Late morning arrival in Rome, transfer to our hotel, time for rest, dinner and overnight.
Full day in Rome. First we attend the Audience with the Pope on St. Peter’s Square. After lunch we visit the Basilica of St. Peter’s in Chains, the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, view the Coliseum, Forum Romanum and Trevi fountain. Mass in one of the churches in Rome. Dinner and overnight.
Rome - Assisi
This morning we visit the Vatican Museum and St. Peter’s Basilica. Afternoon free time for own exploration. After Mass we depart to Assisi, the city of Fr. Francis for dinner and overnight.
Assisi - Florence
This morning we visit the Basilica dedicated to St. Francis and celebrate Mass. Afternoon we travel to Florence – the cradle of Renaissance and capital of Tuscany for dinner and overnight.
Today’s guided tour of Florence takes us to the Basilica of Santa Maria Del Flore, the famous Ponte Vecchio, Piazza Signoria and the Church of Santa Croce. Afternoon free time, Mass, dinner and overnight.
Italian Riviera - Nice
After breakfast we depart Florence for France. We travel through the spectacular landscapes of Italian Riviera to Nice for dinner and overnight.
Monte Carlo - Avignon
Today we travel to Avignon. En route we stop in Monte Carlo where we visit its Cathedral where Princess Grace was married and is now buried. Continue through the peaceful landscape of Provence to Avignon, residence of Popes in the 14th century. We visit the ancient walled old town and the Cathedral of Avignon before being transferred to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
Carcassonne - Lourdes
After breakfast we travel through the splendid vineyards of Languedoc-Rousillon to Lourdes. En route we stop in Carcassonne and visit its beautifully preserved medieval fortified town with its massive defences encircling the castle. Continue to Lourdes for 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.
Pyrenees - Zaragoza - Madrid
After morning Mass we leave through Pyrenees to Spain and its capital of Madrid. En route we stop in Zaragoza and visit the Basilica dedicated to Our Lady of the Pillar. Continue to Madrid for dinner and overnight.
Madrid - Toledo
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. Return to Madrid for dinner and overnight.
Salamanca - Fatima
Today we travel to Fatima in Portugal. En route we stop in university town of Salamanca. Time for pleasurable stroll through mediaeval streets of Salamanca and its splendid Plaza Mayor and university founded in 1218. Continue to Fatima for Mass, 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.
Return to Canada
Morning transfer the airport in Lisbon for our flight back to Ottawa – evening arrival.
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