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MARIAN SHRINES I

DAY 1 MADRID – LISBON Departure at the indicated time for Lisbon, capital of Portugal. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 2 LISBON – SANTAREM – FATIMA Breakfast and Panoramic tour of this lovely city, where we can contemplate, among other beautiful monuments the Hieronymites Monastery, Marquis of Pombal Square, the Monument to the Navigators, the Tower of Belem, the Main Square and the pedestrian center of the city. Lunch. Afternoon departure for Santarem, where we will visit the Church of the Eucharistic Miracle. Continuation to Fátima, world famous pilgrimage center since the 13th of May of 1917, when the Virgin appeared to the three little shepherds. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 3 FATIMA – PORTO Breakfast. Transfer to the Shrine to attend the religious acts. Lunch and departure for Porto. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 4 PORTO – VIGO Breakfast and panoramic tour of the city of Porto, important city, ancient maritime port, situated next to the mouth of the Duero River and famous, in addition, for its wines and wineries. We will be able to contemplate its very steep streets, Clerics Tower, the Church of Saint Benedict, etc. Lunch. Tour of a wine cellar. Then, departure for Vigo. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 5 VIGO – A TOJA – O GROVE – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA Breakfast and departure for the area of the Lower Rías traveling through Hio, Combarro, Sanjenjo to arrive in A Toja, small and paradisiac island covered in green vegetation and surrounded by crystalline water. Lunch. Continuation via O Grove and Combados to arrive in Santiago de Compostela. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 6 SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA – COVADONGA – GARABANDAL Breakfast and departure for Covadonga, veneration site for the Virgin of the same name. Lunch. Continuation to Garabandal, typical small mountain town. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 7 GARABANDAL – SANTO TORIBIO DE LIÉBANA – SANTANDER Breakfast and departure for the hill where the Archangel Michael and then the Virgin appeared in 1960. Continuation to Santo Toribio de Liébana to visit its monastery, famous for its Lignum Crucis, the largest known piece of the cross of Christ. Lunch. Continuation to Santander. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 8 SANTANDER – LOYOLA – LIMPIAS – LOURDES Breakfast. Departure for Loyola to visit the Shrine of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus. Continuation to Limpias and tour of the Shrine of the Most Holy Christ of Agony, where we can contemplate the prodigious image of Christ, lifesize image with an indescribable expression. Lunch. Continuation to the border of France to arrive in Lourdes. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 9 LOURDES Breakfast. Morning tour of the Shrine of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, which is made up of three Basilicas: the Rosary, the Superior (or the Immaculate Conception) and the subterránea (or of Saint Pius X). We will be able to visit the Stations of the Cross and the Grotto where where the 18 appearances of our Lady to Bernadette Soubirous took place in the year 1858. In addition we can take an immersion bath in the miraculous waters. Lunch. Evening participation in the torch procession. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 10 LOURDES – NEVERS – PARAY LE MONIAL Breakfast. Departure for Nevers and tour of the Convent of Saint Girard, which guards the incorrupt body of Saint Bernardita. Lunch. Continuation to Paray le Monial to visit the Convent of the Visitation, origin of the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, when our Lord appeared to Saint Margarita Alacoque. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 11 PARAY LE MONIAL – DOZULÉ Breakfast. Departure for Normandy, among beautiful French country landscapes, to the city of Dozulé. Lunch. Tour of the Church where the Glorious Cross of Dozulé is venerated. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 12 DOZULÉ – PARIS Breakfast. Departure for Paris. Lunch en route. Arrival and dinner and lodging

DAY 13 PARIS Breakfast. Departure to visit the Church of the Rue du Bac, where in 1830 the Virgin appeared to Saint Catherine Labouré and where the Miraculous Medallion that was given to her is found. Then, panoramic tour of the city, where we can contemplate the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs-Élysées, the Place de la Concorde, the Opera, Museum of the Louvre, the famous Eiffel Tower, myth and symbol of the city, constructed for the Universal Exposition and inagurated March 31, 1889, etc. Tour of the Cathedral of Notre Dame. Lunch. Rest of the day free. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 14 PARIS – EXCURSION TO VERSAILLES Breakfast Morning departure to take an excursion to Versailles to visit the beautiful palace. Constructed by Luis XIV in the outskirts of Paris, it is the most luxious in the world, and the majority of those that exist in Europe are copies of it. Return to Paris and tour of the bohemian neighborhood of Montmartre and the Church of Sacre Coeur. Lunch. Return to Paris. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 15 PARIS – MADRID Breakfast and departure. Transfer to the Paris Airport. Departure on a flight to Madrid. Arrival and

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