September 3 – 14, 2017
Join Bishop David Talley of the Diocese of Alexandria and Msgr. Marvin Borger on an unforgettable, deeply-Catholic pilgrimage to Spain!
**If you are leaving from a domestic airport other than Detroit, please be sure to contact Maggie at 419-290-8782 before arranging connecting flights!!!
For additional information, to register for this pilgrimage, or to customize your own group pilgrimage, contact Maggie at 419-290-8782 or maggie@CatholicFaithJourneys.com
Day 2 (Monday, September 4): BARCELONA
Arrive in Barcelona, transfer to hotel. Afternoon panoramic tour includes Mass at Santa Maria del Mar Church, and visits to the magnificent cathedral, the old Gothic quarter, and “Las Ramblas”, the most famous avenue in Barcelona. Dinner & overnight in Barcelona. (D)
Day 3 (Tuesday, September 5): BARCELONA / MONTSERRAT
Half-day excursion to visit Montserrat to visit the famous Basilica dedicated to the “Black Madonna”. Celebrate Mass. Lunch at Abad Cisneros Restaurant is included. Return to Barcelona and visit Sagrada Familia. Dinner & overnight in Barcelona. (B, L, D)
Day 4 (Wednesday, September 6): BARCELONA / ZARAGOZA / MADRID
Early morning departure to the medieval town of Zaragoza to visit one of the world’s largest Marian Shrines and Marian Apparition, Our Lady of the Pillar, including celebration of Mass. Continue to Madrid for dinner & overnight. (B, D)
Day 5 (Thursday, September 7): MADRID
Enjoy a motor coach tour of Madrid where you will see the Royal Palace, Plaza Espana with its monument to Cervantes, and a few of the most beautiful plazas in all of Spain. Visit the Prado Museum. Dinner & overnight in Madrid. (B, D)
Day 6 (Friday, September 8): MADRID / TOLEDO
Early morning Mass at St. Loyola Church, then depart for Toledo, one of Spain’s most ancient and charming cities (and Sister City to Toledo, Ohio). Here you will visit the El Greco Museum, Santa Tome Church, and the Cathedral, one of the largest in Europe. Tour Old Town have lunch together at a Parador perched above the city (*cost of lunch not included). Enjoy the afternoon wandering the quaint streets. There will be ample time to shop for Toledo’s famous gold jewelry and cutlery. Dinner & overnight in Toledo. (B, D)
Day 7 (Saturday, September 9): TOLEDO / GRANADA
Morning departure through sun-scorched, arid landscapes of Don Quixote’s La Mancha to the lovely garden city of Granada. There will be an orientation tour of Granada, another Spanish city with much Arabian culture. A highlight of the day will be visits to both the Alhambra and Generalife, the two most spectacular palaces in the region. Also visit the Cathedral of Granada (burial place of Ferdinand and Isabella). Dinner & overnight in Granada. (B, D)
Day 8 (Sunday, September 10): GRANADA / CORDOBA / SEVILLE
Depart after breakfast for Seville, located in the heart of southern Spain in Andalucía. En route stop in Cordoba, a spectacular city famous for its Islamic art and architecture. A visit will be made to the 10th century mosque as well as the Cordoba Cathedral, a lovely mix of Gothic and Renaissance architecture. Dinner & overnight in Seville. (B, D)
Day 9 (Monday, September 11): SEVILLE
Enjoy a half-day sightseeing tour of the charming city of Seville. Visit the lovely Cathedral (and burial place of Christopher Columbus) in which great celebrations take place throughout the year, the quaint Triana Quarter, the Alcazar of King Pedro, City Hall, and Murillo’s House. The afternoon will be spent at leisure. (B, D)
Day 10 (Tuesday, September 12): SEVILLE / MADRID
Morning in Seville is at your leisure. Depart by high speed train to Madrid. Dinner & overnight. (B,D)
Day 11 (Wednesday, September 13): MADRID / AVILA / SEGOVIA
Today visit Avila, the town associated with St. Teresa of Jesus, one of the female Doctors of the Church. We will visit the Convent of St. Teresa (site of her birthplace), Convent of Nuestra Senora de Gracia, and the Encarnacion, where St. Teresa made her profession. Continue to Segovia, St. John of the Cross’ town, to see the Cathedral and Alcazar. Return to Madrid for dinner & overnight. (B, D)
Day 12 (Thursday, September 14): MADRID / USA
Depart to Madrid airport for your return flight to the USA. (B)
NOTE: While no changes are anticipated, there may be occasions when certain alterations become necessary to this itinerary due to changes beyond our control. All Masses and locations subject to final confirmation.
Detroit Departure Price*
$ 4,199.00 per person, discounted for Cash/Check payment, based on 30 participants / double occupancy. (If paying with credit card Full price of: $4,366.00 per person.)
*Pilgrims may depart from ANY domestic airport with additional flight cost. Contact Maggie if you would like more information about departing from the domestic airport of your convenience.
*Limited Single rooms available add: $ 729.00