CLASSICAL JOURNEY: PARIS, LOURDES, FATIMA

  • Duration:11 nights/12 days
  • Countries Visited:France, Portugal, Spain
  • Highlights:Including Nevers, Lisieux, and Normandy
  • Tour Inclusions:
    • Airfare NYC / Paris x Lisbon/NYC
    • Accommodations in first class hotels
    • Breakfast daily and dinner as noted
    • Comprehensive sightseeing per the itinerary.
    • English speaking tour escort throughout
    • Transfers by deluxe private motorcoach
    • TGV train Paris to Lourdes 2nd class
    • Baggage handling
    • Mass daily
    • Select International travel bag & portfolio

DAY 1: DEPART U.S.A.

Depart on our overnight flight to Paris.

 

DAY 2: PARIS

Welcome to France. We are greeted by our tour escort and embark on a panoramic tour of Paris, including the Champs de Elysee, the Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower and Notra Dame Cathedral. Overnight Paris. (B.)

 

DAY 3: PARIS- NEVERS-

Depart to Nevers where we visit the Convent of St. Gildard and view St. Bernadette’s incorrupt body. Lunch is at the convent and we celebrate Mass. On the return we stop in Sacre Coeur. Overnight Paris (B. L.)

 

DAY 4: PARIS– LISIEUX

Today we visit the home of St. Theresa the Little Flower. We visit the Carmel Convent where we celebrate Mass and visit Les Buisonnets, the humble dwelling of the Saint. We see the magnificent Basilica of St. Therese and the Crypt. We continue to Caen for overnight. (B.D.)

 

DAY 5: NORMANDY- MT. ST. MICHELE

This morning we tour Omaha Beach, the American Museum and the American Cemetery. We continue on to Mt. St. Michele, one of the wonders of the world. Behold the magnificent Abbey and embark on exploration of the island. Overnight in Caen. (B.D.)

 

DAY 6: MONT ST. MICHELLE – PARIS

We travel to the Loire Valley and back to Paris. En route stop at the magnificent Chartres Cathedral. Overnight Paris. (B.)

 

DAY 7: PARIS– LOURDES

Early this morning we depart from Paris. We celebrate Mass at the Chapel of the Miraculous Medal and are taken to Montparnasse train station in time to board the TGV train to Lourdes. Upon arrival in Lourdes we transfer to the hotel. Overnight Lourdes. (B.D.)

 

DAY 8: LOURDES

We start the day with Mass at the Grotto followed by a walking tour of Lourdes. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Take the opportunity to bathe in the Baths where miraculous cures have taken place, pray Stations of the Cross, receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation, pray the Rosary and sing hymns in honor of the Mother of God. Overnight Lourdes (B. D.)

 

DAY 9: LOURDES- BURGOS-

After Mass at the Basilica in Lourdes we depart through the Pyrenees Mountains toward Spain. Continue to Burgos for overnight. Overnight Burgos. (B.D.)

 

DAY 10: BURGOS- FATIMA

A long day awaits us today as we journey through Spain toward Portugal. Our day starts with Mass at the majestic Cathedral of Burgos. Late in the afternoon we arrive in Fatima. Overnight Fatima. (B.D.)

 

DAY 11: FATIMA

Our walking tour includes visiting Aljustrel, where the children lived, and Valinhos, site of Our Lady’s Appearance after the children returned from prison, the Basilica and the tombs of the children on the Cove da Iria. Celebrate Mass at the Little Chapel of Apparitions. Tonight participate in the Candlelight and Blessed Sacrament Procession. Overnight Fatima. (B.D.)

 

DAY 12: FATIMA-LISBON

We celebrate Mass at the Basilica and have time to pray the Way of the Cross, see the Chapel of St. Stephen and Lucia’s Well where the Angel spoke to the children. We will have ample time for prayer, and reflection. Overnight Lisbon.   (B.D.)

 

DAY 13: RETURN TO THE USA-

This morning we are transferred to the airport for our flight home. (B.)

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