Optional Pilgrimage Destinations

Lourdes is unquestionably the most important place of pilgrimage in the world for Catholic people. Visiting Lourdes is a must for Catholic people, but many other shrines can be added to a visit to Lourdes.| More info… (video)

Basilica of Nuestra Seora del Pilar

Cathedral-Basilica del Pillar, Zaragoza, Spain

On the other side of the Pyrenees, the Spanish pilgrimage destinations of Zaragoza with the Basilica del Pilar, Torreciudad known as the Sanctuary of the Families set in a beautiful natural environment, with wide views over Grado Lake and the Pyrenees and Montserrat (a characteristic Marian destination which is not only a sanctuary, but a monastery and a mountain at the same time) can be additional stops on a Marian Tour in between France and Spain. | More info

Between four and six million pilgrims from all countries annually travel to the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, near Ourém, in Portugal.

Fátima, in Portugal is a great place of Catholic pilgrimages, if you plan to visit both Lourdes and Fátima, we can assist you on your organization of that trip. | More info…

In France, Nevers is a pilgrimage destination totally linked to the city of Lourdes, as it is where St Bernadette ended her life. We can assist you to plan your trip to Nevers or other places of Catholic pilgrimages in France. | More info…

Jerusalem; the bible instructs all Jews to make a pilgrimage to Jerusalem | More info…

Pilgrimage is an ancient form of mobility and a fundamental precursor to modern tourism. Traditionally, it applies to journeys with a religious purpose, but it can also refer to secular travel with particular importance for the spiritual pilgrim.

Espousing a distinctive ritual structure, pilgrimage is often considered to be personally and collectively transformative. Though individually experienced, pilgrimage is a social process developed iteratively over time; pilgrims walk in the footsteps of Others.

Montserrat Barcelona, Benedictine Monk mountain retreat

Montserrat is a spectacular Benedictine monk mountain retreat about one hour North West of Barcelona by train. Not only is Montserrat Monastery of significant religious importance but the natural beauty surrounding the monastery is breath-taking. | More info…

The Kumbh Mela is the largest gathering for religious purposes in the world © Yosarian | More info… 

Spiritual tourism is to travel to find purpose and meaning to your life. It lifts your physical, mental, and emotional energies. It develops, maintains, and improves your body, mind, and spirit. Spiritual tourism is not connected with any specific religion. It is different from religious tourism.

Spiritual Tourism is linked to Religious Tourism. In this sense, pilgrimage implies a ritualized, hyper-meaningful journey – both inward and outward – to a person’s or group’s sacred center, set apart from everyday life, and built on rich mythological representations and symbolic markers

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