PILGRIMAGE TO SWITZERLAND, GERMANY, AUSTRIA, POLAND & CZECH REP.
-Featuring Oberammergau Passion Play 2022
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Travel arrangements by QS Travel & Tours Inc. affiliate of Queen Syrena Travel Inc.
3055 Dundas St. W., #4, Mississauga, ON L5L 3R8. Tel. 905.412.2242 or 1-800-565-3619
LAND ONLY/FLIGHTS ADD ON OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE
Under spiritual guidance of Fr Francis Salasiar C.S.C.
Pastor of St. Raphael’s Parish, Burlington, Ontario
WAITING LIST! Looking for one lady roommate!
May 12 – 24, 2022 13 days
Price: CA$5,390 (Taxes & Tips Incl.) for Toronto departure
Price: CA$5,590 (Taxes & Tips Incl.) for Thunder Bay departure
Price: CA$5,690 (Taxes & Tips Incl.) for Vancouver/Calgary departure
Price: CA$5,790 (Taxes & Tips Incl.) for Edmonton/Winnipeg departure
Price: US$4,890 (Taxes & Tips Incl.) for San Francisco departure
Price: CA$4,490 (Taxes & Tips Incl.) for Land Only
ADD ON FLIGHT FROM OTHER CANADIAN CITIES AVAILABLE
May 12 Depart Toronto for Zurich.
May 13 Upon arrival panoramic tour of Zurich. Mass. Late afternoon depart for Lucerne for dinner and overnight.
May 14 After breakfast, tour the city of Lucerne takes us to Lion Monument, the Cathedral and the Old Bridge. Afternoon, depart for Einsiedeln. The Shrine of Einsiedeln, a Benedictine Monastery established in the 10th century and dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Dinner and overnight.
May 15 After breakfast departure to the beautiful scenic village of Oberammergau, where we devote our afternoon and evening attending the famous Passion Play. In 1634 the Black Death decimated Europe’s population. Oberammergau remained untouched until a homesick villager returned one night, unknowingly bringing with him the dreaded plague. Almost 100 villagers died as a result. Frightened survivors vowed that if god saved them from the plague, once every 10 years they would re-enact the agony and crucifixion of Christ. From then on there were no further deaths from plague. The villagers fulfilled their pledge ever since. The play portrays the Passion of Christ – from the entry into Jerusalem to the Resurrection. Dinner and overnight.
May 16 In the morning, we are going to visit King Ludwig’s II of Bavaria fairy tale castle in Neuschwanstein which was commissioned by him as a retreat and as an homage to composer Richard Wagner (photo stop only, unless time permits otherwise). Afternoon, travel to Munich. Panoramic tour of Munich including Marienplaz, the old and the new City Hall, Bavarian Opera House and the Frauenkirche Cathedral. Mass. Continue to Salzburg for dinner and overnight.
May 17 After breakfast, half day tour in Salzburg begins with Mass at St. Peter’s Churchyard. Salzburg is compact and best explored on foot. Narrow, winding lanes and secluded passageways are evidence of its medieval roots. The heritage of the Catholic Church is evident in the Archbishop’s Residence and the decoration of the State Rooms, available for viewing. Visit the mighty Romanesque Cathedral, the Nonnberg Convent of Benedictine nuns, and the Fortress Hohensalzburg. Mass. Continue to Vienna, En route we stop in Mariazell (if time permits). Dinner and overnight in Vienna.
May 18 After breakfast we will enjoy a sightseeing of Vienna, home of Strauss and Mozart and one of the most beautiful cities in the world. We see the spectacular St. Stephen’s cathedral, where we celebrate Mass. At St. Stephen’s, we’ll see the miraculous image of Our Lady of Mariapocs, tour the Cathedral and its catacombs. Visit of the Schonbrunn Royal palace and summer house with 1,441 rooms including a Hall of Mirrors where Mozart performed at the age of six before a young Marie Antoinette. View of the Belvedere palace well known by its beautiful gardens. Back in the city center, we go to Karlsplatz with its Church of St. Charles Borromeo and Otto Wagner’s Stadtbahn pavilions. Somewhere along the way we will have a little coffee break to enjoy the famous Vienna pastries such as Sacher cake. Dinner and overnight in Vienna.
May 19 Today we travel from Vienna to Cracow. Mass and some free time. Dinner and overnight in Cracow.
May 20 Today we start our day with a visit to the famous Salt Mines of Wieliczka, a splendid 3-mile long underground complex of chambers, chapels and statues sculpted from salt. In the afternoon we explore Cracow, the ancient capital of Poland. We visit the Market Place, St. Mary’s Church, where you may pray before the extraordinary Wit Stwosz altar. The surroundings of the square have remained unchanged for almost 700 years and contain buildings of historic value such as the Town Hall Tower, the Cloth Hall and the Wawel Castle. Mass. Dinner and overnight in Cracow.
May 21 In the morning we visit Auschwitz, the notorious Nazi Concentration camp. We will see the cell that imprisoned St Maximilian Kolbe and the Martyrdom Museum recalling the horrors of the Holocaust and martyrdom of St. Edith Stein. In the afternoon we visit Lagiewniki – world known as “divine Mercy Shrine”. It is here that the message of Divine Mercy originated, which Christ himself wished to pass on to our Generation, through meditation of Sister Faustyna. Here we celebrate mass and visit the convent of St. Faustyna, her tomb and relics. Dinner and overnight.
May 22 Today we travel to Prague. En route we visit the Velehrad Monastery, Czech Republic. It can be said to be the spiritual heart of the Czech Republic, which had its Christian roots in the arrival of Saints Cyril and Methodius in 863 A.D. Pope John Paul II visited the monastery in 1990, his first visit outside the country. Continue to Prague for dinner and overnight.
May 23 Full day in Prague. We celebrate Mass at the Church of Our Lady of Victory and see the renowned statue of the Infant Jesus of Prague. We visit the Old Town by way of Golden Lane and then go to Lesser Town to see the medieval Charles Bridge. We also see St. Nicholas Church, the Astronomic Clock, and the Prague Castle district where we tour St. Vitus Cathedral. Dinner and overnight in Prague.
May 24 Today our tour comes to the end. After breakfast we get transferred to the airport for flight to Toronto.
TOUR COST CAD$5,390.00 INCLUDES:
– air transportation – hotel accommodation first class or superior tourist class based on double occupancy
– All taxes and tips
– 2 meals breakfast and dinner daily
– all sightseeing as per itinerary with English speaking guide
– Oberammergau Passion Play package
NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR:
– single supplement $750 (excluding the night on May 15 in Oberammergau)
– meals not specified, insurance, documentation
HOW TO BOOK:
First non refundable deposit of $500.00 per person is required at time of booking. Second deposit of $500.00 per person to be paid by Sep 30, 2021. Insurance must be purchased at time of booking.
BALANCE OF PAYMENT
Balance due is payable 105 days prior to departure
For late bookings /within 105 days/ full payment is due immediately.
If cancellation is necessary, please advise QS Travel & Tours immediately in writing. Cancellation charges are as follows:
Until September 30, 2021…………………………………$500.00 per person
105 days before departure …………………..…………..$1,000.00 per person
Between 105 and 90 days before departure ………. 50% of the total cost
90 days or less ……………………………………………. 100% of the total cost
IF YOU CHANGE YOUR BOOKING:
A $25 administration charge will be applied for changes you make to your booking outside the 90 days to departure period. Please note name changes are not allowed and such will be treated as cancellations.
IF QS TRAVEL & TOURS CHANGES YOUR BOOKING:
QS Travel & Tours will advise you of any change we feel significantly alters the holiday which you have purchased from us. Occasionally, changes might occur close to departure time. In such cases, you will be notified as early as possible. Due to circumstances beyond our control, the local tour operator may have to make last minute changes in hotel or schedule. In case the standard of the accommodation is changed, QS Travel & Tours will offer the choice of a full and immediate refund or comparable alternate travel services acceptable to you.
No refund or adjustment can be made for any portion of holiday not used.
GOOD VALUE AND EXPECTATIONS:
The Ministry of Consumer Relations requires that Ontarians traveling abroad be advised that they may encounter different living standards and practices than those at home.
In the event of a change in our flight times, with or without notice, we cannot accept responsibility for any special connecting fares which you might purchase and which cannot be changed without penalty.
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One piece of luggage of 23kg per person plus a carry-on-bag /weighting not more than 5 kg/
All flight times are subject to change with or without prior notice to the passengers or his/her agent. QS Travel & Tours does not accept liability for missed connection or any expenses resulting from an off-schedule, rescheduled or late flight operations.
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TRAVEL INSURANCE (pp dbl occupancy)(tax included)
Age/Type of insurance All inclusive Trip cancellation/Interuption Covid-19
(Covid-19 incl.) (Covid-19 incl.) only
- Age: 0-59 $416.41 $372.13 $29.77
- 60-64 $516.25 $459.01 $45.37
- 65-69 $594.01 $508.69 $45.37
- 70-74 $680.55 $576.87 $90.87
Insurance rates subject to change any time.
Once purchased insurance premiums are not refundable.
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