Santiago de Compostela, Fatima
& Rome

Rome • Fatima • Santiago • Oporto

Countries visited: Italy, Portugal, Spain

Sample itinerary: 10 days/9 nights

 

Overview

Itinerary

Details

Santiago de Compostela, Fatima & Rome

This pilgrimage begins and ends in Rome, providing an initial opportunity to visit the highlights of Christian life in this city of the Apostolic tradition, and a second chance to experience them again, now with renewed faith and knowledge. Steeped in the Christian history of Portugal and Spain, the Marian shrines of Fatima and Santiago de Compostela are not only sacred but surrounded by beautiful landscapes, where it is possible to admire masterpieces of Portuguese and Iberian art and architecture. Intense moments of prayer and meditation are offered in Fatima as a spiritual preparation for the power of Santiago, heart of the pilgrimage.

Highlights

Rome: St. Peter’s Prison, Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s Basilica, panoramic tour on Open Bus Roma Cristiana visiting the four Basilicas, the fountains and squares of Rome. Half-Day tour of Lisbon. Fatima: Mass at the Sanctuary and visit to the Chapel of the Apparitions, Via Crucis, Aljustrel, candlelight vigil. Santiago: tour of the city, and Mass at the Cathedral; excursions to Muxia, Finisterre. Bom Jesus shrine in Braga, Lady Sameiro shrine. Oporto tour with Mass

 

Days 1-2:    Rome

Days 3-4:    Fatima

Days 5-6:    Santiago de Compostala

Day 7:          Oporto

Days 8-10:  Rome

 

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

Arrival at Fiumicino airport, Rome, where an ORP assistant will facilitate transfer to hotel and answer any questions about particulars of the trip. After check-in, we take a guided panoramic tour of Rome; in the afternoon, an audio-guided tour of the Carcer Tullianum (St. Peter’s Prison). Overnight at hotel.

Day 2 •  Rome

Guided tour of the splendid Vatican Museums with an English-speaking guide. ORP is able to provide pilgrims with the exclusive ability to bypass the long line into the Museum, usually an extended period of waiting time along the Vatican wall. Visit to St. Peter’s Basilica (scheduled mass permitting). Free time in the afternoon to rest, explore and meditate. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3 •  Lisbon/Fatima

Early morning departure from Rome to Lisbon, colorful jewel of Portugal. After arrival, sightseeing in the city: Cathedral, Christmas House, the Church of St. Antonio, Monastery dos Jeronimos, Belém Tower. In the afternoon we continue on to Fatima, and visit the Lady at the Chapel of the Apparitions. Overnight at hotel in Fatima.

Day 4  •  Fatima

Morning visit to the Via Crucis and Os Valinhos (place of the apparitions of the Angel and the Virgin) and visit to Aljustrel (the village where Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta were born). Afternoon visit to the Sanctuary and Mass. In the evening, recitation of the Rosary and candlelight vigil. Overnight at hotel.

Day 5  •   Fatima/Santiago de Compostela

Holy Mass, then departure for Coimbra (site of the oldest university in the country), stopping along the way at the Convent of the Carmel. In the afternoon we continue to Santiago de Compostela. Overnight at hotel in Santiago.

Day 6  •  Santiago de Compostela

We take a morning tour of the city, viewing it in the delicate rays of the early sun: Plaza del Obradoiro, Hospital Real, Plaza de la Quintana, Pilgrim’s Mass at the Cathedral. Afternoon excursion to Muxia, a coastal town at the edge of the Atlantic and an important center of tradition in Giacobea. Visit to the shrine of our Lady of the Boat, one of the oldest centers of Marian devotion in Galicia. Continue to Finisterre, which marks the end of the Camino de Santiago. Many pilgrims, after arriving at the tomb of the Apostle, make a final ritual here: burning an object used during the journey as a sign of purification and the beginning of a new existence. Return to Santiago for overnight at hotel.

Day 7  •  Braga/Oporto

Departure for Braga and pilgrimage to the sanctuary of Bom Jesus, a spectacular shrine dominating the hillside of Braga. We explore the local sites and attend Holy Mass. We make an afternoon visit to the shrine of our Lady Sameiro, the second-greatest center of Marian devotion in Portugal, after Fatima. Continue to Oporto, and overnight at hotel.

Day 8  •  Oporto/Rome

Holy Mass and sightseeing in Oporto, a Portuguese city surpassed only by Lisbon in magnitude: Cathedral, Piazza della Libertà, Ponte Dom Luis I, the Church of S. Francesco, Torre dos Clerigos. We travel to the airport and depart from Oporto to Rome (via Lisbon). Arrival late in the evening, overnight at hotel.

Day 9 •  Rome

Panoramic tour on the Open Bus Roma Cristiana and visit to the four Basilicas. In the afternoon we take a guided walking tour of the glittering fountains and richly historic squares of Rome. Overnight at hotel.

Day 10  •  Departure

Transfer to the airport for departure 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 Rome/Lisbon/Rome, economy

 Accommodations in double rooms, 3/4 star hotels, private bath

 Full board, Fatima and Santiago

 Half board (breakfast and dinner) in Rome

Transportation on private coach as per program

 Visits, excursions and entry fees (as per the program)

 English-speaking guide in Fatima and Santiago

 English-speaking and Whisper audio guide in Rome

 ORP technical and pastoral assistance

 ORP document kit, scarf and luggage tag

 Gratuities

 

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.

Insurance for medical assistance, loss or damage of baggage, cancellation fees. However we are able to offer medical, luggage and cancellation insurance upon request.

Beverages

Extras

Anything not specified in “the price includes” section