Fatima, Lourdes & Shrines of Spain
Lisbon / Santarem / Fatima / Salamanca / Alba de Tormes / Avila / Burgos / Loyola / Lourdes / Toulouse
This package includes
- 8 nights of accommodation in a 3 or 4 star hotel including dinner and breakfast
- Private, modern and air-conditioned coach throughout the itinerary
- Assistance from professional local guides throughout the trip
- Arrangements for daily Mass and spiritual activities (if requested)
- Lisbon: St Jerome’s Monastery, Belem Tower, St. Anthony’s Church
- Church of St. Stephen in Santarem
- Fatima: Little Chapel of the Apparitions, Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, Holy Trinity Basilica
- Walking tour of Salamanca
- Basilica of Saint Teresa in Alba de Tormes
- Sanctuary of St. Ignacious in Loyola
- Lourdes: Mass at the Grotto of Massabielle, Eucharistic Procession, Healing Springs Bath, Birthplace of St. Bernadette, Marian Torchlight Procession
Day 1 - Lisbon
On arrival in Lisbon we will be met by our executive Coach with driver for a tour of Lisbon, including St. Jerome's Monastery, the iconic Belem Tower, and St. Anthony's Church (mass can be arranged). In the afternoon/evening check in to our Lisbon hotel, dinner at hotel and overnight.
Day 2 - Lisbon - Santarem - Fatima
After breakfast we depart for Santarem, where we will attend Mass at the Church of St. Stephen. Head to Fatima to visit the village of Aljustrel, home to the three children who saw Our Lady of Fatima. Visit the local parish. Dinner at Fatima hotel and overnight.
Day 3 - Fatima
After breakfast we explore Fatima to see the Little Chapel of the Apparitions, the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, and Holy Trinity Basilica. Pray the Stations of the Cross along the Via Sacra, then visit Valinhos Sanctuary for prayers and a candlelight procession. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 4 - Fatima - Salamanca
After breakfast we depart Fatima and cross the border into Spain. Upon arrival in Salamanca we take a walking tour and see the grand Plaza Mayor, La Clerecia, the University of Salamanca, the Roman Bridge, La Iglesia de San Marcos, and La Iglesia de San Martin. Dinner at Salamanca hotel and overnight.
Day 5 - Salamanca - Alba de Tormes - Avila - Burgos
Today after breakfast we will visit nearby Alba de Tormes, where we will celebrate Mass at the monastery St. Teresa founded. Visit Avila, walking in St. Teresa’s footsteps, and Burgos, the capital of Old Castile. Enjoy dinner at our Burgos hotel and a free evening before overnight.
Day 6 - Burgos - Loyola - Lourdes
After breakfast we visit the birthplace of St. Ignatius, and see the basilica dedicated to him. Enjoy free time for lunch. Then we board our coach for a journey through the Pyrenees Mountains to Lourdes. Check in to our Lourdes hotel, dinner and overnight.
Day 7 - Lourdes
After breakfast we explore Lourdes, famous for the Apparitions of the Virgin Mary to local citizen Bernadette Soubirous. Attend Mass at the Grotto of Massabielle, the location of these Apparitions, before placing a candle in the Chapel of Light to leave your prayer intentions and remember your loved ones. This evening at 17:00hrs (weather dependent) we follow the Eucharistic Procession in honour of Jesus Christ present in the Blessed Sacrament. Dinner at hotel and overnight.
Day 8 - Lourdes
Following breakfast, we continue our discovery of Lourdes. We watch a film on Lourdes, visit the healing springs with the option to enter a bath filled with water that flows in the Grotto of Apparitions. Then see St. Bernadette’s birthplace and the numerous other Basilicas. After dinner on our final evening at around 21:00hrs, we participate in the Marian torchlight procession. Overnight.
Day 9 - Departure
After breakfast, check out from hotel. Coach transfer to the airport for our flight home.