Join  Fr. Frank Nelson  on a Pilgrimage to
France
Lourdes * Paris * Nevers
April 23 - May 1, 2015   |   $3,999 from New York














 
DATES SELECT AIRPORT  REGISTER
 Apr 23, 2015 - May 1, 2015
With Airfare (select airport)
SOLD OUT
Land Only (no airfare)
$2,499      

 

amanda@206tours.com
800-206-TOUR (8687)
 
mon - fri
9am - 5pm EST
 

YOUR TRIP INCLUDES:
Round-trip Airfare from New York
       *You may book without airfare (land only option)
All Airport Taxes and Fuel Surcharges
7 Nights at a Centrally located Hotels:
(or similar)
     ~ 3 nights: April 24-27: Hotel Moderne, Lourdes (****)
     ~ 4 nights: April 27 - May 1: Relais Monceau, Paris (****)
Transfers per itinerary by private motorcoach
Tour Escort
Breakfast and Dinner daily
(except April 28th—Dinner on own)
Wine and Water with Dinners
Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
Assistance of a professional local guide throughout
Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
Catholic Priest (Fr. Nelson) available for Spiritual Direction
Arrangements for Mass Daily & Spiritual activities
Tips to Hotel Staff, Restaurants, and Luggage Handlers
(1 Piece Per Person)

† Flight bag & portfolio of all travel documents


Not Included:
Lunches, Dinner on April 28th, Travel Insurance (www.206tours.com/insurance), Extended Cancellation Protection Plan @ $299 (www.206tours.com/cancellationprotection), Tips to your guide & driver, Items of personal nature
.



Sample Day-by-Day Itinerary:

 

Day 1 – April 23rd - Depart New York
Depart New York for your overnight flight to Paris. Dinner and breakfast will be served on board.

Day 2 – April 24th - Arrive Lourdes
Upon arrival in Paris you will connect with your flight to Lourdes. As you arrive, gather your luggage and exit the baggage claim into the arrivals hall where you will be greeted by a tour guide and/or driver. You will be escorted to the motor coach which will then take you on your scenic drive to Lourdes. Upon arrival you will check in to your hotel and relax or explore before dinner. Following dinner you may choose to participate in the candlelight procession before retiring for the evening.

Day 3 & 4 – April 25th & 26th - Lourdes
We have two beautiful days in Lourdes to slow down and enjoy this holy ground. We will have time to pray with fellow pilgrims from around the world. As part of these days, we will have an opportunity to: attend Mass at the Grotto, watch a video presentation telling the story of Lourdes, and walk in the footsteps of St. Bernadette. We will tour the Boly Mill where St. Bernadette was born, and the "Cachot," an abandoned prison where Bernadette's impoverished family lived. We join our prayers with those of pilgrims from around the world as we pray for the sick, drink water from the miraculous spring or take the time to bathe in the healing baths. Experience Christ's love as you walk the life-sized Stations of the Cross overlooking the holy Grotto. Kneel in the chapel built by Bernadette’s father on the very rock of the Grotto, in obedience to the request of the "Immaculate Conception." In the evening we partake of the famous Candlelight Procession after dinner. Our role in the universal church will have new meaning as we join in prayer and song with thousands of our brothers and sisters in Faith.

Day 5 – April 27th - Lourdes - Paris
After an early breakfast we will transfer to Lourdes or Pau Airport for our short flight to Paris. Upon arrival we will begin our Parisian days with a visit to one of the most recognizable structures in Paris, the Sacre Coeur Basilica that sits atop the hill of Montmarte. We will have some time to join in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament which has been part of the life of this church since 1885 and for 24 hours a day. We will celebrate Mass and continue on to the Eiffel Tower to take in the views of Paris (optional ascent), and then enjoy dinner before returning to our hotel and overnight in Paris.

Day 6 – April 28th - Paris – Nevers - Paris
After an early breakfast we will depart for Nevers by way of the picturesque Loire Valley. After taking the veil in 1867, St. Bernadette lived for 12 years as a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity here at Nevers. At least three times during her short lifetime, she received the last Sacraments. In addition to asthma, she was gradually struck by other illnesses. Among them was tuberculosis of the lung and a tubercular tumor in her right knee. St. Bernadette eventually died at the age of 35. See St. Bernadette's incorrupt body at the convent of St. Gildard, miraculously preserved since her death in 1879. Return to Paris. Dinner is on your own this evening as you enjoy your new friends who are on this Pilgrimage. Overnight in Paris.

Day 7 – April 29th – Paris
Following breakfast, we will start our day with a journey to the historic part of Paris, the Rue du Bac. Here, in the convent chapel, we will view the incorrupt body of St. Catherine of Laboure, whose guardian angel in 1830 led her to the chapel where the Blessed Virgin displayed a vision of the Miraculous Medal and the Green Scapular. On the right hand side of the Sanctuary is the little blue chair where Our Lady sat during her apparition to St. Catherine. We’ll celebrate Mass and then walk a few steps to visit the Church St. Vincent De Paul where the Saint’s body in visible through a glass coffin. We continue our day with a panoramic tour of Paris including a stop at Notre Dame Cathedral. We’ll see the L’Arc de Triomphe, the Champs Elysees, the Louvre and other sights. We have some time at leisure before our dinner together. After dinner, we will enjoy a River Boat Cruise. Sit back and relax on a 1-hour cruise past Paris’ floodlit bridges, monuments and museums including the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay and Notre Dame on Ile de la Cité. What a perfect way to conclude a day in Paris!

Day 8 – April 30th – Paris (Free Day)
After breakfast, you will have the remainder of the day to spend at your own leisure. Be creative and enjoy the City of Lights in all its glory! Tonight we gather for our Farewell Dinner and an overnight at our Hotel.

Day 9 – May 1st - Depart from Paris
After breakfast, we transfer to Paris Airport for your return flights home to New York.

 



DATES SELECT AIRPORT  REGISTER
 Apr 23, 2015 - May 1, 2015
With Airfare (select airport)
SOLD OUT
Land Only (no airfare)
$2,499      
Options:  
Eiffel Tower Entrance: 2nd Level $14
Eiffel Tower Entrance: Top Level $23
Single Supplement / Private Room $699
Business Class Trans-Atlantic Upgrade (one-way) - pending availability $1,750
Business Class Trans-Atlantic Upgrade (round trip) - pending availability $3,500
First Class available upon request
Children's discounts for children under 12 upon request
 
           *All Upgrades & Options will be available to you after you press the Book Now button above*



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ABOUT LOURDES:
Our Blessed Mother came for you and for every one of us! Six million pilgrims come to Lourdes each year and 10,000 visit this holy ground daily. At the foot of the Pyrenees Mountains in southwestern France, nestled between the spectacular mountain river Pau, is Lourdes, one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the World. Lourdes is the birthplace of St. Bernadette to whom Our Lady appeared in 1858 near the Grotto of Massabielle. Our pilgrimage and tour of Lourdes includes visits to the sanctuary and the Basilica of St Pius X, the world's largest underground church. Drink from the spring that the Virgin directed Bernadette to locate at the base of the grotto, which has flowed uninterrupted since 1858. Wash yourself in the bathes where hundreds of miraculous cures have taken place. Contemplate Christ's Passion as you pray the unique three-dimensional Stations of the Cross. Attend the blessing of the sick, and participate in nightly candlelight processions requested by Our Lady. We will celebrate Mass each day and/or attend Mass at the Grotto. We will watch a video presentation telling the miraculous story of Lourdes. To visit Lourdes is to experience a spiritual journey from which many have claimed healing and conversion.


ABOUT PARIS & NEVERS:
Visit the town of Nevers where in order to fulfill her desire for a religious life, St. Bernadette arrived at St. Gildard, the house of the Sisters of Charity on July 7th, 1866. Her simple and ordinary life was entirely consecrated to God in a chapel in the Garden. Bernadette’s body was rediscovered incorrupt in 1909 and since 1925, it has rested in a shrine in the Chapel of Gildard. Even in death, Bernadette never ceases to tell us that “God is our Father; He has an infinite tenderness for each of us.” During our time in Paris, we will have a chance to visit all its wonderful sights including Notre Dame Cathedral and Sacre Coeur. We will see sights such as the Eiffel Tower, L'Arc de Triomphe, and we will drive down the Champs Elysees. We will celebrate Holy Mass at beautiful shrines including the Miraculous Medal. You will even have a free day in Paris, to explore the Louvre, the Opera House or anything you desire!





Basilica of Immaculate Conception, Lourdes, France
 
Stations of the Cross, Lourdes, France
 



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Eiffel Tower, Paris, France


Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France


The Ducal Palace, Nevers, France

Our Lady of Lourdes


Sacred Heart Basilica, Paris, France


Praying, The Grotto, Lourdes, France


Shrine of the Miraculous Medal, Paris, France


Church of St. Gildard, Nevers, France



 
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