Created: 15.05.2017

Tuesday, June 12 - Day 1 ??? DEPART PHOENIX ??? Today we depart from our home airport to connect with our overnight flight aboard a wide-bodied jet. We will enjoy in-flight movies, dinner and breakfast in the air. Wednesday, June 13 - DAY 2 - LISBON - We arrive in Portugal, gather our bags and meet our guide and driver who will take us on a tour of Lisbon where we visit the Cathedral.  There we celebrate Mass and visit St. Jerome???s Monastery and St. Anthony???s Church. For lunch, we are on our own. After some personal time to relax or do a little shopping, we will make our way to our hotel to check in.  Dinner will be at our hotel and then we get some much-deserved rest. Thursday, June 14 - Day 3 ??? LISBON/ SANTAREM/FATIMA ??? Following breakfast, we will continue our tour of Lisbon by visiting Belem Quarter, the Belem Tower, 25 April Bridge, and Discoveries Monument. Then we will travel to Santarem and the Church of St. Stephen, site of the oldest recorded Eucharistic Miracle, where we celebrate Mass.  From here we drive to Fatima to check in at our hotel for dinner and sleep. In the evening, we join the International Rosary Procession.  Friday, June 15 - DAY 4 - FATIMA - This full day is devoted to visiting the Basilica and Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima and the birthplaces of Francisco, Jacinta and Lucia to whom the Virgin appeared for the first time on May 13th, 1917.  In the evening, we once again join the International Rosary Procession.  Dinner and sleep at our hotel. Saturday, June 16 - Day 5 - FATIMA - Today following a concelebrated Mass at   the Chapel of Apparitions, we depart Fatima, traveling to the ancient capital and university city of Coimbra, where Lucia, the last Fatima visionary, was a cloistered nun.  We visit the museum there and return to Fatima where the balance of the day is free for personal devotions.  In the evening, we will again join the International Rosary Procession.  Dinner and sleep at out hotel. Sunday, June 17 - DAY 6 - FATIMA/ SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA - Today we depart Fatima, passing by the ancient capital and university city of Coimbra.  We continue northwards into Spain and on to Santiago de Compostela, one of the most famous shrines in the western world. This is the site of the ancient pilgrimage to the Shrine of St. James.  Tradition holds that the Apostle James was cast ashore here preaching for seven years and being responsible for the conversion of Spain before returning to the Holy Land. If possible, we will walk the final hour of the ???Camino??? as it is known. The Cathedral of 11th to 13th century with its splendor, and the portico are masterworks of Romanesque art.  On arrival, this afternoon, we enjoy a visit to the Cathedral and the Old City here. While dinner is included at our hotel, the adventurous might consider enjoying the varied delights of the Galatian restaurants in the nearby Old City. Monday, June 18 - DAY 7 ??? DEPART SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELLA/USA ??? This morning we depart to the airport for a short flight to Madrid where we board our wide-bodied jet to return home bringing with us a renewed spirit and memories of a lifetime.

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