Fátima, Lourdes & Shrines of Spain - Faith-Based Travel (5310)

12 Day Tour from Lisbon to Barcelona

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Visit some of the world’s most treasured Marian shrines, pilgrimage sites, and spiritual places. Hear about the apparition of the Blessed Virgin to the shepherd children in Fátima; learn about the journey taken by pilgrims from all over the world into Santiago de Compostela; visit Loyola to get inspired by St. Ignacio’s Jesuit mission. In Lourdes, join the nightly Rosary and candlelight procession. Spend one night by the inspiring Montserrat Sanctuary. End in Barcelona with time to celebrate life, reflect, and rejoice.

Small-Group Discovery

Each Cosmos faith-based vacation is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Cosmos escorted vacation, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery vacation is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

Headsets throughout the tour.
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 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Buffet breakfasts daily, 7 dinners including dinner at a local restaurant in Barcelona


Notes:

February 4 Departure Anniversary of the First Apparition in Lourdes;
May 11 Departure Feast of Our Lady of Fátima;
October 11 Departure Anniversary of the last apparition in Fátima;
December 23 Departure Christmas in Fátima.
July 21 Departure feast of St. James in Santiago.

 Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVE IN LISBON, PORTUGAL

Welcome to Portugal! Check into your hotel, and tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.

Day 2 LISBON–SANTARÉM–FÁTIMA

On your guided sightseeing tour of the capital of Portugal, see the enormous monument dedicated to Henry the Navigator, as well as the 16th-century Belém Tower, the Moorish citadel, and impressive Black Horse Square. Visit the CATHEDRAL LA SE’, where St. Anthony was baptized, and JERONIMOS MONASTERY, which dates back to the mid-1400s and was built as thanks to the Virgin Mary for Vasco de Gama’s successful voyage to India. Head north for a stop in Santarém to visit the CHURCH OF THE EUCHARISTIC HOLY MIRACLE. Arrive in Fátima, home to one of the most famous Catholic shrines. Enjoy an orientation walk and visit the TOMB OF THE VISIONARIES and the CHAPEL OF THE APPARITIONS made famous by the Virgin Mary’s 1917 appearances to three shepherd children, which culminated in the revelation of the Three Secrets of Fátima. This evening, join pilgrims from around the world for the ROSARY and candlelight procession at the Our Lady of Fátima Basilica.
Today's Distance: 118 mi / 190 km

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Day 3 FÁTIMA

Today, spend the day at the Sanctuary at leisure, or join an optional excursion to Tomar with a visit to the Monastery-Fortress of the Knights Templar. Attend MassMass Mass at the Sanctuary of Our Lady with time to wander on your own. This evening, perhaps join the Rosary.

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Day 4 FÁTIMA–BRAGA–SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, SPAIN

Journey north this morning and stop in Braga, one of the oldest Christian cities in the world and nicknamed the “Portuguese Rome.” Visit the BOM JESUS DO MONTE SANCTUARY, an important pilgrimage site, where devout followers have walked the “Stations of the Cross” for contemplation and penance since 1811. See the unique zigzag stairway dedicated to the five senses: sight, smell, hearing, touch, and taste—and the three theological virtues: faith, hope, and charity. Continue into Spain and head for Santiago de Compostela, one of the top pilgrimage destinations since the Middle Ages. On arrival, an orientation walk introduces you to the old city center. Then, attend the MassMass Pilgrim Mass.
Today's Distance: 273 mi / 440 km

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Day 5 SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

This morning, join an optional excursion to Cabo Finisterre, where pilgrims have traditionally completed their walk and burned their robes. Later, return to Santiago de Compostela, known throughout history for the key 9th-century pilgrimage route, the Camino de Santiago (or Way of St. James) with time to explore on your own.

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Day 6 SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA–BURGOS

Today, travel to Burgos, historic capital of Old Castile. Your visit takes you to the magnificent CATHEDRAL, a masterpiece of gothic architecture and burial place of Spain’s national hero, El Cid.
Today's Distance: 304 mi / 490 km

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Day 7 BURGOS–LOYOLA–LOURDES, FRANCE

Travel through the Basque region toward Lourdes. En route, stop at the 17th-century SANCTUARY OF LOYOLA, built in honor of San Ignacio de Loyola, founder of the Jesuit religious order. Cross into France and stay overnight in Lourdes, home to another world famous place of pilgrimage. Join the nightly ROSARY and candlelight procession for a memorable spiritual experience.
Today's Distance: 298 mi / 480 km

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Day 8 LOURDES

On Today’s orientation you will see the GROTTO, where the Virgin Mary appeared to St. Bernadette in 1858, OUR LADY OF LOURDES SHRINE, BERNADETTE'S BIRTHPLACE, and her FAMILY HOME. The afternoon is at leisure to further explore this little market town. According to the schedule, attend MassMass Mass at the Sanctuary either early in the morning or in the evening.

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Day 9 LOURDES–CARCASSONNE–MONTSERRAT, SPAIN

This morning, head for the France/Spain border. En route, visit the FORTIFIED CITADEL of Carcassonne, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the ramparts, castle walls, and drawbridges that are still well preserved from the Middle Ages. Stay overnight in Catalonia’s impressive location of the Marian shrine of Montserrat.
Today's Distance: 367 mi / 590 km.

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Day 10 MONTSERRAT–BARCELONA

Visit the SANCTUARY OF MONTSERRAT this morning, then attend MassMass Mass. Continue to the town of Manresa, known for its Basilica of Saint Mary of Seo, but more importantly for Pont Vell, a bridge associated with the worship of San Ignacio de Loyola. See the architectural compound of Santa Cova, the sanctuary home of St. Ignacio de Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, when he stayed in the city. Later, reach Barcelona, the lively capital of Catalunya.
Today's Distance: 56 mi / 90 km

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Day 11 BARCELONA

Get to know the city on a guided sightseeing tour including a drive around Montjuïc to see the Olympic Stadium for a great panoramic view of the port and city. Continue to the city center’s Plaza Catalunya and Paseo de Gracia to admire Gaudi’s eccentric Houses Batlló and Milà, as well as his SAGRADA FAMILIA, an unfinished architectural masterpiece that is still a consecrated expression of the Catholic faith. This evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant to celebrate faith, life, and friendship.

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Day 12 BARCELONA

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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Transportation:

Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi

 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyCosmos site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

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Fatima
Santiago de Compostela
Barcelona

Fatima

Knights Templar, Convent of Christ & Houses of the 3 Shepherds

Knights Templar, Convent of Christ & Houses of the 3 Shepherds

Follow in the formidable footsteps of the Knights Templar on this intriguing visit to Tomar's 12th-century castle/convent that served as the order's home base for 200 years.

Price Range: $

Santiago de Compostela

Camino Finisterre: Journey to the End of the World

Camino Finisterre: Journey to the End of the World

Travel in the footsteps of pilgrims from around the world on this unique drive from Santiago de Compostela to Cape Fisterra, the fabled Edge of the World.

Price Range: $

Barcelona

Flamenco

Flamenco

Experience the passion and spirit of Spain's most traditional music and dance at this delightful evening of traditional Spanish Flamenco entertainment.

Price Range: $$

 Private Touring

Private Touring: Cosmos European Private Touring enables you to experience all of the attractions, sights and highlights of your selected Cosmos tour as a private experience - delivered just for you and your traveling party. With Private Touring, you'll have your own dedicated Tour Director, your own private transportation and driver, and your own professional local guides. All with greater flexibility in pace and your experience. For your selected tour, there will be additional per-person cost for the size of your party - from 1 to 24. This additional supplement is reduced with each traveler you add to your party. Here's a sample of the additional cost:

6 guests in a party: $1,990*
18 guests in a party: $247*

Contact Cosmos or your preferred travel agent for pricing for your specific party size as well as any other information on Cosmos Private Touring.

*Supplement pricing is per person (USD) and will be added to the standard published price for your given departure date and is based on availability. Supplement price is valid for 2021 travel year. Occasionally some included and optional activities & excursions may be operated with other guests. Additional restrictions may apply. Not applicable for custom groups. No Group allowances or promotions are available on Private Touring. Published itineraries only. Note that blackout dates may exist where the Private Touring option is not available.


* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include International airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Cosmos).