Lourdes: In the Footsteps of Bernadette

A One Day Historic Tour To A Most Important City

Visit the Most Important Sites of Lourdes

Get to Know the Historical Places of Bernadette’s Life

Hand-Picked Guides Only. English-Speaking, Local Experts

Trip Details


Low Season: 680€ per group of 2 to 8 persons.
1 Dec 2017 to 14 March 2018

High Season: 730€ per group of 2 to 8 persons.
15 Mar 2018 to 31 Oct 2018


Available all year round, on request, except May 1st, Dec. 25th, Jan. 1st


8 hours.

Trip Style:

Private Day Tour.
Minimum 2, Maximum 8. For larger groups please contact us.

Meeting Point:

Hotel pick up in Bordeaux City Center.


Pick up and drop off at hotel
Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped Mercedes minivans
English speaking driver guide
Bottles of water in the minivan
Free Wifi access on board
Hotel pick up in Bordeaux


Personal expenses
Meals and drinks
Entrance fees to monuments, museums or attractions
Gratuities for the driver/guide

Follow In the Footsteps of Bernadette Soubirous

In 1858, Lourdes become known throughout France and the world after a series of apparitions seen by Bernadette Soubirous. These “Marian apparitions” quickly transformed Lourdes into one of the most important sites of pilgrimage and religious tourism. Today, around six million people visit Lourdes each year. Due to the consistent stream of pilgrims and tourists, Lourdes has become the second most important center of tourism in France, following Paris. It is now the third most important site of international Catholic pilgrimage.

Arrive in Lourdes and start by visiting of the sanctuaries. Here you will not only see the grotto but will also visit the three churches that were built on the site, one on top of the other. After some free time for lunch, join your guide and follow the footsteps of Bernadette. First discover the house of the family when the father ran a mill and then on to the Cachot, a tiny cell in which the family lived during harder times. Return to Bordeaux at the end of the day.

This private tour ensures you enjoy full attention from your guide.

Good to Know

  • Confirmation of the tour will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability.
  • Maximum 8 persons, for larger groups contact us.
  • Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated.
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Indicated price is per minivan (not per person).
  • Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour – Read More Here.

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