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Pilgrimage to Fatima & Lourdes with Barcelona

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Travel Style: Array Mixed
Physical Level: Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
10 days
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Overview

Highlights (Bullets)

  • Gather for a memorable farewell dinner in Barcelona.
  • Enjoy regional wine with every included dinner.
  • Worship in the most revered basilicas of Fatima and Lourdes.
  • Spend time at the magnificent Cathedral of Burgos.
  • Visit Gaudi's masterpiece "La Sagrada Familia" and celebrate mass.
  • Travel back in time in the amazing medieval city of Carcassone.
  • View the site of the fifth apparition in Valinhos.

Short Description

Set out on a sojourn to the world's most revered pilgrimage centers. Two-night stays in each city allow you time to explore the wonderful cultures of Portugal, France, and Spain.

Style Group tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Comfort (4*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions N/A
Start City N/A
End City N/A

Theme

Cultural

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Attractions & Cities Visited

Barcelona

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Itinerary

Day 1 Fatima, Portugal - Tour Begins

Your tour begins in Fatima, Portugal’s world-famous religious center.

Day 9 Barcelona - Tour Ends

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

Day 3 Fatima - Burgos, Spain

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.

Day 4 Burgos

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.

Day 5 Burgos - Lourdes, France

Today you 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, 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 6 Lourdes

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 7 Lourdes - Carcassonne - Barcelona, Spain

Celebrate Mass* before your journey through southern France's Pyrenees to historic Carcassonne. You will feel as though you have gone back in time as you independently explore this well-preserved medieval city. Later, cross back into Spain and travel to Barcelona, one of Europe's most fascinating cities.

Day 8 Barcelona

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. This evening, gather with your fellow travelers for a dinner celebrating the end of a memorable tour.

Day 2 Fatima - Aljustrel - Batalha – 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. Next visit the Monastery of Batalha, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built to commemorate the victory of the Portuguese over the Castilians at the battle of Aljubarrota in 1385, it is a masterpiece of Gothic art and truly impressive. 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.

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Optional Activities


Montserrat - $85

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A leisurely drive through picturesque villages brings you to majestic Montserrat Mountain, soaring 4,320 feet above sea level. A local guide will lead you on a tour exploring the area's most important sights. While here, stroll the grounds of the 8th-century monastery and see its famous Romanesque sculpture of the "Black Virgin," patron saint of Catalonia. This is also the site of many pilgrimages and where Christopher Columbus brought missionaries to pay homage. Duration approximately 5 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 15 passenger(s) is required to operate this option.



Barcelona By Night with Dinner at the Port - $99

Barcelona
While in Barcelona, tantalize your taste buds with Mediterranean cuisine at one of Barcelona’s waterfront restaurants, Moncho’s. You will enjoy a wonderful three course meal of typical local dishes while enjoying views of the marina. Famous for its seafood and local cuisine, Moncho’s will surely be a highlight for anyone traveling to Barcelona. After your delicious dinner, enjoy a panoramic evening tour of Antonio Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia, Casa Batllo and Casa Mila…see the city’s historic Columbus Monument, Plaza d’Espana and the ever-fashionable Diagonal Avenue, Barcelona’s own “5th Avenue!” This experience will certainly be a wonderful addition to your time in cultural Barcelona! Duration approximately 3 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 15 passenger(s) is required to operate this option.


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The land price does not include air travel, airline fees, airport or departure taxes, transfers, visas, customary end-of-trip gratuities for your Tour Manager, driver, local guides, hotel housekeepers, cruise ship waitstaff, and any incidental charges.

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