JOIN FATHER PETER CRIVELLO ON THE LOURDES & SHRINES OF FRANCE PILGRIMAGE
April 17- 28, 2013
12 days/11 nights
$4,389 per person/double occupancy
Frequent masses in special locations!
April 17 - Depart Monterey on your deluxe motorcoach to San Francisco International airport, and depart for Paris.
April 18 - Arrive in Paris, France
Welcome to Paris! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director, then enjoy this evening's welcome dinner at a local restaurant with your traveling companions.
April 19 - Paris
Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Arc de Triomphe, Louvre, Champs-Elysees, and the Eiffel Tower. Visit the BASILICA OF SACRE COEUR on Montmartre Hill. Later, the architectural wonders of the UNESCO World Heritage Site NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL, where the relics of the Passion of the Christ are housed.
April 20 - Paris
A special visit has been included to OUR LADY OF THE MIRACULOUS MEDAL SHRINE, where the Virgin Mary appeared to St. Catherine Laboure in 1830. Then, visit the ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SHRINE, where you can see the reliquary of the saint who has inspired thousands of charities and volunteers.
April 21 - Paris. Lisieux Excursion
Travel to Lisieux and visit LES BUISSONNETS, family home of St. Therese. Afterwards, visit the BASILICA. St. Therese was known as "The Little Flower" and for her charming autobiography The Story of a Soul. Next, visit ST. PETER'S CATHEDRAL, where her family attended Mass, and the CARMELITE CONVENT, where she lived as a nun. Return to Paris.
April 22 - Paris to Lourdes
Journey aboard the high-speed TGV TRAIN to Lourdes, one of the world's most famous places of pilgrimage. Visit the GROTTO where the Virgin Mary appeared to St. Bernadette in 1858. Join this evening's memorable rosary and candlelight procession, held every night.
April 23 - Lourdes
Your walking tour with a Local Guide includes visits to OUR LADY OF LOURDES SHRINE and ST. BERNADETTE'S BIRTHPLACE and FAMILY HOME. You may wish to experience the powerful healing baths, attend the "Blessing of the Sick" or maybe Mass at the Crux Gloriosa Chapel.
April 24 - At Leisure in Lourdes
Full day at leisure to further explore Lourdes on your own or join an optional excursion to the nearby Pyrenees. You can attend the International Mass held in St. Pius X Basilica.
April 25 - Lourdes to Carcassonne, then to Avignon
First stop is Carcassonne, a medieval town and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, continue to Avignon, another UNESCO World Heritage Site at it's city center, Avignon Bridge and the Papal Palace, residence of the papacy in the 14th century. Enjoy a walk to the palace, entry is separate.
April 26 - Avignon to Paray-Le-Monial, then Nevers
Arrive in Paray-le-Monial, home to the CHAPEL OF THE APPARITIONS and where Jesus revealed his Sacred Heart to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque. Also visit the BASIUCA OF THE SACRED HEART. Continue to Nevers.
April 27 - Nevers to Chartres, then Paris
Visit ST. GILDARD in Nevers, where St. Bernadette spent her life as a nun. See the beautiful and miraculously incorrupt body of St. Bernadette. Continue to Chartres and visit the CATHEDRAL, one of Europe's most celebrated shrines and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Return to Paris and enjoy this evening's farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
April 28 - Paris, then home
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning and your transfer to the Paris Airport. Board your non-stop Air France flight to San Francisco International Airport. Upon arrival, you will be met by a private motorcoach for your transfer back to Monterey.
$4,389.00 per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement: $1,250.00
HOW TO JOIN US:
- Fill out the tour application form and sign the bottom.
- Include a non-refundable deposit of $350.00 per person.
- Final payment due on Monday, February 4, 2013
- Round trip bus transportation from San Carlos Cathedral in Monterey to San Francisco International Airport.
- Round trip airfare from San Francisco to Paris
- Professional Tour Guide throughout France
- Private deluxe motorcoach with air-conditioning
- Masses - Frequent private masses in special locations
Full buffet breakfast daily in France; 5 three-course dinners, including special welcome and farewell dinners in Paris
PARIS: Le Meridien Etoile (Superior First Class)
LOURDES: Grand Hotel Moderne (First Class)
AVIGNON: Mercure Cite des Papes (First Class)
NEVERS: Mercure Pont de Loire (First Class)
A donation for each booking will be made to San Carlos Parish
PLEASE STOP BY OR CALL US IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS:
Pacific Grove Travel, 593 Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove CA 93950
(831) 373-0631 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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