0918AA3 - Marian Shrines Pilgrimage 12 days from Oklahoma City

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United Airlines http://bit.ly/yoafSS

Special Package with this Trip :
International departure taxes of $106 plus current fuel surcharges of $400 are included (subject to change).

Tour Code Departure Date Cost per person
AA0918CY 09/18/2023 $4599.00
Trip Details

We depart Oklahoma City to connect with our overnight flight with dinner arriving the next day. We enjoy in-flight movies, dinner and breakfast aloft.
On arrival, we tour the sights here in lovely Lisbon. We depart for a panoramic drive that will show some of Lisbon's landmarks: We see its soaring suspension bridge over the Tagus River, the waterfront where the great Voyages of Discovery began, Commerce Square with its pink arcades, and bustling Rossio Square, the heart of the city. We enjoy lunch by the river in Lisbon on our own. We enjoy our best views of city and river from the ramparts of St. George's Castle, perched on Citadel Hill in the Alfama district, Lisbon's oldest, hilliest, and most enticing neighborhood. We visit the Cathedral located near the birthplace of St. Anthony of Padua (known in Portugal as Santo Antonio of Lisbon) and celebrate Mass of Thanksgiving at the small church nearby which bears his name. Dinner and overnight at our hotel.
This morning, we depart Lisbon and begin the drive to Fatima. We tour the church and celebrate Mass at the Church of the famous Eucharistic Miracle at Santerem. On arrival in Fatima, the 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 and nearby hamlets of Aljustrel and Valinhos. We join the English language concelebrated Mass at the Chapel of Apparitions. We visit the birthplaces of Francisco, Jacinta and Lucia, the Loca de Anjo and the Holy Way. In the evening, we again join the International Rosary Procession. Dinner and overnight at our hotel.
Today we depart Fatima, passing by the ancient capital and university city of Coimbra, where Lucia, the last Fatima visionary lived as a cloistered nun. We continue northwards into Spain and on to 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 and being responsible for the conversion of Spain before returning to the Holy Land. The Cathedral of 11th to 13th century with its splendor, and the portico are masterworks of Romanesque art. 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.
Following our walk to Mass at the Cathedral of Santiago we return to our hotel for breakfast and then head east along one of the many “Routes of St. James” to Léon, home to many churches and cathedrals noted for their architecture and art including the Gothic 13th-century Catedral de Léon, with its towers and flying buttresses. The Basílica de San Isidoro is known for its frescoes and royal tombs. We continue through the Spanish countryside and arrive in Burgos, home of the famous El Cid for dinner and overnight at our hotel.
This morning, we celebrate Mass in the beautiful Gothic Cathedral, the third largest in Spain after Seville and Toledo. Following our visit and tour of the town, we continue northeastward along the Basque coast and cross the border into France. In late afternoon, we arrive in Lourdes for dinner and overnight at our hotel. In the evening, we join the 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 is free 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 may once again join the Torchlight Marian Procession.
This morning we depart Lourdes and traverse the Pyrenees southward to enter 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 walk 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 continue to our hotel here in Barcelona for dinner and overnight at our hotel.
Following breakfast, and Mass at a nearby church, today will be free for shopping, personal adventure or optional excursions. We have the opportunity to sample the culinary delights of Barcelona as dinner will be on our own. Overnight at our hotel.
We transfer to the airport for our flight home with unforgettable memories to cherish always