19 Days Marian Pilgrimage Europe Tour 2017
Travel date: April 05 – 23, 2017 via Emirates
- Min 30 to run the tour for the above rates.
- 25 PAX – $4,388.00
- 20 PAX – $4,594.00
- 15 PAX – $4,788.00
Rossio Square, Church of San Antonio de Padua, Fatima’s Sanctuary, Chapel of Apparitions, Cathedral Vieja de Santa Maria, Royal Palace, St. Tome Church, Lady of Pillar, Basilica of St. Pius X, Baptistery, Piazza del Campo, Vatican Museum and St. Peter’s Basilica and many more!!!
DAY 01 APR 05 – MANILA LISBON
Depart Manila, aboard on Emirates airline, boast of an award winning inflight entertainment system.
DAY 02 APR 06 ARRIVAL LISBON – FATIMA (D)
Upon arrival, enjoy a brief city tour that will give you a great insight into Lisbon’s lifestyle, history and culture. Visit the Rossio Square, the heart of both: old and new Lisbon. Learn how the old city of Lisbon was destroyed in the 18th century and then totally rebuilt to become the city of today. Followed by a visit to the Church of San Antonio de Padua. Then transfer to Fatima, the place where the Blessed Mother appeared in 1917 to three simple shepherd children and exhorted mankind to pray for world peace. You may join the candlelight possession in the evening.
DAY 03 APR 07 FATIMA (BD)
Morning tour at Fatima’s Sanctuary, center of Christian faith and a place of world pilgrimage, to visit the Basilica where the tombstone of Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco are, as well as the Chapel of Apparitions, heart of the shrine. Follow the Stations of the Cross along the Via Sacra (The Sacred Way) culminating in the Chapel of Calvary, which overlooks all of Fatima.
DAY 04 APR 08 FATIMA – SALAMANCA – AVILA (BD)
After breakfast, transfer to Salamanca for a short tour. Visit the Old Cathedral, also known as Catedral Vieja de Santa María, this is one of two cathedrals in Salamanca, the other being the New Cathedral of Salamanca. It was founded by Bishop Jerome of Périgord, in the 12th century and completed in Romanesque/Gothic style in the 14th century. Then to Avila for a short city tour before dinner in a restaurant.
DAY 05 APR 09 AVILA – MADRID (BD)
Morning transfer to Madrid. Upon arrival, you will meet the guide to help you explore the city. your guide will show you all the different and most interesting areas of Madrid, from the Borbones, Austrias and Isabelinos quarters to the Moorish quarters and the architecture of Old Madrid. Here we see the elegant squares of Oriente, Espana, Puerta del Sol, Cibeles, Neptuno, Atocha, Plaza de Toros, Parque del Retiro, Puerta de Alcala and Colon, with its great avenues such as Gran Via and Alcala. We pass on route famous attractions, such as the Royal Palace, the Prado Museum, the memorial Retiro park and the Bullring.
DAY 06 APR 10 MADRID – ZARAGOZA – LOURDES (BD)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Lourdes via Zaragoza visiting our Lady of Pillar. The Basilica venerates Blessed Virgin Mary, under her title Our Lady of the Pillar praised as Mother of the Hispanic Peoples by Pope John Paul II. It is reputed to be the first church dedicated to Mary in history. Then proceed to Lourdes.
DAY 07 APR 11 LOURDES (BD)
The highlight of the tour is the sanctuary; the Basilica of St Pius X, and the baths where hundreds of miraculous cures have taken place. See Boly Mill where St Bernadette was born and the “Cachot,” an abandoned prison where Bernadette’s impoverished family lived. You may also attend the evening procession in honor of Our Lady. The whole afternoon will be free.
DAY 08 APR 12 LOURDES – PARIS (BD)
Today, you will experience to ride in a TGV train going to Paris. Upon arrival in Paris, transfer to your hotel.
DAY 09 APR 13 PARIS (BD)
After breakfast, guided tour will start with view of Notre Dame Cathedral, Louvre Museum, Champs-Elysées, Arch of Triumph, The Opera, Concorde Square, Vendom Square and to top it all ascend to the second level of Eiffel Tower. Seine River Cruise is also included. The rest of the afternoon is free for shopping. Dinner
DAY 10 APR 14 PARIS – NEVERS – PARAY LE MONIAL (BD)
Breakfast inside the hotel and you will proceed to Nevers to visit St. Cyr and St. Judith Cathedral. Proceed to Paray Le Monial for another tour. The rest of the day is free. Dinner and check in.
DAY 11 APR 15 PARAY LE MONIAL – TURIN (BD)
Morning transfer to Turin. Enjoy Turin on your own free time. Dinner and check in.
DAY 12 APR 16 TURIN – PISA – FLORENCE (BD)
Morning transfer to Florence with a short stop to Pisa to see the Leaning Tower. Proceed to Florence. Upon arrival in Florence, you will have a tour, which include the visit to the Baptistery, the Paradise Gates and the Duomo of Florence where you will be enlightened by its beautiful history and miracles. The highlight of the tour will be at Palazzo Vecchio, Town hall of Florence where faith and science join together with breathless revelations.
DAY 13 APR 17 FLORENCE – ASSISI (BD)
Today, you will see one of the most visited pilgrimage sites in Italy… Assisi! the beloved town of St Francis. Visit the Basilica of St Francis, Santa Maria Degli Angeli and the thornless bush. Visit the Church of St Claire and see her incorrupt body. Then check in and dinner.
DAY 14 APR 18 ASSISI – LANCIANO – SAN GIOVANNI (BD)
After breakfast, transfer to San Giovanni Rotondo via Lanciano. Upon arrival, visit the Sanctuary of Lady of Grace including the Shrine of Padre Pio. Then to Basilica of San Michelle and the Grotta, Then check in and dinner.
DAY 15 APR 19 SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO – MONTECASSINO – ROME (BD)
After breakfast, transfer to Rome via Montecassino. Enjoy the free time in Montecassino, the beautiful Abbey of Montecassino is well worth a visit. The Abbazia di Montecassino, perched on the mountain top, is a working monastery and pilgrimage site but is open to visitors. Monte Cassino is famous as the scene of a huge battle near the end of World War II in which the abbey was completely destroyed from the bombing but it has since been rebuilt. Have lunch then transfer to Rome. Dinner and check in.
DAY 16 APR 20 ROME (BD)
After breakfast, full day tour of Rome includes the 4 major Basilicas of St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, St. Mary major built 432 AD, St. John in Lateran – original Papal residence and St. Paul’s outside the wall. Includes the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel. Then dinner and back to the hotel.
DAY 17 APR 21 ROME (BD
After breakfast, you will have a half day sightseeing tour of Rome with guide, visiting Coloseum, Roman Forum, Trevi fountain, Spanish steps. The rest of the day is free for shopping. Dinner
DAY 18 APR 22 ROME – MANILA (B)
After breakfast, transfer to airport for your flight back to Manila.
DAY 19 APR 23 ARRIVAL
Arrive Manila from a very memorable and enjoyable tour.
- Roundtrip airfare via Emirates
- Hotel accommodation based on 3-4star hotel
- Half board meals (Breakfast & Dinner)
- Sightseeing tours as specified in the itinerary
- Entrances to most sights
- Souvenir Item, like bags etc.
- Travel Kits
- Tour Briefing with snack
- Travel Insurance up to 60 years old only
- Airfare Taxes: TBA
- Philippine Travel Taxes: $37.00
- Beverages / Drinks
- Visa Fee P6,000
- City Taxes in Italy: $48.00
- Tips for the Driver, Local Guide, porters & restaurant $10/day/pax
- Items purely personal in nature such as telephone calls, laundry service, use of minibar refreshment
- If 61–69yrs…Add P500 / person.
- If 70 – 75yrs.add’l P1, 000 / person.
SCHENGEN VISA REQUIREMENTS
- Application Form
- Passport valid for 6 months
- 4 copies of recent passport size pictures
- COE with Leave of Absence and Salary Declaration
- Bank Certificate & Bank Statement
- ITR (original / photocopy)
- Travel Insurance valid for 45 days
- Marriage Contract / Affidavit of Consent if not traveling with Spouse
- Birth Certificate
- Additional if self employed:
- Business Registration
- ITR of the Business
- Annual Declaration Income
- A Deposit of USD300 per person is required and NON-refundable.
- Full payment should be made at least 15 days prior to departure
- Cancellation made after issuance of visa will automatically forfeit the dep.
- Cancellation made 15 days before dep. will automatically forfeit the payment
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