Pilgrimage To Fatima & Lourdes With Barcelona

Fatima, Aljustrel, Batalha, Burgos, Lourdes, 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 Valinhos, where Our Lady appeared after the children's return from prison. Visit the Batalha Monastery, an impressive Dominican convent. During a 2-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 María Real de las Huelgas, a former spiritual retreat for society ladies and royalty.

Our prices start from

$ 1,899 LAND ONLY

10 Days • GUIDED • 16 Meals

Operated Tour

The Details

  • 8 nights accommodation
  • Services of a tour manager
  • All on-tour transportation and related fees
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • Round trip home to airport sedan service provided when you purchase airfare through Member Choice Vacations. One transfer per person, per reservation. (Restrictions apply)
  • 8 breakfasts, 1 lunches, 7 dinners

Itinerary

Engaging Experiences These special places and experiences are considered tour highlights. Look for them in the daily itineraries.

Day 1 - Overnight Flight

Travel overnight to Portugal, one of Europe's most hospitable countries. Here, you can enjoy a superb climate, historic sites and beautiful scenery.

Day 2 - Fatima, Portugal - Tour Begins

Hotel De Fatima, Fatima

Dinner Included

Your tour begins in Fatima, Portugal's world-famous religious center. Today dinner* will be included.

*Enjoy regional wine with every included dinner.

Day 3 - Fatima - Aljustrel - Batalha - Fatima

View the site of the fifth apparition in Valinhos.

Hotel De Fatima, Fatima

Breakfast, Dinner Included

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. Later, return to Fatima*** to enjoy free time for personal worship and to explore the basilica and its grounds. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

***In Fatima and Lourdes, there is a candlelight procession every night at 9:00 p.m. and a procession for the sick every day at 3:00 p.m. (available from Easter through the end of October).

Day 4 - Fatima - Burgos, Spain

Hotel Almirante Bonifaz, Burgos

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Attend a morning Mass** before travelling east to Burgos, known as the cradle of the Castile region. Situated on the 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. Today breakfast will be included.

**Mass is subject to availability and may not be offered in English.

Day 5 - Burgos

Spend time at the magnificent Cathedral of Burgos.

Hotel Almirante Bonifaz, Burgos

Breakfast, Dinner Included

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 the 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 María Real de las Huelgas. Founded as a Royal Pantheon and a 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. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

**Mass is subject to availability and may not be offered in English.

Day 6 - Burgos - Lourdes, France

Mercure Imperial Hotel, Lourdes

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Today, travel northeast through the Pyrenees Mountains to Lourdes. This is where the Virgin Mary appeared in the Grotto of Massabielle to the poor shepherd girl, Bernadette, for a total of 18 times between February 11 and July 16, 1858. Since then, this little market town has been a world-renowned pilgrimage site. Tonight you may wish to partake in a candlelight procession.*** Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

***In Fatima and Lourdes, there is a candlelight procession every night at 9:00 p.m. and a procession for the sick every day at 3:00 p.m. (available from Easter through the end of October).

Day 7 - Lourdes

Mercure Imperial Hotel, Lourdes

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included

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, enjoy some time at leisure to explore the town's rich historical and natural heritage. Become immersed in the atmosphere that reigned during the apparitions and revel in the spirit of brotherhood that is still present today. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

**Mass is subject to availability and may not be offered in English.

Day 8 - Lourdes - Barcelona, Spain

Evenia Rossello Hotel, Barcelona

Breakfast Included

Celebrate Mass** before crossing back into Spain on your way to Barcelona, one of Europe's most fascinating cities. Today breakfast will be included.

**Mass is subject to availability and may not be offered in English.

Day 9 - Barcelona

Visit Gaudi's masterpiece "La Sagrada Familia" and celebrate Mass.

Evenia Rossello Hotel, Barcelona

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Celebrate Mass** at the crypt of La Sagrada Familia, 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. Spend this afternoon at leisure exploring the city further or choose an optional excursion to the quaint mountain village of Montserrat. This evening, gather with your fellow travelers for a dinner celebrating the end of a memorable tour. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

**Mass is subject to availability and may not be offered in English.

Day 10 - Barcelona - Tour Ends

Breakfast Included

Return home eager to share vivid memories of a spectacularly beautiful land with an old, rich and diverse cultural heritage.

Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land only, based on October 31, 2021 travel date. Single supplement from $500. International airfare is additional. Call AAA for current airfare rates and availability. Itinerary featured is for May 2020 - April 2021 tour departures. Departures prior will vary. On some dates alternate hotels may be used. Rates do not include the on-tour flights..

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