Deposit required per person $ 300.00 (not refundable)
Acompanied by the Deacon Fernando Heredia
Jun 19 – Friday
USA / PORTUGAL
Departure from USA to Lisbon
Jun 20 – Saturday
Arrival in Lisbon. Meeting with our representative at Portela airport and departure for a panoramic city tour. Our guide will take us to know: the Jeronimos Monastery of Santa María de Belén, former monastery of the Order of San Jerónimo; The Bethlehem Tower, monument of Islamic and Eastern influences; The “Carriage Museum” and the Baixa Neighborhood. Rest of the day free. Dinner and overnight.
Jun 21 – Sunday
LISBON / SINTRA / FATIMA
Breakfast. Departure to Fatima. Leaving the capital, we will discover the surroundings of Lisbon. Our first stop will be Sintra, a place full of magic and mystery, that delighted the kings and inspired many poets. Here, we will visit the romantic Pena National Palace, the former summer residence of the Portuguese Kings and, going down to the historic center, we will walk through the beautiful medieval streets of the city. Free time for lunch (not included). In the afternoon we will continue our trip to Fatima. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. Possibility of participating in the prayer of the Rosary and the Procession of the Torches.
Jun 22 – Monday
Breakfast. Day dedicated to the sanctuary of Fátima: celebration of the eucharist, prayers in the Shrine. Dinner and overnight.
Jun 23 – Tuesday
FATIMA / SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Breakfast. We begin by visiting the place where the shepherds grew up in a small village called Aljustrel, where the houses are preserved, as they were at the time of the apparitions, in one of these houses is the well in which the Angel of Peace appeared for the second time. We continue to Valinhos place of the fourth apparition of the Virgin on August 19, 1917. Via crucis follows the footpath used by children to go from Aljustrel to Cova da Iria. We will visit the Sanctuary and the Church of the Holy Trinity located in the square. We will continue to Santiago de Compostela, city frequented by millions of pilgrims, to gain their jubilee. Dinner and overnight.
Jun 24 – Wednesday
SANTIAGO / COVADONGA / BILBAO
Breakfast. Visit in the morning the Cathedral where the remains of the Apostle Santiago are located and the custody of the Codex Calixtino, which establishes the route of the road of Santiago. Then we will depart to Covadonga, there we will find the Sanctuary of the Virgin of Covadonga popularly known as “la Cuevina”. Later we will arrive in Bilbao there we can visit the Cathedral of Santiago and the bridges and walkways that adorn the city. Dinner and overnight.
Jun 25 – Thursday
BILBAO / LOURDES
Breakfast. Departure to Loyola, the birthplace of San Ignacio de Loyola, founder of the Jesuits. Here we will see the Basilica of S. XVII dedicated to San Ignacio. We will also visit his family’s house behind the sanctuary. There will be time to go to the most revered room, where Ignacio was brought thirty years after being seriously injured in the Battle of Pamplona. In the early afternoon, continuation of our trip across the Pyrenees, we will enter France. Arrival at the end of the day in Lourdes. We recommend resting early for the next day to celebrate the Holy Mass in the Crypt. Dinner and overnight.
Jun 26 – Friday
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.
Jun 27 – Saturday
LOURDES / BARCELONA
Breakfast. Comforted by our experiences in Lourdes, we continue our Pilgrimage enjoying the magnificent panorama that the Pyrenean Mountain Range offers us, this time from France to Spain. Today we are going to delight following the steps of San Ignacio, visiting the Montserrat Monastery, the spiritual heart of Catalonia.visitando el Monasterio de Montserrat, el corazón espiritual de Catalunya. At the end of the afternoon arrival to Barcelona. Dinner and overnight.
Jun 28 – Sunday
BARCELONA / SPLIT
Breakfast. Transfer with our bus to the airport and departure on flight to Split. Meeting with our representative and transfer with our Bus along the beautiful Adriatic Coast to the village of Medjugorie. Dinner and overnight.
Jun 29 – Monday
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.
Jun 30 – Tuesday
MEDJUGORJE / DUBROVNIK / ROME
Breakfast. Morning free. Departure around 12:00 on our Bus to Dubrovnik airport in time to board our flight at 4:55 pm to Rome. Meeting with our representative at the Leonardo Da Vinci airport and transfer by bus to our hotel. Dinner and overnight.
Jul 01 – Wednesday
Breakfast. Transfer to the Vatican to participate at the Papal Audience with the Holy Father Francesco. This afternoon we’ll met with our local guide and depart by our motorcoach for a half day tour of the Basilics. We will start with the St. Mary the Major Basilica, also known as St. Mary of Snow Basilica and Liberian Basilica. Built on a pagan temple of Cybele, St. Mary the Major It is the only Roman Church which preserves the strictly basilical and the primitive Paleo-Christian structure. The St. Alfonso Church. Here we visit the original Icon of the Virgin of the Perpetuo Socorro. St. John in Lateran Basílica, better known as Archibasílic of St. John in Leteran. Is the Cathedral of the Diocese of Rome, the episcopal Headquarters of the Bishop of Rome (the Pope). It is dedicated to Christ the Saviour, however it is more known with the name of St. John, being dedicated to the two Saints main bearing this name. Dinner and overnight.
Jul 02 – Thursday
Breakfast. Day free for optional Tours to Assis, or Florence, or Pompeii and Capri. Dinner and overnight.
Jul 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.