Day 1: Depart United States
The Journey Begins
Your pilgrimage begins with an overnight flight(s) to Lourdes. Dinner and breakfast will be served on board.
Day 2: Arrive in Lourdes
Mass, Dinner, Welcome Gathering
After arriving in Lourdes, a small town in southwest France, you will be transported to your hotel to check in and unpack before joining the other pilgrims for Mass, dinner, and a Welcome meeting. End the evening with praying the Rosary and a candlelight procession.
Day 3: Lourdes
The Underground Basilica
Spend the morning on a guided tour of Lourdes, and then enjoy lunch in the gardens of Hotel Chapelle et Parc. Participate in the Blessed Sacrament Procession to the Basilica of St. Pius X, where there will be Adoration and Anointing of the Sick (optional). End the day with dinner, praying the Rosary, and a candlelight procession. Note: Lunch is included.
Day 4: Lourdes
Healing Water of Lourdes
After breakfast, pray the Stations of the Cross, and then watch a film about Lourdes. Spend the afternoon on your own. This is a great time to visit the famous baths and the Grotto where Mary revealed the healing spring to St. Bernadette. We will have dinner together and end our night with praying the Rosary and a candlelight procession.
Day 5: Depart Lourdes, Arrive in Paris
Sightseeing, Shopping, Seine River Cruise
After breakfast we will fly to Paris. Once in Paris, we will celebrate Mass at Sacre-Coeur Basilica. You are then free to explore Montmartre. After lunch with the group, you will check in to your hotel. The afternoon is yours for sightseeing and shopping. Meet everyone for dinner and a cruise on the Seine River. Note: Lunch is included.
Day 6: Paris
The City of Light
Following breakfast we will take a tour of Paris. Visit the Shrine of the Miraculous Medal, the Church of St. Vincent de Paul, and Notre Dame Cathedral. The afternoon is yours to have lunch and explore one of the most beautiful cities in the world. In the early evening we will meet at the hotel for dinner.
Day 7: Lisieux
Get to Know St. Thérèse
Following breakfast at the hotel, go on a full-day excursion to Lisieux, home of the Carmelite monastery where St. Thérèse spent her years as a nun. Enjoy lunch at the Ermitage Saint Thérèse. Dinner will be back in Paris at a local restaurant.
Day 8: Paris
The World’s Largest Museum
After breakfast, spend the morning touring the Louvre Museum. See Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and hundreds of other impressive works of art. With over 35,000 pieces on exhibit, the Louvre would be a great place to spend your free afternoon. Lunch will be on your own. We will meet at the hotel for our farewell meeting and dinner.
Day 9: Depart Paris
Revel in the Memories
After breakfast, say “au revoir” as the bus transports you to the airport for your flight home.