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Marian Shrines of Europe – Faith-Based Travel 2020

From Lisbon to Barcelona
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Itinerary

Countries Visited

France , Portugal , Spain

Cities Visited

Avila, Barcelona, Burgos, Fatima, Lisbon, Lourdes


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Tour Itinerary

There’s no better way to experience Europe’s most treasured Catholic shrines than on this inspirational journey through Spain, Portugal and France. Whether it’s standing in the very place where the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to the three shepherd children over 100 years ago in Fatima, visiting Avila, St. Theresa’s home town, admiring the impressive Burgos Cathedral, immersing yourself in the Healing Baths in Lourdes, or reflecting in Gaudi’s magnificent Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, this vacation will inspire and leave you with memories of a lifetime.

Day 1: ARRIVE IN LISBON, PORTUGAL.
Welcome to Lisbon! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)

Day 2: LISBON–SANTARÉM–FÁTIMA.
Your orientation of the capital of Portugal includes the Baixa quarter’s main squares, a drive along the grand Avenida da Liberdade up to Pombal Square, and a stop to take pictures of Belem Tower and the Monument of the Discoverers. While en-route to Fátima, visit the CHURCH OF THE HOLY MIRACLE in Santarém, site of a famous Eucharistic Miracle. Fátima is one of the most famous Marian shrines in the world; visit OUR LADY OF FÁTIMA SHRINE with the tombs of the three visionaries: Lucia, Jacinta, and Fernando. Visit the CHAPEL OF THE APPARITIONS, where the Virgin Mary appeared to them in 1917. She gave them a message from God promising that the world would be at peace if all men and women obeyed her requests. This evening, join the Rosary and candlelight procession at the Shrine and attend [M] Mass, held every day.
Today’s Distance: 99 mi / 160 km (B,D)

Day 3: FÁTIMA. EXCURSION TO VALINHOS.
Today, visit the PARISH CHURCH where the visionaries were baptized and then visit their homes in nearby Valinhos. Back in Fátima, attend [M] Mass in the afternoon. Tonight, another chance to join the Rosary and candlelight procession sharing some moments of prayer with other faithful pilgrims from all over the world.
Today’s Distance: 25 mi / 40 km (B)

Day 4: FÁTIMA–ÁVILA, SPAIN.
The majestic scenery of the Serra da Estrela mountain range forms the backdrop of your drive into Spain. Arrive in Ávila, where St. Teresa founded the Order of the Discalced Carmelites, going back to the basics of a contemplative order: a simple life of poverty devoted to prayer. Enjoy a guided walk through this walled town and visit the MONASTERY OF THE INCARNATION and the CONVENT OF ST. TERESA.
Today’s Distance: 329 mi / 530 km (B,D)

Day 5: ÁVILA–BURGOS.
Travel to Burgos, the historic capital of Old Castile. Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a visit to the magnificent CATHEDRAL, dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Its overwhelming beauty will inspire some time for appreciation and meditation.
Today’s Distance: 186 mi / 300 km (B,D)

Day 6: BURGOS–LOYOLA–LOURDES, FRANCE.
Before crossing the French border, visit the Sanctuary of St. Ignatius de Loyola, founder of the Order of Jesus (Jesuits), with his HOME, and attend [M] Mass in the BASILICA. Arrive in Lourdes, a powerful place of pilgrimage dedicated to the Holy Virgin, where you will stay for the next three nights with the possibility of joining the candlelight procession, held every evening.
Today’s Distance: 280 mi / 450 km (B,D)

Day 7: LOURDES.
This morning attend [M] Mass. Your guided walking tour includes visits to the GROTTO, where the Virgin Mary appeared to St. Bernadette, the OUR LADY OF LOURDES SHRINE, the BIRTHPLACE OF ST. BERNADETTE, and her FAMILY HOME during the time of the apparitions. In the evening of February 11, 1858, a young Roman Catholic girl, Bernadette Soubirous, went to fetch some firewood with her sister and another companion when a Lady who was indescribably beautiful appeared to her at the Massabielle grotto. Although the Lady did not tell Bernadette her name when asked at first, she told her to return to the grotto. On subsequent visits, the Lady revealed herself to be the “Immaculate Conception”. (B)

Day 8: LOURDES.
Enjoy a day at leisure with time to experience the powerful healing baths, the “Blessing of the Sick,” and attend one of the daily Masses. The whole town exudes a spiritual atmosphere that leads to prayer. You may also wish to marvel at the natural beauty of the Pyrenees on the optional excursion available. (B,D)

Day 9: LOURDES–BARCELONA, SPAIN.
Leave Lourdes today, re-enter Spain, and head for Barcelona—the capital of Spain’s Catalonia region—known for its art and architecture throughout the cosmopolitan city.
Today’s Distance: 348 mi / 560 km (B)

Day 10: BARCELONA.
Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Columbus Monument, Plaza de Catalunia, and Paseo de Gracia. The highlight is a visit to the SAGRADA FAMILIA BASILICA, Gaudi’s masterpiece. Also, enjoy a panoramic view of the city and harbor from Montjuïc Hill. This evening, a farewell dinner awaits you at the hotel. (B,D)

Day 11: BARCELONA.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Inclusions

  • Departure May 11 Feast Day of Our Lady of Fátima (May 13)
  • Departure October 11 Feast Day of Our Lady of Fátima (October 13) and Feast Day of St. Teresa of Avila (October 15)
  • This tour involves a lot of walking.

Sightseeing & Activities:

LISBON
Welcome dinner; orientation

SANTARÉM
Visit the Church of the Holy Miracle

FÁTIMA
Orientation, visits to the Our Lady of Fátima Shrine, the Chapel of the Apparitions, the Parish Church, Valinhos, and attend [M] Mass

ÁVILA
Guided walking tour, visit the Convent of St. Teresa, and the Monastery of the Incarnation

BURGOS
Guided sightseeing, visit the cathedral

LOYOLA
Visit the Sanctuary of St. Ignatius Home and attend [M] Mass in the Basilica

LOURDES
Attend [M] Mass; guided walking tour, visit the grotto, the Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine, and St. Bernadette’s birthplace and family home; attend the candlelight procession

BARCELONA
Guided sightseeing, visit the Sagrada Familia Basilica; farewell dinnerMotorcoach

Meals:
Full buffet breakfast daily; 7 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Lisbon and a farewell dinner in Barcelona


Hygiene and Safety Protocols for Globus Tours

Today's world has changed, but what remains certain is Globus' commitment to guest safety, comfort and peace-of-mind while traveling with us. To that end, Globus has established a worldwide Assurance program, with enhanced on-trip protocols and procedures, to ensure the health – and happiness – of guests throughout their travels with us.

It all starts with Globus' Global Health & Safety Team, dedicated to ensuring that cleanliness of all operations exceeds today’s travel standards—from start to finish. The following areas address Globus' commitment to providing a safe and clean environment for guests.

A SAFE & WARM WELCOME

Globus will enact new tour check-in procedures and pre-trip health screenings to offer guests a safe start to their journey, including adherence to social distancing requirements.

BLENDING CULTURAL PROXIMITY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCE

Globus will ensure safe distances for guests throughout the journey, on coach and during excursions. This includes providing masks for guests use at any time where social proximity could be an issue as well as the possibility of reducing group sizes, if required. And wireless listening technology – including Globus' Go Beyond Devices in Europe – enables safe distances between guests and other travelers on excursions.

FOCUS ON GUEST AND TEAM MEMBER HEALTH

To ensure a healthy environment for team and guests, Globus will conduct regular temperature checks for both guests and team, and when necessary, masks will be worn by Globus' team members when with guests.

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Traveling with Globus removes many of the “touch points” of travel, including luggage handling, check in/out, expedited entry into attractions and more. Globus are further reducing risk with hands-free service, meaning all self-services replaced by staff, including buffet meals replaced with table service. Globus will also ensure hand sanitizing is available throughout each trip, on coach and in hotels.

COMMITMENT TO CLEAN

As a part of Globus' commitment to clean, Globus is requiring enhanced cleaning procedures with hotel partners, on motorcoaches, vehicles and throughout every trip, including additional daily disinfecting procedures that go above-and-beyond already strict health and safety procedures.

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Globus has strict health and safety protocols, which have been in place for years, focused on ensuring all aspects of operation- from vehicles and equipment used on trip to excursions and hotel procedures. This process will continue with new, elevated health and safety checks, to maintain their promise that each touch-point on tours and cruises are considered in their commitment to guest and team member well-being.

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Accommodations

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$550

Triple room reduction per person:
$50

Lisbon: Mundial
Situated in the center of Lisbon, the hotel looks out over the historic St. George's castle and is just steps away from Rossio Square. Among its outstanding amenities are the panoramic Varanda de Lisboa restaurant, offering stunning views of the old city and excellent cuisine, as well as a bar and wine cellar, where wine tastings with an expert sommelier are available. Tram Nr. 28 starts its route in front of the hotel, providing an ideal way to explore the city.
Address:
Praca Martim Moniz 2
Lisbon , Portugal
Fatima: Hotel Regina
This 84-room hotel is defined by a warm and familiar atmosphere set in a modern building. At the restaurant you can enjoy fine dining with a menu based on tasty Portuguese specialties. Free internet Wi-Fi connection is available throughout the hotel and there is also a bar serving refreshing drinks.
Address:
Rua Conego Dr Manuel Formigao 12, Cova Da Iria
Fatima , Portugal
Fatima: Santa Maria
The hotel has been recently renovated according to the most modern concepts of Architecture and Design, achieving a decoration that is an invitation to peace and tranquility. The light that flows in every corner of the hotel creates a warm atmosphere.
Address:
Rua De Santo Antonio
Fatima , Portugal
Avila: Palacio De Los Velada
Located in the historical part of the city and set within a 16th-century stone palace this unique 144 room property offers Free Wi-Fi internet access throughout and has an elegant restaurant serving regional cuisine, a Renaissance-style courtyard cafe with a piano and an English style bar.
Address:
Plaza De La Catedral 10
Avila , Spain
Burgos: Silken Gran Teatro
The Silken Gran Teatro Hotel has an excellent location, perfect for visiting the city at ease, as it is in right in the shopping area of the city. Lovers of leisure and night life will find plenty to do just a few steps from the Hotel.
Address:
Avda. De Arlanzon, 8B
Burgos , Spain
Lourdes: Grand Gallia & Londres
Its rich past gives it the authentic character that has made its reputation. Its majestic architecture houses air-conditioned rooms beautifully decorated in Louis XVI style.
Address:
26 Av. B.Ette Soubirous
Lourdes , France
Barcelona: HCC St. Moritz
Hotel HCC St Moritz has a total of 91 rooms and offers a warm and relaxing atmosphere for a perfect rest after a busy day in the city.
Address:
Carrer Diputacio 262
Barcelona , Spain

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Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.6
Accommodations
4.3
Itinerary
4.8
Professional Staff
4.8
Repeat with Operator
4.8
Value for Money
4.5

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Our tour director Rita was very good and professional and the driver Rue was so professional. The hotels were all walking distance from Fatima and Lourdes. Overall it was a great experience.

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I was very please with the services, hotel accommodations was great including foods. I was very impressed with all the staffs, very professional & courteous.

I was very please and happy with Globus as our Operator. Accommodations was excellent including foods. I already booked our next trip with this company.

The travel itineraries have been so helpful while on the trip. Plus the perfect tour director Rita is a great woman, kind, knowledgeable abt the diff places and a very likeable eoman. Everyone in the group love and admire her services.

Our tour guide Beatriz was punctual, she made sure that our group followed a schedule so that we will be able to take full advantage of our tour. We were able to see a lot of places in a short period of time with no worries about our luggages and hotel accommodations. Enough free time to explore on our own. Great first time experience with a guided tour since we usually research and make our own tours.

We saw many beautiful sights and had time for private devotion. The itinerary was heavy. Be prepared to spend time on the bus and be up and out early. This is not a relaxing vacation, but an opportunity to see beautiful places of historical and devotional significance. Our tour guide was excellent and provided both spiritual moments as well as valuable information, while being entertaining and fun.

This tour is highly recommended. The tour director & driver are both excellent. They are both very professional.

Our group just came back from an awesome and spiritual trip - Marian Shrines 14-day Tour. The accommodations were great and right at the heart of the Shrines or walking distance. Our tour director was very professional, knowledgeable, accommodating and patient especially to our large group who were late at times or "forgot" instructions. He was also funny and charming and with a good sense of humor. There were no boring days on this trip even we had long drives or the weather wasn't cooperating. It was the people that we travelled with that made our trip very special. Our driver was an excellent driver and very professional and always dressed well. The places we visited were beyond what I expected and I am so glad that I joined our group of friends on this spiritual journey. It was my first structured guided tour and though it was hectic at times, I had an amazing time with my group and new found friends on our journey. Now, I need to take another vacation by the beach for a relaxing time. We are already planning for our next year's journey and we'll use Globus again. Special thanks to our consultant for facilitating and coordinating our trip and she did a wonderful job. It couldn't have been easier. Thank you Globus for a wonderful and unforgettable travel experience. Keep up the good work.

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The Marian Shrines Tour offered by Globus Tours is a wonderful itinerary. We thoroughly enjoyed our very moving and spiritual experiences. We had an excellent and very caring tour director.

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OUTSTANDING TOUR. Tour Director was SIMPLY EXCEPTIONAL. She provided an Inspirational Experience beyond our expectations. The tour was very strenuous, but she gave us choices to join in the various activities to meet our level of physical exertion. Would suggest Globus breakup walking tours into groups of 12 to 15 instead of the large 40+ group that was on the bus.

Except for the last hotel, all hotel meals were of very poor quality and extremely limited quantity. I would rather pay a little more and get a better meal. Affordable Tours was very responsive and excellent to deal with. Thanks

The Shrine Tour trip that my son and I just got back from was a wonderful trip. We had a great tour guide, met a nice group of fun people and saw the things we expected, plus more. The hotels were close by and most of them were very comfortable and nice. I'd recommended working with Affordable Tours and Globus to anyone.


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