11 Day Rome, Fatima and Lourdes

Tour Detail

11 Day Rome, Fatima and Lourdes



Itinerary

DAY 1: NEW YORK, NY

Depart a New York area gateway or your domestic airport for your overnight fl ight to Rome. Enjoy din ner and breakfast on board.

DAY 2: ROME

Upon arrival in Rome, in “the Eternal City” we are met by our tour escort and transfer to our hotel. The bal ance of the day is at leisure to rest or explore on our own. Dinner and overnight in Rome. (D)

DAY 3: ROME

After breakfast we depart for our full day guided sightseeing tour of Rome. The highlights include the Catacombs, the Appian Way, Capitoline Hill, St. Pe ter in Chains, the Coliseum, the Arch of Constan tine, Circus Maximus and Palazzo Venezia. We also visit the three major basilicas in Rome, including the 1600-year-old St. Mary Major, St. John Lateran, the Cathedral of Rome, the Holy Stairs brought to Rome by St. Helena and St. Paul Outside the Walls, built over the Saint's burial place. Dinner and over night in Rome. (B, D)

DAY 4: ROME

After breakfast we depart for Vatican City, where we gather with pilgrims from around the world to attend a Papal Audience (if available). In the afternoon, we visit the Vatican Museums, home to one of the world's greatest art collections, and Michelangelo's breathtaking Sistine Chapel followed by a tour of St. Peter's Basilica, the largest church in Christendom, built over his tomb. We have the remainder of the day to the sample Rome's many delights on our own. Dinner and overnight in Rome. (B, D)

DAY 5: FATIMA

After breakfast we depart the hotel for Rome's air port and our fl ight to Lisbon. Upon arrival in Lisbon, we are met by our escort and transferred to our Fatima hotel. Dinner and overnight in Fatima. (B, D)

DAY 6: FATIMA

This morning we visit the hamlet of Aljustrel, the shepherd children's home. Continue to Valinhos, where Our Lady appeared after the children's re lease 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 and the Candlelight Procession, if it is available. Overnight in Fatima. (B, D)

DAY 7: FATIMA

We visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, starting at the pristine Basilica, with the tombs of Jacinta and Francisco, beatifi ed in 2000, and Sr. Lucia. Continue to the Capelinha, where Our Lady appeared to the shepherd children. Later discover the hamlet of Aljustrel, the shepherd children's home. Visit the church where they were baptized and the local cemetery. There is time for private devotions before a video presentation on the history of Fatima. Later participate in the Rosary Candlelight Procession (if available). Dinner and overnight in Fatima. (B, D)

DAY 8: BURGOS

We depart Fatima after breakfast and take in the rustic beauty of the Portuguese countryside, crossing the border into Spain. Here we have an orientation tour of Burgos highlighted by a visit to the imposing Basilica, one of Spain's largest and most beautiful churches. Dinner and overnight in Burgos. (B, D)

DAY 9: LOURDES

We depart Burgos on a scenic ride through the Pyrenees Mountains en route to Lourdes. We ar rive in the afternoon and visit the beloved Shrine of Lourdes. We are invited to experience the evening International Rosary Candlelight Procession, if available. Dinner and overnight in Lourdes. (B, D)

DAY 10: LOURDES

After breakfast our morning starts with a walk ing tour tracing the life of St. Bernadette, which includes visits to the Boly Mills where Bernadette was born; the Locale Mill, residence of her parents; the “Cachot,” formerly used as a jail, where she lived at the time of the Apparitions; the Chapel where she received her First Holy Communion; and the Parish church containing the Font, where she was baptized. The afternoon is at leisure to pray at the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, with its breathtaking murals, to take part in the Eucha ristic Devotion, Blessed Sacrament Procession, to pray for the sick, to drink water from the miracu lous spring or to submerge yourself in the “Healing Baths. Tonight we are invited to participate in the International Rosary Candlelight Procession, (if available). Dinner and overnight. (B, D)

DAY 11: NEW YORK, NY

Depart for Madrid's airport after breakfast for our fl ight to the USA arriving home the same day, tak ing with us many memories and blessings to last a lifetime. (B)

* (B,D) = Breakfast, Dinner


Inclusions

EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT:
$100 discount on all deposits received anytime before February 7, 2018.
If that date is missed then a deposits received before April 7, 2018 will receive a $50 discount.

 

INCLUDE IN PRICE:
• Round trip airfare from a New York Area gateway
• 9 nights Superior tourist class hotels
• Breakfast and Dinner daily
• Airport-hotel transfers, hotel taxes, baggage handling
• Touring by Private Air Conditioned Motorcoach
• Services of a Professional Regina Tours Guide
• Mass daily

NOT INCLUDED:
• Meals not mentioned
• Travel insurance $239.00
• Single supplement of $800.00
• Tips to guides/escort

CONTACT INFO:
Loretto Council 536 |  Mr. Robert Murphy | 914-588-1956
or Ellen Egerter | 914-382-9463 | eegerter50@gmail.com
or Angelica at Regina Tours | 1-800-CATHOLIC ext. 250 | avillegas@groupist.com


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2018 Dates & Prices

Dates Land Only Air & Land
$3198 $4198*

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