Fatima, Avila, Lourdes, Nice, Rome, Loreto, Ancona & Medjugorje
Portugal | Spain | France | Italy | Croatia
April 23-May 5, 2019
Your Tour Includes…
Round Trip Airfare
Daily Breakfast & Dinner
Daily Mass Arrangements
Land Transportation by Deluxe Motor Coach
First Class Hotel Accommodations
Professional Local Guides & Tour Conductors
Baggage Handling & Hotel Taxes
Entrance Fees When Necessary Within The Itinerary
Day 1: Departure
Departing from US to LIS, Portugal.
Day 2: Arrival – Lisbon – Fatima, Portugal
Welcome to Portugal. Upon arrival, we meet our tour guide. We go on a city tour of Lisbon, visit the birthplace of St Anthony and proceed to Santarem which holds the Eucharistic Miracle. We continue to Fatima, check in our hotel and visit OUR LADY OF FATIMA SHRINE, tombs of the visionaries, and the CHAPEL OF THE APPARITIONS, where the Virgin Mary appeared to three children in 1917. We celebrate the Mass, join the evening’s Rosary and candlelight procession.
Day 3: Touring Fatima
After breakfast, we visit the PARISH CHURCH where the visionaries were baptized and visit their homes in nearby Valinhos. Celebrate the Mass, join the evening’s Rosary and candlelight procession.
Day 4: Fatima – Avila, Spain
Today we drive to Avila after we celebrate the Mass, visit Saint Teresa of Avila’s museum containing her relics and we will tour the old town of Avila.
Day 5: Avila – Lourdes
We drive to Lourdes after breakfast and Mass. Enjoy your free time after we check in at our hotel. You may visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes, enjoy the healing water and join the procession.
Day 6: Touring – Lourdes
We celebrate the Mass on or after breakfast and enjoy the healing bath if you wish. In the afternoon we tour the GROTTO where the Virgin Mary appeared to St. Bernadette in 1858, the BIRTHPLACE OF ST. BERNADETTE, and her FAMILY HOME during the time of the apparitions. Join the Rosary and candlelight procession.
Day 7: Lourdes – Nice, France
Today, we drive through a scenic route to Nice for an overnight stay. Free time in Nice and dinner.
Day 8: Nice – Rome, Italy
We continue our drive to Rome. On our way, if it is possible and available, we stop by at a wine tasting. Dinner and overnight in Rome.
Day 9: Rome: Papal Audience, The Basilica of St. Mary Major, The Basilica of St. John the Lateran, The Holy Steps, Trevi Fountain, St. Paul Outside the Walls
We will drive through Capitoline Hill, Roman Forum, Coliseum, and Arch of Constantine, Circus Maximus, Old Appian Way, and Palazzo Venezia on our way to St Peter Square for the Papal Audience. Lunch by the Trevi Fountain. Thereafter, we will tour three major Basilicas in Rome: St Mary Major (one of the oldest basilicas dedicated to the Blessed Virgin, after she appeared to Pope Liberius in 358 requesting a church be built in her honor. This shrine contains a relic from the Manger where the Infant Jesus was laid); The Basilica of St John the Lateran (the former residence of all the popes prior to their return to Rome in 1377 – official church of the Pope); St Paul Outside the Walls – houses the remains of St. Paul under the main altar. Celebrate Mass here.
Day 10: Rome – Loreto – Ancona
We leave for Loreto in the morning and visit the Basilica della Santa Casa, known for enshrining the house in which the Blessed Virgin Mary is believed by some to have lived. Pious devotees believe that the same house was flown over by Angelic beings from Jerusalem to Tersatto (Trsat in Croatia) then to Recanati before arriving at the current site. We continue to Ancona and take an overnight ferry ride to Split, Croatia.
Day 11: Split – Medjugorje
Transfer to Medjugorje. We join the Mass, visit the village where the visionaries came from and if you, so desire climb the Apparition Hill.
Day 12: Medjugorje
Enjoy the day at your leisure and immerse in practicing the presence of God and Mary. Explore the Spiritual ambience of edjugorje. Join the Mass, Rosary or simply be in silence to experience the presence of God.
Day 12: Medjugorje – Sarajevo To Fly Home
Join the Mass, have breakfast and off to the airport. Home sweet home.
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