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Discalced Carmelite pilgrimage to Spain in honor of the 5 martyrs-Tucson with Fr. Steve Watson

By admin | January 28, 2019

11th Oct - 22nd Oct 2019  (11 days 9 nights)

Visiting Avila; Alba De Tores; Valladolid; Burgos; Pamplona; San Sebastian; Zaragoza; Lleido; Vic; Montserrat; Barcelona and Tarragona.

Price at $4509.00 per person, double occupancy. Single supplement @ 529.00

* (If we have 25 or more participants, prices will be $3,842.00 per person

double occupancy.)

Above prices included:

* Flight from Los Angeles to Madrid, return from Barcelona to Los Angeles

* 2 nights at Centro International Teresiano Sanjuanista

* 1 night first class hotel, Burgos

* 2 nights first class hotel, Pamplona

* 1 night first class hotel, Lleido

* 1 night first class hotel, Vic

* 2 nights first class hotel, Barcelona

Buffet breakfast & dinner daily

Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach

Service of English speaking tour manager from arrival to departure

Local guides as required for city tours

Entrance fee per itinerary

Porterage of one piece per person on arrival and departure at each hotel

Headphones for enhanced touring

Water daily on coach

Deposit of $500.00 per person ( Non-refundable) to hold space with payment . Payment is by check only ( no credit card accepted as this is a specialize tour ).

Final payment is due 7/10/2019

All check(s) should be made payable to: Avenue of Travel, 21923 Caprock Cyn. San Antonio TX 78258

Contact: Angela Yang, Tel: 626-394-4367 Email: aokyang@gmail.com

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Itinerary:

Day 1  Depart USA

Day2  Arrive Madrid meet your Gate 1 tour manager in the arrival hall . Board your

coach and transfer to Madrid City center for an orientation drive of the city.

We then travel on to Avila, our home for the next two nights.  Meals: Dinner

Day 3  Tour of Avila

After breakfast we will visit the city of Avila. We will visit the crypt of La Santa

Convent, La Encarnacion Convent, where St. Theresa became a nun and home

to the most comprehensive museum dedicated to her life, the Cathedral and the

Cuatro Postes which commemorates St. Theresa’s life.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4   Avila - Alba De Tores  - Valladolid-  Burgos

Today, depart to Alba De Tores. We then continue to Valladolid  where you

can find the four convent founded by St. Theresa - a convent with exceptional works

of art in the cloister and the choirs. In what used to be her cell you can see the original

handwritten text of her main literary work. We then continue to Burgos for the evening.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 5  Burgos - Pamplona

After breakfast, we start our morning tour. St. Theresa arrived  here in 1581 to establish her

convent: the Convent of San Jose and Santa Ana. Here you can see several of St. Teresa’s relics like

espadrilles, a veil and a letter she wrote. You can also visit the Church of San Gines, where Saint

Teresa would go to mass. In the afternoon we drive to Pamplona with a stop in San Mila De Cogolla

Yusa for lunch (under own arrangements) and orientation tour with the tour manager. Continue to

Pamplona for evening.

Meal: Breakfast & Dinner.

Day 6  Pamplona- San Sebastian  - Pamplona

After breakfast, depart to the stunning seaside resort of San Sebastian, encircled

by leafty mountains and sandy beaches looking out onto sparkling bays. Often called

the “Pearl” of northern Spain, in this coastal gem, view the gorgeous architectural

and the lovely plazas anf flower-filled parks that dot the city. Return to Pamplona for

dinner at hotel.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 7  Pamplona -Zaragoza -Lleido

After breakfast, depart for Zaragoza. Visit the magnificent Basilica del Pilar that

was built upon the site where Our Lady appeared to St. James. While inside the Basilica,

you will view the pillar that was carried by angels and from where Our Lady appeared.

We will then visit La Seo Cathedral(Cathedral of Zaragoza). Formally known as the

Church of San Vincente during the Visigoth period, it contains architectural elements

of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles. Continue to Lleido for dinner at hotel.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 8  Lleido - Vic

Lleido is an ancient city in Spain’s northeastern Catalonia region. Visit the Cathedral

of St. Mary of La Seu Vella, the former cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Diocese

of Lleido. We then depart to Vic, an important Catalan town with a long history and a

rich culture. There are a number of historic monuments to be admired in the town, not

least its impressive main square and town hall, but Vic is also renowned  for its gastronomy,

with the local cured meats considered to be the best in Catalonia. Visit The Palace Majos is

Vic’s main square and the hub of much of the town’s activity.Visit the Saint Pere Cathedral.

This Cathedral was erected in the 11th century and the original romanesque crypt and bell

tower from this time are still visible today. Other elements, baroque in style, were added in

the 14th and 15th centuries, while much of the rest of the building was renovated in the 18th

and 19th centuries and is neoclassical in style. Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 9  Vic- Montserrat - Barcelona

We depart to Montserrat. Visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Montserrat, located on a rugged

mountain side. According to Catholic tradition, St. Luke carved the statue of the Black

Madonna around 50 A.D. and brought it to Spain. While in Spain, it was hidden from  the

Moor and then later rediscovered by the shepards. In 880 A.D. , the shepards and the Bishop

of Manresa were drawn to a grotto by a bright light and heavenly music. Upon discovery of

the statue of the Black Madonna in the grotto, the Bishop of Manresa suggested that it be

moved to Manresa. However, the status was too heavy that it could not be lifted. As a result,

the Virgin remained in Montserrat and continued to be venerated there for centuries. As

years progressed, a number of chapels were built upon the site and in the 11th century,

the abbot-bishop Oliba founded a monastery on Montserrat, next to one of these chapels.

In the afternoon, drive onto to Barcelona. Dinner at hotel.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 10  Barcelona - Tarragona -Barcelona

This morning tour of Barcelona. Start your day at the iconic symbol of the

city - Gaudi’s masterpiece, La Sagrada Familia, a colossal church that is

legendary and still unfinished after 100 years. As you enter this incredible

architectural jewel, gaze at trhe forest of pillars soaring toward the ceiling

while sunlight pours through the windows. Then on to Gaudi’s Parc Guell,

one of the most famous sights of Barcelona with its split ceramics decorating

winding banks over a strange looking Roman temple. Here, Gaudi has created

a fabulous forest within a park - youwill be enchanted by his ingenuity. In the

afternoon, we drive to the port city of Tarragona. On our tour, we will explore

the ancient Roman city. Visit Tarragona’s striking amphitheatre along the

Mediterranean, a site that once played host to bloody gladiatorial combat.

Return to Barcelona. Farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 11  Depart

After breakfast, transfter to the airport for your departure flight

Meal: Breakfast

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