Portugal | Spain | France | Switzerland | Italy
September 20 – October 2, 2020
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 September 20, 2020
Set aside all of your cares in the world as you embark on your spiritual journey. Enjoy your flight from LAX.
Day 2: Arrival September 21 – Lisbon – Fatima, Portugal
Welcome to Portugal. Upon arrival, we meet our tour guide. We go on a city tour of Lisbon (depending on the time of arrival), visit the birthplace of St Anthony and proceed to Santarem which holds the Eucharistic Miracle (if time allows). We continue to Fatima, check-in at 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: September 22 – 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: September 23 – Fatima – Penafrancia, Spain
Today we visit Our Lady of Penafrancia in Salamanca. Mass, dinner & overnight.
Day 5: September 24 – Salamanca – 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: September 25 – Lourdes – Rocamadour
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. To complete the visit in Lourdes, we must journey to see the incorrupt body of St Bernadette in Nevers. We depart around 3 pm or 4 to shorten our drive the next day. Overnight in Rocamadour or neighboring town.
Day 7: September 26 – Rocamadour – Nevers, France
Today, we continue our journey to visit the incorrupt body of St Bernadette.
Day 8: September 27 – Nevers – Geneva, Switzerland
To get to Rome, we will drive through major cities for an overnight stay to shorten our daily drive. First stop, Geneva, Switzerland. Upon arrival, we check-in at our hotel. Enjoy your free time.
Day 9: September 28 – Geneva, Switzerland – Milan, Italy
Today, we continue our drive to Rome via Milan, Italy. Upon arrival, check-in at our hotel. Explore the City of Milan at your own leisure. Don’t miss the famous Dummo – Milan’s Cathedral.
Day 10: September 29 – Milan – Rome
After breakfast, we continue our journey to Rome. Upon arrival, we check-in at our hotel. Enjoy your free time. Explore Rome at your own leisure. You may visit the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps or go shopping.
Day 11: September 30 – Rome: Papal Audience – The Basilica of St. Mary Major – The Basilica of St. John the Lateran – The Holy Steps – St. Paul Outside The Walls
This morning after breakfast, we attend the Papal Audience at the St. Peter’s Square. We drive through Capitoline Hill, Roman Forum, Coliseum, and Arch of Constantine, Circus Maximus, Old Appian Way, and Palazzo Venezia. Thereafter, we visit the three major Basilicas in Rome: St Mary Major, The Basilica of St John the Lateran & St Paul Outside the Walls. Celebrate Mass where possible.
Day 12: October 01 – Santa Rita of Cascia – Padre Pio & Monte Sant Angelo
After checkout, we drive to Cascia to visit St Rita – the patron Saint of impossible causes, problems, and sickness. Then we continue to visit the Grotto of Monte Sant Angelo, famous of Archangel Michael’s manifestations of miracles. Thereafter, we visit Padre Pio and celebrate the Mass here. Dinner and overnight in San Giovanni.
Day 13: October 02 – San Giovanni to FCO – Rome airport to USA
Transfer to the airport. Home sweet home.
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