2019: Spiritual Highlights of Iberia, Lourdes & Italy - Faith-Based Travel (5315)

20 days from Lisbon to Rome

Reaffirm and celebrate your faith on this Portugal, Spain, France, and Italy tour with overnights in Lisbon, Fatima, Santiago de Compostela, Burgos, Lourdes, Barcelona, Rome, San Giovanni Rotondo, and the Assisi area. Along the way, visit some of the world's most famous shrines, pilgrimage sites, and spiritual places. Santiago de Compostela has been known as a pilgrimage site since the 9th century. Spend two nights here and visit St. James' Cathedral, where you'll have the opportunity to attend Mass. You'll also attend Mass in Fatima, home to one of the most famous Catholic shrines; in Rome at St. Mary Major Basilica, the most important Roman church dedicated to the Virgin Mary; in San Giovanni Rotondo's Old Church; in Assisi's St. Francis Basilica; in St. Francis' church in Lanciano; and in the 17th-century Sanctuary of Loyola, built to honor the founder of the Jesuits. Join pilgrims for the Rosary and candlelight processions in Fatima and in Lourdes, another of the world's most famous pilgrimage places, where you'll also enjoy a guided walking tour. Other highlights of this faith-based tour are visits to Monte Sant'Angelo, one of Christendom's most celebrated shrines, and Jeronimos Monastery, dating to the mid-1400s. In Carcassonne, visit the medieval fortified citadel and marvel at the ramparts, castle walls, and drawbridges. In Burgos, visit the cathedral where El Cid is buried. In Barcelona, visit the Sagrada Familia, Gaudi's masterpiece. In Braga, one of the world's oldest Christian cities, visit Bom Jesus do Monte Sanctuary, where devout followers have walked the 'Stations of the Cross' since 1811. In Rome, attend the Papal audience (subject to availability) and visit the world-famous Colosseum. All of this and much more are included on this inspirational Portugal, Spain, France, and Italy tour designed for value-minded travelers.

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Tour Operator
Cosmos
Offer
Offer valid through 9/30/2019
Duration
20 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1LisbonWelcome to Portugal! Check into your hotel, and tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.
Day 2FatimaSee all the highlights on your guided tour of Lisbon. Visit the CATHEDRAL LA SE', where St. Anthony was baptized, and JERONIMOS MONASTERY. Stop in Santarem to visit the CHURCH OF THE EUCHARISTIC HOLY MIRACLE. Arrive in Fatima, enjoy an orientation walk, and visit theTOMB OF THE VISIONARIES and the CHAPEL OF THE APPARITIONS. This evening, join pilgrims from around the world for the ROSARY and candlelight procession. (B,D)
Day 3FatimaToday, join an optional excursion to Tomar with a visit to the Monastery-Fortress of the Knights Templar. Later, attend [M] Mass at the Sanctuary of Our Lady with time to wander on your own. This evening, perhaps join the Rosary. (B,D)
Day 4Santiago de CompostelaStop in Braga to visit the BOM JESUS DO MONTE SANCTUARY. Continue into Spain and head for Santiago de Compostela. On arrival, an orientation walk introduces you to the old city center. Then, attend the [M] Pilgrims Mass in ST. JAMES' CATHEDRAL, which houses the Apostle James' remains. (B,D)
Day 5Santiago de CompostelaThis morning, spend some time on your own or 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 pilgrimage route, the Camino de Santiago (or Way of St. James). (B)
Day 6BurgosToday, 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. (B)
Day 7LourdesTravel through the Basque region toward Lourdes. En route, pause to reflect 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 of the world's most famous places of pilgrimage. Join the nightly ROSARY and candlelight procession for a memorable spiritual experience. (B,D)
Day 8LourdesToday's guided walking tour includes 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 and to attend [M] Mass. (B,D)
Day 9BarcelonaThis morning, head for the France/Spain border. En route, visit the FORTIFIED CITADEL of Carcassonne, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stay overnight in Catalonia's lively and beautiful capital, Barcelona. (B)
Day 10BarcelonaToday's guided sightseeing includes a drive around Montjuic to see the Olympic Stadium and a great panoramic view of the port and city. Continue to the city center to admire Gaudi's eccentric Houses Batllo and Mila, as well as his SAGRADA FAMILIA. (B)
Day 11BarcelonaToday is at leisure to explore as you like or maybe join the optional excursion to the pilgrimage site of Montserrat. This is the site of the Benedictine abbey that hosts the Black Virgin of Montserrat Sanctuary, patron saint of Catalonia. This evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)
Day 12RomeTransfer to the airport for your flight to Rome. (B,D)
Day 13RomeThis morning, attend the PAPAL AUDIENCE (subject to availability) for the chance to see the Pope and receive the Papal Blessing. Later, with a Local Guide visit ST. PAUL OUTSIDE THE WALLS, one of Rome's four major Papal basilicas, along with ST. JOHN LATERAN BASILICA, built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century. Next, visit the Papal sanctuary of the SCALA SANCTA (Holy Stairs), transported from Jerusalem to Rome around 326 AD by St. Helena, Emperor Constantine's mother. Then, visit the impressive ST. MARY MAJOR BASILICA and attend [M] Mass. (B)
Day 14RomeA different, quite unique experience is offered today. We will take an included excursion to Castel Gandolfo, a village in the hills outside Rome, to visit the PAPAL SUMMER RESIDENCE and GARDENS with a local guide. In the afternoon, enjoy time at leisure in Rome or join the optional excursion to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. (B)
Day 15San Giovanni RotondoBefore leaving the capital city of Italy, step back in time with the help of a Local Guide and experience the power and beauty of Imperial Rome on the included orientation. On your way south, stop in quaint Pietrelcina, birthplace of the beloved St. Pio, before heading towards San Giovanni Rotondo on the east coast, the Saint's home from 1916 until his death in 1968. (B,D)
Day 16San Giovanni RotondoAttend [M] Mass this morning at SANTA MARIA DELLE GRAZIE (Old Church), then visit the FRIARY of Padre Pio, including his tomb, cell, confessional, and the PADRE PIO PILGRIMAGE CHURCH (New Church). Afterwards, visit the nearby SHRINE OF MONTE SANT'ANGELO, one of Christendom's most celebrated shrines, where St. Michael the Archangel appeared in 490, 492, and 1656. (B,D)
Day 17AssisiVisit ST. FRANCIS' church in Lanciano, home of the Sanctuary of the Eucharistic Miracle, and attend morning [M] Mass. Continue to the LORETO SANCTUARY, including the HOLY HOUSE, where, according to tradition, angels transported the home of the blessed Virgin Mary. Arrive at the hilltop village of Assisi. (B,D)
Day 18AssisiToday, learn more about St. Francis, patron saint of animals and the environment. Attend early morning [M] Mass at ST. FRANCIS BASILICA, famous for its 14th-century Giotto paintings depicting the life of St. Francis. Meet your Local Guide and visit the UPPER and LOWER BASILICAS of St. Francis and the BASILICA OF ST. CLARE, founder of the Order of Poor Clares. Next, visit the BASILICA of Santa Maria degli Angeli, situated at the foot of Assisi's hills and protecting the Porziuncola, where St. Francis is said to have founded the Order of Friars Minor in 1209, and the Cappella del Transito, where the saint died in 1226. (B)
Day 19RomeTravel to Cascia this morning, home of St. Rita, the 'Patron Saint of Impossible Causes.' Visit the SANCTUARY and see the Major and the Minor Basilicas. Return to Rome for a final overnight stay. (B)
Day 20RomeYour vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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07/26/2019$2,909.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
09/13/2019$2,999.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
09/20/2019$2,999.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
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Participation in this vacation requires purchase of the following flights from Cosmos, not included in pricing: (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway and intra-vacation air segments; or (2) intra-vacation air segments only, starting at $250. Required intra-vacation air segments are: Barcelona to Rome. Air prices were effective on June 5, 2018 and their availability is limited. At the time you purchase your tour, air prices may be higher.

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Single room supplement:
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No triple room reduction.




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