Tours

A Pilgrimage to Fatima & Lourdes in 2018

10 days
France, Portugal & Spain
Starting from $3358*

Register today for the Pilgrimage starting at $3,358 from New York departing on September 24, 2018.

What’s Included

  • All Inclusive Pricing
  • Breakfast and Dinner Daily
  • Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
  • Entrance and Program Fees
  • First Class Hotels
  • Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
  • Gratuities
  • Guided Tours
  • International Airfare from NY

^ Additional Baggage & Optional fees may apply.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 Depart USA

Depart on your international overnight flight to Lisbon, Portugal.

Day 2 Arrive in Lisbon, Santarem & Fatima

Our representative will greet you at the airport and escort you to your bus for the journey to Santarem. Here the Church of St. Stephen was the site of a Holy Miracle in the 12th Century. The crystal pyx can be seen at the renamed Church of the Holy Miracle. Continue on to Fatima where you will check into your hotel and then celebrate Mass in one of the chapels at the Sanctuary of Fatima complex. There is an opportunity to participate in the candlelight processional while in Fatima.

Day 3 Fatima

Today you will celebrate Mass and then visit the Basilica where the three children (Lucia lived to adulthood) are interred. You will then journey to the countryside, where Mary appeared to Francisco and Jacinta Marto and their cousin Lucia dos Santos, from May 13, 1917 every month until on the 13th until August 19th, when she appeared at Valinhos. You will see their homes nearby, where Francisco died (Jacinta died in a Lisbon hospital) in 1919 and 1920. Return to Fatima for time to pray and contemplate the meaning of the Holy Site.

Day 4 Salamanca

Today you will celebrate Mass and then depart for Spain and Salamanca. This afternoon, enjoy a walking tour of this university city. Chartered in 1218 by Alfonso IX of Leon, this school has been home to Cervantes, Cortes and St. John of the Cross. The façade of the entrance to the university is an ornate wonder. The Old and New Cathedral (12th and 16th Century) join together at the edge of the University. The Plaza Mayor here is one of the most picturesque in all of Europe.

Day 5 Valladolid and Burgos

This morning you will travel to Valladolid and celebrate Mass at the unfinished Cathedral. Walk the path past the Church of Saint Mary the Ancient, whose foundations and tower date back to the 12th century. Continue on to Burgos, where we will pass through the Arco de Santa Maria, an ornate gateway through the old city walls built to honor Charles V. Visit the Gothic Cathedral, begun in 1221. This is a pilgrimage church on the Camino de Santiago.

Day 6 To Lourdes

This morning, you’ll celebrate Mass before your journey through the Pyrenees to Lourdes. Here Mary appeared to Bernadette Soubirous 18 times in 1858. It has become a place of pilgrimage for millions of the faithful each year, and the spring water from the grotto is believed to have healing properties. While in Lourdes, you will have opportunity to participate in the afternoon processional and the evening candlelight processional.

Day 7 Lourdes

Today you will celebrate Mass in one of the chapels here at the Sanctuary. Then enjoy a walking tour of the Sanctuary grounds and then to the homes of Bernadette and her family. This afternoon, you will have free time to partake in the healing waters baths or to explore more of the town on your own, from the various apparition sites to the castle fort that affords panoramic views of the Sanctuary and the Pyrenees.

Day 8 To Montserrat

Today you'll journey from Lourdes to the mountain top Monastery of Montserrat. The statue of the Black Virgin was uncovered in the Santa Cova in 880 AD. Celebrate Mass here in one of the chapels.

Day 9 Montserrat & Barcelona

This morning enjoy free time to explore the grounds of the Monastery, or take the funicular to the top of the mountain. Then descend the Mountain and journey into Barcelona. You’ll visit the Barri Gotic (gothic quarter) in the center of the city. Many of the buildings here are listed as World Heritage sites, including the Sagrada Familia Church, under continuous construction since 1882. Designed by renowned architect Gaudi, it is now slated for completion in 2026! See the Columbus Column while strolling La Rambla, as well as the font de Canaletes.

Day 10 Return to USA or enjoy an extension

Return home with memories of the people and places of our Pilgrimage to Fatima and Lourdes or join the exciting Paris On Own Extension.

Enhance Your Journey

Paris On Own Extension $698

October 3 - Flight to Paris/Transfer to Hotel
This morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Paris. After arrival, you will transfer to your hotel and check in. Dinner is not included.
October 4 - Time on Own
Today you have the city at your feet to explore, shop, and see. Breakfast and hotel included.
October 5 - Time on Own
Enjoy a second day in the beautiful city of Paris. Breakfast and hotel included.
October 6 - Return to USA
Transfer to the airport for your return flight home, full of the memories of the shrines of Europe and your time in Paris.

Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion.

Departure Dates

  1. September 24, 2018
    From $3358* Register Now!
*Prices reflect a 4% cash discount