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Shrines of France

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Shrines of France & Normandy Beaches
         
  Date 24 April 2024 Online Booking
  Depart from Las Vegas via Los Angeles  
  Arrive to Pau  
  Duration 13 nights  
  Price $5345*  

*Due to heavy traffic on the site the flight prices here could differ from the actual flight price charged by the airline, affecting the overall pricing slightly. The office will ring/email you when you make the booking to confirm the final pricing.
  • Return transatlantic flights Las Vegas - Paris - Lourdes - Paris - Las Vegas
  • Services of Marian Pilgrimages Guide throughout
  • All travel by luxury touring coach
  • 3 nights in the Grand Hotel Moderne, with dinner, lunch & breakfast
  • 3 nights in the Grand Hotel de líEsperance, Lisieux with dinner & breakfast
  • 5 nights in the IBIS Paris Bastille Opera Paris with dinner & breakfast
  • Entrance fees into Arromanches-les-Bains & Normandy Beaches
  • Cruise on the River Seine
  • Visit and Tour of Palace of Versailles
  • Entrance to top of Eifel Tower, Paris
  • Entrance to Arc de Triomphe, Paris
  • Entrance of Paris Catacombs
  • Entrance of Les Invalides: Napoleon
  • Entrance of Louvre Museum
  • Evening show at the Moulin Rouge
  • All taxes and surcharges
  • Entrance fees to all sites on itinerary below
  • Daily Masses
  • City guides where needed
  • Tips for hotel staffs, coach driver & tour guide
  • Hotel Portage



 


Shrines of France

Day 1 - Depart Las Vegas
Departure from Harry Reid International Airport (Las Vegas) for overnight flight to Paris via Los Angeles. No mass on travel days. Meals included today are aboard the flights.

Day 2 - Arrive Lourdes
Upon arriving at Paris airport, connect with flight to Pau. make your way to the baggage claim area and collect your luggage. Proceed to the arrivals hall, where you will be greeted by your tour guide and driver. You will embark on a short drive to the 4-star Grande Hotel Moderne, where youll be staying for 3 nights. Meals included today are dinner at the hotel. Lunch is excluded and purchased at the airport since you are in-transit.

Day 3 - Lourdes
This morning after breakfast we will depart as a group at and make our way to celebrate Mass in one of the chapels or basilicas of Lourdes. After Mass we will return to the hotel for lunch which is usually served at 12 noon. Following lunch, we embark on the walking tour which follows in the footsteps of St Bernadette. We begin at the cemetery where her parents are buried and walk back in time to visit the Boly Mill, the birthplace of St. Bernadette and the Cachot an abandoned prison where she and her impoverish family lived. During the walking tour we will hopefully get the sense of how the apparitions had such an impact on the family and this small village of Lourdes. After our walk we can take some free time to go back to the sanctuary area for some time of personal prayer before attending the blessing of the sick at 5pm in the Basilica of St Pius X Basilica. Take some free time before returning to the hotel for dinner severed at 7pm. After dinner we will take part in the evening programme as per the Sanctuary schedule which is optional for those who wish to attend the Rosary and the torchlight procession, beginning at 9pm. Meals included today are breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 4 - Lourdes
We will begin today at the most sacred site at the sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes, the grotto where Our Lady first appeared to Bernadette in 1858. Here we can see the original spring which is still visible. There is also an intentions box situated within the Grotto area where we can leave our intentions. After Mass in one of the chapels or basilicas, we will participate in the High or Low stations of the cross. The high stations are life size figures which re-enact the passion of Christ. They are located at the top of the Rosary basilica hill and will take approximately 1.5hr to complete. The low stations are located across from the baths area and have been designed to facilitate anybody who may have any walking difficulties. Both the high and low stations are an opportunity to experience Christs unconditional love for us all as we pray together on the passion through Our Ladys eyes. Return to the hotel for Lunch at 12 noon. Afternoon free. After dinner we again have an opportunity to take part in the evening programme as per the Sanctuary schedule. Meals included today are breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Lourdes Grotto It was here while gathering wood that Our Lady first appeared to Bernadette in 1858. During the first two apparitions, little Bernadette prayed the Rosary with Our Lady and left without any exchange of words. During one of Our Ladys visits to Bernadette, She announced herself saying I am the Immaculate Conception. Throughout the following apparitions, Our Lady emphasised Gods love for us, penance and the necessity of performing acts of penance for sinners.

Day 5 - Lourdes & Lisieux
Our day begins with a delicious breakfast in our hotel. After breakfast we will proceed to the candle area where we will light our group candle and pray for everyones intentions on the pilgrimage. After reruning to the hotel we will transfer to Lourdes airport for flight to Paris. Meet our coach and drive to Lisieux. According to Pope Pius X, St. Therese of Lisieux was the greatest saint of modern times. Her extraordinary love for God and service to humanity will come alive, as you walk in the great Saints footsteps. During your visit, you will see the beautiful Basilica of St. Therese, and the magnificent mosaics and stained glass that are contained within. Late arrival at the Grand Hotel de lEsprance, where we stay for 3 nights. Meals included today are breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 6 - Lisieux
Upon waking up in Lisieux and enjoying breakfast, you will pray and reflect upon the life of the beloved Saint and celebrate Mass. After Mass and a visit of the Basilica, you will have the opportunity to view relics, clothing and personal objects of St. Therese, when you visit her family home, Les Buissonets. Additionally, you will tour the Carmelite Convent, where she entered in 1888, and is currently entombed in with her parents. Meals included today are breakfast and dinner.

Day 7 - Normandy Beaches
Today we will visit the Normandy Landing beaches. The Normandy landings were the landing operations that took place on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 (termed D-Day) by the Allies, of Normandy, during World War II. As the largest seaborne invasion in history, the operation began the liberation of German-occupied Northwestern Europe from Nazi control, and contributed to the Allies victory on the Western Front. Continue on to visit The Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, a World War II cemetery and memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, honoring the American troops that died in Europe during World War II. Many of the brave American soldiers of World War II are buried here, and it is encouraged to say a prayer in thanksgiving for their courage. Return to Lisieux for dinner and an overnight. Meals included today are breakfast and dinner.

Day 8 - Mont St. Michel
Today we will visit Mont St. Michel, where the Monastery of Le Mont St. Michele is located, also known as, The Wonder of the Western World. It is given this name because the Monastery is surrounded by a magnificent bay that has one of the greatest tidal ranges in Europe, resulting in a breathtaking view. In 709, this Monastery was built and consecrated by Aubert,Bishop of Avranches at the request of Michael the Archangel. Since the ninth century, the Abbey has been home to a monastic community, in order to ensure the continuation of a spiritual presence. For centuries, it has been a place of pilgrimage for those who seek Eternal Life with God. Return to Lisieux for dinner and an overnight. Meals included today are breakfast and dinner.

Day 9 Lisieux to Paris
After breakfast we leave for morning Mass in Lisieux before departing for Versailles. In the afternoon we visit to the Palace. See, the famous Hall of Mirrors and the rooms of Former Kings and Queens of France and take some time to stroll through the royal Gardens before continuing to Paris for 5 nights accommodation with dinner, and breakfast. After dinner we will take a Cruise on the River Seine to see the highlights of Paris by night. Meals - Breakfast & Dinner

Day 10 - Paris
After breakfast we will enjoy some sightseeing on our way to Our Lady of Miraculous Medal where we will have Mass. After Mass we will have to opportunity to view the incorrupt body of St. Catherine Laboure. The Saints guardian angel led her to the chapel, where the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to her. During apparitions, Our Lady repeatedly instructed the making and purpose of the Miraculous Medal, as well as the green scapular. According to the Blessed Virgin Mary, those who wear the Miraculous Medal and scapular will receive special protection and abundant graces. Following your prayerful and reflective experience, we will walk to Saint Vincent de Paul Church for Mass at the Shrine of St Vincent de Paul. Following Mass we will have some free time at Les Invalides, Notable French war heroes have their remains interred here. One of them is Napoleon I whose ashes are in a red quartzite sarcophagus. Meals included today are breakfast and dinner.

Day 11 - Paris
Morning Mass. Free time around the centre of Paris for photos. Maybe have a coffee on Champs Elysees. Afternoon visit the Louvre museum & The Catacombs of Paris before returning to our hotel for dinner before attending the evening show at the Moulin Rouge. Meals included today are breakfast and dinner.

Day 12 - Paris
After morning Mass we will visit the Eiffel Tower, where we will ascend to the top where we can take in the 360 views over Paris and enjoy lunch (not included) while on the tower. Back on the coach and drive to Champs Elysees. Stroll along to the end of the avenue and climb the Arc de Triomphe. Some free time for lunch before meeting our coach to return to our hotel. Rest awhile before dinner. Meals included today are breakfast and dinner.

Day 13 - Paris
Morning visit to Montmartre area. Attend Mass at the magnificent Sacre Coeur Basilica atop Montmartre Hill. It is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and was originally built in 1914 as an act of penance for the infidelity that France experienced during the time. In addition to the extraordinary artwork and architecture of the basilica, you will see the beautiful mosaic of the Risen Christ and the remarkable Grand Organ. Celebrate Mass at the crypt that contains the tombs of many notable cardinals. Time permitting, you may have the opportunity during your free time to ascend a staircase to the dome, where you will take in a breathtaking panoramic view of Paris. There is free time to walk among the artists on the hill. Afternoon return to Paris Centre and stop at the grand Opera House to admire the splendid architecture. The opera house was commissioned by Napoleon III. Some free time for shopping before returning to our hotel for dinner. Meals included today are breakfast and dinner.

Day 14 - Return Home
Short transfer to Charles de Gaulle International Airport for return flight to Las Vegas via Amsterdam. Meals included today are breakfast at the hotel and aboard our flights.


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