Lourdes City and Sanctuary 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

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Lourdes City and Sanctuary 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

From € 95 per person

Explore one of the world's most spiritual cities on a 2.5-hour walking tour of Lourdes and visit the sanctuary that has become one of the most visited pilgrim sites in the world.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Small group
Limited to 12 participants
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Duration 2.5 hours
Starting times 9:30 AM, 1:30 PM, 4:30 PM
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the 3 basilicas and grotto where the Virgin Mary appeared 18 times
  • See the Cachot where the peasant girl Bernadette lived with her family
  • Find peace with a walk along the banks of the Gave de Pau River
Full description
Explore the city of Lourdes with a guide and learn more about the Marian apparitions of the Virgin Mary in the mid 19th century. Follow in the footsteps of the peasant girl, Bernadette Soubirous. In the sanctuary, hear of the story of the 3 Basilicas from your guide. Then make your way to the grotto where the Virgin Mary appeared to Bernadette before finally reaching the baths. Here is the sacred location which attracts pilgrims from all over the world in search of a cure for various ailments and illnesses.  Go to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes on the banks of the Gave de Pau River and see the miracle water taps around the grotto. Listen to the story of the 18 apparitions of the Immaculate Conception of 1858 before going to the Underground Basilica, built to accommodate up to 22,000 pilgrims. Experience the unique atmosphere that makes Lourdes so special.
Includes
  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Food and drinks
COVID-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at (Square) Place Peyramale, 65100 Lourdes -City center, in front of the Monument of world war II

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Please be advised that this tour includes some impressive images of pilgrims in search of a cure that may be disturbing for young children
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 50 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
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Roberto was not only such an informative guide but an attentive and considerate one, for my elderly parents in their 80s. Roberto brought to life, the story of St Bernadette around the beautiful city of Lourdes. As my mum has some difficulties walking and I was concerned we might delay Roberto in this tour, he assured me, telling me not to rush my mum. This was very thoughtful of Roberto and I was very grateful to him.

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18 February 2020

A wonderful decision to use a guide and we lucked out getting Lisa!

Lisa was exceptional. She was reverent, inspirational and engaging. She shared knowledge and history about the places we visited, told interesting stories that we would not have known, and showed us pictures and quotes on her iPad to give additional background information. Thank you Lisa, for making our trip even more special.

11 July 2018

The tour was absolutely wonderful--Roberto Casali was amazing!

My daughter (22) and I completely enjoyed Roberto Casali and his extensive tour of Lourdes. I had heard about Lourdes my whole life, but Roberto made the story come alive by showing us where Bernadette lived and interesting stories of the family not in all the books. He took us all around the town and also around the beautiful churches and to the grotto. He made it a comfortable and homey experience. I highly recommend this tour. Susan Rohrer, Maryland, USA

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7 June 2018

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