Group Pilgrimage to Lourdes

  • 4 Nights
  • From 595 Per Person
  • Flights available
  • France
A pilgrimage to Lourdes is an annual tradition for many parishes, schools and private groups. For pilgrims of all ages, visiting Europe’s most important Marian shrine is a wonderful experience.

Pilgrims to Lourdes will enjoy learning about this unique sanctuary and the story of St Bernadette, as well as being able to admire some of the wonderful landscapes of this beautiful region, by the Pyrenees Mountains, in Southern France.

It is in this lovely setting where Our Lady of Lourdes appeared to 14-year old Bernadette Soubirous back in 1858, instructing her to dig in the ground until a puddle of water appeared; this puddle would become a spring. Today, Lourdes is a place of healing and faith for pilgrims from all over the world, who travel to be healed at the spring, and therefore a great destination for Religious Studies groups.

In addition to exploring Lourdes Grotto, the Baths, Basilicas and Stations of the Cross; pilgrims can visit places associated with the life of Saint Bernadette and take part in the impressive torchlight procession that takes place every evening at the sanctuary.

Please note that our travel experts can adapt the Pilgrimage to Lourdes tour to your group’s needs and requirements, including longer stays and additional activities such as day trips to nearby Cirque de Garvanie for instance or participating in volunteer work at the shrine.

For more information about organising your Pilgrimage to Lourdes, contact our knowledgeable school travel experts.

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Group Pilgrimage to Lourdes

A pilgrimage to Lourdes is an annual tradition for many parishes, schools and private groups. For pilgrims of all ages, visiting Europe’s most important Marian shrine is a wonderful experience.

Pilgrims to Lourdes will enjoy learning about this unique sanctuary and the story of St Bernadette, as well as being able to admire some of the wonderful landscapes of this beautiful region, by the Pyrenees Mountains, in Southern France.

It is in this lovely setting where Our Lady of Lourdes appeared to 14-year old Bernadette Soubirous back in 1858, instructing her to dig in the ground until a puddle of water appeared; this puddle would become a spring. Today, Lourdes is a place of healing and faith for pilgrims from all over the world, who travel to be healed at the spring, and therefore a great destination for Religious Studies groups.

In addition to exploring Lourdes Grotto, the Baths, Basilicas and Stations of the Cross; pilgrims can visit places associated with the life of Saint Bernadette and take part in the impressive torchlight procession that takes place every evening at the sanctuary.

Please note that our travel experts can adapt the Pilgrimage to Lourdes tour to your group’s needs and requirements, including longer stays and additional activities such as day trips to nearby Cirque de Garvanie for instance or participating in volunteer work at the shrine.

For more information about organising your Pilgrimage to Lourdes, contact our knowledgeable school travel experts.

Itinerary

The Pilgrimage to Lourdes generally includes the following:

  • Return flights
  • Return check-in fees and charges
  • Hand luggage per person
  • Airport transfers
  • 4 nights accommodation in group-friendly accommodation
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner each day
  • Activities as detailed in the itinerary including a tour of Lourdes, visiting the Grotto, Baths, Basilicas and the places associated with the life of Saint Bernadette
  • 24/7 support from the experienced Joe Walsh Tours and knowledgeable representatives in Lourdes

OPTIONAL

  • Travel insurance
  • Additional day trips and activities

PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES FOR GROUPS

DAY 1

Travel to Lourdes and meet our representatives on arrival. Check in at the hotel in Lourdes and time to relax before dinner.

DAY 2

Tour of the shrine and Lourdes town, visiting the Basilica, baths and Grotto.

DAY 3

Guided walking tour of Lourdes, visiting the main places associated with the life of St Bernadette.

DAY 4

Enjoy free time in Lourdes before travelling back to the airport for your flight home.

Please note this itinerary is flexible and can be adapted to your group. Contact our travel experts for advice and to start planning your trip.

  • Price quoted per person on a shared twin room basis
  • Airline taxes, charges and government levies are included
  • A non-refundable deposit per person is required to confirm booking
  • Please note this is a guideline price that will vary depending on travel dates and group size
  • Please note this itinerary can be custom made

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