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
(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.
Flight into Seville and out of MadridHotel for 2 nights in Seville Car rental for 15 daysHotel for 2 nights in Faro Hotel for 2 nights in LisbonHotel for 2 nights in Fatima Hotel for 2 nights in Santiago de CompostelaHotel for 2 nights in Burgos Hotel for 2 nights in LourdesHotel for 2 nights in Zaragoza Hotel for 2 nights in MadridDaily breakfast (if stated in hotel description)