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Day 1 – Sep 19, 2018
Early evening departure from Toronto to Rome.
Day 2 – Sep 20, 2018
Morning arrival in Rome, transfer to our hotel, time for rest, dinner and overnight.
Day 3 – Sep 21, 2018
Full day in Rome. Our tour of the city takes us to the Basilica of St. John of Lateran, Chains, the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore and view the Coliseum, Forum Romanum and Trevi fountain. Mass in one of the churches in Rome, some free time dinner and overnight.
Day 4 – Sep 22, 2018
This morning we visit the St. Peter’s Basilica and then travel to Assisi – the city of St. Francis. We celebrate Mass in the Basilica dedicated to St. Francis. Dinner and overnight in Assisi.
Day 5 – Sep 23, 2018
This morning Mass in Assisi and then we travel to Florence – the cradle of Renaissance and capital of Tuscany. Afternoon guided tour takes us to the Basilica of Santa Maria Del Flore, the famous Ponte Vecchio, Piazza Signoria and the Church of Santa Croce. Dinner and overnight.
Day 6 – Sep 24, 2018
After breakfast we depart Florence for France. Late afternoon we visit the perfume factory in Eze before arriving in Nice – “the Queen of French Riviera” for dinner and overnight.
Day 7 – Sep 25, 2018
We start the day with a visit to Monte Carlo with its Cathedral where Princess Grace was married and is now buried. After lunch we travel through the peaceful landscape of Provence to Avignon with its exceptional complex of monuments listed by UNESCO as World Heritage sites. We visit the ancient walled old town and the Cathedral of Avignon before going to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 8 – Sep 26, 2018
After breakfast we travel through the splendid vineyards of Languedoc-Roussillon to Lourdes. Dinner, procession with candles and overnight.
Day 9 – Sep 27, 2018
Full day in Lourdes. Time to visit the Grotto and the Basilica; see a movie about Lourdes and St. Bernadette, Mass, Way of the Cross, time for individual prayers, dinner, procession with candles and overnight.
Day 10 – Sep 28, 2018
After morning Mass we leave through Pyrenees to the beautiful province of Aragon and its capital – Zaragoza. Upon arrival we visit the Basilica dedicated to Our Lady Of The Pillar. Later some free time for shopping, dinner and overnight.
Day 11 – Sep 29, 2018
From Zaragoza we travel to Madrid – the capital of Spain – today a strikingly modern city. There will be some free time to visit the city center with its great shops and many cafes. Dinner and overnight in Madrid.
Day 12 – Sep 30, 2018
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 visit 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 13 – Oct 1, 2018
From Madrid we travel to Fatima in Portugal. Upon arrival Mass, dinner and overnight
Day 14 – Oct 2, 2018
Full day in Fatima. Mass, visit the site of apparitions, the old and the new basilica. We also visit the houses of the children, some free time for individual prayers, dinner, procession with candles and overnight.
Day 15 – Oct 3, 2018
Morning transfer the airport in Lisbon for our flight back to Toronto – evening arrival.
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