Day 1: Depart USA
Start your journey aboard an overnight flight from Newark on TAP Portugal. Meals will be served.
Day 2: Lisbon / Toulouse
Arrive in Lisbon and switch planes for our flight to Toulouse, France where where we will meet the Tour Escort and motorcoach and transfer to Lourdes. View a video presentation of the story of Lourdes. Dinner and overnight in Lourdes. Also, trip participants may wish to take part in the evening Candlelight Procession. (in season) (D)
Day 3: Lourdes
After breakfast, participate in a walking tour of Lourdes, the town so closely linked to the life of St. Bernadette. Visit the “Boly Mill” (site of the birthplace of St. Bernadette), and the “Cachot”, another home of the family where she lived at the time of the Apparitions. Also visit the parish church of her family (she was baptized here as well). Dinner and overnight in Lourdes. (B,D)
Day 4: Lourdes
After breakfast, participate in “The Footsteps of St. Bernadette” with visit of the small village of Bartres where St. Bernadette spent a part of her childhood. Return for a visit to the Shrine area and tour the three basilicas. Take the opportunity to participate in the “miraculous Baths”. Dinner and overnight in Lourdes (or possibly Toulouse). (B,D)
Day 5: Lourdes / Toulouse / Fatima
After breakfast the group will depart to Toulouse for the flight to Lisbon. Upon arrival in Lisbon you will be met by the Tour Escort and motorcoach and transferred to Fatima. Dinner and overnight in Fatima. (B,D)
Day 6: Fatima
In the morning orientation of Fatima including the Capelinha (also known as the “Chapel of the Apparitions”) as well as the Basilica, which contains the tombs of two of the children of Fatima, Jacinta and Francisco, and Sr. Lucia. The group will celebrate Mass in the Capelinha. Then visit the small village of Aljustrel, home of Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta, the three children who witnessed the Apparitions of the Blessed Mother in 1917. Also visit Valinhos, where Our Lady appeared in August of that year, and the parish church where the children were baptized and where family members were buried in the cemetery. Balance of the day free to explore Fatima on your own, shop for religious articles and other souvenirs, or spend time in private devotion. An OPTIONAL video presentation on the history of Fatima will be offered at the Consolata Fathers Center. Dinner and overnight in Fatima. (B,D)
Day 7: Fatima
Enjoy a day at leisure Fatima or if you wish take part in an OPTIONAL side trip will be made available to make a visit and tour the famous monasteries of Batalha, Alcobaca as well as spend some time at leisure in Nazare, a quaint fishing village with lunch on your own. Upon returning to Fatima for the evening, participate in the Candlelight Procession and Evening Rosary (in season). Dinner and overnight in Fatima. (B,D)
Day 8: Lisbon / USA
Transfer to Lisbon Airport for flight to the USA. Arrive home same day. (B)
• Airfare: Roundtrip from Newark Airport.
• Accommodations: 6 nights Superior Tourist Class Hotels (three star hotels)
• Meals: 6 Breakfasts & 6 Dinners.
• Sightseeing: as indicated in the itinerary.
Also Included: Daily Mass, Airport‑hotel group transfers, hotel tips & taxes, baggage handling at hotels (1 piece per person) , Touring by Private Air Conditioned Motorcoach, Services of a Professional Tour Escort.