Rome, Lourdes, and the Sanctuaries of

Northern Spain (by ship)

Rome • Lourdes • Barcelona  •  Saragossa • Pamplona

Countries visited: Italy, France

Sample itinerary: 10 days/9 nights

 

Overview

Itinerary

Details

Rome, Lourdes, and the Sanctuaries of Northern
 Spain (by ship)

This unusual journey takes the pilgrim through Rome, the center of the apostolic tradition, to the grotto of Massabielle by ship. The journey on the Mediterranean Sea will help the pilgrim to prepare for his encounter with the Virgin Mary. We will have chance to visit some of the most important sanctuaries of northern Spain on our way to the mountains of the Pyrenees. This is a journey that will inspire us to meditate and connect with the unconditional love of our Holy Mother. Here is a pilgrimage to revive in us the source of joy and hope.


“Now, my daughter, go and tell the priests to erect in this place a Sanctuary and people should come here in procession.” The Virgin Mary at the 13th apparition.

 

Day 1       Rome

Day 2       On board ship

Day 3       Barcelona

Day 4       Saragossa

Day 5       Pamplona

Day 6       Lourdes

Day 7       Lourdes

Day 8       Rome

Day 9       Rome

Day 10    Departure

 

Price and Scheduling

This is a possible pilgrimage itinerary for groups.

Interested priests or pilgrimage organizers are invited to contact us to schedule the dates, to modify this current itinerary according to their group's needs, and to receive information about pricing.

Our itineraries that do have dates and prices already listed are open to all and are guaranteed departure if the minimum number of participants is met.

Itinerary

Day 1  •  Rome

Arrive at Fiumicino Airport in Rome in morning and meet with ORP assistant, who will inform pilgrims about particulars of the journey and answer any questions, and facilitate transfer to hotel. The guide will lead us on a panoramic visit of Rome. In the afternoon, audio-guided tour to the Carcer Tullianum (St. Peter’s Prison). Overnight at hotel.

Day 2  •  Civitavecchia Harbor and board ship to Barcelona

Early morning departure to Civitavecchia and board our Grimaldi Lines ship to Barcelona. Enjoy the peaceful journey and the breeze of the Mediterranean Sea. Dinner and overnight on the ship.

Day 3  •  Barcelona

In the morning technical stop in Porto Torres, Sardinia, and celebration of Mass. Arrival in Barcelona in the early afternoon. Disembark and guided sightseeing of the city. Dinner and overnight in Barcelona.

Day 4  •  Saragossa

Depart to Saragossa (320 km). In the afternoon guided visit of the city and of the Madonna of Pilar, patron of Spain. Celebration of Mass there. Dinner and overnight.

Day  5  •  Pamplona

In the morning departure to Pamplona (180 km). Guided visit of the city with the plaza of Casttillo and the Citadel. Dinner and overnight.

Day 6  •  Lourdes

In the morning departure to Lourdes stopping on the way at Roncesvalles, compulsory stage of the Camino of Santiago. Here we will visit the gothic Collegiate of St. Mary. We continue to Lourdes. Greetings to the Virgin Mary at the Grotto of Apparitions and torchlight celebration. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Lourdes.

Day 7  •  Lourdes

We spend the day in Lourdes, dwelling in the beauty and spiritual warmth of this place sacred to Mother Mary. We walk the Via Crucis, we celebrate mass and visit the Sanctuaries and memories of Bernadette. We have time for personal meditation and reflection. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Lourdes.

Day 8  •  Rome

In the morning, mass and farewell to the Virgin Mary. Transfer to the airport and flight to Rome. Overnight at hotel in Rome.

Day 9  •  Rome

Transfer on board private bus to ORP offices where we will meet the guide for our exclusive visit to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. In the afternoon free time or the option of boarding the Roma Cristiana Open Bus and visit Saint John’s Lateran, the Cloister and Holy Stair and St. Mary Major Basilica. Transfer on board private bus back for dinner and overnight at the hotel

Day 10   •  Departure

Transfer to the Rome airport and flight to your final destination. ORP assistance with check-in procedures and escort to the gate.

 

 

Price and Scheduling

This is a possible pilgrimage itinerary for groups.

Interested priests or pilgrimage organizers are invited to contact us to schedule the dates, to modify this current itinerary according to their group's needs, and to receive information about pricing.

The price includes:

Flight Lourdes/Rome, economy + fuel tax and surcharge

Journey on ship by Grimaldi Lines in 4-bed cabin

 Accommodations in double rooms, 3 star superior

Full board in Lourdes, and on the ship with one lunch box

Half board (breakfast/dinner) in Rome

Transportation on private coach as per program

Visits, excursions and entry fees as per the program

English-speaking guide

Whisper audio-guides as per program in Rome

ORP technical and pastoral assistance

Gratuities

Tips

High season supplement

Medical and luggage insurance

The price does not include:

International flights. However we will be happy to assist you with flight quotations as soon as they are available. Please let us know your departure city.

Cancellation insurance

Beverages

Extras

Porters

Anything not specified in “the price includes” section