19 May Portugal – Spain – France (12 Days / 11 Days)
LISBON – FATIMA – PORTO – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA – SANTIAGO – OVIEDO – SANTANDER – LOURDES – CARCASSONNE – AVIGNON – LA SALETTE – ARS – LYON – NEVERS – PARIS – LISIEUX – PARIS
DAY 1 – LISBON – FATIMA (PORTUGAL) (127 km): Arrival at Lisbon airport and transfer to the center of the city where we’ll have a visit including the Bairro de Alfama, Belem Tower and the Jeronimos Monastery. On to Fatima, where in 1917 Our Lady appears 6 times to three children (Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco). Accommodation. Dinner and overnight in hotel. In the evening we can partecipate to the Candlelight Procession.
DAY 2 – FATIMA – PORTO (192 km): Breakfast. Time for religious activities then departure to Porto, where we’ll visit this city including the most famous places: St. Francis church, the Stock Exchange Palace with its Arab room, Cais da Ribeira etc. Accommodation. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
DAY 3 – PORTO – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA (SPAIN) (230 km): Breakfast. Depart to Santiago de Compostela, one of the most important Religious site in Spain. Arrival and city tour (with local guide) passing through Obradorio Square, where we found the Colegio San Jeronimo, the Rajoy Palace, the Gelmirez Palace, el Parador de los Reyes Católicos and the Cathedral, which every day receives numerous pilgrims coming from the famous “Camino de Santiago” pilgrimages. Accommodation. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
DAY 4 – SANTIAGO – OVIEDO – SANTANDER (308 km – 193 km): Breakfast. Depart to Santander with a stop in Oviedo, capital city of the Principality of Asturias. Arrival in Santander. Visit of the Cathedral. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
DAY 5 – SANTANDER – LOURDES (FRANCE) (391 km): Breakfast. Depart to Lourdes. Arrival. Free time for religious activities. In the evening we can partecipate to the “Candlelight Procession”. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
DAY 6 – LOURDES: Breakfast. Day dedicated to the visit of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes: the Basilica, the Crypt, the Apparation Grotto, the healing baths, the Esplanade, the family home of Bernadette Soubirous “the Boly Mill”, where at the ground floor it is possible to see the room where Bernadette was born. In the evening, we can take part in the Candlelight Procession. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
DAY 7 – LOURDES – CARCASSONNE – AVIGNON (260 km – 239 km): Breakfast. Transfer to Avignon with a stop in Carcassonne. Arrival in Avignon and free time in the historic centre of this city, which in the past was the city of Popes. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
DAY 8 – AVIGNON – LA SALETTE – ARS – LYON (280 km – 211 km – 38 km): Breakfast. Transfer to Lyon with a stop in La Salette where we’ll visit the places related with the Apparition of Our Lady to two children – Maximino Giraud e Melânia Calvat. Continue to Ars where we’ll visit the Tombs of St John Vianney, patron saint of all priests. On to Lyon. Accommodation. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
DAY 9 – LYON – NEVERS – PARIS (264 km – 246 km): Breakfrast. Depart to Nevers where we’ll visit the St. Gildard Convent where there is the incorrupted body of St.Bernadette. On to Paris. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
DAY 10 – PARIS: Breakfast. Full day panoramic city tour: we’ll visit the Chapel of the Miraculous Medal, the Notre Dame Cathedral, Place de la Concorde, the Champs-Elisée, the Triunph Arch and the Opera and we’ll have a stop in front of the Eiffel Tower. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
DAY 11 – PARIS – LISIEUX – PARIS (169 km – 169 km): Breakfast. Departure to Lisieux, typical city of the Normandy region, important centre of pilgrimage, where St. Theresa of the Child Jesus is venerated. Free time to visit the Basilica.Return to Paris for dinner and overnight in hotel.
DAY 12 – PARIS – DEPARTURE: Breakfast. According to your flight departure time, transfer to the airport.