12 Day Pilgrimage to Medjugorje, Fatima, Avila and Lourdes

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12 Day Pilgrimage to Medjugorje, Fatima, Avila and Lourdes



Highlights

Early Booking Discount:
$100 discount with deposit by October 31, 2018
or $50 discount with deposit by January 15, 2019

Day 1: June 30th - USA

Today we depart Fresno International Airport for our overseas fl ight to Dubrovnik. Dinner and breakfast will be served on board.

DAY 2: July 1st - DUBROVNIK/MEDJUGORJE

We arrive in Dubrovnik and a Regina Tours Escort will greet and assist us as we board our deluxe motor coach for our drive into Medjugorje. On arrival, we will meet our local guide who will accompany us throughout our stay in Medjugorje. Our guide will assist us as we check into our hotel with time to explore this peaceful village and take part in the evening Rosary at St. James Church and pray with pilgrims from around the world. (D)

DAY 3 & 4: July 2nd & 3rd - MEDJUGORJE

The next two days allow us the opportunity to pray, meditate, attend Mass and join in local spiritual exercises (Mass, Reconciliation, Holy Hour) in St. James Church with the villagers and other visiting pilgrims from around the world. Each day, after breakfast at our hotel, we will attend an English Speaking Mass. After this Mass there will be the blessing of religious articles. After Mass we climb Apparitions Hill as we recite the Rosary. At the top we will see the exact location the visionaries fi rst encountered Our Lady. Here we can enjoy some quiet time in prayer and meditation. At the base of Apparition Hill is a Blue Cross where Our Lady allegedly appeared to the children as they hid from the police. Here we will also pray for healing , grace and peace. The next day we climb Mount Krizevac (Cross Mountain) to the top where villagers built a 30-foot high cross in 1933 to commemorate the Passion and Death of Our Savior Jesus Christ. As we climb to the top we will pray the Stations of the Cross stopping at each cross (15 Crosses along the path) to mediate on Jesus suffering for our sins. Each evening, we are invited to join with villagers and pilgrims to pray the Rosary, celebrate the Croatian Mass and the Blessing of the Sick. Our escort will arrange meetings with the visionaries (if available). Dinner at our hotel each evening. (B, D)

DAY 5: July 4th - MEDJUGORJE/LISBON/FATIMA

After breakfast and Mass we depart for Dubrovnik Airport for our flight to Lisbon. Arriving in Lisbon the Capital of Portugal we are greeted by our Regina Tour Escort, board our deluxe motor coach for a panoramic tour. See the fanciful Belem Tower, St. Jeronimos Monastery dedicated to the Virgin Mary, the Monument to the Discoveries and the Basilica of St. Anthony (patron saint of lost objects). Continue to Fatima to check into our hotel. In the evening after dinner we are invited to join in the moving Rosary Candlelight Procession beginning at the Little Chapel of the Apparitions (Capelinha). Dinner and overnight in Fatima. (B, D)

DAY 6: July 5th - FATIMA

After breakfast we will visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, starting at the pristine Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, with the tombs of St. Jacinta and St. Francisco (canonized in 2017 by Pope Francis) and the tomb of Sr. Lucia. We continue to the Capelinha (the Little Chapel of the Apparitions), where Our Lady fi rst appeared to the shepherd children May 13th 1917. After Mass we board our motor coach for a very short drive to the hamlet of Aljustrel, to visit the shepherd children’s home. Then to Valinhos, where Our Lady appeared August 1917 to the children after their release from prison. Visit the church where they were baptized and the local cemetery. Return to the Shrine grounds before lunch (which is on your own). Balance of the day is at leisure for private devotions at the Capelinha where we can feel the unconditional love of Our Lady for her Son Jesus and the message of peace for the world. Visit the underground Basilica of the Holy Trinity for quiet devotions, meditation, and reconciliation. For the pilgrims devoted to the Sacred Way we can participate in the Stations of the Cross stopping and praying at each station. The shepherd children encountered an Angel saying “Do Not be Afraid, I am the Angel of Peace”. After dinner we are invited to participate in the Rosary Candlelight Procession. Overnight in Fatima. (B, D)

DAY 7: July 6th - FATIMA/SANTAREM/FATIMA

After breakfast we will visit Santarem one of the oldest cities in the world to visit the Church of St. Stephen, which houses the Miracle of the Bleeding Host on continuous display since 1269 AD. The story of this Miracle will be presented before Mass is celebrated. We return to Fatima, balance of the day at leisure for private devotion, lighting candles, shopping and visiting the museum. After dinner we again take part in the Rosary Candlelight Procession. Overnight in Fatima. (B, D)

DAY 8: July 7th - AVILA

We depart Fatima and head for Spain, driving along the rustic beautiful Portuguese countryside before crossing the border into beautiful Spain. We continue to the medieval walled city of Avila for a walking tour of this lovely town of St. Teresa born in 1515. A local guide will help us walk in the Footsteps of Saint Teresa. Mass will be celebrated in the church that once was her home. Dinner and overnight in Avila. (B, D)

DAY 9: July 8th - LOURDES

We depart Avila for Lourdes, enjoying the scenic ride through the Pyrenees Mountains and traveling into neighboring France. We arrive in the afternoon at the beloved Shrine of Lourdes, where in 1858 at the Grotto of Massabielle Our Lady appeared to 14-year-old Bernadette Soubirous calling herself the “Immaculate Conception.” We check into our hotel and after dinner we are invited to take part in the evening International Rosary Candlelight Procession. Dinner and overnight in Lourdes. (B, D)

DAY 10: July 9th - LOURDES

After breakfast our morning starts with a walking tour tracing the Life of St. Bernadette, which includes visits to the Boly Mills where Bernadette was born; the Locale Mill, residence of her parents; the “Cachot,” formerly used as a jail, where she lived at the time of the Apparitions; the Chapel where she received her First Holy Communion; and the Parish church containing the Font, where she was baptized. The afternoon is at leisure to pray and meditate at the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, with its breathtaking murals, or take part in the Eucharistic Devotion, Blessed Sacrament Procession and praying for the sick. Tonight, we are invited to participate in the International Rosary Candlelight Procession. Dinner and overnight, (B, D)

DAY 11: July 10th - LOURDES

After Mass this morning at the Grotto, the whole day is at leisure for personal devotions at: the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary: the underground basilica of St. Pius X, take the opportunity to drink the water from miraculous spring or submerge yourself in the “Healing Baths.” Or walk the Life Size Stations of the Cross overlooking the Cathedral. In the evening we are invited to take part in the International Rosary Candlelight Procession . Dinner and overnight. (B, D)

DAY 12: July 11th - LOURDES/USA

Depart Lourdes for the Toulouse Airport for our fl ight to USA taking with us many blessings, graces and peace to last us a life time. We arrive home the same day.


Inclusions

Early Booking Discount:
$100 discount with deposit by October 31, 2018
or $50 discount with deposit by January 15, 2019

Included in the price:
• 10 nights accommodations in superior 3/4 star hotels
• Air fare from Fresno Airport (airline taxes/fuel charges included, subject to change until group is ticketed)
• Breakfast and dinner daily
• Hotel taxes and service charges
• Transfers to and from international airports and hotels
• Touring as indicated in day to day itinerary
• Entrance fees as required per day to day itinerary,
• Baggage handling at hotels & airports (1 suitcase per person)
• English speaking tour escort throughout
• Daily Mass, Rosary Candlelight Processions Fatima and Lourdes

Not Included:
• Lunch
• Single Rooms ( extra $375 and limited rooms)
• Optional Travel Insurance: $280 - $312 per person (Highly Recommended)
• Tipping to Guide and Driver
• Donations at churches and shrines
 

Contact Info:
Stephanie Rodriguez
13855 So. Amber Ave. •  Kingsbury, CA 93631
Phone: 559-348-3598 • Email: stephrodri0@gmail.com
or
Lucille • Regina Tours
Phone:  1-800 Catholic (228-4654) ext. 208  • Email: lucille@groupist.com


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Stephanie: Marian Shrines - 12 Day Pilgrimage to Medjugorje, Fatima, Avila and Lourdes
Fatima Superior Tourist Class Hotel
Avila Superior Tourist Class Hotel
Lourdes Superior Tourist Class Hotel

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$4199*

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