Lourdes, a world bastion of spirituality, welcomes over 6 million visitors from over 140 countries every year. With 189 hotels, Lourdes is the second biggest hotel town in France.

The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes

Explore Lourdes with a professional guide. It is to Bernadette Soubirous that the city owes its celebrity. Discover the city called ‘miracles’; the Apparitions Cave; the sanctuaries and their 22 places of worship; the Boly Mill Bernadette’s birthplace; Le Cachot, the former prison; the parish church, and the former presbytery; are a must. For an amazing panoramic view of Lourdes, Tarbes, Pau, the Argelès Gazost valley and Pyrenean summits, the century-old funicular takes you to the summit of the Pic du Jer. A walking path leads to the observatory offering a 360 ° panoramic view.

• English-speaking tour-guide.
• Astoria Hotel Vatican is 300 meters from the Sanctuary
• Tour guide meets you at your hotel in Lourdes.
• Free-time after the Tour in Lourdes.

Hear the history of events that shaped the history of Lourdes.
• Learn the history of Bernadette Soubirous, The Marian apparitions, and Lourdes.
• Visit Lourdes’ iconic sites, the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes, 3 basilicas, Grotto of  Massabielle
• Get tips on the best things to see and do in the city during your stay.
• Enjoy some of the best views of Lourdes and surrounding countryside.

Lourdes and the Sanctuary

Learn about the Marian apparitions of the Virgin Mary. Follow in the footsteps of Bernadette Soubirous, visit 3 basilicas and Grotto of Massabielle that attracts pilgrims in search of a cure.

Visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes; see the miracle water taps around the grotto. Learn the history of the 18 apparitions of the Immaculate Conception of 1858, Visit the Underground Basilica, which accommodates up to 22,000 pilgrims. Experience the unique atmosphere that makes Lourdes so special.

Excursion includes
• Tour-guide to Lourdes
• Guided walking tour of Lourdes and its history
• Pick-up/drop-off in Biarritz/Lourdes.
• The services of a professional guide

What’s Not Included?
• Drinks
• Tips (optional)
• All other extras

• Every day (excluding exceptional dates)
• Duration: All day in Lourdes
• Departure point: Astoria Hotel Vatican, Lourdes.
• Language: tour commentated in the English language
Reserve/book your tour/group at babanglophonegroup@gmail.com
• Guided tours are subject to availability on the reservation date/s desired.

Lourdes from the Pic du Jer.                     |                     Below: pilgrims at the sanctuary

• When booking specify excursion option number and start date desired.
• Bookings for tour option #1, Start Lourdes end Biarritz.
• Bookings for tour option #2, Start Biarritz end Biarritz.
• Bookings for tour options #3 and #4 upon email request only.
• Booking terms and conditions (in English) available upon reservation.
• Advance/early booking is recommended due to limited availability and booking capacity.
• Restricted bookings on Sundays and certain Bank Holidays

• Booking requests must be made by email.
• Reserve/book your tour at babanglophonegroup@gmail.com.
• Booking deposit of 50% required to confirm any/each reservation
• Remaining 50% payment required 60 days prior to departure of Tour.
• Payment via PayPal, or by direct bank transfer in certain circumstances.
• In the event Operator cancels tour, liability is limited to refund of payment received.
• Operator will do its best to assist Customer with finding an alternative option.