Visit the Sanctuary
Visit Bom Jesus do Monte Sanctuary
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Discover St. James’ Way
Visit the Cathedral
Learn about St. Ignacio de Loyola
Visit St. Bernadette’s Sanctuary
Guided city tour
Papal audience (if possible), visit the four Major Basilicas of Rome, and the Papal summer residence
PIETRELCINA and SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO
Follow in the footsteps of St. Pio
Familiarize yourself with the life of St. Francis
Visit the Sanctuary
[M] MASS SERVICES:
Fátima, Santiago de Compostela, Lourdes, Rome, San Giovanni Rotondo, Lanciano, Assisi (venues subject to change)
Departure October 11 Last Apparition of Our Lady of Fátima (October 13)
Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi. Internal flight Barcelona-Rome
Headsets throughout the tour.
Reaffirm and celebrate your faith on this Portugal, Spain, France, and Italy. Along the way, visit some of the world's most famous shrines, pilgrimage sites, and spiritual places.
Santiago de Compostela has been known as a pilgrimage site since the 9th century. Spend two nights here and visit St. James’ Cathedral, where you’ll have the opportunity to attend Mass. You’ll also attend Mass in Fátima, home to one of the most famous Catholic shrines; in Rome at St. Mary Major Basilica, the most important Roman church dedicated to the Virgin Mary; in San Giovanni Rotondo’s Old Church; in Assisi’s St. Francis Basilica; in St. Francis’ church in Lanciano; and you’ll visit the 17th-century Sanctuary of Loyola, built to honor the founder of the Jesuits. Join pilgrims for the Rosary and candlelight processions in Fátima and in Lourdes, another of the world’s most famous pilgrimage places, where you’ll also enjoy a guided walking tour.
Other highlights of this faith-based tour are visits to Monte Sant’Angelo, one of Christendom’s most celebrated shrines, and Jeronimos Monastery, dating to the mid-1400s. In Carcassonne, visit the medieval fortified citadel and marvel at the ramparts, castle walls, and drawbridges. In Burgos, visit the cathedral where El Cid is buried. In Barcelona, visit the Sagrada Familia, Gaudi’s masterpiece. In Braga, one of the world’s oldest Christian cities, visit Bom Jesus do Monte Sanctuary, where devout followers have walked the “Stations of the Cross” since 1811. In Rome, attend the Papal audience (subject to availability) and visit the Papal summer residence and gardens in Castel Gandolfo.
All of this and much more are included on this inspirational Portugal, Spain, France, and Italy tour designed for value-minded travelers.
- ARRIVE IN LISBON, PORTUGAL.
- FÁTIMA–BRAGA–SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, SPAIN.
- SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA.
- SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA–BURGOS.
- BURGOS–SAN IGNACIO DE LOYOLA–LOURDES, FRANCE.
- LOURDES–CARCASSONNE–BARCELONA, SPAIN.
- BARCELONA–ROME, ITALY.
- ROME. EXCURSION TO CASTEL GANDOLFO.
- ROME–PIETRELCINA–SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO.
- SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO. EXCURSION TO MONTE SANT’ANGELO.
- SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO–LANCIANO–LORETO–ASSISI AREA.
- ASSISI AREA–CASCIA–ROME.
Visited Countries (4): Spain, Portugal, Italy, France
Visited cities (8): Barcelona, Burgos, Santiago De Compostela, Braga, Rome, Gandolfo, Carcassonne, Lisbon