DAY 1: DEPART U.S.A.
Depart this evening on an overnight flight to Paris.
DAY 2: PARIS-LOURDES
Welcome to France. You are transferred to the train station for a ride on the TGV bullet train, the fastest train in the world, to Lourdes. Upon arrival you are met by your English speaking tour guide and transferred to the hotel. Tonight you have the chance to participate in the Candlelight Procession. Overnight in Lourdes. (D.)
DAY 3-4: LOURDES
You start the day with Mass at the Grotto, followed by a walking tour of Lourdes. See the places associated with the apparition of the Blessed Mother and life of little Bernadette. Pray the Stations of the Cross, visit the miraculous baths and attend the Blessing of the Sick, a truly humbling experience. Tonight again rejoice in the procession where thousands of visitors pray the rosary and sing hymns in honor of the Mother of God. Overnight Lourdes. (B.D.)
DAY 5: LOURDES-PARIS
After breakfast we board the TGV train which takes us to Paris, "City of Lights". This afternoon you have a panoramic tour of Paris, including the Champs Elysee, the Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and Notra Dame Cathedral. Our tour ends at the Rue De Bac where we have a Mass at the Miraculous Medal. This is where our lady appeared to St. Catherine Laboure in 1830. Overnight in Paris. (B.D.)
DAY 6: PARIS
Full day at leisure to explore on your own, visit the Louvre Museum for a peek at the Mona Lisa, or Montmarte with its magnificent Sacre Coeur church. Overnight in Paris. (B.)
DAY 7: PARIS-RETURN TO THE U.S.A.
This morning transfer to the airport for your flight back home.