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OLOP Glory of Europe, Marian Pilgrimage

Overview

Tour Type : Private Tours

Destinations

USA / Portugal - Lisbon - Fatima - Santiago de Compostela - Avila - Madrid - Zaragoza - Lourdes - Barcelona - Montserrat - USA


Your Itinerary

  • 1

    Tuesday, USA / Portugal

    Today we depart the United States on our flight to Portugal, arriving in Lisbon the following day. Meals are served on board our transatlantic flight.

    Assemble Newark International Airport at 500PM. United Airlines Non Stop flight no 64 departs at 8:35 PM

  • 2

    Wednesday, Lisbon - Fatima (L,D)

    Today we arrive in Lisbon at 820AM and meet our Pilgrimage Tours’ tour director who will remain with us until the end of our tour (Hotel check in only begins after 300PM).  Following free time for lunch, we enjoy a panoramic tour of Lisbon, the birthplace of Saint Anthony, including a visit and celebration of Mass in the Church of Saint Anthony.  Following Mass, we drive along the Tagus River where we will see the Tower of Belem and the Discoveries Monument, displaying statues of many Portuguese explorers. We will also visit Santarém where the 13th century Eucharistic miracle of the bleeding host took place We will also visit Jeronimos Monastery, an impressive symbol of Portugal’s power and wealth during the “Age of Discovery”.  Finally we arrive in Fatima where in 1917 Mary appeared to local children and the “miracle of the sun” occurred.  Following dinner we participate in the evening’s Candlelight Procession.  Overnight in Fatima.

  • 3

    Thursday, Fatima (B,L,D)

    This morning we participate in the Stations of the Cross along the path that the shepherd children used to tend to their flock en route to the Cova de Iria where Our Lady appeared to the children.  Here we pause to recite the Holy Rosary.  Next we visit nearby Aljustrel to visit the House of Lucia and House of Francisco and Jacinta, as well as the Fatima Parish Church, known as the Church of the Three Shepherds, where the Fatima children were baptized.  In the afternoon we will visit the Shrine and Basilica of Our Lady, where we celebrate Mass in the Capelinha, followed by free time to explore the Sanctuary’s grounds.  Following dinner this evening, we have another opportunity to join the Candlelight Procession.  Overnight in Fatima.

  • 4

    Friday, Fatima - Santiago de Compostela (B,L,D)

    Today we depart Fatima for the home of Saint James; Santiago de Compostela.  Upon our arrival, we enjoy a walking tour of the historic center of Santiago de Compostela, including a visit to the Romanesque and Baroque Cathedral of Saint James the Apostle, which houses the remains of the Saint James.  Following Mass in the Cathedral of Saint James, we arrive at our hotel for dinner and overnight in Santiago de Compostela.

  • 5

    Saturday, Santiago de Compostela - Avila (B,L,D)

    This morning we travel to Avila, perhaps the best-preserved walled city in the world and home of Saint Teresa of Avila who with her spiritual director Saint John of the Cross, reformed the Carmelite Order.   We celebrate Mass at the Carmelite Monastery of the Incarnation, where we will also see the cell where St. Teresa lived. We will then head to La Basilica de San Vicente. This basilica stands on the traditional site of the martyrdom of St. Vincent at the hands of the Romans.

    We will then head to the Incarnation Convent of St. Teresa. This is where St. Teresa became a nun and lived,

    Next we arrive inside the ancient walls of Avila and visit the Church of Saint Teresa where we will see more relics of Saint Teresa.  Dinner and overnight in Avila.

  • 6

    Sunday, Avila - Madrid - Zaragoza (B,L,D)

    This morning we depart Avila for Madrid, where upon our arrival, we enjoy an orientation tour of Spain’s capital that will include a visit and celebration of Mass in Madrid’s Almudena Cathedral.  Following Mass, we enjoy free time in the Plaza Mayor, Madrid’s main square.  We bid Madrid farewell and continue on to the town of Zaragoza for dinner and overnight.

  • 7

    Monday, Zaragoza - Lourdes (B,L,D)

    This morning we visit and celebrate Mass at the Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar, the place where Mary appeared to the Apostle James before her Assumption into heaven.  Following free time in Zaragoza’s main square adjacent to the basilica, we continue on to Lourdes where in 1858, Mary appeared to a young Bernadette Soubirous.  Upon our arrival in Lourdes, we will visit the Grotto for an introduction to the Shrine.  Following dinner at our hotel, we participate in this evening’s Candlelight Procession.  Overnight in Lourdes.

  • 8

    Tuesday, Lourdes (B,L,D)

    This morning we celebrate Mass in the Grotto.  Following Mass, we enjoy a walking tour of Lourdes where we visit the places important in the life of Bernadette, including the Grotto and Spring where Mary appeared to Bernadette numerous times.  We see the nearby Healing Baths where many pilgrims submerge themselves for its healing properties.  We also visit the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception (Upper Basilica) and the Rosary Basilica (Lower Basilica) as well as the Basilica of Pius X, followed by a visit to Bernadette’s home and the Museum of Lourdes.  Our afternoon is free for personal exploration of Lourdes, allowing for time for those who wish to visit the Healing Baths.  This evening offers another opportunity to participate in the Candlelight Procession.  Overnight in Lourdes.

  • 9

    Wednesday, Lourdes - Barcelona (B,L,D)

    This morning we depart Lourdes for Barcelona, enroute go to Manresa, Site of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, continue to Barcelona, where upon our arrival we enjoy a motor coach tour of this cosmopolitan city, including a visit to its impressive Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, one of the largest churches in Europe.  Here we will learn the history of the basilica, including its initial ground-breaking in 1882 and its construction which became the life’s work of Antoni Gaudi until his death in 1926.  Following Mass in the crypt of the basilica, we arrive at our hotel for dinner and overnight in Barcelona.

  • 10

    Thursday, Barcelona - Montserrat (B,L,D)

    This morning we embark on an excursion to the wonderful mountaintop Sanctuary of Montserrat and enjoy some of the most incredible scenery in Spain.  Upon our arrival we enjoy a tour of the Monastery and grounds where we visit the Shrine and see the Statue of Our Lady of Montserrat or Black Madonna, probably Spain’s most fervent devotion to the Blessed Mother.  Following Mass in the Chapel of the Virgin, we enjoy free time for lunch.  We return to Barcelona and arrive for a walking tour of its Gothic Quarter and the famous Las Ramblas Boulevard, one of the most upbeat and striking boulevards in all of Europe.  Here we will enjoy free time for shopping and personal exploration of this vibrant city.  Our day concludes with our Farewell Dinner.  Overnight in Barcelona.

  • 11

    Friday, Barcelona - USA (B)

    Following breakfast, we transfer to the airport for our return flight home.

    United Airlines Non Stop flight no 121 departs Barcelona at 1115AM and arrives Newark International Airport @ 205PM

Dates & Price

Tour Prices - Dates

Tour Date

April 11 - 21, 2023

Tour Price

$3199 (Per Person/Double Occupancy)

Inclusions

Hotel Inclusions

  • 2 Nights Accommodation Hotel 4* Consolata (FB) in Fatima
  • 1 Night Accommodation Hotel 4* Congresso or similar (HB) in Santiago de Compostela
  • 1 Night Accommodation Hotel 4* Cuatro Postes (HB) in Avila
  • 1 Night Accommodation Hotel 4* or similar (HB) in Zaragoza
  • 2 Nights Accommodation Hotel 4* Alba or similar (FB) in Lour des
  • 2 Nights Accommodation %4 Exe Barcelona or similar (BB) at Barcelona

Guides Inclusions

  • 4 hrs Guided Lis bon City tour of Lisbon
  • 3 hrs guided walking tour of Fatima
  • 3 hrs Guided Visit of Saint James of Santiago de Compostela
  • 2 hrs Guided walking tour of Avila of Avila
  • 3 hrs Guided madrid city tour of Madrid
  • 2 hrs Guided Zaragoza Visit of Zaragoza
  • 3 hrs Guided lourdes Visit of Lourdes
  • 3 hrs Guided barcelona Visit of Barce lona
  • 6 hrs Guide Barcelona of Barcelona to Montserrat
  • 3 hrs Guided walking tour of Barcelona

Attractions Inclusions

  • Belem Tower
  • Jeronimos Monastry
  • Entrance to Sagrada Familia (Basic ticket)
  • Cable Car Ride

Meals Inclusions

  • Dinner: as mentioned in tourplan
  • Lunch: as mentioned in tourplan

Tips Inclusions

  • 2 Bottles of water per day

Exclusions

  • Meals not forming part of the pre-set menu
  • Mineral water and other personal expenses
  • Visa fees
  • Checked bags and pre-assigned seating fees may apply
  • Euro currency variations not included
Booking Terms & Conditions

Booking Procedures

Please read the Terms and conditions of travel and agree in the Booking form before submission, as your booking is subject to the terms listed below. A contract is entered into once your travel agent or Faith Holidays receives your signed booking form and deposit, and we accept and confirm the booking. Please note that travel arrangements are not confirmed until stated so in writing by Faith Holidays

Payment

A deposit of $750 per person is required to secure reservations, which will be applied to the price of the tour. Additional deposits may be required. The balance of the cost must be paid 90 days before you travel. Payments must be paid to the order of ‘Faith Holidays Inc.” If the final balance is not received on time Faith Holidays reserves the right to treat the booking as cancelled by you and cancellation charges may be applied. If you book your travel within 90 days of departure, the full amount must be paid at booking.

Credit Cards

All prices quoted include a 4 % discount for payment by cash, check and Money order.

Travel Protection Plan (Optional charge)

Faith Holidays Inc. recommends you to purchase a Travel Protection Plan for Trip, Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical & Evacuation/Repatriation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay and many more

Passports & Visas

A valid US passport is required for US Citizens. Passports must be valid for 6 months beyond completion of travel. Visas may be required and for US Citizens we will furnish the relevant details after receipt of your booking deposit and confirmation of your booking. Non US citizens should consult with appropriate Consulates and Embassies. It is the responsibility of the individual traveler to secure proper documentation prior to joining the tour. It is the responsibility of the Traveller to become informed about the most current travel advisories and warnings by referring to the US State Department’s travel website @ www.travel.state.gov or by phone at 1-888-407-4747. In the event of an active State Department. Should the Traveler choose to travel notwithstanding any travel advisory or Travel Warning against travel to the specific destination location/s of the trip, the traveler is subject to be responsible for all risk of personal injury, death, or property damage that may arise out of the events like those advised or warned against.

What Your Tour Price Generally Includes & Excludes


Your Tour Price Includes

  • Economy class Airfare from USA as listed in the brochure (Business Class Option available- Please contact us)
  • Accommodations on Double Occupancy with Bath, Single room supplement applies
  • Standard class on rail, road, Cruise and other transportation as described in our brochure
  • Inflight meals and/or refreshments according to Airline itinerary.
  • Transfers between the appropriate overseas airports/stations/port and your hotels according to each itinerary unless otherwise stated.
  • Excursions and tours as per brochure
  • Meals as described in Brochure
  • Services of professional guides and/or a Tour Escort

Your Tour Price Excludes

  • International Airfare, unless otherwise stated.
  • The cost of personal items such as laundry, drinks with meals or otherwise, incidentals , etc.
  • Airport departure taxes.
  • Optional excursions.
  • Cost of Visas and passports.
  • Transport between your home and home airport/station/port.
  • Gratuities for services provided on a personal basis.
  • Gratuities for services on all individual tours and gratuities to your Tour Escort.
  • Airline baggage fees. Most Airline charges fees for checked bags.
  • Pre-assigned Airline Seats incur additional fees.
  • Still, video, film and professional camera fees

Alterations Made to the Scheduled Program

Our tours are planned in advance and changes may be unavoidable due to circumstances amounting to “Force Majeure” or similar reasons beyond our control, such as delays in departures on travel booking or closure of a hotel, strikes, riots, natural occurrences, decisions by State Government or Tourist Organizations altering the itinerary, the duration of time spend in a city or even omitting a city or part of the itinerary due to a local situation. In such cases we will offer comparable alternative arrangements. If any of the circumstances listed above occur during the course of the tour, we reserve the right to alter the schedule itinerary accordingly and no compensation will be paid.

We will make every reasonable effort to provide you with the booked tour arrangements but minor changes may occur. If they are significant we shall, if possible inform you or your travel agent before departure. In the event of such amendment being made, you will be liable for any cancellation/retention charges that may be levied for the previously booked service and for any costs incurred by Faith Holidays and their agents in attempting to secure any revised arrangements. Please note that Faith Holidays will not be liable to reimburse additional expenses undertaken by the client in preparation for the tour. These include and are not limited to international tickets, used mileage awards and fees, cost of visas, immunization etc.

Tour Prices

Tour prices are based on US dollars (Unless otherwise noted) and exchange rates in effect. They are subject to variation if there are increases due to governmental actions, additional taxes, exchange rates, increases in scheduled airfare or increases in fuel surcharges. Any increase in the original tour price will be notified to you at least 90 days before departure. If you make your booking within 90 days of departure surcharge will be included in your invoice. Faith holidays will absorb an amount equivalent to two percent of tour price. Any surcharge will not exceed 10 percent of the listed tour price. If you settle the final balance by the due date we will absorb any price increases after that due date. In return for this commitment, we are unable to make any refund or reduce any other costs should the value of the US dollar improve against the currencies used. For scheduled group departures, it may be necessary to re-cost your tour due to low number of participants. You will be contacted 90 days prior to your departure date and advised should a supplementary fee apply. If all group members accept the increased cost the tour will operate as scheduled. However, if the supplement is not accepted by you then you will be entitled to full refund of all monies paid or a transfer to another tour.

Our Responsibilities

Faith Holidays makes arrangements with airlines, hotels and other independent parties to provide you with the travel services you purchase. We do not own or operate any of the accommodations, transport or other facilities used in connection with our tours. We therefore cannot accept liability for negligence of the staff of these organizations. These parties are independent suppliers over whom we have no direct control. Faith holidays is not liable in the event of any failure by any person or company to render any transportation, accommodation or other travel service to be provided on the journeys, or for expenses incurred due to delays caused by weather, strikes, war, civil disturbances, natural disasters, flight delays, government actions, mechanical failures or any acts of God.

Faith Holidays cannot assume any responsibility for flight delays, cancellations or missed connections and is not liable for any expenses or consequences resulting therefrom, and such expenses shall be borne by the client. When you travel with an airline the Conditions of Carriage of that airline will apply. These conditions are subject to International Agreements and may limit or exclude liability.

The participant waives any claim against Faith Holidays for any damage to, or loss of, or injury to, or death of, due to any act, or negligence of any airlines, surface transportation companies, hotels or any person rendering any of the services or accommodations included. Faith Holidays cannot be held responsible for any claim, losses, damages for delay of baggage or other properties, inconvenience, loss of enjoyment, upset and disappointments, distress or frustrations, whether physical or mental, resulting from the act or omission of any party providing services. We do take all responsible steps to insure that organizations providing service maintain standards, which are acceptable within the norm in each locality. The participant assumes the risks and understands that all travel has inherent risk that may result in injury or death and that participation in activities, including but not limited to driving, hiking, walking on uneven surfaces, riding on rough roads, rafting, boating, canoeing, riding in helicopters, on trains, in boats, swimming, surfing, horseback or camel riding, and any other activities. The information contained in this brochure has been compiled with all reasonable care, is accurate to best of knowledge and is given in good faith. Faith Holidays highly recommend you to purchase Travelers insurance to protect your travel investment. Without insurance in case of incident, you may have to pay out of pocket for medical evacuation, medical care or other large expenses.

All services are subject to the laws of the countries in which these services are rendered. Venue for all claims or disputes shall be exclusively in whose courts using NYC law, shall have exclusive jurisdiction. Damage claims against Faith Holidays shall be limited to the value of the particular item in dispute and not for any incidental, consequential, or special damages. Faith Holidays assumes responsibility for representations it makes, but not for those made by others and including, but not limited to, any employee of Faith holidays or independent travel agent. Payment for reservations on any Faith Holidays travel arrangements shall constitute consent to all the provisions in the Booking Terms & Conditions published herein and is binding on all travel participants.

Cancellation

If you wish to cancel your travel arrangements, you must notify Faith Holidays in writing by letter, fax or email to Faith Holidays. Please note deposits are non-refundable. Please state the reason for cancellation as your reason for cancellation may be covered by insurance policy under their covered reasons. If notification of cancellation is received more than 90 days before departure you will only lose your deposit. For notification received within 90 days of departure, cancellation charges are as follows:

Cancellation charges per person.
No of days of departure Charges
91+ days before departure Deposit Non- refundable
90-31 days before departure Penalty 50 %
30- Day of Departure Penalty 100%

(Airline and Cruise Penalties not part of the above percentages. There is no exception to cancellation fees)

Cancellations received Fridays for tour departures that Weekend (Saturday, Sunday and Monday) will be treated as day of departure cancellation. We cannot give any allowance for meals, rooms, excursions, etc. not taken, when these are included in the price of the program.

Points to be Noted

  • All images in the brochures or advertisements are only for representation purpose.
  • All passengers need to be in possession of valid visas, confirmed air tickets and overseas travel insurance.
  • All Passengers joining the tours must travel to / from the hub city as per the itinerary, at their own expense.
  • All meals are preset, and a-la carte is not possible. Packed meals may be provided on certain days to keep up the schedule of the itinerary.
  • All damages caused to the hotel rooms/Coach/other amenities during the tour, shall be payable by the passengers. Faith Holidays Inc will not be liable for the same.
  • All Passengers must take extra care of their personal belongings while on the tour, every country of travel is prone to thefts and bag/purse snatching. Faith Holidays Inc will not be liable for any loss of belongings/baggage.
  • The tour cost does not include cost of airfare, visas and overseas medical insurance unless specified in each of the itineraries
  • The company will not be responsible or accept any liability for any damages, loss, baggage loss, theft, injury, accident, death, breakdown or any irregularity, which may occur during the tour.
  • The company will not be responsible for any damage or irregularities due to weather conditions, strikes, war, quarantine and any other cause whatsoever and all such loss or expense must be borne by the passengers. Insurance policies must be carried while on tour.
  • The right to claim any additional expenses incurred due to delay or changes in schedules of train, airplane, bus, ship or other services is reserved by the management of the company.
  • The Tour Manager, guide and the driver will provide the best service during the tour to enjoy the sites as per itinerary within the jurisdiction of each of the sites of visit.
  • The Management reserve the right to change a hotel of similar class if it is deemed advisable or necessary. Tour Manager / Guide reserves the right to amend the itinerary.in the interest of the Tour.
  • The Management reserve the right to amend, alter, vary or withdraw any departure, excursion advertised.
  • Refunds will not be provided for the unutilized part of the any services like meals, sightseeing, transfers, etc mentioned in the tour.
  • For Detailed “Terms and Condition” please refer the Booking form.
Remarks

Remarks

  • Airlines/Room up-gradation and complimentary will not be entertained during the tour unless if specified at the time of booking.
  • There is no refund for any services not utilized during the tour .
  • Security deposit is required either in cash or credit card by hotels which is refundable provided no room incidentals are incurred. This security deposit is not included in this quote and must be paid by the guests/corporate directly to the hotel when checking in.
  • Guests are advised not to keep valuables in the coach/vehicle while sightseeing. The Company shall not be responsible for loss of valuables from the coach / vehicle . If the coach / vehicle is accidentally
  • or otherwise damaged by the Guest, s/he will be required to pay compensation for the same.