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Spain, Fatima, and the Beaches of Algarve

Madrid | Toledo | Ávila | Salamanca | Fatima | Lisbon | Algarve

>> Exactly 64 years after the first apparition of the Virgin Mary to the three shepherd children in Fatima Portugal, on May 13 1981, Ali Agca attempted to murder Pope John Paul II. When the Pope visited the man in 1983, Ali Agca asked ‘Why didn’t you die?’ To that, the Pope responded “One hand fired the shot. Another (the hand of the Virgin Mary) guided it.” Later canonized, Pope Saint John Paul II attributed the sparing of his life to the Blessed Virgin. He always had great affection for our Heavenly Mother.


  • Round trip air transportation from major airport near your parish
  • Superior tourist class hotel accommodations double occupancy with bath or shower (single supplement extra)
  • Breakfast daily, most group dinners, with wine and beer, as indicated in Itinerary (B, D)
  • Special events, entertainment, and comprehensive sightseeing programs as indicated in itinerary
  • Transportation by private deluxe motor coach Tour escort and local guides
  • Hotel Service Charges and Taxes
  • US airport taxes, fuel surcharges included** **subject to change in the rare occasion that government/airline fees and fuel costs increase drastically

“I can't wait to come back!”

–Melanie F. Smiers

Day 1 | USA – Madrid, Spain
Depart the USA for Madrid, Spain. Dinner and breakfast will be served during your transatlantic flight.

Day 2 | Madrid
Upon arrival in Madrid, you will be met by your Escort. During our drive to the hotel we will make a panoramic city tour of Madrid. We will see many of the most famous sites of the capital of Spain, including Plaza de España, Puerta del Sol and the Royal Palace. We will check into the hotel and have the balance of the day to rest after our long journey. Those with the energy may go out and explore Madrid at their leisure. This evening we enjoy a filling dinner together. (D)

Day 3 | Madrid – Toledo – Madrid
Our journey today takes us to the ancient city of Toledo, city–museum, and the oldest capital of Spain. The historic city center is one of the largest in the country. You will see many beautiful sites including a 13th Century Cathedral, medieval castle, and more. In the afternoon, you have a chance to shop for local art. In the evening we return to Madrid for overnight. (B, D)

Day 4 | Madrid – Ávila – Salamanca – Fatima
This morning we board our motor coach and depart for Fatima. On our way we will see the medieval city of Ávila, where St. Teresa of Ávila was born and lived. Next, we make a stop in Salamanca, where we will admire the famous university and Plaza Mayor. We enjoy dinner together, and we arrive late in Fatima tonight. (B, D)

Day 5 | Fatima – Aljustrel – Fatima
Today we are in and around Fatima. We will visit the Chapel of the Apparitions, the Basilica with the tombs of Francisco, and Jacinta– Perpetual Adoration Chapel. Then we will participate in the Holy Mass. In Aljustrel we will see the two homes of the little shepherds and then return to Fatima. In the evening, join pilgrims from all over the world in the nightly procession and prayers. (B, D)

Day 6 | Fatima
We have the entire day free in Fatima for personal prayer, reflection, and Holy Mass. Again, join in the nightly procession and prayers with thousands of other pilgrims. (B, D)

Day 7 | Fatima – Lisbon – Algarve
After Holy Mass, we leave Fatima for our trip to Lisbon where we will visit the Basilica of St. Anthony, St. Jeronimos Monastery, and the famous Belem Tower. In the afternoon we will continue to Algarve. (B, D)

Day 8 | Algarve
Today is a day of leisure on the beaches in the south of Portugal. (B)

Day 9 | Algarve
We have another splendid day of leisure in Algarve, enjoying the warm sand and sunny beaches before our departure tomorrow. Tonight we have a special dinner together as a group. (B, D)

Day 10 | Algarve – Lisbon – USA
After an early breakfast, transfer to the airport for return to the United States. (B)

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