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Pilgrimage To Lourdes - Faith-based Travel 2020

Pilgrimage To Lourdes - Faith-based Travel 2020


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

France

Cities Visited

Lourdes

Tour Itinerary

On this faith-based tour, spend five nights in Lourdes, one of the world’s most famous pilgrimage sites located in the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains. Here, in 1858, a 14-year-old girl named Bernadette saw apparitions of the Virgin Mary 18 times. Today, pilgrims from all over the world flock to Lourdes for its spiritual powers. On this tour to Lourdes, you’ll learn about St. Bernadette. You’ll visit her birthplace, her family home, and the Grotto where she witnessed the apparitions. A local religious expert will explain to you Bernadette’s life and visions, and the miracle of the healing waters. At your own pace, you can visit the Basilica, attend the Sanctuary’s official celebrations, pray, meditate the Rosary, attend Mass, visit the Grotto, follow the Way of the Cross, and visit the baths believed to have healing waters. Every evening, you can join other pilgrims in the Candlelight Marian Procession and attend the evening Mass in the Grotto.On this spiritual journey to Lourdes, you’ll also enjoy a guided visit of Chateau-Fort, a fortified castle built during Roman times and perched on a rocky outcrop with remarkable views. Accompanied by a dedicated Tour Director and other savvy, value-minded travelers desiring an inspirational journey, this pilgrimage to Lourdes is the perfect way to reaffirm your faith.

Day 1: ARRIVE IN LOURDES, FRANCE.
Check into your hotel, then meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers, and prepare for your upcoming spiritual journey.

Day 2: LOURDES.
Start your experience by meeting other pilgrims by the statue of the crowned Virgin, La Vierge Couronnée, where your local spiritual expert will unveil the meaning of the message of Lourdes. Later attend the [M] Pilgrim Mass. This afternoon visit the GROTTO, the simple area where St. Bernadette witnessed the Holy Virgin’s apparitions in 1858. Join the Rosary (in French), take the opportunity to go to Confession, and join the candlelight Procession, which takes place every evening. (B,D)

Day 3: LOURDES.
Time for introspection and silence and the possibility to further explore on your own or follow the WAY OF THE CROSS on a wooded hillside area with other pilgrims. Attend [M] Mass, if you wish. In the afternoon, you’ll have a chance to recite the Rosary and join the afternoon Eucharistic procession (The Blessed Sacrament) in the Prairie of the Sanctuary and walk to the Basilica of St. Pius X. (B,D)

Day 4: LOURDES.
This morning is dedicated to visiting the complex of the Healing Pools situated next to the Miraculous Cave, where the Virgin Mary was seen and where many healings took place. Later, hear the story of St. Bernadette’s life and of the Marian apparitions. They started on February 11th, 1858, when Bernadette Soubirous was only 14 years old. While she was in the Grotto, she experienced the apparition of a girl, dressed in white and with a blue belt around her waist, who eventually introduced herself as the Immaculate Conception. The Holy Virgin appeared to Bernadette 18 times, after which her life completely changed. (B,D)

Day 5: LOURDES.
In the morning, join a guided visit of CHATEAU-FORT, strategically placed at the entrance of the seven valleys of the Lavedan. The castle was originally built in Roman times, but was reinforced several times over the centuries. Hear about the legend of Charlemagne and visit the exhibition about Pyrenean arts and culture. In the afternoon, spend some more time taking in the special atmosphere of Lourdes. (B,D)

Day 6: LOURDES.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (The nearest airport is Toulouse.) (B)

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Inclusions

The daily sequence of activities is subject to change.
Departure February 9 Anniversary of the first Lourdes Apparition; Departure April 13 feast of St. Bernardette.

Sightseeing & Activities:

LOURDES Introductory walking tour of the Sanctuary; time for prayer at the Shrine, the Grotto, and the Basilica; opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Confession, to attend the Candlelight Marian Procession, Mass and Rosary daily;

CHATEAU-FORT
Visit the Castle and the Pyrenean arts and culture exhibition;

A local expert will accompany you on some of the activities for a deeper understanding of the Marian message

[M] MASS SERVICES:
Daily Mass, Rosary and candlelight Processions to be attended with the group or at leisure (all in local language and venues subject to change).Transfers by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach

Meals:
Buffet breakfasts daily, 4 dinners


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Accommodations

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$220

Guaranteed shares available

No triple room reduction.

2021 departures are subject to itinerary and price modification.

Lourdes: Mercure Lourdes Imperial

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Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

Customer Reviews

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5
Accommodations
5
Itinerary
5
Professional Staff
5
Repeat with Operator
5
Value for Money
5

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Both outbound and in bound flights were cancelled. My booking agent Harry was not available at that time as well as several times in the past when I had questions so an excellent agent by the name CJ took my call and handled it end to end. Sherry from Cosmos called me and gave me enough reassurance and references to help me. For without them I would be lost in a city that didn't speak english. My tour director was excellent as well. She was on top of things and knowledgeable. Thank You


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