PILGRIMAGE TO ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, IRELAND AND WALES – Featuring the Passion Play at Oberammergau in Germany
Travel arrangements by QS Travel & Tours Inc. affiliate of Queen Syrena Travel Inc.
3055 Dundas St. W., #4, Mississauga, ON L5L 3R8. Tel. 905.412.3355 or 1-800-565-3619
Under spiritual guidance of Rev. William Kornacker, St. Angela Merici Parish, Windsor, ON
Tour Coordinator: Dr. Tina Vergel de Dios
Date: May 11 to 23, 2020 13 days
Price: CA$5,490 for Toronto departure (Taxes & Tips Incl.) 8 SEATS AVAILABLE!
Price: US$4,890 for San Francisco departure (Taxes & Tips Incl.) 8 SEATS AVAILABLE!
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May 11 DAY 1 Monday Depart Toronto to London by direct flight.
May 12 DAY 2 Tuesday From Heathrow Airport, there will be a panoramic tour of London which includes Trafalgar Square, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Tower of London. Then we travel to Aylesford in Kent County for the relics of St. Simon Stock who was entrusted the Scapular of Mount Carmel by the Blessed Virgin Mary. Visit the National Shrine of St. Jude adjacent to Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Faversham. Then we visit the Canterbury Cathedral where St. Thomas Becket was murdered by the knights of King Henry II on December 29, 1170. Brief stop for Choral evensong at St. Paul’s Cathedral if time permits. Dinner and overnight in London.
May 13 DAY 3 Wednesday visit Westminster Cathedral. After visiting Westminster Abbey, we go to Buckingham Palace to watch the Changing of the Guard Ceremony if available, then visit the interior of the Palace. We visit the Windsor Castle. Overnight in Oxford.
May 14 DAY 4 Thursday Oxford known for its university founded in 1167 with 38 colleges , where Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman soon to be canonized, converted to the Catholic faith and C. S. Lewis at the prodding of J. R. R. Tolkien became a Christian. Pass by Stratford-Upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare, on to the quaint rural villages of the Cotswolds. Visit one of the oldest Catholic churches in the U.K., the Church of Our Lady and the English Martyrs in Cambridge, famous for its university with 32 colleges, founded in 1209 with famous alumni like Lord Tennyson, Lord Byron, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and A. A. Milne’s Winnie- the- Pooh. Visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham and the Slipper Chapel. On to York.
May 15 DAY 5 Friday visit St. Joseph Church in York. Guided tour of York including the Shambles and the York Minstrel. To Durham Cathedral to venerate the tomb of Venerable Bede and the relic of St. Cuthbert, a most beloved English saint. Continue to Scotland to visit Roslyn Chapel. Panoramic tour of Edinburgh. Check in the hotel, depart for a traditional Scottish evening with dinner.
May 16 DAY 6 Saturday visit St. Mary’s Catholic Cathedral in Edinburgh, then guided panoramic tour of Edinburgh, walk the Royal Mile then visit Edinburgh Castle. See the impressive castle of Stirling. Continue to the scenic landscape of Loch Lomond and the Trossach’s National Park. Visit the National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes in Carfin near Glasgow. Overnight in Glasgow.
May 17 DAY 7 Sunday Depart Glasgow for the Lake District, the finest of England’s National Parks, passing through Grasmere, home of the poet William Wordsworth. Attend the 11:15 AM Mass at Our Lady of Windermere and St. Herbert in Windermere. Travel to Chester, an ancient Roman town in the River Dee, with black and white half-timbered buildings and the “Rows”, and visit St. Werburgh Catholic Cathedral. Overnight in the Beatles’ Liverpool.
MAY 18 DAY 8 Monday Depart Liverpool to the village of Betws-y-Coed in Wales to the scenic Snowdonia National Park. Cross the Menai Bridge. Brief stop at Llanfairpwilgwyngyll. On to Anglesey. Take the ferry at Holyhead, Wales to Dublin. Visit Trinity College. Overnight in Dublin, Ireland.
May 19 Day 9 Tuesday Depart Dublin to visit the tomb of St. Patrick on the grounds of Down Cathedral in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland. Continue to Armargh to visit St. Patrick Catholic Cathedral. We visit the National Shrine and Sanctuary of Our Lady of Knock for the Virgin Mary’s apparition on August 21, 1879. Overnight in Galway.
May 20 DAY 10 Wednesday Visit the Galway Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption and St. Nicholas. Continue to the charming village of Adare, close by Limerick. Then via Tipperary to the spectacular Rock of Cashel, also called St. Patrick’s Rock, composed of Medieval buildings dating back to 12th to 13thc set on a limestone outcrop, a Round Tower, High Cross, Gothic Cathedral, the original Cross of St. Patrick. Pass through Kilkenny to the Monastic site of Glendalough, if time permits, the center of Irish Celtic Christianity founded by St. Kevin. Overnight in Dublin.
May 21 DAY 11 Thursday From Dublin, we take our flight to Munich. There will be a guided tour of Munich. Visit a Catholic church in Marianplatz.
May 22 Day 12 Friday Depart from Munich for the small picturesque Bavarian village of Oberammergau where the Passion of Christ has been enacted every ten years in a Play since 1634 from a vow to save the town from further ravage of the plague. A long-awaited, lifetime experience, incredibly attracting visitors worldwide with a cast made up exclusively of local villagers with impeccable performance.
May 23 DAY 13 Saturday Today, we board our flight from Munich back to Toronto by direct flight. Thank the Lord God for everything.
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