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Marian Shrines in Europe (Self Drive)
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During this self-guided tour through Spain, Portugal, and France experience important pilgrimage sites, cathedrals, and shrines - each with its own special connection to the blessed mother Mary. Combine Seville (where you can visit the Virgin of Macarena at Seville`s cathedral), Faro (the Cathedral of Santa Maria), Lisbon (where the church of the famed Jeronimos Monastery is dedicated to Mary of Bethlehem), Fatima (a veritable pilgrimage site; here the blessed mother appeared to three small children in 1917 and now the town revolves around her presence), Santiago de Compostela (one of the world`s most popular pilgrimage sites where you can walk parts of the Camino Pilgrim`s Way and visit the cathedral where the relics of James the Apostle rest), Burgos, Lourdes (see the grotto where the Virgin appeared in 1858, the shrine to Our Lady of Lourdes, and the birthplace of St. Bernadette), Zaragoza (home to a miraculous image of the Virgin at the Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar), and finally Madrid (be sure to visit the priceless treasures of the Prado, and plan to stop in to nearby Avila, where St. Teresa founded the Order of Carmelites).

These are only a few highlights of the innumerable shrines to the Virgin Mary, but they are some of the most famous and enduring! If you have the opportunity, be sure to stop for Mass in any of the cathedrals or join in on the candlelight vigils and Rosary recitations. This is a flexible package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

This 18 night sample itinerary includes:
  • Flight into Seville and out of Madrid
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Seville
  • Car rental for 15 days
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Faro
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Lisbon
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Fatima
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Santiago de Compostela
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Burgos
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Lourdes
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Zaragoza
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Madrid
  • Daily breakfast (if stated in hotel description)

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Madrid (137)   Lisbon (96)   Santiago de Compostela (8)   Lourdes (7)   Seville (81)   Burgos (7)   Faro (24)   Zaragoza (7)   Fatima (8)  
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1. Seville
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2. Faro
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3. Lisbon
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4. Fatima
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5. Santiago de Compostela
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6. Burgos
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7. Lourdes
   (40 hotels)
8. Zaragoza
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9. Madrid
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2 nights in Seville

Seville is the largest town in the famous Southern province of Andalusia, best known for the impressive Cathedral with its Giralda tower, as well as the Alcazar, which also serves as a visiting residence for the Spanish Royal family. Seville seems to move at half the pace of a normal major city, creating a relaxing and even small-town atmosphere that complements the sevillano way of savoring every moment of life, bite of food and sip of drink. Don`t forget your dancing shoes, because from the moment the sun goes down right up until it comes up again, the bars and clubs of Seville's nightlife are brimming with festive people, great music, lively conversation and unrivaled excitement.

Recommended Stay: 3 nights

Must See`s:
Cathedral & Giralda, Royal Alcazar, Gold Tower, Barrio Santa Cruz, Archivo de las Indias, Maria Luisa Park, Triana, Fine Arts Museum, Flamenco and so much more.



2 nights in Faro

Faro is the gateway to the Algarve, the region in Portugal most popular with tourists. With over 300 days of sunshine each year, the weather in Faro is postcard-perfect for enjoying fun in the sun and sightseeing. The town has been settled continuously since the fourth century before the Common Era, and that long, storied history can be seen from the marina to the cathedral.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Faro Cathedral, Igreja do Carmo, Palacete Belmarco, Faro Island, Cabo de Santa Maria, Igreja da Misericordia, Arco da Vila, Arco da Repouso, Muralhas de Faro and so much more!


2 nights in Lisbon

Lisbon, a dazzling city stretching along Tagus river, makes an enchanting European capital. Its nucleus, an ancient fortress, is now circled by neighborhoods drenched with medieval charm. Handcrafts - from embroidery to leatherwork - are peddled right on the streets. At night, yellow electric tramcars continue to wind their way up and down the hills in the sound of traditional Fado songs. Ample opportunities exist for seeing popular celebrations, for shopping, and for enjoying the nightlife along the riverbank.

Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s: Alfama, Baixa and Chiado, Se de Lisboa, Sao Roque Church, Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, Torre de Belem, Discoveries Monument, Museu Nacional dos Coches, Parque das Nacos, Elevador de Santa Justa, Tram 28 and so much more!


2 nights in Fatima

Fátima is a world-famous pilgrimage site built to commemorate the events of 1917 when three peasant children claimed to have seen the "Virgin of the Rosary", Our Lady of Fatima. It attracts believers from all over the world, particularly on May 13 and October 13. During the pilgrimage days, in the central square, a statue of the Madonna passes through the crowd. On the far side of the esplanade rises the gigantic basilica, in neo-classical style, with a central tower 65 meters high.


2 nights in Santiago de Compostela

Located in the heart of Galicia, Santiago de Compostela is the third-largest holy city of the Christian world. Medieval pilgrims, rich and poor alike, made this town famous by traveling from all over Europe to visit the shrine of apostle St James, whose remains are said to be buried in the city's cathedral. The city is a university town as well as a marketplace for Galician farmers. In addition, it is one of the most romantic and historic cities in Spain.


2 nights in Burgos

Burgos is a significant Northern Spanish touristic destination, hosting an impressive collection of ecclesiastical monuments. Most of them reflect the Gothic style, starting with the Cathedral - similar to the French cathedral of Bourges - and the monasteries of Las Huelgas and Miraflores. Also interesting to see are the El Rey hospital, once destinated to the pilgrims traveling to Santiago, and the vestiges of the old fortress walls, with the famous arches of Santa Maria and Fernán González.


2 nights in Lourdes

Lourdes is a world renowned place and a pilgrimage site for Catholics that houses some of the most highly-regarded religious sites in the world. Visit the sanctuaries of Our Lady of Lourdes, to discover where the Virgin Mary first appeared. Don`t miss the Basilica of Rosary, the underground basilica, the torchlight Procession in the evening, and drinking the water from La Source spring. It is believed to have healing properties. The area embodies both the natural and ethereal beauty of its landscape and architecture and offers stunning views of the grand Pyrenees Mountains

Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s: The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes, Chateau Fort, Pic du Jer, Le Cachot, Moulin de Boly, Chemin de Croix, the Grotto of Massabielle, Rosary Basilica, Lourdes Covered Market, Grottes de Betharram, Cirque de Gavarnie, and so much more!


2 nights in Zaragoza

Zaragoza is the provincial capital of Aragon, once a kingdom it its own right. A prosperous city, Zaragoza was founded 2,000 years ago and like may other cities in Spain bears the marks of Roman, Goth, and Arabic civilizations. The city has not one, but two cathedrals, and it used to be a major pilgrimage center, as the legend states that St James, the protector saint of Spain, had a vision of Virgin Mary here. It is one of the greatest centers of the Marian cult in Spain. A monumental city of wide avenues and arcades, Zaragoza is also a lively student center.


2 nights in Madrid

In the last few years, Madrid has gained the reputation of being one of Europe's most active and attractive cities for its nightlife and cultural activities. Capital of Spain since 1562, Madrid's museums host, among others, Dalís, Mirós and Picasso's Guernica. Madrid is a city of great contrasts: the Old City, the Madrid of the Hapsburgs, the Royal Palace, the Puerta de Alcala, the Retiro Park. At night, the city changes gears with its famous Madrid nightlife. The city's endless energy is hard to resist, and its sociable style invites you to jump right in.

Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Palacio Real, Plaza Mayor, Prado Museum, Puerta del Sol, Puerta de Alcala, Plaza de Cibeles, Gran Via, Madrid Cathedral, Thyssen-Bornemisza and Reina Sofia Museums and so much more!



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Seville
Day 1
Arrive to Seville
Overnight in Seville   51 hotels offered
Optional  134 Things to do
Day 2
Overnight in Seville   51 hotels offered
Optional  134 Things to do
Day 3
Departing from Seville
Transportation to next city by: Rental Car
Faro
Day 3
Arrive to Faro
Overnight in Faro   9 hotels offered
Day 4
Overnight in Faro   9 hotels offered
Day 5
Departing from Faro
Transportation to next city by: Rental Car
Lisbon
Day 5
Arrive to Lisbon
Overnight in Lisbon   70 hotels offered
Optional  347 Things to do
Day 6
Overnight in Lisbon   70 hotels offered
Optional  347 Things to do
Day 7
Departing from Lisbon
Transportation to next city by: Rental Car
Fatima
Day 7
Arrive to Fatima
Overnight in Fatima   24 hotels offered
Day 8
Overnight in Fatima   24 hotels offered
Day 9
Departing from Fatima
Transportation to next city by: Rental Car
Santiago de Compostela
Day 9
Arrive to Santiago de Compostela
Overnight in Santiago de Compostela   22 hotels offered
Day 10
Overnight in Santiago de Compostela   22 hotels offered
Day 11
Departing from Santiago de Compostela
Transportation to next city by: Rental Car
Burgos
Day 11
Arrive to Burgos
Overnight in Burgos   12 hotels offered
Day 12
Overnight in Burgos   12 hotels offered
Day 13
Departing from Burgos
Transportation to next city by: Rental Car
Lourdes
Day 13
Arrive to Lourdes
Overnight in Lourdes   40 hotels offered
Day 14
Overnight in Lourdes   40 hotels offered
Day 15
Departing from Lourdes
Transportation to next city by: Rental Car
Zaragoza
Day 15
Arrive to Zaragoza
Overnight in Zaragoza   20 hotels offered
Optional  2 Things to do
Day 16
Overnight in Zaragoza   20 hotels offered
Optional  2 Things to do
Day 17
Departing from Zaragoza
Transportation to next city by: Rental Car
Madrid
Day 17
Arrive to Madrid
Overnight in Madrid   93 hotels offered
Optional  182 Things to do
Day 18
Overnight in Madrid   93 hotels offered
Optional  182 Things to do
Day 19
Departing from Madrid

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Seville Hotels (51 total)
 
Faro Hotels (9 total)
 
Lisbon Hotels (70 total)
Fatima Hotels (24 total)
 
Santiago de Compostela Hotels (22 total)
 
Burgos Hotels (12 total)
Lourdes Hotels (40 total)
 
Zaragoza Hotels (20 total)
 
Madrid Hotels (93 total)


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Tours in Seville (134 total)
 
Tours in Lisbon (347 total)
 
Tours in Zaragoza (2 total)
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Portugal

Portugal is one of the oldest nations in Europe and you can see that in its vast multi-cultural monumental, artistic, and archaeological heritage. Portugal offers sandy beaches, art treasures, flavorful cuisine, unique architecture (Manueline), charming handcrafts, a mild climate, and friendly people. What you will see: almond trees in the African-looking Algarve, cork forests and fields of golden wheat in Alentejo, ranches in Ribatejo, narrow, winding streets in the Alfama in Lisbon, ox-drawn carts crossing the plains of Minho, and vineyards in the Douro.

Spain

Spain is a country of passion, excitement and enthusiasm unlike any other in Western Europe. Madrid, the magnificent capital, Barcelona, Valencia and Seville are effervescent cosmopolitan cities with some of the best museums and galleries in Europe. Costa-style resorts take much of the coast up although cities such as Alicante, Marbella, Malaga and Mallorca's Palma retain their charm. And everywhere you can find secret hideaways with empty beaches. The best way to explore rural Spain is to visit Galicia and Asturias, the arid villages of Andalucia and the peaks of the Sierra Nevada and the Pyrenees.

France

France remains one of the worlds most talked-about and written-about destinations. Whether the romance of Paris sweeps you off your feet or you fall gently for the relaxed life of Provence, France is a place for lovers, and will leave you spellbound. Paris is undoubtedly one of the world's great cities, with enough monuments, museums, restaurants, theatres and shows to last a lifetime. The northern provinces of Normandy and Brittany are steeped in history while the Loire Valley is world famous for its châteaux. And there is more to explore.

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Seville

Seville is the largest town in the famous Southern province of Andalusia, best known for the impressive Cathedral with its Giralda tower, as well as the Alcazar, which also serves as a visiting residence for the Spanish Royal family. Seville seems to move at half the pace of a normal major city, creating a relaxing and even small-town atmosphere that complements the sevillano way of savoring every moment of life, bite of food and sip of drink. Don`t forget your dancing shoes, because from the moment the sun goes down right up until it comes up again, the bars and clubs of Seville's nightlife are brimming with festive people, great music, lively conversation and unrivaled excitement.

Recommended Stay: 3 nights

Must See`s:
Cathedral & Giralda, Royal Alcazar, Gold Tower, Barrio Santa Cruz, Archivo de las Indias, Maria Luisa Park, Triana, Fine Arts Museum, Flamenco and so much more.

Faro
Faro is the gateway to the Algarve, the region in Portugal most popular with tourists. With over 300 days of sunshine each year, the weather in Faro is postcard-perfect for enjoying fun in the sun and sightseeing. The town has been settled continuously since the fourth century before the Common Era, and that long, storied history can be seen from the marina to the cathedral.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Faro Cathedral, Igreja do Carmo, Palacete Belmarco, Faro Island, Cabo de Santa Maria, Igreja da Misericordia, Arco da Vila, Arco da Repouso, Muralhas de Faro and so much more!
Lisbon
Lisbon, a dazzling city stretching along Tagus river, makes an enchanting European capital. Its nucleus, an ancient fortress, is now circled by neighborhoods drenched with medieval charm. Handcrafts - from embroidery to leatherwork - are peddled right on the streets. At night, yellow electric tramcars continue to wind their way up and down the hills in the sound of traditional Fado songs. Ample opportunities exist for seeing popular celebrations, for shopping, and for enjoying the nightlife along the riverbank.

Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s: Alfama, Baixa and Chiado, Se de Lisboa, Sao Roque Church, Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, Torre de Belem, Discoveries Monument, Museu Nacional dos Coches, Parque das Nacos, Elevador de Santa Justa, Tram 28 and so much more!
Fatima
Fátima is a world-famous pilgrimage site built to commemorate the events of 1917 when three peasant children claimed to have seen the "Virgin of the Rosary", Our Lady of Fatima. It attracts believers from all over the world, particularly on May 13 and October 13. During the pilgrimage days, in the central square, a statue of the Madonna passes through the crowd. On the far side of the esplanade rises the gigantic basilica, in neo-classical style, with a central tower 65 meters high.
Santiago de Compostela
Located in the heart of Galicia, Santiago de Compostela is the third-largest holy city of the Christian world. Medieval pilgrims, rich and poor alike, made this town famous by traveling from all over Europe to visit the shrine of apostle St James, whose remains are said to be buried in the city's cathedral. The city is a university town as well as a marketplace for Galician farmers. In addition, it is one of the most romantic and historic cities in Spain.
Burgos
Burgos is a significant Northern Spanish touristic destination, hosting an impressive collection of ecclesiastical monuments. Most of them reflect the Gothic style, starting with the Cathedral - similar to the French cathedral of Bourges - and the monasteries of Las Huelgas and Miraflores. Also interesting to see are the El Rey hospital, once destinated to the pilgrims traveling to Santiago, and the vestiges of the old fortress walls, with the famous arches of Santa Maria and Fernán González.
Lourdes
Lourdes is a world renowned place and a pilgrimage site for Catholics that houses some of the most highly-regarded religious sites in the world. Visit the sanctuaries of Our Lady of Lourdes, to discover where the Virgin Mary first appeared. Don`t miss the Basilica of Rosary, the underground basilica, the torchlight Procession in the evening, and drinking the water from La Source spring. It is believed to have healing properties. The area embodies both the natural and ethereal beauty of its landscape and architecture and offers stunning views of the grand Pyrenees Mountains

Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s: The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes, Chateau Fort, Pic du Jer, Le Cachot, Moulin de Boly, Chemin de Croix, the Grotto of Massabielle, Rosary Basilica, Lourdes Covered Market, Grottes de Betharram, Cirque de Gavarnie, and so much more!
Zaragoza
Zaragoza is the provincial capital of Aragon, once a kingdom it its own right. A prosperous city, Zaragoza was founded 2,000 years ago and like may other cities in Spain bears the marks of Roman, Goth, and Arabic civilizations. The city has not one, but two cathedrals, and it used to be a major pilgrimage center, as the legend states that St James, the protector saint of Spain, had a vision of Virgin Mary here. It is one of the greatest centers of the Marian cult in Spain. A monumental city of wide avenues and arcades, Zaragoza is also a lively student center.
Madrid
In the last few years, Madrid has gained the reputation of being one of Europe's most active and attractive cities for its nightlife and cultural activities. Capital of Spain since 1562, Madrid's museums host, among others, Dalís, Mirós and Picasso's Guernica. Madrid is a city of great contrasts: the Old City, the Madrid of the Hapsburgs, the Royal Palace, the Puerta de Alcala, the Retiro Park. At night, the city changes gears with its famous Madrid nightlife. The city's endless energy is hard to resist, and its sociable style invites you to jump right in.

Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Palacio Real, Plaza Mayor, Prado Museum, Puerta del Sol, Puerta de Alcala, Plaza de Cibeles, Gran Via, Madrid Cathedral, Thyssen-Bornemisza and Reina Sofia Museums and so much more!

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