DAY 1: USA
Depart New York airport for your overnight flight to Barcelona, Spain.
DAY 2: Barcelona
The group will be met by their tour guide in Barcelona and transferred to the hotel. Balance of the day at leisure in one of Spain’s most magnificent cities. Dinner and overnight in Barcelona. (B, D)
Day 3: Barcelona / Montserrat/ Barcelona
After enjoying breakfast at the hotel and morning Mass, the group will have a half-day tour of the lovely city of Barcelona. Included will be a visit to the Holy Family Church (La Sagrada Familia), the "Gothic Quarter," and "Las Ramblas," one of the most famous avenues in Barcelona. In the afternoon depart for a tour of fascinating Monteserrat. Upon arrival in Montserrat proceed to the Basilica to view the "Black Virgin." Return to Barcelona for dinner and overnight. (B, D)
Day 4: Barcelona / Verdu / Zaragoza
Depart Barcelona in the morning for Verdu, one of the highlights of the trip. This town was the birthplace of St. Peter Claver. Visit the famous castle there. Continue on the pilgrimage and in the afternoon arrive in Zaragoza, considered to be one of the world’s largest Marian Shrines. It is referred to as “Our Lady of the Pillar.” It is said to be a place visited by The Blessed Mother before her Assumption. Dinner at the hotel and overnight in Zaragoza. (B, D)
Day 5: Zaragoza / Madrid
After breakfast depart Zaragoza and arrive in Madrid where you will enjoy a half day orientation tour of the beautiful capital of Spain. From your motorcoach you will see the Prado, the Royal Palace, and other important sites. Transfer to your hotel for the balance of the day at leisure. Dinner and overnight in Madrid. (B, D)
DAY 6: Madrid / Avila / Madrid
In the morning we will visit the city of Avila: the Cathedral, which contains many of St. Theresa relics; the crypt of the Convento of La Santa, built on the site of the house where she was born, is home to the most comprehensive museum dedicated to her life, and La Encarnacion Convent, the first convent she found. Return to Madrid for dinner and overnight. (B, D)
DAY 7: Madrid
Free day in Madrid. Dinner and overnight in Madrid. (B, D)
DAY 8: Madrid/ USA
Depart for Madrid Airport with same day arrival at New York area airport. (B)
* Airfare: Roundtrip from New York.
* Accommodations: Eight days / Six nights superior tourist class hotels.
* Meals: Six breakfasts & Six dinners
* Sightseeing: As listed in the itinerary.
* Also Included: Daily Mass, Airport-hotel transfers, hotel tips & taxes, baggage handling, Touring by Private Air Conditioned Motorcoach, Services of Professional Pilgrimage Escort.