Saints and Sailors
A Journey through France
May 2 – 11, 2023 / $4900.00 land-only
This journey will immerse you in the vast cultural and Catholic heritage of the “Eldest Daughter of the Church”, France. Along the way you will visit Paris, Lisieux, the beaches at Normandy, Mont Saint-Michel, Rouen and Chartres.
On this trip you can expect a daily private Mass, exquisite four-star hotels and beautiful religious guesthouses, and a variety of private tours and experiences crafted carefully by your hosts.
Your hosts on this journey are Matt and Liz Marcolini and Jerry and Mary Lenaburg. Parents first, entrepreneurs and public speakers second, you can expect a journey that is not only fun and engaging, but filled with incredible lessons on life, culture and living out one’s faith in the Third Millennium.
This trip is limited to 35 guests and registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Adults, children over the age of sixteen and babes in arms are welcome!
Covid-19 Travel Requirements? None!
This trip features three full days in the City of Light. Our hotel of choice is the magnificent Hotel Bedford, a family-owned luxury hotel in the heart of the city. From here we will visit Paris’s greatest sites and enjoy some magnificent experiences, such as a world-class cooking class and a dinner river cruise!
From Paris our private coach will take us north into Normandy. Our base here is Lisieux, the birthplace and burial-place of the “Little Flower”, Saint Therese of Lisieux. Here we will allow Saint Therese to work in our hearts. In Normandy we’ll also visit the D-Day beaches and the American Cemetery!
Next up, Mont Saint-Michel. This great island is dedicated to Saint Michael the Archangel, who in the 8th century appeared to a local bishop and asked that the island be dedicated to God. Ever since this has been one of Europe’s greatest pilgrimage destinations!
Rouen & Chartres
On our way to Chartres we’ll visit the city of Rouen, where Saint Joan of Arc was held captive and later martyred. We’ll see the Cathedral of Rouen and then depart for Chartres, our final destination! Get ready for cobblestones, great food and a stained-glass class!
Pricing, Payments & Cancellation
In order to register simply fill out the form at the top 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.
Upload Passport Information
Apply as soon as possible. NB - Passports that expire within six months of the travel dates are not valid to enter Europe.
We suggest that you arrange your flights through ProRome Tours. If you plan on using Miles or Points towards your flights, please arrange your flights directly with the airline.
We suggest that you arrive in Paris no later than 12:00 PM on May 3, and depart from Paris no earlier than 10:00 AM on May 11.
Additional Trip Information
St. Therese of Lisieux – the Little Flower – is one of history’s greatest saints. As our trip patron, we will pray to St. Therese before and during the trip, asking this incredible saint to protect us through our journey!
“God would never inspire me with desires which cannot be realized; so in spite of my littleness, I can hope to be a saint.”