PILGRIMAGE TO CZECH REPUBLIC, POLAND, HUNGARY & THE HOLY LAND


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Tour Information

UNDER SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE -TBA

Date: Oct 5 – 20, 2020 16 days
Price: CA$4,590 (taxes & tips included) for Toronto departure

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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

Itinerary

Oct 05 Depart Toronto for Prague.

Oct 06 Upon arrival, we start our tour at the Castle District, where we see the 14th century gothic St. Vitus Cathedral, St. George Basilica and the Golden Way: a picturesque street lined with tiny houses built into the castle’s fortifications in the 16th century. Mass. Dinner and overnight in Prague.

Oct 07 Morning mass at the Church of Our Lady of Victory hosting statue of the Infant Jesus of Prague. We continue our tour to Lesser Town, cross the medieval Charles Bridge, lined with statues of Catholic saints and see the landmarks of Prague’s Old Town – the Town Hall with the world famous Astronomical Clock and the Church of Our Lady before Týn. Some free time for shopping in the afternoon. Continue to Brno for dinner and overnight.

Oct 08 After breakfast, travel to Krakow. We visit Auschwitz, one of the extermination camps built and operated by Nazi Germany in occupied Poland during World War II. 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 the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy. Here we celebrate Mass and visit the convent where St. Faustyna Kowalska lived and see her tomb and relics. Dinner and overnight in Cracow.

Oct 09 Today we visit Wieliczka, one of the biggest tourist attractions in Poland. The Salt Mines of Wieliczka is a magnificent complex of chambers, chapels, lakes and statues sculpted from salt. Mass in one of the underground chapels. In the afternoon we explore Cracow, the ancient capital of Poland. We visit the Main Square, the Market Place, containing many buildings of historical value, such as: The Town Hall Tower, the Cloth Hall and St. Mary’s Church with the extraordinary Wit Stwosz altar. We also see the Wawel Castle, the Wawel Cathedral and the crypt containing tombs of many Polish monarchs. Dinner and overnight.

Oct 10 After breakfast, depart for our scenic motor coach ride to Budapest. En route, stop at Wadowice – the birthplace of St. Pope John Paul II. We can see the house where Karol Wojtyla was born on May 18, 1920 and we visit the church where he was baptized, served as an altar boy and prayed daily before miraculous picture of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Dinner and overnight in Budapest.

Oct 11 After breakfast, sightseeing in Budapest: The Heroes’ Square, the Vajdahunyad castle, the Pescadores tower, St. Matthew’s Church, The City Opera with the panorama view of the city. Some free time in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight in Budapest.

Oct 12 Morning: Holy Mass at St. Stephen’s Cathedral where relics of Hungary’s saint kings’ rest. Visit to the Island of St. Margaret. Afternoon: Bus trip down the river Danube to Esztergom – the residence of the Head of the Church in Hungary, with stops in Visegrad – an ancient seat of Hungarian kings, and in Szentendre – a picturesque place on the bank of the river Danube.

Oct 13 Morning, depart Budapest for Tel Aviv. Upon arrival, transfer to Nazareth for dinner and overnight.

Oct 14 After breakfast we will travel by boat on the Sea of Galilee, visit Capernaum, home of St.Peter and the site of Christ’s preaching, see the Church of Multiplication with its beautiful 5th century fish mosaic and the Church of St. Peter’s Primacy. Celebrate mass on Mt. Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered his famous Sermon on the Mount. Dinner and overnight in Nazareth.

Oct 15 This morning we start our tour with visiting Nazareth and the Basilica of Annunciation, Mary’s Well and St. Joseph‘s carpentry shop. On to Cana – the site of Jesus’ first miracle, where couples will be able to renew their marriage vows. In the afternoon, we ascent Mount Tabor – the Mount of Transfiguration. Dinner and overnight in Nazareth.

Oct 16 Today depart for Jericho, oldest city in the world. En route we visit Haifa and Mt. Carmel the ”burning place” where Elijah called the fire down to confound the prophets of Baal. Celebrate mass in Stella Maris (Star of the Sea) Church. Afternoon journey takes us to the Ein Karem, a serene, picturesque Jerusalem suburbs, the birthplace of St. John the Baptist and the Church of Visitation. Dinner and overnight in Jericho.

Oct 17 Today we descent to the Dead Sea– the lowest place on earth (423 meters below sea level). The area around the Dead Sea was one of the world’s first health resorts. The salt and the minerals from the Dead Sea are used to create cosmetics and sachets which are well known around the world. Time to enjoy the sun and “swim” in the Dead Sea. In the afternoon we stop for renewal of our baptismal vows at Qasr El Yahud, baptismal site on Jordan River, where according to tradition, Jesus was baptized by St. John the Baptist. Also, we stop at monastery on Mount of Temptation, in Qumran, where Dead Sea scrolls where found and we see Sycamore Tree in Jericho. Dinner and overnight in Jericho.

Oct 18 After breakfast we visit Bethlehem where Jesus was born. We visit the oldest church in the Holy Land, the Church of Nativity at Manger Square, built over Manger cave. We celebrate Christmas mass here. We also see Crusader’s Cloister, the Grotto of St. Jerome and Shepherd Field. In the afternoon we visit the Mount of Olives, Dominus Flevit Church where Jesus cried upon prophesying the destruction of the Temple, walk through the Garden of Gethsamane, pray at the Church of all Nations and the Pater Noster Church. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Oct 19 We start our day with the Stations of the Cross on Via Dolorosa (Way of Sorrows). We walk the same pathway Jesus walked from Pilate’s Judgment Hall, where he was condemned to death in Calvary, the site of his crucifixion presently inside Holy Sepulchre Church. Mass in one of Jerusalem churches. In the afternoon we continue tour of Jerusalem and we visit the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu, built on the site of the House of the High Priest Calaphas, where Jesus was imprisoned for a night. We also visit the Dormition Abbey, St. Ann’s Church and Pool of Bethesda. We experience an inspiring visit to Mount Zion, home to King David’s tomb and the Upper Room where the Last Supper is said to have taken place. We also stop at Western Wall, the holiest Jewish site in the world. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Oct 20 Morning transfer to airport in Tel Aviv for our flight return to Toronto.

 

** THE ITINERARY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND MAY VARY IN THE ORDER YOU VISIT**

TOUR COST CA$4,590 INCLUDES:

  • Air transportation.
  • Hotel accommodation first class or superior tourist class based on double occupancy.
  • 2 meals daily breakfast and dinner.
  • All sightseeing as per itinerary with English speaking guide.
  • All tips in restaurants and hotels.
  • Airport taxes and tips to bus driver and guides

NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR:
-Meals not specified, insurance, documentation, city taxes.
-Single supplement $800.

HOW TO BOOK:
A non refundable deposit of $300.00 per person is required at time of booking. Insurance must be purchased at time of booking.

BALANCE OF PAYMENT
Balance due is payable 60 days prior to departure For late bookings /within 60 days/ full payment is due immediately.

CANCELLATION:
If cancellation is necessary, please advise QS Travel & Tours immediately in writing. Cancellation charges are as follows:
60 days before departure ……………………………….$300.00 per person
Between 60 and 45 days before departure ………………. 50% of the total cost
45 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 60 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. We reserve the right to substitute any of the hotel with hotels in similar or better category. First class twin-bedded rooms with private facilities are used.

UNUSED SERVICES:
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.

FLIGHT CONNECTIONS:
QS Travel & Tours sells holidays from and returning to Toronto only. 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.

TRAVEL DOCUMENTATION:
A valid Canadian passport is required for all visits outside of Canada. It is the sole responsibility of the passenger to ensure proper and valid documentation. Failure to provide valid documentation may result in denied boarding of the aircraft and cancellation of your flight arrangements without refund. If you are holding a passport other than Canadian, please contact QS Travel & Tours to determine whether or not a visa is required for entry into the country you will be visiting.

BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE
One piece of luggage of 23kg per person plus a carry-on-bag /weighting not more than 5 kg/

FLIGHT TIMES
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 offschedule, rescheduled or late flight operations.

PRICES
Prices in this brochure are given in Canadian dollars unless otherwise stated. Prices are correct at the time of going to press. In the event of any change beyond QS Travel & Tours control, including but not limited to increase in the price of fuel, currency fluctuations affecting our costs, or increases in government taxes or levies. QS Travel & Tours reserves the right to surcharge the passenger/s up to 7% of a tour cost

LIABILITY
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION
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INSURANCE
All-Inclusive: Cancellation, Medical, Baggage, Life.

  • Age: 0-59 $359.64
  • 60-64 $446.04
  • 65-69 $524.88
  • 70-75 $567.80

Cancellation only

  • Age: 0-59 $305.64
  • 60-64 $375.84
  • 65-69 $420.12
  • 70-75 $439.56

Insurance rates subject to change any time.
Once purchased insurance premiums are not refundable.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL:
Tel 905.412.2242 or 1-800-565-3619
Email: group@qstours.com

 

St Vitus, Prague Castle and Hradcany District, Prague, Czech Republic

St Vitus, Prague Castle and Hradcany District, Prague, Czech Republic

Vintage retro hipster style travel image of panorama view of Vltava river and Gradchany (Prague Castle) and St. Vitus Cathedral and Charles bridge an people in paddle boats in the Prague, Czech Republic

Vintage retro hipster style travel image of panorama view of Vltava river and Gradchany (Prague Castle) and St. Vitus Cathedral and Charles bridge an people in paddle boats in the Prague, Czech Republic

The Infant Jesus of Prague

The Infant Jesus of Prague

Salt decorations in Wieliczka Salt Mine, Krakow. It was one of the world’s oldest operating salt mines and is placed on the original UNESCO roster of World Heritage Sites

View of Buda side of Budapest with the Buda Castle, St. Matthias and Fishermen’s Bastion

Hungarian Parliament view from fishermen Bastion in Budapest

Collage of Israel landmarks -old Jerusalem,Bahai temple at Haifa

Roman Catholic chapel at Mount of Beatitudes near Lake Kinneret, Israel.

Roman Catholic chapel at Mount of Beatitudes near Lake Kinneret, Israel.

The shore of the sea of Galilee

Boat on the sea of Galilee

Boat on the sea of Galilee

Yardenit, Israel - January 21: Christian pilgrims ritual baptism in the waters of the Jordan River. Pilgrims enter the water, dressed in special white christening shirt

Yardenit, Israel -Christian pilgrims ritual baptism in the waters of the Jordan River. Pilgrims enter the water, dressed in special white christening shirt

The Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth

The Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth

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A beautiful picture of the Bahai Gardens in Haifa Israel.

A beautiful picture of the Bahai Gardens in Haifa Israel.

Dead Sea

 

Church of All Nations and Mary Magdalene Convent on the Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, israel

Church of All Nations and Mary Magdalene Convent on the Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Israel

Skyline of the Old City at he Western Wall and Temple Mount in Jerusalem, Israel.

Skyline of the Old City at he Western Wall and Temple Mount in Jerusalem, Israel.