Morning arrival in Lisbon, transfer to our hotel in Fatima, time for rest, dinner, rosary procession and overnight.
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, rosary procession and overnight.
After morning Mass we travel to Salamanca in Spain. Time for pleasurable stroll through mediaeval streets of Salamanca and its splendid Plaza Mayor and university founded in 1218. Dinner and overnight.
Avila - Madrid
From Salamanca we travel to Madrid, the capital of Spain. En route we visit Avila, the city of St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross. After Mass in Avila we continue to Madrid for dinner and overnight.
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 an 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. Return to Madrid for dinner and overnight.
Zaragoza - Lourdes
After breakfast we leave for Lourdes in France. En route we stop in Zaragoza and visit the Basilica dedicated to Our Lady of the Pillar. Continue through majestic Pyrenees to Lourdes for Mass, dinner, procession with candles and overnight.
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 prayer and bath, dinner, procession with candles and overnight.
Early morning we depart to Avignon. En route we stop in Carcassonne and visit its beautifully preserved medieval fortified town with its massive defences encircling the castle. Continue through the splendid vineyards of Languedoc-Rousillon to Avignon for dinner and overnight.
Avignon - Nice
This morning some free time to explore Avignon, residence of Popes in the 14th century. We visit the ancient walled old town and the Cathedral of Avignon where we celebrate Mass. Continue through the peaceful landscape of Provence to Monte Carlo where we visit its Cathedral where Princess Grace was married and is now buried. Dinner and overnight in Nice.
Italian Riviera - Florence
After breakfast and Mass we depart Nice for Italy. We travel through the spectacular landscapes of Italian Riviera to Florence, the cradle of Renaissance and capital of Tuscany for dinner and overnight.
Morning guided tour of Florence takes us to the Basilica of Santa Maria Del Fiore, the famous Ponte Vecchio, Piazza Signoria and the Church of Santa Croce. Afternoon we travel to Assisi, the city of St. Francis. Mass dinner and overnight.
Assisi - Rome
After Mass in the Basilica dedicated to St. Francis we travel to Rome, the capital of Italy. Upon arrival some free time before dinner and overnight.
This morning we visit St. Peter’s Basilica and pray noon Angelus with the Holy Father on St. Peter’s Square. Afternoon we visit the Basilica of St. Peter’s in Chains, the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, St. John Lateran and view the Coliseum and Forum Romanum. Mass in one of the churches in Rome. Dinner and overnight.
Return to Canada
Morning transfer the airport in Rome for our flight back to Ottawa – afternoon arrival.
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- air transportation from Ottawa/Toronto (unless specified otherwise),
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