Pilgrimage to Marian Shrines in Fatima, Lourdes & Medjugorje

This tour will take you across five countries, seven cities, three most popular Marian Shrines. The journey from the most southwest to the southeast of Europe listening prayers in four languages, seeing a variety of culture, architecture, food, people and then spiritual and educational experience is what makes this pilgrimage so attractive!
 

                 Lisbon - Fatima - Santarem - Salamanca - Avila - Loyola - Lourdes - Medjugorje
                                                             
12 DAYS  - 5 COUNTRIES
 



Day 1 - DEPARTURE TO EUROPE. PORTUGAL, LISBON

Departure from your gateway city, flight to Portugal, Lisbon, meals served on a board of the plane.

 

Day 2 - LISBON - SANTAREM - FATIMA

Upon arrival in Lisbon transfer to Fatima. Before we leave Lisbon, and head towards Fatima, the group will take a city tour of Lisbon, birthplace of St. Anthony, celebrate private Holy Mass. After a lunch break on the way to Fatima stop in Santarem. The town is hosting one of the most visited Eucharistic Miracle Shrines in Europe! In Fatima group will check to hotel, dinner, and candlelight procession at 9:30 pm in the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima. Overnight in our hotel.

 

Day 3 - FATIMA ALJUSTREL VALINHOS

Visit of places connected to the apparition in Fatima, tiny village Aljustrel, home of visionaries, pasturage at Valinhos where Our Lady also appeared and to the Cova da Iria, the actual place of the apparition where Our Lady of Fatima gave a message to the world through JacintaFrancisco, and Lucia. Holy Mass in one of the chapels in the Shrine. In the evening participating in the prayer service (optional). Dinner and overnight stay in Fatima.

 

Day 4 - FATIMA – AVILA 

Depart Fatima early this morning to travel eastward across Spain to Avila. Before Avila we will make a stop in Salamanca, we will walk to the University of Salamanca, built 1218 by Alfonso IX of Leon, we can enjoy in the beautiful Plaza Mayor (Main Square), one of the biggest in Spain. Here in Salamanca, we enjoy some free time, among the amazing churches in the midst of the old town, for lunch before we continue our journey to Avila. Two things distinguish Avila; the perfectly preserved eleventh-century walls which surround the old town, and the mystic writer Santa Teresa, who was born here and whose shrines are a must see for all Catholic pilgrims! In Avila we will walk the narrow cobblestone streets of the city as we trace the life of St. Teresa of Avila, see the chapel built over the former location of her home; see the garden where she played as a child, and visit the museum dedicated to her life. The museum also contains relics of St. Teresa and her spiritual advisor St. John of the Cross. We’ll also have the opportunity to visit the Convent of the Incarnation where St. Teresa first took her orders and would remain based for more than thirty years. Museum has an interesting drawing of the crucifixion by St. John of the Cross, and a reconstruction of the cell used by the saint when she was prioress there. Dinner and overnight in Avila.

 

Day 5 - AVILA – LOYOLA – LOURDES

After breakfast in Avila, we will depart for Loyola. Some of the afternoon we will dedicate to the visit of the Sanctuary of Loyola, birth place (Azpeitia) of the founder of the Jesuit order St. Ignatius of Loyola. After a visit and Holy Mass, we are on our way to Lourdes. In the evening after the dinner walk to the shrine of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception, the prayer of the Rosary during the candlelight procession. Night in Lourdes.

 

Day 6, 7 - LOURDES SHRINE

Tour of the Shrine of about 2,5 hours, visiting the Grotto of Massabielle where the Blessed Virgin appeared 18 times to Bernadette Soubirous in 1858. The group will also see The Baths, The Basilica of Immaculate Conception with Crypt which is underneath and was the first chapel built here as a place of worship, also Rosary Basilica, Church of St. Bernadette. Visit will then continue with the town Lourdes, the visit to all of the places associated with the St. Bernadette. The Bolly Mill in Rue Bernadette Soubirous where the saint was born on the January 7th, 1844 and it is the place where she spent the first years of her life. The group will also visit “Cachot” or jail where Bernadette lived with her family in great poverty at the time of the apparitions. Return to Sanctuary area for lunch on your own. Free afternoon until dinner and in the evening group can participate Candlelight Marian Procession starting each day at 9:00 pm. Dinner and overnight in Lourdes.

 

Day 8 - LOURDES - MEDJUGORJE

Today we leave Lourdes, after breakfast transfer to airport for flight to Croatia, Split or Dubrovnik. In the evening we will arrive in Medjugorje, dinner and overnight in the village where Our Lady Lady Queen of Peace, Gospa has been appearing since 1981.

 

Day 9,10, 11 -  MEDJUGORJE

Our Medjugorje pilgrimage will be filled with the prayer, daily morning English speaking mass and in the evening at the time of the apparition of Our Lady International mass and prayer of the Rosary. This will be true spiritual retreat, and your life for a few days will go within the triangle of Podbrdo (Apparition Hill), St. James church and Krizevac (Cross Mountain).
With thousands of pilgrims from all over the world, you will celebrate daily mass at St. James church. Visiting Bijakovici village, all 6 visionaries come from it, you will go up the Apparition hill, Podbrdo place where Our Lady first appeared, June 25, 1981. Visionaries still in Medjugorje meet with pilgrims, we will attend their talks, with one or more of them, maybe Ivan, Vicka, Jakov or Mirjana.
Holy Rosary is prayed during the evening program with mass, Our Lady repeated many times how important is to come to mass where “we meet Jesus alive”. Messages of Prayer of the Rosary, Holy Mass, and Confession are the center of the evening program in St. James church. According to the the three visionaries they still every day receive the apparition of Our Lady, pray together with her and are blessed by Gospa daily! The apparition takes place at 5:40 pm or 6:40 daylight savings time, and Vicka, Ivan and Marija are the ones who experience this daily. Mirjana, Jakov, and Ivanka are the three visionaries who don’t have daily apparitions but once a year. Among other activities you will have a chance to climb the “Cross mountain”, Krizevac as Croats call it, visit the “Blue Cross”, another place of the apparition.
Each pilgrim will have time for private devotions, shopping, or simply enjoying your own “freedom of prayer” as Rosary in the hands of people you see on the streets or in the fields in Medjugorje isn't a strange thing!
 

Day 12  - MEDJUGORJE – FLIGHT BACK HOME  

Early morning breakfast and transfer to Split International Airport, flight back home, arrival same day!
 


 
TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Round trip flights from your departure city 
  • Airport tax & Fuel surcharge included – subect to change by airlines until tickets issued
  • 2 nights in Fatima – 4* Hotel Fatima or similar
  • 1 night in Avila – 4* Hotel II Castillas or similar
  • 3 nights in Lourdes – 4* Hotel Panorama, Padua or similar
  • 4 nights in Medjugorje – 3* Hotel „Cross“ or „Sego“
  • Breakfast and dinner daily, drinks included
  • High class air-conditioned tourist coach
  • Escort Fatima – Lourdes + Medjugorje
  • Local English speaking guides Lisbon, Fatima, Salamanca, Avila, Loyola, Lourdes & Medjugorje
  • Entrance fees according the itinerary
  • Daily Mass in Fatima, Avila, Lourdes – celebrated by spiritual director, priest in the group

 

  NOT INCLUDED:

  • Travel insurance - strongly recommended
  • Tips for guides, drivers and hotel staff
  • Items of a personal nature (lunches, drinks, souvenirs...)
  • Passport, visa


RATES & DATES:
 

April 17  - 28, 2017 (rate is based on 20 people in the group):
Land and air from New York JFK, Newark EWR...................US$ 3390.00
Land and air from Los Angeles, Houston, Minneapolis.......US$ 3590.00
Single room supplement...........................................................US$    420.00
 

May 3 - 14, 2017 (rate is based on 20 people in the group):
Land and air from New York JFK, Newark EWR....................US$ 3490.00
Land and air from Atlanta, Boston............................................US$ 3490.00
Single room supplement.............................................................US$   420.00
 

June 17 - 28, 2017 (rate is based on 20 people in the group):
Land and air from New York JFK, Newark EWR....................US$ 3490.00
Land and air from Los Angeles; Houston............................... US$ 3690.00
Single room supplement............................................................US$    450.00


October 23 - Nov. 3, 2017 (rate is based on 20 people in the group):
Land and air from New York JFK, Newark EWR.....................US$ 3490.00
Land and air from Los Angeles / Houston / Minneapolis.....US$ 3590.00
Single room supplement.............................................................US$    420.00
 

April 16 - 27, 2018 (rate is based on 20 people in the group):
Land and air from New York JFK, Newark EWR.....................US$ 3390.00
Land and air from Los Angeles / Houston / Minneapolis.....US$ 3590.00
Single room supplement.............................................................US$    420.00

June 4 - 15, 2018 (rate is based on 20 people in the group):
Land and air from New York JFK, Newark EWR......................US$ 3490.00
Land and air from Los Angeles / Houston / Minneapolis......US$ 3690.00
Single room supplement..............................................................US$    420.00
 

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PRIEST & COORDINATOR TRAVEL FREE
 

Custom made tour for groups 
Option with 4* first class hotels for group requests from Fatima to Medjugorje

 



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Pilgrimage to Marian Shrines in Fatima, Lourdes & Medjugorje