18 days 17 nights Lisbon - Fatima - Santiago De Compostela - Santander - Loudres - Tours - Paris
Spend eighteen days visiting the Holy places in Portugal, Spain, France and Italy
Arrive at Lisbon airport and transfer to the city center for a panoramic city tour including among other sites the Barrio de Alfama, Belem Tower and Jeronimos Monastery. Accommodation in hotel.
LISBON - FATIMA (130km/1h30min)
In the morning, depart for Fatima where in 1917, Our Lady appeared 6 times to three children (Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco). Arrival and accommodation in hotel. Time at leisure for religious activities within the Sanctuary. In the evening, we can participate in the Candlelight Procession.
FATIMA - SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA (420km/4h30min)
After breakfast, leave for Santiago de Compostela, one of the most important religious destination in Spain. Arrival and accommodation.
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA - SANTANDER (500km/6h)
Panoramic city tour passing through Obradoiro Square, where we found the Colegio San Jerónimo, the Rajoy Palace, the Gelmirez Palace, el Parador de Los Reyes Católicos and the Cathedral, which every day receives numerous pilgrims coming from the famous "Camino de Santiago" pilgrimages. Afterwards, on to Santander for accommodation and overnight at hotel.
SANTANDER - LOURDES (400km/4h30min)
After breakfast, we continue our journey to Lourdes. Arrival and accommodation. Possibility to participate in the evening "Candlelight Procession".
Breakfast. Day dedicated to the visit of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes: the Basilica, the Crypt, the Apparition Grotto, the healing baths, the Esplanade, the family home of Bernadette Soubirous "the Boly Mill", where on the ground floor it is possible to see the room where Bernadette was born. In the evening, we can take part in the Candlelight Procession again.
LOURDES - TOURS (600km/6h30min)
Depart for the Tours region across the beautiful landscapes of the French countryside. Arrival and accommodation in hotel.
TOURS - LISIEUX - PARIS (470km/5h)
After breakfast, depart for Lisieux ,a typical city of the Normandy region and an important centre of pilgrimage, where St. Therese of the Child Jesus is venerated. Free time to visit the Basilica. After that depart for Paris, the French capital. Arrival and accommodation in hotel.
Today full-day city tour with local guide to visit the Place de la Concorde, the Champs-Elisées, the Arc de Triomphe , the Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Opera, etc. Overnight in hotel.
PARIS - MILAN (Flight)
According to the schedule, transfer to the airport to take your flight to Milan. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel for accommodation.
MILAN - PADUA (240km/3h)
In the morning there will be acity tour featuring the Duomo square, the Scala Theatre, the elegant street Corso Vittorio Emanuele etc. Continue to Padua for accommodation in hotel.
PADUA - VENICE (100km/ 3h) - PADUA
Visit the center of Padua and the Basilica of St. Anthony, which contains the mortal remains of the Saint. Then on to Venice for a half-day panoramic city tour of St.Mark's Square and St. Mark's Basilica, the Bridge of Sighs etc. Return to Padua for overnight.
PADUA - FLORENCE (240km/3h)
After breakfast, on to Florence where we explore the city during a half-day panoramic city tour, including the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Piazza Della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio etc. Accommodation and overnight at hotel.
FLORENCE - ASSISI (170km/2h30min)
Depart to Assisi for a half day city tour to visit the Basilica of Santa Maria (where the "Portiuncola" is located) and the Basilicas of St. Clare and St. Francis (including the Tomb of the Saint). Overnight in hotel.
ASSISI - LANCIANO - SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO (440km/6h)
Depart for Lanciano, where we will visit the Sanctuary of the Eucharistic Miracle. Continue to San Giovanni Rotondo, hometown of St. Padre Pio. Arrival followed by a visit to the places related to the life of the Saint. Overnight in hotel.
SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO - ROME (380km/4h)
After breakfast and some time at leisure in San Giovanni Rotondo, we continue our journey to Rome. Arrive and accommodation in hotel.
After breakfast enjoy a full-day guided city tour of Ancient and Modern Rome: visit St. Peter's Basilica, St Peter's Square and the Vatican Museums (with Sistine Chapel), Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls and the Catacombs, where early Christians were buried. Overnight at hotel.
Transfer to the Airport.