papal audience (subject to availability) and visit the world-famous Colosseum. 

All of this and much more are included on this inspirational Portugal, Spain, France, and Italy tour designed for value-minded travelers.


Day 1 - Arrive In Lisbon, Portugal

Welcome to Portugal! Check into your hotel, and tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.

Day 2 - Lisbon — Santarém — Fátima

See all the highlights on your guided tour of Lisbon. Visit the Cathedral La Se’, where St. Anthony was baptized, and Jeronimos Monastery. Stop in Santarém to visit the Church of the Eucharistic Holy Miracle. Arrive in Fátima, enjoy an orientation walk and visit the Tomb of the Visionaries and the Chapel of the Apparitions. This evening, join pilgrims from around the world for the rosary and candlelight procession at the Our Lady of Fátima Basilica.

Day 3 - Fátima

Today, join an optional excursion to Tomar with a visit to the Monastery-Fortress of the Knights Templar. This afternoon, attend  Mass at the Sanctuary of Our Lady with time to wander on your own. This evening, perhaps join the Rosary.

Day 4 - Fátima — Braga — Santiago De Compostela, Spain

Stop in Braga to visit the Bom Jesus do Monte Sanctuary. Continue into Spain and head for Santiago de Compostela. On arrival, an orientation walk introduces you to the old city center. Then, attend the  Pilgrims Mass in St. James’ Cathedral, which houses the Apostle James’ remains beneath the high alter, followed by the famous Botafumeiro to close the celebration.

Day 5 - Santiago De Compostela

This morning, join an optional excursion to Cabo Finisterre, where pilgrims have traditionally completed their walk and burned their robes. Later, return to Santiago de Compostela, known throughout history for the key 9th-century pilgrimage route, the Camino de Santiago (or Way of St. James) with time to explore on your own.

Day 6 - Santiago De Compostela — Burgos

Today, travel to Burgos, historic capital of Old Castile. Your visit takes you to the magnificent cathedral, a masterpiece of gothic architecture and burial place of Spain’s national hero, El Cid.

Day 7 - Burgos — San Ignacio De Loyola — Lourdes, France

Travel through the Basque region toward Lourdes. En route, pause to reflect and attend  Mass at the 17th-century Sanctuary of Loyola, built in honor of San Ignacio de Loyola, founder of the Jesuit religious order. See its spectacular dome and marble and jasper main altarpiece. Cross into France and overnight in Lourdes, home to another of the world’s most famous places of pilgrimage. Join the nightly rosary and candlelight procession for a memorable spiritual experience.

Day 8 - Lourdes

Today’s guided walking tour includes the grotto, where the Virgin Mary appeared to St. Bernadette in 1858, Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine, Bernadette's birthplace, and her family home. The afternoon is at leisure to further explore this little market town and to attend Mass, if you like.

Day 9 - Lourdes — Carcassonne — Barcelona, Spain

This morning, head for the France/Spain border. En route, visit the fortified citadel of Carcassonne, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the ramparts, castle walls, and drawbridges that are still well preserved from the Middle Ages. Overnight in Catalonia’s lively and beautiful capital, Barcelona.

Day 10 - Barcelona

Today’s guided sightseeing includes a drive around Montjuïc to see the Olympic Stadium and a great panoramic view of the port and city. Continue to the city center to admire Gaudi’s eccentric Houses Batlló and Milà, as well as his Sagrada Familia.

Day 11 - Barcelona

Today is at leisure to explore as you like or maybe join the optional excursion to the pilgrimage site of Montserrat. Situated 4,055 feet above sea level, this is the site of the Benedictine abbey that hosts the Black Virgin of Montserrat Sanctuary, patron saint of Catalonia. This evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 12 - Barcelona — Rome, Italy

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Rome.

Day 13 - Rome

This morning, attend the papal audience (subject to availability) for the chance to see the Pope and receive the Papal Blessing. Later, visit St. Paul Outside the Walls, burial place of St. Paul the Apostle and one of Rome’s four major Papal basilicas, along with St. John Lateran Basilica, built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century. Next, visit the Papal sanctuary of the Scala Sancta (Holy Stairs), transported from Jerusalem to Rome around 326 AD by St. Helena, Emperor Constantine’s mother. These 28 marble steps are traditionally ascended in a kneeling position with a prayer recital dedicated to Jesus Christ. Then, visit the impressive St. Mary Major Basilica and attend  Mass.

Day 14 - Rome

The “Eternal City” is steeped in history, vibrantly alive and exciting, and of course the Holy See! Included sightseeing with a Local Guide starts in Vatican City with St. Peter’s Square and Basilica. Other highlights are the iconic Colosseum, the largest amphitheater ever built; the Roman Forum; Piazza Venezia, and Campidoglio. An optional visit is available to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, world famous for Michelangelo’s impressive fresco of The Last Judgment.

Day 15 - Rome — Monte Cassino — Pietrelcina — San Giovanni Rotondo

Head deeper south today, stopping first in Monte Cassino to see the monastery and visit the abbey perched high above the valley. The monastery was the mother-house of the Benedictines, founded in 529 AD and destroyed four times over the centuries. Then, stop in quaint Pietrelcina, birthplace of the beloved St. Pio, before heading towards San Giovanni Rotondo on the eastern coast, the Saint’s home from 1916 until his death in 1968.

 Day 16 - San Giovanni Rotondo. Excursion To Monte Sant’Angelo

Attend Mass this morning at Santa Maria Delle Grazie (Old Church), then visit the friary of Padre Pio, including his tomb, cell, confessional, and the Padre Pio Pilgrimage Church(New Church). Afterwards, take a short drive to the nearby Shrine of Monte Sant’Angelo, one of Christendom’s most celebrated shrines and where St. Michael the Archangel appeared in 490, 492, and 1656.

Day 17 - San Giovanni Rotondo — Lanciano — Loreto — Assisi Area

Visit ST. Francis’ church in Lanciano, home of the Sanctuary of the Eucharistic Miracle, and attend morning  Mass. Continue to the Loreto Sanctuary, including the holy house, where, according to tradition, angels transported the home of the blessed Virgin Mary. Arrive at the hilltop village of Assisi, home of St. Francis and St. Clare.

Day 18 - Assisi

Attend early morning  Mass at St. Francis Basilica, famous for its 14th-century Giotto paintings depicting the life of St. Francis, then meet your Local Guide and visit the upper and lower Basilicas of St. Francis and the Basilica of St. Clare, founder of the Order of Poor Clares. Next, visit the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli, situated at the foot of Assisi’s hills and protecting the Porziuncola, where St. Francis is said to have founded the Order of Friars Minor in 1209, and the Cappella del Transito, where the Saint died in 1226.

Day 19 - Assisi Area — Cascia — Rome

Travel to Cascia this morning, home of St. Rita, the “Patron Saint of Impossible Causes.” Visit the sanctuary and see the Major Basilica, the chapel that houses the tomb of St. Rita. Also, see the Minor Basilica, home of the Eucharistic Miracle that is commemorated each year with the Feast of Corpus Christi. Return to Rome for a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

 Day 20 - Rome

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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Vacation Highlights

  • Visits to Santarém, Fátima, Braga, Santiago de Compostela, Burgos, Carcassonne, Monte Cassino, Pietrelcina, San Giovanni Rotondo, Monte Sant’Angelo, Lanciano, Loreto, Cascia
  • Mass: Fátima, Santiago de Compostela, San Ignacio de Loyola, Lourdes, Rome, San Giovanni Rotondo, Lanciano, Assisi (subject to change)
  • Headsets throughout the tour.
  • The Pyrenées
  • Guides: Local Guides for city sightseeing in Lisbon, Lourdes, Barcelona, Rome and Assisi; services of a professional Tour Director while touring


  • May 11 - Departure Our Lady of Fátima Feast Day in Fátima (May 13).
  • September 8 - Departure St. Padre Pio Feast Day in San Giovanni Rotondo (September 23).
  • October 12 - Departure Last Apparition of Our Lady of Fátima in Fátima (October 13).


  • Buffet breakfasts daily; 11 dinners, including a dinner at a local restaurant in Barcelona and in Rome.
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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

Assisi Area - Casa Leonori

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Casa Leonori Features a garden setting and a gourmet restaurant. Featuring free Wi-Fi throughout the premises, Casa Leonori offers spacious rooms with air conditioning as well as a buffet style breakfast. Assisi Train Station is just 1,300 feet away.

The rooms are decorated with warm colours and have a private bathroom. Each is equipped with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, and a work desk.

An extensive breakfast is provided daily, and it includes cold cuts and cheese, as well as cereal, bread, and jam. The restaurant serves local and international cuisine, and gluten-free or vegetarian options are available on request.

Assisi Cathedral is 3.1 miles from the property, while Perugia is a 20-minute drive away.

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Fatima - Coração de Fátima

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Situated in the heart of Fátima, just 150 feet from the Sanctuary of Fátima, the Hotel Coração de Fátima was renovated in March 2016 and offers a clean and sophisticated décor.

The 47 elegant rooms at Hotel Coração De Fátima are all soundproofed. Each one has a private bathroom featuring a bath. The units are equipped with a cable TV. Some rooms can accommodate extra beds for families with 1 or 2 children.

The buffet breakfast offers a wide variety of tastes, including continental and local delicacies. In the evening a cocktail drink can be enjoyed at the bar before having dinner in the hotel's restaurant.

Hotel Coração De Fátima provides room service as well as laundry and dry cleaning service. Free on-site parking is available.

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Assisi Area - Domus Pacis

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Hotel Domus Pacis, just 0.6miles from Assisi Train Station, is run by Franciscan Friars and features an Umbrian restaurant. It offers air conditioned rooms with a flat screen TV.

Rooms at the Domus Pacis Hotel all come with free toiletries and a hairdryer in the private bathroom.

A sweet and savoury buffet breakfast is provided daily. The restaurant serves both local and classic Italian cuisine.

Santa Maria degli Angeli Basilica is 500 feet from the hotel. Assisi town centre is 4.3 miles away.

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Santiago de Compostela - Gran Hotel Los Abetos

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The Gran Hotel Los Abetos is set in the San Lazaro neighborhood, offering impressive views of Santiago de Compostela. It offers an outdoor swimming pool during summer.

Free shuttle service is offered Monday through Friday.

Each air-conditioned room in Los Abetos has free Wi-Fi and a large flat-screen TV. All rooms are soundproofed, and all have marble bathrooms.

The Gran Hotel Los Abetos has a tennis court, as well as 2 saunas and a gym. Staff will be happy to advise on golf courses and other outdoor activities.

The hotel’s Bordon Restaurant offers a good range of regional dishes, and has a well-stocked wine cellar. You can enjoy city views from the poolside bar and there is also a lobby bar with a piano.

Set in the San Lazaro neighborhood, Los Abetos is located just off the Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage Route, close to the Galician Convention Center, As Cancelas Shopping Centre and the Galicia Culture City.

It is within 10 minutes’ drive of the city center and Santiago Airport. The hotel has free onsite parking.

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Salamanca - Hotel Corona de Castilla

Hotel Corona de Castilla is 3 km from central Salamanca, located opposite the Helmantico Stadium. It offers 24-hour reception, free Wi-Fi. The air-conditioned rooms come with a TV.

Rooms feature wooden floors and are heated. All have a work desk. The private bathroom has a bath tub or shower and toiletries.

A buffet breakfast is available and the hotel has an à la carte restaurant and a snack bar. Guests can relax in the lounge, which has bullfighting memorabilia and a fireplace.

The hotel has a tour desk and is 100 meters from a local bus stop. Taxis are available 24 hours a day. The A66 and A62 Motorways are easily accessible from the hotel.

Fatima - Hotel Estrela de Fatima

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.

Santiago de Compostela - Hotel Gelmírez

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Hotel Gelmírez is just a ten minute walk from Santiago de Compostela Cathedral and a three minute walk from the Airport bus stop. It features a 24 hour front desk, free Wi-Fi, and a gym.

Featuring individually controlled air conditioning and heating, all rooms have a laptop safe, a minibar and a flat-screen satellite TV. The private bathrooms have a hairdryer and free toiletries.

A breakfast buffet is available. You can rent a car from the tour desk and there is also a concierge service.

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Rome - Hotel Oly

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Located in a quiet area of the business district EUR of Rome, Hotel Oly is just a ten minute walk from the San Paolo Metro Station. Free Wi-fi is available throughout the hotel. Oly is just 0.6 miles from St. Paul's Basilica.

Rooms at Hotel Oly are spacious and air conditioned. They come with free wired internet, a TV with satellite and pay-per-view channels, and a small fridge.

Your day at the Oly Hotel starts with a buffet breakfast of scrambled eggs and homemade cakes. Staff are always available to offer useful tourist and travel information.

The Coliseum is just 4 metro stops away. Outdoor parking is free, while the indoor garage comes at an additional cost.

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San Giovanni Rotondo - Hotel Parco delle Rose

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Just under 3,000 feet from the center of San Giovanni Rotondo, Hotel Parco delle Rose is a short walk from the Padre Pio Pilgrimage Church. The hotel is surrounded by a garden and offers an Olympic-size swimming pool and free Wi-Fi to its guests.

The air-conditioned rooms are classically furnished and include a minibar, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with free toiletries and a hairdryer.

The restaurant at the Parco delle Rose Hotel serves classic Italian cuisine with international specialities, and vegetarian or gluten-free dishes. Breakfast is a varied buffet.

Providing free private parking, this property includes a children's playground, a hall with grand piano, and a sun terrace. It is 15.5 miles from Manfredonia and the beach, and 1-hour drive from Peschici.

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Barcelona - Hotel Porta Fira

Across from Fira Barcelona Exhibition Center, Porta Fira is an impressive red tower designed by Japanese architect Toyo Ito. It features a gym, sauna and stylish rooms with free Wi-Fi and views of Barcelona.

Hotel Porta Fira’s rooms feature sleek minimalist décor and include a minibar and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. The modern bathrooms come with a selection of toiletries.

The Porta Fira offers a breakfast buffet and has an elegant restaurant, serving international cuisine. You can also enjoy light meals and drinks in the snack bar and cafe.

The hotel is a 5 minute walk from Gran Via 2 Shopping Center. Just 220 yards away, Europa Fira FGC Metro Station provides direct access to central Barcelona. Barcelona Airport is a 10 minute drive away.

Fatima - Hotel Regina

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Hotel Regina features sophisticated rooms and is located just 150 feet from the Paulo VI Pastoral Center and the Sanctuary of Fátima. It offers 24 hour reception and business center with free internet.

The comfortable rooms are tastefully decorated and air conditioned. They provide satellite TV and private bathrooms with a bathtub and shower.

Regina Hotel features a modern restaurant and bar. Breakfast can also be delivered to the room.

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Lisbon - Hotel Roma

Located in Lisbon's exclusive Alvalade district near many theaters and restaurants, Hotel Roma offers spacious rooms with free Wi-Fi. It features a solarium and an on-site restaurant serving international fare.

All of Hotel Roma's rooms feature satellite TV, work desk and a private bathroom with tub. Some room types also have a private balcony and a separate seating area.

Roma's restaurant offers a varied menu of meals, in addition to a fine selection of Portuguese wines. Room service is also available.

The hotel is just 5 minutes’ walking from Roma Metro Station and Lisbon Portela Airport can be reached in 10 minutes by car.

Barcelona - Ibis Styles Barcelona City Bogatell

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Featuring a beautiful outdoor pool and playground, Ibis Styles Barcelona City Bogatell is situated in the Sant Martí neighborhood of Barcelona. The hotel offers on-site bar as well as free Wi-Fi to its guests. Private parking is available on site.

The rooms have a TV with satellite channels.

You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property.

You can play ping-pong at the hotel. The hotel also provides bike rental. Port Olympic is 0.6 miles from ibis Styles Barcelona City Bogatell, and Picasso Museum is 0.9 miles from the property. The nearest airport is Barcelona El Prat Airport, 9 miles from ibis Styles Barcelona City Bogatell.

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Rome - Pineta Palace

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The Pineta Palace features air conditions rooms with elegant style and private balconies. It is situated 0.8 miles from the Gemelli Train Station in a quiet area. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.

The rooms have a TV with satellite channels, and a private bathroom with hairdryer. Some offer free parking and free access to the gym. Some also provide city views.

A generous breakfast is served every morning. The restaurant serves classic Italian cuisine for dinner. Guests can relax with a cocktail at the lounge bar, which features an outdoor terrace.

Buses stopping 650 feet from Hotel Pineta Palace run to Cornelia Metro Station and the Vatican Museums. The FR3 Line links to Trastevere and Fiumicino Airport.

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Lourdes - Quality Hotel Christina Lourdes

Hôtel Le Christina is just over a quarter mile from the sanctuaries of Lourdes. This 3-star hotel offers guest rooms with satellite TV, a fitness room, sauna, playground and multilingual staff. It is open 24 hours a day.

Hôtel Le Christina offers views of the Gave de Pau and Pyrenees Mountains. It also has a lovely garden with waterfalls which can be seen from the hotel’s terraces.

Traditional French cuisine and a variety of wines and drinks are available at the bar and restaurant.

Children have access to a playroom, mini golf and a giant chess game.

Lourdes - Sainte-Rose Hotel

Hotel Sainte-Rose provides contemporary and comfortable accommodation and a warm welcome, just 80 metres from the entrance to the Sanctuaries.

Start the day with the all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet. Enjoy the Sainte Rose’s private garden and savour a traditional meal in the hotel’s panoramic restaurant.

The cosy guest rooms are equipped with all modern comforts, including en suite facilities, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a safe and a telephone.

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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
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  • On departure day and later: 100% of total price

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