Iberian Pilgrimage to Garabandal 2020
11th to 23rd October 2020
Pilgrimage journey ...
LISBON(PARTIDA) - SANTARÉM - FÁTIMA - ALBA DE TORMES - ÁVILA -BURGOS ZARAGOZA - LOURDES - LOYOLA - LÍMPIAS - GARABANDAL - POTES - COVADONGA - OVIEDO - SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA - PONTEVEDRA - BALAZAR - LISBON
The beginning - Departure from Lisbon:
09:00 am, October 11, 2020, Lisbon airport( Portugal).
10:00 am, October 23, 2020, Lisbon( Portugal).
Daily itinerary of the pilgrimage ...
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, 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. In 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 and visit the whole enclosure of the Sanctuary.
12th and 13th of October - Fátima
From 12th to 13th October, 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 from October 12th to October 13th to participate in the official ceremonies of the apparition of the 13th of October where we will participate in the Rosary, Holy Mass and procession of candles. We will also visit the house of the little shepherds..
On the 13th of October, after lunch at the hotel, we will leave for Salamanca, where we will be accommodated. If possible, after dinner at the hotel, we will make a visit to the center of this beautiful Spanish city, which is next to the Portuguese border. This is one of the oldest cities in Europe, with many Churches and with the oldest University of Europe.
14th of October-Alba de Tormes, Ávila
in the morning, after breakfast at the hotel in Salamanca, we will leave for Alba de Tormes, which is 25 km from Salamanca, to 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. After this visit, we will go to the hotel where we will have lunch. After lunch, 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 .
After the visit to this beautiful Spanish city, we will continue our journey to the city of Burgos. After dinner, we will make a short visit to the center of Burgos.
15th of October - Burgos and Zaragoza
In the early morning, after breakfast at the hotel, we will visit the great and famous Cathedral of Burgos, the first Gothic Cathedral of the Iberian Peninsula and its beautiful area consisting of the Golden Staircase, the Crucero and the Cimborrio, the Trascoro, the Chapel of Santa Tecla .... At 9.00 in the morning we will participate in the Laudes and Chapter Mass.
Afterwards, we will leave for Zaragoza, the city where the first Marian Temple of the World was built, with Our Lady still alive, the Cathedral of Our Lady of Pilar. Upon arriving in this town, after lunch at a local restaurant, we will visit this beautiful Cathedral where we will have the opportunity to visit and to kiss and contemplate the Pilar relic , the stone where Our Lady appeared to the apostle S. James.
After our visit to Zaragoza, we will leave for Lourdes (France). Upon arriving in Lourdes and after dinner at the hotel, we will visit the cave site where Our Lady appeared to Bernadete. We will remain in silence and in prayer for a while ..
15th-17th of October - Lourdes
In the early morning, after breakfast at the hotel, we will follow the path of "the Way of the Cross", an unforgettable path of meditation on the Passion of Christ and later on we will participate in the Holy Mass (Old Basilica of Our Lady of Lourdes). In the afternoon after lunch, we will make a short visit to the main sites of Lourdes, we will watch the movie about the history of Lourdes, we will participate in the Holy Rosary and the Luminous Procession. Pilgrims who so desire, may also participate in the "Miracle" bath of Lourdes.
On the morning of October 17th, after breakfast, we will leave early to Garabandal going through Loyola and Límpias.
17th of October -Loyola and Límpias
When we reach Loyola, we will visit the Sanctuary of Loyola a founder of the Jesuits and after we will have lunch. We will visit the place where Father Andreu, a Jesuit priest who is linked to the story of the apparitions of Our Lady in Garabandal, is buried.
After lunch, we will leave for Límpias, to visit its famous Church where great Miracles occurred with the image of the face of Christ in agony. The image of Jesus Christ is impressive and it was this same image that has moved its eyes and mouth on several occasions to laymen and priests over the last century. It is a place of pilgrimage in Spain.
After this visit, we will go to Garabandal.
17th to 20th of October- Garabandal, Liebana, Covadonga e Oviedo
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 Sanctuary of Covadonga and 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. On October 18th, is the anniversary of the first message from Our Lady which took place on October 18th, 1961, 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.
After leaving Garabandal on October 20th in the morning, we will go to Oviedo to contemplate part of the Shroud of Jesus Christ (Shroud that covered the face of Jesus when he was buried), one of the greatest relics of Our Lord Jesus Christ .
20th to 23rd of October- Santiago de Compostela, Pontevedra, Balazar and the return to Lisbon airport.
On October 22th, in the morning, we will leave for 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.
After leaving Pontevedra, the pilgrimage continues towards the village of Balazar, where we will visit the Sanctuary of Balazar, where the Blessed Alexandrina lived and experienced in a very profound way the Passion of Christ. Blessed Alexandrina nourished herself for only 13 years in the Sacred Host. An unforgettable place that leaves no one indifferent.
We will visit the local Church where the Beata rests, and her home museum, where she lived her life of holiness. Balazar, will be the place where we will finish our pilgrimage. After our visit, the bus will continue to Porto and Lisbon to have a dinner and leave the pilgrims in the hotel in Lisbon.
On the 23rd of October, after breakfast, the pilgrimage will end and all pilgrims will have a free transfer to the airport of Lisbon.
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 23rd of October is not included as the terrestrial pilgrimage ends in the morning of that day.
Museum entrances not included, but the Garabandal Apostolate offers the value of one individual entry in one of the museums of the Pilgrimage program.
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 five, 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, April 30th, 2020.
Prices per person
The prices per person are presented in euros and are only for the terrestrial pilgrimage by bus, departing from Lisbon (Portugal) and ending in Lisbon( Portugal) on the 23 rd of October . This price is based on the list of 50 pilgrims inscriptions.
Price per person - double room
This price is guaranteed for registrations made until April 30th, 2020 with the payment of registration of 450 euros.
After that date, the price per person will increase to 1600 euros.This price is based on the list of 50 pilgrims.
Price per person - single room
This price is guaranteed for registrations made until April 30th, 2020 with the payment of registration of 450 euros.
After that date, the price per person will increase to 2000 euros. This price per person is based on the list of 50 pilgrims inscriptions.
Deadlines for registration and payments
Registrations deadline date
The deadline is 30th of April 2020. Registration after this date will be subject to confirmation by the apostolate and the value per person will be increased.
First payment (subscription)
To make the registration, it will only be validated after payment of this amount ( 450 euros). Payment must be made until 30th of April 2020. As soon we achieve the list of 50 persons, we will inform the pilgrims to make the first payment of 450 euros.
Second payment of the pilgrimage
Deadline for payment: May 30th, 2020, the amount of 500 euros
Third payment of the pilgrimage
Deadline for payment: June 30th, 2020, the amount of 500 euros.
Only by Bank transfers
We do not accept any other ways of payments, including transferwise, cash, west union, Etc.
The payment will be made to ITW lda, agency travel based in Portugal.