Return flights Dublin/Toulouse/Dublin with cabin baggage only
Accommodation for 3 nights in the 4* Hotel Astrid
Breakfast, Lunch & evening Dinner
Full religious programme operated by Marian Pilgrimages
Catholic Priest available for Spiritual Direction
Coach transfers while in France
Services of a Marian Pilgrimages guide throughout
Mass daily & Spiritual activities
Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
10kg Carry-on Luggage
All airport taxes
The itinerary below is a sample itinerary only and is subject to change.
We are happy to facilitate those people who are willing to share. In the event that a share cannot be found, it will be necessary to take a single room which is subject to a supplement.
*** NOT INCLUDED ***
15kg checked in bag - €70
Single Room Supplement - €90
The 4 star Hotel Astrid is an ideal base thanks to its excellent location. Located just a stone's throw from the Sanctuary, it is situated approximately 50m from the entrance to St. Joseph's gate. The Astrid was completely refurbished and re-opened in August 2012. The hotel has received fantastic reviews in the short time that it has been open. The Hotel Astrid is becoming extremely popular due to its modern style decor combined with the friendly hospitality of the staff. The panoramic restaurant, flooded with light, offers traditional cuisine with a buffet breakfast. There are guestrooms and facilities available for disabled guests also.This charming hotel creates a pleasant ambiance from the minute you walk in the door. The staff are polite and knowledgable, and are on hand to tend to your every need. With the inviting staff, colourful décor and close proximity to St. Joseph’s Gate, the Hotel Astrid is sure to become one of the best hotels in Lourdes. click here to view hotel
Friday 30th March - Good Friday
Check in at Dublin airport for our Aer Lingus flight to Toulouse. Coach transfer to hotel and check into the 4* Hotel Astrid for 3 nights on a full board basis. After Dinner we participate in the Good Friday ceremonies in St Pius X underground Basilica
Saturday 31st March - Easter Saturday
Morning orientation tour of the Sanctuary area. Group photo. After Lunch we take a walking tour to the Boly Mill, where Bernadette was born, and to the Cachot, an abandoned prison where Bernadette's family lived. The Parish Church to see the baptism font and the local cemetery where her extended family are buried. Return to the hotel for some free time before Dinner. After Dinner we participate in the Easter Vigil in St Pius X underground Basilica
Sunday 1st April - Easter Sunday
On Easter Sunday morning we gather in the Basilica of St Pius X, for International Mass. Afternoon free for private prayer and reflection. After Dinner we participate in the evening torchlight procession.
Monday 2nd April - Easter Monday
Morning Mass and free time. After Lunch we take our transfer to Toulouse Airport for our return flight to Dublin with Aer Lingus, departing at 5pm - arriving in Dublin at 6.15pm
*It is our intention to follow the itinerary as outlined above, however due to many factors like local holidays, traffic or weather conditions it may be necessary to make changes to the order of events or even the cancelation of certain events.