Pilgrimage to Portugal, Spain & France featuring Santiago de Compostela
Travel to three of the world’s most revered pilgrimage centers and experience the wonderful cultures and beauty of Portugal, France, and Spain. Stay a leisurely two nights in Fatima and spend time reflecting and exploring the famous Basilica and the tombs of Francisco and Jacinto. Travel to Aljustrel, where the children lived, and the Valinhos, where Our Lady appeared after the children’s return from prison. Visit the Batalha Monastery, an impressive Dominican convent. In Santiago de Compostela, where the tomb of the Apostle St. James was discovered, breathe in the sights of one of the most popular pilgrim destinations since the Middle Ages. Visit the ancient city of Porto and envelop yourself in the sights and sounds of its riverfront. During a 2-night stay in Burgos, visit the magnificent Cathedral, a masterpiece of Spanish Gothic architecture and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the impressive 12th-century Monastery of Santa María Real de las Huelgas, a former spiritual retreat for society ladies and royalty. Enjoy a walking tour of Lourdes and a 2-night stay there. Visit the moving Grotto where Our Lady appeared to Bernadette. End in vibrant Barcelona, and view Antonio Gaudi’s unfinished masterpiece “La Sagrada Familia,” also a UNESCO World Heritage site.