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DAY 01     DEPARTURE MANILA

Check in at NAIA Terminal 3.

DAY 02    MANILA – LISBON 

Departure from Manila to Lisbon via Emirates Airline. Arrival in Lisbon, Lisbon – Fatima (128 km approx 1hr 45 min) Arrival in Lisbon.  Transfer to Fatima for dinner and overnight.

DAY 03    FATIMA 

Be the firsts to celebrate Our Lady of Fatima’s 100 birthday during the Holy Year of 2017. Celebrate Mass followed by Rosary to give honor to Our Blessed Mother Mary.  Visit Angel’s Hills, house of Jacinta and Francisco. Possibly meet relatives of Sister Lucia in the nearby town.

DAY 04    FATIMA – PALENCIA 

(610 km approx 5 hrs 43 min). Saint Dominic performed his university studies at Stadium Generalis of Palencia, Spain

DAY 05   PALENCIA – MONASTERIO DE SILOS

(135 km approx 1 hr 42 min) Benedictine Abbey founded in the tenth century

MONASTERIO DE SILOS  – CALERUEGA (19.1 km approx 19 min) Saint Dominic was born in Caleruega, Spain in 1170

CALERUEGA – GUMIEL DE IZAN (24.1 km approx  25 min) Saint Dominic lived in Gumiel de Izan from the age of seven to fourteen

GUMIEL DE IZAN – MONASTERY OF SANTA MARIA DELA VID (29.4 km approx  32 min) Monastery of the Norbertine Order, which existed in the time of Saint Dominic

MONASTERY OF SANTA MARIA DELA VID – BURGO DE OSMA (42.1 km approx  41 min) Saint Dominic arrived at Osma in 1195

DAY 06   BURGO DE OSMA – SEGOVIA

SEGOVIA (185 km approx 2 hrs 2 min) Saint Dominic founded this city in 1218, the first Dominican convent in Spain

SEGOVIA – MADRID (85.8 km approx 1 hr 21 min) Dominican places in Madrid:  Monastery of Saint Dominic of Royal;

Basilica and Convent of Our Lady of Atocha

DAY 07  MADRID 

Wholeday free at your own leisure.

DAY 08  MADRID – BORDEAUX

(757 km 7 hrs 25 min)  break point due to long distance drive between  Spain and France.  Notre Dame is the most baroque and Romanesque- style church in Bordeaux.  The church and Cour Mably (Mably Courtyard) are the only vestiges of a Dominican monastery going back to the 13th century

***  Local city tax as per city regulations to be paid on the spot ***    

DAY 09  BORDEAUX – LISEUX 

(635 km 5 hrs 37 min) Lisieux is the location of The Carmel monastery where St. Therese spent her years as a religious.  Lisieux is becoming one of the premier pilgrimage places in the world, currently receiving more than two million pilgrims a year and the number continues to grow.  The city is well established for receiving pilgrims, with a number of places related to the life of St Therese.  The most prominent are the Carmelite convent, her home (Les Buissonets), the Cathedral, and the Basilica.

*** Local city tax as per city regulations to be paid on the spot by the tour leader *** 

DAY 10  LISEUX – PARIS 

(172 km approx 2 hrs 24 min) Notre Dame Cathedral;  Basilica of the Sacred Heart (Sacre Coeur); Shrine of the Miraculous Medal; Montparnasse Tower or Eiffel Tower; Champs de Elysee (guided tour)

*** Local city tax as per city regulations to be paid on the spot  *** 

DAY 11  PARIS 

(172 km approx 2 hrs 24 min) Notre Dame Cathedral;  Basilica of the Sacred Heart (Sacre Coeur); Shrine of the Miraculous Medal; Montparnasse Tower or Eiffel Tower; Champs de Elysee (guided tour)

*** Local city tax as per city regulations to be paid on the spot  *** 

DAY 12  PARIS – TOULOUSE 

(823 km approx 7 hrs 30 min). Free at your own leisure

DAY 13  TOULOUSE 

The first step of the path of Saint Dominic in France Couvent des Jacobins;  Basilica of St Senin; The Languedoc (where Saint Dominic  practised his ministry of preaching between 1206 to 1218)

TOULOUSE – PROUILHE (77.5 km approx 52 min)It was here in Prouilhe that Saint Dominic founded a monastery to house women converted by his preaching (1206)

PROUILHE – FANJEAUX (3.2 km approx 4 min)It was here in Fanjeaux where Saint Dominic practiced his preaching activities for many years.  Church of Our Lady of  the Assumption Le Seignadou

FANJEAUX – CARCASONNE (33.5 km approx 36 min)Saint Dominic stayed in Carcasonne from January 1213 to May 1214 as vicar of the Bishop.

DAY 14  CARCASSONE – MONTREAL

(21.8 km approx 23 min) Montreal was the place of the main Cathar centres of Saint Dominic’s time

MONTREAL  – LOURDES  (236 km approx 2 hrs 48 min)

*** Local city tax as per city regulations to be paid on the spot  *** 

DAY 15  LOURDES 

Celebrate Mass, visit the Grotto and walk around town tracing the spiritual path of Saint Bernadette during the apparitions of Our Blessed Mother.  Evening procession and bathing may not be available during winter season.

*** Local city tax as per city regulations to be paid on the spot  *** 

DAY 16  LOURDES – NICE 

(729 km approx 6 hrs 39 min)  Visit Saint Dominic Church 9 St Fracois de Paule St. Nice, 06300 France

*** Local city tax as per city regulations to be paid on the spot  *** 

DAY 17     NICE – FLORENCE 

(approx 421 km 4 hr 57 min) Basilica and Convent of Santa Maria Novella Church and St Mark Museum

*** Local city tax as per city regulations to be paid on the spot  *** 

DAY 18     FLORENCE – SIENA 

(136 km 1 hr 34 min) Basilica Cateriniana and Convent of Saint Dominic Sanctuary

SIENA – ROME (265 km approx 2 hr 57 min) Saint Peter’s Basilica; Basilica of Saint John Lateran; Basilica of San Marco Basilica of St Anastacia          

*** Local city tax as per city regulations to be paid on the spot  *** 

DAY 19     ROME 

Santa Maria in Tempulo; Basilica and Convent of Saint Sixtus; Basilica of Santa Sabina Basilica of Santa Maria of the Minerva; Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Rosary Monastery; Basilica of Saint Mary Major;  Basilica of Saint Clement Church of the Holy Trinity of the Spanish;  Church of St Mary of the Rosary (guided tour)

*** Local city tax as per city regulations to be paid on the spot  *** 

DAY 20     ROME – NAPLES 

(277 km 3 hrs 8 min) One of the largest convent complexes in the city when it was built by the Angevins (1238 – 1324), San Domenico Maggiore served as the Aragonese royal church, the mother church of the Dominicans, and the monastery was the original seat of the University of Naples. It was here that Saint Thomas Aquinas studied and where he returned in his final years to teach theology.

 *** Local city tax as per city regulations to be paid on the spot  *** 

DAY 21     NAPLES – SAN GIOVANNI 

(232 km approx  3 hrs 2 min) The Padre Pio Shrine in San Giovanni Rotondo, Southern Italy, is a popular Catholic pilgrimage shrine. About seven million pilgrims a year flock to Santa Maria delle Grazie Church (dedicated in 1676) to pay homage to Padre Pio, a well-known Italian saint who died there 40 years ago. 

DAY 22     SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO – BOLOGNA 

(555 km approx 5 hrs 26 min) Wholeday free at your own leisure.

*** Local city tax as per city regulations to be paid on the spot  ***

DAY 23     BOLOGNA 

The Basilica and the patriarchal Convent of Saint Dominic Church of St Mary and St Dominic of Mascarella

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DAY 24     BOLOGNA – MILAN – DUBAI – MANILA 

Departure from Bologna to Manila. 

DAY 25     ARRIVAL MANILA 

Arrival in Manila.  

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