Marian Shrines Religious Tours - Globus® Faith Tours

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

14 Day Tour from Madrid to Madrid

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Enjoy a wonderful trip to see the most famous pilgrimage towns of Spain, Portugal, and France. Start in Madrid with a welcome dinner at your hotel and guided sightseeing including a highlight visit to the Prado Museum. Continue to Ávila, where St. Theresa founded the Order of Carmelites, and enjoy a walking tour. Arrive in Fátima to visit Our Lady of Fátima Shrine; the Chapel of the Apparitions, where the Virgin Mary appeared to three children in 1917; and the Parish Church. You may wish to attend Mass and 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 attend Mass and join a unique experience: walk part of the famous Camino Pilgrim’s Way with an expert Local Guide. Continue to 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, experience the “Blessing of the Sick,” attend Mass, or join the evening’s Rosary and candlelight procession. Re-enter Spain, and stop in Barcelona, where guided sightseeing includes a visit to the Sagrada Familia Basilica, Gaudi’s masterpiece. Via Montserrat, visit the Benedictine Abbey and the Basilica, and arrive in 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 with a farewell dinner at your hotel.
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

MADRID
Guided sightseeing, visit the Prado Museum; welcome and farewell dinners
AVILA
Visit the walled town
FÁTIMA
Orientation including visits to the Our Lady of Fátima Shrine, the Chapel of the Apparitions, Parish Church, Valinhos and attend Mass
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Guided sightseeing; visit the cathedral; walk part of the famous Camino; attend Mass
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
BARCELONA
Guided sightseeing, visit the Sagrada Familia Basilica
MONTSERRAT
Visit of the Benedictine Monastery and the Basilica
SARAGOSSA
Guided sightseeing, visit the Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar
Headsets throughout the tour

NOTES:

  • May 10 Departure - Feast Day of Our Lady of Fatima in Fatima (May 13)
  • May 10 Departure - starts on Tuesday in Madrid instead of Saturday
  • May 10 Departure - Possible overnight in Tomar
  • This tour involves a lot of walking.

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Town of Avila
  • Burgos Cathedral
  • Sagrada Familia of Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona
  • Route of Santiago de Compostela
  • Santiago de Compostela (Old Town)
  • Burgos Cathedral
  • Route of Santiago de Compostela
  • Santiago de Compostela (Old Town)

Transportation:

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

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 7 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome and farewell dinners in Madrid

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1 Arrive in Madrid, Spain

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

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Day 2 Madrid-Avila

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. The highlight is a visit to the PRADO MUSEUM with its priceless art treasures. Then, continue to Ávila for a walk through this walled town, where St. Theresa founded the Order of Carmelites.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 3 Avila-Fatima, Portugal

The majestic scenery of the Serra da Estrela mountain range forms the backdrop of your drive into Portugal. Arrive in Fátima, and 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. You may wish to attend Mass and join this evening’s Rosary and candlelight procession at the Our Lady of Fátima Shrine.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 4 Fatima

Today, visit the PARISH CHURCH where the visionaries were baptized, and also visit their homes in nearby Valinhos. Join this evening’s Rosary and candlelight procession.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 Fatima-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.

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Day 6 Sanitago de Compostela

For more than 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, attend the special pilgrim’s Mass in the cathedral.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 Sanitago 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 Breakfast
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Day 8 Burgos-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 Breakfast
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Day 9 Lourdes

A day at leisure. 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 Breakfast

Day 10 Lourdes-Barcelona, Spain

Re-enter Spain and head for Barcelona, Spain’s second-largest city and host of the Olympic Games in 1992.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 11 Barcelona

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Columbus Monument, Plaza de Cataluna, and Paseo de Gracia. Highlight is a visit to the SAGRADA FAMILIA BASILICA, Gaudi’s masterpiece. Also enjoy a panoramic view of the city and harbor from Montjuïc Hill. Afternoon and evening at leisure.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 12 Barcelona-Montserrat-Saragossa

Stop in Montserrat and visit the impressive Benedictine Monastery. Also visit the Basilica, one of Spain’s most important pilgrimage sites, and admire the 12th-century Romanesque carving of the La Moreneta (Black Madonna). Continue to Saragossa, home to Spain’s most famous Marian Shrine.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 13 Saragossa-Madrid

This morning, guided sightseeing brings you to 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. Continue to Madrid, where a farewell dinner with wine awaits you at the hotel.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 14 Madrid

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

RITA MARTINS

Escorting tours for more than 15 years

I love to explain the culture, history, and traditions of Spain, Portugal, and Morocco. My goal is that by the end of a tour, the tour members have unique memories and experiences. For me, being a Tour Director is not just about the traveling, but mainly about spending time with each person. I enjoy sharing experiences, contributing toward happy memories, making dreams come true, and creating new bonds.

Tour Director - RITA MARTINS

 Accommodations

Madrid
Avila
Fatima
Santiago de Compostela
Burgos
Lourdes
Barcelona
Saragossa

Madrid

Agumar

First-Class

Agumar Paseo Reina Cristina, 7, Madrid,   Spain

Paseo Reina Cristina, 7
Madrid, Spain

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Hotel Agumar is an excellent choice both as it offers all the facilities and services pertaining to a four star hotel. The hotel is in a privileged location indeed next to the Atocha Station and the city center which when you take into consideration the numerous options of public transport makes Hotel Agumar the right choice.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge desk
  • Currency Exchange
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator

Room Amenities

  • Desk
  • Television
  • Mini-bar
  • Room Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • In-Room Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Internet Access
  • Phone

Avila

Palacio De Los Velada

First-Class

Palacio De Los Velada Plaza De La Catedral 10, Avila,  Spain

Plaza De La Catedral 10
Avila, Spain

Hotel Amenities

Room Amenities

Fatima

Santa Maria

Tourist Class

Santa Maria Rua De Santo Antonio, Fatima,  Portugal

Rua De Santo Antonio
Fatima, Portugal

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

The hotel has been recently renovated according to the most modern concepts of Architecture and Design, achieving a decoration that is an invitation to peace and tranquility. The light that flows in every corner of the hotel creates a warm atmosphere.

Hotel Amenities

  • Elevator
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Free WiFi

Room Amenities

  • Desk
  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Phone
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Air Conditioning
  • Television
  • Daily Housekeeping

De Fatima

Superior Tourist-Class

De Fatima Rua Joao Paulo Ii, 241, Fatima,   Portugal

Rua Joao Paulo Ii, 241
Fatima, Portugal

Hotel Fatima, officially classified as 4 stars, located in Fatima, in the center of the city right next to the Sanctuary, Chapel of Apparitions and the Holy Trinity Basilica.

Hotel Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Ice Machine
  • Gift Shop
  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet
  • Currency Exchange
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Luggage Storage
  • Concierge desk

Room Amenities

  • Climate Control
  • Desk
  • Internet Access
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Alarm Clock
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Room Service
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Air Conditioning (Seasonal)
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Window Opens
  • Phone

Santiago de Compostela

Hesperia Peregrino

Moderate First-Class

Hesperia Peregrino Avda Rosalia De Castro, Santiago De Compostela,   Spain

Avda Rosalia De Castro
Santiago De Compostela, Spain

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

With an excellent location in the new city area, the Hesperia Peregrino hotel in Santiago de Compostela puts you within reach of everything that makes this city so desirable. You can easily explore the historical center and its famous cathedral - both are just a 10 minute walk away.

Hotel Amenities

  • Pool
  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet
  • Free WiFi
  • Business Center
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Luggage Storage

Room Amenities

  • Desk
  • Television
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Room Service
  • Climate Control
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Room Safe
  • Phone
  • Mini-bar

Burgos

Almirante Bonifaz

First-Class

Almirante Bonifaz C/Vitoria, 22-24, Burgos,   Spain

C/Vitoria, 22-24
Burgos, Spain

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

The Almirante Bonifaz Hotel also offers private halls with natural light for celebrations. The hotel is provided with a restaurant as well as room service, a 24-hours, reception and tourlstlc information desk. We also offer laundry, ironing, and dry-ironing services

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Parking/Valet

Room Amenities

  • Television
  • Room Service
  • Mini-bar
  • Hair Dryer
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Air Conditioning
  • Desk
  • In-Room Safe
  • Internet Access

Silken Gran Teatro

First-Class

Silken Gran Teatro Avda. De Arlanzon, 8B, Burgos,  Spain

Avda. De Arlanzon, 8B
Burgos, Spain

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

The Silken Gran Teatro Hotel has an excellent location, perfect for visiting the city at ease, as it is in right in the shopping area of the city. Lovers of leisure and night life will find plenty to do just a few steps from the Hotel.

Hotel Amenities

  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
  • Luggage Storage
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi

Room Amenities

  • In-Room Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Internet Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini-bar
  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Phone
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Television
  • Room Service
  • Climate Control

Lourdes

Grand Gallia & Londres

First-Class

Grand Gallia & Londres 26 Av. B.Ette Soubirous, Lourdes,  France

26 Av. B.Ette Soubirous
Lourdes, France

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Its rich past gives it the authentic character that has made its reputation. Its majestic architecture houses air-conditioned rooms beautifully decorated in Louis XVI style.

Hotel Amenities

  • Currency Exchange
  • Concierge desk
  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Gift Shop
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Free WiFi
  • Luggage Storage

Room Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Internet Access
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • In-Room Safe
  • Desk
  • Television
  • Hair Dryer
  • Window Opens
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Phone
  • Complimentary Newspaper

Barcelona

Catalonia Barcelona Plaza

First-Class

Catalonia Barcelona Plaza Plaza De Espana 6-8, Barcelona,   Spain

Plaza De Espana 6-8
Barcelona, Spain

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

A large modern 338 room property, located within easy access to many of the city's major sights and attractions. Facilities include a choice of two restaurants a gym and a seasonal rooftop swimming pool and sun terrace with panoramic city views.

Hotel Amenities

  • Currency Exchange
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Gift Shop
  • Pool
  • Concierge desk
  • ATM
  • Fitness Room
  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet
  • Business Center
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Spa Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Luggage Storage
  • Hot Tub

Room Amenities

  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • In-Room Safe
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Room Service
  • Mini-bar
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Television

Saragossa

Silken Reino De Aragon

First-Class

Silken Reino De Aragon C/Coso, 80, Saragossa,   Spain

C/Coso, 80
Saragossa, Spain

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Modern hotel with restaurant, bar and meeting facilities is located near the Basilica Del Pilar and the Exhibition Palace.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge desk
  • ATM
  • Parking/Valet

Room Amenities

  • Mini-bar
  • In-Room Safe
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Room Service
  • Climate Control
  • Desk
  • Phone
  • Television
  • Internet Access

 Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Lourdes
Barcelona

Lourdes

Gavarnie and The Pyrenees
Gavarnie and The Pyrenees

Gavarnie and The Pyrenees

With its historic 12th-century church and Heas Chapel, Gavarnie is a picturesque rural mountain village set in the natural landscape of the Pyrenees and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, enjoy a regional wine tasting with local specialties.

Approximate value: €48 EUR per person

Barcelona

Beautiful Barcelona
Beautiful Barcelona

Beautiful Barcelona

Together with your local expert explore the Ciutat Vella district (old city); the Barceloneta, an 18th-century traditional district of sailors and fisherman; the Olympic Village, constructed for the 1992 Olympic Games, with the Olympic Port and beaches and magnificent views of the harbor and the neo-Moorish-style Arc de Triomphe. Don't miss out the experience of walking down the famous La Rambla to visit the Boqueria Market the oldest food-market in Spain, where the best "chefs" buy for their Michelin Restaurants and where you will enjoy one of the popular fresh fruit juices (included in the tour).

Approximate value: €32 EUR per person

Spanish Dinner
Spanish Dinner

Spanish Dinner

In the heart of Barcelona, enjoy a 3-course meal, including local specialties and drinks, in a typical Spanish restaurant.

Approximate value: €54 EUR per person

 Know Before You Go

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