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Lourdes - Hotel Astrid - 17 May 2018

Please Choose your Room Type
€649 per person
for 2 people (seperate beds)
Double Room €649 per person
for 2 people (double bed)
Single Room €789 per person
for 1 person
Triple Room €649 per person
for 3 people (three seperate beds)
Depart from Dublin    
Arrive to Toulouse    
Duration 5 nights    
Price Includes
  • Return Aer Lingus flights Dublin/Toulouse with cabin baggage only
  • Accommodation for 5 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
  • Travel insurance
  • 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 - €140


Hotel Astrid
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.
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Thursday 17th May

Check in at Dublin airport for our Aer Lingus flight EI532 to Toulouse. Coach transfer to the 4* Hotel Astrid and check in for 5 nights on a full board basis.
Hotel Astrid +33562440088

Friday 18th May

09:15 leave hotel for 09:30 Mass in the lower Dolors . After Mass we will have an orientation tour of the Sanctuary area. Drink from the spring near the Grotto. The original spring that Bernadette located is still visible, protected by a glass cover and illuminated by a light. Group photo. OR 09.30am International Mass in the Basilica of St Pius X, To be part of the choir you should come to the Basilica, near the organ, at 8.30 am for rehearsal. Please let your Marian Pilgrimages Rep know if you are interested in joining the choir. 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. Dinner in your hotel. After Dinner participate in the evening torchlight procession.

As early as 18th February 1858, the day of the third Apparition, one of the two people accompanying Bernadette had carried a candle. After this, Bernadette herself always came with a candle. The iconic Lourdes Torchlight Procession, known throughout the world, was introduced in Lourdes in 1863 by Father Marie-Antoine, a Capuchin also known as the ‘Saint of Toulouse’. The Marian Procession is the most popular celebration in Lourdes.

During the Procession, and depending on the day, the pilgrims recite the Joyful, Luminous, Sorrowful or Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary. At the beginning of each decade, a few words in several languages give direction to the prayer so that it does not become a monotonous repetition. The Ave Maria and other hymns can be heard in many languages. In the serenity of the evening, each pilgrim carries his or her own personal intentions as the prayer gathers the assembly “of all nations, people and languages” with the Virgin Mary, like the disciples in the Cenacle after the Ascension of Christ. The procession always takes place regardless of the weather.

Saturday 19th May

07.30 English Mass at the Grotto. Morning free to visit to the Baths of Lourdes, a focal point of the sanctuary, filled with the"healing" spring water of Lourdes. Immerse yourself in the baths where hundreds of miraculous healing's have taken place. "Go and drink at the spring and wash yourself there!” these words of the Virgin Mary to Bernadette during one of the Apparitions inspired the creation of the Baths near the Grotto in which the pilgrims are immersed. Lunch at the Hotel. Afternoon optional visit to Bartres for Mass. After Dinner participate in the evening torchlight procession.

Sunday 20th May

08.30 English Mass at Grotto,or 09.30 in the Basilica of St Pius X, with its beautiful stained glass windows, for International Mass. After Lunch participate in Stations of the cross and some free time for private prayer and reflection. Dinner in your hotel. Optional participate in evening torchlight procession.

Monday 21th May

09.15 Leave Hotel for 09.45 Mass in the Poor Clares and some free time for private prayer and reflection.Afternoon optional tour to Gavarnie. After Dinner participate in the evening torchlight procession.

Tuesday 22nd May

Mass TBA. 12.30 depart Hotel for Aer Lingus flight EI507 back to Dublin. Check-in at 14.35pm for a departure of 16.35pm, arriving back in Dublin at 17.35pm.


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