PILGRIMAGE OF HOPE

A 17 DAY PILGRIMAGE TO PORTUGAL, SPAIN, FRANCE, ITALY & VATICAN

FATIMA | AVILA | SEGOVIA | LOYOLA | LOURDES | MILAN | PADUA | ASSISI | ROME

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

 

Overnight stay in Lisbon (D)

Our pilgrimage starts this morning with a visit to St. Anthony’s Basilica, the birth place of St. Anthony of Padua. We continue to visit the Belem Tower and the Gothic Monastery of St Jeronimo. We will stop at Holy Miracle Church of St Stephen at Santarem before continuing our journey to Fatima.

 

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)

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 before we drive to continue our journey to the medieval city of Avila for overnight stay.

 

Overnight stay in Avila (B D)

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

 

Overnight stay in Burgos (B, D)

We start our day with a panoramic tour of Burgos, the historic capital of Old Castle and many Spanish Kings who were buried in the Gothic cathedral. We proceed towards Loyola, the birthplace of St Ignatius and visit the Loyola Manor where he was born and also St Sebastian de Soreasu where he was baptized. We continue our journey towards Lourdes while enjoying the beautiful Pyrenees lanscape.

 

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 with faithful from all over the world.

 

Overnight stay in Lourdes (B, D)

This morning, we will awaken feeling well refreshed! Following breakfast, we will journey to the medieval city of Avignon, a city where the Popes resided for a time and which and remained under papal rule until becoming part of France. Then proceed to Palais des Papes, an UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the largest and most important medieval Gothic buildings in Europe and Pont d’Avignon that contains the remains of the Saint-Bénezet.

 

Overnight stay in Avignon (B, D)

Today we depart Avignon and continue with our scenic drive along the French Riviera. A relaxed walking tour of Nice’s enchanting old town, indulging in delicious local cuisine while taking in the sights, colors and stories of historic Nice.

 

Overnight stay in Milan (B, D)

This morning, we will visit Milan’s beautiful Cathedral, the “Duomo” and Basilica of St. Ambrose, where St. Ambrose baptized St. Augustine and the saint’s relics can be found. Later, we will visit the Basilica of St. Anthony, where the patron saint of lost things is honoured.

 

Overnight stay in Padua (B, D)

Today 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. Later we will journey to Assisi for an overnight stay at the hotel.

 

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 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’. Later proceed to an inside tour of Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Arch of Constantine, Circus Maximus, Palatine Hill and many more.

 

Overnight stay in Rome (B, D)

We begin our day with a Papal Audience which is scheduled for today (Wednesday). However, if you wish to have a free morning of shopping/rest, you can do so. Later we will continue with a walking tour to see the Pantheon, Novona Square and Trevi Fountain.

 

Overnight stay in Rome (B D)

After breakfast, we drive to Rome International Airport for our return flight to Australia. (B)

 

  • International Airfares
  • Accommodation in 4 Star Hotels
  • All tours and transfers in fully air-conditioned Bus
  • Coordination of Holy Mass, as per program
  • All Breakfasts & Dinners
  • Entrance fees to the relevant sites
  • Tours led by Tour Manager or a Priest Chaplain
  • Tips: $200 Pre-collected
  • Single room supplement $1,450 AUD (optional)
  • Pay $1500 AUD deposit on booking and make balance payment by 15 June 19
  • Seasonal surcharges apply

 TOUR CODE : DEPARTURE DATE

  • PHSEP19 : 18 SEP 2019

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