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Day 1 – October 8, 2017
Evening departure from Toronto via Paris to Madrid.
Day 2 – October 9, 2017
Noon arrival in Madrid. Transfer to our hotel in Toledo, the ancient capital of Castille, some time for rest. Late afternoon tour of Toledo and visit to the old city and the 13th century Cathedral, where we celebrate Mass. Dinner and overnight.
Day 3 – October 10, 2017
This morning we travel to historical province of Andalusia. Upon arrival in Granada we visit highlights of the city -Royal Chapel, the Cathedral and Alhambra – a spectacular palace from Moorish times. Mass, dinner and overnight in Granada.
Day 4 – October 11, 2017
After breakfast we travel through beautiful landscape of Andalusia to Seville, its capital and a city from which Christopher Columbus embarked on his journey to discover America. We visit the old city and Cathedral with the tomb of Christopher Columbus. Mass, dinner and overnight in Seville.
Day 5 – October 12, 2017
Today we depart to Fatima. En route we stop in Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal. Our panoramic tour of the city includes views of landmark medieval Belém Tower, city square of Praça do Império and Jerónimos Monastery. Continue to Fatima for Mass, dinner, procession with candles and overnight.
Day 6 – October 13, 2017
Full day in Fatima. We attend the celebrations on the 100th anniversary of apparitions. 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, procession with candles and overnight.
Day 7 – October 14, 2017
This morning we travel to Santiago de Compostella, the burial place of St. James and major pilgrimage destination since Middle Ages. Upon arrival we visit the Cathedral dedicated to St. James and the Old City. Dinner and overnight.
Day 8 – October 15, 2017
This morning we travel to Oviedo, the capital city of the province of Asturia. We view the Sudarium of Oviedo, the burial cloth wrapped around the head of Jesus after he died, located in Cathedral of San Salvador. Continue to Burgos, where we visit magnificent Gothic cathedral from 13th century. Dinner and overnight.
Day 9 – October 16, 2017
After breakfast we depart to Lourdes in France. Upon arrival dinner, procession with candles and overnight.
Day 10 – October 17, 2017
Full day in Lourdes. Time to visit the Grotto and the basilicas. We will have Mass and The Way of The Cross, visit the house where St. Bernadette was born and the church where she was baptized. Dinner and overnight.
Day 11 – October 18, 2017
After morning Mass we travel to Barcelona. En route we stop in a mediaeval fortified city of Carcassonne. Upon arrival some free time, dinner and overnight.
Day 12 – October 19, 2017
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” and Plaza de Catalonia, Paseo de Gracia, the famous church of Sagrada Familia and the Cathedral of Santa Eulalia. Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 13 – October 20, 2017
After breakfast we are transferred to the airport for a flight back to Toronto via Amsterdam. Afternoon arrival.
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