Day 1 – May 04
Afternoon departure from Calgary to Lisbon.
Day 2 – May 05
Noon arrival in Lisbon in Portugal. Upon arrival we travel to Fatima to our hotel, some time for rest, Mass, dinner, rosary procession with candles and overnight.
Day 3 – May 06
Full day in Fatima. Mass, visit the site of apparitions, the old and the new basilica. We also visit the houses of the children, have some free time for individual prayers, dinner, rosary procession with candles and overnight.
Day 4 – May 07
This morning we move to Santiago de Compostella, the burial place of St. James and major pilgrimage destination since Middle Ages. We visit the Cathedral dedicated to St. James and the Old City. Dinner and overnight.
Day 5 – May 08
After morning Mass we travel to university town of Salamanca in Spain. Upon arrival time for pleasurable stroll through mediaeval streets of Salamanca and its splendid Plaza Mayor and university founded in 1218. Free time for leisure, dinner and overnight.
Day 6 – May 09
After breakfast we travel to Madrid. En route we visit Avila, the city of St. Theresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross. After Mass in Avila continue to Madrid for dinner and overnight.
Day 7 – May 10
Morning sightseeing tour of Madrid takes us to Puerta del Sol, Plaza Espana with its monument to Cervantes, Celebes fountain, elegant Calla Alcala and Paseo Castellana. We also view the Cathedral and the Royal Palace. In the afternoon excursion to Toledo. Situated on a granite hill surrounded on three sides by river Tagus, the ancient capital of Castille attracts more sightseers than any other Spanish town. We visit the 13th century Cathedral, where we celebrate Mass, and Moorish bridge. Return to Madrid for dinner and overnight.
Day 8 – May 11
Today we travel to Lourdes in France. En route we stop in Zaragoza and visit the Basilica dedicated to Our Lady Of The Pillar. Upon arrival in Lourdes Mass, dinner, rosary procession with candles and overnight.
Day 9 – May 12
Full day in Lourdes. Time to visit the Grotto and the Basilicas. We have Mass and The Way of The Cross, time for individual prayer and bath, dinner and overnight.
Day 10 – May 13
After morning Mass we travel to Barcelona. En route we visit Carcassonne (time permitting) to visit its beautifully preserved medieval fortified town with its massive defences encircling the castle. Continue to Barcelona for dinner and overnight.
Day 11 – May 14
Full day in Barcelona. In the morning we the visit enchanting Benedictine monastery in Montserrat and the Black Madonna of Montserrat. After lunch our tour of Barcelona features the Columbus Monument, elegant tree lined “Ramblas”, Plaza de Catalonia, Paseo de Gracia and the famous church of Sagrada Familia where we celebrate Mass. Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 12 – May 15
After breakfast we are transferred to the airport for our flight back to Calgary via Toronto. Evening arrival.