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Today, embark on a journey that will be a life-changing experi- ence. Enjoy the meal served onboard, then get some rest on the overnight flight.
Welcome to Portugal! Upon arrival in Lisbon, you will store your luggage at the before beginning your guided sightseeing tour of Lisbon. Some of the sights you will see include the monument dedicated to Henry, the Navigator, the 16th-century Belem Tower, the Moorish Citadel, Black Horse Square, and Jeronimos Monestery, which dates to the mid-1400's and was built in thanksgiving to the Virgin Mary for Vasco de Gama's successful voyage to India. Upon returning to the hotel, you will check into your room before enjoying a delicious evening meal. Afterward, you will have an opportu- nity to discuss your pilgrimage's itinerary with your tour direc- tor and to pray.
After breakfast, your pilgrimage continues as you head to Cathedral Le Se where St. Anthony of Padua was baptized and who was born barely a tenth of a mile from its doors! Make sure to wear your sturdy walking shoes as the Cathedral is a twenty-minute walk uphill and twenty minutes downhill to return to your tour bus. Next, the tour heads north for a stop in Santarem to visit the Church of the Eucharistic Holy Miracle. After the stop in Santarem, you will travel to Fatima, where upon arrival, you will 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. You will attend Mass at either the Basilica or in the Chapel of Apparitions. After dinner at your hotel, you will join pilgrims from around the world for the Rosary and candlelight procession at Our Lady of Fátima Basilica. You will rest comfortably this evening at the
After breakfast, you will travel north to Braga, one of the oldest Christian cities in the world and nicknamed the “Portuguese Rome.” First, you will visit the Bom Jesus Do Monte Sanctuary, an important pilgrimage site where devout followers have walked the Stations of the Cross since 1811 and 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. You wil continue into Spain and travel to Santiago de Compostela, a pilgrimage destination since the Middle Ages. Upon arrival, you will enjoy an orientation walk which introduces you to the Old City Center. Afterward, you will attend the Pilgrims’ Mass at St. James Cathedral, which houses the Apostle James’ remains beneath the High Altar. At the end of Mass, you may experience the famous Botafumeiro, a ceremony during which eight robed men hoist the enormous thurible into the air and swing it back and forth, reaching heights of nearly 70 feet! Afterward, rest comfortably at the
After breakfast, you will have time to explore Santiago de Com- postela on your own and attend Mass in one of the chapels of the Cathedral. The tour continues to Leon with an escorted stroll through the Old Quarter that provides an exterior view of Cathe- dral de Leon. Afterward, you will continue to Burgos for an evening meal and a stay at the
After breakfast, the tour heads to the historic capital of Old Castile and its magnifi- cent Cathedral, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture and the burial place of Spain’s national hero, El Cid. Enjoy your ride through the Basque region toward Lourdes, France. Along the way, you will stop at the 17th-century Sanctuary of Loyola, built in honor of San Ignacio de Loyola, founder of the Jesuits. You will attend Mass at Santa Casa in the Conversion Chapel in Loyola. Afterward, contin- ue your journey as you cross into France where you will arrive at Lourdes, home of one of the world’s most famous places of pilgrimages. After checking into the
you may have time to explore on your own before your evening meal.
After breakfast, enjoy a guided walking tour of Lourdes that 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. In the afternoon, explore Lourdes on your own and attend Mass either at the Basilica or at the Grotto. Enjoy dinner and your stay at
After breakfast, the tour heads for the French/Spanish border where along the way, you will stop at Montserrat to visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Montserrat, which is located on a rugged mountainside. Here, you will attend Mass. Within the Shrine, you will see the Black Madonna, which according to tradition, was carved by St. Luke around 50 A.D. and brought to Spain. It was hidden from the Moors and was later rediscovered by shepherds in 880 A.D. Upon discovery of the statue of the Black Madonna in the grotto, the Bishop of Manresa suggested that it be moved to Manresa. However, the statue was too heavy and could not be lifted. As a result, the Virgin remained in Montserrat and continues to be venerated to this day. The tour continues into Catalonia’s lively and beautiful capital, Barcelona where you will enjoy dinner and an overnight stay at the
After breakfast, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Barcelona with its stunning panoramic views of the Port of Barcelona, Montjuic Mountain with its Olympic stadium, Plaza de España with its old bull-fighting rings, and Plaza de Catalunya, which is laden with fountains and statues. The tour continues with a guided walk through the Gothic Quarter that contains remains from an ancient Roman village. You will attend Mass at the Cathedral of Barcelona. After Mass, you will continue the tour to the Eixample quarter to visit Antoni Gaudi's stunning, unfinished Roman Catholic Basilica, La Sagrada Familia before returning to enjoy your evening meal and your stay at the
The pilgrimage concludes with breakfast and a drive to the airport to catch your flight home.
Spiritual Direction: Father Bala Showraiah St Phil ip Catholic Church - Franklin TN
REGISTRATION AND DEPOSITS: A deposit of $300 per person is required upon registration(non refundable) along with a signed copy of the registration form. Registrations cannot be taken by telephone. Registrations are processed in the order received by COB. A Second payment of $1299.00 is required 20th of May Days . Balance of payment is due 90 days prior to departure (Aug 6th 2020). Late payment is subject to a non-refundable $150 late fee. Late registrations (fewer than 90 days) must be accompanied by full payment by cashiers check only (including the optional passenger travel protection program payment, if applicable), plus a non-refundable $150 late fee and are subject to availability. COB reserves the right to cancel reservations that are not paid in full 75 days prior to departure and to charge cancellation fees/penalties indicated below.
INDIVIDUAL CANCELLATION FEES & REFUNDS All cancellations must be received by COB in writing via certified mail or e-mail.COB will process your refund, minus a cancellation fee according to the following schedule. In Addition to any fees/penalties assessed by airlines or hotel, the following charges apply: 1) $100 if cancelled at any time up to 150 days prior to the tour’s departure date; 2) $200 if cancelled 149 to 90 days prior to the tour’s departure date; 3) $300 plus any non-refundable amounts paid to and/or penalties assessed by airlines, hotels, or other suppliers of travel services (up to the total cost of the tour) if cancelled 89 to 8 days prior to the tour’s departure date; 4) No refunds for cancellations received within 7 days of departure date.
TRAVEL DOCUMENTS: It is the responsibility of the prospective client to be in possession of a valid international passport and relevant medical certificates as may be required for the whole tour. In case of visa and travel insurance, COB will assist clients in procuring these UNLESS the client is/are required by the relevant authorities to appear in person for an interview. However, COB shall not accept any responsibility of any client(s) is/are denied visa(s), during visa application submission.
• AIR TRANSPORTATION: Air transportation is a roundtrip economy class ticket (upgrade to business class is possible at an additional cost and the availability of the requested class of travel) ticket fares are subject to the airlines terms of carriage and can change without prior notice. Once tickets are issued, they are NOT REFUNDABLE (except otherwise stated by the operating carrier). • AIRLINE SEATING, FREQUENT FLYER & MEAL REQUESTS: Seating is on a group basis only. COB cannot accommodate any individual requests.COB advises that you contact the airline for frequent flyer miles and special meal requests two weeks prior to departure. • TRAVEL INSURANCE: COB ensures that appropriate insurance coverage is paid for all intending client to cover the touring period. COB is not liable for polices, decisions, procedures, etc of any insurance company to be used for this coverage. • HOTEL ACCOMMODATION: This is based on twin- bedded, double rooms . Apart from couples, clients, are paired at random in rooms. For clients who do not wish to share rooms with another client, COB requires an advance notice because a limited number of single rooms are available upon request at a supplement rate (extra cost). • MEALS: Most trips are half board (2 meals, per day) unless otherwise stated. However, this does not include beverage drinks, liquors, etc. In case a client chooses not to have a meal already paid for, there is no refund for this. For clients with special diets like (diabetic, low salt diets, etc) COB requires an advance notice in order to make a pre-arrangement (although we cannot guarantee 100%) COB will send such persons requests to the airlines and other relevant service providers during the tour. Certain meals are peculiar to a particular region or people, COB is not liable to any strange meals or monotonous experience while touring. • LAND TRANSPORTATION: All land transportation and site fees are covered by COB published tour cost (except otherwise indicated) including transfer fees. During touring, the front row seats behind the driver (on both sides) are strictly reserved seats for the tour and group leader and shall not be compromised. • PRICES: If group does not reach group size quoted in brochure, the price or programming will be adjusted accordingly. Pricing is based on exchange rates and fares applicable at the time of quotation and is therefore subject to change. Fuel surcharges subject to increase up to 30 days prior to departure. • DEVIATIONS: Deviations from the group flight itinerary are not possible. If you wish to make your own airline arrangements and purchase the ‘land only’ version of the tour package, please contact your group coordinator for the ‘land only’ pricing. • BAGGAGE: Baggage is at risk at all times. We strongly suggest that you bring only one piece of checked luggage and one carry-on. Porterage is included at hotels only for one piece of luggage; the passenger is responsible at all times for carrying carry-on luggage. No porterage at airports. • SIGHTSEEING: By private motor coach with English-speaking guide/escort. Entrance fees included per final itinerary. • Tips: Tip goes from $ 10 to $ 15 per day per person. • Passport: Passport need to be valid 6 months from the Day of the trip. *Please note that travel insurance is STRONGLY Recommended for all COB pilgrimages. ( check our website for more details ).
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Marian Pilgrimage and More - 10 Days
Nov 3rd-12th 2020
Round Trip From Nashvil le , TN. (Includes Hotels 4 stars and up , Double Occupancy, 2 Meals a day ( Breakfast and Dinner),
Daily Sightseeing, Masses, Airport Taxes, Fuel Surcharges).
$ 3599.00 Per Person
Lisbon-Fatima-Santiago de Compostela-Loyola-Lourdes-Barcelona