DAY 13/OCTOBER 17: FATIMA – SALAMANCA – BURGOS (B,D)
After breakfast, we’ll have our long distance drive to the University City of Salamanca known as European Capital of Culture, including city orientation showing us the Plaza Mayor. On to Burgos, the cradle of Castille and gothic capital of Spain where we shall have our dinner and overnight
DAY 14/OCTOBER 18: BURGOS – LOYOLA – LOURDES (B,D)
Depart for Loyola and visit the Sanctuary. Pray at the Basilica where our Lady appeared to St. Ignatius with the Christ child, the founder of the Jesuit order. We shall have our Sunday mass here. Then continue drive to this city towards the French border crossing the Pyrenees Mountains to another famous Marian pilgrim center, Lourdes
DAY15/OCTOBER 19: LOURDES (B,D)
Today we meet our guide to visit the Le Cachot, a tiny chamber , a former prison where St. Bernadette Soubirous & her family lived in the 1850s. See the places of apparition of Our Lady to Bernadette. We spend the whole day for private devotions, arranging our private mass, visiting the Monastery of Visitation. The sanctuaries and pools/holy baths are always open and religious ceremonies are held everyday: Masses, Blessing of the Sick, Stations of the Cross, and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and the Torch Rosary Procession every evening. Dinner and overnight.
DAY16/OCTOBER 20: LOURDES/PARIS (B,D)
Depart for Paris via the TGV Train. Upon arrival in this city of Romance, we visit the famous Eiffel Tower and view the restoration of Notre Dame Cathedral. See other highlights as well like the Champs Elysees, the Opera House, Concorde Square and The Arc De Triomphe. Cap the day as we visit and view the beautifully lighted SacreCoeur Church on Montmartre, inspired by the Sacred Heart Devotion which began in Paray – Le – Monial by St. Margaret – Mary. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 17/OCTOBER 21: PARIS – LISIEUX – PARIS (B,D)
This morning we depart to Lisieux. Enjoy an orientation tour of Lisieux with visits to the places associated with the life of St. Therese including the Great Basilica dedicated to her, the Carmelite Convent, the Buissonets (home of the Martin family), and other places of importance. Have our novena mass at the Basilica. Drive back to Paris for dinner and overnight.
DAY18/OCTOBER 22: PARIS DEPARTURE (B)
Begin the day with our visit to the Louvre Museum, where we can see magnificent works of art and the original painting of Mona Lisa. Proceed to Rue du Bac and have our final thanksgiving departure mass at the Chapel of Our Lady of Miraculous Medal where the incorrupt body of St. Catherine Laboure is still lying in state . Gain merciful blessings and healing as we pray to our dear saint. Whole afternoon free for some last minute shopping until transfer to the airport for return flight to Manila or Sydney
DAY19/OCTOBER 23: ARRIVAL IN MANILA IN THE EVENING
DAY20/OCTOBER 24: ARRIVAL IN SYDNEY IN THE MORNING