MAY 18 – JUNE 1, 2023
ITINERARY: LISBON / FATIMA / AVILA / ZARAGOZA / LOURDES /MONTPELLIER / LA SALETTE / PARAY LE MONIAL / NEVERS / LISIEUX / PARIS
MAY 18 CHECK-IN AT NAIA 3 AT 1930HRS / DEPARTURE FROM MANILA TO LISBON, PORTUGAL
MAY 19 LISBON / FATIMA
Upon arrival in Lisbon, we will have a short guided tour to visit to the Church of St. Antonio Lisboa. Have a view of Belem Tower, Monument to the Discoveries, Baixa, Praca do Comercio and Suspension Bridge; visit to Jeronimo’s Monastery. Then drive to Fatima. Proceed to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.
MAY 20 FATIMA
Have breakfast at the hotel. Commence a half-day guided 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.
MAY 21 FATIMA / AVILA
After breakfast and check-out at the hotel, have a long distance drive to Avila, a city in the rolling hill country northwest of Madrid, known for its intact medieval city walls. Upon arrival, we will have a guided visit to Santa Theresa Convent. Check-in, dinner and overnight at the hotel.
MAY 22 AVILA /ALCALA DE HENARES / ZARAGOZA
After breakfast and check-out at the hotel, have a long distance drive to Zaragoza via Alcala de Henares. Have dinner at a local restaurant before transfer to hotel for check-in and overnight.
MAY 23 ZARAGOZA / LOURDES
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 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. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.
MAY 24 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 the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, the Boly Water-mill (St. Bernadette’s birth place). Do 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.
MAY 25 LOURDES / MONTPELLIER
After breakfast and check-out at the hotel, we will have a long distance drive to Montpellier. In the afternoon, we will have a guided tour to visit the Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Montpellier. Have a view of the triumphal arch Porte du Peyrou, La Citadelle and Aqueduct Saint Clement. Have dinner at a local restaurant. Check-in and overnight at the hotel.
MAY 26 MONTPELLIER / LA SALETTE
Breakfast and check-out. Have a long distance transfer to La Salette, a small village in the French Alps. Celebrate private Mass at the Notre Dame de la Salette. Rest of the time is free for private devotion. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Fallavaux.
MAY 27 LA SALETTE / PARAY LE MONIAL / NEVERS
Breakfast and check-out. Then start the long distance transfer to Paray Le Monial to visit the Basilica of Sacre Coeur. Proceed to Nevers. We will visit Espace Bernadette Soubirous Nevers, a former convent and the motherhouse of the Sisters of Charity of Nevers. This is where the body of Saint Bernadette reposes. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.
MAY 28 NEVERS / LISIEUX
After breakfast and check-out at the hotel, we will have a long distance drive to Lisieux, a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. We will have a guided tour to visit the Sanctuary of Lisieux including Basilica, Buissonnets and Carmel. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.
MAY 29 LISIEUX / PARIS
Breakfast and check-out at the hotel. After celebrating private Mass, have a long distance drive to Paris – the heart of Europe’s most romantic city. Rest of the time is free at leisure and shopping at Galeries Lafayette. Have dinner at an international restaurant. Check-in and overnight at the hotel.
MAY 30 PARIS
Breakfast at the hotel. Have a guided tour of this breathtaking city which includes view of the Place de la Concorde, Arch de Triomphe, Avenue des Champs Elysse viewpoint, Les Invalides, Louvre Museum and Seine river banks. Have a photo stop at the famous Eiffel Tower. We will have an hour sightseeing river cruise aboard Bateaux Parisiens. Celebrate private Mass at the Chapel of Our Lady of Miraculous Medal. Visit also the St. Vincent de Paul Chapel. Then have a short visit Sacre Coeur. Have dinner at international restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.
MAY 31 PARIS / MANILA
Breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Rest of the time is free at leisure (no coach provided during free time) before transfer to Paris airport to catch flight back to Manila.
JUN 01 MANILA
HOME SWEET HOME!!!