MARIAM PILGRIMAGE IN ITALY

$ 4,634 / PP 

 

(MINIMUM OF 30 ADULT PASSENGERS) 

 

RATE FOR MIN 20 ADULT PASSENGERS - USD 5,038.00

 

Countries:Italy, Monaco, Spain, Portugal, & France (16 Nights)

 

DEPARTURE DAYS: APRIL 17 - MAY 3, 2017 

 

VISA REQUIREMENTS:


 Signed application for Schengen Visa with Photo (35mm x 45mm white background) + 1 extra photo /Booking Certification

    Proof of Employment  (If Employed: Certification with leave of Absence & SalaryDeclaration 

 If Self Employed: Business Registration

 If Priest / Nuns / Missionaries: Certificate from Apostolic Nunciature and Guarantee Letter for French& Filipino Congregation

 If Student: School Certificate and docs of Parents

 Proof of Income (ITR, Bank Certification), Bank  Statement of Account

 Passport valid for 6mos with photocopy of all relevant obtained visas

 Photocopy of Credit Cards

 If Married: Authenticated Marriage and Birth Certificate by NSO (if not travelling with spouse)

 If Single: Birth Certificate by NSO

 If Minors: Notarized affidavit from one or both parents if not travel with child 

Day 1 / April 17: Arrival  Rome (D)Arrival to Rome Fiumicino International Airport. Meet & Greet at the airport and proceed to coach. Board your coachfor a half day guided tour to see the Vatican Museum to admire the frescoes of Michelangelo at the Sistine Chapel.You will also visit the St. Peter Square, destination of all Catholics coming from all over the world. Lunch on ownarrangements. Arrival at your hotel and check in. Dinner and overnight
 
Day 2 / April 18: Rome (B,D)Breakfast at the hotel. Board your coach for a full day guided tour to visit the Basilica San Paul Outside the Walls, theBasilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano, and the Holy Steps. Lunch on ownarrangements and then continue your tour and visit The Classical Rome; you will see the Collosseum, the TreviFountain and the Spanish Steps. Dinner and overnight.
 
Day 3 / April 19: Rome / Montecassino / San Giovanni Rotondo (B,D)Breakfast at the hotel. Check out of the hotel and board your coach for a long distance drive to Montecassino, theAbbey founded by St. benedict in the year 529 and built on top of a mountain. Arrival at Montecassino. The
Benedictine rule of “Ora et Labora” meaning “Pray and Work” follows eight hours of prayer, eight hours of sleep and
eight hours of manual work of spiritual reading or charity. It is written that one notorious monk disagreed with this ruleand tried to poison St. Benedict. When St. Benedict made the sign of the cross, the chalice that contained the poisonbroke and the plot was discovered. In another mountain was the abbey where his twin sister St. Scholastica once ledyoung women to the monastic life. Lunch on own arrangements. Board your coach to proceed to San GiovanniRotondo. Dinner and overnight
 
Day 4 / April 20: San Giovanni Rotondo  Mont Sant’Angelo  San Giovanni Rotondo (B,D)Breakfast at the hotel. Celebrate Holy Mass at the Church of Our Lady of Grace. Pay Homage to the exhumedincorrupt body of St. Rio of Pietrelcina. Padre Pio bore the five wounds of Jesus for 50 years. Throngs of peoplewere drawn to his confessional. He brought peace of mind, consolation and serenity to thousands. He had the gifts ofhelaing, bilocaton and prophecy. His burial was attended by more than 100,000 people. People would line up at thechurch entrance for two hours to attend his masses. He died at the age of 81. Lunch on own arrangements. Board
your coach to continue to the hilltop Sanctuary of St. Michael the Archangel or Monte Sant’Angelo, the oldest shrinein Western Europe dedicated to the Guardian Angel. Arrival at Mont Sant’Angelo. Archangels are spiritual beings ofthe highest rank created by God before the beginning of the world. They have no material body and are immortal.They are created and named for their mission. St. Michael’s mission is to fight the evil spirits who seek the ruin ofsouls. Tradition states that in this place St. Michael fought the demon and threw it to the deep abyss down the cliffand the demon was seen no more. The natural cave in the middle f this mountain is now a revered cathedral by thetownsfolk. Board your coach to transfer back to your hotel in San Giovanni Rotondo. Dinner and overnight
 
Day 5 / April 21: San Giovanni Rotondo-Lanciano-Loreto-Assisi (B,D)Breakfast at the hotel. Check out of the hotel and board your coach to transfer up the Adriatic coast to Lanciano.Arrival in Lanciano, where you will see the Eucharistic Miracle and celebrate Mass. Board your coach to continueyour journey to Loreto. Arrival at Loreto and time to have lunch on own arrangements. Afterwards you will continue tothe great Marian shrine of Loreto where you will visit the Holy House of Nazareth and the beautiful Madonna ofLoreto. More than 50 popes have made a pilgrimage to the house transported by angels to this hill in central Italy in1294. Tradition has it that this is the house in which Mary first prayed the Magnificat in which Jesus grew tomanhood, and in which the Holy Family lived.
 
Day 6 / April 22: Assisi-Pisa (B,D)Breakfast at the hotel. Check out of the hotel and depart for the most loved St. Francis. Commune in theBasilica, the hub of a religious order devoted to the ideals of humility, forgiveness, simplicity and love for all
God’s creatures. Hear about monastic life and view priceless frescoes adorning the walls of the church.
Nearby is the Church wherein lies the incorrupt body of St. Claire. Board your coach to continue the drive to Pisa.Arrival at the Piazza Duomo, for a photo stop of the breathtaking Leaning Tower of Pisa and time to enjoy lunch onown arrangements. Time to be spend and leisure / shopping. Board your coach to transfer to your hotel. Arrival at thehotel and check in.
 
Day 7 April 23: Pisa  Monte Carlo - Nice (B,D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out of the hotel and board you coach. Today, you will drive to the exhilarating MonteCarlo of the Principality of Monaco. Arrival in Monaco where you will visit the Cathedral, burial place of PrincessGrace and many other Monesgasque Royals. You will also have free time to enjoy lunch on own arrangements.Board your coach to continue your journey to Nice, a splendid city and home of the rich and famous. Dinner andovernight 
 
Day 8 / April 24: Nice-Montpellier-Barcelona (B,D)Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast check out of the hotel and board your coach to transfer to Montpellier, a city inSouthern France. Arrival at Montpellier, the capital of the Languedoc-Roussillon region, as well as the Hérault 
department. You will have time to enjoy lunch on own arrangements before boarding your coach to transfer toBarcelona, the proud capital of Catalonia.
 
Day 9 / April 25: Barcelona-Montserrat-Barcelona (B,D)Breakfast at the hotel. Meet your local guide and board the coach. You will go on a guided tour to Montserrat. Afterdriving through the picturesque little villages you will arrive at the incomparable setting of the craggy  mountain ofMontserrat, which rises majestically up from the plain to 1235 meters and has amazing views. Arrival at Montserratto visit the Royal Basilica of Montserrat. The Royal Basilica of Montserrat has been one of Spain’s most important
pilgrimage sites for hundreds of years, due to its famous 12th century Romanesque carving of the Virgen Moroneta,The Black Virgin. Lunch on own arrangements. In the afternoon you will board your coach to transfer back toBarcelona for a visit to the Sagrada Familia. Arrival in Barcelona to visit the Sagrada Familia, the large RomanCatholic church designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi. You will also see Parc Guell, a garden complex witharchitectural elements situated on the hill of El Carmel. Board the coach to transfer back to hotel.
 
Day 10 / April 26: Barcelona-Zaragoza-Madrid (B,D)Breakfast at the hotel.Check out of the hotel and board your coach for a long distance transfer to Zaragoza. Arrivalin Zaragoza where you will bring a visit to the huge Basilica of the miraculous Nustra Senora del Pilar. Lunch onown arrangements in Zaragoza. Board your coach to transfer to Madrid. Check in at hotel for dinner and overnight
 
Day 11 / April 27: Madrid-Avila-Fatima (B,D)Breakfast at the hotel. Check out of the hotel and board your coach for a long distance transfer to Fatima via Avila.Arrival in Avila, free time to walk around and enjoy early lunch on own arrangements. Board your coach to continueyour journey to Fatima. Arriva in Fatima and check in at your hotel. Dinner and overnight
 
Day 12 / April 28: Fatima-Lisbon-Fatima (B,D)Breakfast at the hotel. Board your coach to Lisbon to visit Geronimo Monastery and Belem Tower. Board yourcoach to drive back to Fatima. Lunch on own arrangements. Meet your local guide for a half day guided tour of OurLady of Fatima Basilica, to visit the tombs of Francisco and Jacinta. Free time for your own private devotion. In theevening you can join the candlelight Procession. Dinner and overnight in Fatima
 
Day 13 / April 29: Fatima-Salamanca-Burgos (B,D)Breakfast at the hotel. Check out of the hotel and board your coach for the long distance drive to the University Cityof Salamanca, know as European Capital of Culture including a city orientation showing you the Plaza Mayor.Arrival in Salamanca where you will have time to have lunch on own arrangements. Board your coach to continueyour journey to Burgos, the home of “EL CID” and capital of Old Castille in the Middle Ages. It was once a seat ofthe government of the dictator Franco. Arrival at your hotel in Burgos, check in upon arrival. Dinner and overnight
 
Day 14 / April 30: Burgos-Loyola-Lourdes (B,D)Breakfast at the hotel. Check out of the hotel and board your coach to depart for Loyola. Arrival at Loyola whereyou will be able to pray at the Basilica. It was in Loyola that Our Lady appeared to St. Ignatius renounced hisportion of the family’s wealth, wrote the famous book of Spiritual Exercises and became the founder of the JesuitOrder. You will also celebrate Mass here. Lunch on own arrangements. Board your coach to continue your journeyto Lourdes. Arrival at the hotel, check in and overnight
 
Day 15 / May 01: Lourdes (B,D)Breakfast at the hotel.After breakfast continue for a Eucharistic Celebration. You may wish to bath in the miraculouswater. You will be immensely inspired by the humble life of Saint Bernadette. Perhaps watch a movie or visit amuseum on her life. Pray collectively the life-size Stations of the Cross in its most magnificent setting. You can alsomeditate at the Grotto for a closer communication with god. Group dinner at the hotel.   
 
Day 16 / May 02: Lourdes-Paris (B,D)Breakfast at the hotel. Check out of the hotel and board your coach to bring you to the train station. Board the TGVtrain to Paris.Arrival in Paris where you will visit the Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal where you will beable to pray afterwards for the incorrupt body of St. Catherine Laboure. Visit the Catherdral of Notre Dame, one ofthe greatest Gothic churches in the world with its magnificent stained glass windows. Enjoy a cruise along the RiverSeine. Transfer to your hotel and check in. Group dinner at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.   
 
Day 17 / May 03Departure Paris (B)Breakfast at the hotel. Check out of the hotel and board your coach for a panoramic city tour. You will see the Arcde Triomphe, the Champs Elysees and Place de Concorde, one of the most admired plazas in the world. You willalso see the Eiffel tower. Lunch on own arrangements. Free time to enjoy until departure of your transfer to theAirport for your flight back home. Board your coach to transfer to Charles-de-Gaulle Airport Paris to board yourflight back home

 

Day 18 / May 04: Arrival Manila
Home Sweet Home

Roundtrip Economy International Airfare 
 
16 nights hotel accommodation using 1st class hotels 
 
Dailybuffet Breakfasts and Dinner
 
AC Coach Service 
 
TGV. Train Lourdes  Paris  
 
Entrance Fees to the sight smentioned in the itinerary  
 
English speaking professional guides 
 
Souvenir Kit 
 
Tour Coordinator from PH
 
Pre-departure orientation  
 
Airline Taxes. Country Taxes , PH Tax  & Terminal Fee)  Rome City  Tax 
 
Hotel Porter  
 
TIPS AND GRATUITIES  for guides, drivers, restaurants 
 

Travel Insurance valid for 45 days (with min coverage of EUR30,000)  

Cost of passport and visadocumentation, Schengen Visa (Php 6000 per applicant),

Other meals not specified, Beverages duringmeals, cost of excess baggage, meals other than indicated, laundry, telephone calls,  and all other items personal in nature

BOOKING CONDITIONS:
 A non- refundable deposit of USD 500.00 pp plus visa fees is required upon booking and submission of
complete documents. (refundable only if visa is refused)
 
 CANCELLATION FEE: Full Cancellation will be applied to any cancellation made 3weeks before departure
 
 Minimum of 30 full paying adult passengers to run the program
 
 RATES, TOUR PROGRAMS, and SCHEDULES are subject to change if conditions so demand. We reservethe right to postpone the departure if participants fall below the required number of persons or visas are notprocessed on time. Tour fare is based on group departure. Air tickets are based on group/ discounted fares,hence, certain restrictions apply, i.e non- endorsable, non- reroutable, with refunds, if any, subject to cancellationand other charges.
 
CONDITIONS OF RESPONSIBILITY: Weour employees, sub agents shall be responsible only for makingarrangements as your travel agent. It shall not be responsible and liable for any accident, loss, injury, anddamage to property in connection with any accommodation, transportation or other services resulting directly orindirectly from any occurrence or defects of vehicles, breakdown of equipment, acts of God, strikes, civildisturbances, theft, delay or cancellation or change in the itinerary. Baggage is at owner’s risk throughout the trip.
 
The company shall not held liable in any form on any health problem/s that may occur during the trip broughtabout by pre- existing illness/es, disclosed or undisclosed by the passenger to us. We reserves the right toterminate servicing any participant who in its opinion is prejudicing the harmony of the tour group, a burden to thegroup or for any reason by his/ her conduct hinders the successful operation of the tour. Payment of reservationfee/ total tour cost shall constitute to all the provisions in the tour booking, payment and cancellation policies andconditions of responsibilities stated herein. 

 

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