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As Christians, we reach out to God in praise and in gratitude as well as to seek refuge in pain and turmoil. 2020 has truly been a tough year for all. But now more than ever, we need God’s voice to help us navigate our way in the midst of great uncertainties.

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DAY 00 – APR 17 (MON): MANILA TO ROME

DAY 01 – APR 18 (TUE): ROME / ARRIVAL (B,D)

Highlights: Classical Rome: Piazza Venezia, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps. Have a photo stop at the Coliseum.  Afterwards check-in in your hotel. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

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DAY 02 – APR 19 (WED): ROME (B,D)

Highlights: St. Peter's Square to attend the Papal Audience, Vatican Museums (frescoes of Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel), St. Peter Square. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

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DAY 03 – APR 20 (THU): ROME / MONTECASSINO / SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO (B,D)

Highlights: Montecassino, Benedictine rule of “Ora et Labora,” San Giovanni Rotondo: Padre Pio’s incorrupt body in the Church of Our Lady of Grace. Dinner and overnight in hotel. 

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DAY 04 – APR 21 (FRI): SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO / LANCIANO / ASSISI (B,D)

Highlights: Church of Our Lady of Grace, St. Pio of Pietrelcina, Lanciano: Sanctuary of the Eucharistic Miracle. Continue to Assisi. Arrival, dinner and overnight in hotel. 

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DAY 05 – APR 22 (SAT): ASSISI / FLORENCE / (via flight) LISBON  (B,D)

Highlights: St. Francis Basilica, Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli (where “Portiuncola” is located). Florence, airport to take the flight to Lisbon. Transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight. 

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DAY 06 – APR 23 (SUN): LISBON / SANTARÉM / FATIMA (B,D)

Highlights: Half-day tour of Lisbon: Jeronimos Monastery & St. Anthony de Padua. Then transfer to Santarém: Sanctuary of the Eucharistic Miracle. Transfer to Fatima. Arrival for dinner/overnight in hotel.

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DAY 07 - APR 24 (MON): FATIMA (B,D)

Highlights: Our Lady of Fatima Basilica, tombs of Francisco and Jacinta, & Candlelight Procession. Dinner & overnight in hotel.  

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DAY 08 – APR 25 (TUE): FATIMA / SALAMANCA / AVILA (B,D)

Highlights: Salamanca: Cathedral & the famous University (all external visits). Then we’ll continue to Avila. Arrival for dinner and overnight in hotel.

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DAY 09 – APR 26 (WED): AVILA / MADRID (B,D)

Highlights:  Half-day tour of Avila: Avila Cathedral. Proceed to Madrid: Spain’s Almudena Cathedral, Plaza Mayor, the Royal Place, Gran Via, Paseo de la Castellana, Barrio Salamanca, Plaza de Castilla and Parque del Oeste. See the Church of St. Isidore with his incorrupt body. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

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DAY 10 – APR 27 (THU): MADRID / ZARAGOZA / BARCELONA (B,D)

Highlights: Zaragoza: Basilica of the miraculous Nuestra Señora del Pilar. Barcelona: check-in in your hotel. Dinner and overnight in hotel.  

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DAY 11 – APR 28 (FRI): BARCELONA / MONTSERRAT / BARCELONA (B,D)

Highlights: Monastery of Montserrat, Royal Basilica, Black Madonna, “Escalonia” by the children’s choir. Barcelona: The Sagrada Familia. Dinner and overnight in hotel in Barcelona.  

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DAY 12 – APR 29 (SAT): BARCELONA / GIRONA (B,D)

Highlight:  Girona, free time to explore the city. Dinner and overnight in hotel.  

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DAY 13 – APR 30 (SUN) – GIRONA / CARCASSONNE / LOURDES (B,D)

Highlights:  Carcassonne, city tour (all external visits). Transfer to Lourdes.  Dinner & overnight in hotel.

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DAY 14 - MAY 01 (MON) – LOURDES (B,D)

Highlights: Eucharistic Celebration, bathe in the miraculous water, Stations of the, Grotto, the Sanctuary, the house of St. Bernadette. Dinner and overnight in hotel in Lourdes.

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DAY 15 – MAY 02 (TUE) - LOURDES / PARIS (train TGV) (B,D)

Highlights: TGV train to Paris. Transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight. 

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DAY 16 – MAY 03 (WED) – PARIS (B,D)

Highlights: Paris: Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, St. Catherine Laboure, ruins of the Cathedral of Notre Dame and Sacred Heart Church, cruise along the River Seine. Farewell dinner & overnight in Paris.

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DAY 17 – MAY 04 (THU) - PARIS / DEPARTURE (B)

Buffet breakfast. Free day for own leisure until transfer going to airport for departure.

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INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

  • International Airfare, Standard Economy

  • 30 kg Bag check-in – Economy class

  • Flight: Florence to Lisbon, with 23 kg bag check-in

  • Accommodation (3***S/4****), in tw/dble rms

  • HOTEL: All City Taxes, Service charges, & Porterage

  • Baggage handling IN/OUT in the hotels (1 big piece of luggage each)

  • MEALS: 16 BF (B) and 16 (D) in hotel

  • Welcome breakfast (B) in Rome on the first day

  • Pitcher of water during meals

  • Deluxe private motorcoach

  • Road taxes, parking fees & special permissions to enter cities

  • 12. Tour Director throughout the pilgrimage

  • 13. Assistance: transfers IN/OUT (5 times)

  • 14. City tours with English-speaking local guides: (a) Rome (2HD), (b) Assisi (1HD), (c) Lisbon (1HD), (d) Salamanca (1HD), (e) Avila (1HD), (f) Madrid  (1HD), (g) Barcelona (1HD), (h) Carcassonne (1HD), (i) Lourdes (1HD), (j) Paris (1HD)

  • 15. Entrances with pre-booking to:

- Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel in Rome          

- Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon 

-  Avila Cathedral;   

- Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

  • 1Headphones to visit the Basilicas in Rome and Assisi

  • 1 second class ticket for the TGV train Lourdes/Paris

  • Seine River Cruise in Paris

  • Booking of the tickets for the Papal Audience in Rome (on Wed, depending on Papal health & schedule)

  • Chaplain from Manila

  • Booking of the daily Holy Mass

  • Tour Escort from Manila

  • 1 bottle of mineral water 500 ml

  • FREE Visa Assistance

  • Pre-departure briefing

EXCLUDED FROM THE PRICE:

  • Int’l. Airline & Airport Taxes/Fees  =  US$ 199 PP

  • Domestic Airline & Airport Taxes/Fees  =  US$ 126 PP

  • Tipping: Tour Director, Tour Guides (during City Tour), & Driver = US$ 220 PP

  • Visa Fee, Appointment Fee, Courier Fee, Biometrics Fee

  • Travel Insurance w/ Coverage for COVID-19 – US$ 45 PP (Surcharge applies for 76 y.o. & above)

  • ALL lunches

  • Drinks during meals, as indicated above

  • All Train & Airport Porterage

  • RT-PCR tests (if applicable)

  • All what is not specifically mentioned in the inclusions

SCHEDULE OF VISA SUBMISSION: JAN 30, 2023

 

TERMS of PAYMENT:

  • $ 500 – NON-Refundable deposit/pax

  • 100% – upon visa approval  

 

RATE PER PERSON:

  • Min. 45–50: US$ 3998 / person

  • Min. 40–44: US$ 4098 / person

  • Min. 30–39: US$ 4398 / person

  • Min. 25–29: US$ 4598 / person

 

Single Room Suppl: US$ 850 PP

 

KIND NOTICES:

  • THERE IS NO REFUND FOR ANY UNUSED SERVICES

  • Group size is 45 pilgrims.

  • Payment is in US$.  Airline Exchange Rate

 

Cancellation Policy:

  • 50% cancellation fee 90 days before departure

  • 75% cancellation fee 60 days before departure