Day 1: DEPART USA
Depart U.S.A. aboard an overnight flight. Meals will be served on board.
Day 2: FATIMA
Upon arrival in Lisbon there will be a panoramic sightseeing tour of Portugal’s capital city from the motorcoach. Continue to Fatima, one of the most famous Marian Shrines in Europe. Later in the afternoon, visit some of the highlights of Fatima including the Capelinha (also known as the “Chapel of the Apparitions”) as well as the Basilica, which contains, among other things, the tombs of two of the children of Fatima, Jacinta and Francisco, and Sr. Lucia. Enjoy the remainder of the evening free and dinner at your hotel. Also, participate in the Candlelight Procession and Evening Rosary (in season). (D)
Day 3: FATIMA
In the morning the group will visit the small village of Aljustrel, home of Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta, the three children who witnessed the Apparitions of the Blessed Mother starting in 1917. Then visit Valinhos, where Our Lady appeared in August of that year as well as the parish church where the children were baptized and where family members were buried in the cemetery. Enjoy a free afternoon 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 in the evening at the Consolata Fathers Center. Enjoy dinner and overnight in Fatima. Also, participate in the Candlelight Procession and Evening Rosary (in season). (B,D)
Day 4: FATIMA
Enjoy a day at leisure Fatima or if you wish take part in an OPTIONAL side trip that will be made available to 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). Overnight in Fatima. (B,D)
Day 5: FATIMA /PARIS
Depart Fatima for Lisbon Airport and our flight to Paris. Upon arrival in Paris you will be met by the Tour Escort and transferred to the hotel. En route, a brief sightseeing tour of Paris from the motorcoach where you will see some of Paris' sights including the Elysee Palace, residence of French Presidents, Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, and the Place de la Concorde. Dinner and overnight in Pars. (B,D)
Day 6: PARIS
Enjoy breakfast at hotel enjoy a sightseeing tour of beautiful Paris. On your tour you will visit Sacre Coeur on Montmarte ~ a shrine to honor the Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, begun by St. Margaret-Mary, visit the Rue du Bac (Miraculous Medal) Chapel containing the incorrupt body of St. Catherine Laboure and then around the corner to visit the church of the incorrupt body of St. Vincent de Paul. Dinner and overnight in Paris. (B,D)
Day 7: PARIS (OPTIONAL NEVERS)
which she spent her last days. Dinner and overnight in Paris. (B,D)
Day 8: PARIS / USA
Depart for airport. Arrive U.S.A. same day. (B)
• Airfare: Round-trip from Newark
• Accommodations: 8 nights Superior Tourist Class Hotels (three star hotels).
• Meals: 8 Breakfasts & 8 Dinners
• Sightseeing: as indicated in the itinerary.
• Also Included: Daily Mass, Airport-hotel transfers, hotel tips and taxes, baggage handling at the hotels (1 piece per person), Touring by Private Air Conditioned Motorcoach, Services of Professional Pilgrimage Tour Escort.