“Our joyful faith experience with Mary from the Grotto of the Church of Annunciation in Nazareth, to the Church of the Visitation in the hills of Ein Karem, to the manger of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem now continues in the Marian Shrines of Europe.”
THE WAY OF MARY A MARIAN PILGRIMAGE
MAY 06 – 19, 2019
USD 3, 600.00/per person based on twin sharing (minimum of 30 pax)
DAY 01 06 MAY MANILA – LISBON – FATIMA
Arrival in Lisbon on the flight TK1755 at 10:30AM. In the morning explore the highlights of Lisbon. Start with the historic quarter and Torre de Belém, the symbol of the capital, dedicated to the rich age of the great maritime discoveries. See the famous Jerónimos Monastery, a World Heritage Site, the best example of Portuguese Manueline style and Vasco da Gama’s resting place. Continue to the Avenue of Liberdade and reach the Baixa district to admire the Sé Cathedral, Rossio square and the monumental Comercio Square. In the evening transfer to Fatima, dinner and accommodation. Depending on the schedule, you may join the evening procession and rosary.
DAY 02 07 MAY FATIMA
Breakfast in hotel. Full day in Fatima, one of the most important pilgrimage destinations in the catholic world. Guided tour of the religious sites, including the old Basilica that now protects the mortal remains of the three little children (Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco), the massive square in front of the Basilica which has twice the capacity of St. Peters Square in the Vatican. Visit the Chapel of the Apparitions the place where Our Lady appeared.
Later visit Aljustrel, the village where the shepherds where born. Continue to Valinhos, visit the Stations of the Cross and the Calvary, the site of Our Lady’s 4th apparition and the place where the children received the first and third visit of the “Angel of Peace”. Depending on the schedule, you may join the evening procession and rosary.
Dinner and overnight in Fatima.
DAY 03 08 MAY FATIMA – AVILA (498km – 5h20)
Breakfast in hotel. Departure to Avila, the town of Saint Teresa, that preserves the most ancient and complete fortified complex in Spain (XI century). Its 2500m wall and its 90 fortified towers surround the old city, which houses great part of its monumental treasure including many Romanesque style churches, gothic palaces and a fortified cathedral of the XII century. See the Convent and Museum of Teresa de Jesus, the Cathedral, the Plaza Mayor and the Basilica of San Vicente
Dinner and overnight in Avila.
DAY 04 09 MAY AVILA – LOURDES (680km – 7h)
Departure to Lourdes. Stop for lunch and free time on the route.
In the evening arrival in Lourdes, where 14-year-old Bernadette Soubirous (St. Bernadette) witnessed a series of 18 visions of the Virgin Mary.
Depending on the schedule, you may join the evening the candle light procession.
Dinner and overnight in Lourdes.
DAY 05 10 MAY LOURDES
Breakfast. Morning Walking tour and visit of the Holy sites – The Massabielle Grotte of Apparition of the Virgin Mary to Bernadette Soubirons, the water spring, the taps and the sanctuaries. In the afternoon attend mass.
The rest of the day is free for private devotions. Dinner and overnight in Lourdes.
DAY 06 11 MAY LOURDES – AVIGNON (500km – 5h45)
Breakfast in the hotel and departure to Avignon. Enjoy a walking city tour in Avignon, town that was the seat of the Catholic popes, and remained under papal rule until becoming part of France in 1791. It contains the massive Palais des Papes and remains of the Saint-Bénezet Bridge, also known as Pont d’Avignon.
Check-in and dinner in Avignon.
DAY 07 12 MAY AVIGNON – TURIN (470km – 5h30min)
Breakfast. Transfer to Italy.
Reach Turin, former and first capital of Italian nation. See the Consolata Sanctuary – the mother house of the Consolata Missionaries. Walk through the old city centre and reach “IL Duomo”, the Roman cathedral of Turin dedicated to Saint John the Baptist. Arrived in Piazza Castello admire the aristocratic buildings of Palazzo Madama, the Royal Palace and Regio Theatre.
Check-in and dinner in Turin.
DAY 08 13 MAY TURIN – ASSISI (604km – 7h30min)
After breakfast, transfer to Assisi.
Free time for lunch on the route.
In the late afternoon arrival to Assisi, the town of Saint Francis.
Check-in, dinner and overnight in Assisi.
DAY 09 14 MAY ASSISI
Breakfast. During the morning, visit of St Clare Basilica, the founder of the Poor Sisters and St Francis Basilica, which was the birthplace of St. Francis, who founded the Franciscan Religious order.
In the afternoon, time at disposal for spiritual activity, or enjoying the peaceful atmosphere of this picturesque town.
Dinner and overnight in Assisi.
DAY 10 15 MAY ASSISI – (90km –2h00min) CASCIA – (375 km 4h40) SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO
Breakfast in hotel and departure to the South of Italy.
On the way to San Giovanni Rotondo, stop in Lanciano with time available to see the sanctuary of the Eucharistic Miracle.
Arrival in San Giovanni Rotondo, the home of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina from 1916 until his death on 23 September 1968. Check-in and dinner in San Giovanni Rotondo.
DAY 11 16 MAY SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO – MONTE GARGANO – SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO
After breakfast, departure towards Monte Sant’Angelo, for a visit to the Sanctuary of San Miguel Archangel or Monte Gargano.
Return to San Giovanni and lunch in hotel.
In the afternoon, visit of Sanctuary of Padre Pio. See the Capuchins convent where Padre Pio spent the most part of his days and visit the crypt in the church of Our Lady of Grace where his tomb with his exposed body is located. Visit the most recent church built by Renzo Piano. It’s estimated that over 5 million people come to San Giovanni Rotondo every year.
Dinner and overnight at San Giovanni Rotondo.
DAY 12 17 MAY SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO – (390 km – 4h30) ROMA
Breakfast in hotel.
Transfer to Rome.
Lunch on the route.
Arrival in Rome check in and dinner in hotel.
DAY 13 18 MAY ROMA
Breakfast. Panoramic city tour including the visit of Santa Maria Major basilica, Saint John the Lateran and Saint Paul outside the walls. In the afternoon, visit Saint Peter´s basilica and have some time for shopping. Dinner and overnight in the hotel
DAY 14 19 MAY ROMA
Breakfast in hotel and free time at leisure (or optional Saint Peter and Vatican Museum visit).
Transfer to the airport according to your flight departure.
- Roundtrip airfare Manila to Lisbon surface Rome Manila on Emirates
- Airline taxes including Philippine travel tax and terminal fee
- 14 days/ 13 nights in 3 star hotels on half board basis (breakfast and dinner)
- City tax
- Deluxe air-conditioned bus as per program
- Tour Manager during the entire tour
- Local English-speaking guides
- Schengen visa fee approximately PHP6500
- Travel insurance
- Daily lunch
Rates quoted in USD are subject to change without prior notice.
FLIGHT DETAILS: VIA EMIRATES