Tour Type: Regional Explorer
Brochure Type: Preview Europe and Britain 2022

Trace the paths of pilgrims to some of Europe's most important and sacred religious centres - a spiritual journey to Lourdes, Santiago de Compostela and Fatima, with an opportunity to attend Mass.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • Attend Mass in Lourdes, Santiago de Compostela and Fatima
  • Explore Barcelona, Carcassonne, Lourdes, Burgos, Santiago de Compostela and Lisbon with a Local Specialist
  • Visit La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes, Burgos Cathedral, St. James Cathedral in Santiago, the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima and the Hieronymites Monastery in Lisbon
  • View the Placa de Catalunya in Barcelona, the medieval city walls of Carcassonne, the Monument to Discoveries and the Belem Tower in Lisbon
Dining Highlights
  • 11 breakfasts
  • 5 dinners (including Be My Guest)
First class travel Highlights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Handcrafted Highlights

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Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer
Offer valid through 12/31/2020
Duration
12 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1BarcelonaWelcome to Barcelona: Give thanks to God in a city that embraces religious tolerance; a city that celebrates the Glory of God in some of the world's most inspiring churches. You'll have free time to explore Barcelona before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travel companions for a Welcome Reception and orientation of the city to kickstart your journey.
Senator
Day 2Explore Bustling BarcelonaExplore Bustling Barcelona: Spend the morning exploring Barcelona in the company of your Local Specialist. We Dive Into Culture for an opportunity to see the fairy-tale facades of La Sagrada Familia, stepping through its intricately carved doors and into the creative genius of Gaudi's mind. The soaring spires and exquisitely told stories reflected on its outside walls cannot prepare you for the beauty within. The rest of the day is yours to explore. You may consider joining an Optional Experience to Montserrat to see the shrine of the Black Madonna, affectionately known in Catalonia as 'La Moreneta', followed by an optional evening of twirling skirts, clapping and castanets at an evening Flamenco show.
Day 3CarcassoneJourney to Ancient Carcassone: We journey north, across the Pyrenees and Cathar landscapes bound for the fortified city of Carcassonne. Join a Local Specialist to explore this ancient town. We'll view the Cite, said to have inspired Walt Disney for his Castle of Sleeping Beauty, and see the double-ring of ramparts and 52 towers. Dinner is at our hotel this evening.
Mercure Porte de la Cite
Day 4LourdesOnwards to Lourdes: A leisurely start to our day sees us journey west to Lourdes, the global centre of the Marian pilgrimage. Embark on an orientation tour with your Travel Director for a taste of what you can look forward to tomorrow. As the sun sets, join your fellow pilgrims as we Dive Into Culture for the poignant Torchlight Procession, which has moved through the city's streets since 1858. Join believers from all over the world in singing the Ave Maria of Lourdes - an unforgettable experience.
Mercure Imperial
Day 5See the Wondrous Sights in LourdesSee the Wondrous Sights in Lourdes: This morning, you'll have an opportunity to attend Sunday Mass. We then trace the story of Saint Bernadette of Lourdes, who witnessed the Marian apparitions of the Immaculate Conception. A Local Specialist will accompany you on a visit to St. Bernadette's Grotto, the shrine and her birthplace.
Day 6Uncover the Treasures of BurgosOff to Uncover the Treasures of Burgos: Our spiritual interlude with France at its end, we pass through the Basque Country and continue to Burgos, the historic capital of Castile. Meet your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of its medieval centre, with the highlight being a visit to the UNESCO-listed Cathedral of Saint Mary of Burgos. Here you'll have time to admire the Gothic and Renaissance treasures inside and see the tomb of El Cid, the celebrated Castilian nobleman and a national hero. Enjoy dinner tonight at a local restaurant.
NH Collection Palacio
Day 7Santiago de CompostelaPilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela: Follow in the footsteps of Saint James, crossing the Spanish 'North' to Santiago de Compostela. Imagine the thousands of pilgrims who have embarked on this spiritual path for centuries as you journey west through the rolling countryside. On arrival, your Travel Director will provide a brief orientation of the city after which you'll have some time at leisure to explore on your own. This evening, you have an opportunity to attend Pilgrim's Mass during which you'll hear all the names of the pilgrims who have been received in the city in the last day.
Eurostars San Lazaro
Day 8Santiago de CompostelaDiscover Santiago de Compostela: Join a Local Specialist this morning for a sightseeing tour which includes a visit to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Reputed to be the final resting place of the apostle James, this Romanesque medieval cathedral marks the end of the Camino de Santiago. This afternoon, explore Santiago de Compostela at your leisure or consider joining an Optional Experience to the coastal centre of Rias Baixas. Enjoy dinner at our hotel this evening.
Day 9FatimaVenture to Fatima: We leave Spain behind and journey south to Portugal, to the Catholic pilgrimage site of Fatima. Walk the path followed by millions of pilgrims to the shrine where three young shepherds famously saw the apparition of the Virgin Mary. Your orientation tour will give you an overview of this religious centre. This evening you'll join worshippers from all over the world at an evening Rosary.
Fatima
Day 10FatimaFatima Your Way: We journey on the Fatima Tourist Train (tickets included) to the tiny village of Aljustrel, where the three shepherds once lived, to see their humble home which stands to this day. Explore Fatima at your leisure or consider joining an Optional Experience to Nazare and Batalha, with its impressive Monastery of Santa Maria da Vitoria na Batalha built in the 15th century to pay homage to the Portuguese victory at the Battle of Aljubarrota.
Day 11LisbonContinue to Colourful Lisbon: A short journey this morning sees us arrive in Lisbon. You'll meet a Local Specialist who will accompany us on a drive through the lush avenues of the Portuguese capital, past the black and white mosaic pavements, bound for Belem, a district on the River Tejo. You'll see the Monument to the Discoveries and the Belem Tower before embarking on a visit to the exquisite 15th-century Hieronymite Monastery. After a day of sightseeing, we Connect With Locals joining a Portuguese family for an exclusive Be My Guest Farewell Dinner.
Neya Lisboa
Day 12LisbonFarewell Lisbon: Say farewell to newfound friends after a memorable spiritual journey. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.
Dates/Pricing

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05/04/2022$3,695.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
05/18/2022$3,695.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
06/01/2022$3,695.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
06/22/2022$3,695.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
07/06/2022$3,750.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
08/03/2022$3,750.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
08/24/2022$3,750.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/07/2022$3,775.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/21/2022$3,775.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
10/05/2022$3,775.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
10/19/2022$3,675.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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