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Lourdes by plane

Available dates

Date (from-to)
Price
14/08/2024 - 20/08/2024
Price: 680€

Program

Day 1 (Wednesday)
Львів

Departure from Lviv, crossing the Polish border.

flight to Lourdes
Day 2. Thursday
Krakow

flight to Lourdes

Arrival in Krakow, flight to Lourdes.

Transfer to the hotel. Hotel check-in, introductory tour of the Sanctuary. Participation in the candlelight procession. Overnight stay.

In February 1858, in Lourdes, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to 14-year-old peasant girl Bernadette Soubirous, who was gathering firewood in the forest. The “Lady” appeared to the girl in a nearby cave and said to her: “Go to the priests and tell them to build a chapel here, for I want it to become a place of grace for people… Don’t stop praying and tell others to pray… Go and drink from the spring and sprinkle yourself with water from it…” Much time has passed, and Lourdes – a small town at the foot of the Pyrenees – has become a world-famous pilgrimage site, visited by millions of pilgrims from around the world every year. They come to visit this place of the Virgin Mary’s apparition, immerse themselves in the intense prayerful atmosphere of this place, visit the baths where water from the mentioned spring is supplied, seeking physical, mental, and spiritual healing.

Liturgy. Tour of Lourdes following St. Bernadette's places. Stations of the Cross. Overnight stay.
Day 3. (Friday)
Lourdes

Liturgy. Tour of Lourdes following St. Bernadette's places. Stations of the Cross. Overnight stay.

Maria Bernadette was born into a large family of an impoverished miller. For the first ten years, Bernadette lived an ordinary carefree childhood life. However, when her parents’ mill went bankrupt, due to the family’s poverty, the girl had poor health and was constantly ill. Her family was forced to settle in a former prison cell, which was so damp, cramped, and unfit for living that it wasn’t even suitable for a prison. Under these difficult circumstances, she experienced the apparition of the “Lady”.

Lourdes Castle and the Pyrenees Museum
Day 4. (Saturday)
Lourdes

Lourdes Castle and the Pyrenees Museum

Liturgy. Breakfast. Opportunity to visit Lourdes Castle and the Pyrenees Museum located there, and the funicular on the outskirts of Lourdes.

Bétharram Caves
Day 5. (Sunday)
Lourdes

Bétharram Caves

Liturgy. Free time. Day. O

pportunity to visit the Bétharram Caves (Grottes de Bétharram), one of the most beautiful caves in Europe. 

Spring at the Sanctuary
Day 6. (Monday)
Lourdes

Spring at the Sanctuary

Opportunity to collect water from the spring at the Sanctuary.

The ninth apparition of the Virgin Mary on February 25, 1858, was pivotal: that morning, several hundred people went with Bernadette to the grotto. As they watched in amazement, thinking her mad, the girl began to scratch the muddy ground at the back of the grotto, then scooped up the resulting mixture of water and mud with her hands and drank it. She also washed her face with it. “Go, drink from the spring and wash yourself there,” – this was the instruction given by the Lady and heard by Bernadette herself. After this discovery, people came to the spring to drink the water and wash with it. In the following days, the first miraculous healings occurred. The Lourdes spring itself became a place of pilgrimage and gave new hope to millions of sick people around the world.

17:00 Transfer to the airport.

Day 7

Arrival in Krakow. Travel to the border.

Arrival in Krakow. Travel to the border. Border crossing. Arrival in Lviv. You can visit independently:

You can visit independently:

Lourdes Castle (Chateau Fort), which houses the "Pyrenees Museum" (Musee Pyreneen). Entrance ticket 8€ Funicular that takes you to a viewing platform above Lourdes. Lourdes surroundings. Funicular Pic du Jer. Entrance ticket 13.50€ (round trip) Bétharram Caves (Grottes de Bétharram), one of the most beautiful caves in Europe. The visited part of the caves extends for 2.8 km with an impressive drop of 80 m. The underground river course is 3.5 km. The visitor enters the mountain through a natural opening: the upper part includes huge rooms rich in concretions. A chasm connects this level with the river level. The lower part flows through a natural fault. The visitor exits through an artificial tunnel dug from 1913 to 1924. The Bétharram Caves are a unique place. Open to the public since 1903, they offer a great variety of cave landscapes, making them an unforgettable place.

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Included in the price

Transfer from the airport to the hotel in Lourdes and back;

Airfare;

Medical insurance;

Group leader accompaniment and spiritual guidance by a priest; 4

nights in a 3* hotel (2-3 people per room);

4 breakfasts.

Not included in the price

Personal expenses;

Entrance tickets to museums

 

Lourdes by plane

Available dates

Date (from-to)
Price
14/08/2024 - 20/08/2024
Price: 680€

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