Marian Shrines of Europe – Faith-Based Travel (TM) - 2015

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12 Day Tour from Lisbon to Madrid


Marian Shrines of Europe – Faith-Based Travel
The Plaza de Toros in Madrid
The Plaza de Toros in Madrid
Jeronimos Monastery
The Royal Palace of Madrid is the official residence of the King of Spain
Santiago de Compostela is visited by over 100,000 pilgrims a year
Walk through the Jewish Quarter in Jerusalem
Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world, predating other modern European capitals
The Prado Museum features renowned collections of European art dating from the Romanesque through the Impressionistic era
Lisbon, Portugal is the capital and largest city of Portugal
Madrid

Vacation Overview

Explore Portugal and Spain on this wonderful vacation. Start in Lisbon with a welcome dinner and guided sightseeing featuring visits to Jeronimos Monastery and the Church of St. Anthony. Visit the Church of the Holy Miracle in Santarém and in Fátima, Our Lady of Fátima Shrine; the Chapel of the Apparitions, where the Virgin Mary appeared to three children in 1917; the Parish Church, and Valinhos. You may wish to join the evening’s rosary and candlelight procession. Next is the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, one of the top pilgrimage destinations during the Middle Ages along with Rome and Jerusalem. You may wish to join a unique experience: walk part of the famous Camino Pilgrim’s Way with an expert Local Guide. Next is Burgos, the historic capital of Old Castile, where a guided visit to the cathedral is included. Travel along the Basque coast and arrive in Lourdes, one of the world’s most famous places of pilgrimage. Visit the Grotto where the Virgin Mary appeared to St. Bernadette in 1858, the Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine, and St. Bernadette’s birthplace and family home. You may wish to bathe in the healing waters, attend the “Blessing of the Sick”, or join the evening’s rosary and candlelight procession. Across the Pyrenees Mountains to Saragossa where guided sightseeing features the Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar, home to a miraculous image of the Virgin Mary. End in Madrid, where guided sightseeing, and a visit to the Prado Museum, awaits you. An entire day at leisure allows you to relax or to further explore the city. Enjoy an included farewell dinner at your hotel.

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*Book a select 2015 air-inclusive Europe vacation to receive the $100 per person Air Credit. Valid on Globus, Cosmos, and Monograms vacations of six nights or more. Must be booked, under deposit and discount applied between September 17 and December 2, 2014 for travel in 2015. Not applicable to custom tours. Not applicable on instant purchase air. Applies to coach class only. Air must be purchased through Globus, Cosmos or Monograms in conjunction with a Europe vacation. Air credit will apply to the per person air price and is non-transferable. Offer not valid with any other offer except Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit, Cosmos $50 coupon and Cosmos Single Supplement promotion. Applies to new 2015 bookings only, and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Air Credit will apply to the per person air price and is non-transferable. An additional $300 non-refundable deposit is required for air booked in conjunction with a land vacation. Once ticketed, airline reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per ticket and 100% of ticket price; air tickets not eligible for frequent flyer mileage/point accrual; stopovers not permitted. Promotional discounts do not carry forward on changed air bookings however other promotions at time of change may be available. Once airfare is confirmed and we have received your full air and land deposit, your air-inclusive price is guaranteed. We reserve the right to ticket passengers upon receipt of full land and air deposit. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply; visit www.iflybags.com for more details. Availability of promotional prices are limited and may be restricted to specific flights, class of service, travel dates or, length of stay. Additional restrictions apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. Air tickets are non-commissionable. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. CST#2017032-20.

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*Book a 2015 Globus or Monograms air-inclusive Europe vacation of six nights or more on United Airlines from a US point of origin to receive the $150 per person Vacation Credit. Must be booked, under deposit and discount applied between October 29 and December 20, 2014 for travel in 2015; not applicable to instant purchase air; not combinable with any other offer except Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit and Monograms Wanderlist promos. Air must be purchased through Globus or Monograms in conjunction with a Europe vacation. Air Credit will apply to the per person air price and is non-transferable. An additional $300 non-refundable deposit is required for air booked in conjunction with a land vacation. Once ticketed, airline reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per ticket and 100% of ticket price; air tickets not eligible for frequent flyer mileage/point accrual; stopovers not permitted. Promotional discounts do not carry forward on changed air bookings however other promotions at time of change may be available. Once airfare is confirmed and we have received your full air and land deposit, your air-inclusive price is guaranteed. We reserve the right to ticket passengers upon receipt of full land and air deposit. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply; visit www.iflybags.com for more details. Availability of promotional prices are limited and may be restricted to specific flights, class of service, travel dates or, length of stay. Additional restrictions apply; see our Travel Terms & Conditions for details. Air tickets are non-commissionable. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. CST#2017032-20.

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LISBON Welcome dinner, guided sightseeing, visit Jeronimos Monastery and the Church of St. Anthony

SANTARÉM Visit the Church of the Holy Miracle

FÁTIMA Orientation including visits to the Our Lady of Fátima Shrine, the Chapel of the Apparitions, Parish Church, and Valinhos; attend Mass

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA Guided sightseeing; visit the cathedral; walk part of the famous Camino

BURGOS Guided sightseeing, visit the cathedral

LOURDES Guided walking tour, visit the grotto, the Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine, and St. Bernadette’s birthplace and family home; attend Mass

SARAGOSSA Guided sightseeing, visit the Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar

MADRID Guided sightseeing, visit the Prado Museum; farewell dinner

Headsets throughout the tour

NOTES:

  • April 2 Departure - Good Friday in Fátima (April 3) and Easter Sunday in Santiago de Compostela (April 5)
  • May 11 Departure - Feast day of Our Lady of Fátima in Fátima (May 13)
  • May 11 Departure - Possible overnight in Tomar


DAY 1Arrive in Lisbon, Portugal

Welcome to Lisbon! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner with wine at your hotel. (Dinner)

Lisbon, Portugal is situated at the mouth of the Tagus River and is the westernmost capital of a mainland European country Lisbon, Portugal lies in the western Iberian Peninsula on the Atlantic Ocean and the Tagus River Lisbon, Portugal is the capital and largest city of Portugal Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world, predating other modern European capitals 
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DAY 2Lisbon–Santarém–Fátima

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features visits to JERONIMOS MONASTERY and the CHURCH OF ST. ANTHONY. Afterwards, depart for Fátima and while en route, visit the CHURCH OF THE HOLY MIRACLE in Santarém, site of a famous Eucharistic Miracle. Then, visit OUR LADY OF FÁTIMA SHRINE with the tombs of the visionaries, and the CHAPEL OF THE APPARITIONS, where the Virgin Mary appeared to three children in 1917. Join this evening’s rosary and candlelight procession at the Our Lady of Fátima Shrine and attend Mass, held every day. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Jeronimos Monastery 
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DAY 3Fátima. Excursion to Valinhos

Morning orientation includes a visit to the PARISH CHURCH where the visionaries were baptized. Also visit their homes in nearby Valinhos. Afternoon at leisure. Join this evening’s rosary and candlelight procession. (Breakfast)

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DAY 4Fátima–Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Enjoy guided sightseeing in Santiago de Compostela, one of the top pilgrimage destinations during the Middle Ages along with Rome and Jerusalem. Visit the CATHEDRAL, where the relics of St. James the Apostle, brother of St. John the Evangelist, are kept behind the high altar. You may wish to attend Mass. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Walk through the Jewish Quarter in Jerusalem Santiago de Compostela is visited by over 100,000 pilgrims a year 
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DAY 5Santiago de Compostela

For over a thousand years pilgrims have been walking the CAMINO PILGRIM’S WAY. This morning, for those who wish to experience this event, drive to the small village of Arca and do part of this famous walk accompanied by your expert Local Guide. Afterwards, back in Santiago, you may wish to join the special pilgrim’s Mass in the cathedral. (Breakfast)

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DAY 6Santiago de Compostela–Burgos

Travel to Burgos, the historic capital of Old Castile. Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a visit to the magnificent CATHEDRAL. (Breakfast, Dinner)

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DAY 7Burgos–Lourdes, France

Continue along the Basque coast and arrive in Lourdes, home to one of the world’s most famous places of pilgrimage. Your guided walking tour includes visits to the GROTTO where the Virgin Mary appeared to St. Bernadette in 1858, the OUR LADY OF LOURDES SHRINE, the BIRTHPLACE OF ST. BERNADETTE, and her FAMILY HOME during the time of the apparitions. Join this evening’s memorable rosary and candlelight procession. (Breakfast, Dinner)

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DAY 8At Leisure in Lourdes

You may wish to experience the powerful healing baths, the “Blessing of the Sick,” and attend one of the daily Masses. Why not join an optional excursion to the nearby Pyrenees? (Breakfast)

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DAY 9Lourdes–Saragossa, Spain

Cross the Pyrenees Mountains to Saragossa. Enjoy sightseeing with a Local Guide and visit Spain’s most famous Marian Shrine—the BASILICA OF OUR LADY OF THE PILLAR, home to a miraculous image of the Virgin Mary. According to local tradition, on January 2 of the year 40, the Mother of God appeared upon a pillar to the Apostle St. James the Greater while he was preaching the Gospel. The pillar is conserved and venerated within the basilica today. (Breakfast)

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DAY 10Saragossa–Madrid

Journey to Madrid, where guided sightseeing includes the Puerta del Sol, Plaza de España with its monument to Cervantes, Parliament, the Cibeles Fountain, elegant Calle Alcala, and Paseo de Castellana. Today’s highlight: a visit to the PRADO MUSEUM with its priceless art treasures. Tonight you may wish to join an optional dinner excursion. (Breakfast)

Madrid View the stunning Cibeles Fountain in Madrid The Plaza de Toros in Madrid Madrid at dusk 
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DAY 11At Leisure in Madrid

A full day to explore on your own, to just relax, or to join an excursion to nearby fortified Avila, where St. Theresa founded the order of Carmelites. Then, this evening, a farewell dinner with wine awaits you at the hotel. (Breakfast, Dinner)

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DAY 12Madrid

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

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Transportation

Motorcoach. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.



Full buffet breakfast; 6 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Lisbon and a farewell dinner in Madrid


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*Book a select 2015 air-inclusive Europe vacation to receive the $100 per person Air Credit. Valid on Globus, Cosmos, and Monograms vacations of six nights or more. Must be booked, under deposit and discount applied between September 17 and December 2, 2014 for travel in 2015. Not applicable to custom tours. Not applicable on instant purchase air. Applies to coach class only. Air must be purchased through Globus, Cosmos or Monograms in conjunction with a Europe vacation. Air credit will apply to the per person air price and is non-transferable. Offer not valid with any other offer except Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit, Cosmos $50 coupon and Cosmos Single Supplement promotion. Applies to new 2015 bookings only, and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Air Credit will apply to the per person air price and is non-transferable. An additional $300 non-refundable deposit is required for air booked in conjunction with a land vacation. Once ticketed, airline reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per ticket and 100% of ticket price; air tickets not eligible for frequent flyer mileage/point accrual; stopovers not permitted. Promotional discounts do not carry forward on changed air bookings however other promotions at time of change may be available. Once airfare is confirmed and we have received your full air and land deposit, your air-inclusive price is guaranteed. We reserve the right to ticket passengers upon receipt of full land and air deposit. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply; visit www.iflybags.com for more details. Availability of promotional prices are limited and may be restricted to specific flights, class of service, travel dates or, length of stay. Additional restrictions apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. Air tickets are non-commissionable. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. CST#2017032-20.

Receive a $150 per person Vacation Credit on select 2015 air-inclusive Europe vacations on United Airlines.*

*Book a 2015 Globus or Monograms air-inclusive Europe vacation of six nights or more on United Airlines from a US point of origin to receive the $150 per person Vacation Credit. Must be booked, under deposit and discount applied between October 29 and December 20, 2014 for travel in 2015; not applicable to instant purchase air; not combinable with any other offer except Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit and Monograms Wanderlist promos. Air must be purchased through Globus or Monograms in conjunction with a Europe vacation. Air Credit will apply to the per person air price and is non-transferable. An additional $300 non-refundable deposit is required for air booked in conjunction with a land vacation. Once ticketed, airline reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per ticket and 100% of ticket price; air tickets not eligible for frequent flyer mileage/point accrual; stopovers not permitted. Promotional discounts do not carry forward on changed air bookings however other promotions at time of change may be available. Once airfare is confirmed and we have received your full air and land deposit, your air-inclusive price is guaranteed. We reserve the right to ticket passengers upon receipt of full land and air deposit. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply; visit www.iflybags.com for more details. Availability of promotional prices are limited and may be restricted to specific flights, class of service, travel dates or, length of stay. Additional restrictions apply; see our Travel Terms & Conditions for details. Air tickets are non-commissionable. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. CST#2017032-20.