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MARIAN PILGRIMAGE

FATIMA, SPAIN, LOURDES & PARIS
August 15 - 27 2024 (13 Days)

With Fr. Glenn Lopez, Fr. Raul Caga &
Fr. Hank Sargado

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DAY 1 (August 15) 
FLIGHTS FROM US/
CEBU TO LISBON

Depart for your overnight flight to Lisbon. Dinner and breakfast will be served on board.

$3,405

(Per Person, DBL Occ., based on 25 pax min; Excluding Flights)

Day 2 (August 16)
ARRIVE LISBON / SANTAREM / FATIMA

Today we arrive in Lisbon and meet our Tour Director who will accompany us until the end of our tour in Paris. We transfer to the city center of Lisbon, Portugal’s capital, and celebrate Mass at the birthplace of St. Anthony of Padua. Following Mass, we will have a motor-coach panoramic city tour of of the city, visit the Tagus River and see the Tower of Belem and the Discoveries Monument, displaying statues of many Portuguese explorers. We also visit inside the Jeronimos Monastery, an impressive symbol of Portugal's power and wealth during the "Age of Discovery". After lunch, we depart Lisbon for Fatima. Enroute, we visit Santarem and the Church of St. Stephen, or “Church of the Holy Miracle” in Santarem, site of a 13th century Eucharistic miracle. We continue on to Fatima where in 1917, Mary appeared to the local children and the “miracle of the sun”occurred.

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We check-in to our hotel in Fatima and enjoy dinner. We will have the option to join this evening’s International Rosary at 9:30 PM at the Chapel of Apparitions attended by thousands of pilgrims world-wide, followed by the Candlelight Procession.

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Day 3 (August 17)
FATIMA/ALJUSTREL / VALINHOS / COVA DE IRIA  

After an early breakfast, we walk to the Chapel of Apparitions to celebrate English mass at 8:30 AM with our priest, as the main celebrant. Following the Holy Mass, we will have a guided tour of the shrine and the Basilica of Our Lady of Fatima, Visit the Tombs of the children, Followed by a visit of the shrine's museum, see the bullet that pierced through St. John Paul II and other items of historical significance. Spend free time to explore the sanctuary's grounds.

After lunch, we continue on to Aljustrel to visit the House of Lucia and House of Francisco and Jacinta and also stop for a visit to the pasture in Valinhos where Our Lady once appeared to the children. Then we participate in the Stations of the Cross along the path that the shepherd children used to tend to their flock en-route to the Cova da Iria, where Our Lady appeared to them. We return to Fatima for dinner, we will join again this evening’s International Rosary at 9:30 PM at the Chapel of Apparitions followed by the Candlelight Procession. Return to our hotel in Fatima for the night.

The Miracle of the Sun that took place in Fatima, Portugal on October 13 , 1917 has been considered the greatest miracle performed by God in the history of mankind since the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. As in the Resurrection, the miracle was announced several months prior to its fulfillment and occurred at the exact time and place and witnessed by more than 70 ,000 people.

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Day 4 (August 18)
FATIMA / ALBA DE TORMES / AVILA

This morning we check-out from our hotel and depart Fatima. for a long drive to Alba de Tormes (about 4 hrs) where St. Teresa of Avila died in 1582. We celebrate Mass inside the Church of the Annunciation, where St. Teresa's body is entombed under the main altar and relics of the saint are stored above the altar in a glass reliquary. Following Mass, visit the small museum dedicated to St. Teresa of Ávila, which also holds her incorrupt heart and left arm. After lunch, we continue on to Avila (about 1 hr. drive), the best- preserved walled city in the world and home to St. Teresa. It is here, with her spiritual director, St. John of the Cross, that St. Teresa reformed the Carmelite Order.

We will enjoy a short walking tour of Avila, the ancient city inside its walls, including a visit to the Church of St. Teresa. We will visit these sites: Catedral de Ávila, whose artwork and architecture encompasses the Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance styles; la Basilica de San Vicente, of which stands on the site of the martyrdom of St. Vincent; Monastery of the Incarnation, where St. Teresa became a nun and most interestingly, received advice from St. John of the Cross to reform the Carmelite order; el Convento de Santa Teresa, built upon the home of St. Teresa and contains the relics of hers and of St. John of the Cross; el Convento de San Jose, the first monastery created by St. Teresa. We depart Avila and drive to Madrid (about 1 hour & 15 mins), where we will have dinner and spend overnight.

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Day 5 (August 19)
MADRID / ZARAGOZA / BARCELONA  

After breakfast, we will enjoy an orientation tour of Spain’s capital that will include a visit and celebration of Mass in the Almudena Cathedral. Following Mass, we arrive at the Plaza Mayor, the main square in Madrid, and also stop at the Royal Palace. Both sites are iconic to Madrid as the Palace holds state ceremonies and events; and the Plaza Mayor is the geographic center of Madrid, as well as the social center. We will also visit Retiro Park and a motor coach panoramic city tour of Madrid with short stops at major sites for photo opp. Later in the afternoon, we bid farewell to Madrid and continue on to the town of Zaragoza. Upon arrival, we visit the Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar, the place where Mary appeared to the Apostle James before her Assumption into heaven. 

The church was built upon the site of where Our Lady appeared to St. James. In 44 A.D. St. James, the Greater was spreading the Gospel in Spain but, making very little progress and questioning his mission. According to Catholic Tradition, the Virgin Mary, who was still living in Jerusalem, bilocated and appeared to St. James the Greater to boost his morale. While inside the Basilica, we will view the pillar that was carried by angels and from atop where Our Lady appeared. After lunch, we depart Zaragoza and we proceed our way to Lourdes (about 3.5 hrs drive). Depending on how tired you are or not, you will have the opportunity to attend the Blessed Sacrament Procession and the Candlelight Procession at 9PM. Dinner and a restful night at our hotel in Lourdes.

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Day 6 (August 20)
BARCELONA

After breakfast, we will have mass at Sagrada Familia at the Crypt and then have a guided tour inside the beautiful Basilica. It is the most iconic symbol of Barcelona and the most visited landmark in the whole of Spain. The construction of the structure began in 1882. It was designed initially in a Neo-Gothic style. A year later it was commissioned to a genius Spanish Catalan architect, Antoni Gaudí, who redesigned it entirely. Today, more than 140 years after the laying of the cornerstone, the construction continues on the Basilica.

After Lunch, we proceed with a sightseeing tour of the  city, including the stunning panoramic views of the Port of Barcelona, Montjuic Hill, Plaza de España, and Plaza de Catalunya. Plaza de España is right outside the center of town and was formerly known for its old bull-fighting ring. Plaza de Catalunya is located in central Barcelona, and is known for its fountains and statues. We continue our panoramic city tour to the city center’s Plaza de Cataluña and Paseo de Gracia to admire Gaudi’s eccentric Casa Batllõ and Milà. Our day of touring will continue with a guided walking tour through the Gothic Quarter that contains remains from an ancient Roman village, including the Cathedral of Barcelona, then to the Mercat de la Boqueria. It is a municipal market located on Las Ramblas in Barcelona. Tonight, we enjoy special dinner at a restaurant with Flamenco show. Return to our hotel for a restful night.

Day 7 (August 21)
BARCELONA / MANRESA / MONSERRAT / BARCELONA 

We depart this morning for Manresa, a place of profound conversion for St. Ignatius of Loyola. At Manresa, we have an audiovisual presentation and a tour of the museum and visit the cave on the banks of the Cardoner River where Ignatius received a vision that provided him with insights into the spiritual life and altered the course of his own life. From the initial insights he received here, Ignatius went on to compose the Spiritual Exercises. Ignatius remained in Manresa for about a year and a half before continuing his journey. We then follow Ignatius’ path to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Montserrat (located on a rugged mountainside), and take the funicular up the Basilica. The Sanctuary is the spiritual heart of Catalonia and home to a dramatically set Benedictine monastery. For 700 years, this Marian shrine has attracted thousands of pilgrims from around the world. We will celebrate Mass here and visit the Black Madonna of Montserrat, probably Spain’s most fervent devotion to the Blessed Mother.

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According to Catholic tradition, St. Luke carved the statue of the Black Madonna around 50 A.D. and brought it to Spain. While in Spain, it was hidden from the Moors and then, was later rediscovered by shepherds. In 880 A.D., the shepherds and the Bishop of Manresa were drawn to a grotto by a bright light and heavenly music. Upon discovery of the statue of the Black Madonna in the grotto, the Bishop of Manresa suggested that it be moved to Manresa. However, the statue was too heavy that it could not be lifted. As a result, the Virgin remained on Montserrat and continued to be venerated there for centuries. Watch a video about Our Lady of Montserrat and spend time for prayers and devotion. Return to Barcelona, the rest of the afternoon is at your own leisure. Dinner and a restful night in our hotel.

Day 8 (August 22)
BARCELONA / CARCASSONNE / LOURDES

After breakfast, we depart Barcelona, drive over the Pyrenees
to Lourdes. Enroute we will stop by Carcassonne for lunch, a
hilltop town in southern France. It is famous for its medieval

citadel, La Cité, with numerous watchtowers and double-
walled fortifications which were built in Gallo-Roman times, in

the 13th and 14th centuries. After lunch, we proceed our way
to Lourdes for another 3 hours. Depending on how tired you
are or not, you will have the opportunity to attend the Blessed
Sacrament Procession and the Candlelight Procession at 9PM.
Dinner and a restful night at our hotel in Lourdes.

Day 9 (August 23)
LOURDES

Today, you will wake up in a small town that is nestled within the Pyrenees Mountains. Famous for its healing waters and miracles, Lourdes is a remarkable place to visit. Pilgrims come here to be cured. After breakfast, our group will have
Mass at the Grotto, concelebrated with other priests. After Mass, our group will have a private guided history tour to see Boly Mill, the birthplace of St. Bernadette, and the "Cachot," an abandoned prison where Bernadette's impoverished family
lived. Not only will you learn some of the religious history, but you will also see both the Basilica of Saint Pius and the newer Basilica of the Domain. And there are more stories as you visit the Grotto where Bernadette Soubirous experienced 18
apparitions, as well as the fountain and the Healing Baths. 

 After lunch, we will queue for the healing baths. The rest of the afternoon is your free time. During your time in Lourdes,you will have the opportunity to pray and meditate in yet another site of Our Lady's apparitions. Our Lady first appeared to a young Bernadette Soubirous in 1858, and announced herself as "The Immaculate Conception", near the Grotto of Massabielle. During the first two apparitions, little Bernadette prayed the Rosary with Our Lady and left without any exchange of words. During the following apparitions, Our Lady emphasized God's love for us, penance and the necessity of performing acts of penance for sinners. You can optionally watch a video presentation at the Pilgrim's Center at your own time, that explains, in detail, the story of Lourdes; Don't forget to drink water from the miraculous spring that has healed many (bring empty bottles to fill up with the healing waters to bring home). Tonight, following dinner, you will have an opportunity to attend the candlelight procession and the Rosary before a restful overnight.

Day 10 (August 24)
LOURDES / PARIS 

After breakfast, we depart Lourdes and transfer to the train station for a scenic ride (fast train about 4 hours & 50 mins) to Paris. After check in at your hotel, we enjoy a motor coach tour of the "City of Lights", where we will see many of Paris' landmarks including the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs Elysees and Palais Garnier; Paris' beautiful opera house, Invalides and Notre Dame. During our tour, we will stop at the Trocadero terrace for a wonderful view of the Eiffel Tower from afar. We will also stop at the Eiffel Tower for a closer view for another photo opp. Then we will take a Dinner Cruise along the River Seine in the evening and watch the amazing
lights show of the Eiffel Tower. Return to our hotel for the night.

Day 11 (August 25 ) PARIS

Today, you will enjoy a sightseeing tour of Paris. We start with Our Lady of Miraculous Medal, where we celebrate Mass, after which we will have to opportunity to view the incorrupt body of St. Catherine Laboure. The Saint's guardian angel led her to the chapel, where the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to her. During apparitions, Our Lady repeatedly instructed the making and purpose of the Miraculous Medal, as well as the green scapular. According to the Blessed Virgin Mary, those who wear the Miraculous Medal and scapular will receive special protection and abundant graces. Following your prayerful and
reflective experience, we will walk to Saint Vincent de Paul Church. Then we continue on to visit Sacre Cour inside the church. The rest of the day will be free with drop off at Galleries Lafayette for shopping. Dinner at a local restaurant and return to our hotel for the night.

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Day 12 (August 26)  PARIS

Today is a free day at your own leisure. After breakfast, those who wants to go shopping will be brought to a shopping outlet. Group will gather in the evening for our farewell dinner at a local restaurant. Return to our hotel for the night.

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Day 13 (August 27)
HOMEBOUND

Breakfast at the hotel. We will transfer to Paris' Charles de
Gaulle Airport airport for our flights home to the US/MNL.


We bid farewell to our dear friends, and to a pilgrimage which
will be in our hearts and memories for a long time to come!

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR

EXCLUDED IN THE TOUR

  • Hotel accommodations in 4* hotels

  • Breakfast Buffet Daily & Dinner

  • Tour escort through out the entire tour until departure
    from Paris

  • Sightseeing & Admission fees per itinerary

  • Experienced & English-Speaking Local Guides and
    expert Tour Director

  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach

  • Airport/Train/Hotel Transfers

  • Free Wi-Fi at hotels

  • Gratuities for Tour Guide, Tour Director, Bus Driver,
    Hotel Dining Servers

  • Whispers for entire tour

  • Luggage handling (1 piece per person)

  • Mass daily & Spiritual activities

  • Assistance of Christian Guide throughout

  • Dinner Cruise along the Seine River in Paris

  • Flamenco Show with Dinner in Barcelona

NOTE: Pricing is based on DBI occupancy per person, 25 pax minimum is required; excluding flights if the group is less than 25 pax, the price can go up.

  • Schengen Visa not included where applicable

  • The new European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) mandated by European countries

  • International and/or Domestic Flights

  • Lunch Daily

  • Travel Insurance (Highly Encouraged)

  • Love Offering/Donation for Daily Mass

  • Covid-19 Tests

  • Personal needs, phone calls, etc.

OPTIONAL: We offer Travel Insurance Policies
providing you coverage for both pre-existing
conditions and those that may arise during your trip,
including medical and dental emergencies, loss of
luggage, trip delay, and so much more. Please call
Amazing Catholic Journeys for details at 813-731-7682.

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Payment Installment Plan/Reminder:
  • Deposit : Due September 15, 2023                :  $ 500 
  • 1st Installment:   Due November 15, 2023  :  $ 727
  • 2nd Installment: Due January 15, 2024      :  $ 727
  • 3rd Installment:  Due  March 15, 2024         :  $ 727
  • Final Payment:   Due May 15, 2024              :  $ 724
Note: Payment after May 15, 2024 is subject to late penalty of $ 25.
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