ITINERARY:

MAY 23 CHECK IN AT NAIA TERMINAL 1 AT 1800 HRS / DEPARTURE FROM MANILA TO ROME

MAY 24 ROME

Arrive in Rome. Proceed to Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica to celebrate private Mass. Transfer to hotel for check-in. Rest of the time is free at leisure. Have dinner and overnight at the hotel.

 

MAY 25 ROME

Breakfast at the hotel. Then have a full-day guided tour to visit the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel. Visit also the St. Peter Basilica, destination of all Catholics coming from all over the world. View of Colosseum, Arch of Constantine, Monument Vittorio Emanuelle II, Circus Maximus. Photo stop of Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps. Have dinner at a local restaurant. Return to hotel for overnight.

 

MAY 26 ROME

After breakfast, we will attend the Sunday Public Mass at St. Peter Basilica to see the Pope. Then have a half-day guided tour to visit the Basilica San Paul Outside the Walls, the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano, and The Holy Steps. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.

 

MAY 27 ROME / SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO

After breakfast and check-out, we will have a long distance drive to San Giovanni Rotondo. Upon arrival, have a half-day guided tour to visit the Shrine of St. Padre Pio, which centers on his tomb inside the Church of Our Lady of Grace (Santa Maria delle Grazie). Here you can also see his cell, his confessional, the crucifix from which he received the stigmata, and nearly everything he owned or touched, carefully preserved and labeled. Check-in, dinner and overnight at the hotel.

 

MAY 28 SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO / LANCIANO / CASCIA / ASSISI

After breakfast and check-out, have a long distance transfer to Lanciano, before proceeding to Assisi. Visit San Francesco Church at Lanciano where the Flesh and Blood of Christ is still miraculously preserved today in a monstrance that all can see and venerate. Drive to Cascia for a quick visit to the Monastery of Sta. Rita. Then have a short distance transfer to hotel in Assisi for check-in, dinner and overnight.

 

MAY 29 ASSISI / FLORENCE

After breakfast and check-out, we will have a half-day guided tour of Assisi which includes visit to the Santa Maria Degli Angeli Church, the Santa Chiara Church, the Lower (Inferiore), Upper (Superiore). Have private Mass at St. Francis Basilica. Proceed to Florence. Have a half-day guided tour to visit the Florence Cathedral (Duomo Santa Maria del Fiore). Photo stop of Piazza Michelangelo, Giotto’s Bell Tower, Florence Baptistery and Duomo complex. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

 

MAY 30 FLORENCE / GENOA / NICE

After breakfast and check-out, we will have a long distance drive to Genoa. You will view the Boccadasse, Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, Palazzi dei Rolli, Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari Palazzo de Rolli, Castello d’Albertis and Spianata Castelletto. Continue on to Nice. Upon arrival in Nice – a city in southern France on the Mediterranean coast, you will view the Massena Square, Promenade des Anglais, and Place Garibaldi. Check-in at hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

 

MAY 31 NICE / MONTPELLIER / BARCELONA

After breakfast and check-out, have a long distance drive to Barcelona passing Montpellier. Transfer to hotel in Barcelona for check-in, dinner and overnight.

 

JUN 01 BARCELONA / ZARAGOZA / MADRID

After breakfast and check-out, celebrate private Mass. Have a long distance transfer to Madrid via Zaragoza. Check-in, dinner and overnight at the hotel.

 

JUN 02 MADRID / AVILA

After breakfast and check-out, have a half-day guided tour of Madrid with visit to the Royal Palace. View of Cibeles Fountain, Alcala Gates, Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, Plaza de Espana and Prado Museum. Then transfer to Avila for a half-day guided tour to visit St. Theresa Convent. Check-in, dinner and overnight at the hotel.

 

JUN 03 AVILA / FATIMA

After breakfast and check-out, have a long distance drive to Fatima. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight. In the evening, you may wish to participate at the Candle Light Procession and Rosary.

 

JUN 04 FATIMA / LISBON / FATIMA

Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Lisbon for a half-day guided to tour to visit Lisbon Cathedral and the Church of St. Antonio Lisboa. View of Belem Tower, Monument to the Discoveries, Baixa, Praca do Comercio and Suspension Bridge. Return to Fatima. Have a half-day guided tour to visit the Our Lady of Fatima Basilica. See the house of Francisco and Jacinta. Return to hotel in Fatima for dinner and overnight.

 

JUN 05 FATIMA / SALAMANCA

After breakfast and check-out, have a long distance drive to Salamanca and celebrate Mass. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

 

JUN 06 SALAMANCA / LOURDES

After breakfast and check-out, have a long distance drive 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 Concepcion. Check-in at hotel for dinner and overnight.

 

JUN 07 LOURDES

Breakfast at hotel. Have a private Mass at Chapel Lourdes. Have a half-day guided tour to visit the Sanctuaries in Lourdes. See also St. Bernadette’s house in Massabielle and the cachot where she stayed with her family. Afternoon is free for private devotion. You may bathe in the Healing Waters and witness the blessing of the sick.  Walk the steep Way of the Cross and join the pilgrims around the world for a Candle light procession and Rosary in the evening. Back to hotel for dinner and overnight.

 

JUN 08 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, the heart of Europe’s most romantic city. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

 

JUN 09 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. We will also visit St. Vincent de Paul Church nearby. Afterwards, we will have a half-day sightseeing guided tour of Paris which includes view of the Place de la Concorde, the Avenue des Champs Elysees (view point), Arc du Triomphe Memorial, Les Invalides and Seine river banks. Photo stop at the famous Eiffel Tower and also outside the Louvre Museum. Entrance to Notre Dame Cathedral. Then have a 75 minutes Bateaux Mouches cruise leaving from Pont De L’alma. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.

 

JUN 10 PARIS / MANILA

Breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Celebrate private Mass at one of the Catholic Churches. Then have a short visit Sacre Coeur. Rest of the day is free at your own leisure for last minute shopping before transfer to Paris airport to catch flight to Manila.

 

JUN 11 MANILA

“Home Sweet Home”!!!  

 

Marian Pilgrimage


with Rev. Fr. Albert Adison

May 23, – June 11, 2019

ITINERARY:

MAY 23 CHECK IN AT NAIA TERMINAL 1 AT 1800 HRS / DEPARTURE FROM MANILA TO ROME

MAY 24 ROME

Arrive in Rome. Proceed to Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica to celebrate private Mass. Transfer to hotel for check-in. Rest of the time is free at leisure. Have dinner and overnight at the hotel.

 

MAY 25 ROME

Breakfast at the hotel. Then have a full-day guided tour to visit the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel. Visit also the St. Peter Basilica, destination of all Catholics coming from all over the world. View of Colosseum, Arch of Constantine, Monument Vittorio Emanuelle II, Circus Maximus. Photo stop of Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps. Have dinner at a local restaurant. Return to hotel for overnight.

 

MAY 26 ROME

After breakfast, we will attend the Sunday Public Mass at St. Peter Basilica to see the Pope. Then have a half-day guided tour to visit the Basilica San Paul Outside the Walls, the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano, and The Holy Steps. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.

 

MAY 27 ROME / SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO

After breakfast and check-out, we will have a long distance drive to San Giovanni Rotondo. Upon arrival, have a half-day guided tour to visit the Shrine of St. Padre Pio, which centers on his tomb inside the Church of Our Lady of Grace (Santa Maria delle Grazie). Here you can also see his cell, his confessional, the crucifix from which he received the stigmata, and nearly everything he owned or touched, carefully preserved and labeled. Check-in, dinner and overnight at the hotel.

 

MAY 28 SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO / LANCIANO / CASCIA / ASSISI

After breakfast and check-out, have a long distance transfer to Lanciano, before proceeding to Assisi. Visit San Francesco Church at Lanciano where the Flesh and Blood of Christ is still miraculously preserved today in a monstrance that all can see and venerate. Drive to Cascia for a quick visit to the Monastery of Sta. Rita. Then have a short distance transfer to hotel in Assisi for check-in, dinner and overnight.

 

MAY 29 ASSISI / FLORENCE

After breakfast and check-out, we will have a half-day guided tour of Assisi which includes visit to the Santa Maria Degli Angeli Church, the Santa Chiara Church, the Lower (Inferiore), Upper (Superiore). Have private Mass at St. Francis Basilica. Proceed to Florence. Have a half-day guided tour to visit the Florence Cathedral (Duomo Santa Maria del Fiore). Photo stop of Piazza Michelangelo, Giotto’s Bell Tower, Florence Baptistery and Duomo complex. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

 

MAY 30 FLORENCE / GENOA / NICE

After breakfast and check-out, we will have a long distance drive to Genoa. You will view the Boccadasse, Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, Palazzi dei Rolli, Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari Palazzo de Rolli, Castello d’Albertis and Spianata Castelletto. Continue on to Nice. Upon arrival in Nice – a city in southern France on the Mediterranean coast, you will view the Massena Square, Promenade des Anglais, and Place Garibaldi. Check-in at hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

 

MAY 31 NICE / MONTPELLIER / BARCELONA

After breakfast and check-out, have a long distance drive to Barcelona passing Montpellier. Transfer to hotel in Barcelona for check-in, dinner and overnight.

 

JUN 01 BARCELONA / ZARAGOZA / MADRID

After breakfast and check-out, celebrate private Mass. Have a long distance transfer to Madrid via Zaragoza. Check-in, dinner and overnight at the hotel.

 

JUN 02 MADRID / AVILA

After breakfast and check-out, have a half-day guided tour of Madrid with visit to the Royal Palace. View of Cibeles Fountain, Alcala Gates, Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, Plaza de Espana and Prado Museum. Then transfer to Avila for a half-day guided tour to visit St. Theresa Convent. Check-in, dinner and overnight at the hotel.

 

JUN 03 AVILA / FATIMA

After breakfast and check-out, have a long distance drive to Fatima. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight. In the evening, you may wish to participate at the Candle Light Procession and Rosary.

 

JUN 04 FATIMA / LISBON / FATIMA

Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Lisbon for a half-day guided to tour to visit Lisbon Cathedral and the Church of St. Antonio Lisboa. View of Belem Tower, Monument to the Discoveries, Baixa, Praca do Comercio and Suspension Bridge. Return to Fatima. Have a half-day guided tour to visit the Our Lady of Fatima Basilica. See the house of Francisco and Jacinta. Return to hotel in Fatima for dinner and overnight.

 

JUN 05 FATIMA / SALAMANCA

After breakfast and check-out, have a long distance drive to Salamanca and celebrate Mass. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

 

JUN 06 SALAMANCA / LOURDES

After breakfast and check-out, have a long distance drive 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 Concepcion. Check-in at hotel for dinner and overnight.

 

JUN 07 LOURDES

Breakfast at hotel. Have a private Mass at Chapel Lourdes. Have a half-day guided tour to visit the Sanctuaries in Lourdes. See also St. Bernadette’s house in Massabielle and the cachot where she stayed with her family. Afternoon is free for private devotion. You may bathe in the Healing Waters and witness the blessing of the sick.  Walk the steep Way of the Cross and join the pilgrims around the world for a Candle light procession and Rosary in the evening. Back to hotel for dinner and overnight.

 

JUN 08 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, the heart of Europe’s most romantic city. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

 

JUN 09 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. We will also visit St. Vincent de Paul Church nearby. Afterwards, we will have a half-day sightseeing guided tour of Paris which includes view of the Place de la Concorde, the Avenue des Champs Elysees (view point), Arc du Triomphe Memorial, Les Invalides and Seine river banks. Photo stop at the famous Eiffel Tower and also outside the Louvre Museum. Entrance to Notre Dame Cathedral. Then have a 75 minutes Bateaux Mouches cruise leaving from Pont De L’alma. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.

 

JUN 10 PARIS / MANILA

Breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Celebrate private Mass at one of the Catholic Churches. Then have a short visit Sacre Coeur. Rest of the day is free at your own leisure for last minute shopping before transfer to Paris airport to catch flight to Manila.

 

JUN 11 MANILA

“Home Sweet Home”!!!  

 

Marian Pilgrimage


with Rev. Fr. Albert Adison

May 23, – June 11, 2019

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