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EUROPE PILGRIMAGE

PILGRIMAGE TO ITALY, FRANCE, SPAIN & PORTUGAL

TOUR COST USD 2,790 PP

FULL BOARD PACKAGE

Day 1 Rome
Flight Entebbe – Rome (Ethiopian – departs Entebbe at 1825 hrs to arrive Rome @ 0425 hrs the following morning) Transfer to the Hotel – Dinner & Overnight

Day 2 Rome
Breakfast; a full day guided city tour including Vatican museums + Sistine chapel, St Peter’s Basilica, pass by Circus Maximus, outside view of the Colloseum, transfer to Trevi fountain, visit the area, Plazza di Spagna, Spanish steps, Barcaccia fountain The Papal Basilica St Paul Outside the walls, St Caluxtus catacombs, Church of St Mary in Palmis.

Dinner and overnight

Day 3 Rome-Bolsena; Bolsena – Assisi (ONLY ON WEDNESDAY)
Breakfast; Transfer to the Vatican in good time for the Papal Audience, which starts at 1000 hrs, giving pilgrims and visitors the chance to “see the Pope” and receive the Papal Blessing or Apostolic Blessing during their visit.

Leave for Bolsena and visit St Christina’s Basilica. Two important religious events take place here, The Corpus Christi Procession (the Eucharistic miracle which occurred precisely in the Sanctuary of St. Christina in 1263), and the Miracles of St. Christina.

Thereafter, transfer to Assisi and check-in to a hotel. Dinner and overnight

Day 4 Assisi-Padova; Padova-Milan
Breakfast; Half day guided city tour of Assisi including St Clare Basilica, St Francis Basilica. It was the birthplace of St. Francis, who founded the Franciscan Religious order, and St. Clare, the founder of the Poor Sisters.

Transfer to Padova, half day city tour of Padova, visit Basilica of St Anthony of Padua.

Drive to Milan and check in to your hotel; Dinner and overnight

Day 5 Milan-Turin
Breakfast; Visit the Duomo. Transfer to Turin, visit the cathedral. Turin Cathedral is the major Roman Catholic church of Turin, northern Italy, dedicated to Saint John the Baptist.

Continue to visit the Santuary of the Consolatas in Turin – the motherhouse of the Consolata Missionaries in Torino, and the Church of Blessed Josseph Allamano.

Dinner and overnight in Turin

Day 6 Avignon-Lourdes
Breakfast; Transfer to Lourdes, check in to your hotel, go for guided city tour of Lourdes including the sanctuary, the Basilica of St Pius X, Boly Mill, the Grotto – For Catholics, Lourdes is the world’s most beloved Shrine. The Church has recognized many “cures” that have taken place after patients bathed in the springs, labeling them “true miracles.”

Later free time for personal activities, dinner, candlelight procession (our priest under the guidance of the guide / tour leader will be at hand to assist with this)

Dinner and overnight

Day 7 Lourdes-Loyola; Loyola-Avila
Breakfast; Transfer to Loyola, visit the 17th century Basilica dedicated to St Ignatus, the birthplace of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits. We will have time to pray at the most venerated room where Ignatius at age 30, was brought following his serious wounding at the Battle of Pamplona.

Transfer thereafter to Avila, check into your hotel, dinner and overnight

Day 8 Avila
Breakfast at your hotel Half day guided city tour of Avila including the Cathedral, San Vicente Church, La Santa Monastery, San Jose Convent. Visit the Incarnation Convent, where St. Teresa became a nun and home to the most comprehensive museum dedicated to her life. We also visit La Santa Monastery, built on the site of the house where she was born, and San José Convent, the first monastery founded by the Saint

Dinner and overnight at your hotel

Day 9 Avila-Fatima
Breakfast; Transfer to Fatima and check in to your hotel

Attend the blessing of the sick and participate in nightly candlelight processions requested by Our Lady; time for private devotions before dinner and a restful night’s sleep.

Day 10 Fatima-Lisbon
Breakfast; Half day guided city tour of Fatima including the Little Chapel of the Apparitions, the Basilica, Francesco and Jacinta’s graves, the Hamlet of Aljustrel, Valinhos, Chapel of Calvary.

Experience Christ’s love as you walk and follow the Stations of the Cross along the Via Sacra (The Sacred Way) culminating in the Chapel of Calvary, which overlooks all of Fatima. Join your prayers with those of pilgrims from around the world as you pray for the sick, drink water from the miraculous well.

Transfer to Lisbon, check in hotel, free time for personal activities, dinner and overnight

Day 11
Lisbon & depart

Breakfast; Possible time to explore Lisbon / Shopping, before transferring to the airport for final departure

Transfer to Lisbon, check in hotel, free time for personal activities, dinner and overnight

Day 12: Entebbe

Arrive in Entebbe at 1825 hrs

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