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  • Lourdes City and Sanctuary 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

    1. Lourdes City and Sanctuary 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

    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.

    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.

  • Lourdes: Our Lady of Lourdes Guided Tour in the Sanctuary

    2. Lourdes: Our Lady of Lourdes Guided Tour in the Sanctuary

    Start your tour in the morning or afternoon and be greeted by a professional guide to begin an unforgettable journey around the Sanctuaries. Discover the wonders of the site and have a spiritual experience. Explore famous spots: the Grotto, where Marie Bernarde, known as Bernadette, experienced 18 apparitions. Your guide will also take you to the Fountains and the Baths, which welcome about 350,000 pilgrims each year. Hear about the religious history of the site and see basilicas such as the Basilica of Saint Pius, the most recent Basilica of the Domain.

    Susan ,our guide was very knowledgeable . She patiently answered our questions . Provided not only the history behind the place but current news about it also . This is the reason why we prefer to take guided tours . Take It in the morning so you will have free time on your own in the afternoon for the baths and to visit the other churches

  • From San Sebastian: Lourdes Private Full-Day Tour

    3. From San Sebastian: Lourdes Private Full-Day Tour

    Departing from Donostia-San Sebastian, you'll visit the Sanctuary of Lourdes in France. You'll have time for the principal mass in the basilica, time to pray, go to see the cave, get some water, walk around the sanctuary and visit Bernadette's house. It will be an exclusive and complete private guided tour and you will be the only people on the tour. Thr driving time is roughly 2 hours in each drection and you'll have around 4.5 hours to spend exploring Lourdes. Departure times can be arranged and adjusted as you wish due to this being a private tour.

  • Lourdes: Private Full-Day Guided City & Sanctuary Tour

    4. Lourdes: Private Full-Day Guided City & Sanctuary Tour

    Join a private guide on a full-day walking tour of Lourdes city center and the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes. Meet your guide conveniently at your hotel and set off on your informative tour.   With your licensed guide, uncover the story of Bernadette Soubirous, a 14-year old peasant girl who saw the Mother Mary for the first time on February 11, 1858, and 18 times in total between that date and July 16, 1858. Thoroughly explore the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes, visiting the Grotto of the Apparitions, the Basilicas of the Immaculate Conception, the Rosary, and St. Pius X.   In the city center, see Soubirous’ birthplace and the cachot (prison/dungeon) where she lived at the time of the apparition. Your tour also includes a visit to the medieval Lourdes Castle, today a museum of popular arts and traditions. Take advantage of the experience of your guide to further plan your stay in...

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What people are saying about Lourdes

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 85 reviews

Veronique was knowledgeable and charming. My husband walks fast and I am a slower walker and she accommodated me completely! All the questions we had Veronique answered perfectly. We had gotten off the train and met Veronique 45 minutes later. Veronique had another tour that morning (ours was mid afternoon ) and she was still very exuberant for our 3 hour tour. Was glad we booked the tour first so we got an understanding of Lourdes for the following day. There were so many positives about her and we were so very, very pleased!! Loved the 9pm candlelight procession. It shouldn’t be missed. Would highly recommend her!! Nancy wrote this review.

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.

Our tour guide Veronique was Awesome! We’ learned so much in little time. She has so much knowledge of Lourdes. Totally certified tour guide for US and One of the Best.

It was very nice to know St. Bernadette more. Our guide Bob was really nice and knows everything. God bless him.

Tatiana was very informative and knew what we were interested in