Pilgrimage to Fatima and Lourdes with Barcelona

Travel to two of the world's most revered pilgrimage centers and experience the wonderful cultures and beauty of Portugal, France and Spain. Stay a leisurely two nights in Fatima and spend time reflecting and exploring the famous Basilica and the tombs of Francisco and Jacinto. Travel to Aljustrel, where the children lived, and the Valinhos, where Our Lady appeared after the children's return from prison. Visit the Church of Holy (Eucharist) Miracle in Santarem. During a two-night stay in Burgos, visit the magnificent cathedral, a masterpiece of Spanish Gothic architecture and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the impressive 12th-century Monastery of Santa Maria Real de las Huelgas, a former spiritual retreat for society ladies and royalty. Enjoy a walking tour of Lourdes and a two-night stay there. Visit the moving Grotto where Our Lady appeared to Bernadette. End in vibrant Barcelona and view Antonio Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece "La Sagrada Familia," also a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Tour Operator
Collette
Offer
Offer valid through 6/30/2017
Duration
9 Days
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1BarcelonaOvernight Flight: Travel overnight to Spain, one of Europe's most fascinating countries. Here you can enjoy a superb climate, historic sites and beautiful scenery.
Day 2BarcelonaBarcelona, Spain - Tour Begins: Your tour begins in Barcelona, Spain's second largest city and one of Europe's most popular cities.
Day 3BarcelonaBarcelona: Celebrate mass* at La Sagrada Familia (crypt) followed by a visit to the elaborate, expansive basilica. Once completed, Gaudi's masterpiece will have 18 towers: 12 dedicated to the apostles, four to the evangelists, one to Jesus and another to Mary. Later, get to know more of the city's treasures including views of Antonio Gaudi's Mila House (UNESCO), the Columbus Monument and Parc de Montjuic. The afternoon is at leisure for independent exploration or an optional excursion to the quaint mountain village of Montserrat.
Day 4BarcelonaBarcelona - Carcassone, France - Lourdes: Ease your way into the local culture as your Tour Manager teaches you a few key phrases of the native language. Journey to the historic town of Carcassone. You will feel as though you have gone back in time as you independently explore this well-preserved medieval city. Continue through southern France's Pyrenees Mountains to Lourdes. This is where the Virgin Mary appeared in the Grotto of Massabielle to the poor shepherd girl, Bernadette, a total of 18 times between February 11 and July 16, 1858. This little market town has been a world-renowned pilgrimage site ever since. Tonight you may wish to partake in a candlelight procession.**
Day 5LourdesLourdes: After morning mass,* enjoy a walking tour of Lourdes, visiting the places associated with the life of St. Bernadette: the 'Boly Mill" (site of the birthplace of St. Bernadette), the "Cachot," and the parish church housing the baptismal font of St. Bernadette. Later, at leisure, explore the town's rich historical and natural heritage and be immersed in the atmosphere that reigned during the apparitions and the spirit of brotherhood that is still present today.
Day 6LourdesLourdes - Burgos, Spain: Mass* is available before you cross back into Spain and travel to Burgos, known as the cradle of the Castile region. Situated on Pilgrim's Road, Burgos stands on the banks of the Rio Arlanzon with the slender, elegant spires of its famous cathedral rising into the sky. Mass* is available this evening.
Day 7BurgosBurgos: Join a local expert on a leisurely paced walking tour of Burgos' beautiful medieval town center. Spend time at the Cathedral of Burgos, a masterpiece of Spanish Gothic architecture and a UNESCO World Heritage site. The cathedral, the third largest church in Spain, offers such masterpieces as filigree work in the spires of the towers; the starry dome; the choir; the sarcophagi and the golden staircase. Next, visit the 12th-century Monastery of Santa Maria Real de las Huelgas. Founded as a Royal Pantheon and spiritual retreat for society ladies and royalty, the complex consists of the church, monastery and the enclosed premises of the Cistercian nuns. Mass* is available this evening.
Day 8BurgosBurgos - Fatima, Portugal: Journey to Fatima, Portugal's world-famous religious center. This evening, enjoy time for devotion and worship.**
Day 9FatimaFatima - Aljustrel - Santarem - Fatima: You may celebrate mass* before traveling to the original town of Fatima and the parish church where the children Francisco, Jacinta and Lucia were baptized. Continue on to Aljustrel, where the children lived, and view the site of the fifth apparition in Valinhos. In Santarem, visit the Shrine of the Most Holy Miracle. At the Church of St. Stephen, see the relic of the miraculous Host, considered among the most important Eucharistic miracles. Later, return to Fatima to enjoy free time for personal worship and to explore the Basilica and its grounds. This evening, gather with your fellow travelers for a dinner celebrating the end of a memorable tour.
Day 10FatimaFatima - Tour Ends: You return home eager to share vivid memories of a spectacularly beautiful land with an old, rich and diverse cultural heritage.
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
06/12/2017$2,149.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
09/18/2017$1,949.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
10/09/2017$1,949.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
10/23/2017$1,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
Lodging
Hotel de Fatima Fatima, Portugal
Hotel Almirante Bonifaz Burgos, Spain
Hotel Alba Lourdes, France
Hotel Beau Site Lourdes, France
Hotel Mediterranee Lourdes, France
Evenia Rossello Hotel Barcelona, Spain
Disclaimer
* NOTE:Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.

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