CELEBRATING THE JUBILEE OF MERCY
Day 1: DEPART USA
Depart on an international flight to Rome. Meals will be served aboard flight.
Day 2: ROME
Upon arrival in Rome, you will be met by tour guide/escort after going though customs and securing your luggage. You will be escorted to your waiting deluxe motor coach and transferred to hotel. En route, enjoy a panoramic tour from the motorcoach of some of Rome’s sites, including the Appian Way, Capitoline Hill, The Colosseum, The Forum, Arch of Constantine, Circus Maximus, and Palazzo Venezia. Balance of day is at leisure to rest, shop or go sightseeing. Dinner and overnight in Rome. (D)
Day 3: ROME (Papal Audience)
After breakfast depart for the Papal Audience (if available). After break for lunch on your own, enjoy a half-day tour of magnificent St. Peter’s Basilica including a visit to the Vatican Museums, and the Sistine Chapel. Dinner and overnight in Rome. (B,D)
Day 4: ROME
After breakfast, join the group for a sightseeing tour of the “Eternal City.” The tour will include the Catacombs, and you will also visit three major basilicas in Rome including St. Mary Major, St. John Lateran, and St. Paul Outside the Walls. Dinner and overnight in Rome. (B,D)
Day 5: ROME / FATIMA
Depart for Fatima via air. You will be met by our Professional Pilgrimage Escort at Lisbon Airport and transferred to your hotel in Fatima. Dinner and overnight in Fatima. (B,D)
Day 6: FATIMA
This morning visit the places of interest in the Cova da Iria, including the Basilica, with the tombs of the children of Fatima, Jacinta and Francisco, and Sr. Lucia, the Chapel of the Apparitions (Capelinha), and the miraculous fountain. Continue for a visit to the original homes of the children, the parish church, and cemetery. Afternoon at leisure for private devotions. This evening enjoy the candlelit procession (in season). An OPTIONAL video presentation on the history of Fatima and the apparitions will be offered at the Consolata Fathers. (B,D)
Day 7: FATIMA
Today is a free day in Fatima for personal devotion. An OPTIONAL side trip will be available to visit the spectacular monasteries of Batalha, Alcobaca, and the colorful fishing village of Nazare. Return to Fatima with balance of day at leisure. Dinner and overnight in Fatima. (B,D)
Day 8: FATIMA / USA
Depart hotel after breakfast for transfer to Lisbon airport and return flight home. Arrive U.S. same day. (B)
* Airfare: Roundtrip from Newark Airport.
* Accommodations: 6 nights Superior Tourist Class Hotels (three star hotels, or religious house in Rome)
* Meals: 6 Breakfasts & 6 Dinners
* Sightseeing: As listed 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 Professional Tour Escort.