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OCP Pilgrimages

 

Visit famous Catholic pilgrimage sites

Join us on an authentic experience of faith and exploration with OCP Pilgrimages. Bring a friend, or make new ones as you travel with us to sites of both Catholic and historical importance throughout Europe and Asia. Each pilgrimage offers the opportunity to visit churches, castles, museums and more, all while experiencing local culture.

 

Finland, Estonia and Russia

April 26–May 7, 2020
$5,499*

Rev. John Henderson, pastor of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Tigard, will lead the 12-day pilgrimage.

Participants will visit Helsinki, Savonlinna, St. Petersburg and Moscow

Some highlights of the pilgrimage include:

  • Senate Square, Helsinki Cathedral, and Helsinki University in Helsinki, Finland;
  • Ferry ride across the Baltic Sea to visit St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the medieval center of Tallinn, Estonia;
  • Porvoo Cathedral in Porvoo, Finland;
  • Guided tour of Olavinlinna castle in Savonlinna, Finland, and lake cruise;
  • Tour of medieval town of Vyborg, Russia;
  • St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Nevsky Prospekt, the Winter Palace and Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia;
  • Catherine’s Palace, summer residence of the Tsars;
  • Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral, the Kremlin, GUM state department store and Zaryadye Park in Moscow; and
  • Daily Mass.

Tour includes roundtrip airfare from Portland, plus overnight stays in first-class hotels. Most meals are provided. Mass will be celebrated daily.

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* Airline taxes and fuel surcharges may increase.

 

Past Catholic pilgrimage sites

Past OCP Pilgrimage destinations have included tours of:

  • France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany: Paris, Lisieux, Caen, Normandy, Mont St. Michel, Tours, Nevers, Paray-le-Monial, Ars-sur-Formans, Lyon, Avignon and Nice in France; Monaco; Como in Italy; Mount Pilatus and Lake Lucerne in Switzerland; and Neuschwanstein Castle, Munich and the Dachau memorial and museum in Germany.
  • Greece: Athens, Corinth, Mycenae, Olympia, Patras, Delphi, and the islands of Mykonos, Patmos, Rhodes, Crete and Santorini in Greece; Ephesus and Patmos in Turkey.
  • Greece and Italy: Athens, Mycenae, Nafplio, Olympia, Patras, and Delphi in Greece; Bari, Monte St. Angelo, San Giovanni Rotondo and Rome in Italy.
  • Greece and Turkey: Athens, Corinth, Mycenae, Olympia, Patras, Delphi, Piraeus, and the island of Rhodes in Greece; Kusadasi, Ephesus, Selcuk, and Pamukale in Turkey. The pilgrimage included visits to six of the Seven Churches of the Revelation.
  • Israel: Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Mount of Beatitudes, Caesarea, Mount Carmel, Haifa, Cana, Capernaum, Golan, Jericho, Masada, and The Dead Sea.
  • Italy and Austria: Rome, Assisi, Florence, Venice and Verona in Italy; and Innsbruck, Salzburg and Vienna in Austria.
  • Italy: Venice, Florence, Siena, Assisi, Rome, Pompeii, Sorrento, the Isle of Capri, Naples, Palermo, Montreale, Agrigento, Siracusa and Taormina.
  • Italy: Rome, Assisi, Florence, Ravenna, and Como.
  • Portugal, Spain and Lourdes: Santarem, Fatima, Coimbra, and Porto in Portugal; Santiago de Compostela, Salamanca, Alba de Tormes, Madrid, Loyola, San Sebastian, Montserrat, and Barcelona in Spain; and Lourdes in France.
  • Scandinavia: Copenhagen, Odense, Aarhus and Hirtshals in Denmark; Bergen, Mount Fløyen, Voss, Myrdal, Flåm, Leikanger, Geiranger, Lillehammer, Hamar and Oslo in Norway; Örebro and Stockholm in Sweden.
  • Southern Italy and Sicily: Rome, San Giovanni Rotondo, Monte Sant’ Angelo, Bari, Alberobello, Matera, Taormina, Siracusa, Agrigento and Palermo.
  • Spain, Morocco and Portugal: Madrid, Toledo, Cordoba, Granada, Seville, and the Costa del Sol, all in Spain; Tangier, Morocco; Evora, Lisbon and Fatima, in Portugal.
  • Wales, Ireland, Scotland and England: Windsor Castle, Cardiff in Wales; Waterford, Blarney, Killarney, Galway, Knock, Sligo, all in Ireland; Belfast, in Northern Ireland; Edinburgh, in Scotland; the Lake District, York and London in England.

About OCP Pilgrimages

Those who travel with OCP Pilgrimages have opportunities for prayer and reflection as they visit Marian shrines and spectacular Catholic churches and cathedrals. Accompanied by a Catholic priest, pilgrims travel via modern air-conditioned motor coach, and are led by English-speaking tour guides. Trip costs include all air transportation, lodging and meals.

Custom tours

OCP can also tailor custom tours for your parish. Contact us today at 1-800-548-8749 or send us an email at pilgrimages@ocp.org.

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