13 Day- Ignatian Camino Tour

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12 NIGHTS / 13 DAYS

12-NIGHT itinerary

This is a SAMPLE ITINERARY that can be customized to your needs and group preferences

  • Departure from local international airport.
  • Arrive in Bilbao in the morning
  • Meet and greet by VARSITY’s tour coordinator at the airport
  • Private bus transfer to hotel and check in
  • Group lunch
  • Sport teams: afternoon practice at local sport facilities
  • Visit to historic downtown area
  • Group dinner
  • Night in Bilbao
  • Breakfast at your accommodation
  • Morning Mass (optional)
  • Guided visit to famous Guggenheim museum
  • Group lunch
  • Sport teams: Sport fixture # 1 vs local school or sport club
  • Group dinner
  • Night in Bilbao
  • Breakfast at your accommodation
  • Private bus transfer to Azpeitia (60 miles / 96 km)
  • Arrive in Azpeitia and check in at your accommodation
  • Group lunch
  • Visit to Loyola Sanctuary
  • Optional: Mass at Loyola Sanctuary at regular church hours
  • Sport teams: Afternoon practice at local sport facility 
  • Group dinner
  • Night in Azpeitia
  • Breakfast at your accommodation
  • Sport teams: morning practice at local sport facilities
  • Hike the first stage of the Ignatian Way from Azpeitia to Zumarraga (choose the length of your hike)
  • Group lunch
  • Continue by bus to Sanctuary of Arantzazú
  • Arrive in Arantzazú and check in at your accommodation
  • Group dinner
  • Night in Arantzazú
  • Breakfast at your accommodation
  • Morning Mass at local Sanctuary (optional)
  • Option 1: hike along the Ignatian Way through the Basque mountaines (choose the lenght of your hike)
  • Option 2: bus to medieval town of Laguardia
  • Group lunch
  • Arrive in Laguardia and check in at your accommodation
  • Free afternoon to visit the medieval town
  • Sport teams: Practice at local sport grounds (optional)
  • Group dinner
  • Night in Laguardia
  • Breakfast at your accommodation
  • Sport teams:  fixture # 2 at local school or sport club
  • Group lunch
  • Continue by bus to Zaragoza (105 miles / 170 km)
  • Arrive in Zaragoza and check in at your accommodation
  • Group dinner
  • Night in Zaragoza
  • Breakfast at your accommodation
  • Visit to Our Lady of Pilar Basilica and Zaragoza downtown area
  • Group lunch
  • Optional: Visit to local Roman ruins
  • Optional: Visit to Alfajería Palace (11th Century Arab castle)
  • Sport teams: practice at local sport grounds
  • Group dinner
  • Night in Zaragoza
  • Breakfast at your accommodation
  • Option 1: Bus to Montserrat, en route visit to St Pere Claver SJ Sanctuary in Verdú along the Ignatian Way
  • Option 2: Bike the Ignatian Way along the Ebro River or through the Monegros desert. Continue by bus to Montserrat (choose the length of your biking)
  • Arrive in Montserrat and check in at your accommodation
  • Group dinner
  • Night in Montserrat
  • Breakfast at your accommodation
  • Morning Mass (optional)
  • Guided visit to Montserrat monastery
  • Group lunch
  • Optional: adventure activities at Montserrat mountains
  • Sport teams: Practice at local sport grounds
  • Group dinner
  • Night in Montserrat
  • Breakfast at your accommodation
  • Bus to Manresa
  • Visit to Ignatian Manresa: St Ignatius’ Cave, La Seu, Capilla del Rapto
  • Social service activity
  • Mass at St Ignatius’ Cave (optional)
  • Group lunch
  • Sport teams: fixture # 3 at local school or sport club
  • Bus to Barcelona
  • Check in at your accommodation
  • Group dinner
  • Night in Barcelona
  • Breakfast at your accommodation
  • Guided walking tour of Ignatian Barcelona: St Igansi Street, Estudi General, Our Lady of the Sea Church, Cathedral.
  • Free afternoon to visit Barcelona’s main tourist attractions: Las Ramblas, Barceloneta district, Barcelona FC stadium/museum, Gaudi’s museums, Park Guell, etc
  • Night in Barcelona
  • Breakfast at your accommodation
  • Visit to Sacred Heart Church (see St Ignatius’ sword)
  • Optional: Mass at Sacred Heart church at regular Church hours
  • Group lunch
  • Free afternoon to visit Barcelona’s main tourist attractions
  • Sport teams:  fixture # 4 (optional)
  • Night in Barcelona
  • Breakfast at your accommodation
  • Hotel check out
  • Transfer to local airport
  • Flight back home

tour package includes

  • 2 nights of accommodation in Bilbao
  • 1 night of accommodation in Azpeitia
  • 1 night of accommodation in Arantzazú
  • 1 night of accommodation in Laguardia
  • 2 nights of accommodation in Zaragoza
  • 2 nights of accommodation in Montserrat
  • 3 nights of accommodation in Barcelona
  • Daily breakfast
  • Private bus transportation as per itinerary
  • Meals as shown on the itinerary
  • Organization of up to 4 sport fixtures
  • Organization of groups activities shown as optional
  • Guided tour of Bilbao
  • Visit to Guggenheim Museum
  • Visit to Loyola Sanctuary
  • Visit to Sanctuary of Arantzazú
  • Visit to Our Lady of Pilar Basilica
  • Visit to Montserrat Monastery
  • Visit to Ignatian Manresa
  • Ignatian Barcelona guided tour
  • 24/7 on-site tour coordinator

tour package may include

• International airfare (available upon request).
• Travel insurance (available upon request).
• Meals and/or activities mentioned as optional.
• Personal expenses (laundry, telecom, etc).

(*) Conditions apply. Check with us for details.

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