Fatima, Lourdes & Shrines of Spain – Faith-Based Travel (5310) - 2016

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12 Day Tour from Lisbon to Barcelona

The gorgeous shores of Barcelona
The gorgeous shores of Barcelona
Santiago de Compostela is visited by over 100,000 pilgrims a year
Lisbon, Portugal is situated at the mouth of the Tagus River and is the westernmost capital of a mainland European country
Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world, predating other modern European capitals
Lisbon, Portugal lies in the western Iberian Peninsula on the Atlantic Ocean and the Tagus River
Lisbon, Portugal is the capital and largest city of Portugal

Vacation Overview

Meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers in Lisbon. Enjoy guided sightseeing of the “Mistress of the Seas,” and continue to Santarém to visit the Church of the Eucharistic Holy Miracle. Arrive in Fátima, site of one of the world’s most famous Catholic shrines. You may wish to join the Rosary and candlelight procession. In the morning, attend Mass at the Sanctuary and visit the Our Lady of Fátima Shrine. Via Braga, the “Portuguese Rome,” and a visit to the Bom Jesus do Monte Sanctuary, enter Spain and stop in Santiago de Compostela, world famous for the key 9th-century pilgrimage route, the Way of St. James. Arrive in Burgos, the historic capital of Old Castile, and visit the magnificent cathedral, burial place of the Spanish national hero, El Cid. En route to Lourdes, France, attend Mass at the 17th-century Sanctuary of Loyola. Stay two nights in Lourdes and during your guided walking tour, visit the grotto where the Virgin Mary appeared to St. Bernadette in 1858, the Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine, St. Bernadette’s birthplace, and her family home. On your way to Barcelona, stop in medieval fortified Carcassonne, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to admire its ramparts, castle walls, and drawbridges. A 3-night stay in Barcelona features guided sightseeing that includes Gaudi’s masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia.