1021UA9 - Marian Shrines Pilgrimage 10 days from Atlanta

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Air France http://bit.ly/zBSYjC

Special Package with this Trip :
International departure taxes of $120 plus current fuel surcharges of $300 are included (subject to change).

Tour Code Departure Date Cost per person
UAA1021BH 10/21/2019 $3999.00
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Trip Details

Today we depart Atlanta and connect with our overnight flight aboard a wide- bodied jet. We enjoy in-flight movies, dinner and breakfast aloft.
We arrive at Lisbon Airport, where we are met and given a short orientation tour of Lisbon before the drive to Fatima. If possible, we celebrate Mass at the Church of the famous Eucharistic Miracle at Santarem. Balance of the day at leisure. Dinner and overnight at our hotel. In the evening, we join the International Rosary Procession.
This full day is devoted to visiting the Basilica and Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima. We will also see the birthplaces of Francisco, Jacinta and Lucia to whom the Virgin appeared for the first time on May 13th, 1917. We celebrate Mass at the Chapel of the Apparitions. In the evening, we once again join the International Rosary Procession. Dinner and overnight at our hotel.
Today we celebrate an early Mass in Fatima, before heading north. Time permitting, we will briefly stop in the ancient capital and University City of Coimbra, where Lucia, the last Fatima visionary was a cloistered nun. We continue northwards into Spain and on to Santiago de Compostela, the most ancient of pilgrimage routes. Tradition holds that the Apostle James was cast ashore here preaching for seven years and was responsible for the conversion of Spain, before returning to the Holy Land. The Cathedral with its splendor, and portico is a masterpiece of Romanesque art. Upon arrival this afternoon, we enjoy a visit to the Cathedral and the Old City. We will also have the option in the early evening of walking a small portion of the Camino. Dinner and overnight Santiago.
Following our walk to Mass at the Cathedral of Santiago we return to our hotel for breakfast and then head east to Santander along one of the many “Routes of St. James”. While this is our longest coach day, the wonderful scenery of mountains and sea awe us, as our roads hug the northern Spanish seacoast. Lunch on our own is taken along the route. Dinner and overnight in Santander.
This morning before we leave Santander, we celebrate Mass at a local parish. We continue eastward along the Basque coast via San Sebastian and crossing the border into France. En route we also stop at the Basilica of St Ignatius of Loyola and pay homage to Saint Ignatius the Spanish Basque priest and theologian, who founded the religious order called the Society of Jesus. In the late afternoon we arrive in Lourdes for dinner and overnight at our hotel. In the evening, we have the opportunity to join the Torchlight Marian Procession.
This day is spent in devotion to Our Lady of Lourdes. We celebrate Mass at the Grotto, visit the Shrine and enjoy a walking tour of Lourdes. We will also visit Boly Mill, where St. Bernadette was born, the Cachot, formerly used as a jail, where she lived during the apparitions, and the parish church. There will be free time for private devotions, the Eucharistic Procession, the Blessing of the Sick or the legendary, and entering the healing waters of the miraculous Lourdes spring. Dinner and overnight at our hotel. In the evening, we can once again join the Torchlight Marian Procession.
This morning we depart Lourdes and traverse the Pyrenees southward entering northern Spain. We drive to Montserrat on the outskirts of Barcelona and celebrate Mass at the Monastery housing the famed Madonna Black. If possible, we enjoy the mid-day music of the famous boys’ choir here. Dinner and overnight at our Monastery hotel here.
This morning we drive to Barcelona to celebrate Mass at the Cathedral. Afterwards we through the Gothic quarter bisected by the famous Ramblas and see the important new developments at the pleasure port where many of the Olympic events were held in 1992. We enjoy a spectacular view from the top of the Montjuic hill, pass by the Exchange and visit the Church of the Holy Family or Sagrada Familia, the still uncompleted masterpiece of Antoni Gaudi. Afterwards we visit the Unesco World Heritage "Park Guell" one of Gaudi's Masterpieces of "landscape architecture.” We enjoy our farewell dinner in Barcelona at a local restaurant, with entertainment. We return to Montserrat for dinner and overnight at our hotel.
We transfer to the airport for our flight home with unforgettable memories to cherish always.