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Omega Tours – Christian Europe
From Lisbon to Rome, immerse yourself in the spiritual beauty of Portugal, Spain, France, and Italy. Join in a flickering candlelight procession in Fatima, follow St. Theresa’s legend to Avila, visit the sanctuary of St. Bernadette in Lourdes, and witness how Christianity, Islam, and Judaism have converged in Toledo. Visit golden Salamanca and sophisticated Madrid, breathe the crisp fresh air coming off the Pyrenees, and revel in the elegance and sophistication of the pebbly Cote d’Azur. Once in Italy, discover the eternal beauty of Assisi’s Basilica of St. Francis and St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.
Destinations: Lisbon · Fatima · Salamanca ·Avila · Madrid · Toledo · Zaragoza ·Huesca · Lourdes · Nice · Montecatini Terme · Florence · Assisi · Rome
Departure: September 7, 2014
Tour Includes: Hotel accommodation, deluxe motorcoach transportation, meals per itinerary, wine & mineral water at dinner, multilingual tour escorts, guided city tours as per itinerary, admission fees as per itinerary, and ALL TAXES!
Note: These lead-in rates are land-only (do not include airfare).
$2,895 Child (5-11 yrs)
Day 1: Lisbon / Fatima - Welcome to Portugal. Enjoy a city tour including St. Anthony of Padua’s shrine. Transfer to Fatima for the evening. (L/D)
Day 2: FATIMA / NAZARE / FATIMA - Depart for Nazare, then we visit the Sanctuary of Alcobaça and the Cathedral in Batalha. After dinner we join the evening ‘celebrations of the apparition’ and a candlelight procession. (B/L/D)
Day 3: FATIMA - Join the procession to the Chapel for Holy Mass. After lunch we visit the sacred sites of the apparition. After dinner we return to the Chapel for the candlelight procession. (B/L/D)
Day 4: FATIMA − SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
After breakfast we begin our drive to Santiago de Compostela, a leading Catholic pilgrimage route. Stop for lunch in the city of Oporto and time permitting we stop at the Porto Cathedral for a short visit. Afternoon arrival in Santiago where we will visit the Cathedral , a place of pilgrimage on the “Way of St. James”. Dinner & overnight.. (B/L/D)
Day 5: SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA − MADRID
Morning departure to Salamanca for a short visit and lunch. We continue to beautiful Madrid, capital city of Spain. Dinner and overnight. (B/L/D)
Day 6: MADRID / TOLEDO / MADRID - Tour Madrid with highlights including Villa Reale and museums such as The Prado. After lunch we visit the city of Toledo, a unesco World Heritage Site. (B/L/D)
Day 7: MADRID / ZARAGOZA / HUESCA - Travel to Zaragoza where after lunch we will tour the city and the Basilica of Our Lady of Pilar, protectress of Spain. Continue to Huesca for the evening. (B/L/D)
Day 8: HUESCA / LOURDES - Depart Spain for France, crossing the foothills of the Pyrenees as we continue toward Lourdes. Leisure time before dinner. After supper we join in the Candlelight procession. (B/L/D)
Day 9: LOURDES - Today is dedicated to your own personal visit of the Sanctuary and home of St. Bernadette. (B/L/D)
Day 10: LOURDES / NICE - This morning we depart Lourdes and continue our journey towards the Cote d’Azur. Stop for lunch in Montpellier then continue toward Nice. (B/L/D)
Day 11: NICE / MONTECATINI - Morning at leisure. After lunch we continue along the “Costa Azurra” and into the Tuscan hills to Montecatini Terme for the evening. (B/L/D)
Day 12: MONTECATINI / FLORENCE / ASSISI - Early morning departure for Florence, where our city tour includes Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Duomo, Piazza Signoria and Ponte Vecchio. After lunch we continue to Assisi for the night. (B/D)
Day 13: ASSISI / ROME - Following breakfast we will visit the famous Basilica of St. Francis. After lunch we will transfer to Rome. (B/L/D)
Day 14: ROME - The Forum, Coliseum and St. Peter’s Basilica are a few of the attractions included in your city tour. The rest of the day is at your leisure. (B/L/D)
Day 15: ROME - End of tour. After breakfast, transfer homebound. Those who remain in Italy, have a pleasant stay. (B)