0420UA1 - Pilgrimage to Spain and Portugal 11 days from Portland, OR

Airline Name Baggage Information
United Airlines http://bit.ly/yoafSS

Special Package with this Trip :
International departure taxes of $111 plus current fuel surcharges of $350 are included (subject to change).

Tour Code Departure Date Cost per person
UAB0420KM 04/20/2021 $3999.00
Weather Info

Trip Details

We depart our home airport for our overnight flight arriving the next day. We enjoy in-flight movies, dinner and breakfast aloft.
Upon arrival in Barcelona we are met by our guide and transferred to our hotel in the nearby city of Montserrat. The rest of our day is at leisure. Dinner and overnight.
We start our day with breakfast at our hotel, then visit and tour of the amazing Church of the Holy Family or Sagrada Familia, the still uncompleted masterpiece of Antonio Gaudi. After, we visit the Cathedral of Barcelona where we celebrate Mass. We drive 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. Later we visit the UNESCO World Heritage “Park Guell” one of Gaudi’s Masterpieces of “landscape architecture.” We return to Montserrat for dinner and overnight at our hotel.
Following breakfast, we visit the breathtaking Benedictine Monastery which houses the famed Black Madonna. We celebrate Mass here. Get your cameras ready as we drive atop the mountain for the stunning views of the monastery, the Pyrenees mountains, and the picturesque countryside below. Following lunch on our own, we make our way to Zaragoza, the capital of Aragon. This city was also the birthplace of Goya, whose works grace many of the sites we visit. We visit the number one Marian shrine of Spain, the Pilar Basilica, commemorating the apparitions of Our Lady the Pillar of St. James in 40AD. Dinner and overnight at our hotel.
Following breakfast, we leave Zaragoza and make our way to Madrid. Upon arrival, we visit the famous Prado Museum and the Royal Palace of the Bourbons, and its Room of the Throne. We celebrate Mass in the Cathedral. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Dinner and overnight at our hotel.
Today, after breakfast, we embark to the walled city of Toledo. Here we visit the cathedral and house of the famous painter, El Greco. We visit the Monastery of St. John of the Kings. After Mass, we enjoy lunch on our own at a local restaurant overlooking Toledo. Returning to Madrid, the balance of the afternoon is free to shop, stroll or rest up for our special dinner at a local restaurant which will include a Flamenco show. Overnight at our hotel.
We depart Madrid after breakfast, saying goodbye to Madrid and traveling to Segovia to pay our respects to St. John of the Cross. Here we celebrate Mass. We visit the great cathedral, then continue on to Avila. Avila is well known for its walls, the best-preserved medieval walls in Europe. Avila is also known as the birthplace of St. Teresa of Avila. Dinner and overnight at our hotel.
We depart early this morning, after breakfast, to arrive in Santiago de Compostela, one of the most famous shrines in the western world. This is the site of the ancient pilgrimage to the Shrine of St. James. Tradition holds that the Apostle James was cast ashore here preaching for seven years during which he converted all of Spain before returning to the Holy Land. The Cathedral of 11th to 13th century and the portico, with its splendor, are masterworks of Romanesque era. On arrival this afternoon, we enjoy a visit to the Cathedral and the Old City. While dinner is included at our hotel, the adventurous might consider enjoying the varied delights of the Galatian restaurants in the nearby Old City. Overnight at our hotel.
This morning, after breakfast, we leave Compostela and travel South along the Western coast of Portugal on our way to Fatima. Upon arrival, we have free time to explore on our own, shop or just relax and take it all in. Dinner and overnight at our hotel. In the evening, we join the International Rosary Procession.
We enjoy breakfast, then this full day is devoted to visiting the Basilica and Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima and the birthplaces of Francisco, Jacinta and Lucia to whom the Virgin appeared for the first time on May 13th, 1917. In the evening, we once again join the International Rosary Procession. Dinner and overnight at our hotel.
We transfer to the airport in Lisbon for our flight home with unforgettable memories to cherish always.