Pan European Tours

Pilgrimage Excursions And You….

Tour #6 ‘options’

Tours #I, and #2, start from Biarritz or Lourdes Airport depending on the tour and dates you select. Optional excursions start/end in Biarritz. Contact babanglophonegroup@gmail.com for more information

Pilgrimage and Excursion tour options available are as follows;

#1, Start Lourdes end Biarritz
#2, Start Biarritz end Biarritz
#3, Buglose/Ranquines start/end Biarritz
#4, Excursions to El Pilar, Torreciudad, Zaragoza, Spain,
#4, Excursions to Fatima Portugal, Montserrat/Barcelona Spain,
#4, Excursion to Nevers France
#5, Visit Bordeaux, Toulouse, Madrid, Barcelona, and Pampelona
#6, Pan European
travel and destinations


Pan European;. From Montenegro’s rugged landscapes to sun-drenched beaches in Portugal, places to visit in Europe are endless. Be it England or Italy, European countries are full of unique travel attractions like stunning castles, royal museums, riverfront restaurants, cobblestone streets, and more. It is impossible to combine all travel destinations in Europe in a single guide. Should you wish to visit a remote pilgrimage site or famous tourist attraction, we can help you with a complete package of information and planning

Contact us at babanglophonegroup@gmail.com with your request and enquiry and we and our partners will do our very best to provide you the relevant information and pricing

Background: In the migration of people from the south-east and east, Europe embraced material and cultural exchange. Post the emergence of ancient Greece, the Roman Empire came to dominance while ruling the Mediterranean basin. Though in 14th century, and after the fall of the Roman Empire, Europe witnessed the existence of Protestant churches. Later the Industrial Revolution brought prosperity to Britain and Western Europe. After World War 1 and World War 2, the region went through some Cold War tensions from 1947 to 1989. Today, along with Canada and the United States, many countries to the west of Russia belong to the NATO military alliance.

The Balkan countries of, Albania, Romania, and Serbia feature stunning mountains, beaches, and multicultural towns. The United Kingdom is a microcosm of native and immigrant cultures. Estonia is famous for natural beauty and medieval old towns. In Central Europe, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, and Poland – are famous for plenty of historical towns, thriving nightlife, and fairy-tale countryside.

To be included in the itinerary of any Europe tourism package is France, the most visited country in the world and renowned for gastronomy, culture, and fashion. From the French Riviera to ski resorts in the French Alps, a tour to France comes with unrivalled beauty and glamor. The Alps are frequented by 120 million visitors every year for skiing, mountaineering, and backpacking. Some of the top ski resorts in the Alps include Oberstdorf in Bavaria, Davos in Switzerland, and Chamonix in France.

Italy comes to top destinations in Europe for art lovers. Be it art galleries in Florence or sightseeing tours in Rome, Italy harbours all the sweetness of life. Spain and Portugal, separated by a peninsula but, cities and its inhabitants are welcoming on both sides.

In Europe, enjoy the sunny weather, and indulge in sunbathing along the coast of the  Mediterranean and from Galicia in Spain to Naples in Italy and Mykonos in Greece. The Eastern Mediterranean region is paradise for beach-goers and cultural enthusiasts alike. North, Scandinavia is popular for spectacular scenery of lakes, glaciers, volcanoes, geysers, and waterfalls. Europe offers different opportunities for travellers to experience the continent at its best.

Some of the top attractions in Europe include Eiffel Tower, ColosseumBuckingham Palace, Acropolis of Athens, Van Gogh Museum, Grand Canal, and Sagrada Familia. Renowned for museums, Amsterdam is a popular haunt for art lovers and liberals. London is a top holiday destination in the world.

 

 

 

 

Bordeaux Barcelona etc

Pilgrimage Excursions And You….

Tour #5 ‘options’

Tours #I, and #2, start from Biarritz or Lourdes Airport depending on the tour and dates you select. Optional excursions start/end in Biarritz. Contact babanglophonegroup@gmail.com for more information

Pilgrimage and Excursion tour options available are as follows;

#1, Start Lourdes end Biarritz
#2, Start Biarritz end Biarritz
#3, Buglose/Ranquines start/end Biarritz
#4, Excursions to El Pilar, Torreciudad, Zaragoza, Spain,                         
#4, Excursions to Fatima Portugal, Montserrat/Barcelona Spain,
#4, Excursion to Nevers France
#5, Visit Bordeaux, Toulouse, Madrid, Barcelona, and Pampelona
#6, Pan European
travel and destinations

If you plan to visit both Lourdes (France) and Fatima (Portugal), we can assist you with your organization of that trip to suit your needs and budget.

   
Tour Excursions #I, and #2,
start from Biarritz or Lourdes Airport depending on the excursion/tour and dates selected. Optional excursions start and end in Biarritz. Contact babanglophonegroup@gmail.com for more information (video)

Optional tour excursions #4 to Bordeaux, Toulouse, Madrid, Barcelona, and Pampelona are customized to suit your needs and budget, Contact babanglophonegroup@gmail.com for more information..


Bordeaux
is undoubtedly the most famous wine region in the world. Saint Émilion where many of Bordeaux’s top wines come from, is undoubtedly the unofficial wine capital of the world. Bordeaux is also known as little Paris, and a great place to visit. The city centre is on the UNESCO World Heritage List (like Saint Émilion) (video)


Toulouse
is feisty and full of history, located in southwestern France it is one of the most enjoyable cities in the country. It is 2000 years old and known as the ‘Pink City’ and is a large modern, city known for art, history and culture. (Video)

 
Toulouse
is the fourth largest city in France, partly because of the aerospace industry which is the largest centre for aerospace in all of Europe as the home of the European Airbus headquarters and the French space agency. (Video)   


Madrid i
s the capital of Spain and is also known as Villa y Corte. It is the biggest city in the country and the third largest in the European Union after London and Berlin. with over 3 million inhabitants After London and Berlin. It is the Largest bullfighting area in Spain, The Prado Museum has one of the finest collections of European art in the world. The University of Salamanca located in Madrid is one of the four oldest educational Institutions in Europe. (video)


Barcelona
is the capital city of Catalonia in Spain, and Spain’s second  city. It is the largest metropolis on the Mediterranean Sea. Founded as a Roman city, in the Middle Ages. Particularly renowned are the architectural works of Antoni Gaudí and Lluís Domènech i Montaner. It is one of the world’s leading tourist, economic, trade fair and cultural centers (video) 


Pampelona,
famous for the Running Of The Bulls held every July; this region boasts 16 century palaces, rich culture and a long history of decisive battles between kings who ruled the region. It is the historical capital of the Basque Country. Founded by the Romans, it  passed through the hands of both Visigoths and Muslims. It is situated at the beginning of the Camino de Santiago (Video)



Montserrat/Fatima etc

Pilgrimage Excursions And You….

Tours #4 ‘options’

Tours #I, and #2, start from Biarritz or Lourdes Airport depending on the tour and dates you select. Optional excursions start/end in Biarritz. Contact babanglophonegroup@gmail.com for more information

Pilgrimage and Excursion tour options available are as follows;

#1, Start Lourdes end Biarritz
#2, Start Biarritz end Biarritz
#3, Buglose/Ranquines start/end Biarritz
#4, Excursions to El Pilar, Torreciudad, Zaragoza, Spain,                         
#4, Excursions to Fatima Portugal, Montserrat/Barcelona Spain,
#4, Excursion to Nevers France
#5, Visit Bordeaux, Toulouse, Madrid, Barcelona, and Pampelona
#6, Pan European
travel and destinations

If you plan to visit both Lourdes (France) and Fatima (Portugal), we can assist you with your organization of that trip to suit your needs and budget.

 
Tour Excursions #I, and #2,
start from Biarritz or Lourdes Airport depending on the excursion/tour and dates selected. Optional excursions start and end in Biarritz. Contact babanglophonegroup@gmail.com for more information


Optional tour excursions #3
to Basilica del Pilar, Torreciudad, and Montserrat, Spain, Fatima, Portugal, and Nevers, France start and end in Biarritz and may be customized to suit your needs and budget, Contact babanglophonegroup@gmail.com for more information (video)


Basilica del Pilar is one of the most important Marian sanctuaries in the catholic world and is visited by thousands of pilgrims every year. It is also a leading artistic centre with a collection of valuable works from different periods, in particular the frescos by Goya. (Video)


Torreciudad
is located in Aragon, near the town of Barbastro, in Huesca province, Spain. Its privileged  location on the top of a mount makes this unique location a perfect natural environment, with great wide views of ‘lake Grado’. (video)


Fatima
is located 130 km from Lisbon, also dubbed “City of Peace”, it is the most important Marian sanctuary in Portugal. The pilgrim can follow the story of the Apparitions and the three seers, visiting their tombs inside the Basilica. (video)


Montserrat is located about
45 km northwest of Barcelona. It is a spectacularly beautiful Benedictine monk mountain retreat. Not only is Montserrat Monastery of significant religious importance but the natural beauty surrounding the monastery is simply breath-taking (Video)


Nevers is located
 260 km (160 mi) south-southeast of Paris. While collecting wood in 1858, the Virgin Mary appeared to Bernadette in Massabielle, near Lourdes. Bernadette Soubirous, was born in 1844 in Lourdes, and died in 1879 in Nevers,. She is a French Catholic saint.(video)

 

 

Buglose/Ranquines

Pilgrimage Excursions And You….

Tour #3 itinerary 

Tours #I, and #2, start from Biarritz or Lourdes Airport depending on the tour and dates you select. Other tours and optional excursions start/end in Biarritz. For more information contact babanglophonegroup@gmail.com

Pilgrimage tour options available are as follows;

#1, Start Lourdes end Biarritz
#2, Start Biarritz end Biarritz
#3, Buglose/Ranquines start/end Biarritz
#4, Excursions to El Pilar, and Torreciudad, Zaragoza, Spain,                         
#4, Excursions to Fatima Portugal, Montserrat/Barcelona Spain,
#4, Excursion to Nevers France
#5, Visit Bordeaux, Toulouse, Madrid, Barcelona, and Pampelona
#6, Pan European
travel and destinations



Pilgrimage  / Excursion
Tour #3

Pouy/St Vincent de Paul 

Visit the Cradle (Berceau) of St. Vincent de Paul. Vincent was born in a small house “Ranquines” on the outskirts of the village of Pouy (which in the 19th century, was renamed “St. Vincent de Paul” in his honour). Next visit the nearby shrine of Our Lady of Buglose a Neo-Byzantine chapel. The oak tree next to the chapel is more than 800 years old.

The history of the shrine of Our Lady of Buglose (the chapel of miracles) built between 1850 and 1865.. is linked to a statue of the Virgin of the 15th century: buried in swamps during the Religious Wars to escape the rampage, and found 50 years later by a shepherd.

     
Miraculous spring fountain at Buglose      


Pilgrims attend Sanctuary Notre-Dame de Buglose

It  became an object of curiosity and devotion attracting many pilgrims. To welcome more visitors, the Basilica of Our Lady of Buglose was built! The building contains a bell tower that contains 60 bells! Every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. (March to November), you can attend and hear the chimes!

Continue your day with a moment of relaxation at Lac Glacièr. It is a very nice and quiet place. The River Adour’s barthes (floodplains) constitute a vast protected natural area,  and a site to discover the fauna and flora of the area. Walk among the horses barthais, storks, kingfisher and others…

   

In order to immerse yourself 100% in the pilgrimage are three essential points: 1, the Bourg, 2, Buglose and 3, the Ice Pond/ lac Glacièr.

In Bourg, in the barthes cows and horses graze freely, protected fauna and flora may be observed before joining the local hiking loop trail. Continue on to the shrine of Our Lady of Buglose and Ranquines. A ww11 German prisoner camp is located on the road to Laluque.

Legend
In 1620, a local shepherd, having noticed that one of his oxen was licking an object, discovered it was a statue of the Virgin. In order to transport it to the church in the village, the statue was attached to the oxen, which refused to move. The animal was shot and remained there. This moment is interpreted as a sign of God’s will. It was later decided to build a chapel there. Next to it in the water-springs already nineteen healing miracles had occurred in 1662. Today, about sixty miracles have been recorded.

Tour includes
• Transport from Biarritz to Buglose and return.
• Guided tour of Buglose and environs and its history
• Pick-up/drop-off at Biarritz hotel
• The services of a professional guide
• After dinner in Biarritz, 12 Step meeting

What’s Not Included?
• Food and drinks
• Tips (optional)
• All other extras

 Availability:
• Schedule subject to availability (excluding exceptional dates)
• Duration: Half or all day en route and in Buglose
• Departure point: Biarritz

•Language: tour conducted 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.

BOOKING
• Full booking terms and conditions available upon reservation.
• Advance/early booking is recommended./Limited availability and booking capacity.
• Restricted bookings on Sundays and certain Bank Holidays

TO RESERVE/BOOK
• Booking request 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.
• If Operator cancels tour, Operator’s liability is limited to refund of payment received.
• Operator will do its best to assist Customer with finding an alternative option.

Biarritz > Biarritz

Pilgrimage Excursions And You….


Tour #2 itinerary 

Tours #I, and #2, start from Biarritz or Lourdes Airport depending on the tour and dates you select. Optional excursions start/end in Biarritz. Contact babanglophonegroup@gmail.com for more information

Tour # 2 includes
Transfer on arrival from the airport to your hotel with guide assistance
7 nights hotel accommodation in Biarritz
3 nights hotel accommodation in Lourdes
Daily breakfast and evening meal served at hotels
Lunch also included in St Jean Pied de Port
Transfer from your hotel to airport for return flight
Luxury air-conditioned coach for all transfers and tours

Pilgrimage and excursion tours are purpose designed for people in Recovery Programs. All fellowship members are welcome. Pilgrimage and Excursion tour options available are as follows;

#1, Start Lourdes end Biarritz
#2, Start Biarritz end Biarritz
#3, Buglose/Ranquines start/end Biarritz
#4, Excursions to El Pilar, and Torreciudad, Zaragoza, Spain,                         
#4, Excursions to Fatima Portugal, Montserrat/Barcelona Spain,
#4, Excursion to Nevers France
#5, Visit Bordeaux, Toulouse, Madrid, Barcelona, and Pampelona
#6, Pan European
travel and destinations

If you plan to visit both Lourdes (France) and Fatima (Portugal), we can assist you with your organization of that trip to suit your needs and budget
.

Pilgrimage  / Excursion Tour #2

Start Biarritz – End Biarritz 11 Days all-inclusive

Arrival: Day 1 Tour #2
Shuttle buses coincide with flight arrivals. (included in tour tariff for a limited number of hours) or taxi transport to your hotel (not included in tour tariff before and after shuttle bus hours) (video Pays Basque)


Biarritz Airport
– Go to Le Grand Large, ocean front hotel (7 nights ½ board)
Arrive at hotel, evening meal (dinner), and 12 Step Program meeting (optional)
Hotel rooms singles and doubles, include kitchenette and balcony
Biarritz Airport (video)


Day 2: Tour #2

Breakfast at (Biarritz) hotel,
Walking guided tour of Biarritz
Lunch not included
Afternoon free
Dinner at hotel
,
12 Step Program meeting (optional)
View (video)


Day 3: Tour #2

Breakfast at (Biarritz) hotel,
Transport to and walking guided tour of Bayonne
Lunch not included
Afternoon free
Dinner at hotel
,
12 Step Program meeting (optional)
View (video)


Day 4: Tour #2
Breakfast at (Biarritz) hotel
Depart hotel / Transport + tour guide à Loyola and San Sebastian
Visit Loyola (Morning)
San Sebastian in the afternoon, via Zarautz, & Getaria, the most elegant seaside resort in Spain. Panoramic tour of city.
Lunch included
Return to Biarritz 
Dinner at Le Grand Large,
12 Step Program meeting (optional)
View (video Loyola San Sebastian)


Day 5: Tour #2
Breakfast at (Biarritz) hotel,
Depart Grand Large Biarritz Mid-Morning Transport by coach / Biarritz  >  Buglose/ St Vincent de Paul (transport + tour guide)
Lunch included (25.00 max included in price)  
Visit Buglose and (Pouy) / the village of St Vincent de Paul (Tour #3)
Night at Le Grand Large in Biarritz
Dinner at Grand Large,
12 Step program meeting (optional)
View (video)



Day 6: Tour #2
Breakfast at (Biarritz) hotel,
Depart Grand Large Biarritz 09h30 Transport by coach / Biarritz to St Jean Pied de Port à Lourdes (transport + tour guide)
Lunch at Central Hotel included (25.00 max included in price)  
Visit the village of St Jean Pied de Port
Night at Astoria hotel in Lourdes
Dinner at Astoria hotel,
12 Step program meeting (optional)
View (video)


Day 7: Tour #2
Breakfast at (Lourdes) hotel,
Walking guided tour of Lourdes Sanctuary etc
Lunch not included
Afternoon free
Dinner at hotel,
12 Step Program meeting (optional)
View (video)


Day 8: Tour #2
Breakfast at (Lourdes) hotel,
Morning free
Visit outlying villages 2:00 pm / 6:30 pm :
Afternoon tour (transport + tour guide) to Cauterets departing from Lourdes (Hotel Astoria)
Dinner at hotel,
12 Step Program meeting (optional)
View (video)


Day 9: Tour #2

Breakfast at
(Lourdes) hotel,
Depart Astoria Hotel / Transport by coach / Lourdes à Espelette to Ainhoa, & Sare  (transport + tour guide)
Full day including lunch 
Return to Biarritz 
Dinner at Le Grand Large hotel,
12 Step program meeting (optional)
View (video Espelette Ainhoa Sare)


Day 10:
Tour #2
Breakfast at
(Biarritz) hotel,
Depart Grand Large hotel
à Bilbao & Guggenheim museum
Full day including transport, guide, and lunch
Visit Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao  
Lunch in Bilbao.
Afternoon; guided tour of “seven streets” of Bilbao.  
Museum Info: Visit subject to change by November 2021. – Allow 1h30 for visit to Museum
Return to Biarritz 
Dinner at Le Grand Large hotel,
12 Step program meeting (optional)
View (video) 


Day 11: Tour #2
Breakfast at (Biarritz) hotel,
Depart Grand Large hotel à your destination
View
(video)

 

 

 

 

Lourdes > Biarritz

Pilgrimage Excursions And You….



Tour #1 itinerary

Tours / Excursions I, and 2, start from Biarritz or Lourdes Airport depending on the excursion/tour and dates selected. Optional excursions start and end in Biarritz. Contact babanglophonegroup@gmail.com for more information

Tour #1 Includes
Transfer on arrival from the airport to your hotel with guide assistance
3 nights hotel accommodation in Lourdes
4 nights hotel accommodation in Biarritz
Daily breakfast and evening meal served at hotels
Lunch also included in St Jean Pied de Port
Transfer from your hotel to airport for return flight
Luxury air-conditioned coach for all transfers and tours

Pilgrimage and excursion tours are purpose designed for people in Recovery Programs. All fellowship members are welcome
Pilgrimage and Excursion tour options available are as follows;

#1, Start Lourdes end Biarritz
#2, Start Biarritz end Biarritz
#3, Buglose/Ranquines start/end Biarritz
#4, Excursions to El Pilar,  and Torreciudad, Zaragoza, Spain,                         
#4, Excursions to Fatima Portugal, Montserrat/Barcelona Spain,
#4, Excursion to Nevers France
#5, Visit Bordeaux, Toulouse, Madrid, Barcelona, and Pampelona
#6, Pan European
travel and destinations

If you plan to visit both Lourdes (France) and Fatima (Portugal), we can assist you with your organization of that trip to suit your needs and budget.


Pilgrimage  / Excursion
Tour #1
Start Lourdes – End Biarritz 8 Days all-inclusive

Arrival: Day 1 Tour #1
Shuttle buses coincide with flight arrivals. (included in tour tariff for a limited number of hours) or taxi transport to your hotel (not included in tour tariff before and after shuttle bus hours)

JetPhotos on Twitter: "Tarbes–Lourdes–Pyrénées Airport, home to  @TarmacAerosave and a storage location for numerous aircraft.  https://t.co/T1PAmnskyv © Daniel Nicholson… https://t.co/FeLQhUvIA2"
Lourdes Airport:
– Go to Astoria Hotel, Centrally Located, (3 nights ½ board)
Arrive at hotel, evening meal (dinner), and 12 Step Program meeting (optional),
Hotel rooms single or doubles
Lourdes Airport

SANCTUARY-Lourdes_basilique
Day 2 Tour #1

Breakfast at (Lourdes) hotel,
Walking guided tour of Lourdes Sanctuary etc
Lunch not included
Afternoon free
Dinner at hotel,
12 Step Program meeting (optional)
View (video)


Day3: Tour #1

Breakfast at
(Lourdes) hotel,
Morning free
Visit outlying villages 2:00 pm / 6:30 pm :
Afternoon tour (transport + tour guide) to Cauterets departing from Lourdes (Hotel Astoria)
Dinner at hotel,
12 Step Program meeting (optional)
View (video)


Day 4: Tour #1
Breakfast at (Lourdes) hotel,
Depart Astoria Hotel
/ Transport by coach / Lourdes to St Jean Pied de Port to BIARRITZ  (transport + tour guide)
Full day including lunch at Central Hotel (25.00 max included in price) 
Afternoon free, visit the village, then free time.
Lunch at Central Hotel (12h30-14h00)
Transport to Biarritz (depart St Jean Pied de Port 16h30)
Dinner at Le Grand Large,
12 Step program meeting (optional)
View (video)


Day 5: Tour #1

Breakfast at
(Biarritz) hotel,
Walking guided tour of Biarritz
Lunch not included
Afternoon free
Dinner at hotel
,
12 Step Program meeting (optional)
View (video)


Day 6: Tour #1
Breakfast at (Biarritz) hotel,
Transport to and walking guided tour of Bayonne
Lunch not included
Afternoon free
Dinner at hotel
,
12 Step Program meeting (optional)
View (video)


Day 7: Tour #1 
Breakfast at (Biarritz) hotel,
Depart hotel
à Bilbao & Guggenheim museum
Full day including transport, guide, and lunch  
Visit Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao  
Lunch in Bilbao.
Afternoon; guided tour of “seven streets” of Bilbao.  

Museum Info: Visit subject to change by November 2021.
Allow 1h30 for visit to Museum
Return to Biarritz
Dinner at Le Grand Large hotel,
12 Step program meeting (optional)
View (video)


Day 8: Tour #1
Breakfast at (Biarritz) hotel,
Depart Grand Large hotel to your destination
View
(video)