Optional Extension I: Barcelona & Lourdes
DAY ONE — Sunday 23 June 2013 — arrive in Barcelona from Palma de Mallorca Meet your guide and private motor coach to transfer from the airport to La Sagrada Familia also known as Gaudi's Unfinished Cathedral. Enjoy a panoramic tour of Tetuan Square, Arch de Triumph, Christopher Columbus Monument. Arrive at hotel for check-in and dinner. Overnight in Barcelona (B/D).
DAY TWO — Lourdes After breakfast, depart by deluxe private motor coach to Lourdes, arriving at the greatest pilgrimage center in the world! It was here that Bernadette Soubirous witnessed the apparition of the Virgin Mary; near the site of the vision a curative spring miraculously appeared. Millions of pilgrims journey to Lourdes each year to bathe in the miraculous waters. This afternoon, pray at the Grotto, bathe in the miraculous waters, or browse the many shops. After dinner, join in the evening Candlelight Procession (B/D).
DAY THREE — Lourdes After breakfast, tour the Basilica of Pius X — the largest underground church in the world. Visit the Chapel of St. Bernadette, where she received her first Holy Communion, the Parish Church with the Baptismal Font where she was baptized and the humble "Cahot" (jail) where her family lived at the time of the apparitions. This afternoon is at leisure for devotions or to bathe in the Miraculous Healing Waters, or join the late afternoon Procession of the Blessed Sacrament and the Blessing of the Sick. After dinner, there is the spectacular Candlelight Procession (B/D).
DAY FOUR — Lourdes / U.S.A. Wednesday 26 June 2013 After breakfast transfer to the Toulouse airport for the return flight home (B/L).
Hotel Accommodations 4*/ Breakfast daily, 3 dinners Private deluxe motor coach / Luggage handling Professional tour Escort /Licensed professional guides Sightseeing and entrance fees per itinerary All hotel and city taxes, road taxes Mass daily Cost:
USD 716.00, €551.00, or GBP 448.00 per person for double occupancy, based on 25 paying participants for the Land Package.
Single Supplement: USD 176.00, €136.00, or GBPI 10.00. Price is based on exchange rate of €1.30 to USD 1.00.
Book your flights to arrive in Palma on 19 June 2013 and book your return flights from Palma to Barcelona on 23 June 2013 and from Toulouse to home on 26 June 2013. Optional flight from Palma to Barcelona (BCN) is approximately USD 73.00 including taxes (ONLY for ticketing in the U.S.A.).