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Fátima, Lourdes & Shrines of Spain – Faith-Based Travel (5310)

12 Day Tour from Lisbon to Barcelona

2021 Tour Details

Visit some of the world’s most treasured Marian shrines, pilgrimage sites, and spiritual places. Hear about the apparition of the Blessed Virgin to the shepherd children in Fátima; learn about the journey taken by pilgrims from all over the world into Santiago de Compostela; visit Loyola to get inspired by St. Ignacio’s Jesuit mission. In Lourdes, join the nightly Rosary and candlelight procession. Spend one night by the inspiring Montserrat Sanctuary. End in Barcelona with time to celebrate life, reflect, and rejoice.

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 Tour Highlights

Sightseeing:

Visits to Santarém Church, the sanctuaries of Fátima and Braga, Santiago de Compostela, Burgos, the sanctuary of San Ignacio de Loyola and Carcassonne’s Medieval fortified citadel, Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

Mass:
Fátima, San Ignacio de Loyola, Santiago de Compostela (subject to change), Lourdes

Guides:

Local Guides for city sightseeing in Lisbon, Lourdes, Barcelona; services of a professional Tour Director while touring

Scenic Highlights:

The Pyrenées

Notes:

February 4 Departure Anniversary of the First Apparition in Lourdes;
May 11 Departure Feast of Our Lady of Fátima;
October 11 Departure Anniversary of the last apparition in Fátima;
December 23 Departure Christmas in Fátima.
July 21 Departure feast of St. James in Santiago.

UNESCO World Heritage

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Historic fortified City of Carcassonne
  • Burgos Cathedral
  • Works of Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona
  • Pyrenées
  • Belem tower in Lisbon
  • Works of Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona
Transportation:

Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Buffet breakfasts daily, 7 dinners including dinner at a local restaurant in Barcelona

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1

ARRIVE IN LISBON, PORTUGAL. Welcome to Portugal! Check into your hotel, and tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.

Day 2

LISBON–SANTARÉM–FÁTIMA. On your guided sightseeing tour of the capital of Portugal, see the enormous monument dedicated to Henry the Navigator, as well as the 16th-century Belém Tower, the Moorish citadel, and impressive Black Horse Square. Visit the CATHEDRAL LA SE’, where St. Anthony was baptized, and JERONIMOS MONASTERY, which dates back to the mid-1400s and was built as thanks to the Virgin Mary for Vasco de Gama’s successful voyage to India. Head north for a stop in Santarém to visit the CHURCH OF THE EUCHARISTIC HOLY MIRACLE. Arrive in Fátima, home to one of the most famous Catholic shrines. Enjoy an orientation walk and visit the TOMB OF THE VISIONARIES and the CHAPEL OF THE APPARITIONS made famous by the Virgin Mary’s 1917 appearances to three shepherd children, which culminated in the revelation of the Three Secrets of Fátima. This evening, join pilgrims from around the world for the ROSARY and candlelight procession at the Our Lady of Fátima Basilica.
Today's Distance: 118 mi / 190 km
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 3

FÁTIMA. Today, spend the day at the Sanctuary at leisure, or join an optional excursion to Tomar with a visit to the Monastery-Fortress of the Knights Templar. Attend [M] Mass at the Sanctuary of Our Lady with time to wander on your own. This evening, perhaps join the Rosary.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 4

FÁTIMA–BRAGA–SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, SPAIN. Journey north this morning and stop in Braga, one of the oldest Christian cities in the world and nicknamed the “Portuguese Rome.” Visit the BOM JESUS DO MONTE SANCTUARY, an important pilgrimage site, where devout followers have walked the “Stations of the Cross” for contemplation and penance since 1811. See the unique zigzag stairway dedicated to the five senses: sight, smell, hearing, touch, and taste—and the three theological virtues: faith, hope, and charity. Continue into Spain and head for Santiago de Compostela, one of the top pilgrimage destinations since the Middle Ages. On arrival, an orientation walk introduces you to the old city center. Then, attend the [M] Pilgrim Mass.
Today's Distance: 273 mi / 440 km
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 5

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA. This morning, join an optional excursion to Cabo Finisterre, where pilgrims have traditionally completed their walk and burned their robes. Later, return to Santiago de Compostela, known throughout history for the key 9th-century pilgrimage route, the Camino de Santiago (or Way of St. James) with time to explore on your own.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA–BURGOS. Today, travel to Burgos, historic capital of Old Castile. Your visit takes you to the magnificent CATHEDRAL, a masterpiece of gothic architecture and burial place of Spain’s national hero, El Cid.
Today's Distance: 304 mi / 490 km
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7

BURGOS–LOYOLA–LOURDES, FRANCE. Travel through the Basque region toward Lourdes. En route, stop at the 17th-century SANCTUARY OF LOYOLA, built in honor of San Ignacio de Loyola, founder of the Jesuit religious order. Cross into France and stay overnight in Lourdes, home to another world famous place of pilgrimage. Join the nightly ROSARY and candlelight procession for a memorable spiritual experience.
Today's Distance: 298 mi / 480 km
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 8

LOURDES. On Today’s orientation you will see the GROTTO, where the Virgin Mary appeared to St. Bernadette in 1858, OUR LADY OF LOURDES SHRINE, BERNADETTE'S BIRTHPLACE, and her FAMILY HOME. The afternoon is at leisure to further explore this little market town. According to the schedule, attend [M] Mass at the Sanctuary either early in the morning or in the evening.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 9

LOURDES–CARCASSONNE–MONTSERRAT, SPAIN. This morning, head for the France/Spain border. En route, visit the FORTIFIED CITADEL of Carcassonne, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the ramparts, castle walls, and drawbridges that are still well preserved from the Middle Ages. Stay overnight in Catalonia’s impressive location of the Marian shrine of Montserrat.
Today's Distance: 367 mi / 590 km .
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 10

MONTSERRAT–BARCELONA. Visit the SANCTUARY OF MONTSERRAT this morning, then attend [M] Mass. Continue to the town of Manresa, known for its Basilica of Saint Mary of Seo, but more importantly for Pont Vell, a bridge associated with the worship of San Ignacio de Loyola. See the architectural compound of Santa Cova, the sanctuary home of St. Ignacio de Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, when he stayed in the city. Later, reach Barcelona, the lively capital of Catalunya.
Today's Distance: 56 mi / 90 km
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 11

BARCELONA. Get to know the city on a guided sightseeing tour including a drive around Montjuïc to see the Olympic Stadium for a great panoramic view of the port and city. Continue to the city center’s Plaza Catalunya and Paseo de Gracia to admire Gaudi’s eccentric Houses Batlló and Milà, as well as his SAGRADA FAMILIA, an unfinished architectural masterpiece that is still a consecrated expression of the Catholic faith. This evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant to celebrate faith, life, and friendship.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 12

BARCELONA. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Breakfast Breakfast

JULIAN HIDALGO

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

"After so many years in this fascinating land, I never get tired of showing people the wonders of Spain, Portugal, and Morocco. Every tour is an adventure...a unique cultural experience I share with my guests. Like a storyteller, I can´t wait to meet my audience and start the show. Introducing travelers to the people, colors, and flavors of the region is exciting-something you just can't get from a guidebook!"

Tour Director - JULIAN HIDALGO

 Accommodations

BARCELONA
BURGOS
FATIMA
LISBON
LOURDES
MONTSERRAT
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

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