Fatima, Spain & Lourdes - Msgr. Mike Foltz (# 2035)

November 23 - December 2, 2020

Must be Physically Able to Travel

Magi Travel tours require participants to be able to do a considerable amount of walking (3-5 miles per day), sometimes on uneven, rough or hilly terrain. If you have mobility issues, you must travel with someone who is physically able to assist you and they will also need to register for the trip. Magi Travel Tour Coordinators, Hosts and Tour Guides are unable to assist individual passengers with mobility issues. Please note that scooters cannot be accommodated on this tour.

Daily Itinerary

Monday, November 23, 2020: USA to Lisbon, Portugal

Optional overnight flight across the Atlantic. Dinner and breakfast served on board.

Tuesday, November 24: Lisbon, Fatima

Upon arrival in the capital of Portugal, you are met by your guide. Board your private motorcoach and drive to St. Anthony Church for a private Mass. A local guide will meet you at the church for a half-day city tour to enjoy the beautiful spots of Lisbon such as: Belem Tower, St. Jerome Monastery, Henry the Navigator Monument, Marquis of Pombal and Rossi Square, Liberty Avenue, and Alfama Square.

Free time for lunch before we continue for dinner and overnight in Fatima. (D)

Wednesday, November 25: Fatima

All day dedicated to enjoy the special environment of Fatima, the religious center known worldwide. Millions of pilgrims journey to Fatima and the Basilica dedicated to the Virgin Mary, built to commemorate the religious events of 1917 when three shepherd children reported several apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Nearby is the Church of the Most Holy Trinity, one of the largest churches in the world, consecrated by the Vatican in 2007. We will visit the spots connected to the apparitions such as the Sanctuary, the Basilica, The New Church of the Holy Trinity and the Chapel of Apparitions.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Fatima. (B,D)

Thursday, November 26: Alba de Tormes, Avila

After breakfast, board your coach for the drive to Avila. En-route stop in Alba de Tormes, a medieval town in the province of Salamanca. Here we will have the opportunity to visit the chapel where St. Teresa's remains are buried and displayed. Saint Teresa of Avila died in 1582 in Alba de Tormes. You can see two of her most important relics; her heart and her left arm. They can be found in the Convent of The Annunciation, which she founded in 1571. Mass for the group will be in the convent.

Continue to the city of Avila for overnight. Check in to your hotel and walk to dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)

Alba de Tormes
Friday, November 27: Avila

Avila is one of the oldest cities in Spain. It is surrounded by well-preserved medieval walls from the 11th century. The old quarter holds an important number of Romanesque Churches, Gothic Palaces and its 12th-century Cathedral. The city is the birthplace of St. Teresa of Avila. Walk through the old streets to see the Convent of St. Teresa where we will have our Private Mass. Enjoy a half-day guided tour with visits of the Cathedral and St. Vincent Church, founded in the 11th century.

The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure to explore the city on your own.

Dinner and overnight in Avila. (B,D)

Saturday, November 28: Segovia, Burgos

After breakfast, board your coach for the drive to Segovia. Segovia is an old roman-style city, rich in historical monuments. Visit St. John of the Cross Convent. There will be a private Mass for the group. Meet your local guide for a city tour. See the magnificent Roman Aqueduct from the time of Emperor Augustus and have lunch (at your own expense) before continuing to the city of Burgos for dinner and overnight.

Dinner and overnight in Burgos. (B,D)

Segovia Aqueduct
Sunday, November 29: Burgos

Burgos is famous for its impressive Gothic Cathedral, which is the third largest in Spain. This French Gothic Cathedral has three main doorways flanked by ornamented bell towers. Inside is the Chapel of Condestable, decorated with figures of saints, and the tomb of El Cid, the 11th-century military commander. A wealth of medieval architecture, as well as numerous squares, fountains and statues characterizes this city.

Enjoy a guided walking tour of the city including a visit of the Cathedral, St. Nicholas of Bari Church and Cartuja de Miraflores, a Carthusian Monastery that became one of the treasures of the Gothic style of the late 15th century. There will be a private Mass for the group in the Cathedral.

The afternoon is at leisure to explore the city on your own.

Dinner at local restaurant and overnight at your hotel in Burgos. (B,D)

Burgos Cathedral
Monday, November 30: St. Ignatius of Loyola, Lourdes

Check out of your hotel in Burgos and drive to Lourdes via St. Ignatius of Loyola. The Sanctuary of Loyola consists of a series of edifices built in Churrigueresque Baroque style around the birthplace of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). Enjoy a guided tour of the Sanctuary where we will have Mass. There will be time for lunch before continuing your trip to Lourdes. Check in to your hotel in Lourdes.

Dinner and overnight in Lourdes. (B,D)

Santuary of Loyola

Tuesday, December 1: Lourdes

Lourdes is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the world. Over 6 million pilgrims come to Lourdes each year and 10,000 visit this site daily. Located at the foot of the Pyrenees mountains in southwestern France, nestled between the spectacular mountain river, Gave de Pau, 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. Contemplate Christ's Passion as you pray the unique three dimensional Stations of the Cross. Experience a spiritual journey from which many have claimed healing and conversion.

Dinner and overnight in Lourdes. (B,D)

Grotto of Massabielle
Wednesday, December 2: Departure

Transfer from Lourdes to the Toulouse airport for your return flight.

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Group Meals: (B) = Breakfast, (D) = Dinner

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