MARIAN SANCTUARIES WITH SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA – PORTUGAL, SPAIN AND FRANCE
Arrival at Lisbon airport, welcome by our guide and transfer to the hotel in Lisbon.
LISBON / FATIMA
After breakfast, depart for a panoramic city tour of Lisbon, including Marques de Pombal Square, Eduardo VII Park, Belem Tower, Monument of Discoveries, Jeronimos Monastery, Saint Anthony Church and Lisbon Cathedral (often called simply the Sé). After the visits, we will proceed to Fatima. Arrival, accommodation and dinner. In the evening, we will participate in the recitation of the rosary and in the candlelight procession at the Chapel of the Apparitions.
After breakfast, visit to the city of Fatima, including Aljustrel and Valinhos – House of the 3 infant shepherds and Lucia’s House, Chapel of the Apparitions and Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima.
Free afternoon to explore on your own. Dinner.
FATIMA / PORTO / SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Breakfast and departure to the city of Porto, where we will visit the Sé, as well as a Port wine cellar. Then we will continue to Santiago de Compostela. Arrival, accommodation and dinner.
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
After breakfast, visit to the Cathedral of Santiago, with its famous four facades and the Portico da Gloria (“Portico of the Glory” in Galician), Gelmirez Palace and the Monastery of San Martin. Rest of the day free. Accommodation and dinner at the hotel.
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA / BURGOS
Breakfast and departure to Burgos. Visit to one of the most beautiful Gothic cathedrals in Spain. Accommodation and dinner at the hotel.
BURGOS / LOURDES
Breakfast and depart to Lourdes. We will continue our ride through beautiful coastal landscapes, as we climb the Pyrenees to reach Lourdes. Arrival, accommodation and dinner at the hotel.
Breakfast. This day is dedicated to prayer at the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes and the Grotto of the Apparitions (Mass: time and place to be confirmed). At 4:00 p.m., Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament carried to the sick. In the evening, after dinner, possibility to participate in the emotional candlelight procession with the recitation of the rosary in several languages.
LOURDES / ORLEANS
Breakfast and depart to Paris – the Loire Valley Region. Accommodation in the Orleans Region. Dinner.
ORLEANS / PARIS
Breakfast and depart to Paris. In the afternoon, we will have a panoramic city tour of Paris, including Champs Elysees, Eiffel Tower (external visit), Place de la Concorde, Place Vendôme, Notre Dame Cathedral (entrance), Opera House, Louvre Museum (external visit), Esplanade des Invalides and the Church of the Miraculous Medal. Dinner.
Breakfast. Free day to explore on your own. Possibility of an optional tour. Dinner.
Breakfast. Free day to explore on your own. Dinner.
DEPARTURE FROM PARIS
Transfer to airport for departure