Lourdes Pilgrimage 2018
Lourdes is a world class destination for religious meetings, sharing, prayer and celebration of life. More than five million people visit Lourdes every year for religious purposes.
Lourdes Theme for 2018 – “The Almighty has done great things for me”
The world started to recognize Lourdes as a religious destination when 18 visions of Our Lady were reported to be seen here by Bernadette in 1858. After that the small village that was Lourdes quickly got transfigured into the largest catholic pilgrimage destination in Europe. The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes, where the sacred cavern and the two Basilicas are located entails 22 places of worship, numerous facilities for pilgrims and the sick, as well as the spring that began to flow from the spot dug by Bernadette on Our Lady’s instructions
This October 2017, we present you with a spiritual- centered trip to Lourdes in France. You will be able to participate in full spiritual programmes throughout your stay. During your stay you will also have daily Mass and devotional activities, a walking tour of Lourdes, Stations of the Cross and time for quiet personal reflection. Sick travellers will have a chance to be miraculously healed by Lourdes water.
This pilgrimage to Lourdes can help you to look deeply inside yourself to find where you are hurting, your wants and desires. In the long journey to the shrine you get time to think and reflect on the state of your life. Once you arrive, and you are standing shoulder to shoulder with all the other pilgrims who have journeyed from afar, you can feel a kinship that goes deeper than words, and experience a sense of peace and healing.
More about Lourdes
Lourdes is a small town in southern France in the foothills of the Pyrenees mountains.. It is overlooked from the south by the Pyrenean peaks of Aneto, Montaigu and Vignemale. Around the town there are three summits reaching up to 1,000 m which are known as the Béout, the Petit Jer (with its three crosses) and the Grand Jer (with its single cross) which overlook the town. Lourdes is 5 ½ hours from Paris by high-speed train and has an international airport with direct flights from many world cities. The airport is 10 minutes from the downtown.
- Return flight on economy class *Flight fares are subject to change at the actual time of reservation
- 3 Night accommodation in Lourdes with daily breakfast in a 3* Hotel
- 2 Night accommodation in Paris with daily breakfast in a 3* Hotel
- Return airport transfers
- Meals (Lunch & Dinner)
- Travel Insurance
- Visa Fees currently @ 60.00 Euros per person, subject to the prevailing Embassy exchange rate
- Personal expenses such as laundry, mineral water, beverages, porterage and tips, room services, use of mini bar etc
- Overseas Travel & Medical Insurance.
- Gratuities & Porterage.
Lourdes Pilgrimage with CTM
Knowledge and reliability
We will take care of every little detail to ensure that your trip is a success. You will be taken care of our talented travel consultants who will help you maximize the value of your budget. They will secure for you the most affordable and flexible tickets, comfortable and affordable accommodation and deluxe airport transfers. While on pilgrimage, you will always be looked after by our team of local partners who understand better understand Lourdes. Our partners on the ground will be happy to educate you on Lourdes culture, history and destinations. Help will be there when you need it, in case of incident or accident.
2. Group power!
CTM is specialized in providing group travel to pilgrimage destinations and is proud to have been doing this for a long time. With us you are guaranteed a high standard of personal attention and excellent customer service. We carry thousands of pilgrims every year, being able to offer you highest quality pilgrimages at invincible low prices.
3. A comprehensive religious Itinerary
Our pilgrimages include comprehensive religious itineraries drafted by our highly experienced team of pilgrimage tour consulatants. You will have visits to all important shrines and religious sites, prayer and devotions, and regular masses to climax your spiritual journey.
4. Transport and accommodation
Over the years we have been able to develop solid relationships with partners in destinations all over the world. Our partnerships will enable us to provide you hustle-free airport transfers.
With our comfortable airport transfers, you will have no trouble finding your way or paying extra to get to the shrines which are usually inconveniently located outside major hubs.
Our accommodation is located close to the sanctuaries and main churches. We have tried and tested our hotels and guesthouses over the years, making sure they suit our clients’ requirements. You will be met by an experienced, attentive and caring staff ready to meet your needs. You can expect good night’s sleep, first class cooking and other comfortable amenities.
5. Pocket friendly holidays
All our trips are customized to suit your budgets. Our team of travel consultants will pull all strings to ensure that you are cushioned from high costs of tickets, accommodation an airport transfers.
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