We depart on an international flight to Lisbon. Dinner and breakfast are served aboard.
Arriving in Lisbon, we enjoy a brief panoramic tour of the charming Portuguese capital. See the fanciful Belem Tower, Jeronimos Monastery, dedicated to the Virgin Mary, the Monument to the Discoveries and (time permitting) the Basilica of St. Anthony. Continue to Fatima with a stop in Santarem to take in the Miracle of the Bleeding Host. In Fatima, on the evenings, if available, join in the moving Candlelight Rosary Procession beginning in the Chapel of the Apparitions (Capelinha). Overnight in Fatima. (D)
We visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, starting at the pristine Basilica, with the tombs of Jacinta and Francisco, beatified in 2000, and Sr. Lucia. Continue to the Capelinha, where Our Lady appeared to the shepherd children. Light a candle near the shrine, walk the lovely grounds or shop for religious articles nearby. After dinner we can once again experience the Rosary Candlelight Procession. Overnight in Fatima. (B, D)
This morning discover the hamlet of Aljustrel, the shepherd children's home. Continue to Valinhos, where Our Lady appeared after the children's release from prison. Visit the church where they were baptized and the local cemetery. Take some time for private devotions before a video presentation on the history of Fatima. Later participate in the Rosary Candlelight Procession. Overnight in Fatima. (B, D)
Free day, or visit the spectacular gothic monasteries of Batalha and Alcobaca and the colorful fishing village of Nazare on an optional excursion (at additional cost). Return to Fatima for some leisure time. Overnight in Fatima. (B, D)
Today enjoy a free day or visit the romantic city of Coimbra on an optional excursion (at additional cost). Located on the River Mondego, Coimbra is one of Europe's oldest college towns. Visit the university, where students still wear long black capes, Se Velha (Old Cathedral), and the Monastery of Santa Cruz. Overnight in Fatima. (B, D)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for our homebound flight arriving the same day. (B)
In a peaceful countryside setting sits the beautiful village of Fatima. It is here Our Blessed Mother appeared to 3 shepherd children with her message of love and call to conversion. See this magnificent Marian Shrine which touches so many who visit.
Roundtrip from New York Area Gateway
Superior Tourist Class Hotels
Breakfast and Dinner Daily
Sightseeing as per itinerary
Airport-hotel transfers & porterage
Touring by Private Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Services of a Professional Regina Tours Escort
Priest to accompany group (if available)