MARIAN SHRINES IN EUROPE WITH Côte d’Azur, Rome, Father Pio, Venice & Medjugorje
DEPOSIT REQUIRED PER PERSON $ 300.00 (NOT REFUNDABLE)
Supplement for Single room: $ 550.00
Acompanied by the Fathers Miguel Alfaro & Manuel A. Iñiguez
From May 19 to June 03, 2022
May 19 – Thursday
USA / PORTUGAL
Departure from USA to Lisbon
May 20 – Friday
LISBON / BATALHA / FATIMA
Arrival in Lisbon. Meeting with our representative at Portela airport and departure with our bus to Fátima where we will visit the Batalha monastery considered one of the European Gothic jewels. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Fátima. Possibility of participating in the prayer of the Rosary and the Procession of the Torches.
May 21 – Saturday
Breakfast. Day dedicated to the sanctuary of Fátima: celebration of the eucharist , visit to the House of the Seers in Valinhos, the Hungarian Via Crucis and the Sanctuary. Free afternoon for prayers in the Sanctuary. Dinner and overnight.
May 22 – Sunday
FATIMA / BURGOS
Breakfast. Departure by our Bus to the Portuguese border, continuing towards Burgos. Free time to visit the Gothic Basilica, one of the most famous Basilicas in all of Spain. El Cid, probably Spain’s most famous national hero, was born not far from this charming city, and is buried in the Cathedral itself. Dinner and overnight.
May 23 – Monday
BURGOS / SAN SEBASTIAN / LOURDES
Early departure this morning after our breakfast towards S. Sebastian de Garabandal. Upon arrival, we will climb the hill of Apparitions. Continuation and, crossing the Pyrenees, we will enter France. Arrival at the end of the afternoon in Lourdes. We recommend resting early for the following day to celebrate the Holy Mass in the Crypt. That night we will be able to join the Torchlight Procession from the Grotto of the apparitions of Massabielle to the Basilica of Lourdes. Dinner and overnight.
May 24 – Tuesday
Breakfast. We will make a visit on foot of the Sanctuary, we will visit the cave where the Virgin appeared to Bernadette, as well as we will visit the Mill where Bernadette was born and the place where she lived with her family, We will have time to attend mass and pray during the day, as well as to meet numerous pilgrims who come from all corners of the world, we will drink water from the spring that is located at the foot of the cave and that since 1858 sprouts incessantly. We will also have the opportunity to perform the baths, the Via Crucis and participate in the procession of the candles at night. Dinner and overnight.
May 25 – Wednesday
LOURDES / CARCASSONNE / COTE D’AZUR
Breakfast. Comforted by our experiences in Lourdes today we continue our Pilgrimage to Northern France through French Provence. En route stop in Carcassonne. Famous for its walled citadel. Time to have lunch and get to know this beautiful town. Continuation to Saint Laurent du Var, near Nice. Arrival at the end of the day. Dinner and overnight.
May 26 – Thursday
COTE D’AZUR / VENICE
Breakfast. This morning we know the Côte d’Azur; we are in Nice for a short time to enjoy the promenade of the English. We travel between impressive landscapes to the Independent Principality of Monaco; en route we have known the traditional manufacturing techniques of perfumes. We continue between magnificent landscapes along the Italian Riviera until we reach Venice. Dinner and overnight.
May 27 – Friday
VENICE / ANCONA / SPLIT
Breakfast. Departure from the hotel with luggage to TRONCHETTO, the port of Venice. Board the “Vaporetto” to go to San Marco. Meeting with our guide for a panoramic visit on foot that will take us to know: San Marco Square, the Basilica, the Doge’s Palace (tickets not included), the Bridge of Sighs, etc. At the end of the tour we will make a stop at a glass factory, to admire the production of the famous Murano glass. At 2:00 p.m. return to the Tronchetto by Vaporetto and departure by bus to Ancona where we will embark at 8:00 p.m. on the ferry that will take us to Dubrovnik. Dinner on board. Then, a meeting of the pilgrims to share and pray. Accommodation in the cabins.
May 28 – Saturday
SPLIT / MEDJUGORJE
Breakfast on ferry. Arrival at 07:00 am. Departure on our bus to the village of Medjugorje. Rest of the day will be at leisure. Dinner and overnight.
May 29 – Sunday
Breakfast. Departure from the hotel with our guide to climb on foot to the Hill of Apparitions of Virgen (Podbordo), explanation, prayer and meditation. From the hill of the Cross we will go down through the stations to our Hotel for a short break. In the afternoon we will climb, those who can, to Mount Krizevac, another place of the apparitions of the Virgin. Rest of the day free. Dinner and overnight.
May 30 – Monday
MEDJUGORJE / DUBROVNIK / BARI
Breakfast. Morning free. In the early afternoon departure on our bus to Dubrovnik to board the boat that leaves at 9:00 p.m. Dinner on board. Accommodation in the cabins.
May 31 – Tuesday
BARI / S.G. ROTONDO
Breakfast on ferry. Arrival at 07:00 am. Departure on our Bus to S.G. Rotondo. Visit to the little village where San Pio lived and died. Away from the center is the Convent of the Capuchins, where Fray de Pietralcina lived and carried out his works and where his grave is located. Dinner and overnight.
Jun 01 – Wednesday
S.G. ROTONDO / Lanciano / ROME
Breakfast. Early departure from the hotel on our bus to Rome. We will make a stop in Lanciano where we will have Mass in the Sanctuary of the Eucharistic Miracle. Arrival in Rome at the end of the afternoon. Rest of the day free. Dinner and overnight.
Jun 02 – Thursday
Breakfast. Departure from the hotel by our Bus for a half day city tour with a local guide to visit the most emblematic Basilicas of Rome. We start with the Basilica of St Mary the Major (Holy Mass), also known as the Basilica di Santa Maria della Neve and the Liberian Basilica. Built on a pagan temple of Cibeles, is the only Roman church that preserves the strictly basilica plan and the primitive paleo-Christian structure. The Church of St. Alfonso. Here we will visit the original Icon of the Virgin of Perpetual Help. Basilica of St. John Lateran, better known as Archbasilica of St. John Lateran, is the cathedral of the diocese of Rome, where the episcopal see of the bishop of Rome (the Pope) is located. It is dedicated to Christ the Savior, however it is better known by the name of St. John, as it is dedicated to the two main saints that bear this name. Afternoon free. Dinner and overnight.
Jun 03 – Friday
ROME / U.S.A.
Breakfast in the hotel and transfer with our bus to Leonardo da Vinci airport in time for departure of our flight back home in USA. Same day arrival