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Our Lady Queen of Peace Pilgrimage

Fatima, Santiago de Compostela, Garabandal & Lourdes

Spiritual Director: Fr. Benedict Croell O.P.

Group Leader: Penny Abbruzzese

June 3 - 14, 2018

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Lisbon · Fatima · Santarem · Santiago de Compostela · Covadonga · Garabandal · Potes · Santo Toribio de Liebana · Loyola · Lourdes

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Your trip includes

  • Round-trip airfare
    1.    *
  • All airport taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Centrally located hotels: (or similar)
      ~ 3 nights | Jun 4 - 7: Santa Maria Jardim, Fatima, Portugal
      ~ 2 nights | Jun 7 - 9: Hotel Compostela, Santiago de Compostela
      ~ 2 nights | Jun 9 - 11: Hosteria Garabandal, Garabandal
      ~ 3 nights | Jun 11 - 14: Hotel Chapelle et Park, Lourdes
  • Tour Escort throughout
  • Breakfast and Dinner daily
  • Wine with dinners
  • Transfer by Private Motor coach
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees
  • Mass daily & Spiritual Activities
  • Luggage handling (1 piece per person)
  • Flight bag & portfolio of all travel documents
Centrally located hotels or similar
hotel
Santa Maria Jardim
Fatima, Portugal

3 Nights

hotel
Hotel Compostela
Santiago de Compostela

2 Nights

hotel
Hosteria Garabandal
Garabandal

2 Nights

hotel
Hotel Chapelle
Lourdes

3 Night

Not included
  • Lunches, Tips to your guide & driver.
Optional
Travel Insurance

Providing you coverage, both Pre-Existing Conditions and throughout your trip. From 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
Sun, Jun 3: New York – Lisbon

Depart New York for your overnight flight to Lisbon. Dinner and breakfast will be served on board.

Day2
Mon, Jun 4: Arrive Lisbon & continue to Fatima

Upon arrival in Lisbon Airport, , retrieve your luggage and exit the baggage claim into the arrivals hall where you will be greeted by a tour guide/driver. You will be escorted to the vehicle which will then take you to a sightseeing tour of this beautiful Portuguese city. We will then visit Saint Anthony's Church (the patron saint of lost objects). We will then continue to Fatima, where the Blessed Mother appeared in 1917 to three simple shepherd children and exhorted mankind to pray for world peace. The reminder of the day will be free for you to rest, reflect, pray and explore. We will get together in time for dinner and retire for a restful evening.

Day3
Tue, Jun 5: Fatima

Six times from May 13 to October 13, 1917, the Virgin Mary appeared to three novices belonging to the Diocese of Leiria. A new church has been constructed, however just as beautiful, an older church was constructed here in 1928, and millions of pilgrims visit each year. Fatima is one of the most visited holy places for Catholics from around the world. The atmosphere of intense spirituality and the importance of Fatima have been attested to by the visits of two Popes: Paul VI and John Paul II. Touring Fatima, see the Little Chapel of the Apparitions, Basilica, the site of Francesco and Jacinta's graves, the Hamlet of Aljustrel, where the children lived, and Valinhos, the site of Our Lady's appearance after the children's return from prison. Follow the Stations of the Cross along the Via Sacra (The Sacred Way) culminating in the Chapel of Calvary, which overlooks all of Fatima. Join pilgrims from around the world in an evening candlelight procession to pray the rosary. Dinner and overnight in Fatima.

Day4
Wed, Jun 6: Fatima – Santarem – Fatima

Today after breakfast we will travel about forty-five minutes south to the old city of Santarem. In Santarem, your group will visit and attend Mass at the Church of St. Stephen, which holds the oldest (13th century) recorded Eucharistic Miracle: The Miracle occurred when a woman yearned to change the ways of her unfaithful husband and consulted a sorceress. The sorceress agreed that she would cure the husband’s infidelity in exchange for a consecrated Host. The woman committed the sacrilege, but when she exited the church, the Host began to bleed. It bled so much that her fellow parishioners thought she had cut her hand. The woman ran home and hid the bleeding Host in a trunk. When her husband arrived home, the wife told him what she had done, and later that night there was a light emanating from the trunk. She and her husband began to kneel before the trunk. The following morning, the husband and wife brought the Host to the parish priest It was then moved to the Church of St. Stephen where another miracle occurred; the miraculous Host was originally put in a wax container however, when a priest opened the tabernacle to view the Host, the container was found broken, and the Host was found enclosed in a crystal pyx. Following your visit to this miraculous site, your group will board the bus and return to Fatima. You will arrive in time for dinner at your hotel, and a restful overnight.

Day5
Thu, Jun 7: Fatima - Santiago de Compostela

Arise this morning to head forward to the great city of Santiago de Compostela. Dinner and overnight in Santiago de Compostela.

Day6
Fri, Jun 8: Santiago de Compostela

Visit Cathedral of St. James which is one of the finest examples of architecture in all of Europe. As pilgrims, we have the opportunity to climb the stairs behind the high altar to visit the crypt where the relics of St. James are preserved, touch the central pillar (Portico de La Gloria), view the 'Botafumeiro' and admire the wealth of medieval art inside the Cathedral, before visiting the cloister museum. Enjoy a stroll on own, though the beautiful streets of Santiago de Compostela, the city of the apostle, full of historical buildings and other attractions (before or after dinner). Dinner and overnight in Santiago de Compostela.

Day7
Sat, Jun 9: Santiago de Compostela - Covadonga - Garabandal

Arise this morning to depart Santiago de Compostela abd visit the village Covadonga and the Basilica of Our Lady of Covadonga. You will then arrive to the hamlet of Garabandal. Dinner and accommodation for the next two evenings will be at one of the modest hotels in Garabandal. This sparsely populated village consists of only about 90 humble dwellings.

Day8
Sun, Jun 10: Excursion to Potes & Santo Toribio de Liebana

After breakfast we will travel to Potes where you will see the "Lignum Crucis" - True Cross that is considered the biggest wood piece of the cross on which Jesus was crucified. Visit the chapel and the cloister where you may see reproductions of the "Beatos." We will also see The Door of Forgiveness in which you can see Jesus and his Twelve Apostles, with a round arch that opens only for pilgrims during the Jubilee Year that occurs only on the feast of Santo Toribio. The Monastery of Santo Toribio de Liébana is located in the Cantabrian Mountains, and one of the five places of Christianity thathas the privilege of plenary indulgences. Return to Garabandal for dinner and overnight.

Day9
Mon, Jun 11: Garabandal - Loyola - Lourdes

After breakfast, depart Garabandal and motor through the scenic countryside of Cantabria before arriving in Loyola, the birthplace of St. Ignatius, founder of the Jesuits. Here, we will see the 17th-century Basilica dedicated to St. Ignatius and also visit his family home behind the sanctuary. We will have time to pray at the most venerated room where Ignatius, at age 30, was brought following his serious wounding at the Battle of Pamplona. We then continue through the spectacular Pyrenees Mountains on your scenic drive to Lourdes. Upon arrival, 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

Days10 & 11
Tue & Wed, Jun 12 & 13: Lourdes

While in Lourdes you 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. See Boly Mill where St. Bernadette was born and the "Cachot," an abandoned prison where Bernadette's impoverished family lived. Join your prayers with those of pilgrims from around the world as you pray for the sick, drink water from the miraculous spring or submerge yourself 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 on the very rock of the Grotto, in obedience to the request of the "Immaculate Conception." Evenings are free for optional Blessed Sacrament Procession before dinner. Your role in the universal church will have new meaning as you join the candlelight procession and group rosary.

Day12
Thu, Jun 14: Lourdes - New York

Early morning departure to Pau Airport for your homebound flights back to the New York.

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*All pricing is per person

Single Supplement / Private Room $599.00 (USD)

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

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

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

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Options & Upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Single Supplement / Private Room $599.00 (USD)

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

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

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About your trip

pilgrimage map
  • Garabandal
  • Santander
  • Santiago de Compostela (St. James)
  • Lisbon (St. Anthony)
  • Santarem (Eucharistic Miracle)
  • Fatima
  • Salamanca
  • Alba De Tormes
  • Avila (St. Teresa)
  • Burgos
  • Loyola (St. Ignatius)
  • Lourdes (St. Bernadette)
About Santiago de Compostela:

The History of El Camino, The Way of St. James or St. James' Way Often known by its Spanish name, el Camino de Santiago, is the pilgrimage to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in northwestern Spain, where legend has it that the remains of the apostle, Saint James the Great, are buried. The Way of St James has existed for over a thousand years. It was one of the most important Christian pilgrimages during medieval times. It was considered one of three pilgrimages on which a plenary indulgence could be earned; the others are the Via Francigena to Rome and the pilgrimageto Jerusalem. Legend holds that St. James's remains were carried by boat from Jerusalem to northern Spain where they were buried on the site of what is now the city of Santiago de Compostela. There are some, however, who claim that the bodily remains at Santiago belong to Priscillian, the fourth-century Galician leader of an ascetic Christian sect, Priscillianism, who was one of the first Christian heretics to be executed.

About Fatima:

The Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima is one of most famous Marian shrines in the world. Drawn by apparitions of the Virgin Mary to three local shepherd children in 1917. Four million people visit Fatima each year. The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to shepherd children on the 13th day of six consecutive months in 1917, starting on May 13th until October 13th. The events at Fatima gained particular fame due to their elements of prophecy and eschatology, particularly with regard to possible world war and the conversion of Russia.

About Spain

Saint Teresa and Saint Ingatius both hailed from Spain. Saint Teresa of Ávila, also called Saint Teresa of Jesus, was a prominent Spanish mystic, Carmelite nun, and writer. Saint Ignatius of Loyola was a Spanish knight who became priest and found the Society of Jesus and became its first Superior General.

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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