12 Days Marian Shrines Pilgrimage to Portugal Spain & France

There’s no better way to experience Europe’s most treasured Catholic shrines than on these inspirational journeys through Spain, Portugal, and France. Hear about the shepherd children in Fatima and the apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary which happened over 100 years ago. Walk a portion of the Camino de Santiago and learn about the remarkable journey taken by pilgrims from all over the world into Santiago de Compostela. In Lourdes, an opportunity to join the nightly Rosary and candlelight procession as well as time to experience the Healing Baths. Lastly, a magical ending in Barcelona with time to celebrate life, reflect and rejoice. reflecting in Gaudi’s magnificent Sagrada Familia.

On our pilgrimage to the Marian Shrines we offer a complete itinerary that includes round-trip airfare, accommodation in first class hotels, breakfast and dinner daily, all transportation, daily Mass and all under excellent organizing, leadership and teaching from Nativity pilgrimage expert staff and Guides.

Spiritual Director:

Fr. Salvador Márquez-Muñoz

May 21 – June 1, 2018

Tour Coordinators:

Allan Medina & Carmen Rosa

For more Information:
Fr. Salvador (501) 804-1456 | smarquezm@aol.com
Allan Medina & Carmen Rosa
(469) 771-6077 | transformacionencristo@gmail.com

$3,600 Per Person

Round Air Trip from Dallas, TX

(Includes: First class hotels with double occupancy option, Two daily meals, breakfast and dinner. Daily guided tours, Religious Service, all airport taxes and fuel charges).

YOUR TRIP INCLUDES:

  •   Round Trip Airfare
  •   All airport taxes and Fuel SURCHARGES.
  •   Includes First class Hotels 4-5 stars.
  •   Headphones for the pilgrimage.
  •   Transfers as per itinerary.
  •    Breakfast and Dinner daily.
  •   Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary.
  •   Daily Masses.
  •   Professional local Catholic guide(s)
  •  Prices Based on Double Occupancy.
  •  Tour Brochures: Special promotional brochures featuring
    the Pilgrimage printed for distribution by you.
  •  Travel Protection Plan for Everybody on Pilgrimage is provided for FREE.
YOUR TRIP DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Trip cancellation protection plan is not included and is strongly        recommended.
  • Nativity Pilgrimage offers a comprehensive policy at additional cost.
  •  Passport & visa costs, if any.
  •  U.S. Passports must be valid for at least six (6) months subsequent to               return date.
  •   Items of a personal nature (hotel extras, laundry, phone calls, etc.).
  •   Meals not specified in the program.
  •   Gratuities to the tour manager, guides and driver.
  •   Items not specifically mentioned above.

INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR TRIP
  • Capital: Lisbon
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Population: 10.4 million
  • Time Zone: EST plus 5 hours
  • Currency: Euro (EUR)
  • Electricity: 230V. 50Hz
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PARIS – LISIEUX – LOURDES – BURGOS – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA – FATIMA

ITINERARY
Day
1

DEPARTURE / USA / PARIS

Today: Your pilgrimage begins today as you depart on your overnight flight to Paris. Meals and drinks served aloft.

Day
2

PARIS

Today: Arrival. Airport assistance. Free time for lunch. Meet your guide for a tour of Paris including visits to the Eiffel Tower (outside visit), Notre Dame Cathedral, Sainte‐Chapelle which was built in 1248 to house Our Lord’s Crown of Thorns and other relics, the famous Opera House (outside visit), the Arc de Triomphe (outside visit). Proceed to the Chapel of the Miraculous Medal at Rue de Bac for a Mass. It was here where Our Lady appeared to St. Catherine Laboure in 1830. Drive to hotel for check-in.

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be in Paris.

Day
3

PARIS / LISIEUX / PARIS

Today: Breakfast, in the morning we will drive to Lisieux, the home of St. Therese the “Little Flower of Jesus”. Visit the home where St. Therese lived as a child and the Carmel Convent where she was a nun. After Mass, visit the Basilica of St. Theresa, its Crypt, and the 13th Century Gothic Cathedral of St. Peter. Return to Paris in the afternoon.

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be in Paris.

Day
4

PARIS / LOURDES

Today: After breakfast, we will go to Montmartre with its magnificent Basilica of Sacre Coeur. We will conclude the day with a visit to the Basilica of St. Denis which contains the relics of Saint Denis, the patron saint of France. Continue to the train station. Depart to Lourdes by train. Upon arrival, check in hotel.

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be in Lourdes.

Day
5

LOURDES

Today: After breakfast meet your guide and start your full day guided tour of Lourdes. You have all day to experience the special atmosphere of this beautiful town. Attend Mass at the Grotto of Massabielle, visit the Basilica of St. Pius X, see the house where Bernadette lived during the Apparitions, and visit several of the sites where miraculous cures have taken place. After dinner, join the candlelight procession.

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be in Lourdes.

Day
6

LOURDES / BURGOS

Today: Following breakfast we will travel to Burgos, the cradle of Castille and the Gothic capital of Spain. Upon arrival in Burgos we will enjoy a brief 2 tour including the famous Burgos Cathedral, the third largest church of Spain and one of the country’s most magnificent for its beautiful Spanish Gothic style. Check-in hotel.

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be in Burgos.

Day
7

BURGOS / SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

Today: Following breakfast continue to Santiago de Compostela. We will stop in Leon. Upon arrival meet your guide for a short tour. We will visit theCathedral – the finest example of French-style classic Gothic architecture in Spain, as well as the Basilica of San Isidoro, one of the most important Romanesque churches in Spain and resting place of Leon’s medieval monarchs. Free time for lunch. Our journey will continue, to Stantiago de Compostela. At arrival, check-in hotel.

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be in Santiago de Compsotela.

Day
8

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

Today: After breakfast meet your guide and start your full day guided tour of Santiago de Compostela. We will enjoy a complete tour of Santiago de Compostela. Visit the impressive Cathedral which is considered to be one of the finest pieces of architecture in Europe. After Mass, climbs up the stairs behind the altar to visit the crypt, where a silver urn contains the relics of St. James. See the Portico de la Gloria (Gateway to Heaven), an unparalleled masterpiece. Walk to the top of the Cathedral for a panoramic view of this glorious city. We will also visit the museum in the cloister adjoining the Cathedral.

Evening: Dinner and overnight will be at your hotel.

Day
9

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA / FATIMA

Today: After breakfast drive to Fatima. We will stop at the Bom Jesus do Monte which is an important pilgrimage shrine to celebrate Mass and enjoy free time to discover the many chapels, the beautiful stairs, the gardens and the lake. Continue to Porto. At arrival, free time for lunch, followed by a guided tour of Porto .Visit the soaring Cathedral and admire the richly decorated Church of Sao Francisco. Continue to Fatima – one of the world’s most important Marian Shrines. At arrival, check-in hotel.

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be in Fatima.

Day
10

FATIMA

Today: Breakfast. We will celebrate Mass on the spot where Our Lady appeared at the Chapel of Apparitions. After the mass, meet your guide guided tour of Fatima. Go to Visit the Basilica to see the site of Francisco and Jacinta’s graves and then on to the hamlet of Aljustrel where the three children lived during the Apparitions. Continue to Valinhos, the site where Our Lady appeared following the children’s release from prison. This evening participate in the Stations of the Cross along the Via Sacre, site of the first Apparition.

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be in Fatima.

Day
11

FATIMA

Today: Breakfast. Meet your guide for tour of Fatima. The rest of the day is free for personal activities.

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be in Fatima.

Day
12

FATIMA / LISBON / USA

Today: This morning we will transfer to the airport to board our return flight home.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE TRIP

CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY

NO REFUNDS –UNLESS YOU PURCHASED A TRIP CANCELLATION PLAN.

YOUR CANCELLATION NOTICE SHOULD BE IN WRITING, AND SUBMITTED TO OUR OFFICE.

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WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU PURCHASE ADDITIONAL TRIP CANCELLATION PROTECTION PLAN- GROUP DELUXE.

A FORM IS AVAILABLE AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION WITH MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE PLAN AND THE COST.

RESPONSIBILITY

Nativity Pilgrimage, Inc. and their agents assume no liability or responsibility in regards to travel in any form for any injuries or loss of property, accidents, delays, changes in schedule or itinerary, incidental damages or any irregular circumstances. This would include but not limited to default or omission by any third party providing services or facilities related to and/or included in the tour or any part thereof.

The IATA carriers, steamship firms and other transportation companies, whose services are featured in these tours, are not to be held responsible or accountable for any act, omission or event during the time the passengers are not on board their respective conveyance. The passage contract in use by these companies, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the companies and the purchaser of these tours and/or passengers and Nativity Pilgrimage, Inc. does not assume any liability or responsibility in connection therewith. They are not responsible for any losses or additional expenses due to delay or changes in air or other services, sickness, weather, strike, war, guarantees, or other causes. All such losses or expenses shall be borne by the passenger as tour rates provide for arrangements only for the time stated. The right is reserved to substitute hotels of similar quality to those specified in the itinerary.

The right is reserved to cancel any tour prior to departure, in which later case a full refund will constitute full setilement to the passenger.

No refund will be made for any used portion of the tour unless arrangements are made prior to departure from the United States.

PRICES AND ITINERARIES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

BOOKING CONDITIONS

A non-refundable deposit of $300.00 per person is required at time of booking. No reservation will be processed without a deposit. Final payment is due 90 days prior to your departure date. Registrations received late within 60 days of departure will require Payment In Full. No deposits will be accepted at this time. We do not accept payments by credit card for deposits.

WE ACCEPT CASH, CHECKS, MONEY ORDERS AND MAJOR CREDIT CARDS.

THERE IS AN EXTRA 3% CHARGE FOR CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS ON THE

BALANCE.