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10 Days / 9 Nights | 15 Meals: 8 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 6 Dinners

October 24 - November 2, 2021
$2249 CAD per person
Based on double occupancy. Land only.
Savings of $500 per couple!


Your Tour at a Glance

Travel to two of the world's most revered pilgrimage centres and experience the wonderful cultures and beauty of Portugal, France, and Spain. Stay a leisurely 2 nights in Fatima and spend time reflecting and exploring the famous Basilica and the tombs of Francisco and Jacinto. Travel to Aljustrel, where the children lived, and Valinhos, where Our Lady appeared after the children's return from prison. During a 2-night stay in Burgos, visit the magnificent Cathedral, a masterpiece of Spanish Gothic architecture and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the impressive 12th-century Monastery of Santa María Real de las Huelgas, a former spiritual retreat for society ladies and royalty. Enjoy a walking tour of Lourdes and a 2-night stay there. Visit the moving Grotto where Our Lady appeared to Bernadette. End in vibrant Barcelona, and view Antonio Gaudi’s unfinished masterpiece La Sagrada Familia, also a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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ITINERARY

Day 1
Overnight Flight
Travel overnight to Portugal, one of Europe’s most hospitable countries. Here, you can enjoy a superb climate, historic sites and beautiful scenery.

Day 2
Dinner   Hotel De Fatima
Fatima, Portugal - Tour Begins
Your tour begins in Fatima, Portugal’s world-famous religious center.

Day 3
Breakfast & Dinner  Hotel De Fatima
Fatima - Aljustrel - Fatima
You may celebrate Mass* before traveling to the original town of Fatima and the parish church where the children Francisco, Jacinta and Lucia were baptized. Continue on to Aljustrel, where the children lived, and view the site of the fifth apparition in Valinhos. Later, return to Fatima** to enjoy free time for personal worship and to explore the basilica and its grounds.

Day 4
Breakfast    Hotel Almirante Bonifaz
Fatima - Burgos, Spain
Attend a morning Mass* before travelling east to Burgos, known as the cradle of the Castile region. Situated on the Pilgrim’s Road, Burgos stands on the banks of the Rio Arlanzon with the slender, elegant spires of its famous cathedral rising into the sky. Mass* is available this evening.

Day 5
Breakfast & Dinner    Hotel Almirante Bonifaz
Burgos
Join a local expert on a leisurely paced walking tour of Burgos’ beautiful medieval town center. Spend time at the Cathedral of Burgos, a masterpiece of Spanish Gothic architecture and a UNESCO World Heritage site. The cathedral, the third largest church in Spain, offers such masterpieces as the filigree work in the spires of the towers; the starry dome; the choir; the sarcophagi and the golden staircase. Next, visit the 12th-century Monastery of Santa María Real de las Huelgas. Founded as a Royal Pantheon and a spiritual retreat for society ladies and royalty, the complex consists of the church, monastery and the enclosed premises of the Cistercian nuns. Mass* is available this evening.

Day 6
Breakfast & Dinner     Hotel Mercure Imperial Lourdes
Burgos - Lourdes, France
Today, travel northeast through the Pyrenees Mountains to Lourdes. This is where the Virgin Mary appeared in the Grotto of Massabielle to the poor shepherd girl, Bernadette, for a total of 18 times between February 11 and July 16, 1858. Since then, this little market town has been a world-renowned pilgrimage site. Tonight you may wish to partake in a candlelight procession.**

Day 7
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner    Hotel Mercure Imperial Lourdes
Lourdes
After morning Mass,* enjoy a walking tour of Lourdes, visiting the places associated with the life of St. Bernadette: the “Boly Mill" (site of the birthplace of St. Bernadette), the "Cachot," and the parish church housing the baptismal font of St. Bernadette. Later, enjoy some time at leisure to explore the town's rich historical and natural heritage. Become immersed in the atmosphere that reigned during the apparitions and revel in the spirit of brotherhood that is still present today.

Day 8
Breakfast     Evenia Rossello Hotel
Lourdes - Barcelona, Spain
Celebrate Mass* before crossing back into Spain on your way to Barcelona, one of Europe's most fascinating cities.

Day 9
Breakfast & Dinner    Evenia Rossello Hotel
Barcelona
Celebrate Mass* at the crypt of La Sagrada Familia, followed by a visit to the elaborate, expansive basilica. Once completed, Gaudi's masterpiece will have 18 towers: 12 dedicated to the apostles, four to the evangelists, one to Jesus and another to Mary. Later, get to know more of the city’s treasures, including views of Antonio Gaudi’s Mila House (UNESCO), the Columbus Monument and Parc de Montjuic. Spend this afternoon at leisure exploring the city further or choose an optional excursion to the quaint mountain village of Montserrat. This evening, gather with your fellow travelers for a dinner celebrating the end of a memorable tour.

Day 10
Barcelona - Tour Ends
Return home eager to share vivid memories of a spectacularly beautiful land with an old, rich and diverse cultural heritage.

 

Terms & Conditions:
Prices quoted are per person, based on double occupancy, and reflect ALL applicable savings. Land only. Airfare extra. Save 10% offer valid on new retail bookings only made 9/15/2020 - 10/31/2020 for travel 1/1/2021 - 12/31/2021. Future travel voucher redemption is combinable with 10% offer for new bookings only. Deposits are fully refundable until 30 days after booking. No-Fee changes to land & Flex Air until 60 days before departure, as long as guest travels by 12/31/2021. Any money due to price differences on dates would be due and the responsibility of the guest. Offers can expire earlier due to space or inventory availability. Space is on a first come, first served basis. Offers are not valid on group or existing bookings. Offers are combinable with member benefits. Offer is not combinable with Seasonal Offers, Hot Deals or Flash Sales. Promotional fares may remain in effect after the expiration date. Offer amounts vary by tour and departure date. Other restrictions may apply.Virtuoso "Amenity" per person: $100 credit toward Economy Air or Premium Economy / $250 credit toward Business-Class Air OR $100 credit toward tour add-ons (anything beyond land package and waiver; including pre/post nights, pre/post tour extensions, optional excursions, etc.) These are combinable with any other offer in market. Not applicable to land only- if land only and no pre/post or option purchase, the $100 does not get credited towards anything else.