Meet the tour leader at 14:00 hrs for check-in on your Air Malta flight to Lourdes departing at 15:50 hrs. Upon arrival, your private coach will take you to your centrally located 3* Hotel Angelic for check in and room allocation. Soon afterwards you can join your tour leader for a short orientation walk before overnight.
Today, after breakfast, we encourage you to join the tour leader for an excursion to the shores of the famous Bay of Biscay, by visiting Biarritz, Col d’Ibardin and Saint Jean de Luz. Start by driving to Biarritz, an elegant seaside town which was a popular resort since European royalty began visiting in the 1800s. In Biarritz, on can admire the Rocher de la Vierge; a rocky outcrop topped with a stature of the Virgin Mary that can be reached via a footbridge that offers sweeping views of the Bay of Biskay. Later continue your way to Saint Jean de Luz, before reaching Col d’Ibardin for some spectacular views and souvenir shopping. Return to your hotel in time for dinner and overnight.
After breakfast, join thousands of other pilgrims and your spiritual director for the concelebration of Mass at the underground Basilica of Saint Pius X. After lunch, join the tour leader for an optional excursion to Pont d’Espagne. At an altitude of 1500m, this gateway to the Pyrenees National Park, Pont d’Espagne is amongst the most prices 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, after breakfast another optional excursion awaits you. Join your fellow group members for a trip to the French city of Pau. Pai feels closer to a riviera resort than a mountain town, with its grand villas, public parks and palm-lined promenades. You can visit the city’s chateau and its gardens (entrance extra) or walk along the main shopping area along the Boulevard des Pyrenees. You will also have the opportunity to visit one of the shopping complexes on your way back to Lourdes.
Today, after breakfast (and check out) join the tour leader for a half day optional excursion to Lac d’Estaing and Col du Salour. During your time enjoy the Pyrenees and their surrounding landscape. Unwind and recharge your batteries at the Jardin des Bains or simply relax, contemplating the landscapes around you. Return to Lourdes for your last few hours of this amazing experience. Late in the afternoon, your private coach will take you to the airport for your flight back to Malta departing at 1900hrs.
|Price Per Person|
|Child (under 12 years sharing with 2 Adults)||€455|
|Col d’Ibardin, Biarritz|
& Saint Jean de Luz
|Pau and Shopping Complex||€39||€25|
|Col du Salour & Lac d’Estiang||€28||€20|
|Total for all excursions||€134||€90|
- Return direct Air Malta flights to Lourdes
- 10 Kgs Hand Luggage
- 23 Kgs Checked-In Luggage
- All Transfers
- 4 Nights at the 3* Hotel Angelic (or similar) in Lourdes on Full Board Basis
- Tour Leader & Spiritual Director – Fr Karm Busuttil
- City Tax
- Protection by the Insolvency Fund
Travel Insurance (highly recommended)