Pilgrimage to Fatima and Santiago de Compostela

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Fatima and Santiago de Compostela

£1,286 pp

£1,286 pp

7 days / 6 nights

  • DESTINATION Fatima/Santiago
  • TRAVEL DATES 16th - 22nd Jul 2024
  • DEPARTURE AIRPORT London Gatwick
  • SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR Fr Alban Aguezeala
  • Tour code:  FS0916
Daily Itinerary
Day 1, Tuesday 16th July

UK - Porto - Santiago de Compostela

Depart on our flight from London Gatwick to Porto. Our guide and coach driver will be waiting to greet the group in the airport then transfer to Santiago de Compostela, a UNESCO world heritage site. Check-in to your hotel and evening dinner.

Day 2, Wednesday 17th July

Santiago de Compostela

We leave our hotel early in the morning to celebrate Mass in a chapel within the iconic Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, renowned as the burial site of St. James the Great and a masterpiece of Romanesque architecture. Following breakfast at our hotel we then return to this magnificent basilica for a guided tour that culminates in viewing the beautiful Pórtico de la Gloria and sacred tomb of St. James lying beneath the high altar. Afterwards we will enjoy a walk around the Old Town steeped in medieval charm followed by lunch in a nearby restaurant. Free time for the remainder of the afternoon. Evening dinner at the hotel.

Day 3, Thursday 18th July

Muxia - Cape Finisterre - Santiago de Compostela

After breakfast we take our coach westward to Muxia where we visit a beautiful church built along the coast, the Sanctuary of Our Lady A Barca. Next we will visit the ancient Benedictine Monastery of Moraime. Heading southward we arrive at Cape Finisterre, derived from the Latin finis terrae meaning end of the earth. As per tradition, many pilgrims extend their Camino walk here as the final destination, after visiting the shrine of the apostle St. James. We will stop in Fisterra for lunch and some free time to explore before continuing south to the Lighthouse of Finisterre to complete the Way of St. James. Return to our hotel in Santiago de Compostella for dinner.

Day 4, Friday 19th July

Braga - Fatima

In the morning we will check out of the hotel and travel southward over the border to Braga in Portugal. Here we visit the famous Bom Jesus do Monte (God Jesus of the Mount). It is located on the stunning hills just outside Braga, famous for devotion and pilgrimage for the faithful since 14th century. The summit has various caves, chapels, fountains, grottoes, lakes and stunning views. Continue our journey to Fatima and check in to our hotel. Evening dinner at the hotel.

Day 5, Saturday 20th July

Fatima

After breakfast the guide will be waiting in the hotel lobby at 8:30 and we will walk together to the Sanctuary for a guided tour showing you around the Sanctuary Square, visiting the Chapel of Apparition, the Rosary Basilica where the tomb of the seers are buried, followed by Mass at the Apparition Chapel. After lunch we will have a video show in the theatre about the Apparitions of Our Lady. Return to the hotel for evening dinner. We participate in the Rosary at the Chapel of Apparition followed by a Candlelight procession around the Sanctuary.

Day 6, Sunday 21st July

Fatima

We have private Mass in the morning followed by the Stations of the Cross along Via Sacre to Valinhos, where according to tradition this is the place where the first and the third apparitions of the Angel to the seers (Francisco, Jacinta and Lucia) took place. While reciting the Rosary between the 8th and the 9th Stations, we stop and view the place where the fourth Apparition of Our Lady in August 1917 occurred. Continue on to the village of Aljustrel and visit the homes where the children lived with their families. We stop at the Old Parish church to say the Rosary and return to the hotel for evening dinner. We will participate in the International Rosary at the Chapel of Apparition followed by a Candlelight procession.

Day 7, Monday 22nd July

Fatima - Lisbon

We leave the hotel early for Lisbon and on to St Anthony’s Church (the birthplace of St Anthony - The Patron of Lost Objects). We celebrate Mass here followed by a short tour of the church. Afterwards back to the coach, we will have a quick tour of Lisbon and if time allows we have lunch here. We proceed to Lisbon airport for our flight back to London Gatwick.

Price Includes
  • Direct, one-way flight from London Gatwick to Porto (easyJet)
  • Direct, one-way flight from Lisbon to London Gatwick (easyJet)
  • 3 nights at Hotel Gelmirez, Santiago de Compostela, 3*, or hotel of similar standard
  • 3 nights at Domus Pacis, Portugal, 3*, or hotel of similar standard
  • Half board (breakfast and evening dinner)
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Transfers between airport and hotel
  • Executive coach for touring
  • Professional local guided tours as per itinerary
  • A visit to Santiago Cathedral (St James)
  • UK Airport taxes and Government charges
  • Check-in luggage + hand carry
  • Personalised ID badge and luggage label
  • Hymn booklet
  • ATOL Protection Contribution
Not Included
  • Lunches and inflight meals
  • Travel Insurance - from £59
  • Tips & Gratuities - £15 per person, to be added to your invoice. Compulsory; goes directly to guide, driver and hotel staff.
Booking Deadline & Payment Terms

The booking deadline at this price is 18/06/2024. If you are booking after this date, please contact us first to confirm the current price.

A deposit payment of £300 with your completed booking form will confirm your place on this tour. The final balance is due 2 months prior to the departure date.

Travel Packs

We’ll mail your travel pack around two weeks before travelling, including your flight information, boarding passes (if applicable), general information booklet, hymn and prayer booklets, name badge, lanyard and luggage label.

ATOL Protection

All Saints Travel is an ATOL licence holder (no. 6049). In the very unlikely event of company insolvency, you are guaranteed a refund and repatriation back to the UK through the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and Air Travel Trust Fund (ATTF). Please visit www.caa.co.uk/atol-protection for further information.

Passports & Visas

It’s your responsibility to ensure you have a passport with at least 6 months validity remaining from the date of return, in addition to any visas required to travel to the relevant countries. Please call us on 01793 881166 for further information.

Travel Advice

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Fitness Requirements

While people of all ages are invited to travel on this tour, a reasonable level of fitness is required in order to keep pace with the group. There may be extended periods of standing and walking on hard surfaces.

Travel Insurance

It’s compulsory to have adequate travel insurance for your journey. You have the option of purchasing cover from Global Travel Insurance when booking with us, or you can buy your insurance independently.