Back
Web Page Book Now

Pilgrimage Fatima/Lourdes - 2018

Travel to two of the world's most revered pilgrimage centers and experience the wonderful cultures and beauty of Portugal, France, and Spain. Stay a leisurely two 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 the 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 Mar a Real de las Huelgas, a former spiritual retreat for society ladies and royalty. Enjoy a walking tour of Lourdes and a two-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.

Inclusions

6 breakfasts
6 lunches
6 dinners
Worship in the most revered basilicas of Fatima and Lourdes.
Spend time at the magnificent Cathedral of Burgos.
Tour Provider Collette
Number of Days
9
Price From
AUD $2,499
Start Location
Fatima, Portugal
End Location
Barcelona, Portugal
Age Range
Avg. 50+
Group Size
1 to 44
Tour Style
Luxury
Tour Themes
Walking
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
04 Mar 201913 Mar 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,509 
08 Apr 201917 Apr 2019GuaranteedAUD $2,499
29 Apr 201908 May 2019GuaranteedAUD $2,799
ItineraryExpand
Fatima, Portugal - Tour Begins
Your tour begins in Fatima, Portugal's world-famous religious center.
Dinner Included
Fatima - Aljustrel - Batalha 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. Next visit the Monastery of Batalha, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built to commemorate the victory of the Portuguese over the Castilians at the battle of Aljubarrota in 1385, it is a masterpiece of Gothic art and truly impressive. Later, return to Fatima** to enjoy free time for personal worship and to explore the basilica and its grounds. This evening, gather with your fellow travelers for a dinner celebrating the end of a memorable tour.
Breakfast Included
Dinner Included
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.
Breakfast Included
Dinner Included
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 Mar a 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.
Breakfast Included
Dinner Included
Burgos - Lourdes, France
Today you 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, a total of 18 times between February 11 and July 16, 1858. This little market town has been a world-renowned pilgrimage site ever since. Tonight you may wish to partake in a candlelight procession.**
Breakfast Included
Dinner Included
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, at leisure, explore the town's rich historical and natural heritage and be immersed in the atmosphere that reigned during the apparitions and the spirit of brotherhood that is still present today.
Lunch Included
Dinner Included
Lourdes - Carcassonne - Barcelona, Spain
Celebrate Mass* before your journey through southern France's Pyrenees to historic Carcassonne. You will feel as though you have gone back in time as you independently explore this well-preserved medieval city. Later, cross back into Spain and travel to Barcelona, one of Europe's most fascinating cities.
Barcelona
Celebrate Mass* at La Sagrada Familia (crypt), 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. The afternoon is at leisure for independent exploration or 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.
Breakfast Included
Dinner Included
Barcelona - Tour Ends
Return home eager to share vivid memories of a spectacularly beautiful land with an old, rich and diverse cultural heritage.
Breakfast Included