Barcelona, Lourdes and Fatima Pilgrimage

A pilgrimage like this will undoubtedly attract pilgrims who are deeply devoted to Virgin Mary and her presence in Lourdes and Fatima. This tour is most appealing for all those who want to learn more about Catholic history of Europe by visiting spectacular Barcelona with Sagrada Familia (Basilica of the Holy Family) then Cathedral in Burgos, the burial site of many Spanish kings, vast Gothic Cathedral (Santa Iglesia Catedral Basílica Metropolitana de Santa María de Burgos). The list of amazing places on this tour goes on, monumental Avila with its magnificent walls with the breathtaking position on the hill and her most famous inhabitant St. Teresa of Avila deserves nothing less but our utmost admiration!  The spiritually rewarding tour will continue with St. Teresa in Alba de Tormes, then to the city and the third oldest Universities in the world, Salamanca end in Fatima with Our Lady of Rosary and with a visit to Lisbon, the birthplace of St. Anthony. Could you ask for more! God bless!
 


                                               BARCELONA – LOURDES – BURGOS – FATIMA                              

                                                                  June 11 - 21, 2018

                                                                 Sept. 10 - 20, 2018


 

Day 1 – DEPARTURE FOR SPAIN, BARCELONA

Departure for Spain, to Barcelona, transcontinental flight with arrival to the destination the following morning!
 

Day 2 – ARRIVAL TO BARCELONA

This morning after arrival to Barcelona Airport we will start with a city tour of Barcelona, partly by bus,  panoramic sightseeing, and then on foot! From Nou Camp Barcelona Stadium to beautiful Old Cathedral & famous & amazing „Sagrada Familia.“  Afternoon check in to hotel and little rest before dinner! In the evening optional walk along the very popular „Las Ramblas“ Street.
 

Day 3 – BARCELONA – City Tour

This morning we are on the city tour of Barcelona visiting modern and most unusual architectural design of Cathedral – Holy Family, “Sagrada Familia.” Same morning we are visiting Old Barcelona, Gothic Barcelona with beautiful basilicas of Santa Maria del Pi and basilica dedicated to Saints Just and Pastor, martyrs! After several hours with our guide, it is time for lunch break. During the visit, the group will have private Holy Mass in one of the churches we visit! The free afternoon before we head back to our hotel!
 

Day 4 – BARCELONA – LOURDES

Easy morning, after breakfast we will leave Spain and Barcelona, for Lourdes. On the way, we will make couple rest stops. Same late afternoon/early evening we are in Lourdes. We will check into our hotel, have dinner and then on to a Procession to Our Lady of Lourdes, Rosary! First night in Lourdes at our hotel.
 

Day 5 LOURDES – SHRINE and TOWN

Tour of the shrine and town of Lourdes! Visiting the Grotto of Massabielle where Blessed Virgin appeared 18 times to Bernadette  Soubirous in  1858.  The group will also see The Baths, where one can emerge in the Lourdes miraculous water. A guided tour will also include The Basilica of Immaculate Conception and Crypt 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 first years of her life. The group will also visit “Cachot,” a jail where Bernadette lived with her family in great poverty at the time of the apparitions. Afternoon and time for lunch will be on your own. Free afternoon until dinner and in the evening group can participate in the Candlelight Marian Procession starting every day at 9:00 pm. Lourdes hotel, dinner and last night in the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception!

 

Day 6  LOURDES – BURGOS

In the morning after breakfast and Holy Mass, we will leave for Burgos! City of El Cid and many Spanish kings meet with the history of Spanish language and country, amazing cathedral! We are here for one night, dinner at our hotel in Burgos!
 

Day 7 BURGOS – AVILA

After breakfast, we leave for Avila! Same afternoon visit of Avila, and have a visit to the unique place visited by thousands of pilgrims devoted to St. Teresa!  We trace the life of St. Teresa of Avila, see a 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. Dinner and overnight in Avila.
 

Day 8 AVILA – ALBA DE TORMES – SALAMANCA – FATIMA

Today we will leave Avila and head towards Portugal! We will leave for Alba de Tormes. This town is home to the Carmelite Monastery that Saint Teresa founded in 1571. Upon arrival in Alba de Tormes, our group will visit Monastery where the saint died and was buried. On the way, a brief stop for lunch break in gorgeous old University town of Salamanca. Salamanca is ancient town, one of the oldest universities in Europe. The Main Square or Plaza Major has impressive Romanesque, Moorish and Gothic monuments magnificent Cathedrals. Dinner and overnight stay in Fatima.
 

Day 9 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 Jacinta, Francisco, and Lucia. Holy Mass in one of the chapels in the Shrine. Dinner and overnight stay in Fatima.
 

Day 10 – FATIMA – LISBON

Free morning in Fatima, before we leave for Lisbon. We will have a visit of Lisbon, Cathedral, and St Anthony’s Basilica where St. Anthony of Padua, the patron saint of Portugal, was born. Before we check in to a hotel we see the Belem Tower and the Gothic Monastery of St. Jeronimo. Overnight stay in Lisbon.
 

Day 11 – FATIMA – LISBON – USA, flight back home

Early morning transfer to Lisbon Airport, flight back home, arrival same day!
 



INCLUDES:

  • 2 nights in Barcelona, 4* hotel, centrally located
  • 2 nights in Lourdes, first class 4* hotel, centrally located
  • 1 night in Burgos, first class 4* hotel, centrally located
  • 1 night in Avila, first class 4* hotel
  • 2 nights in Fatima, first class 4* hotel, centrally located
  • 1 night in Lisbon, first class 4* hotel
  • Breakfast and dinner daily, drinks included
  • High-class air-conditioned tourist coach
  • Tour escort all the way Barcelona – Lourdes
  • Local English speaking guides in Fatima, Santarem, Lisbon, Burgos, Lourdes  & Barcelona
  • Entrance fees according to the itinerary:
     

 

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Tips for guides, tour escort, and drivers
  • Personal items, third meal daily
  • Porterage of luggage in/out hotels
  • Travel insurance – STRONGLY RECOMMENDED   
  • Hotel Reservation in Fatima – Dom Goncalo 4* hotel – CONFIRMED
  • No other services or hotels at this time are booked or reservations made! 
     

DATES:

11 June - 21 June, 2018

10 Sept. - 20 Sept., 2018

 



For more information please contact:
Blue Heart Travel  -  info@bluehearttravel.com
 

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Barcelona, Lourdes and Fatima Pilgrimage