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Santiago de Compostela • Alba de Tormes • Avila • Segovia • Loyola • Pamplona • Manresa • Montserrat • Barcelona

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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 will be scheduled.
  • 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: Our trips are not more expensive during high season ~ Passengers will never be expected to pay extra for anything while on the trip.
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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.
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  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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    Auburn, MA 01501

  • 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: Depart the USA for Barcelona, Spain

    Day 2: Upon arrival, meet the tour guide at the airport. Tour of the city by bus time permitting. Dinner and overnight in Santiago de Compostela.

    Day 3: After breakfast, join the walking pilgrims at the Monte del Gozo from which the spires of the Cathedral are first visible. We will walk little bit on El Camino allowing time for personal pray and devotion before arriving at the Cathedral. We will attend the International Pilgrim Mass at the Cathedral of St. James, one of the finest examples of architecture in all of Europe. Tradition invites us to perform some rites. The most important and meaningful one is the hug to the Saint, go under the main altar and visit the crypt where the relics of St. James are preserved. In the afternoon we will visit to the city of Santiago to see: Obradoiro Square, Fonseca Palace, Gelmirez Palace, Franco Street, etc. Dinner and overnight in Santiago de Compostela.

    Day 4: After breakfast at the hotel we will depart for Alba de Tormes where Teresa of Avila died. In Alba de Tormes we will visit the small church where we can see the room where Teresa died, and spend time in devotion and contemplation before the alter above which her remains are kept. Time to visit the museum and village before dinner and overnight in Alba de Tormes.

    Day 5: Breakfast at the hotel and we depart for Avila where Teresa spent most of her life, and did most of her work. It is a beautiful medieval city situated on a hill, surrounded by impressive walls. It has beautiful architectural buildings and many places connected to the life and work of Teresa of Avila. Visit the Convent of the Incarnation where we will see the room in which she lived complete with her personal possessions. It is here that she and John of the Cross discussed the reform of the Carmelite Order. See the sites associated with the life of St. Teresa: The Four Posts, San Esteban Dominican Monastery, and the Church of San Pedro at the Plaza de Santa Teresa. Dinner and overnight in Avila.

    Day 6: After breakfast at the hotel, visit the chapel, the spot where, in the presence of John of the Cross, Teresa had her spiritual marriage to Christ on November 18, 1572. Spend time in personal devotion and contemplation. After lunch we depart for Segovia, a picturesque old city with twisting alleyways, the highest concentration of Romanesque churches in all of Europe and pedestrian-only streets, all bordered by a medieval wall and two rivers. It has many lovely architectural monuments, and boasts of having the largest, still operative Roman aqueduct; it was built without the use of cement, the stones being precisely chiseled to rest next to and on top of one another. We will journey outside the city walls to a lovely river valley with beautiful parks to the chapel and church where John of the Cross is buried. The burial chapel has a dazzling gold ornate baroque style. There will be time for personal devotion and contemplation in the chapel and the many parks, fields, and riverbanks surrounding the church where you can walk alone in nature to experience God’s presence. When we return to the city of Segovia, you can visit Alcázar, a royal palace built sometime around the 11th century where Queen Isabel agreed to fund Christopher Columbus’ exploration of the New World. Dinner and overnight in Segovia.

    Day 7: After breakfast at the hotel, we depart for Loyola the village of Ignatius’ birth. Upon arrival, we will have lunch followed by a tour that includes the Castle of Loyola, his former house and the museum. We include a visit to Aranzazu, a popular shrine to Our Lady at the time of Ignatius and where we know Ignatius prayed for strength to overcome the temptations to which he had formerly yielded. We end our tour at the chapel of his conversion (Holy House). Dinner and overnight in Loyola.

    Day 8: Breakfast at the hotel, then an excursion south to the area of Azpeitia. Here, we visit the church where Ignatius was baptized and the hospital where he stayed and preached. There will also be an opportunity to see the family house where his mother was born and the venerable Hermitage of Olatz. There will be time throughout the day for personal prayer, devotion, and contemplation before dinner and overnight in Loyola.

    Day 9: After breakfast, we will make a visit to Pamplona where Ignatius was struck by the fateful cannon-ball. Then we will continue to Manresa, where we will visit the sites associated with St Ignatius of Loyola. After dinner, we will take the short drive for overnight in Montserrat.

    Day 10: After breakfast, we have a day in Montserrat, home to the dramatically set Benedictine monastery. On a rugged mountainside, we will visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Montserrat. Since the 12th-century, pilgrims have been drawn to the mountain to venerate the miraculous statue of the Black Madonna. According to Catholic tradition, the statue of the Black Virgin of Montserrat was carved by St. Luke around 50 AD and brought to Spain. It was later hidden from the Moors in a cave, where it was rediscovered by shepherds in 880 AD. They saw a bright light and heard heavenly music that eventually led them to the grotto and the statue. The Bishop of Manresa, present at the discovery, suggested that it be moved to Manresa, but the small statue was discovered to be so heavy it could not be lifted. Thus the Virgin had indicated her will to stay on Montserrat to be venerated there. In the 11th century, the abbot-bishop Oliba founded a monastery on the mountain of Montserrat next to one of the chapels, where the Benedictine Abbey is still preserved. Depart for Barcelona for dinner and overnight.

    Day 11: After breakfast, we will see the sites in Barcelona that are associated with the life of Ignatius. The remainder of the day will be for prayer, personal devotion, and contemplation. Dinner and overnight in Barcelona.

    Day 12: Return flight from Santiago de Compostela back to the USA.

    Please note: We do our best to ensure that all sites listed in this itinerary will be seen. However, due to scheduling conflicts, or other circumstances beyond our control, sites may be visited on a different day than listed. If this happens it will also necessitate a change in the restaurant for dinner. However, we will never sacrifice the quality of the meal, all restaurants will meet Proximo Travel's very high standards. Since we have several different trip configurations touring at the same time, it is likely that groups on different tours will be combined when their itineraries overlap in certain areas.

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