Fatima Portugal

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€519 per person
Duration
8 Days
Travellers
50
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Departure Location
Malta International Airport
Return Location
Lisbon Airport

Fatima Portugal

Visiting:

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

Dates:

Group 1,  7 – 14 July

Group 2,  11 – 18 August (15th August – Public Holiday)

Group 3, 8 – 15 September (8 September – National Holiday)

Group 4, 6 – 13 October

DAY 1

We meet our tour leader at the airport at 4.00 pm. At 6.30 pm, our Air Malta flight departs to Lisbon, where on arrival at 8.30 pm, we will be transferred to our central hotel in Fatima.

DAY 2

Breakfast will be followed by a familiarisation 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 photograph. 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 also see the local historical University.

DAY 3

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.

DAY 4

Breakfast, followed by a half-day optional excursion to Tomar and the caves of Mira d’Aire. After 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 9.30 pm, we take part in the International Rosary Celebration at the Chapel of Apparitions, and afterwards in the Candlelight Procession which is held in the Square.

DAY 5

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.

DAY 6

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 13th, 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.

DAY 7

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 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 seaside and fishing resort on the Atlantic coast.

DAY 8

Breakfast and we will have a free day for personal sightseeing. Late in the afternoon, we will then proceed to Lisbon Airport for our Air Malta flight departing at 9.45 pm and arriving in Malta at 1.45 am.

Note: The above programme is for the first group. Day-to-day programme vary depending on the group’s departure. Please ask for a detailed programme.

PRICE PER PERSON

*SPECIAL PRICE

Adult in Triple €619 /€519*

Adult in Twin €659 /€569*

Adult in Single €799 /€699*

Child under 12 sharing with 2 adults €449 /€349*

Half Board: 1 lunch/6 dinner €99

*Special Price applies when the half board and all excursions are taken

PRICE INCLUDES:

Air Malta return direct flights to Lisbon Airport

7 nights in 4-star Hotel Santa Maria or Sao Jose (depending on the dates)

Rooms with private facilities & TV

Breakfasts: 6 buffet / 1 packed

Return airport transfers

Services of tour leader

Services of a spiritual director

All taxes

Insolvency fund

EXCURSIONS, ADULT-CHILD

Coimbra €30 /€15

Lisbon €47 /€24

Tomar/Mira d’Aire Caves €30 /€15

Oporto €45 /€23

Batalha/Alcobaca/Nazare €30 /€15

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

Templars Monastery €6.00

Mira d’Aire Caves €6.40

Wax Museum €6.20

Mini Train €6.00

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Fatima Portugal

Price
€519 per person
Duration
8 Days
Travellers
50

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