Fatima, Lourdes, and Spain Pilgrimage
Fatima, Lourdes, and Spain have hosted some of the most extraordinary spiritual encounters. The Marian Apparitions at Fatima and Lourdes are well-documented and offer pilgrims wonderful destinations to seek the Blessed Mother’s intercession. The discovery of the tomb of St. James the Apostle has drawn pilgrims since the ninth-century and continues to welcome more than 200,000 pilgrims a year.
A trip to Fatima, Lourdes, or Spain offers a unique glimpse into the faith and a chance to join with all the faithful throughout history while visiting countries rich in Catholic history.
2023 Fatima, Lourdes, and Spain Pilgrimage Trips
2024 Fatima, Lourdes, and Spain Pilgrimage Trips
Fatima, Porto, and Walking to Santiago de Compostela – April 16-26, 2024 – 24JA04PTMH
Shrines of France Pilgrimage April 16-27, 2024 – 24MJ04FRRY
Warriors of France Pilgrimage- April 24 – May 3, 2024 – 24LD04FRHBS
Pilgrimage to Portugal, Spain, and France May 20-31, 2024 – 24RS05PTCD
Holy Face Pilgrimage to France and Italy – May 21 – June 1, 2024 – 24LD05FREH
Shrines of France May 28-June 6, 2024 – 24RS05FRCE
Pilgrimage to Fatima, Lourdes, and Paris June 3-14, 2024 – 24LD06FRMF
Pilgrimage to Lourdes and Fatima Including France, Spain and Portugal June 3 – 14, 2024 – 24MI06FRWH
Seine River Cruise Pilgrimage in France with Optional Extension to Lourdes – June 9-17, 2024 – 24JA06FR_ZM
Seine River Cruise Pilgrimage in France with Optional Post-Tour to Lourdes – June 9-17, 2024 – 24JA06FRAS
Seine River Cruise Pilgrimage in France with Optional Pre-Tour to Lourdes – June 9-17, 2024 – 24JA06FRLM
Pilgrimage to France – June 15 – 24, 2024 – 24JA06FRJC
Seine River Cruise Pilgrimage in France with Optional Extension to Lourdes – June 18-27, 2024 – 24RS06FRGL
Pilgrimage to France August 8-18, 2024 – 24LD08FRKG
Pilgrimage to Spain September 2-14, 2024 – 24JA09SPRD
Marian Eucharistic Pilgrimage to France, Spain & Portugal September 10-21, 2024 – 24MJ09FRPH
Pilgrimage to France – October 17 – 26, 2024 – 24MI10FRAS
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What Should I Know Before I Go to Fatima, Lourdes, and Spain?
Internet connection is pretty easy in Portugal, Spain, and France. Most modern cellphone will work across all three countries, although service may be spotty in some more remote locales. Please check with your service provider to learn about the fees and options for cell service while traveling to Portugal, France, and Spain. Also, most hotels and restaurants (and some town squares) will have free WiFi.
The electrical current in Europe is 220 volts, 50 cycles alternating current (AC); wall outlets take plugs with two round prongs.
Consider making a small investment in a universal adapter, which has several types of plugs in one lightweight, compact unit. Most laptops and mobile phone chargers are dual voltage (i.e., they operate equally well on 110 and 220 volts), so require only an adapter. These days the same is true of small appliances such as hair dryers. Always check labels and manufacturer instructions to be sure. Don’t use 110-volt outlets marked “for shavers only” for high-wattage appliances such as hair-dryers.
Monetary unit The official monetary unit of Portugal, France, and Spain is the Euro, and no other money is accepted, so you will have to exchange your currency with the euro. You can do it in the banks, in currency exchange offices, or at the airport. Most stores accept credit cards.
Passports and Visas
Citizens of the United States need a valid passport to enter Portugal, France, and Spain for stays of up to 90 days; passports must be valid for three months beyond the period of stay. Visas are required for longer stays and, in some instances, for visits to other countries outside the European Union.
Restaurants, cinemas, theaters, libraries, and service stations are required to have public toilets. Restrooms can range from marble-clad opulence to little better than primitive, but in most cases, they’re reasonably clean and have toilet paper, although it’s always useful to carry a small packet of tissues just in case! Few are adapted for travelers with disabilities. Restrooms are occasionally looked after by an attendant who customarily receives a small tip. Train stations are likely to have pay toilets. Always keep a few Euro coins on-hand for restrooms.
Service is not always included in café, restaurant, and hotel bills. Waiters and other service people are sometimes poorly paid, and leaving a tip of around 10% will be appreciated. If, however, you received bad service, never feel obligated (or intimidated) to leave a tip. Also, if you have something small, such as a sandwich or at a bar, you can leave just enough to round out the bill to the nearest €0.50.