12 Pilgrimage to Marian Shrines & Paris

There’s no better way to experience Europe’s most treasured Catholic shrines than on these inspirational journeys through Spain, Portugal, and France. Hear about the shepherd children in Fatima and the apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary which happened over 100 years ago. Walk a portion of the Camino de Santiago and learn about the remarkable journey taken by pilgrims from all over the world into Santiago de Compostela. In Lourdes, an opportunity to join the nightly Rosary and candlelight procession as well as time to experience the Healing Baths. Lastly, a magical ending in Barcelona with time to celebrate life, reflect and rejoice. reflecting in Gaudi’s magnificent Sagrada Familia.

On our pilgrimage to the Marian Shrines we offer a complete itinerary that includes round-trip airfare, accommodation in first class hotels, breakfast and dinner daily, all transportation, daily Mass and all under excellent organizing, leadership and teaching from Nativity pilgrimage expert staff and Guides.

YOUR TRIP INCLUDES:
  • Round Trip Airfare.
  • All airport taxes and Fuel SURCHARGES.
  • First class Hotels.
  • Transfers as per itinerary.
  • Breakfast and Dinner daily.
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary.
  • Daily Masses. (If requested)
  • Professional local guides
  • Prices Based on Double Occupancy.
  • Tour Brochures: Special promotional brochures featuring the Pilgrimage printed for distribution by you.
  • Travel Protection Plan for Everybody on Pilgrimage is provided for FREE.
YOUR TRIP DOES NOT INCLUDE:
    • Trip cancellation protection plan is not included and is strongly recommended.
    • Nativity Pilgrimage offers a comprehensive policy at additional cost.
    • Passport & visa costs, if any.
    • S. Passports must be valid for at least six (6) months subsequent to return date.
    • Gratuities to the tour manager, guides and driver.
    • Items of a personal nature (hotel extras, laundry, phone calls, etc.)
INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR TRIP
  • Capital: Lisbon
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Population: 10.4 million
  • Time Zone: EST plus 5 hours
  • Currency: Euro (EUR)
  • Electricity: 230V. 50Hz
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PARIS – LISIEUX – LOURDES – BURGOS – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA – FATIMA – LISBON

ITINERARY
Day
1

DEPARTURE USA / PARIS

Today: Your pilgrimage begins today as you depart on your overnight flight to Paris. Meals and drinks served aloft.

Day
2

PARIS 

Today: Arrival. Airport assistance. Free time for lunch. Meet your guide for a tour of Paris including visits to the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, Sainte Chapelle which was built in 1248 to house Our Lord’s Crown of Thorns and other relics, the famous Opera House (outside visit), the Arc de Triomphe (outside visit). Proceed to the Chapel of the Miraculous Medal at Rue de Bac for a Mass. It was here where Our Lady appeared to St. Catherine Laboure in 1830. Drive to the hotel for check-in.

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at your hotel.

Day
3

PARIS / LISIEUX / PARIS

Today: Breakfast, in the morning we will drive to Lisieux, the home of St. Therese the “Little Flower of Jesus”. Visit the home where St. Therese lived as a child and the Carmel Convent where she was a nun. After Mass, visit the Basilica of St. Theresa, its Crypt, and the 13th Century Gothic Cathedral of St. Peter. Return to Paris in the afternoon.

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at your hotel.

Day
4

PARIS / LOURDES

Today: After breakfast, we will go to Montmartre with its magnificent Basilica of Sacre Coeur. We will conclude the day with a visit to the Basilica of St. Denis which contains the relics of Saint-Denis, the patron saint of France. Continue to the train station. Depart to Lourdes by train. Upon arrival, check-in hotel.

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at your hotel.

Day
5

LOURDES

Today: After breakfast meet your guide and start your full-day guided tour of Lourdes. You have all day to experience the special atmosphere of this beautiful town. Attend Mass at the Grotto of Massabielle, visit the Basilica of St. Pius X, see the house where Bernadette lived during the Apparitions, and visit several of the sites where miraculous cures have taken place. After dinner, join the candlelight procession.

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at your hotel.

Day
6

LOURDES / BURGOS

Today: Following breakfast, we will travel to Burgos, the cradle of Castille, and the Gothic capital of Spain. Upon arrival in Burgos, we will enjoy a brief tour including the famous Burgos Cathedral, the third-largest church of Spain, and one of the country’s most magnificent for its beautiful Spanish Gothic style.  Check-in hotel.

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at your hotel.

Day
7

BURGOS / SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

Today: Following breakfast continue to Santiago de Compostela. We will stop in Leon. Upon arrival meet your guide for a short tour. We will visit the Cathedral – the finest example of French-style classic Gothic architecture in Spain, as well as the Basilica of San Isidoro, one of the most important Romanesque churches in Spain and resting place of Leon’s medieval monarchs. Free time for lunch. Our journey will continue, to Santiago de Compostela. At arrival, check-in the hotel.

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at your hotel.

Day
8

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

Today: After breakfast meet your guide and start your full-day guided tour of Santiago de Compostela. We will enjoy a complete tour of Santiago de Compostela. Visit the impressive Cathedral which is considered to be one of the finest pieces of architecture in Europe. After Mass, climbs up the stairs behind the altar to visit the crypt, where a silver urn contains the relics of St. James. See the Portico de la Gloria (Gateway to Heaven), an unparalleled masterpiece. Walk to the top of the Cathedral for a panoramic view of this glorious city. We will also visit the museum in the cloister adjoining the Cathedral.

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at your hotel.

Day
9

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA / FATIMA

Today: After breakfast drive to Fatima. We will stop at the Bom Jesus do Monte which is an important pilgrimage shrine to celebrate Mass and enjoy free time to discover the many chapels, the beautiful stairs, the gardens, and the lake. Continue to Porto. At arrival, free time for lunch, followed by a guided tour of Porto. Visit the soaring Cathedral and admire the richly decorated Church of Sao Francisco. Continue to Fatima – one of the world’s most important Marian Shrines. At arrival, check-in the hotel.

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at your hotel.

Day
10

FATIMA

Today: Breakfast. We will celebrate Mass on the spot where Our Lady appeared at the Chapel of Apparitions. After the mass, meet your guide guided tour of Fatima. Go to Visit the Basilica to see the site of Francisco and Jacinta’s graves and then on to the hamlet of Aljustrel where the three children lived during the Apparitions. Continue to Valinhos, the site where Our Lady appeared following the children’s release from prison. This evening participates in the Stations of the Cross along with the Via Sacre, site of the first Apparition.

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at your hotel.

Day
11

FATIMA

Today: Breakfast. Meet your guide for tour of Fatima. The rest of the day is free for personal activities.

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at your hotel.

Day
12

LISBON / USA

Today: This morning we will transfer to the airport to catch our return flight home.