MARIAN SHRINES PILGRIMAGE TOUR

ITALY, FRANCE, SPAIN and PORTUGAL with Pilgrimage Chaplain
Travel Date: October 08 – October 25, 2018
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Base on Twin/Triple Sharing

Itinerary

  • OCT 08: Cebu / Manila - Rome

    Depart Cebu bound for Rome.

  • OCT 9: Rome (D)

    Meet upon arrival and transfer to your Hotel. Check into Hotel. Half day Guided Vatican City tour. Our day begins with a guided visit to one of the great art collections in the world, the Vatican Museums. We see the Tapestries Gallery, the Belvedere with its marvelous classical statues, the rooms wonderfully frescoed by Raphael, and Michelangelo’s masterpiece the Sistine Chapel, which was recently restored to its original splendor. In the afternoon, we will visit and celebrate Mass at Santa Maria Sopra Minerva Church with its tombs of Fra’ Angelico and St. Catherine of Siena. Next we arrive at and tour the Church of the Gesu’, mother church of the Jesuit Order, which contains the remains of its founder St. Ignatius of Loyola. Finally, we enjoy some free time near the Spanish Steps in Piazza di Spagna. Overnight in Rome. (D)

  • OCT 10: Rome (B/D)

    Breakfast at the hotel. Early transfer to Vatican for Papal Audience, In the afternoon proceed to visit the 3 major basilicas; St John Latern, Santa Maria Maggiore, St Paul outside the walls. Dinner & overnight in Rome.

  • OCT 11: ROME - SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO (B/D)

    Breakfast at Hotel, today proceed to San Giovanni by vehicle, on arrival visit the convent of Santa Maria della Grazie, and see the incorruptible body of St. Padre Pio. This is a famous destination for devotees seeking for his intercessions. Overnight in San Giovanni. (B/D)

  • OCT 12: SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO - LANCIANO - LORETO (B/D)

    Breakfast at Hotel, Today proceed to Loreto on arrival see the House of the Holy Family in Loreto and spend some time for private devotion. In Lanciano, visit the shrine of Eucharistic Miracle at San Francesco Church and witness the transformed bread and wine into flesh and blood at the altar. Overnight in Loreto. (B/D)

  • OCT 13: LORETO - ASSISI - PISA (B/D)

    Breakfast at Hotel, today proceed to Pisa before take stop Assisi and visit the Basilica where the tomb of Saint Francis is located. Later continue your tour to Pisa and witness the world famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. Overnight at Hotel. (B/D)

  • OCT 14: PISA - MONTE CARLO - CANNES – NICE (B/D)

    Breakfast at Hotel, Today enjoy the French and Italian Scenery on the way to Monaco and visit the Cathedral de Monaco, the parliament and the magnificent gardens. Later enjoy the view of the French Riviera as you drive through Cannes the home of the world famous Cannes Film Festival is an amazing French Riviera city which is a popular destination for honeymooners. and arrive in Nice check in to your hotel. Overnight in Nice.

  • OCT 15: NICE - LYON (B/D)

    Breakfast at Hotel, Today Witness a brief look of the Cathedral on Fourviere Hill and the Murales. Cannes the home of the world famous Cannes Film Festival is an amazing French Riviera city which s a popular destination for Honeymooners. Witness the magnificent coastlines and wonderful flowers and later discover the sights of lyon, and enjoy an orientation drive through the old town between the Saone Rivers & Rhone(B/D)

  • OCT 16: LYON - PARIS (B/D)

    Breakfast at Hotel, today proceed to Paris. Overnight in Paris. (B/D)

  • OCT 17: PARIS (B/D)

    Breakfast at Hotel. Today you will be taking the Paris Guided Panoramic City Tour. This excursion will enable you to discover Paris from three different viewpoints. The first being a one and half hour drive in the City. Second is a Boat Cruise down the Seine (Included), Taking you back through 2000 years of Parisian history. Finally, the third is a photo stop of the Eiffel Tower. The excursion will end at the Eiffel Tower. Later there will be time for shopping. Overnight in Paris. (B/D)

  • OCT 18: PARIS - LOURDES (B/D)

    Breakfast at Hotel, Day is free at leisure explore city on your own till departure transfer to train station to connect your train to Lourdes (Standard Train Travel Included). Upon arrival, transfer to your Hotel. Check into Hotel. Rest of the afternoon free at leisure. Overnights at Lourdes. (B/D)

  • OCT 19: LOURDES (B/D)

    Breakfast at Hotel. In the morning we will have a half day guided tour in Lourdes, in the afternoon free time for private devotion with a tour of the grotto, basilicas and sanctuaries. Immerse oneself at the baths healing waters and fill the bottles at the taps to take home. Visit the house of Bernadette and maybe shop around for souvenirs. Overnight. (B/D)

  • OCT 20: LOURDES - ZARAGOZA - MADRID (B/D)

    Breakfast at Hotel, Today appreciate the scenery as you drive to the apparition site of our lady of Lourdes, where the Blessed Virgin appeared to St. Berndette 18 times in 1858. Visit the grotto and spend some time for prayers. Later drive to the religious center of Zaragoza to visit the Basilica of Our Lady of Pilar built in 40 AD, when our Lady visited St James, bringing along a symbol of pillar used as cornerstone Later continue your tour to on arrival check to your hotel. Overnight in Madrid. (B/D)

  • OCT 21: MADRID (B/D)

    Breakfast at Hotel, Today proceed for half day city tour of Madrid During the 2 hour tour, we will visit the oldest districts in Madrid. Austrias, Plaza Mayor, Retiro park, The Borbones Area. Here we will see the Royal palace, Prado Museum, Cibeles fountain, Puerta de Alcala and Isabel’s.We will also visit some of the finest district; Salamanca, Castellana and Ciudad Universitaria, Las Ventas Bull Ring and Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. The rest of the day is free for leisure. Overnight Hotel. (B/D)

  • OCT 22: MADRID - AVILA - FÁTIMA (B/D)

    Breakfast at Hotel, Today proceed to Fatima via Acila and witness the beautiful walled city of Avila. In the 16th century, Teresa Ahumada was born and later formed the Discalced Carmelite Order. Walk along the traditional Spanish streets and pass by the church and convent of St Theresa de Jesus, built on the saint’s birthplace Later continue your to Fatima on arrival check to your hotel. Overnight in Fatima. (B/D)

  • OCT 23: FÁTIMA - SANTAREM - LISBON (B/D)

    Breakfast at Hotel, in the morning spend some time for private devotion at the Apparitions chapel, offer a lighted candle while you join the procession in honor of Our Lady of Fatima. Later proceed to Santarem and witness the Relic of the Bleeding Host at the church of St Stephen. Afterwards, board the coach for a journey to an apparition site, Fatima. Visit the Basilica and see the tombs of Jacinta, Lucia and Francisco. See the arrangement of the Berlin Wall at side of the apparition grounds on arrival in Lisbon enjoy a short orientation tour of Lisbon discover the city of 7 hills and all its typical quarters, passing of course in many of the traditional ways of the classic trams enjoy the ancient medieval quarters and 18th century Lisbon- rebuild after 1755 earthquake., If you get free time take walking tour of this beautiful city Visit the heart of both the old and new Lisbon, Take a look at the Obelisk in the Reatauradores Square, which commemorates the Restoration of Portugal’s independence. Overnight in Lisbon. (B/D)

  • OCT 24: LISBON - CEBU / MANILA (B)

    Breakfast at Hotel, Day free until departure transfer to Airport. (B)

  • OCT 25: ARRIVAL IN CEBU / MANILA

    Home Sweet home.

**Itinerary will be flexibly change base on local conditions**

What’s Included

● Roundtrip Economy Airfare
● Land transportation by deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach
● Hotel Accommodations in 3-4stars hotels
● Meals: B-Breakfast and D- Dinner (as indicated)
● Tours with local guide & entrance fees as specified
● Services of a Filipino Tour Leader all throughout the tour
● Pilgrim Chaplain throughout the tour
● Tour Kit with Bag
● Pre-departure briefing before the tour

What’s not included

● Airline Taxes: USD 150
● Travel Tax: PHP1,620
● Visa Fee: PHP 6,500.00
● Tipping: USD 160
● Insurance: USD63**
● City Tax USD40
● Lunches on tour (estimate Eur 8-10/meal)
● Transportation during free period
● Porterage for luggages
● Drinks and beverages ordered during meals
● Items of personal nature such as laundry, telephone, fax, Room service and other items not mentioned in the itinerary

REMARKS

All rates are subject to change without prior notice
Minimum 15 Adults
Group Departure
Deposit USD 300 per person (NON-REFUNDABLE)
Maximum 70 years old

+ INCLUSIONS

What’s Included

● Roundtrip Economy Airfare
● Land transportation by deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach
● Hotel Accommodations in 3-4stars hotels
● Meals: B-Breakfast and D- Dinner (as indicated)
● Tours with local guide & entrance fees as specified
● Services of a Filipino Tour Leader all throughout the tour
● Pilgrim Chaplain throughout the tour
● Tour Kit with Bag
● Pre-departure briefing before the tour

+ EXCLUSIONS

What’s not included

● Airline Taxes: USD 150
● Travel Tax: PHP1,620
● Visa Fee: PHP 6,500.00
● Tipping: USD 160
● Insurance: USD63**
● City Tax USD40
● Lunches on tour (estimate Eur 8-10/meal)
● Transportation during free period
● Porterage for luggages
● Drinks and beverages ordered during meals
● Items of personal nature such as laundry, telephone, fax, Room service and other items not mentioned in the itinerary

+ BOOKING CONDITIONS

REMARKS

All rates are subject to change without prior notice
Minimum 15 Adults
Group Departure
Deposit USD 300 per person (NON-REFUNDABLE)
Maximum 70 years old