DAY 1 - Arrive Fatima
Check in at Dublin for our flight to Lisbon. Upon our arrival in Lisbon we will be met by our guide transferred by coach to Fatima where we will check into our hotel on a full board basis. Lunch on arrival before settling into your room.
In the afternoon we will have an introductory tour of the Sanctuary seeing the Capelinha, the Rosary Basilica, Statue of the Sacred Heart and water fountain, candle area, Berlin Wall, Chapel of Adoration, Reconciliation Chapel and Basilica of the Holy Trinity. Return to Hotel for dinner followed by Rosary and Candlelight procession.
DAY 2 - Aljustrel
The coach will pick us up at the hotel directly after breakfast for our morning trip to Valinhos and Aljustrel. Our first stop will be Valinhos where Our Lady appeared on the 19th August in 1917. Our Lady appeared to the children here as they had been taken in for questioning by the authorities on the 13th and were not at the Cova D’Iria. After praying at this very special place we will walk to the Cabeco where the angel appeared to them the first and third of the three times he appeared in 1916. We then proceed to Aljustrel, the village where the children were born. We visit their homes and the well at the bottom of Lucia’s garden where the angel appeared the second time. Our last stop will be Fatima parish church. There we will see the baptismal font where all three children were baptised before we return to the hotel for lunch.
In the afternoon we attend holy Mass in the Capelinha after which there will be an introductory tour of the sanctuary. See the Capelinha, the Rosary Basilica and tombs of the Seers, Statue of the Sacred Heart and water fountain, candle area, Berlin Wall, Chapel of Adoration, Reconciliation Chapel and Basilica of the Holy Trinity. We return to our hotel for dinner followed by the Rosary and Candlelight procession.
DAY 3 - Santarem
This morning there will be an optional half day excursion to the city of Santarem where we will visit the church of St. Stephen also known as the church of the Eucharistic Miracle. There we will celebrate holy Mass and venerate the sacred host that miraculously bled in the year 1247, as the result of it being treated with disrespect. Afterwards there may be a little time for leisure before returning to Fatima for lunch.
In the afternoon spend some free time visiting the tombs of the shepherds or spend a while in the museum of light and peace where we can see the bullet in the Crown of Our Lady, and the Irish Monstrance. After dinner there will be rosary at the Capelinha followed by the Candlelight Procession.
DAY 4 - Hungarian Way of the Cross
This morning after breakfast we will depart the hotel on foot to walk the Hungarian Way of the Cross (a gift from the Hungarian People). As we walk through the olive groves on the path that Francisco, Jacinta and Lucia would have taken many times on their way to the Cova D’Iria we pray the stations of the cross. We finish at the beautiful little Chapel of Saint Stephen where we can celebrate Holy mass and climb the steps to the Calvary on the roof of the chapel from where there is a beautiful view taking in Aljustrel, Fatima Parish Church and the Rosary Basilica. Return to the Hotel for lunch.
After early lunch there will be an optional trip the seaside town of Nazare. Here we will first stop at Sitio on the cliffs and go to the Church of Our Lady of Nazare to visit the ancient statue of Our Lady dated back to the early days of Christianity that legend tells us may have been carved by St. Joseph. Afterwards we will drive down to the promenade where there will be some time to browse in the shops or sit and have coffee or some fresh sardines for which Nazare is famous. Return to Hotel in Fatima in time for dinner and then attend the Rosary and Candlelight procession.
DAY 5 - International Mass
This morning after breakfast we can attend International Mass in the Sanctuary. Return to the Hotel for Lunch. In the afternoon take some free time to explore the town or for private prayer.
In the late afternoon attend the Blessed Sacrament Procession and Benediction in the Sanctuary and attend Holy Mass in the Hotel Chapel before dinner. Rosary and Candlelight Procession in the evening.
DAY 6 - Lisbon
This morning there will be free time to return to your favourite places in the Sanctuary. After an early lunch we will depart the hotel and head for Lisbon. In the suburb of Lumiar in Lisbon we will stop at the Church of St. John the Baptist where we will visit the reliquary which houses the skull of our own dear St. Brigid and celebrate Holy Mass before proceeding to the airport for our return flight to Dublin.
*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.