Enjoy an unforgettable experience in one of the most important religious destinations in the world during a day trip from San Sebastian. Soak yourself in the mysterious and spiritual atmosphere of Lourdes – a small market town set in the foothills of the Pyrenees.
WHAT TO EXPECT
We will pick you up early in the morning and begin a 2-hour drive to Lourdes. Don’t worry the time will fly! During the journey your guide will give you an introduction of the history of the region and local traditions. We will also find time for a coffee & croissant break.
Lourdes is a lovely medieval town that has become a second most significant Catholic pilgrimage site in the world after the Virgin Mary appeared to Bernadette Soubirous at various times in summer 1858. Since then, every year the sanctuaries of Lourdes located on the banks of the Gave de Pau river attract millions of visitors.
On arrival, the guide will explain you the most important sites in Lourdes including: The Crypt, decorated with magnificent stained glass windows Basilica of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, designed Romano-Byzantine style Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary and underground Basilica of St Pius X.
You’ll immerse yourself in the spiritual atmosphere of the Religious Town and visit the Massabielle Grotto where Bernadette experienced all the 18 apparitions. There is a possibility to try water from the springs or collect it in containers. Those who would like to learn about the live of Bernadette can visit her house that is also a museum.
During the 5-hour stay in Lourdes we will find time to discover the key sights, find time for a prayer and a mass. The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes is open all year round but the ceremonies timetable varies according to the time of year so please ask us for details.
We are happy to adapt this experience to your needs whether you’re looking for a time on your own & a prayer or a guided tour.