0504TP4 - Marian Shrines Pilgrimage 11 days from San Francisco

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Special Package with this Trip :
International departure taxes of $123 plus current fuel surcharges of $292 are included (subject to change).

Tour Code Departure Date Cost per person
TP0504DO 05/04/2024 $3899.00
Trip Details

Today we depart San Francisco on our overnight flight to Lisbon aboard a wide-bodied jet. We enjoy in-flight movies, dinner & breakfast aloft.
We arrive in Lisbon, where we are met and given a short orientation tour of Lisbon before the drive to Fatima. 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 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 join the International Rosary Procession.
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. The Shrine of St. James (“Santiago” in Spanish) is one of only three locations where the tomb of one of Jesus’ Apostles can be visited: St. James in Santiago, St. Peter’s in Rome, and St. Thomas in India. James preached here for seven years before returning to the Holy Land where he was beheaded in A.D. 44. St. James is credited with the conversion of Spain. 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 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 our route. Dinner and overnight at our hotel in Santander.
This morning following Mass in a local parish church, we continue eastward along the Basque coast via San Sebastian and cross the border into France. In the late afternoon, we arrive in Lourdes for dinner and overnight at our hotel. In the evening, we join the Torchlight Rosary 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 can once again join the Torchlight Marian Procession.
This morning we depart Lourdes and traverse the Pyrenees southward entering northern Spain. We travel eastward to Zaragoza, the capital of Aragon. On arrival, we visit the city which was founded by the Romans. Its luxuriant vegetation, with its many cascades and grottos, make it a miniature Switzerland in the middle of arid upper Aragon. This city was also the birthplace of Goya, whose works grace many of the sites we visit. The number one Marian shrine of Spain, the Pilar Basilica, commemorates apparitions of Our Lady the Pillar to St. James in 40 A.D. We will celebrate Mass here. Dinner and overnight at our hotel.
This morning we drive to Montserrat on the outskirts of Barcelona and celebrate Mass at the Monastery housing the famed Black Madonna. If possible, we enjoy the midday 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 journey 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 return to Montserrat for dinner and overnight at our hotel.
We transfer to the Barcelona airport for our flight to San Francisco where we arrive with memories of a lifetime.