OCT 16 CHECK-IN AT NAIA 3 AT 1900HRS / DEPARTURE FROM MANILA TO LISBON, PORTUGAL
OCT 17 LISBON / FATIMA
Upon arrival in Lisbon, we will have a short guided tour to visit to Jeronimo’s Monastery and the Church of St. Antonio Lisboa. Have a view of Belem Tower, Monument to the Discoveries, Baixa, Praca do Comercio and Suspension Bridge. Then drive to Fatima. Proceed to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.
OCT 18 FATIMA
Have breakfast at the hotel. Commence a half-day tour of the Lady of Fatima Basilica, to visit to the house of Lucia and the house of Francisco and Jacinta. Celebrate private Mass. Afternoon is free at leisure for your private devotion. In the evening after dinner, you may wish to participate at the Candlelight Procession and evening Rosary.
OCT 19 FATIMA / CIUDAD RODRIGO / MADRID
After breakfast and check-out at the hotel, have a long distance drive to Madrid via Ciudad Rodrigo. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.
OCT 20 MADRID / ZARAGOZA
Breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Have a half-day guided tour of Madrid which includes view of Cibeles Fountain, Alcala Gate, Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, Plaza de Espana, Prado Museum. Entrance to Royal Palace. Celebrate private Mass at Almudena Cathedral. Then proceed for a long distance drive to Zaragoza. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.
OCT 21 ZARAGOZA / BARCELONA
Breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Have a guided tour to visit the Basilica of Our Lady of Pilar in Zaragoza. Continue for a long distance drive to Barcelona. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.
OCT 22 BARCELONA / MONTSERRAT / BARCELONA
After breakfast, drive to Montserrat to see Monastir de Montserrat, a Benedictine abbey located on the mountain. Visit the Royal Basilica, one of Spain’s most important pilgrimage sites for hundreds of years, due to its famous 12th century Romanesque carving of the Virgen Moroneta, the Black Virgin. Return to Barcelona. Then have a guided tour to visit the Basilica De La Sagrada Familia. View of the Plaza Espana, Plaza Reial, Plaza Cataluna, Olympic Stadium, Monument Christopher Columbus, Arch of Triumph. Have dinner at a local restaurant before returning to hotel for overnight.
OCT 23 BARCELONA / LOURDES
Breakfast and check-out at the hotel. 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.
OCT 24 LOURDES
Breakfast at the hotel. Concelebrate Mass at the Grotto of Lourdes. Then we’ll have a half-day tour on foot to the Sanctuaries in Lourdes. Walk the Way of the Cross, pray the rosary, drink the Holy Water, visit the Miraculous baths (if open) at your free time in the afternoon. 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.
OCT 25 LOURDES / PARIS (train)
After an early breakfast and check-out at the hotel, we will transfer to Lourdes train station to take a 2nd class TGV train going to Paris. Rest of the time is free at leisure. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.
OCT 26 PARIS
After breakfast, we will celebrate Mass at 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. Visit also the Church of St. Vincent de Paul. Have a full-day guided tour of this breathtakingly beautiful city that includes view of the famous Eiffel Tower (photo stop). Then visit to Sacre Coeur Basilica. View of the Place de la Concorde, Arch de Triomphe, Avenue des Champs Elysse viewpoint, Les Invalides, Louvre Museum and Seine river banks. Experience the Montmartre funicular to have a spectacular view of Paris. Have dinner at a local restaurant before returning to hotel for overnight.
OCT 27 PARIS / ROME (fly) / SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO
Breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Proceed to Paris Airport for your flight to Rome. Upon arrival in Rome, we will proceed for a long distance drive to San Giovanni Rotondo. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.
OCT 28 SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO / ROME
After breakfast and check-out, we will 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. Then have a long distance drive back to Rome. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.
OCT 29 ROME
After breakfast, we will have a full-day guided tour which includes visit the Major Basilicas: San Giovanni in Laterano Church, St. Mary Major’s Basilica, and St. Paul’s Outside the Walls Church. Then continue to see the Classical Rome: View of the Arch of Constantine, Monument Vittorio Emanuelle II, Circus Maximus. Photo stop at Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and at the Piazza Navona. Visit the Pantheon Church. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.
OCT 30 ROME / MANILA
Early check-out at the hotel with boxed breakfast. We will attend the General Papal Audience. Then have a guided tour to visit the St. Peter Basilica, destination of all Catholics coming from all over the world. Transfer to Rome airport to catch flight back to Manila.
OCT 31 MANILA
HOME SWEET HOME!!!