Tour Detail

Shrines of France with The Passion Play

Highlights

Highlights Include:

  • Mass at the Grotto of Massabiello, where Our Lady in 1858 appeared to St. Bernadette calling herself, “The Immaculate Conception”
  • A half day sightseeing tour of Paris
  • A visit to Sacre Couer, the Basilica dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
  • A viewing of the incorrupt body of St. Bernadette
  • The Passion of Christ Play in Oberammergau

 

Itinerary

Day 1: USA

We depart the USA on our overnight international flfl ight . Dinner and breakfast served on board.

Day 2: Paris / Lourdes

We arrive at Paris Airport for our short flight to Pau Airport. We are greeted by our Tour Escort and transferred to Lourdes. Balance of day at leisure to explore the Shrine and do some shopping. After dinner we will take part in the International Candlelight Rosary Procession. Dinner and overnight. (D)

Day 3: Lourdes

This morning we will attend Mass at the Grotto of Massabiello, where Our Lady in 1858 appeared to St. Bernadette calling herself, “The Immaculate Conception." We will enjoy a walking tour of Lourdes visiting the places associated with the Life of St. Bernadette: the Boly Mill were she was born, the Cachot, the prison where she lived with her family, the parish church containing the Font where she was baptized, and the Chapel where she received her First Holy Communion. The afternoon is at leisure to take part in the Blessed Sacrament Procession or to participate in the “Miraculous Healing Baths.” This evening after dinner we again take part in the International Candlelight Rosary Procession. Dinner and overnight. (B,D)

Day 4: Lourdes / Paris

After breakfast we transfer to the rail station where we will board our TGV “fast” train to Paris. Upon arrival in Paris, the “City of Lights," we are greeted by our tour escort and taken on a half day sightseeing tour of the city, including Mass at the Rue Du Bac (Shrine of the Miraculous Medal) and a viewing of the incorrupt body of St. Catherine Laboure, the Cathedral of Notre Dame, the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs Elyssees, and a stop at the Eiffel Tower, an enduring symbol of the city. Balance of the day at leisure. Dinner and overnight. (B,D)

Day 5: Paris / Lisieux / Paris

This morning we travel to Lisieux, the town associated with St. Therese of the Child Jesus, to visit the places connected to her life, such as the Carmelite Convent she entered in 1888 and the Basilica built in her honor, where Mass will be celebrated. We will pray at her tomb and the tomb of her parents who were Canonized in 2016. Visit Les Buissonets, their family home, to view their relics, clothing, and personal objects before departing for Paris through the beautiful Normandy countryside. We will arrive in the afternoon and visit Sacre Couer, the Basilica dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, before continuing to our hotel. Dinner and overnight. (B,D)

Day 6: Paris / Nevers / Paris

After breakfast we will depart on a day trip to Nevers, where St. Bernadette lived for 12 years before her death in 1879 at the age of 35. View the incorrupt body of St. Bernadette and visit the Convent of St. Gildard where she spent her last days. Stroll the lovely grounds before we return to Paris for dinner and overnight. (B,D)

Day 7: Paris / Munich / Oberammergau

We bid farewell to Paris and head for the airport for our short flight to Zurich (OR TO MUNICH). Upon arrival, we will drive through the scenic Swiss countryside to the tiny hamlet of Oberammergau in Germany for dinner and overnight. (B,D)

Day 8: Oberammergau

We will attend the outdoor theater to witness this amazing presentation of the Passion of Christ, performed by the local villagers every 10 years since 1634. The play represents thanksgiving for God sparing the town during the bubonic plague. Dinner and overnight. (B,D)

Day 9: Oberammergau / Munich / Departure

This morning after breakfast transfer to Munich Airport for our fl ight to the USA, arriving home the same day. We will take with us many memories and blessings to last a life time. (B)

*(B,L,D) = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Inclusions

Included in package:

Round trip airfare from New York Area gateway
Accommodations in Superior Tourist Class Hotels
Breakfast and Dinner daily
Sightseeing as per itinerary
Passion Play Ticket & Booklet
Airport-hotel transfers
Hotel taxes & baggage handling
Touring by Private Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Services of a Professional English Speaking Tour Escort