On this faith-based tour, you’ll visit important pilgrimage sites, cathedrals, and shrines throughout Spain, Portugal, and France. Your vacation begins and ends in Madrid with overnights along the way in Ávila, Fátima, Santiago de Compostela, Burgos, Lourdes, Barcelona, and Saragossa. In addition to seeing the important religious sites, throughout this vacation you'll also have the opportunity to attend Mass in many of these locations and to join the Rosary and candlelight processions.This tour features visits to some of Europe’s most famous pilgrimage sites. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Santiago de Compostela, one of the top pilgrimage destinations during the Middle Ages and today. You'll walk part of the Camino Pilgrim's Way followed by Mass in the cathedral, where the relics of St. James the Apostle are kept. You'll also visit Lourdes, home to one of the world's most famous pilgrimage places, where you'll visit the grotto where the Virgin Mary appeared in 1858; our Lady of Lourdes Shrine; and St. Bernadette’s birthplace and family home. Additionally, you'll visit the Montserrat Basilica, one of Spain's most important pilgrimage sites. Other pilgrimage stops include Ávila's Monastery of La Encarnacion, dating to the 16th century and one of the essential places in the life of St. Teresa, founder of the Order of Carmelites; Ávila Cathedral, considered Spain's first gothic cathedral; and the Convent of Santa Teresa, built on the house where St. Teresa was born. Enjoy visits to Fátima, where the Virgin Mary appeared to three children in 1917, and the Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar in Saragossa, home to a miraculous image of the Virgin Mary. These are just some of the many highlights of this faith-based tour featuring Europe's Marian Shrines. It's a vacation sure to inspire you and leave you with memories of a lifetime.
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