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Days of Devotion

12 Days 3 Countries 7 Cities

This special trip across France, Spain and Portugal explores places of pilgrimage, piety and miracles.

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12 Days 3 Countries 7 Cities

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    Barcelona, Spain

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    Lisbon, Portugal

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    Early payment discount

    Was: PP

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    Code: XXXXX

      Extensions available for this trip

      Secure your trip with a deposit today

      Easy Quote View Trip Book Now Please call 866 530 6085

      Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

      Please read our Trip Notes before booking

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      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

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      About this trip

      This CostSaver standard itinerary explores places of pilgrimage, piety and miracles - Commemorate a century since the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to three young shepherds at the holy sanctuary of Fátima on this 12-day tailored trip through Spain and Portugal, culminating in the celebration of the Anniversary of the Fátima Apparitions on 13 May 2017. Your pilgrimage will take you to Barcelona, the French medieval walled city of Carcassonne and Grotto in Lourdes. Follow the 9th century Way of St. James through Burgos and Santiago de Compostela - your journey culminating in Lisbon, a city of seven hills fearlessly facing the Atlantic.


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      Trip code: CF0004

      11 Nights

      accommodation

      16 Meals
      • 11 buffet breakfasts

      • 5 three course dinners

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • Barcelona
          Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes Gaudi's Sagrada Familia, the Ramblas and views from Montjuïc

        • Carcassonne
          Visit this beautifully preserved walled city

        • Lourdes
          View St. Bernadette's Grotto, the shrine to Our Lady of Lourdes and the birthplace of Bernadette with a Local Specialist

        • Burgos
          Visit the Cathedral of Saint Mary

        • Santiago de Compostela
          City tour with a Local Specialist including a visit to St. James' Cathedral

        • Fátima
          Visit the celebrated Shrine and experience Mass there

        • Lisbon
          Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes views of the Hieronymite Monastery and Belém Tower


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 11 buffet breakfasts

        • 5 three course dinners


      What's Included

      Unbeatable Features

        • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences

        • Daily breakfast

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Variety of Optional Experiences

        • An expert Travel Director and separate driver

        • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes

        • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

      Days of Devotion

      Your Itinerary

      1. Arrive Barcelona (2 Nights)

      Welcome to Barcelona. After meeting with your Travel Director, you might like to explore Spain's most cosmopolitan city. Tonight, join your fellow travellers for an included dinner at the hotel.

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      Dinner
      Hotel
      AC Hotel SOM/Novotel Sant Joan Despi

      2. Barcelona Sightseeing and Free Time

      Your Local Specialist shows you the sights including the Ramblas, Plaza Catalunya and spectacular views of the city from Montjuïc. Visit inside Gaudi's Sagrada Familia. Enjoy free time to explore the city or join an Optional Experience to Montserrat.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      3. Barcelona – Carcassonne

      This morning leave the bustling city of Barcelona and travel to the border with France. Stop in the memorable fine walled city of Carcassonne where an orientation will highlight the main attractions. The rest of the day is free for you to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site founded by the Visigoths in the 5th century and one of the finest medieval and preserved cities in France. See the ramparts, castle walls, and drawbridges that are still well preserved dating from the Middle Ages. Relax at your hotel this evening.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Ibis Centre

      4. Carcassonne – Lourdes (2 nights)

      Travel today to the home of the world's most famous places of pilgrimage - Lourdes. Every year, millions visit the Grotto of Massabielle where, in 1858, the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to a local woman. Pilgrims can drink the water flowing from a spring in the grotto. Join the nightly Rosary and candlelight procession for a memorable experience.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Quality Christina

      5. Lourdes Sightseeing and Free Time

      Today's guided walking tour with a Local Specialist includes the grotto where the Virgin Mary appeared to St. Bernadette in 1858, the shrine to Our Lady of Lourdes, the birthplace of Bernadette and her home. The afternoon is free to explore this little market town that has become a world-renowned pilgrimage site during the 19th century.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      6. Lourdes – Burgos

      Cross into Spain this morning and travel through the Basque region towards Burgos. Visit this impressive city and its magnificent French Gothic Cathedral of St. Mary, where you will find the tomb of El Cid (Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar), the 11th-century military commander. Tonight enjoy dinner at your hotel.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Silken Gran Teatro

      7. Burgos – Santiago de Compostela (2 Nights)

      Your journey today will follow part of the route taken by pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago, also known by the English name the 'Way of St. James'. The aim of pilgrims is to walk to the shrine of the apostle St. James the Great in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in the north-western part of Spain. Many take up this route as a form of spiritual path or retreat for their spiritual growth. The walk between these two points normally takes pilgrims between two to three weeks to walk. On arrival in the city a short orientation will show you the main sights before you check into your hotel.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Santiago Apóstol

      8. Santiago de Compostela Sightseeing and Free Time

      Today explore the city with a Local Specialist. Visit St. James' Cathedral synonymous with the 9th century pilgrimage route the 'Way of St. James'. Tradition has it that the cathedral houses the Apostle James' remains beneath the high altar. Later, explore on your own or join an Optional Experience to Cabo Finisterre, where religious pilgrims complete their walk and burn their robes.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      9. Santiago de Compostela – Fátima (2 nights)

      Leave Spain this morning and travel into Portugal. A scenic drive through the magnificent Serra d'Aire Mountains brings you to the Shrine at Fátima, site of celebrated religious miracles. 2017 will be the 100th Anniversary of the Apparitions, made famous by the Virgin Mary's appearance to three shepherd children-Francisco, Jacinta, and Lucia - on May 13, 1917. After a brief orientation check into your hotel where you will enjoy dinner.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Santo Amaro

      10. Fátima Free Time

      This morning experience Mass at the Shrine of Fátima. You will see the tombs of the visionaries, and the Chapel of the Apparitions made famous by the Virgin Mary's appearance to the three shepherd children on May 13, 1917. This afternoon there is time to explore on your own.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      11. Fátima – Lisbon Sightseeing and Free Time

      Today travel to Lisbon the capital city of Portugal. This great seafaring city is situated near where the Tagus River flows into the Atlantic Ocean. See the Hieronymite Monastery and the medieval quarter of the city before taking in views of the Belém Tower on an included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Then time at leisure to maybe take an Optional Experience to Sintra and the coastal town of Cascais. Tonight enjoy a final dinner with your travel companions at your hotel.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Mercure Almada

      12. Depart Lisbon

      Say goodbye to your companions after a memorable pilgrimage. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      Available Departures

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • Barcelona
          Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes Gaudi's Sagrada Familia, the Ramblas and views from Montjuïc

        • Carcassonne
          Visit this beautifully preserved walled city

        • Lourdes
          View St. Bernadette's Grotto, the shrine to Our Lady of Lourdes and the birthplace of Bernadette with a Local Specialist

        • Burgos
          Visit the Cathedral of Saint Mary

        • Santiago de Compostela
          City tour with a Local Specialist including a visit to St. James' Cathedral

        • Fátima
          Visit the celebrated Shrine and experience Mass there

        • Lisbon
          Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes views of the Hieronymite Monastery and Belém Tower


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 11 buffet breakfasts

        • 5 three course dinners


      What's Included

      Unbeatable Features

        • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences

        • Daily breakfast

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Variety of Optional Experiences

        • An expert Travel Director and separate driver

        • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes

        • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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