07 Fatima - June 2018
07 Fatima - June 2018
07 Fatima - June 2018

Fatima - June 2018

05 - 09 June 2018

from £580

Parish of Our Lady of the Crays, Orpington, Kent

led by Rev. Fr. Cyriacus Okafor

 4 Nights in Hotel Santo Amaro including all excursions 

4 night FULLY INCLUSIVE pilgrimage including British Airways flights from Heathrow, full board with wine, guided visits of Santarem, Alcobaca, Nazare & Lisbon. Full religious itinerary.

(LAST REMAINING SEATS - contact us now for more details - 028 25 821 690) 

All about: Fatima - June 2018

Fr. Cyriacus Okafor & his parishioners from the Parish Church of St Mary Cray, Orpington, welcome you to join their pilgrimage to Fatima, Santarem & Lisbon.

Fátima today is the ‘Altar of the World’ where millions of pilgrims come to find spiritual comfort. The history of this small village located 88 miles north of Lisbon, will always be associated with three children: Lúcia Santos and her cousins, Francisco and Jacinta Marto.

On 13 May 1917, at Cova da Iria, a few kilometres from Fátima, they saw a light, where the Capela das Aparições is now situated. The Virgin asked them to pray for the good of the world and announced that she would return during the following months, every 13th day of the month. The last apparition occurred in the month of October, and around 70,000 pilgrims witnessed the Miracle of the Sun. A Basilica was built, in the neo-Baroque style, which receives more than 7 million visitors every year, making it one of the most important religious travel destinations in the world.

The Capelinha das Aparições, was the first place of worship to be built. Still, in the vicinity of the Sanctuary, you can contemplate the large holm oak, the monument to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in the centre of the square and the Cruz Alta at the south end of the sanctuary area.

In addition to the Sanctuary, you can visit the Paul VI Pastoral Centre, the houses of the visionaries, the parish church of Fatima (where the children were baptised), the monument to Our Lady in Valinhos (the site of Our Lady´s 4th apparition, on 19 August 1917), the Loca do Anjo (where the children witnessed an apparition from the Angel of Peace) and the Via Sacra of Calvary.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
Whats included in this tour

Return flights with British Airways from Heathrow Terminal 3 to Lisbon

All excursions: guided visits to Santarem, Alcobaca, Nazare & Lisbon

4 nights full board hotel accommodation (12 meals)

Wine served with each meal

Full religious itinerary

23kg Hold luggage and 23 kg Hand luggage

Whats not included in this tour

Travel Insurance

Single room supplement

Optional group photograph

Additional luggage (if required)

  1. Day 1 Tuesday 05 June 2018
    10:15am - Arrival in Lisbon airport.

    11:00am - Depart Lisbon airport by private coach transfer to Santarem (1 Hour transfer)

    12:00pm – Arrival into Santarem. The group will be allocated time to visit the Church of St. Stephen & the Sanctuary of the Eucharistic Miracle. Guided visit of the Church & opportunity to venerate the precious Host, followed by opening prayers.

    Depart Santarem & continue to Fatima (30 min transfer)

    Arrival at hotel and Lunch. Check-in & free time to relax

    17:30pm – Depart Hotel reception to visit the sanctuary

    18:15pm – Group Opening Mass in the Chapel of the Resurrection

    19:30pm – Dinner in the Hotel (followed by an optional video presentation in the Hotel Chapel )
  2. Day 2 Wednesday 06 June 2018
    7- 8am – Breakfast in the hotel

    Depart Hotel reception to go to sanctuary

    08:30am – Concelebrated English Mass in the Chapel of the Apparitions

    Orientation tour of sanctuary and group photograph

    Visit the tombs of the Visionaries in the Basilica (dependant on ceremonies) following by free time to explore the Shrine or visit the religious bookshop.

    12:00pm – Lunch in the Hotel

    13:30pm - Depart Hotel for Stations of the Cross (walking involved)

    15:00pm – Visit Valinhos & Aljustrel (Apparition site of the Angel of Portugal in 1916 & birthplace of the Visionaries)

    19:30pm – Dinner in the Hotel

    21:30pm – Rosary and Torchlight procession
  3. Day 3 Thursday 07 June 2018

    7:30 – 9:00 am – Breakfast

    10:00 am - Morning Mass at the Shrine then free to relax.

    13:30 pm – Afternoon excursion to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Alcobaça Monastery; burial site of the Portuguese Royals & location of Portugal’s most famous love story. This stunningly beautiful building is famous for its unique architecture & historical importance. The excursion will continue to the seaside resort of Nazare. Free time at the beach before returning to Fatima. (EXCUSION INCLUDED IN PACKAGE PRICE)

    19:30 pm - Dinner in the Hotel - EVENING FREE

  4. Day 4 Friday 08 June 2018

    07:00 -9:00 am – Breakfast


    09:30 am - Group Mass & Anointing of the Sick in the Resurrection Chapel 

    12:30 am – Lunch in Hotel.

    Day free to relax at the Shrine of Our Lady or visit the numerous museums in the area. The tour representative will help assist in planning visits during your free day.

    20:00 pm – Dinner in the Hotel

    OPTIONAL – Final Torchlight procession starts at 10pm in the Square


  5. Day 5 Saturday 09 June 2018

    07:00 am – Breakfast.

    08:30 am – Depart Fatima for visit to Lisbon.

    12:00 am – Visit to the Church of St Anthony built above the crypt of St. Anthony’s birthplace.

    12:30 pm – Free time for lunch in Lisbon city (not included in package price) & short bus tour of the city – visiting historic landmarks including the tomb of Vasco de Gama.

    14:45 pm – Closing Mass at the Sanctuary of Christ the King. After Holy Mass, opportunity to take an elevator to the summit; at the feet of the Statue.

    16:15 pm – Transfer direct to Lisbon Airport for check-in

    18:50 pm – Flight depart to London Heathrow

    PLEASE NOTE: On this particular day, the order in which we visit certain landmarks in Lisbon might change slightly due to traffic.   


Fatima - June 2018 Accomodation

4 Nights in Hotel Santo Amaro (11 - 15 June 2017)

The Hotel Santo Amaro is located in the centre of Fátima, 200 meters from the Sanctuary. The hotel restaurants serve Portuguese regional food & other European dishes. All rooms are modern with with air-conditioning, TV's, hairdryer and personal security safes.

For more details, visit - www.hotelsantoamaro.com/en/

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