A Pilgrimage through Catholic Portugal

Chesterton Schools Network

March 16 – 26, 2022 / $3000.00 all-inclusive

This pilgrimage will immerse the students, faculty and families of the Chesterton Schools Network in the incredible history, heritage and traditions of Catholic Portugal.  Featuring five nights in Fátima, two nights in Lisbon and two nights on the island of Madeira, this all-inclusive tour includes everything in the cost: airfare, lodging, private bus transportation, private guides, meals and more.

Daily Mass is the foundation of each day. This will be complemented by a robust and immersive touring program through the greatest shrines and places of Portugal. You’ll also have the opportunity to spend two days exploring Madeira, the beautiful and devoutly Catholic Portuguese archipelago found some 1000 kilometers to the southwest of Lisbon in the Atlantic ocean!

Traveling to Portugal during the Pandemic

Portugal does not require the vaccine nor do they require regular testing. Only a negative test is required to enter the country. If you have any particular questions please contact us!

Out Itinerary

An Overview

Fátima

Fátima is our home base for the first five nights of the trip. We’ll spend two full days here, and the other three will be spent exploring the many shrines, monasteries and holy sites of Portugal!

Madeira

We’re headed to the Portuguese archipelago of Madeira in order to venerate the tomb of emperor Blessed Charles I of Austria.  We’ll also explore the capital city of Funchal and enjoy its beaches!

Lisbon

Our last two days are dedicated to Lisbon, where we will explore the greatest  shrines and monasteries of this incredible city! The Jeronimos Monastery and the St. António Chapel are among them.

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Day Trips

Our day trips include the monasteries of Batalha and Alcobaça, the seaside towns of Nazaré and Coimbra, the eucharistic miracle at Santarém and the Knights Templar Convent of Christ in Tomar!

TRIP DETAILS

Pricing & Registration

Payment Details

Only $100.00 is due at registration.

$100.00 / due @ registration

$1450.00
due December 15, 2021
$1450.00
due January 15, 2022
Check or credit cards accepted
Please note that payment by credit card incurs a 3% processing fee.

Regular Price

See the brochure or FAQ section below for a full list of inclusions.

$3000.00 / all-inclusive

Roundtrip Airfare
Beautiful Hotels and Religious Guesthouses
All Tours, All Tour Fees and All Meals
ProRome Tour Director, Private Guides, Headsets
Private Bus Transportation

Refund Policy

Our policy is the most generous found anywhere in the industry.

Built on Trust

Up until January 15, 2022, full refunds less the $100.00 deposit!
After that date, it depends on the scenario and circumstances. See our full terms below!

Planning Timeline

Register

In order to register simply fill out the form on this page! Your place on the trip is then secure!

Purchase Travel Insurance

We will send you an insurance quote as soon as you register. We strongly suggest that everyone purchases travel insurance.

Get Your Passports Ready

Apply as soon as possible. NB - Passports that expire within six months of the travel dates are not valid to enter Europe.

Get Welcome Packet & Pack Your Bags

One month before the trip we will send you a Benvenuti Box with lots of useful information. Andiamo!

Meet the Team

Joe Long
Managing Director
Margaret Keppel
Office Manager
Julie Bowles
Pilgrimage Coordinator
Fr. Joseph Johnson
Director and Chaplain
Fr. Ryan Adorjan
Trip Chaplain
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the flight plans?

The flights are nearly booked and will be posted as as soon as possible.

How do I register?

At the top of this webpage click “Register Now”.

What do Americans need to do to visit Portugal?

All travelers visiting Portugal must present either a vaccination card or a negative Covid-19 test, taken within 72 hours of arrival.

Detailed information can be found on the official government webpage here: https://pt.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/

What is the cancellation and refund policy?

Please click here for our Terms and Conditions, where you will find the cancellation and refund policy related to this tour.

Can I book my own flights? What is the land-only price?

Unless you have specific permission from the trip leader you may NOT book your own flights. If you do have permission, the land-only price is $2200.00.

How many bags can I bring on the flight?

One carry-on, one checked bag, and one personal item.

Do I need to wear a mask on the flight?

Yes – it is law. We hope that this will change by the time of the trip.

Do I need to wear a mask in Portugal?

Wearing a face mask is currently mandatory in certain indoor public places throughout Portugal (see below). Most of the these will not apply to our group.

Masks are required in the following places: public transportation, elder care facilities, hospitals, theaters, large event spaces such as stadiums and arena, public spaces such as shopping centers, and supermarkets.

What do I need to do in order to return to the USA?

Effective January 26, 2021 the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will require all air passengers entering the United States (including U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents) to present a negative COVID-19 test, taken within three calendar days of departure or proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days​. Please know that we will organize a time for the entire group to be tested two days before departure. This will be at your expense, and will cost about $25.00.

Please see CDC’s FAQ for answers to questions about the new requirement for proof of negative COVID-19 test or recovery from COVID-19 for all air passengers arriving in the United States.

What if I test positive for Covid-19 and cannot return home?

In the event that you test positive for Covid-19 and are unable to board the flight home, ProRome will assist in arranging a hotel at your expense. ProRome will also assist in rebooking your flights at a later date at your expense.

Chaperones from the Chesterton Schools Network have volunteered to stay in Portugal should any student be forced to remain in Portugal until they are able to test negative. ProRome staff will also be present.

Please know that any expenses resulting from a positive Covid-19 test are covered under our travel insurance plans. For this reason travel insurance is highly recommended. Please contact us for more information.

Are you insured?

Yes. We are fully insured with Travel Agents and Tour Operators Professional Liability Insurance through Zurich American Insurance Company . And yes, travel insurance can be purchased through ProRome Tours.

Will I be safe with your group?

Safety is our #1 priority. We alway stay together as a group. Our policy is 24/7 adult supervision. The only exception is campus, where our students can spend time together without adult supervision.

What do you do in the event of an emergency?

ProRome remains in close contact with the American embassy in Portugal, who issues safety and security messages for Italy on their website found here: https://it.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/security-and-travel-information/. In the case of an emergency, we will first ensure that all of our students are safe and able to communicate immediately with their parents. We will then follow the instructions of the local Portuguese and American authorities and make an informed decision on how to proceed.

Our staff receives training before the program, which involves reading, understanding and committing to memory a forty-page crisis management plan. If you would like to see a copy of this plan please inquire.

Can you accommodate people with food allergies or specific dietary restrictions?

Absolutely. Vegetarian or vegan, gluten-free or celiac, we work only with restaurants and caterers who have ample options for you.

Trip Patron

St. Joseph – the foster father of Jesus Christ – is the greatest of saints. As our trip patron, we will pray to St. Joseph before and during the trip, asking this incredible man, the protector of the child Jesus, to protect us on our pilgrimage!

“The Church is like a great ship being pounded by the waves of life’s different stresses. Our duty is not to abandon ship, but to keep her on her course.