Fatima and Santiago
Come join us in journeying along the paths that millions of pilgrims over the years have trod in a prayerful spirit, in Spain and in Portugal, in order to renew their faith. The visit to Fatima will put you in touch with the sacred places where Lucia, Francesco and Giacinta met with the tenderness of the Virgin Mary and which testify to stories of faith and devotion from the past hundred years. You will even have the opportunity of living your experience as a pilgrim by walking on foot, in a prayerful spirit and with the guidance of one of our spiritual assistants, for the last part of the Way of Saint James.
day by day
Departing flight for Lisbon with TAP airline. Arrival in Lisbon and connecting flight to Porto with TAP airline. Quick panoramic view of the city: the Cathedral, built as a church-fortress, Liberty Square, the Church of Saint Francis and the Torre dos Clerigos. Continuation for Braga. Check in to the Hotel.
In the morning guided visit to the city of Braga and to the charming Santuario del Bom Jesus do Monte. Continuation for Santiago de Compostela. Arrival in Santiago and check in to the hotel.
In the morning, transfer to Monte do Gozo in order to walk on foot the last portion of the Way of Saint James. In the afternoon, guided visit of the city: Plaza del Obradoiro, a monumental center; Hostal dos Reis Católicos, the "Hospital / Hospitality of the Catholic Kings", a building in plateresque style (late gothic) which was built by order of the catholic monarchs after their visit to Santiago de Compostela so as to give respite to those that were in need of medical attention at the end of their journey along the Way of Saint James; Plaza de la Quintana, the large square on the east side of the cathedral where the Holy Door can be found; and lastly the romanic and baroque style Cathedral. At the end of the visits, participation in the Holy Mass of the Pilgrim.
Departure in private coach for Coimbra. Guided visit of the city and visit to the Carmelite Convent where Sister Lucia lived. Continuation for Fatima. In the evening visit to Our Lady in the Chapel of the Apparitions.
In the morning Holy Mass in the Chapel of the Apparitions. Then Way of the Cross at Os Valinhos, the place where the apparitions of the Angel and of the Virgin Mary took place; visit of the village of Aljustrel where the visionaries Lucia, Francesco and Giacinta were born and visit to the Parish Church of Fatima. In the afternoon visit to the Shrine and time for personal prayer. In the evening, recitation of the Holy Rosary and candlelight procession.
In the morning departure by private coach for Batalha and Alcobaça: visit of the Monastery of Our Lady of Victory and of the Convent of Our Lady of Alcobaça. Lunch in Nazaré. In the afternoon continuation for Lisbon. Check in to the hotel.
In the morning, guided visit of the city: the Jerónimos Monastery, built in “Manueline” style by King Manuel I in order to celebrate the return of the Portuguese seafarer Vasco de Gama (who is buried here); the Belém Tower, a city symbol; the Cathedral, built in 1147 for the first bishop of Lisbon the crusader monk Gilbert of Hastings; the Church of Saint Anthony of Padua which is built over his birthplace. In the afternoon transfer in private coach to the Lisbon airport. Departing flight for Rome with TAP airline.
INITIAL DEPOSIT€ 400.00
single room € 280.00
THE TOTAL TRIP FEE INCLUDES
- Sign-up fee of € 30
- Flight Rome/Lisbon - Lisbon/Rome (scheduled flight TAP Air Portugal – economy class)
- Fuel tax, airport taxes
- Transportation in private coach for the entirety of the pilgrimage
- Visits as per the itinerary
- Entrances: Shrine Museum and the “Fatima Light and Peace” exhibition, Monastery and Cloister of Batalha, University of Coimbra and Memorial of Sister Lucy.
- Accomodation in 3 - 4 star hotels (two-bed room with private bathroom)
- Full board from the dinner of the first day until the breakfast of the last day, drinks included
- Document holder
- Pastoral Assistant (usually a lay person) for the entirety of the pilgrimage
- Spiritual Assistant (a priest) for the entirety of the pilgrimage
- Airport assistance in Rome from our staff
- Insurance: assistance, medical expenses, luggage
THE TOTAL FEE DOES NOT INCLUDE
- Extras in general
- City taxes to be paid directly to the hotel (where required)
Valid and signed passport (or for citizens of the European union / Schengen area, an ID card that is valid for out of country travel)
WHO CAN SIGN UP
For non-Italian speaking pilgrims we can only take group requests, and we can organize a personalized experience with the group leader. Please contact our offices in order to receive information and pricing.
Palazzo del Vicariato Vecchio
Via della Pigna, 13/a - 00186 Rome ITALY
Monday to Friday
9 AM to 1 PM and 2 PM to 5:30 PM (CEST)
Office at St. John Lateran Diocesan Offices
Piazza di Porta S. Giovanni, 6 - 00184 Rome ITALY
Monday to Friday
9 AM to 1 PM
Offices at St. Peter's
Piazza Pio XII, 9 (Saint Peter Square) - 00193 Rome ITALY
Monday to Saturday from 9 AM to 5 PM (CEST)
Only for Roma Cristiana services:
Sundays and Holidays from 9 AM to 1 PM