1017IB2 - Marian Shrines Pilgrimage 8 days from New York, JFK

Airline Name Baggage Information
Iberia http://bit.ly/1IZpoZL

Special Package with this Trip :
International departure taxes of $179 plus current fuel surcharges of $410 are included (subject to change).

Tour Code Departure Date Cost per person
IB1017GS 10/17/2022 $3899.00
Weather Info

Trip Details

Today, we depart JFK to connect with our overnight flight to Toulouse, France. We enjoy in-flight movies, dinner, and breakfast while aloft.
This morning, we arrive in Toulouse where we are met by our Tour Manager. We transfer to our simple, pilgrim’s hotel near the Shrine for our “welcome” dinner. In the evening, we join the nightly Torchlight Marian Procession.
This day is spent in devotion to Our Lady of Lourdes! We celebrate Mass at the Grotto, with a morning orientation visit to the Shrine and a walking tour of Lourdes, visiting Boly Mill, where St. Bernadette was born, the Cachot, formerly used as a jail, where she lived during the apparitions, and the parish church. This afternoon, following a break for lunch on our own, we enjoy free time for private devotions, Eucharistic Procession, the Blessing of the Sick or the legendary, healing waters of the miraculous Lourdes spring. Dinner and overnight at our hotel. In the evening, we again join the nightly Torchlight Marian Procession.
This morning, following Mass at the shrine, we depart Lourdes and travel by high-speed train (TGV) to Paris. Upon arrival we enjoy a bus tour of this Beautiful and enchanting city. We break for lunch on our own along the way before continuing with our tour, passing by the Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower and travel down the famous Champs-Elysees. We enjoy dinner and overnight at our hotel.
Today, we venture out of Paris to Lisieux, the home of St. Therese the “Little Flower”, also known as “St. Therese of the Infant Jesus”. We celebrate Mass in the village convent. We also visit the Basilica dedicated to St. Therese. The Basilica is the objective for pilgrims from around the world, who come to kneel in solemn prayer to St. Therese. We break for lunch on our own before visiting the Les Buissonnets, where St. Therese lived as a child. We return to Paris for dinner and overnight at our hotel.
This morning, following Mass at the Miraculous Medal Shrine of St. Catherine Laboure, we tour the sites of Paris, including a view of the most enduring symbol of the French capital, the Notre Dame Cathedral, situated on the Ile de la Cité. We break for lunch on our own before continuing with our tour and spend the remainder of the day relaxing and enjoying the atmosphere of Paris, or shopping for something special. This evening, we enjoy the culinary delights of Paris as dinner is on our own. Overnight at our hotel.
Today, we visit the beautiful Basilica of Sacred Coeur (Scared Heart), which sits on top of Montmartre Hill in Paris. The Basilica marks the spot St. Denis, the first Bishop of Paris. St. Denis was martyred here, and tradition tells us that though he was beheaded, he picked up his own head and proceeded to the nearby suburb of St. Denis. The Abbey of St. Denis marked the spot he collapsed at. The Basilica boasts their devotion of Eucharistic Adoration, which has been perpetuated since 1885! Because of this, silence is demanded while visiting and no photos inside are allowed. Outside, we are treated to some of the most breathtaking views of Paris found anywhere! During our travels today we will have Mass. We journey back into the heart of the city for lunch on our own and an afternoon of free time before we enjoy our “farewell” dinner together at our hotel. Overnight at our hotel.
This morning, we transfer to the airport for our flight home with unforgettable memories to cherish always.