Day 1: USA
Depart Newark Airport for our evening transatlantic flight to Lisbon. Dinner served aboard flight.
Day 2: LISBON / FATIMA
Early morning arrival in Lisbon. After clearing customs, group will be met by our Professional Pilgrimage Escort and escorted to awaiting motorcoach for transfer to Fatima. En route, En route, stop in Santarem where the “Miracle of the Bleeding Host” will be viewed. An optional video presentation on the history of Fatima will be offered in the evening at the Consolata Fathers Center. Later in the afternoon, visit some of the highlights of Fatima, including the Basilica with the tombs of the children, and the Chapel of the Apparitions known as the Capelinha. Also, participate in the Candlelight Procession and Evening Rosary (in season). Dinner and overnight in Fatima. (D)
Day 3: FATIMA
After breakfast join group for a tour of the Shrine of Fatima, Visit also to the original homes of the children, the Fatima Church, and cemetery. Later, make the Way of the Cross. Built by Hungarian refugees of World War II, the Stations provide a breathtaking view of the Portuguese countryside. Dinner and overnight in Fatima. (B,D)
Day 4: FATIMA / LISBON
After breakfast at the hotel the morning is free for private prayer and devotions and shopping for religious articles. After lunch (on your own) we depart Fatima for the Capitol of Portugal, Lisbon. Enjoy dinner at your hotel and overnight in Lisbon. (B,D)
Day 5: LISBON
This morning there will be a panoramic sightseeing tour of Portugal's capital city from the deluxe motorcoach, passing by the main avenues, "downtown" with the Rossio and Comercio squares, continue with a drive to the Alfama, the oldest quarter of Lisbon, to visit the Church of St. Anthony to celebrate Mass and the nearby St. Anthony Museum and the Cathedral. Then proceed to the monumental district of Belem to see the Belem Tower, the Monument to the Discoveries and the Jeronimos Church. We will also visit the Poor Clares Orphanage, where Jacinta stayed for 20 days, see the bed where she died, and the chair where she saw Our Lady. Dinner and overnight in Lisbon. (B,D)
Day 6: LISBON (OPTIONAL: SINTRA)
Today is a day at leisure to explore Lisbon on your own. Or take part in an OPTIONAL day trip to Sintra (approximately $75 per person, based on a minimum of 10 participants), a UNESCO World Heritage site where we will walk through the centre of the town and visit the Town Palace. Dinner on your own. Overnight in Lisbon. (B)
Day 7: LISBON / USA
After breakfast, transfer to airport for return flight to the U.S. Same day arrival into USA. (B)
• Airfare: Roundtrip from Newark Airport
• Accommodations: 7 days / 5 nights Superior Tourist Class Hotel (three star hotel)
• Meals: 5 Breakfasts & 4 Dinners
• Sightseeing: As indicated in the itinerary. Each evening you can participate in the Candlelight Procession.
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.