LISBON / FATIMA / SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA / LEON / BURGOS /
LOURDES / PARIS / LISIEUX / ROME /
SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO

ITINERARY:

NOV 05 CHECK-IN AT NAIA T 3 at 2000H

NOV 06 DEPARTURE from MANILA to LISBON/ ARRIVE LISBON / FATIMA

Upon arrival in Lisbon, drive to Fatima. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.
You may wish to participate at the Candle Light Procession and evening Rosary after dinner.

NOV 07 FATIMA

Breakfast at the hotel. Have a half-day guided tour to which includes visit of the Apariciones Chapel of the Fatima sanctuary, the Lady of Fatima Basilica, the house of Francisco and Jacinta, and the house of Lucia. Rest of the time is free for private devotions. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.

NOV 08 FATIMA / SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

After breakfast and check-out, have a long distance drive to Santiago de Compostela. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

NOV 09 SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

After breakfast, the local guide will show the pilgrims around Santiago. Highlight will be the tour of the Cathedral, through the Portico de la Gloria or Gateway to Glory. You will see the place where the Pilgrims will receive a certificate once they show proof of their 100-kilometer journey, through their stamps. Visit the crypt which contains the remains of St. James the Apostle, and the Baroque altar of the main chapel. Observe the transept nave, the most solemn part of the cathedral where the Botafumeiroor enormous censer swings spectacularly during days of solemn celebration. If time permits, climb up several steps to the Cathedral’s roof to have an exhilarating view of the city. Today, we also visit the old town, Universidad de Santiago and view the Hostel of the Catholic Kings, now Parador.

NOV 10 SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA / LEON

Breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Have a long distance drive to Leon. Have a half-day guided tour on foot which includes visit to the Cathedral in Leon. See the Chorus and cloister of this cathedral known for its fabulous stained glass windows. View from the outside the Casa Botines Gaudi. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

NOV 11 LEON / BURGOS

Breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Have a long distance transfer to Burgos. Upon arrival, have a half-day guided tour with visit to Burgos Cathedral (Catedral de Santa María; Catedral de Burgos) – a Gothic cathedral in northern Spain. It is notable for its vast size, magnificent Gothic architecture, and unique history. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

NOV 12 BURGOS / LOURDES

Breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Have a long distance drive transfer to Lourdes – one of the great pilgrimage shrines in the world, where in the Grotto of Massabielle, a beautiful lady revealed herself to a young sick child named Bernadette, that she is the Immaculate Conception. Proceed to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

NOV 13 LOURDES

Breakfast at the hotel. Concelebrate Mass at the Grotto of Lourdes. Then we’ll have a half-day guided tour on foot to the Sanctuaries in Lourdes. Visit to Boly Mill where Bernadette was born in 1844. Visit to the Museum of Bernadette (or Musee Notre Dame). At your free time in the afternoon, you may walk the Way of the Cross, pray the rosary, drink the Holy Water, experience the miraculous baths (if open). You may also join the pilgrims around the world for a torch light procession and Rosary in the evening. Have dinner and overnight at hotel.

NOV 14 LOURDES / PARIS (train)

Breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Transfer to Lourdes train station to take a 2nd class TGV train going to Paris. Upon arrival in Paris, have some free time at leisure before transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

NOV 15 PARIS / LISIEUX / PARIS

Have breakfast at the hotel. Then drive to Lisieux and have a half-day guided tour to visit the Holy sites of St. Therese of the Child Jesus, which includes St. Therese House (the Maison Buissonet) and the Chapelle de Sainte Therese in Lisieux. Drive back to Paris. Transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight.

NOV 16 PARIS

After breakfast, we will visit the Miraculous Medal Church at Rue de Bac where the incorruptible body of St. Catherine de Laboure lies and where the heart of St. Vincent de Paul is kept. Then we will have a sightseeing guided tour of Paris – the heart of Europe’s most romantic city, and marvel at the beauty of Paris atop the 2nd floor of Eiffel Tower. Proceed to Notre Dame Cathedral; see the Place de Concorde, Arc de Triomphe Memorial, and the Avenue des Champs Elysees (view point). See the Place de Concorde, Arc de Triomphe Memorial, and the Avenue des Champs Elysees (view point). Have some free time at leisure. Return to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

NOV 17 PARIS / ROME (fly) / SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO

After an early breakfast and check-out, transfer to Paris Airport to catch flight to Rome. Upon arrival, have a long distance drive to San Giovanni Rotondo. Proceed to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

NOV 18 SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO / ROME

Breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Have a half-day guided tour to visit the Convent of Santa Maria della Grazie and the Sanctuary of St. Padre Pio. Have a long distance drive to Rome. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

NOV 19 ROME

Breakfast at the hotel. Have a full-day guided tour to visit the Major Basilicas which include: St. John Lateran Basilica, St. Mary Majors Basilica and St. Paul Outside the Walls Basilica. In the afternoon, visit the Classical Rome: View of Colosseum, Arch of Constantine, Monument Vittorio Emanuelle II, Circus Maximus. Photo stop at Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

NOV 20 ROME / MANILA

Breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Have a half-day guided tour to visit the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel. Then proceed to St. Peter Basilica. Rest of the time is free for last minute shopping before transfer to Rome airport to catch flight back to Manila.

NOV 21 MANILA

“HOME SWEET HOME!!!”

Marian Pilgrimage

with with Pilgrimage Chaplain

(Chit de la Torre Group)

(November 05-21, 2017)

 
 

LISBON / FATIMA / SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA / LEON / BURGOS /
LOURDES / PARIS / LISIEUX / ROME /
SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO

ITINERARY:

NOV 05            CHECK-IN AT NAIA T 3 at 2000H

NOV 06            DEPARTURE from MANILA to LISBON/ ARRIVE LISBON / FATIMA

Upon arrival in Lisbon, drive to Fatima. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.
You may wish to participate at the Candle Light Procession and evening Rosary after dinner.

NOV 07            FATIMA

Breakfast at the hotel. Have a half-day guided tour to which includes visit of the Apariciones Chapel of the Fatima sanctuary, the Lady of Fatima Basilica, the house of Francisco and Jacinta, and the house of Lucia. Rest of the time is free for private devotions. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.

NOV 08            FATIMA / SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

After breakfast and check-out, have a long distance drive to Santiago de Compostela. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

NOV 09            SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

After breakfast, the local guide will show the pilgrims around Santiago. Highlight will be the tour of the Cathedral, through the Portico de la Gloria or Gateway to Glory. You will see the place where the Pilgrims will receive a certificate once they show proof of their 100-kilometer journey, through their stamps. Visit the crypt which contains the remains of St. James the Apostle, and the Baroque altar of the main chapel. Observe the transept nave, the most solemn part of the cathedral where the Botafumeiroor enormous censer swings spectacularly during days of solemn celebration. If time permits, climb up several steps to the Cathedral’s roof to have an exhilarating view of the city. Today, we also visit the old town, Universidad de Santiago and view the Hostel of the Catholic Kings, now Parador.

NOV 10            SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA / LEON

Breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Have a long distance drive to Leon. Have a half-day guided tour on foot which includes visit to the Cathedral in Leon. See the Chorus and cloister of this cathedral known for its fabulous stained glass windows. View from the outside the Casa Botines Gaudi. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

NOV 11            LEON / BURGOS

Breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Have a long distance transfer to Burgos. Upon arrival, have a half-day guided tour with visit to Burgos Cathedral (Catedral de Santa MaríaCatedral de Burgos) – a Gothic cathedral in northern Spain. It is notable for its vast size, magnificent Gothic architecture, and unique history. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

NOV 12            BURGOS / LOURDES

Breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Have a long distance drive transfer to Lourdes – one of the great pilgrimage shrines in the world, where in the Grotto of Massabielle, a beautiful lady revealed herself to a young sick child named Bernadette, that she is the Immaculate Conception. Proceed to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

NOV 13            LOURDES

Breakfast at the hotel. Concelebrate Mass at the Grotto of Lourdes. Then we’ll have a half-day guided tour on foot to the Sanctuaries in Lourdes. Visit to Boly Mill where Bernadette was born in 1844. Visit to the Museum of Bernadette (or Musee Notre Dame). At your free time in the afternoon, you may walk the Way of the Cross, pray the rosary, drink the Holy Water, experience the miraculous baths (if open). You may also join the pilgrims around the world for a torch light procession and Rosary in the evening. Have dinner and overnight at hotel.

NOV 14            LOURDES / PARIS (train)

Breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Transfer to Lourdes train station to take a 2nd class TGV train going to Paris. Upon arrival in Paris, have some free time at leisure before transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

NOV 15            PARIS / LISIEUX / PARIS

Have breakfast at the hotel. Then drive to Lisieux and have a half-day guided tour to visit the Holy sites of St. Therese of the Child Jesus, which includes St. Therese House (the Maison Buissonet) and the Chapelle de Sainte Therese in Lisieux. Drive back to Paris. Transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight.

NOV 16            PARIS

After breakfast, we will visit the Miraculous Medal Church at Rue de Bac where the incorruptible body of St. Catherine de Laboure lies and where the heart of St. Vincent de Paul is kept. Then we will have a sightseeing guided tour of Paris – the heart of Europe’s most romantic city, and marvel at the beauty of Paris atop the 2nd floor of Eiffel Tower. Proceed to Notre Dame Cathedral; see the Place de Concorde, Arc de Triomphe Memorial, and the Avenue des Champs Elysees (view point). See the Place de Concorde, Arc de Triomphe Memorial, and the Avenue des Champs Elysees (view point). Have some free time at leisure. Return to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

NOV 17            PARIS / ROME (fly) / SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO

After an early breakfast and check-out, transfer to Paris Airport to catch flight to Rome. Upon arrival, have a long distance drive to San Giovanni Rotondo. Proceed to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

NOV 18            SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO / ROME

Breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Have a half-day guided tour to visit the Convent of Santa Maria della Grazie and the Sanctuary of St. Padre Pio. Have a long distance drive to Rome. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

NOV 19            ROME

Breakfast at the hotel. Have a full-day guided tour to visit the Major Basilicas which include: St. John Lateran Basilica, St. Mary Majors Basilica and St. Paul Outside the Walls Basilica. In the afternoon, visit the Classical Rome: View of Colosseum, Arch of Constantine, Monument Vittorio Emanuelle II, Circus Maximus. Photo stop at Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

NOV 20            ROME / MANILA

Breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Have a half-day guided tour to visit the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel. Then proceed to St. Peter Basilica. Rest of the time is free for last minute shopping before transfer to Rome airport to catch flight back to Manila.

NOV 21            MANILA

“HOME SWEET HOME!!!”

Marian Pilgrimage

with with Pilgrimage Chaplain

(Chit de la Torre Group)

(November 05-21, 2017)

 
 

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