Manresa & Barcelona Ignatian Experience

7-night / 8-day tour following St. Ignatius' steps in Manresa & Barcelona

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Manresa & Barcelona


Daily Tours

8 days / 7 nights


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

  • Departure from local international airport.
  • Arrive in Barcelona
  • Meet and greet VARSITY Tour Coordinator at the airport
  • Bus Transfer to hotel and check in
  • Free afternoon
  • Group dinner
  • Night in Barcelona
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Free Morning to explore the city
  • Group lunch
  • Afternoon visit to St.Ignatius’ Cave and Ignatian Manresa:
    • Chapel of the Rapture
    • Well of the hen
    • Basilica of Santa Maria ‘La Seu’
  • Bus back to hotel 
  • Night in Barcelona
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Bus to Montserrat Monastery (where St. Ignatius left his sword)
  • Guided tour of Montserrat Monastery
  • Group lunch
  • Guided hike in Montserrat on the Ignatian Way! Same route St. Ignatius walked to Manresa on the last stage of his pilgrimage in 1522
  • Bus back to hotel 
  • Free night in Barcelona
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • AM Guided visit to Sagrada Familia Church
  • Group lunch
  • Afternoon walking tour of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, with visits to Ignatian locations like:
    • Sacred Heart church, St. Ignatius’ sword is on display
    • St Ignatius street, where he lived
    • Estudi General on 3 Boria St, where he studied latin
    • Church of Santa Maria del Mar (XII century), where St. Ignatius prayed and begged
    • Barcelona Cathedral, where St. Ignatius prayed in the crypt of Santa Eulalia
    • Night in Barcelona
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Visit Barcelona beach in the morning
  • Group lunch- on the beach
  • Free afternoon in Barcelona
  • Optional activities:
    • Sunset Sailing Cruise
    • Paddle Board Rentals
    • Beach Bike Rentals
  • Night in Barcelona
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Morning Barcelona Bike Tour
  • Picnic in the park
  • Free Afternoon to explore city
  • Night in Barcelona
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Free full day to enjoy final day in Barcelona
  • Optional activities:
    • Sailing tour
    • Visit Montjuic
    • Tour of Gaudi’s famous houses & Park Guell
  • Farewell Dinner Party
  • Night in Barcelona
  • Hotel check out and transfer to Barcelona International Airport
  • Flight back to the USA (Arriving the same day)

price includes

  • 7 nights of accommodation in Barcelona
  • Daily breakfast at your accommodation
  • Private bus transportation as per itinerary
  • Included tours or activities:
    • Sagrada Familia Basilica
    • Monserrat Monastery & hiking on the Ignatian Way
    • Manresa & all iconic Ignatian locations
    • Cave of St. Ignatius 
    • Barcelona City Bike Tour
    • Beach Day 
    • Ignatian locations in Barcelona
  • 24/7 on-site Varsity Tour Coordinator

price does not include

  • Airfare (available upon request)
  • Traveler / trip cancellation insurance
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, internet access,  and phone calls
  • Meals not listed on the itinerary
  • Tickets to professional sporting matches or to local museums / attractions
  • Activities mentioned as “optional”

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

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