Meet the tour leader at 11:00 hrs for check in of your direct Air Malta flight to Lourdes departing at 13:10 hrs. Upon arrival your coach will head towards your centrally located hotel for immediate check in and room allocation. Later re-meet with your tour leader for an orientation walk within Lourdes before dinner and overnight.
Today, after breakfast, we encourage you to join the tour leader for mass before taking part in the Via Sagra. The experienced tour leader and spiritual director will then accompany the group to numerous pilgrimage attractions within the Sanctuaries. After lunch, join the tour leader for an optional excursion to Pont d’Espagne. This gateway to the Pyrenees National Park, is amongst the most priced sites of such a park. A marked path will take you to a footbridge where you can admire the famous bridge arched above the gorges where foaming torrents flow. You may also then take the Gaube chair lift (extra) that will take you quietly to the lake above. Return to Lourdes in time for dinner and overnight.
Today, you are encouraged to join your fellow group members for an excursion towards St Jean de Luz. Complete with atmospheric narrow streets, a lively harbour and the beautiful Cathedral dedicated to Saint John the Baptist, St Jean de Luz is the quintessential Basque seaside town. Later head back to Lourdes in time for dinner before joining thousands of other pilgrimages for the Aux Flambeau procession.
Feast of the Immaculate Conception. After breakfast you can enjoy and explore Lourdes or join your tour leader and participate in the International Mass held in the underground Basilica dedicated to St. Pius X. After lunch, join the tour leader for and visit the numerous sites scattered all around Lourdes that have a connection to Saint Bernardette. Later head back to the hotel for dinner and overnight
Today, after breakfast and checkout (safe and secure luggage room will be made available), join the tour leader for a morning excursion to Bartres, the tiny village famous for its association with Saint Bernadette. Afterwards, head to the Le Meridien Shopping centre before your return to central Lourdes in time for lunch. During your last few hours in Lourdes, enjoy yourself in your free time dedicated for your relaxation and/or shopping. In the late afternoon make your way towards Lourdes airport in time for check-in of your direct flight back to Malta departing at 18:30 hrs.
|St. Jean de Luz||€39||€25|
|Bartres/Le Meridien Shopping Complex||€29||€24|
|Total for all excursions||€97||€73|
- Return direct Air Malta flights to Lourdes
- 10 Kgs Hand Luggage
- 23 Kgs Checked-In Luggage
- All Transfers
- 4 Nights at the 4* Hotel Padoue (or similar) in Lourdes on Full Board Basis
- Tour Leader & Spiritual Director – Dun Gorg Dalli or replacement
- City Tax
- Protection by the Insolvency Fund
- Travel Insurance by highly recommended