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General FAQs

Will there be a priest with the group?

Since the presence of a spiritual advisor enhances the pilgrimage experience, we do our best to arrange for a priest to travel with our groups.

What quality are the hotels and does each room have a private bathroom?

Whenever available clients enjoying our published itineraries stay in superior tourist class hotels with private bath. For custom groups, we are happy to work with you to arrange for the type of hotel best suited to your members.

What does the tour price include?

We include roundtrip airfare from a specified US gateway (see the included highlights in the itinerary for details), superior tourist class hotels (as available), breakfast and generally one other meal daily. We also include sightseeing as per itinerary, airport transfers, baggage handling, hotel tips and taxes, touring by private air conditioned motorcoach and the services of a professional escort or guide.

Can you arrange for a single person to share a room and avoid a supplemental charge?

Whenever possible, we attempt to assist single travelers with the hope of finding a roommate.

How many people will be on each group?

On our published itineraries, group size generally ranges between 15 and 40 people. Group size may vary particularly on custom programs.

Do you work with travel agents?

We are proud to support and work with the travel agent community.

Do you offer travel insurance?

We strongly recommend that all of our clients take travel insurance and are pleased to offer coverage through Allianz Travel Insurance.

Is there an escort and/or guide with each group?

We provide the services of an English speaking escort and/or guide for all of our groups

Will someone meet us at our destination arrival airport?

To make your arrival day easier, we provide airport assist and transfers for all clients who book their flights with us and arrive the day the tour begins.

How much deposit is required and when?

A deposit of $350.00 (plus recommended insurance premium) at the time of booking will hold your place.

When is final payment due?

Final payment is due 60 prior to the start of your tour.

Can I deviate from the itinerary listed?

It may be possible to deviate from the tour itinerary. Please contact us so that we can advise you, if the arrangements you are considering are appropriate for this tour. Clients are responsible for any deviation fees or additional airline costs.

Can you add us to your mailing list?

Yes, we would love to. Please click the 'Contact Us' tab in the navigation bar at the top of this page and fill out the form.

Will there be daily Masses?

Since Mass is an important part of the Pilgrimage experience, we work hard to include daily mass in our itineraries.

Do you offer airfare from my home city?

We would be happy to work on your hometown flights. Once you have confirmed your program, please contact one of our travel professionals.

Are there candlelight processions throughout the year in Fatima and Lourdes?

Candlelight processions take place from April to October

Is there a lot of walking and how difficult is the terrain?

The amount of walking and type of terrain varies from itinerary to itinerary. Some programs have as much as 1-3 miles of walking each day and on others clients can relax on the bus, if a visit is too strenuous. Our travel professionals can review the tours with you to help you to select the one that is right for you.

Can I bring a wheelchair or will you provide one upon arrival?

Clients using wheelchairs may bring them on the tours. Please arrange for a companion to travel with you to push and lift the wheelchair, if you are unable to move it yourself.

Is there a bathroom on the motorcoach?

Whenever possible we order restroom equipped motorcoaches. If a restroom is not available onboard, the driver will make frequent bathroom stops.

Do I need an electric converter for small appliances?

Yes. Converter kits are available at luggage and some electronic or hardware stores.

Is there a dress code for men and women at religious sites?

Modest dress is the norm on for religious sites. Avoid shorts and sleeveless (or upper arm baring) or midriff baring shirts. Woman should also avoid short (above the knee) skirts and may need a head covering for visits on some itineraries.

Do you accept credit cards?

Yes. We accept MasterCard, Visa and American Express. Credit cards are accepted for deposits without signature, but we require a signed credit card authorization form for final payments. Documents cannot be released without this signed form.

What are your office hours?

Our offices in New York are open Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:30pm.