PILGRIMAGE TO ITALY, FRANCE, MONACO, SPAIN & PORTUGAL

images

For Brochure/Registration form, please CLICK HERE

Tour Information

UNDER SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE OF REV. SAJU OREETHAPARAMBIL, C. Ss. R. PASTOR OF ST. CHARLES GARNIER PARISH IN HAMILTON, ON (Sep 17-19) and FR. MASSILLAMANI (MANI) ZACHARIAS, ASSOCIATE PASTOR HOLY MARTYRS OF JAPAN PARISH BRADFORD, ON (Sep 20-29)

Date: Sep 17 – 29, 2021  13 days
Price: CA$3,990. (Taxes & Tips Incl.) for Toronto departure
Price: CA$3,090. (Taxes & Tips Incl.) for Land Only
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

Sep 17 Departure Toronto by direct flight to Venice.

Sep 18 Morning in Venice, we are transferred by private boat to the Square of St Mark, where we visit the magnificent Basilica, Doges Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. Some free time for shopping. Dinner and overnight in Venice.

Sep 19 Morning, we travel to Padua and celebrate mass at the Basilica dedicated to St. Anthony. St. Anthony is buried here in the small church of Santa Maria Mater Domini, which was incorporated into the present basilica as the Chapel of the Dark Madonna. Afternoon, travel to Milan for dinner & overnight.

Sep 20 After breakfast, panoramic tour of Milan. It takes us to the Duomo, one of the biggest and grandest Gothic cathedrals in the world, Dominican convent Santa Maria delle Grazie La Scala Opera House and Basilica Saint Ambrogio one of the oldest churches in Milan. Transfer to Turin.we visit the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, where one of Christianity’s holiest artifacts, the Shroud of Turin, is kept.  Dinner and overnight in Turin.

Sep 21 After breakfast, travel to Monte Carlo with its Cathedral where Princess Grace was married and is now buried. Mass. Continue to Avignon for dinner & overnight.

Sep 22 After breakfast, we visit the ancient walled city and see the Notre Dame Des Doms Cathedral, the Popes Palace and world famous Avignon Bridge – Pont St. Benezet. Mass. Transfer to Lourdes. Upon arrival dinner, procession with candles and overnight.

Sep 23 Full day in Lourdes. Time to visit the Grotto of Massabielle, two Basilicas and participate in the Way of the Cross. Time for baths and visit to the “Cachot” where Bernadette lived with her family in great poverty at the time of apparitions. Mass. After dinner procession with candles. Overnight in Lourdes.

Sep 24 After breakfast, we travel to Bilbao, an industrial port city in northern Spain, is surrounded by green mountains. Upon arrival, guided tour of the city takes us to Santiago Cathedral – A Gothic church built in 1379 and Basilica of Begoña – Contains the image of the Virgen de Begoña, the patron saint of Vizcaya. Dinner and overnight in Burgos/Leon.

Sep 25 Morning, tour the city of Leon. We visit Leon Cathedra and Basílica de San Isidoro. Afternoon, continue to Santiago de Compostela for dinner and overnight.

Sep 26 After breakfast, we have guided walking tour of Santiago de Compostela including the Shrine of St. James. Santiago de Compostela has been one of the most popular Christian pilgrimage destinations since 11th century. After private mass, we travel to Braga. In the city center, medieval Braga Cathedral is home to a sacred art museum and the Gothic-style Kings’ Chapel. Nearby, the imposing Archbishop’s Palace overlooks Santa Barbara Garden. Dinner and overnight in Braga.

Sep 27 After breakfast, we visit Bom Jesus do Monte complex has a neoclassical church atop an elaborate 17-flight stairway.  Later, travel to Fatima. En route, stop at Porto; explore the city’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic center, seeing Baroque churches, such as Igreja do Carmo (Igreja do Carmo connected to its twin church by a house, this baroque church has a well-known tiled side facade) and the incredible Porto Cathedral. Hear of Moorish invasions and see some of the city’s more modern highlights, like the wine cellars where its famous Port (fortified wine) is aged, and its iconic iron bridge – Ponte de Dom Luis I. Dinner and overnight in Fatima.

Sep 28 Full day in Fatima, famous for the apparitions of our Lady of the Rosary that appeared to three shepherd children: Lucia dos Santos and her two cousins. We are going to visit the Apparition Chapel, the Basilica that contains the tombs of two younger children and the houses where Francisco, Jacinta and Lucia used to live. Mass. Dinner and overnight in Fatima.

Sep 29 After breakfast transfer to Lisbon airport for our flight back to Toronto via Montreal.

TOUR COST CA$3,990.00 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, tips to bus driver & guides, city taxes in Italy.

NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR:
-Single Supplement $700
-meals not specified, insurance, documentation.

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. 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.

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
QS Travel & Tours Inc. is a tour operator and has made the advertised holiday arrangements with the airline/s/, hotel/s/, cruiseship/s/, other operator/s/ and other. Each of these organizations has its own specific terms and conditions for doing business and you will be bound by them. QS Travel & Tours accepts no responsibility for /A/ the acts or omissions of any party/ies/ other than QS Travel & Tours employees./B/failure by the passenger to be properly documented; /C/ failure by the passenger to comply with departure or joining or baggage requirements;/D/ aircraft delays, government actions, priests change their commitments as spiritual directors, etc, act/s/ of God or any factor beyond our direct control; /E/ cancellation or delay to any tour or holiday or change to the itinerary; /F/ expenses resulting from lost or damaged baggage. QS Travel & Tours accepts no responsibility for additional expenses due to delays or changes in air, rail, road, sea or other service, quarantine, sickness, war, weather or other causes All such expenses will have to be borne by the passengers. QS Travel & Tours reserves the right to refuse any person as a member of these tours at its sole discretion. QS Travel & Tours reserves the right to cancel any or all departure/s/ with or without prior notice and QS Travel & Tours sole responsibility shall be to refund all monies paid for such cancelled departures. The laws and courts which govern this contract are those of the Province of Ontario.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
When you book you QS Travel & Tours, an agreement is made between you and QS Travel & Tours and others who will provide services. Please read carefully the information on this page for it sets out the conditions governing the provision of these holidays.

INSURANCE
Cancellation, Medical, Baggage, Life.

  • Up to age 59 $306.72
  • Age: 60-64 $379.08
  • Age: 65-69 $440.64
  • Age: 70-74 $473.04

Cancellation only

  • Up to age 59 $266.76
  • Age: 60-64 $326.16
  • Age: 65-69 $362.88
  • Age: 70-74 $376.92

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

Saint Anthony church in Padova, Italy – by night

Duomo, Milan


 

Bom Jesus do Monte Monastery, Braga, Portugal. Bright Blue Sky

Two portuguese churches in Porto. What looks like just one big church is actually two connected by what is one of the world’s narrowest houses – just 1 meter wide. To the left is Carmelitas Church and to the right is Carmo Church.

Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima in Portugal and over her big blue sky