Fatima

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€519 per person
Duration
8days
Travellers
35+
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Departure Location
Malta International Airport
Return Location
Lisbon Airport

Fatima

Dates: 7th-14th May

Visiting:

Fatima, Batalha, Alcobaca, Nazare, Lisbon, Tomar, Mira d’Aire Caves, Oporto, Valinhos, Aljustrel and Coimbra.

SATURDAY, 7TH MAY:

We meet our tour leader at the Airport at 6.00pm.

At 8.30pm our Ryanair flight departs to Lisbon, where on arrival at 10.55pm, we will be transferred to our central hotel in Fatima.

SUNDAY, 8TH MAY:

Breakfast will be followed by a familiarization walk with the tour leader.

The small village of Fatima has been permanently associated with the reputed Marian apparitions to the three shepherd children, Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco.

Amongst other places, we visit the Perpetual Adoration Chapel, the Chapel of Apparitions, the Basilica and other places of interest in connection with Our Lady of Fatima.

We will have the opportunity for a group photo.

In the afternoon, we go on an optional half-day excursion to Batalha, Alcobaca and Nazare.

We make our way to Batalha to see the Gothic Cathedral.

Some free time before we continue our way to Alcobaca to visit the monastery.

Afterwards, we proceed to Nazare, the sea side and fishing resort on the Atlantic coast.

MONDAY, 9TH MAY:

After breakfast, we join the tour leader for a full-day optional excursion to Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal.

(During part of this excursion, the group will be accompanied by a local English-speaking guide.)

We will see the monument dedicated to Henry the Navigator, the Belem Tower, the Moorish Citadel and the Black Horse Square.

In the afternoon, we go to Alfama with its streets decorated with beautiful tiles.

We have some free time for personal sightseeing and shopping before we make our way back to Fatima.

TUESDAY, 10TH MAY:

Breakfast followed by a half day optional excursion to Tomar and the caves of Mira d’Aire.

On arriving at the top of a hill overlooking Tomar, we visit the Templars Monastery (entrance extra).

From here, we have a very beautiful panoramic view of picturesque Tomar.

We proceed to the caves at Mira d’Aire for a guided tour of these spectacular caves and the fantastic show of the dancing waters (entrance extra).

On returning to Fatima, we can visit the Wax Museum (entrance extra) and a Port Wine Cellar.

At 9.30pm we take part in the International Rosary Celebration at the Chapel of Apparitions and afterwards in the Candle Light Procession which is held in the Square.

WEDNESDAY, 11TH MAY:

Today, after breakfast, we offer you an opportunity to travel towards the north of Portugal on our optional full-day excursion to Oporto, one of the largest and most important commercial cities in Portugal.

(During part of this excursion, the group will be accompanied by a local English-speaking guide.)

We shall visit the pedestrian shopping area and other interesting places.

THURSDAY, 12TH MAY:
Today, we join the religious functions attended by thousands of pilgrims marking the 12th and 13th day of the month.

On the 13th day of six consecutive months in 1917 beginning on May 13, our Lady appeared to the shepherd children, during which they related that the apparition called herself the “Lady of the Rosary”.

By means of a mini train (extra), we visit Valinhos, where we follow the Stations of the Cross near the little chapel.

Afterwards we go to Aljustrel to visit the houses where the three shepherd children Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco used to live.

In the evening, we participate in the procession Aux Flambeaux on the main square in front of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima.

FRIDAY, 13TH MAY:

The highlight of today’s programme is when we join pilgrims from around the world and participate in the International Mass during which there will be the blessing of the sick and the farewell procession, a loving Adeus farewell to the statue of Our Lady of the Rosary.

In the afternoon, we board our coach and go on a half-day optional excursion to Coimbra.

Sister Lucia used to live in the Carmelite Convent in Coimbra.

Here we will see the University.

SATURDAY, 14TH MAY:
Breakfast, and free time until departure from Fatima to Lisbon Airport.

Our Ryanair flight departs from Lisbon at 4.00pm and arrives in Malta at 8.05pm.

 

Price per person:

Special Price

*€519 / €619  Adult in Triple

*€569 / €659  Adult in Twin

*€699 / €799  Adult in Single

*€349 / €449  Child sharing with 2 adults

Half Board (6 dinners and 1 lunch) €99

* Special Price applies when all excursions are taken

 

Price Includes:

Ryanair return flights to Lisbon Airport including 10kg hand luggage and 20kg checked-in luggage

7 nights in 4-star Hotel Sao Jose or similar

Rooms with private facilities, TV & A/C

Daily buffet breakfast

Return airport transfers

Services of tour leader

Services of spiritual director

All taxes

Insolvency fund

 

Not Included in price:

Mini Train – €6.00

Templar Knights Monastry – €6.00

Mira d’Aire Caves – €6.40

Wax Museum – €6.20

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Fatima

Price
€519 per person
Duration
8days
Travellers
35+

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