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Oct 07 Depart Toronto by direct flight to Lisbon.
Oct 08 Afternoon arrival Lisbon. Transfer to our hotel in Fatima, time for rest, dinner, procession with candles and overnight.
Oct 09 Full day in Fatima, famous for the apparitions of our Lady of the Rosary to three shepherd children: Lucia dos Santos and her two cousins. Dinner, procession with candles and overnight.
Oct 10 After breakfast we visit Santarem, the site of Eucharistic Miracle in February 1247. Mass. Afternoon we visit Nazare , scenic coastal town wit gorgeous ocean view.. Return to Fatima for dinner, procession with candles and overnight.
Oct 11 This morning we depart Fatima and drive to Salamanca, Spain. Upon arrival mass and sightseeing tour of the city. Salamanca is probably best known for having the oldest university in Spain and one of the oldest in Europe. The city has been declared the “World Heritage Site” by UNESCO. Dinner and overnight in Salamanca.
Oct 12 After breakfast we drive to Avila. Walking tour of the town of St.Teresa and St.John of the Cross. Churches, convents, beautiful palaces and the impressive cathedral provide Avila’s character and identity, in which the spirit of Santa Theresa of Jesus and of Saint John of the Cross still vibrate. This ancient capital of Castille attracts more sightseers than any other Spanish town. We visit the 13th century Cathedral and Moorish bridge. Dinner and overnight in Madrid.
Oct 13 After breakfast sightseeing tour to Madrid takes us to Plaza Espana, Puerta del Sol, Cibeles Fountain, Gran Via, Royal Palace. Some free time in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight in Madrid.
Oct 14 After breakfast depart to Zaragoza. In the afternoon walking tour of Zaragoza including the magnificent Our Lady of Pilar Basilica –“Santa Maria del Pilar.” Mass. Dinner and overnight in Zaragoza.
Oct 15 Today we depart for Lourdes. Upon arrival Mass, some free time, dinner, procession with candles and overnight.
Oct 16 Full day in Lourdes. Time to visit the Grotto of Massabielle, two Basilicas and participate in the Way of the Cross. Time for baths and visit to the “Cachot” where Bernadette lived with her family in great poverty at the time of apparitions. Mass. After dinner procession with candles. Overnight in Lourdes.
Oct 17 In the morning we continue from Lourdes to Avignon – the city of Popes. In 14th century seven consecutive Popes took residence in Avignon. We visit the ancient walled city and see the Notre Dame Des Doms Cathedral, the Popes Palace and world famous Avignon Bridge – Pont St.Benezet. Mass. Dinner and overnight in Avignon.
Oct 18 Today we travel from Avignon to Turin. Upon arrival we visit the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, where one of Christianity’s holiest artifacts, the Shroud of Turin, is kept. Mass, dinner and overnight in Turin.
Oct 19 In the morning we leave for Siena. Afternoon sightseeing tour of medieval city of Siena, the birthplace of St. Catherine. Sightseeing tour of Siena including the Piazza del Campo. Dinner and overnight in Siena.
Oct 20 In the morning we travel from Siena to Rome. Upon arrival panoramic tour of Eternal City. We see Colloseum, Forum Romanum and Trevi Fountain. Dinner and overnight.
Oct 21 Today we continue our tour of Rome and we visit St. Peter’s Basilica, St. Mary Major’s Basilica and St. John’s Lateran Basilica. Mass.Time at leisure in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight in Rome.
Oct 22 Return to Toronto from Rome by direct flight.
TOUR COST CA$4,490 INCLUDES:
air transportation and airport taxes
hotel accommodation first class or superior tourist class based on double occupancy.
2 meals daily breakfast and dinner.
all sightseeing as per itinerary with English speaking guide.
all tips in restaurants and hotels, tips to bus driver and guides, city taxes
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