Our Lady of Fatima & Santiago -
September 4 - 13, 2017

Standard Pilgrimage: $3450 from Albuquerque - $2250.00 Land Only - $395.00 Single Room Supplement
Walking Pilgrimage: $3790 from Albuquerque - $2590.00 Land Only - $550.00 Single Room Supplement
note that the walking pilgrimage includes an additional support vehicle, driver and hotels along the Camino
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September 4, Day 1: DEPART USA

Depart on an overnight flight to Lisbon.

September 5, Day 2: LISBON

We arrive in Lisbon and are greeted by our English speaking tour director and embark on a sightseeing tour to discover the city: the old quarter of Alfama, the Cathedral and Church of Saint Anthony, the beautiful squares of Praça do Comercio, Rossio the historical quarter of Belém, with the Monastery of Jerónimos, the Monument of the Discoveries and the Tower of Belem. Mass will be celebrated. Overnight Lisbon with dinner at hotel. (D)

September 6, Day 3: LISBON-SANTAREM-FATIMA

Breakfast. Departure for Santarem, to discover the Church of St. Stephen, containing the Eucharistic Miracle and to celebrate Mass. We continue to Fatima, the famous pilgrimage center, where the Blessed Mother appeared in 1917 to three simple shepherd children and exhorted mankind to pray for world peace. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Fatima. (B.D.)

September 7, Day 4: FATIMA

Breakfast. In the morning we have time to visit the village of Aljustrel to see the homes of the three holy children. We have lunch on our own, followed by a visit to the Basilica. At 5:30 PM we join the special Eucharistic Healing Procession, which takes place in the Cova de Iria. We celebrate Mass at the Basilica and participate in the spiritual program at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima. Diner and accommodation at the hotel in Fatima. (B.D.)

September 8, Day 5: FATIMA-COIMBRA- PORTO

Breakfast. Departure to Coimbra to visit the seven-hundred-year old University of Coimbra, the Cathedral and the Santa Cruz Monastery. We see the convent where Sr. Lucia lived and the incorrupt body of St. Isabel. We stop in the lovely town of Aveiro, also known as Venice of Portugal. We then drive a short distance to the city of Porto where we have a city tour and enjoy port tasting at a local port making facility. We celebrate Mass in Porto. Dinner and overnight in Porto. (B.D.)

September 9, Day 6: BRAGA- PONTEVEDRA

Breakfast. We depart for Braga where we see the Shrine of Blessed Alessandria and visit Braga which also includes the famous Cathedral, the St. Frutuoso Chapel, the Sanctuary and the Baby Jesus. It is one of the most famous pilgrimage centers in the Iberian Peninsula. We celebrate Mass, then continue to Pontevedra for dinner and overnight. (B.D.)

September 10, Day 7: Walking The Way of St. James – or Bus Tour to Santiago

We start the day together with Breakfast and Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady. walkers will depart by foot towards Santiago de Compostela, the rest of the group departs by bus to La Coruna.

Walking Pilgrimage – Walking the Camino

Walking Pilgrimage will have an additional Support Vehicle and Driver, stay in hotels along the Camino de Santiago. Decisions on the exact itinerary and distances of the walking itinerary will be decided on the ground, dependent on factors including weather and the condition of the walkers.

Morning: After breakfast and Mass with the full group, we go on to Tui to begin our walk on the Camino. The historical center is a walled section from the 13th century. Our walk crosses the Louro river, leading to Santa Eulalia and the Marquis of Mos palace. (Morning: 15 km / 9mi, 3-4 hours) after a lunch break, we continue our Camino - taking us to the Romanesque church of Santa María. Not far from here, we will enter in Pontevedra, one the most beautiful cities in Galicia. Overnight in Ponteverda. (afternoon: 19 km / 11½ mi, 3-4 hours) (B.D.)

Bus Group- Pontevedra - Santiago

After the walkers begin walking the Camino, we depart on our private bus to La Coruna in Galicia, a Spanish region of vast green landscapes with a rich Celtic and Roman heritage. La Coruna is home to world's oldest working lighthouse. Dinner and accommodations in Santiago de Compostela for the bus group. (B.D.)

September 11, Day 8

Walking Pilgrimage - Pontevedra ‐ Caldas de Reis ‐ Padrón

We start our day with breakfast and Mass, with a visit to Our Lady of Ponteverda. This morning we walk through the vineyards and olive groves of the Galician countryside,seeing the parish of Alba and the village of Briallos. (morning: 21 km/13 mi 4-5 hours). After lunch and a rest at Caldas de Reis, we continue through the countryside passing through O Pino and San Miguel de Valga, two hamlets. When we reach Pontecesures, where the River Ulla forms a natural border between the provinces of Pontevedra and A Coruña, we cross the river into Padron for dinner and overnight. (afternoon: 19 km / 11½ mi, 5-6 hours) (B.D.)

Bus Group - La Coruna-

After breakfast, we begin a tour to La Coruna. After Santiago de Compostela, this is probably Galicia's most visited location. In addition to the lighthouse, La Courona has the Tower of Hercules and the galeria (glass fronted) harbor buildings that have given rise to it becoming known as the "glass city". The afternoon is at leisure to spend at the beach. We return to Santiago de Compostela. We are free to explore and have dinner on our own in Santiago. (B.)

September 12, Day 9

Walking Pilgrimage - Padrón ‐ Santiago de Compostela

Our last stage will lead us into a constant ascent crossing small settlements with beautiful heritage such as Iria Flavia, A Escravitude or Angueira de Suso, before arriving in Santiago. (23 km/14 mi, 5‐6 hours)

Bus Group -Santiago de Compostela

Breakfast. The day is a mini-retreat for the bus group and a visit to a local mansion with magnificent landscaped gardens, lakes and waterfalls.

Walking Pilgrimage & Bus Group

Our groups join together this afternoon at the magnificent Cathedral of Santiago. We will celebrate Mass together and visit the Cathedral. Tonight we have a festive farewell dinner with wine and local food. Overnight in Santiago. (B. Special dinner)

September 13, Day 10: RETURN to USA

Following breakfast early this morning we are transferred to our flight home. (B)

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