Pilgrimage to Fatima & Lourdes with Barcelona

From $3699
Product Number: LTFAT11

Travel to two of the world’s most revered pilgrimage centres 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. 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. Enjoy a walking tour of Lourdes and a 2-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.

International economy air fares in all taxes
Comfortable hotel accommodation
Meals as per itinerary
Sightseeing as per itinerary
Air conditioned coach with WIFI
English speaking guided tour
Airport pickup and drop off in Europe

Departure Dates

January 2021

JAN 31st

February 2021

FEB 28th

March 2021

MAR 7th, 14th

April 2021

APR 4th, 11th, 25th

May 2021

MAY 2nd, 23rd, 30th

June 2021

JUN 6th

July 2021

JUL 18th

August 2021

AUG 22nd

September 2021

SEP 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

October 2021

OCT 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st

November 2021

NOV 28th

December 2021

DEC 26th

February 2022

FEB 27th

March 2022

MAR 13th, 27th

April 2022

APR 3rd, 24th

May 2022

MAY 1st, 8th, 22nd, 29th

Tour Map

Take your international flight to Lisbon.

Welcome to Portugal, one of Europe’s most hospitable countries. Here, you can enjoy a superb climate, historic sites and beautiful scenery. Your tour begins in Fatima, Portugal’s world-famous religious centre.

You may celebrate Mass* before Travelling 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.

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.

Join a local expert on a leisurely paced walking tour of Burgos’ beautiful medieval town centre. 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, 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.**

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 revels in the spirit of brotherhood that is still present today.

Celebrate Mass* before your journey through southern France’s Pyrenees to historic Carcassonne. Feel as though you’ve travelled back in time as you explore this well-preserved medieval city on your own. Later, cross back into Spain and travel to Barcelona, one of Europe’s most fascinating cities.

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 travellers for a dinner celebrating the end of a memorable tour.

Your tour comes to a close today. After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight.

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

Inclusions

  • Return flights including Airport Tax
  • Comfortable Hotel (Twin Share Room)
  • Meals as indicated (B/L/D) per itinerary
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Air-Conditioned Coach with Wifi
  • English speaking Escorted Tour
  • Airport Pick Up & Drop Off

Exclusions

  • Tour Gratuity AUD 179pp – possible to add in advance to your tour cost
  • Optional Admissions Fees
  • Extra excursions not mentioned in the itinerary as included
  • Single Supplement surcharge Room shared available
    **T&C Apply

Optional Activities & Fees

All activities and admission fees are optional

 

  • Barcelona at night with dinner at the Port AUD 125 pp.
  • Monserrat AUD 107 pp.

 

 

**Private tours for groups available on request.

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