Discover Lourdes & Mont St Michel
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Dates:
Thursday 17th May – Thursday 24th May 2018

DISCOVER LOURDES & MONT ST MICHEL

On February 11th 1858, 14 year old Bernadette Soubirous saw the first of 18 apparitions of the Virgin Mary at the grotto of Massabielle in the little town of Lourdes. Located in the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains, each year millions of pilgrims now travel to this special site.
We are very excited to offer a “No–Fly” option to the awe-inspiring destination, Lourdes. While there you will have plenty of time to explore the main sites in the town as well as attending a morning mass and taking part in the nightly torchlight procession.

YOUR 8-DAY HOLIDAY INCLUDES:

  • Return Luxury Coach Transport and Return Ferry with Overnight Cabins
  • Professional Driver and Guide who will act as Tour Managers for your group
  • 5 Nights Hotel Accommodation
  • Evening meal on 7 evenings
  • Breakfast on 7 mornings
  • Pic du Jer Cable Car overlooking Lourdes & the Pyrennes Mountains
  • Visit to Bartrès and Lourdes Lake
  • Vineyard tour in Bordeaux
  • Visit to Mont St Michel Abbey
  • Morning Mass and Evening Torchlight Procession in Lourdes

PICK-UPS FOR THIS TRIP

Please contact us to discuss our wide range of Pick-Up locations.

The Balmoral Agricultural Show

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1: Load your coach and make your way to Rosslare for your overnight sailing to Cherbourg. Enjoy an evening meal before stepping on board the ferry where you will have a cabin for your crossing.

Day 2: Arrive in Cherbourg and make our way to our hotel with a stop en route for dinner. Overnight in Nantes.

Day 3: Today we travel through France to Lourdes, where we will be staying for the next three nights. After arrival enjoy a walk through Lourdes or take part in the nightly torchlight procession.

Day 4: Enjoy a day at leisure in Lourdes, starting with morning mass and free time to explore the town and the Grotto of Massabielle. Other highlights include a 1.5km walk following the Stations of the Cross and the town trail following the life of Bernadette. In the afternoon we will board the cable car for the 8-minute ride to Pic du Jer, a viewing point overlooking Lourdes and the surrounding Pyrenees Mountains.

Day 5: This morning we will take a short drive to the village of Bartrès, a little village where Bernadette was raised, and we will also explore the beautiful Lourdes Lake. The afternoon will be free to visit the highlights of Lourdes. After our evening meal at the hotel we will take part in the nightly torchlight procession.

Day 6: This morning we will depart Lourdes after the morning mass. We will stop in the Bordeaux wine region for a vineyard tour before travelling on to the city of Niort for our overnight stay.

Day 7: We depart Niort and before arriving at our ferry we will visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Mont St Michel, a Benedictine abbey on an island off the northern French coast. After the visit we return to Cherbourg for our overnight sailing to Ireland.

Day 8: We arrive back in Ireland in the afternoon and return home after the trip of a lifetime!

*Single Supplement: €250

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