Pilgrimage to Spain with Pilgrimage Chaplain
OCT 16 CHECK-IN AT NAIA TERMINAL 3 at 2000hrs / DEPARTURE FROM MANILA TO BARCELONA, SPAIN
OCT 17 BARCELONA
Upon arrival in Barcelona, we will have a private Mass in one of the Catholic churches. Proceed to the hotel for check-in. Rest of the time is free to have some rest after our long travel. Have dinner and overnight at the hotel.
OCT 18 BARCELONA / MONTSERRAT /
After breakfast, have a guided tour to visit the Basilica De La Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral and Cloister. Then proceed to Montserrat to see Monastir de Montserrat, a Benedictine abbey located on the mountain. It is 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. Have dinner at a local restaurant. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
OCT 19 BARCELONA / ZARAGOZA
After breakfast and check-out, have a long distance drive to Zaragoza. Upon arrival, have a half-day guided tour to visit the Basilica of Our Lady of Pilar in Zaragoza. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.
OCT 20 ZARAGOZA / SEGOVIA / AVILA
Breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Have a long distance drive to Segovia and have a half-day guided tour to visit the Convent of Descalced Carmelite Nuns. Continue to Avila. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.
OCT 21 AVILA / FONTIVEROS / MEDINA
DEL CAMPO / AVILA
Breakfast at the hotel. Have a full-day excursion with guide which includes a visit to Santa Theresa Convent and Cathedral of Avila. It is the primary shrine of St. Teresa in Ávila. Drive to Fontiveros to visit the Carmelitas de la Madre de Dios. Proceed to Medina del Campo to view the La Mota Castle, entrance to the Monasterio de San Jose Carmelitas Descalzas Madina del Campo. Return to Avila and have dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.
OCT 22 AVILA / TOLEDO
Breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Have a long distance drive to Toledo. Upon arrival, have a half-day guided sightseeing tour on foot in Toledo which includes photo stop at Puerta del Sol. Entrance to the Primada Cathedral and Museum, and visit to the San Juan de los Reyes (UNESCO listed). Transfer to the hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.
OCT 23 TOLEDO / UBEDA / JAEN /
Breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Have a long distance drive to Ubeda. Upon arrival, have a city tour on foot (without guide). Have a short distance drive to Jaen and have a half-day guided city tour to visit the Jaen Cathedral and the Convento de Santa Teresa de Jesus Carmelitas Descalzas. Continue to Granada. Proceed to the hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.
OCT 24 GRANADA / SEVILLE
Breakfast and check-out. Have a guided tour of Granada. A fine example of Moorish architecture, the Alhambra complex was built towards the end of Islamic rule in Spain. Wander through the exotic water gardens of the Generalife, the royal Summer Palace, once linked to the other palaces by a covered walkway across the ravine. Long distance drive to Seville. Have a guided tour for a photo stop at the Plaza de Espana, the Barrio de Santa Cruz, Giralda Tower and Seville Cathedral. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.
OCT 25 SEVILLE / CORDOBA / MADRID
After breakfast and check out at the hotel, long distance drive to Cordoba. Have a guided tour to include visit to the Cathedral and Mosque and learn about centuries of Moorish rule and its influence on the culture and architecture of the region. Visit also to San Cayetano Church. Continue our long distance drive to Madrid. Transfer to the hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.
OCT 26 MADRID / ALCALA DE HENARES / MADRID
After breakfast, 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. Have a short distance drive to Alcala. Have a guided tour of this small town to include a visit to the Magisterial Cathedral and the Colegio Mayor San Ildefonso. Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
OCT 27 MADRID / MANILA
Breakfast at the hotel and check out. Rest of the time is free at leisure on your own before transfer to Madrid airport for your flight back to Manila.
OCT 28 MANILA
“Home Sweet Home”!!!