Iberian Pilgrimage to Garabandal
11th - 22 th of July 2023
LISBON AIRPORT - LISBON CITY - FÁTIMA - ALBA DE TORMES - ÁVILA -ZARAGOZA - GARABANDAL - LIEBANA MONASTERY - LOURDES - OVIEDO - SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA - LISBON - BALAZAR
The beginning - Departure from Lisbon airport: 09:00 am, July 11th, 2023, Lisbon airport( Portugal)
10:00 am, July 22th, 2023, Lisbon( Portugal).
We will begin our pilgrimage in Lisbon, in the Church of Saint Anthony of Lisbon, where the saint was born and where one of his relics is located and where we will participate in our first daily Mass.
We will make a special intercession request to Saint Anthony to bless our pilgrimage. After leaving Lisbon after our lunch, we will travel to the city of Santarém, one of the main cities of Portugal linked to the beginning of the Christian era during the time of conquest of the city by the King of Portugal that was then occupied by the Muslims.
In Santarém, we will visit the Church of the Most Holy Miracle, where there is one of the oldest Eucharistic relics in the world. Inside this beautiful church, we will have the opportunity to worship and see the relic personally. An unforgettable moment! After the visit, we will leave for our next journey. After arriving at the hotel and dinner, we will make a first visit to the chapel of the apparitions in Fátima and visit the whole enclosure of the Sanctuary.
From 11th to 13th, we will visit Fatima. During this time in Fatima, we will visit the various places of apparitions (the Angel and Our Lady apparitions places ), and we will explain in detail the whole context of history. We will carry out the "Way of the Cross" in the "Valinhos" in order to live in a deeper way the message of Fatima. We will take advantage of the fact that we are in Fatima at the 13rd of September to participate in the official ceremonies of the apparition where we will participate in the Rosary, Holy Mass and procession of candles. We will also visit the house of the little shepherds..
Alba de Tormes and Ávila
Alba de Tormes, which is 25 km from Salamanca, we will visit the Church of Saint Therese of Ávila with its intact Heart and visit the Convent Museum, rich in history . We will also visit the place where Saint Therese passed away. We will continue our trip to the city where Saint Therese of Ávila, Doctor of the Church and Carmelite was born.
In this city, we will visit the Convent of Saint Therese of Ávila and we will make a special request to her. We will also make a short walk through this beautiful walled city.
Garabandal, and Liebana
During our stay in Garabandal, we will visit the main places where the apparitions took place (where the Arcangel St. Michael first appeared), the first apparition of Our Lady, the "pines", one of the most important places of these events and where in the future there will be the Miracle of Garabandal. We will speak with witnesses of the events, such as Mr. David, Maximina who is Aunt Godmother of Conchita.We will participate in the Mass and we will make the Rosary way, a path with more than 2 hours of travel , climbing the mountain and contemplating the mysteries of the Rosary.We will perform at the beginning of the night, the cantata to Our Lady of Mount Carmel in the "pines" that is at the top of the mountain overlooking the village.
During the time we are in Garabandal, we will take a day to visit the Santo Turíbio de Liebana, a Franciscan monastery that holds the largest piece of the Lignum Crucis, a piece from the right side of the cross where Jesus Christ was crucified. It is one of the largest relics in the world still intact.
The purpose of the retreat is to interiorize the word and the message of Garabandal, with moments of interior prayer, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. It will be a wonderful experience and you will never forget it. We will participate in Adoration to the Blessed Sacrament if possible, where we will put all our private intentions to Our Lady of Mount Carmel of Garabandal. These requests are placed on the altar during the time of the Eucharistic Adoration.
Santiago of Compostela
During the time at Santiago of Compostela, we will visit the famous Cathedral of the Apostle James and other important places of this city.
We will try visit also the city of Pontevedra, a place associated forever with the message of Fatima, because it was here that Sister Lucy had visions of Our Lady and the Child Jesus and where Sister Lucy received the devotion of the first Saturdays.
On the 21st of July in the afternoon, we will leave for Balazar, where we will visit the Sanctuary of Balazar, where Blessed Alexandrina lived and experienced the Passion of Christ in a very profound way. Blessed Alexandrina was fed for 13 years only on the Sacred Host. An unforgettable place that leaves no one indifferent. We will visit the local Church where Beata rests, and her house museum, where she lived her life of holiness. After our visit to Balazar and after lunch, the bus will head towards Lisbon where we will stay overnight in a hotel.
What is included and not included in the price per person ?
Transport and transfers
This includes bus transportation during the timetable pilgrimage and transfers between hotel / Airport and Airport / hotel.
Flights to Lisbon and returns are not included. Each pilgrim is responsible for booking their flight tickets.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included in the hotels throughout the pilgrimage journey. Lunches to be held between destinations are also included in the price per person. Water and wine are included in the meals.
Consumption of food/drinks outside the menus program is not included, which will have to be paid by the pilgrim.
Lunch and dinner on the 22th of July is not included as the terrestrial pilgrimage ends in the morning of that day.
Museum entrances not included.
The pilgrimage is organized by the apostolate itself and with people who know the route and history of all the places to visit on the pilgrimage. In the pilgrimage, in addition to the visit to the places, it is important for us to strengthen and deepen the Catholic faith.
Therefore the guide (layman or priest) will be based on the teachings of the Catholic, Apostolic and Roman Church.
Guide available in english language.
As is normal in our pilgrimages, each day of the week will be assured the daily Holy Mass and daily prayers.
We will provide free time for people to make confessions and personal promises made to the saints of the places we go, especially in Fatima and Lourdes.
Each pilgrim will be offered an individual badge with name and country registration. There will also be a notebook with the daily pilgrimage program, small songs, prayers, etc.
Travel insurance is not included in the price per person.
Travel insurance is mandatory and must be purchased by the pilgrim before his journey to start the pilgrimage. Each person enrolled in the pilgrimage must present proof of travel insurance. If you need assistance with purchasing travel insurance, please speak to us.
The baggage transfer service from the bus / plane to the hotel and vice versa is not included in the price per person.
It is the responsibility of each pilgrim to bring their own luggage along the pilgrimage. If you want someone to take care of your luggage at the hotels, you must bear the additional costs.
The cost associated with the loss of personal objects or identification documents such as passports or citizen's card in not included in the price per person.
It will be the responsibility of each person to ensure to not lose personal items.
Our bus for the pilgrimage...
Our hotels for the pilgrimage...
The range of hotels are between four stars or three stars superior with private bathrooms. The only exception will be in the village of Garabandal where there are no hotels of this category and we will have to stay in local accommodations in this village located on the mountain.
The location of hotels is also for us a very important factor, so all our hotels are located next to the main places to visit.
The list of hotels will be available to each pilgrim, as soon as the registration deadline ends and after the first payment made.
Prices per person
The prices per person are presented in euros and are only for the terrestrial pilgrimage by bus, departing from Lisbon airport (Portugal) on the 11th of july and ending in Lisbon( Portugal) on the 22nd of July 2023 . This price is based on the list of 36 pilgrims.
Price per person - double room
Price per person - single room
Registration Deadline / payments
Registration deadline date
Note: In order to complete your registration, you will need to pay 250 Euros after made your registration. This amount will be deducted from the total pilgrimage price amount. This registration amount is not reimbursed.
By Bank transfer
The payment will be made to ITW lda, travel agency based in Portugal using the IBAN and SWIFT CODE.
You have the option to pay all the total amount in :
- one single payment
-Installment payments (3 parcels) by bank transfer.
The last parcel payment deadline need to be made before the 15th of june.
By Credit or debit card
We are accepting payments by credit and debit card. In this case will be an extra charge of 4,9 % + 0,25 euros.
You have the option to pay all the total amount in:
- one single payment
-Installment payments (3 parcels) by card.
The last parcel payment deadline need to be made before the 15th of june.
United States contacts
Phone number: +1 719 229 1703
Phone number: +1 919 749 0237
Ireland and UK contacts
Contact name: Mary Mc Govern
Phone Contact: +44 7753415965
General contacts: Garabandal Apostolate
Name: Rui Costa
Phone number: +351 91 874 518