Spiritual Highlights of Iberia, Lourdes & Italy - Faith-Based Travel (5315)

20 Day Tour from Lisbon to Rome

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This combination of the two faithbased vacations, “Fátima, Lourdes & Shrines of Spain” and “Spiritual Highlights of Italy,” is ideal to experience the most popular shrines of Europe. Take in the peacefulness of the Fátima sanctuary, the pilgrimage destination of Santiago de Compostela and the atmosphere of Lourdes and Montserrat, before flying to Rome. Attend the Papal Audience, visit St. Francis’ hometown of Assisi, the places of St. Pio of Pietrelcina, and much more. Mass will be celebrated at most shrines with many opportunities for reflection and prayer.

Small-Group Discovery Dates Available

Cosmos offers Small-Group Discoveries on select faith-based dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Cosmos escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

Headsets throughout the tour.

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 Meals & Itinerary

Buffet breakfasts daily; 11 dinners, including a dinner at a local restaurant in Barcelona



Welcome to Portugal! Check into your hotel, and tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.


ee all the highlights on your guided tour of Lisbon. Visit the Cahedral La Se’, where St. Anthony was baptized, and St. Anthony Church, where it is said he was born. Visit the Church of St. Mary of Belém in the Jeronimos Monastery complex. Leave Lisbon and stop in Santarém to visit the Church of the Eucaristic Holy Miracle. Arrive in Fátima, enjoy an orientation walk, and visit the Tomb of the Visionaries and the Chapel of the Apparitions. This evening, join pilgrims from around the world for the Rosary and candlelight procession.

Today's Distance: 99 mi / 160 km

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Today, join an optional excursion to Tomar with a visit to the Monastery-Fortress of the Knights Templar. Attend MassMass Mass at the Sanctuary of our Lady with time to wander on your own. This evening, perhaps join the Rosary.

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Stop in Braga to visit the Bom Jesus do Monte Sanctuary. Continue into Spain and head for Santiago de Compostela. On arrival, an orientation walk introduces you to the old city center. This year you will have the exceptional opportunity to celebrate the Holy Jacobean Year by walking through the Door of Glory. Believers will have all sins forgiven, providing they pray in the Cathedral and attend Mass. They also should have shared confession within 15 days before the trip or after visiting the Cathedral. Attend the MassMass Pilgrim Mass.

Today's Distance: 273 mi / 440 km

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This morning, spend some time on your own or join an optional excursion to Cabo Finisterre, where pilgrims have traditionally completed their walk and burned their robes. Later, return to Santiago de Compostela, known throughout history for the pilgrimage route, the Camino de Santiago (or St. James Way).

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Today, travel to Burgos, historic capital of Old Castile. Your visit takes you to the magnificent Cathedral, a masterpiece of gothic architecture and burial place of Spain’s national hero, El Cid.

Today's Distance: 304 mi / 490 km

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Travel through the Basque region toward Lourdes. En route, pause to reflect at the 17th-century Sanctuary of Loyola, built in honor of San Ignacio de Loyola, founder of the Jesuit religious order. This year we celebrate 500 years since his conversion. Cross into France and stay overnight in Lourdes, home to another world-famous place of pilgrimage. Join the nightly Rosary and candlelight procession for a memorable spiritual experience.

Today's Distance: 280 mi / 450 km

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Today a local spiritual expert will introduce you to this important Marian Shrine. You will see all the main sites and hear the story how the Virgin Mary appeared to St. Bernardette in 1858. The afternoon is at leisure to further explore this little market town and to attend MassMass Mass.

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Head for the France/Spain border. Stop to visit the Fortified Citadel of Carcassonne, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the ramparts, castle walls, and drawbridges that are still well preserved from the Middle Ages. Stay overnight at the Catalan impressive location of the Black Virgin of Montserrat.

Today's Distance: 367 mi / 590 km

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This morning, visit the Sanctuary of Montserrat, then attend MassMass Mass. Continue to the town of Manresa, known for Pont Vell, a bridge associated with the worship of San Ignacio de Loyola. Visit the architectural compound of Santa Cova, the sanctuary home of St. Ignacio de Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, when he stayed in the city. Later, reach Barcelona, the lively capital of Catalunya.

Today's Distance: 56 mi / 90 km

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Get to know the city on a guided sightseeing tour, including a drive around Montjuïc to see the Olympic Stadium and a panoramic view of the port and city. Continue to the city center’s Plaza Catalunya and Paseo de Gracia to admire the facades of some of Gaudi’s eccentric work, as well as his Sagrada Familia, an unfinished architectural masterpiece and modern consecrated expression of the Catholic faith. Celebrate Mass MassMass , then, this evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

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Transfer to the airport for your flight to Rome.

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Day 13 ROME

This morning, attend the Papal audience (subject to availability) for the chance to see the Pope and receive the Papal Blessing. Later, with a Local Guide, visit St. Paul outside the Walls, one of Rome’s four major Papal basilicas, along with St. John Lateran Basilica, and the Scala Sancta (Holy Stairs), transported from Jerusalem to Rome around 326 AD by St. Helena, mother of Emperor Constantine. Then, visit the impressive St. Mary Major Basilica and attend MassMass Mass.

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A different, quite unique experience is offered today. We will take an included excursion to Castel Gandolfo, to visit the Papal summer residence and gardens in the hills outside of Rome with a Local Guide. In the afternoon, enjoy time at leisure in Rome or join the optional excursion to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.

Today's Distance: 50 mi / 80 km

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On your way south, stop in quaint Pietrelcina, birthplace of the beloved St. Pio. Then, head towards San Giovanni Rotondo on the east coast, and visit the Saint’s home from 1916 until his death in 1968.

Today's Distance: 255 mi / 410 km

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Attend MassMass Mass this morning at Santa Maria delle Grazie (Old Church), then visit the Padre Pio's friary, including his tomb, cell, confessional, and St. Pio Pilgrimage Church (New Church). Afterwards, visit the nearby Shrine of Monte Sant’Angelo, one of Christendom’s most celebrated shrines, where St. Michael the Archangel appeared in 490, 492, and 1656.

Today's Distance: 43 mi / 70 km

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Visit St. Francis Church in Lanciano, home of the Sanctuary of the Eucharistic Miracle, and attend morning MassMass Mass. Continue to the Sanctuary of Loreto, including the Holy House, where, according to tradition, angels transported the home of the blessed Virgin Mary. Arrive at the hilltop village of Assisi.

Today's Distance: 298 mi / 480 km

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Today, learn more about St. Francis, patron saint of animals and the environment. Attend early morning MassMass Mass at St.Francis Basilica, famous for its 4th-century Giotto paintings depicting the life of St. Francis. Meet your Local Guide and visit the Upper and Lower Basilicas of St. Francis and the Basilica of St. Clare, founder of the Order of Poor Clares. Next, visit the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli, situated at the foot of Assisi’s hills and protecting the Porziuncola, where St. Francis is said to have founded the Order of Friars Minor in 1209, and the Cappella del Transito, where the saint died in 1226.

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Travel to Cascia this morning, home of St. Rita, the “Patron Saint of Impossible Causes.” Visit the Sanctuary and see the Major and the Minor Basilicas. Return to Rome for a final overnight stay.

Today's Distance: 149 mi / 240 km

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Day 20 ROME

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast


Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi. Internal flight Barcelona-Rome.

 Tour Director

With FAITH, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.


I'm a daily pilgrim, taking each day as a new opportunity to discover & share about life, people & places. Whilst I now live in Italy, I'm originally from Galicia in Spain and have double nationality due to my Portuguese father. I'm proud to consider Catholic faith-based travelling my specialist field. As I always explain to the pilgrims I'm glad to meet on our way, these experiences transcend the simpler sense of vacation touring as we do not only travel in search of shopping, exploring, leisure, relax or entertainment, but we travel to meet what, somehow, has been part of us from the very beginning of our existence through our identity, our family or cultural heritage: that's pilgrimating, a journey that takes us to redefine our existence according to our beliefs through those sites where these have happened or been commemorated.



 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

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 Private Touring

Private Touring: Cosmos European Private Touring enables you to experience all of the attractions, sights and highlights of your selected Cosmos tour as a private experience - delivered just for you and your traveling party. With Private Touring, you'll have your own dedicated Tour Director, your own private transportation and driver, and your own professional local guides. All with greater flexibility in pace and your experience. For your selected tour, there will be additional per-person cost for the size of your party - from 1 to 24. This additional supplement is reduced with each traveler you add to your party. Here's a sample of the additional cost:

6 guests in a party: $3,832*
18 guests in a party: $475*

Contact Cosmos or your preferred travel agent for pricing for your specific party size as well as any other information on Cosmos Private Touring.

*Supplement pricing is per person (USD) and will be added to the standard published price for your given departure date and is based on availability. Supplement price is valid for 2021 travel year. Occasionally some included and optional activities & excursions may be operated with other guests. Additional restrictions may apply. Not applicable for custom groups. No Group allowances or promotions are available on Private Touring. Published itineraries only. Note that blackout dates may exist where the Private Touring option is not available.

The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include International airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Globus & Cosmos).

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