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Lisbon • Santarem • Fatima • Avila • Madrid • Zaragoza • Lourdes • Nevers • Lisieux • Paris

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Trip Includes

  • Flights from anywhere in the United States and flights between countries as per your itinerary. (all necessary flights on your trip are included)
  • Daily Mass is scheduled. Proximo Travel strives to have one or more Catholic Priests accompanying the group as chaplain(s).
  • Airport Taxes, Security Fees & Fuel Surcharges Saving you an average of $400-$600!
  • Transfers as per itinerary.
  • 4 or 5 star hotels in downtown areas.
  • Transportation with luxury bus.
  • All breakfasts and all dinners. Wine included with all dinners.
  • All tips to driver, hotel, and tour guide. If you feel that the tour guide did a great job, offering them extra tips is greatly appreciated.
  • Guided Tours and Tour Fees ~ Our tour guides are very caring, licensed, and well educated. Many of our guides have their PhD's.
  • Luggage handling (1 suitcase and 1 carry-on per person)
  • Single Supplement (as long as the passengers is willing to room with someone and allows us to provide them with a roommate. If the passenger wants a guaranteed room to of their own, then they have to pay the $900 single supplement)
  • Remember: Passengers will never be expected to pay extra for anything while on the trip ~ We always wait for passengers and never leave anyone behind.

Trip Does Not Include

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  1. Call us (855) 842-8001 or register online with a credit card and pay your $500 deposit per person to save your spot. The $500 deposit is part of the total price of the trip
  2. A $1,000 Airfare Deposit (AD) per person is due one month from the registration. The AD is paid ONLY in the form of Check (personal, money order, or bank check)
  3. The balance is due 4 months before the trip departure date. The balance is paid ONLY in the form of Check (personal, money order, or bank check).

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  • Proximo Travel
    PO Box 3479
    Worcester, MA 01613

  • NOTE: If you sign up for a trip within 4 months of the departure date, you pay the deposit of $500 with a credit card and the balance is required to be overnighted in the form of a personal check, money order or bank check.

Trip Itinerary

    Day 1: DALLAS-FORT WORTH / LISBON: Today we depart Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, arriving in Portugal the next day. Meals are served on board.

    Day 2: LISBON / SANTAREM / FATIMA: Today we arrive in Lisbon and meet our Pilgrimage Tours' tour director who will remain with us until the end of our tour. We transfer to the city of Lisbon, where we will celebrate Mass at the birthplace of St. Anthony of Padua, followed by a panoramic tour of the city. En route to Fatima, we stop for a visit at the Church of St. Stephen, or "Church of the Holy Miracle" in Santarem, site of a 13 th century Eucharistic miracle. Finally we arrive in Fatima where in 1917 Mary appeared to local children and the "miracle of the sun" occurred. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Fatima Apparitions. Following dinner we participate in the evening's Candlelight Procession. Overnight in Fatima.

    Day 3: This morning we participate in the Stations of the Cross along the path that the shepherd children used to tend to their flock en route to the Cova de Iria where Our Lady appeared to the children. Here we pause to recite the Holy Rosary. Next we visit nearby Aljustrel to visit the House of Lucia and House of Francisco and Jacinta. In the afternoon we will visit the Shrine and Basilica of Our Lady where we celebrate Mass, followed by free time to explore the sanctuary's grounds. Following dinner this evening, we have another opportunity to join the Candlelight Procession. Overnight in Fatima.

    Day 4: FATIMA / AVILA: This morning we travel to Avila, Spain, perhaps the best-preserved walled city in theworld and home of Saint Teresa of Avila who with her spiritual director St. John of the Cross, reformed the Carmelite Order. We celebrate Mass at the Carmelite Monastery of the Incarnation, where we will also see the cell where St. Teresa lived. Next we arrive inside the ancient walls of Avila and visit the Church of St. Teresa where we will see more relics of St. Teresa. Dinner and overnight in Avila.

    Day 5: AVILA / MADRID / ZARAGOZA: Following Mass this morning in Avila, we depart for Madrid, where upon our arrival, we enjoy an orientation tour of Spain's capital that will include a visit to the city's Almudena Cathedral. From here we arrive at the Plaza Mayor, the main square in Madrid, where we enjoy some free time for shopping. We bid Madrid farewell and continue on to the town of Zaragoza for dinner and overnight.

    Day 6: ZARAGOZA / LOURDES: This morning we visit the Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar, the place where Mary appeared to the Apostle James before her Assumption into heaven. We celebrate Mass here at the Basilica. We continue on to Lourdes where in 1858, Mary appeared to a young Bernadette Soubirous. Upon our arrival in Lourdes, we check in to our hotel, followed by a walk to the Grotto and an introduction to the Shrine. We return to our hotel for dinner. Following dinner we participate in this evening's Candlelight Procession. Overnight in Lourdes.

    Day 7: LOURDES: This morning we celebrate Mass in the Crypt of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception (Upper Basilica), followed by a walking tour of Lourdes where we visit the places important in the life of Bernadette, including the Spring and Grotto where Mary appeared to Bernadette numerous times. We visit the Rosary Basilica (Lower Basilica) as well as the nearby Healing Baths where many pilgrims submerge themselves for its healing properties. We also visit the Basilica of Pius X as well as Bernadette's home. Our afternoon is free for personal exploration of the Sanctuary of Lourdes. Following dinner this evening, we have another opportunity to join the Candlelight Procession. Overnight in Lourdes.

    Day 8: LOURDES / NEVERS: Early this morning we celebrate Mass across the street from our hotel at the Poor Clares Convent, followed by breakfast before departing Lourdes for Nevers. In the late afternoon we arrive in Nevers and visit the museum and convent of St. Gildard, where Bernadette Soubirous of Lourdes spent the final 13 years of her life. Here you will see the incorrupt body of Saint Bernadette kept in a glass reliquary. Dinner and overnight in Nevers.

    Day 9: NEVERS / LISIEUX / PARIS: This morning we drive to the town of Lisieux, the home to St. Therese, the Carmelite nun known as "The Little Flower" and the Newest Doctor of the Church. Here we will visit the site of the Lisieux family home, Les Buissonnets, and the Carmelite Convent Chapel which contains the remains of St. Therese. Next we visit the Basilica of St. Therese and celebrate Mass in its Crypt, where St. Therese's parents are entombed. Finally we continue on to Paris for dinner and overnight. Following dinner we enjoy an evening motor coach tour of the "City of Lights". We will see the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower and the Champs-Elysees. Dinner and overnight in Paris.

    Day 10: PARIS: This morning we visit and celebrate Mass at the interesting and unique Saint Stephen's Church (Saint-Etienne- du-Mont), one of Paris' "pilgrimage churches" once visited by Pope John Paul II. The church houses several relics of Saint Genevieve, the patron saint of Paris. Following Mass, we arrive at the world famous Louvre Museum to see some of its fine collection of art, including the Mona Lisa. In the afternoon we visit the Cathedral of Notre-Dame, which stands on the banks of the Seine on the site of an early Christian basilica that had in turn been built on the site of a temple from the Roman era. Here we will see the Gallery of the Kings, the Rose Window and many chapels. Finally, we enjoy a cruise on the River Seine. Dinner and overnight in Paris.

    Day 11: PARIS: This morning we visit Rue de Bac to visit the Shrine of the Miraculous Medal, where St. Catherine Laboure received her apparitions of Mary. Here we see the incorrupt body of St. Catherine as well as the body of St. Louise de Marillac, who founded the Daughters of Charity with St. Vincent de Paul. Here we celebrate Mass. Next we visit the nearby St. Vincent de Paul shrine where you can view the saint's once incorrupt body. In the afternoon, we head to the Montmartre District, the "Artists Quarter" of Paris and visit the Romanesque and Byzantine Sacre Coeur Basilica on top of Montmartre Hill. While at the Basilica, we have time to explore its many wonderful sculptures, paintings and mosaics as well as spend some time shopping the local street vendors on Montmartre Hill. This evening we enjoy a special farewell. dinner at La Bonne Franquette restaurant. Overnight in Paris.

    Day 12: Fly back home

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