Apparition of the Virgin Mary Tour is a 14-day tour visiting Marian Shrines in Italy, Monaco, France, Spain and Portugal with Pilgrimage Chaplain.
- April 10 – 25, 2019
- October 9 – 24, 2019
Arrival to Rome Fiumicino International Airport. Meet & Greet at the airport and proceed to coach. Board your coach for the guided tour including Colosseum, Piazza De Venezia, Fountain of Trevi and Spanish Steps. Afternoon free time to visit St. Peter Basilica. The St. Peter Basilica was built over 1,500 years ago and can hold a staggering amount of 60,000 people! Dinner and check-in to the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning guided visit to the Vatican Museum and to admire the frescoes of Michelangelo at the Sistine Chapel. Afternoon Guided visits to Basilicas of St. John Lateran, Scala Santa, Sta. Maria Maggiore and St. Paul’s outside the walls. Free time for shopping. Dinner and Overnight at hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out of the hotel and depart for the most loved St. Francis. Commune in the Basilica, the hub of a religious order devoted to the ideals of humility, forgiveness, simplicity and love for all God’s creatures. Hear about monastic life and view priceless frescoes adorning the walls of the church. Dinner and overnight
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out of the hotel and board you coach. Tour of Pisa, at the Piazza Duomo for a photo stop of the breathtaking Leaning Tower of Pisa. Today, you will drive to the exhilarating Monte Carlo of the Principality of Monaco. Arrive then visit the Palace of the Grimaldis and visit the Cathedral of Monaco. Also see the famous Casino Monte Carlo then continue to Cannes for dinner and overnight at hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out of the hotel and board you coach. Long distance drive to Carcassonne. Carcassonne is located in the Aude plain between historic trade routes, linking the Atlantic to the sea and the Massif Central to the Pyre ne es. Its strategic importance was quickly recognized by the Romans who occupied its hilltop until the demise of the Western Roman Empire and was later taken over in the fifth century by the Visigoths who founded the city. Upon arrival, proceed to a guided tour of the medieval city hen dinner and overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out of the hotel and board you coach. Drive to Lourdes. Upon arrival, free time to visit the Sanctuary of Lourdes. In 1858 Lourdes rose to prominence in France and abroad due to the Marian apparitions seen by the peasant girl Bernadette Soubirous, who was later canonized. Shortly thereafter the city with the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes became one of the world’s most important sites of pilgrimage and religious tourism. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Guided tour of the Life of St Bernadette, her house Museum etc. Rest of the day is free,Dinner and Overnight at Hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out of the hotel and board you coach. Cross the Spanish border and stop in Burgos. Upon arrival, guided visit to the Burgos Cathedral, a Catholic church dedicated to the Virgin Mary located in the Spanish city of Burgos. Its official name is Santa Iglesia Cathedral Basilica Metropolitana de Santa María de Burgos. Dinner and overnight in Burgos
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out of the hotel and board you coach. Then Continue the journey to Santiago De Compostela. Upon arrival, proceed to a guided city tour of Santiago de Compostela. Santiago is the local Galician evolution of Vulgar Latin Sanctus Iacobus “Saint James”. According to legend, Compostela derives from the Latin Campus Stellae; it seems unlikely, however, that this phrase could have yielded the modern Compostela under normal evolution from Latin to Medieval Galician. Dinner and Overnight at hotel
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out of the hotel and board you coach. Then Cross the Portuguese border and drive to Fatima. Upon arrival, free time to visit the Sanctuary of Fatima. The sanctuary includes various buildings, shrines and monuments to the religious, political and social consequence of the event dispersed throughout a complex of open panoramas and vistas dominated by the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary and the Basilica of the Holy Trinity. Central to the complex is the small Chapel of the Apparitions and its shelter, where legend suggests many of the events of the apparitions took place and where the first pilgrims venerated the Marian apparitions. Dinner and Overnight at hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning city tour of Fatima including Aljustrel to visit the preserved homes of the 3 shepherd children who saw and spoke to the Blessed Virgin Mary. These are Francisco, Jacinta, and Lucia Several scenes are set up and depict life in the area in the late 19th century and well into the 20th century. Dinner and Overnight at hotel
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out of the hotel and board you coach. Back to Spain today and stop in Avila to visit the Shrine of St. Theresa De Avila. She was a reformer in the Carmelite Order of her time and the movement she initiated, later joined by Saint John of the Cross, eventually led to the establishment of the Discalced Carmelites, though neither she nor John were alive when the two orders separated before heading to Madrid. Dinner and Overnight at hotel
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning city tour of Madrid with admission to the Royal Palace. The Royal Palace (Palacio Real in Spanish) is not the official residence of his Majesty the King of Spain, but rather where state ceremonies, official banquets and other state functions take place. Afternoon is free for leisure to explore on own. Dinner and Overnight at hotel
Breakfast at the hotel. After Breakfast, Departure transfer from hotel to the airport for your flight back to Manila