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VISITING Fatima, Batalha, Alcobaca, Nazare, Lisbon, Tomar, Mira d’Aire Caves, Oporto, Valinhos, Ajustrel and Coimbra
Group 1 8th – 15th August
Group 2 9th – 16th September
Group 3 10th – 17th October
Day 1 :
We meet our tour leader at the Airport at 10.10am. At 12.10pm. our Air Malta flight departs to Lisbon, where on arrival at 2.35pm we will be transferred to our central hotel in Fatima.
Breakfast will be followed by a familiarization walk with the tour leader and among 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 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.
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, the place where St. Anthony was born, 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.
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.
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 Ajustrel 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.
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 see the Church of Saint Isabel and the University.
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.
Breakfast and after we participate in the International Mass which is celebrated at the Sanctuary on the occasion of the Feast of St Mary. Free time until departure from Fatima to Lisbon Airport. Our Air Malta flight departs from Lisbon at 3.25pm and arrives in Malta at 7.30pm.
Price per person
* Special price
*€599 / €699 Adult in Triple
*€649 / €749 Adult in Twin
*€769 / €869 Adult in Single
*€349 / €449 Child under 12 sharing with 2 adults
€99Half Board (7 dinners)
* Special price applies when half board & all excursions are taken
** Day to day programme vary depending on Group Departure.
Ask for detailed programme.
Return Air Malta flights to Lisbon Airport
Return airport transfers
7 nights in 4 star Hotel Santa Maria (or similar)
Rooms with private facilities, TV and A/C
Daily buffet breakfast
Services of Tour Leader
Services of Spiritual Director
Child under 12yrs pays half price
Tomar/Mira d’Aire Caves €30
Not included in price:
Templars Monastery – €6.50
Mira d’Aire Caves – €6.50
Wax Museum – €7.50
Mini Train – €5.00
* All above prices are subject to change