A Pilgrimage from Lourdes to Fatima with Father Peter Idler

Dates: May 12th – 23rd, 2019

Price: $3,800

Included in the price: Airfare, accommodations for ten nights, eight meals with unlimited drinks, all tips.

Our priest: Father Peter Idler

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Itinerary

Sunday, May 12th
United flight 960 departs Newark at 7:40 p.m.

Monday, May 13th
United flight 960 arrives Frankfurt at 9:20 a.m.
Lufthansa flight 1096 departs Frankfurt at 12:10 p.m. and arrives Toulouse at 1:50 p.m.

I’ll meet you at the airport and we’ll drive to Lourdes. After time to freshen up at our hotel, we’ll head across the street into the lovely sanctuary for Mass. Dinner and overnight in Lourdes.

Tuesday, May 14th
We’ll begin today with Mass. This morning we’ll follow in the footsteps of Saint Bernadette. We’ll visit the spot of her birth and the home where she lived. You’ll have some time this afternoon for reconciliation and personal reflection. This evening we’ll join the candlelight procession. Dinner and overnight in Lourdes.

Wednesday, May 15th
After Mass today, you’ll have the entire day free to take advantage of this most holy shrine. Walk the Stations of the Cross, go to adoration, bathe in the healing waters, and simply enjoy the silence. Dinner and overnight in Lourdes.

Thursday, May 16th
This morning we’ll head into Spain. Our destination is the coastal town of San Sebastián, a foodie’s delight. We’ll celebrate Mass in the cathedral and stroll through the Old City. You’ll have a chance to visit the gorgeous Bay of Biscay before we share an amazing meal this evening. Dinner and overnight in San Sebastián.

Friday, May 17th
Today we travel across the northern coast of Spain to the town of Oviedo. Here we’ll hear the story of the Sudarium, the cloth that covered Christ’s face right after His death. The Sudarium is located here at the Cathedral. We’ll celebrate Mass here today. Dinner and overnight in Oviedo.

Saturday, May 18th
This morning we’ll travel to Santiago de Compostela. Along the way, we’ll stop in the town of Lugo to get a small taste of the Camino. This evening we’ll join the pilgrim’s Mass at the Cathedral. Dinner and overnight in Santiago de Compostela.

Sunday, May 19th
We’ll begin today with Mass in the Cathedral and a visit to the tombs of Saint James and Saints Theodore and Athanasius. You’ll have time to explore the city this afternoon. Overnight in Santiago de Compostela.

Monday, May 20th
Today we head into Portugal. We’ll stop in Porto along the way for lunch and a port wine testing. We’ll celebrate Mass at the shrine in Fatima. Lunch included. Overnight in Fatima.

Tuesday, May 21st
This morning we’ll celebrate Mass in the chapel of Apparitions. We’ll visit the tombs of Lucia, Jacinta, and Francisco. We’ll also visit their home. You’ll have time for confessions and adoration in the shrine. Overnight in Fatima.

Wednesday, May 22nd
Today we travel to Lisbon. We’ll celebrate Mass near where Saint Anthony of Padua was born. We’ll take a walking tour of this amazing city before dinner included. Overnight in Lisbon.

Thursday, May 23rd
United flight 65 departs Lisbon at 10:25 a.m. and arrives Newark at 1:35 p.m.

Price

$3,800 per person

$1,000 deposit secures your spot. Tour deposit is fully refundable for 14 days from the time you make your deposit.

Final payment of $2,800 is due March 1st, 2018. Final payment is nonrefundable.

This cost is for double occupancy. Traveling alone? No problem! You’ll have a chance to ‘meet’ the other solo travelers before the trip and pick a roommate. This usually works out well. If you really prefer to have your own single room, there is a single supplement of $900.

Included in the price

Flights between Newark and Toulouse, Lisbon and Newark
United flight 960 departs Newark at 7:40 p.m. on Sunday, May 12th
United flight 960 arrives Frankfurt at 9:20 a.m. on Monday, May 13th
Lufthansa flight 1096 departs Frankfurt at 12:10 p.m. and arrives Toulouse at 1:50 p.m. on Monday, May 13th
United flight 65 departs Lisbon at 10:25 a.m. and arrives Newark at 1:35 p.m. on Thursday, May 23rd

Accommodations for 10 nights
3 nights in Lourdes
1 night in San Sebastián
1 night in Oviedo
2 nights in Santiago de Compostela
2 nights in Fatima
1 night in Lisbon

Breakfast daily plus 8 additional meals
Wine is included in all our group meals.

All group ground transportation
We’ll be traveling in a private motor coach.

Full time service of a tour director
Visiting new countries can be intimidating! That’s why you will have an experienced Catholic American tour director (me!) with you at all times.

Local guides
We will have local guides join us throughout the trip.

No hidden costs
If we do it as a group, it’s included in the price! You are responsible only for the meals you have on your own, souvenirs you wish to buy, and anything you want to do in your free time. Tips, air taxes, drinks with meals? Already included!

Guaranteed price
Once I receive your deposit, your tour price will not go up!

All tips for group meals, guides, and drivers
Would you believe that many tour companies require you to tip as you go? Not only does that add to the advertised sticker price of a tour, it’s also a huge hassle to you! No need to worry about that here. Tips are already included and we take care of that behind the scenes.

Entry fees and tours
All entry fees and tours to our included group activities.

Social planning
Plan your trip with your traveling companions before you leave! We set up private Facebook groups for each tour to give you a chance to meet before you meet!

You time
We have a lot planned, but time on your own is important. We take our time in churches to give you the opportunity for prayer and reflection. We also include free time for you to explore, shop and relax on your own.

Is this trip for you?

You should be in good physical shape.
We will do a lot of walking, much of it outside, and much of it on uneven ground. We average around 5 miles per day. Please do consider this before signing up.

You need to be able to carry your own luggage.
You are responsible for your luggage and getting it from the plane to the bus and the bus to your hotel rooms. I will provide a thorough packing list to help you pack lightly and efficiently.

You must be flexible.
This is Europe, things may close without notice, a protest could spring up without warning. But, it’s not all negative, great things come up unexpectedly as well. Being flexible is the key for happy travels!

Sign up

Use the form below to sign up for this pilgrimage. If you have any questions, you can email or call 404.330.9913.

Optional Trip Insurance
If you think there is any chance you may need to cancel, I recommend you purchase travel insurance. Many people go through InsureMyTrip.com. A Cancel for Any Reason plan will let you, well, cancel for ‘most’ any reason. Most plans should allow for at least a 75% refund should you need to cancel at any time before departure. Please review all your options to be sure the plan you pick is best for you.

Terms and Conditions
What you are getting by signing up, how much walking you will be doing, what happens if something changes in the itinerary, making your final payment, how we can send you home if you misbehave… and more!

Be sure to read everything carefully.

Deposit Info
You’ll be able to pay by credit card or check. Payment info will be emailed to you once you sign up.

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