Days of Devotion

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Travel with faith, tracing the paths of pilgrims to some of Europe's most sacred centres – a spiritual and cultural journey to Lourdes, Santiago de Compostela and Fátima, with an opportunity to attend Mass.

Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Full schedule

Highlights

    • Attend Mass in Lourdes, Santiago de Compostela and Fátima
    • Explore Barcelona, Carcassonne, Lourdes, Burgos, Santiago de Compostela and Lisbon with a Local Specialist
    • View the Placa de Catalunya in Barcelona, the medieval city walls of Carcassonne, the Monument to Discoveries and the Belém Tower in Lisbon
    • Visit La Sagrada Família in Barcelona, the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes, Burgos Cathedral, St. James Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela, the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima and the Hieronymites Monastery in Lisbon
    • Connect With Locals
    • Dive into Culture
    • Dive into Culture
    • Dive Into Culture

What's this trip about?

    Travel with faith, tracing the paths of pilgrims to some of Europe's most sacred centres – a spiritual and cultural journey to Lourdes, Santiago de Compostela and Fátima, with an opportunity to attend Mass.

Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIntimate group - 12 max
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportRound trip airfare and all internal transport included
Start CityBarcelona
End CityLisbon

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural
  • Education / Learning
  • Small Ship Cruise

Destinations

  • Europe
  • France
  • Spain
  • Portugal

Attractions

  • Barcelona
  • Lisbon
  • Santiago
  • Santiago de Compostela

Activities

  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing

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Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Barcelona

On this Travel with Faith journey, give thanks to God in a city that embraces religious tolerance; a city that celebrates the Glory of God in some of the world's most inspiring churches. You'll have free time to explore Barcelona before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travel companions for a Welcome Reception and orientation of the city to kickstart your pilgrimage.

Day 2: Explore Bustling Barcelona

Spend the morning exploring the spiritual side of Barcelona in the company of your Local Specialist. We Dive Into Culture for an opportunity to see the city’s most celebrated religious monument, La Sagrada Família, stepping through its intricately carved doors, into t...

Day 3: Journey to Ancient Carcassonne

We journey north, across the Pyrenees and Cathar landscapes bound for the fortified city of Carcassonne. Here we’ll join a Local Specialist to explore this ancient town, which you’ll learn was once the stronghold of pious believers of the Cathar faith from the 12th ce...

Day 4: Onwards to Lourdes

A leisurely start to our day sees us journey west to Lourdes, the global centre of the Marian pilgrimage and the holy place where St. Bernadette was said to have had visions of Mary in a cave. Embark on an orientation tour with your Travel Director to gain a real sens...

Day 5: See the Wondrous Sights in Lourdes

Start your sightseeing visit of Lourdes’ noteworthy religious sites this morning by worshipping the Lord at Sunday Mass with pilgrims from all over the world. You’ll trace the story of St. Bernadette of Lourdes, who witnessed the Marian apparitions of the Immaculate C...

Day 6: Off to Uncover the Treasures of Burgos

Our spiritual interlude with France at its end, we pass through the Basque Country and continue to Burgos, the historic capital of Castile founded as an outpost of the expanding Christian frontier. Meet your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of its medieval cent...

Day 7: Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela

Follow in the footsteps of Saint James, crossing the Spanish 'North' to Santiago de Compostela. Imagine the thousands of pilgrims who have embarked on this spiritual path, as you travel west through the rolling countryside, as they have in devotion for centuries.  On ...

Day 8: Discover Santiago de Compostela

Join a Local Specialist this morning for a sightseeing tour which includes a visit to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, the final resting place of St. James, the apostle of Jesus Christ. The Romanesque medieval cathedral in the heart of old Santiago also marks ...

Day 9: Venture to Fátima

Our trip through Spain at its end, we continue our spiritual journey south to Portugal, to the Catholic pilgrimage site of Fátima. Walk the path followed by millions of pilgrims to the shrine where three young shepherds famously saw the apparition of the Virgin Mary. ...

Day 10: Fátima Your Way

We journey on the Fátima Tourist Train (tickets included) to the tiny village of Aljustrel, where the three shepherds once lived, to see their humble home which stands to this day. You’ll have time to witness the power of faith in Fátima at your leisure or consider jo...

Day 11: Continue to Colourful Lisbon

A short journey this morning sees us arrive in Lisbon. You'll meet a Local Specialist who will accompany us on a drive through the lush avenues of the Portuguese capital, past the black and white mosaic pavements, bound for Belém, a district on the River Tejo. You'll ...

Day 12: Farewell Lisbon

Say farewell to newfound friends after a memorable spiritual journey. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.

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Price From $2,795
Price per day$233
Last Updated: 7/19/2023

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Elizabeth

Nov 2017

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Highlights of Spain and Portugal

I would have given 5 stars but we weren't able to visit the Alhambra and were notified a few days before. This was something that we wanted to see and it was a big d...

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Robert

Nov 2017

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Highlights of Spain and Portugal

The itinerary was ok but the coach was fairly average , not very roomy . the hotels were ok but the included meals were only below average at best even the meals w...

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Edith

Nov 2017

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Madrid to Rome

We got to see many amazing sites.

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Melissa

Nov 2017

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Highlights of Spain and Portugal

The itinerary was well balanced, however there were some places we visited where we could have spent more time. This could be achieved through minor tweaks to the it...

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Barbara

Oct 2017

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Highlights of Spain and Portugal

The trip would have been better with fewer stops and more time i...

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Meals Included
  • 1 Be My Guest
  • 1 Regional Dinner
  • 1 Welcome Reception
  • 11 Breakfasts
  • 2 Dinners
Age Requirements
No age restrictions
Additional Information
All hotel tips, charges and local taxes All porterage and restaurant gratuities An expert Travel Director and professional Driver Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys) Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras Optional Experiences and free time
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