Marian Eucharistic Pilgrimage to France, Spain & Portugal with Dr. Peter Howard, Fr. Jim Blount

September 10-21, 2024

Land and Group Air Price:


Based on Double Occupancy

Pilgrimage Trip Details


12 Days

Departure City

New York Area


France, Portugal, Spain


Land and Air $4995.00, Land Only $3895.00, Single Room Supplement $895.00

Trip Code


Dr. Peter Howard, Fr. Jim Blount, Vickie Leigh S. Smith M. Ed, BDV, Ellen Holmes Steeves Le Blanc, and an English-speaking guide will meet you at the airport and join you for a pilgrimage to Paris, Nevers, Paray Le Monial, Ars, Lourdes, Avila, Fatima, and more!


This trips visits: Paris, Lisieux, Lourdes, Madrid, Avila, Fatima, and more!

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What is Included?

  •  Roundtrip airfare Newark/Paris x Lisbon/ Newark
  •  Airport taxes and fuel surcharges
  •  First-class hotels for 10 nights
  •  Service charges and hotel taxes
  •  Buffet breakfast daily
  •  9 dinners at the hotels (standard 3-course menu, beverages available at an additional cost)
  •  All transfers with a private A/C motor coach as per itinerary
  •  Professional English-speaking tour director throughout
  •  Sightseeing tours as per itinerary
  •  TGV (2nd class tickets ) Paris to Lourdes
  •  Entrance fees are included to sites specifically listed (outside view means no entrance is included)
  •  Luggage handling at hotels (one piece per person in / out)
  •  Select International Tours Travel Portfolio
  •  Confirmation of daily Mass
  •  Whisper sets for groups of 30 or more passengers


  •  Personal expenses
  •  Medical Insurance
  •  Any items not explicitly mentioned in the listed inclusions
  •  Beverages at meals unless otherwise noted
  •  Gratuities for the guide(s), driver, and wait staff (please refer to the suggestions we will make available to you)
  •  Church donations


  •  Any airline baggage charges
  •  Baggage handling at train stations, airports, and hotels in excess of one suitcase per person
  •  Any charges incurred due to excessive luggage including the cost of an additional baggage vehicle or porterage charges


Travel Protection Options are Available

Travel Protection is an important consideration when planning a trip. If you need to cancel your trip, no matter the reason, there will be cancellation fees. The only way to reduce your exposure to these fees is with a Travel Protection Plan. Additionally, while traveling, you may face unexpected challenges, sickness, or even trip disruptions where a Travel Protection Plan may protect your travel investment. Please click below to learn more or purchase a Travel Protection Plan today.


Trip Terms and Conditions

Trip-Specific Terms and Conditions

DEPOSITS AND FINAL PAYMENT: A deposit of $500.00 per person by check should accompany the enrollment form and a copy of your passport picture page by May 29, 2024. Final payment is due by July 12, 2024. A late payment fee of $100 will be charged per person for all payments received after the final payment date. Please mail your payment to: Select International Tours, 85 Park Ave., Flemington, NJ 08822 Attn: Margot Jensen, 800-842-4842, Your passport must be valid through March 21 , 2025. Reservations will not be processed until we have passport copies. Prices quoted are based on payments by check. Prices: $3,895.00 for land only (air not included); $1,100.00 for group air; $4,995.00 for land and air; $895.00 for solo traveler, additional cost, (in room by yourself). For credit card prices add 4%

PILGRIMAGE PRICES: Prices are based on minimum 20 passengers. Prices may be adjusted in the event of fewer than 20 passengers, changes in currency conversion rates, or amendments in local government taxes and/or fuel surcharges. Prices are in US dollars. For European travel an exchange rate of US $1.15 per Euro is assumed.

SOLO TRAVEL: A limited number of single rooms are available. Prices are based on two people per room. We do not guarantee roommates but will do our best to connect you with a someone willing to share.

LAND ONLY OPTION: Land only services start and end at the hotels and do not include any airfare. You are welcome to transfer from the airport with the group if you arrive at the same time, otherwise, transfers are not included.

TOUR CANCELLATION POLICY: Individual deposits are refundable except for a $350.00 per person handling fee for cancellations made 91 days or more before departure. A $500.00 non-refundable fee will be assessed if the reservation is canceled between 90 and 60 days prior to departure. Within 60 days of departure all payments are non-refundable regardless of reason for cancellations. All airline tickets are non-refundable once issued. All cancellations must be in writing. Unused portions of the trip are not refundable. If a roommate cancels, the cost of a solo supplement will be added to your invoice. You may be eligible for a refund through your travel protection. Refer to the U.S. Policy by State on our website.

TRIP CANCELLATION PROTECTION: We strongly encourage you to purchase a Travel Protection Plan, for the protection of your travel investment. Please consider purchasing this plan at the time of initial deposit in order to be covered for pre-existing conditions. Visit or call 888-681- 6272 for details and costs for the Select International Travel Protection Plan with optional Cancel for any reason (CFAR). Please note that CFAR is not available in NY and WA State. The plans contain insurance benefits underwritten by the United States Fire Insurance Company. The plans also contain non-insurance Travel Assistance Services that are provided by an independent organization.

AIRLINE, SEATING AND SPECIAL REQUESTS: To best accommodate our pilgrims, we often utilize Group Air Reservations. These allow more predictable transfer and tour schedules. However, when booking Group Air, the airline (not Select International Tours) controls seating assignments. If you require very specific seats, we suggest that you book your own airfare and take advantage of our “Land Only” options. You may communicate directly with the airline to request seating changes, provide mileage program information, or change passenger contact information once you receive ticket numbers—approximately three (3) weeks prior to departure. We work with instant purchase airline tickets and or group rates. If you switch from air and land to land only within 90 days from departure you will be charged a $100 service fee in addition to any airline charges. All special needs and requests due to medical or dietary restrictions must be requested in writing at least 60 days prior to departure. Business class and Premium Coach seats are available upon written request; as are addons from your hometown airport. If you require very specific airlines or schedules, we suggest that you book your own airfare and take advantage of our “Land Only” options.

WALKING: Our trips require daily walking, sometimes up or down slopes, steps, and uneven terrain. We recommend preparing oneself, by walking before the trip. Anyone needing assistance is required to be accompanied by a qualified and physically-able travel companion. We are not responsible for any medical condition that occurs prior, during or after the trip.

SAFETY PROCEDURES: Select International Tours has undertaken a reasonable inquiry, with all the suppliers (including airlines, hotels, bus companies and other service providers)used on our trips to ensure they have instigated the best available procedures regarding the pandemic- protective policies advised by local government and health authorities. The client understands and agrees that the supplier(s) may not apply those policies as diligently as the policies suggest. In addition even if the supplier makes a good faith effort to enforce its good practices, some travelers may simply refuse to cooperate. Therefore the client agrees not to hold Select International Tours or group leaders responsible should they or anyone on the trip contract COVID-19 or any other illness during or after the trip

RESPONSIBILITY: By accepting this confirmation, you agree that the Group Leaders and Select International Tours, Inc. have no responsibility for any acts or omission of the travel suppliers in your itinerary and during your trip. We have no special knowledge regarding the financial conditions of the suppliers, unsafe travel conditions, health hazards, or weather hazards at locations traveled. We are not responsible for flight delays or cancellations or any charges incurred due to unforeseen circumstances. Unused portions of the trip are non-refundable. For information about destination climate, risks, and safety please consult the appropriate on-line resources. For health information consult the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. You are responsible for checking passport, visa, vaccination, or other entry requirements of your destinations. Itineraries are subject to change. We are not responsible for any damaged, lost, or stolen articles. We are not responsible for any sickness, injury, or death during or after the trip. Travel documents will be mailed out approximately three (3) weeks before departure. Please review them carefully for any errors.

SHIPPING & HANDLING: $15.00 per person—not included in package price—will be added to each invoice. Your invoice will confirm the trip registration.

Please click below to read the General Terms and Conditions that also govern this trip.

Activity Ratings

Pilgrimage trips often require more walking than most Americans are used to. Although we stop frequently throughout the day, the days are very active. Please wear comfortable shoes and come prepared to walk and stand longer. Also expect uneven surfaces and more stairs than usual. Our activity rating scale gives an estimate of the average steps taken each day on this pilgrimage. Each red shoe represents approximately 5,000 steps a day.


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