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Pilgrimages to France - Lourdes: 6 days pilgrimage
Lourdes as one of the most popular Catholic pilgrimages and Marian Shrines in the world is visited by a millions of pilgrims every year. This package pilgrimage to Lourdes include full service from hotels, transfers, guided city tours - for small groups, families, prayer groups or parishes. Itinerary gives you enough time to visit to the places associated with the life of St. Bernadette, visit to Bartres and excursions to monasteries, castles and churches of the five valleys of the Lourdes country. We will be happy to add Marian Shrine in Fatima and Medjugorje to this program and make true Marian Shrine Pilgrimage - Fatima, Lourdes and Medjugorje.
Day 1 Arrival to Lourdes
Arrival at the airport and meeting with the guide, opening Holy Mass (time permitting) at the Shrine of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception, dinner and overnight stay in Lourdes.
Day 2 Lourdes
Tour of the shrine of about 2 hours visiting the Grotto of Massabielle where Blessed Virgin appeared 18 times to Bernadette Soubirous in 1858. Group will also see The Baths, later on their own pilgrims can come here to be emerged in the Lourdes miraculous water. Guided tour will also include The Basilica of Immaculate Conception and Crypt which is underneath and was first chapel built here as a place of worship, also Rosary Basilica, Church of St. Bernadette. Lunch time, including the rest of the afternoon, may be spent to your liking. We meet again for dinner and, perhaps, a candlelight Marian procession which starts every evening at 9 p.m.
Day 3 Lourdes
Guided city tour of the Lourdes, visit to all of the places associated with the St. Bernadette. The Bolly Mill in Rue Bernadette Soubirous where saint was born on the January 7th, 1844 and it is place where she spent first years of her life. Group will also visit “Cachot” or jail where Bernadette lived with her family in great poverty at the time of the apparitions, baptismal font where she was baptized and last is visit to the chapel in Hospice where Saint received first Communion. Free afternoon for visiting The Baths on your own where group can participate together in this event, emerging into the Lourdes water coming from the Well for which Our Lady said to Bernadette: “Go and drink in the spring and wash there". Dinner and overnight is in our hotel.
Day 4 Excursion to Bartres
After the morning Holy Mass in the shrine, we will take a bus to Bartres, situated 4 km from Lourdes. Group will visit tiny village where saint lived at the age of 2 and again when she was 13, shortly before the apparitions. One can see Bernadette’s bedroom in her nanny’s house, sheep farm and enjoy walking "The Path of Bernadette" before returning to Lourdes. Late afternoon free for personal devotions or group prayer of The Way Of The Cross on the Hill in Lourds, just behind the basilica.
Day 5 Lourdes free day
Free day in Lourdes.
Day 6 Lourdes departure home
After breakfast, meeting with your guide and driver and morning transfer to Toulouse (or Pau) Airport for your departure flight home.
- Transfers airport - Lourdes hotel - airport
- First class tourist 3* or first clas 4*hotel in Lourdes
- Daily breakfast and dinner, drinks included
- English speaking guide
- Holy mass arrangements (if group or party with the priest)
- Porterage of luggage in/out hotel
- Daily lunch, souvenirs, personal expenses
- Tips for guides and drivers and hotel staff
- Travel insurance
CHECK SIMILAR TOUR LOURDES PARIS CATHOLIC CITY BREAK
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► Guided tours in Spanish as well ►Longer or shorter stay possible
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