10 Days

France Pilgrimage

Group Leader: Lisa Colgin

October 1 - 10, 2020

*Optional Post Tour to Geneva: October 10 - 13, 2020  |  $1499 per person

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Lourdes · Bordeaux · Paris

Lourdes is located in the picturesque Pyrenees Mountains in southwestern France. In 1858 St. Bernadette witnessed eighteen apparitions of Our Lady at the Mazzabielle Grotto in Lourdes, who revealed herself as the "Immaculate Conception". In one of these miracles, Our Lady asked Bernadette to drink from the spring as an act of penance which resulted in the spring's muddy water turning clear. Since then, Pilgrims have been visiting the beautiful Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes seeking healing and conversion from the Lourdes baths. Almost every part of the Shrine is accessible by wheelchair. Lourdes is a special place of grace and peace visited by millions each year where Pilgrims attend Mass, go to Confession, and Pray the Rosary in nightly candlelight processions.

Visit Paris and all its wonderful sights, like the Notre Dame Cathedral and Sacre Coeur, the Eiffel Tower, L'Arc de Triomphe, and drive through the Champs Elysees. Participate in Mass at Shrine of the Miraculous Medal.

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Your trip includes

  • Round Trip Airfare from
  • Airport Taxes and Fuel Surcharges
  • Centrally located first class hotels as follows: (or similar)
      ~ 3 nights: Oct 2-5: Grand Hotel Moderne, Lourdes
      ~ 2 nights: Oct 4-6: Hilton Garden Inn Bordeaux Centre, Bordeaux
      ~ 3 nights: Oct 7-10: Pullman Paris Bercy Center, Paris
  • Tour Escort throughout
  • Breakfast & Dinner daily, Dinners in Restaurants (with exception of Lourdes)
  • Wine with dinners
  • 1 Lunch (Geneva)
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
  • Train from Bordeaux to Paris (tourist class)
  • Wireless headsets where needed
  • Assistance of a professional local guide(s)
  • Sightseeing with local professional guides
  • Mass daily & Spiritual activities
  • Flight bag & portfolio of all travel documents
Centrally located first class hotels: (or similar)
hotel
Grand Hotel Moderne
Lourdes

3 Nights

hotel
Hilton Garden Inn Bordeaux Centre
Bordeaux

2 Nights

hotel
Pullman Paris Bercy Center
Paris

3 Nights

Not included
  • Lunches. Beverages unless mentioned. Tips to your guide & driver.
Optional
Travel Insurance

Providing you coverage for both pre-existing conditions and those that may arise during your trip, including medical and dental emergencies, loss of luggage, trip delay, and so much more.

Supplemental Cancellation Protection

A Cancellation Waiver - allowing you to cancel your trip and receive a refund anytime - up until 24 hours prior to departure. The “Waiver” expires once you are within 24 hours of departure.

Itinerary

Day1
October 1, Thursday, Depart to France

Make your way to your local airport where you will board your overnight flight. Your meals are served on board.

Day2
October 2, Friday, Arrive Lourdes

Upon arriving at Pau or Toulouse airport, make your way to the baggage claim area and collect your luggage. Proceed to the arrival's hall, where you will be greeted by your tour guide and/or driver. Embark on scenic drive to Lourdes. Check-in to your hotel, and then relax or explore before dinner. Following dinner, you will have free time to pray the Rosary and to attend the candlelight procession. (April-October only). These processions are lit by candlelight and guided by the Most Holy Rosary. Following this prayerful experience, you will return to your hotel for an overnight.

Day3 & 4
October 3 - 4, Saturday - Sunday, Lourdes

Enjoy the day in this small town, nestled within the Pyrenees Mountains. During your time in Lourdes, you will pray and meditate in a site of Our Lady's apparitions. Our Lady first appeared to Bernadette in 1858, and announced herself as "The Immaculate Conception", near the Grotto of Massabielle. During the first two apparitions, little Bernadette prayed the Rosary with Our Lady and left without any exchange of words. During the following apparitions, Our Lady emphasized God's love for us, penance and the necessity of performing acts of penance for sinners. Throughout your time in Lourdes, you will have the opportunity to attend Mass at the Grotto, where Our Lady appeared to Bernadette; watch a video presentation that explains in detail, the story of Lourdes; drink water from the miraculous spring that has healed many and submerge yourself in the healing baths. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to experience Christ's unconditional love, as you meditate upon the "life size" Stations of the Cross that overlook the Grotto of Massabielle. Also in Lourdes, you will walk in and meditate upon the footsteps of St. Bernadette. Your group will have the opportunity to see Boly Mill, the birthplace of St. Bernadette, and the "Cachot," an abandoned prison where Bernadette's impoverished family lived. Each evening following dinner, you will have an opportunity to attend the candlelight procession and the Rosary, before a restful overnight.

Day5
October 5, Monday, Lourdes - Bordeaux

This morning, we'll enjoy a half-day touring of this charming city, the hub of the famed wine growing region and a port city on the Garonne River. It's known for its Gothic Cathedrale Saint Andre, 18th to 19th century mansions and notable art museums such as the Musee des Beaux Arts de Bordeaux. Public gardens line the curving river quays. The grand Place de la Bourse, centered on the Three Graces fountain, overlooking the Miroir d'Eau reflecting pool. Afterward we'll visit a local wine cellar and enjoy wine tasting and a light lunch. Dinner and overnight in Bordeaux.

Day6
October 6, Tuesday, Bordeaux

On your own Meet later at a restaurant in Bordeaux for dinner. Overnight Bordeaux.

Day7
October 7, Wednesday, Bordeaux - Paris

We'll depart for the railway station and travel by train to Paris. We'll be met upon arrival and take some time to relax or explore before dinner and overnight.

Day8
October 8, Thursday, Paris Touring

Today, you will enjoy a full sightseeing tour of Paris. After breakfast, you will visit and celebrate Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, where you will view the incorrupt body of St. Catherine Laboure. The Saint's guardian angel led her to the chapel, where the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to her. During apparitions, Our Lady repeatedly instructed the making and purpose of the Miraculous Medal, as well as the green scapular. According to the Blessed Virgin Mary, those who wear the Miraculous Medal and scapular will receive special protection and abundant graces. Following your prayerful and reflective experience at this elegant chapel, you will begin your sightseeing tour of Paris. After Mass, we will walk to Saint Vincent de Paul Church. Our panoramic sightseeing tour, via motor coach, for your to view the most recognizable symbol of the city of Paris, the Eiffel Tower. Historically, the Tower's original intent was to commemorate the centenary of the French Revolution, but, later assisted in advancements in meteorology, telegraphy during World War I, radio, and television. Pass by Invalides, the L' Arch de Triomphe, a monument that symbolizes gratitude for those who fought for France. This monument stands at the West end of the Champ Elysees, one of the world's most famous boulevards and another one of our stops on the sightseeing tour. We will make a stop at La Madeleine, with the statue of Mary Magdalene carried to heaven by angels. Due to the tragic fire at Notre Dame Cathedral on April 15, 2019, Pilgrims will not be able to enter the Cathedral for the near future. Pilgrims will still have the opportunity to view the Cathedral from outside, and we expect the sacred relics to be on display in a nearby church or museum. Then continue and pass by the Opera and the ever famous, Louvre Museum.* This Museum is one of the finest in the world and contains a number of pieces that truly emanate not only French art, but also, European culture. Your fun filled, busy day ends with a lovely meal and a very comfortable overnight.

Day9
October 9, Friday, Paris

A day on your own! Meet later at a restaurant in Paris for dinner. Overnight Paris.

Day10
October 10, Saturday, Return home

Prepare for your transfer to the airport and your return flights home.

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$400 Deposit is due at the time of Registration

2020 Dates & Prices

Dates

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Booking

Oct 1
Thursday
Oct 10, 2020
Saturday
Oct 2
Friday
Oct 10, 2020
Saturday
Options & Upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Single Supplement / Private Room $1,149.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (One-Way) $1,750.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (Round-Trip) $3,500.00 (USD)







Optional Post Tour to Geneva:

October 10 - 13, 2020

$1,499 Per Person
  • Centrally located Hotel: (or similar)
      ~ October 10 - 13: Hotel Della Conciliazione, Rome
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • Wine (1 glass) and Mineral water with dinners
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
  • Assistance of a professional local guide
  • Sightseeing and admission fees as per itinerary
  • Mass daily & Spiritual activities
  • Luggage handling (1 piece per person)
  • Flight bag & portfolio of all travel documents

Itinerary
Day10
October 10, Saturday, Paris - Geneva

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Geneva. We'll enjoy a sightseeing tour upon arrival. Geneva lies at the southern tip of expansive Lac Leman (Lake Geneva). Surrounded by the Alps and Jura mountains, the city has views of dramatic Mont Blanc. Headquarters of Europe's United Nations and the Red Cross, it's a global hub for diplomacy and banking. French influence is widespread, from the language to gastronomy and bohemian districts like Carouge. Dinner and overnight in Geneva.

Day11
October 11, Sunday Geneva - Annecy - Geneva

Visit Annecy, an adorable little town on the shores of Lac du Annecy, about an hour's drive from Geneva. The lake is beautiful and the town is delightful with shops and restaurants nestled along a canal. Enjoy a walking tour and some time on your own. Return to your hotel in Geneva for dinner and overnight.

Day12
October 12, Monday, Glacier Excursion and Montreaux

Transfer from Geneva to the Vaud Alps for a Glacier 3000 excursion. Ride to an altitude of 9,842 feet by cable car. Once at the top of Scex Rouge, you'll be greeted with dramatic alpine views that stretch to Jungfrau, the Matterhorn, and even Mont Blanc. Your ticket also includes entrance to the Peak Walk by Tissot, the famous peak-to-peak suspension bridge; the Quille du Diable Glacier Walk; Ice Express chairlift; and the snow park. Afterward enjoy a cheese fondue lunch and visit to Montreux. Montreux is a traditional resort town on Lake Geneva. Nestled between steep hills and the lakeside, it's known for its mild microclimate and the Montreux Jazz Festival, held in July. The town's promenade is lined with flowers, sculptures, Mediterranean trees and grand Belle Epoque buildings. Return to Geneva for dinner and overnight.

Day13
October 13, Tuesday, Return home

Prepare for your departure to the airport and your return flights home with memories for a lifetime!

Would like to stop over in Europe?

Let us know at time of registration, we will reschedule your airline reservations pending availability at no additional fee (these options will be available to you when you register online). Let us know if you need assistance with pre or post stay at hotel. Simply Contact 206 Tours:  800-206-TOUR (8687)  or  sales@206tours.com

Options and upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Single Supplement / Private Room $1,149.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (One-Way) $1,750.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (Round-Trip) $3,500.00 (USD)

Optional Post Tour to Geneva:

October 10 - 13, 2020

$1,499 Per Person
  • Centrally located Hotel: (or similar)
      ~ October 10 - 13: Hotel Della Conciliazione, Rome
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • Wine (1 glass) and Mineral water with dinners
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
  • Assistance of a professional local guide
  • Sightseeing and admission fees as per itinerary
  • Mass daily & spiritual activities
  • Luggage handling (1 piece per person)
  • Flight bag & portfolio of all travel documents

Iternary

Day10
October 10, Saturday, Paris - Geneva

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Geneva.� We'll enjoy a sightseeing tour upon arrival. Geneva �lies at the southern tip of expansive Lac Leman (Lake Geneva). Surrounded by the Alps and Jura mountains, the city has views of dramatic Mont Blanc. Headquarters of Europe's United Nations and the Red Cross, it's a global hub for diplomacy and banking. French influence is widespread, from the language to gastronomy and bohemian districts like Carouge. Dinner and overnight in Geneva.

Day11
October 11, Sunday Geneva - Annecy - Geneva

Visit Annecy, an adorable little town on the shores of Lac du�Annecy, about an hour's drive from Geneva.� The lake is beautiful and the town is delightful with shops and restaurants nestled along a canal. Enjoy a walking tour and some time on your own. Return to your hotel in Geneva for dinner and overnight.

Day12
October 12, Monday, Glacier Excursion and Montreaux

Transfer from Geneva to the Vaud Alps for a Glacier 3000 excursion. Ride to an altitude of 9,842 feet �by cable car. Once at the top of Scex Rouge, you'll be greeted with dramatic alpine views that stretch to Jungfrau, the Matterhorn, and even Mont Blanc. Your ticket also includes entrance to the Peak Walk by Tissot, the famous peak-to-peak suspension bridge; the Quille du Diable Glacier Walk; Ice Express chairlift; and the snow park. Afterward enjoy a cheese fondue lunch and visit to Montreux. Montreux is a traditional resort town on Lake Geneva. Nestled between steep hills and the lakeside, it's known for its mild microclimate and the Montreux Jazz Festival, held in July. The town's promenade is lined with flowers, sculptures, Mediterranean trees and grand Belle Epoque buildings. Return to Geneva for dinner and overnight.

Day13
October 13, Tuesday, Return home

Prepare for your departure to the airport and your return flights home with memories for a lifetime!

Would like to stop over in Europe?

Let us know at time of registration, we will reschedule your airline reservations pending availability at no additional fee (these options will be available to you when you register online). Let us know if you need assistance with pre or post stay at hotel. Simply Contact 206 Tours:  800-206-TOUR (8687)  or  sales@206tours.com

About your trip

  • Lourdes (St. Bernadette)
  • Bordeaux
  • Paris
About Lourdes:

She came for you and for everyone of us! 6 million pilgrims come to Lourdes each year and 10,000 visit this site daily. At the foot of the Pyrenees mountains in southwestern France, nestled between the spectacular mountain river, Gave de 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 baths 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. Daily Mass, and Mass at the Grotto on Sunday will be followed by a video presentation telling the miraculous story of Lourdes. Visit Lourdes and experience a spiritual journey from which many have claimed healing and conversion.

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Any questions?  Contact Us:
Katherine
Danielle
Alexandra