PILGRIMAGE OF HOPE

AN 18 DAY PILGRIMAGE TO PORTUGAL, SPAIN, FRANCE & ITALY

FATIMA | AVILA | LOURDES | AVIGNON | TURIN | PADUA | ASSISIO | ROME

Upon arrival at Madrid International Airport, we will be transferred to Avila to check in to the hotel.

 

Overnight stay in Avila (D)

This morning we will visit Sepulcher of St. John of the Cross and Alcazar Castle.  Later visit the Convent of the Incarnation where St. Theresa lived, wrote books, and experienced mystical revelations. Visit the museum that is built upon the home of St. Teresa that contains her relics and that of St. John of the Cross.

 

Overnight stay in Avila (B, D)

After breakfast, visit Alba de Tormes, home to the Carmelite Monastery founded by St. Teresa of Avila. Upon arrival we will visit the Monastery where St. Teresa died and was buried. We will also visit the small museum dedicated to St. Teresa of Avila, which holds her incorrupt heart and left arm. We continue our journey to Fatima and check-in to the hotel for an overnight stay.

 

Overnight stay in Fatima (B, D)

This morning we visit the Tombs of the visionaries of Fatima; the Aljustrel where the children lived; and the Valinhos; where Our Lady appeared after the children’s return from prison. We have time for praying the Stations of the Cross and for our own devotions. We will visit the Little Chapel of Apparitions and join for the Rosary and participate in the candlelight processions in the evening.

 

Overnight stay in Fatima (B, D)

Today continue our journey to Santiago to see the Cathedral built in honour of St. James, the apostle of Jesus Christ. Then we will visit the tomb of the Apostle, and his disciples St. Theodore and St. Athanasius. We will join with pilgrims from all over the world in celebrating the Pilgrim’s Mass. Continue to the Church of San Francisco, that built in honour of St. Francis of Assisi, after his pilgrimage to this land. Rest of the day spent in leisure.

 

Overnight stay in Santiago (B, D)

After breakfast, drive towards Oviedo, capital of Asturias to visit the Gothic Cathedral of San Salvador. We will visit the Holy Chamber of Oviedo, a Roman Catholic pre-Romanesque church that dating back to 802 AD, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Later we will arrive in Santander and check in to the hotel.

 

 

Overnight stay in Santander (B, D)

Today we depart Santander and drive to Loyola, the birthplace of Saint Ignatius where he later experienced a deep spiritual conversion. We will visit the Loyola Manor where Ignatius was born; St. Sebastian de Soreasu where Ignatius was baptized, the hermitage of Our Lady of Olatz, where Ignatius used to pray. After lunch, we journey to Lourdes through the beautiful landscape of the Pyrenees in southern France. Upon our arrival at Lourdes, we will check-in to our hotel.

 

Overnight stay in Lourdes (B, D)

This morning we begin with a walking tour of Lourdes to visit the Upper & Lower Basilicas; the Grotto of Massabielle; Boly Mill, the birthplace of St. Bernadette; and Cachot, the home of St. Bernadette at the time of the apparitions. The rest of the day is free for Adoration, Confessions, and a time of private devotion, reciting the Rosary and bathing in the miraculous spring. This evening we may again participate in the candlelight procession.

 

Overnight stay in Lourdes (B, D)

This morning, we will awaken feeling well refreshed! Following breakfast, we will journey to Toulouse to view many of the rare artefacts such as twenty historical pipe organs, and the burial place of St. Thomas Aquinas at the St. Sernin Basilica, which is the finest Romanesque church in France. We continue our journey to Milan, for an overnight stay.

 

Overnight stay in Milan (B, D)

We begin our day visiting Milan’s beautiful Cathedral, the “Duomo”.  Celebrate Holy Mass at the nearby Basilica of St. Ambrose, where St. Ambrose baptized St. Augustine and the saint’s relics can be found.  We journey to visit the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie to see the “Last Supper”, the famous fresco painted by Leonardo da Vinci. Later in the afternoon continue our journey to Padua for an overnight stay.

 

Overnight stay in Padua (B, D)

After breakfast, we will visit the Basilica of St. Anthony, where the patron saint of lost things is honoured. Later we will continue to Venice, for some of the greatest wonders you will ever see: St. Mark’s Square, the Golden Basilica of San Marco, the Bridge of Sighs and have a see to the Doges’ Palace from outside. After the tour, you will have some free time to explore Venice on your own and do some shopping.

 

Overnight stay in Padua (B, D)

Today we will drive to the beautiful town of Siena, the birthplace of Saints Catherine and Bernardine and one of Italy’s loveliest medieval cities. We will stroll through the Piazza Del Campo, one of Italy’s finest squares and visit the Cathedral and the Basilica of St. Francis, containing the miraculous consecrated hosts that remained intact since 1730.  View the incorrupt head of St. Catherine at the Basilica of St. Dominic.

 

Overnight stay in Assisi (B, D)

In the morning, travel to Assisi and visit St. Francis’ Basilica – Tomb of St. Francis. We will later enjoy a walking tour of the town, including the Church of San Rufino, and the Basilica of St. Clare, where her incorrupt body lies in repose. Later in the afternoon, we stop at the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels, here we view the Porziuncola, the tiny church contained inside the Basilica and the cross of San Damiano. Drive to Rome for overnight stay.

 

Overnight stay in Rome (B, D)

After breakfast visit Catacombs of St. Callixtus and Chiesa Del Domine Quo Vadis. Then visit the Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem, Mary Major, St. John Lateran and ‘Scala Santa’. After lunch visit of Vatican Museum to see Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, Raphael’s Rooms, and the Tapestries Gallery. Then we will visit St. Peters Basilica and the Tomb of St. John Paul II. If opened, we will also see the Tombs of the Popes including St. Peter the Apostle.

 

Overnight stay in Rome (B, D)

We begin our day with an inside tour of Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Arch of Constantine, Circus Maximus, Palatine Hill and many more. Later proceed to a walking tour to see the Pantheon, Novona Square and Trevi Fountain. This evening we will enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

 

Overnight stay in Rome (B, D)

After breakfast, we check out from the hotel and then transfer to Rome International Airport for our return flight to Australia. (B)

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  • Return economy class airfares
  • 4* Hotel accommodation
  • Meals specified on itinerary
  • Transfers on fully air conditioned coach
  • English tour guides, as required
  • Entrance fees to the relevant sites
  • Tours led by Tour Manager or a Priest Chaplain
  • Seasonal surcharges apply
  • Single room supplement $1,550 AUD
  • 26 APRIL 2018

  • 16 AUGUST 2018  

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