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Shrines of Spain


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9 Days / 7 Nights, Barcelona, Montserrat, Manresa, Zaragoza, Toledo, Madrid, Santiago de Compostela TOUR FEATURE INCLUDES:


• Round-trip air: USA – Barcelona and Santiago de Compostela – USA


• Meet and assist upon arrival by your Homeric Tours representative


• Private deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach throughout


• English speaking Catholic tour guide(s) • Your choice of 3, 4 or 5 star hotels • 7 Nights of hotel accommodation • Breakfast and dinner daily • 6 days of sightseeing tours • All transfers • All entrance fees • Hotel taxes and service charges • Porterage of one suitcase per person • USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program


The itinerary may be modified and tailored to the specific requirements and budget of your group * Ask about our church donation program


Basilica Cathedral of Our Lady of the Pillar, Zaragoza


DAY BY DAY ITINERARY DAY 1: DEPART USA Board your overnight flight to Spain.


DAY 2: BARCELONA Upon arrival you will be greeted by your Homeric Tours representative. Transfer to your hotel. Free time before Mass. Dinner and overnight in Barcelona. (D)


DAY 3: BARCELONA Morning tour of Barcelona including: panoramic views of the Harbor area, Montjuic, Plaza de España, and Plaza de Catalunya. Walk through the Gothic Quarter, visit the cathedral and view Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia, a beautiful, unfinished Roman Catholic basilica. Afternoon at leisure to explore the colorful markets of Las Ramblas. Dinner and overnight. (B,D)


DAY 4: EXCURSION TO MONTSERRAT & MANRESA Depart for Montserrat, home to the Benedictine Monastery. Visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Montserrat, the statue of the Black Virgin carved by St. Luke around 50 AD and brought to Spain. The story behind the statue is yet another affirmation


of our Lady. In the 11th century, the abbot-bishop Oliba founded a monastery on the mountain of Montserrat next to one of the chapels, where the Benedictine Abbey is still preserved. Return to Barcelona for dinner and overnight. (B,D)


DAY 5: BARCELONA / ZARAGOZA / MADRID After breakfast depart towards Zaragoza to visit Basilica del Pilar, built in the place where our Lady appeared to Saint James. We will also visit the Cathedral of Zaragoza and do a walking tour of the city. Later continue our journey to Madrid for dinner and overnight. (B,D)


DAY 6: MADRID & TOLEDO Tour Madrid including the Royal Palace and Plaza Mayor. Depart for Toledo known as the City of the Three Religions. The city surrounded by walls hides great treasures: it’s Cathedral, the church of Santo Tomé, the Tránsito Synagogue, Santa María La Blanca Synagogue, the church of San Juan de los Reyes, Puerta de Bisagras, Puerta del Cambrón, Puerta del Sol and so on. Dinner and overnight in Madrid. (B,D)


DAY 7: MADRID / SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA Depart for Santiago de Compostela. Stop in Villafranca del Bierzo to visit the Collegiate Church of Santa María and the churches of Santiago and San Nicolas. Enter Galicia by Lugo. Stop in Cebreiro and view a group of “pallozas” and a beautiful Pre-Romanesque temple from the 9-10 century, containing a Chalice, the Paten of “Santo Milagro” and a precious Romanesque carving of Santa Maria la Real. Continue to Santiago de Compostela for dinner and overnight. (B,D)


DAY 8: SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA Join the walking pilgrims at the Monte del Gozo Walk the last couple of miles of El Camino arriv- ing at the Cathedral and attend the International Pilgrim Mass at the Cathedral of St. James. Go Visit the crypt where the relics of St. James are preserved. This afternoon, visit the city of Santiago, to see Obradoiro Square, Fonseca Palace, Gelmirez Palace, Franco Street, etc. Dinner and overnight in Santiago de Compostela. (B,D)


DAY 9: SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA / USA After breakfast we depart for our return flight home to the USA. (B)


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