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St Bedes Pariish,, Chadwellll Heath,, Romford St Bedes Par sh Chadwe Heath Romford PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 2011 PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 2011 Spiritual Director: Rev Fr. Martin O’Connor 4 night Pilgrimage to Lourdes, 15 Sept – 19 Sept 2011 Package price £435pp fully-inclusive (single supplement £125) This pilgrimage is an excellent opportunity to travel in a parish orientated pilgrimage to Lourdes. The package includes return flights from London City Airport to Pau Airport, Luxury coach transfers, 4 nights in Hotel Paradis on a full-board basis, guided tours of the Sanctuary & Lourdes Town; and a guided visit to the small hamlet of Bartres where St Bernadette worked as a shepherdess. All meals included. Travel Itinerary Thursday 15 September 2011 Depart London City Airport at 9am for direct flight to Pau Airport. Luxury coach transfer to Lourdes and the Hotel Paradis (4 nights full-board). Expected arrival 1:15pm. Lunch served on arrival. After lunch, the group will attend the first Mass of the pilgrimage in the Crypt of the Upper Basilica (the first church built after the Apparitions), followed by a group photo and orientation tour of the domain. Evening meal in the hotel. Friday 16 September 2011 After breakfast in the Hotel, the group will join in the celebration of Holy Mass in the Carmelite Convent. The remainder of the morning is free. After lunch a guided walking tour of the town will visit places associated with the life of St Bernadette including her birthplace, the small cell where she lived during the Apparitions and the graveyard where the saint’s parents are buried. After evening meal in the hotel the group may participate in the Torchlight Procession. Saturday 17 September 2011 Morning - Departure after breakfast for Bartres. Mass will be celebrated in the local church in the small hamlet of Bartres located less than 4 km from Lourdes and where the young Bernadette worked as a shepherdess. The group will then visit the Lake of Lourdes for some relaxation time. Afternoon - After lunch the group will have an opportunity to take part in the High Stations of the Cross (pilgrims with lesser mobility may participate in the Low Stations located opposite the Grotto, on the plain). After Stations, the group may participate together in the Blessed Sacrament Procession. Sunday 18 September 2011 Morning – After breakfast the group will join-in the International Mass which is celebrated every Sunday in the Basilica of Pius X. Afternoon - free to explore Lourdes independently or optional excursion to Gavarnie (small picturesque village located high in the French Pyrenees and location of one of Europe’s highest waterfall). Evening – After our evening meal in the hotel, we will participate as a group on our final candle-light processions for this pilgrimage. Monday 19 September 2011 Morning – After breakfast the group will join in the celebration of Holy Mass in Lourdes before returning to the UK. Depart Lourdes at 10am for transfer to Pau Airport and return flight to London. Arrival time in London at 1:45pm Please Turn Over What’s included in the price: Return flights from London City Airport to Pau Airport Complimentary beverages & light snacks on-board each flight All local taxes & tolls including ATOL Protection Luxury coach transfers within France 1 suitcase per passenger not exceeding 23 kg (additional fees may be charge by the scheduled airline should you exceed this limit). 4 nights hotel accommodation in Hotel Paradis Lourdes on a Full-Board basis (12 meals) Fully escorted pilgrimage including services & guided tours by an Anam Cara Travel consultant Coach transfer and guided excursion to Bartres Full religious itinerary including daily Mass. Not included in the price: Optional excursion through the French Pyrenees mountain range to Gavarnie (Sunday afternoon) Optional group photo Additional suitcases (if required) Gratuities for coach driver & hotel staff (at your own discretion) Travel Insurance - We have not included Travel Insurance in this package priced at £28.90. If you decide not to take our insurance, we will require the name of your chosen insurance company and policy number. Your cover should, at least, be equivalent to that arranged by Us, so please check your policy carefully. Terms & Conditions apply. Options: Single room supplement - £120 extra Travelling with Infants / Children – Infants under the age of 2 years (at date of departure) travel for free but must be seated on an adults lap during flight. Children under the age of 12 years (at date of departure) and sharing a room with parents/guardians are entitled to reduced rate of £350.
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