Evening departure on Air Canada direct flight from to Lisbon.
Afternoon arrival in Lisbon. Sightseeing tour of Lisbon, including the: Great Gothic Monastery of St. Jeronimo, an impressive symbol of Portugal’s power and wealth during the Age of Discovery; St. George’s Castle, a Moorish Castle with commanding views of the city; the Church of St. Anthony, a charming baroque church dedicated to St. Anthony, the Parton saint of Portugal; Belem Tower, an architectural jewel, originally built to defend the city; the Harbour and other highlights. Continue to Fatima, one of the most important Catholic pilgrimage sites in the world, where the three little shepherds, Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco, witnessed apparitions of the Virgin Mary. Dinner and overnight in Fatima
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. In the evening Dinner, rosary procession with candles and overnight.
Santiago de Compostela
Morning departure to Porto, set upon the steep banks of the Douro River, then on to Santiago de Compostela, Spain, the burial place of St. James and major. Dinner and overnight.
Santiago de Compostela - Burgo
Morning visit to the famous St. James Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela later continue to Burgos for dinner and overnight.
Avila - Madrid
Morning walking tour of Burgos. Visit the Cathedral dedicated to Virgin Mary. Cathedral is a masterpiece of gothic architecture declared World Heritage by UNESCO. Continue to Avila, Spain, perhaps the best-preserved walled city in the world and home of Saint Teresa of Avila until her death in 1582. It is here, with her spiritual director Saint John of the Cross, that Saint Teresa reformed the Carmelite Order. We visit and celebrate Mass in Avila. On to Madrid.
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, and Moorish bridge. Return to our hotel Madrid.
Zaragoza - Lourdes
This morning we depart for Zaragoza. Upon arrival visit and have Mass at the Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar, the place where Mary appeared to the Apostle James before her Assumption into heaven. In the afternoon departure by motorcoach through the spectacular Pyrenees Mountains to Lourdes, the birthplace of St. Bernadette. Dinner and overnight in Lourdes.
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.
After morning Mass, we travel to Barcelona. En route we visit Carcassonne to visit its beautifully preserved medieval fortified town with its massive defences encircling the castle. Continue to Barcelona for dinner and overnight.
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.
Morning we are transferred to the airport for our direct flight with Air Canada back to Toronto.
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