TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION

Here you will find all the information you need to help you identify the best travel and accommodation option for your pilgrimage with us.

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We are delighted to bring you the travel and accommodation details for the 88th Salford Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2022. We have worked extremely hard to ensure that the pilgrimage will be a very safe and fulfilling experience for all who attend. 

All bookings are to be made with our travel partner, Joe Walsh Tours, who are now registered in England and ATOL protected, (ATOL number 11313). We have strived to ensure the best possible travel options for our pilgrims and are confident that our pricing for this year will remain competitive considering the unpredictable economic climate. 

Prices are based on 6 nights full board accommodation with return flights from Manchester airport departing Friday 29th July, returning Thursday 4th August 2022. Prices also include airport transfers to and from your hotel in Lourdes, airport taxes and UK government levy.

The range of hotels offered are reviewed annually and have been chosen based on previous pilgrims' experience, cleanliness, quality of food and proximity to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes. They also cover a range of budgets.

The Sanctuary is an enclosed area covering 124 acres which is home to the Blessed Grotto, basilicas, churches, rosary square, the esplanade on which processions take place daily, stations of the cross, and also a large open area next to the river, known as the prairie.

Once you have identified the hotel in which you'd like to stay, please download and complete the booking form at the bottom of this page and return to Joe Walsh Tours. You can also book over the phone with Joe Walsh Tours by contacting them directly on 0808 1890488 or by email info@joewalshtours.co.uk.

The pilgrimage recommends booking your travel insurance with Joe Walsh Tours when making your booking in order for us to assist you more easily in the event of medical issues or a person experiencing covid whilst on pilgrimage.

Pilgrims requiring medical and nursing support will need to complete and return a medical assessment form which can be found at the bottom of this page.

We look forward to welcoming you to Lourdes as we make our joyful return to pilgrimage this Summer.

Useful Links:

Joe Walsh Tours Website - click here

Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes website - click here

UK Government Travel Advice for France - click here

Manchester Airport website - click here

 

Below you will see our chosen hotels for 2022. If you would like more information about a specific hotel, please click on the image of your chosen hotel to visit their website.

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Hotel Agena

3*

£759

138 comfortable and tastefully decorated bedrooms, all equipped with flat screen TV and international channels. Air-conditioned and bedrooms mostly with walk in shower units and WC, hair dryer.
Special adapted wheelchair friendly bedrooms are available on several floors to facilitate the disabled.

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Hotel Jeanne D'Arc

4*

£769

From some rooms you can see the Pyrenees. A large lobby with gift shop allows you to walk from lounges to dining rooms, or for a drink in the bar for guests or enjoy the shaded patio. 205 rooms including 9 suites and 15 accessible rooms equipped with bathroom or shower, TV, hairdryer and safe

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Hotel Roissy

4*

£789

Find space, calm and comfort in the 187 rooms all with private bathrooms, reversible air conditioning, hairdryer, satellite TV and double glazing for more acoustic comfort, electronic locks on doors.
Free WiFi in all rooms and a new high quality bedding for maximum sleeping comfort.

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Hotel Eliseo

4*

£799

From some rooms you can see the Pyrenees. A large lobby with gift shop allows you to walk from lounges to dining rooms, or for a drink in the bar for guests or enjoy the shaded patio. 205 rooms including 9 suites and 15 accessible rooms equipped with bathroom or shower, TV, hairdryer and safe

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Hotel La Solitude

4*

£819

The Hôtel La Solitude has single, double, twin, triple and quadruple rooms as well as suites. Some rooms have views of the Sanctuary, the Castle, the river or the surrounding peaks.There is a small rooftop pool and sun garden. The hotel is the main base for our pilgrimage family. Our sick pilgrims stay in specially adapted rooms in this hotel.

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Grand Hotel Gallia Londres

4*

£35 supplement per night per person sharing

The Hotel Gallia Londres is bookable on request only and subject to availability. The Grand Hôtel Gallia & Londres was built by the niece of Bernadette Soubirous in the late 19th century. With a sophisticated classical decor reminiscent of the Belle Epoque and which has earned it the reputation of being a charming place to stay.

DOWNLOAD THE BOOKING FORM
AFFILIATION FORM & MEDICAL ASSESSMENT FORM HERE :

(only for those pilgrims requiring medical support)