PILGRIMAGE TO ITALY, SWITZERLAND, BELGIUM, GERMANY, FRANCE, LUXEMBOURG & HOLLAND

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

Date: Sep 17 – 28, 2021 12 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. Late afternoon, transfer to Einsiedeln for dinner and overnight.

Sep 21 Morning, tour the city of Einsiedeln, visit the Shrine of Einsiedeln, a Benedictine Monastery, established in the 10th century and dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Afternoon, excursion to Lucerne, picturesque getaway sited on Lake Lucerne embedded within an impressive mountainous panorama. Mass. Dinner and overnight in Einsiedeln.

Sep 22 After breakfast, travel to Strasbourg. Upon arrival, tour of Strasbourg, it is famous for its beautiful historical centre – the Grande Île – which was the first city centre to be classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Continue to Riems for dinner and overnight.

Sep 23 In the morning, we travel to Paris. Upon arrival, we start our tour of the city with the visit to Miraculous Medal Church where Our Lady appeared to St. Catherine Laboure in 1830 and gave her instructions to have the Miraculous Medal made. Celebrate Mass in the Chapel, and venerate the incorrupt body of St. Catherine, as well as the heart of St. Vincent de Paul. From there you will visit the nearby chapel of the Vincentian Fathers to view the incorrupt body of St. Vincent de Paul, the saint who inspired thousands of charities and volunteers. After the visit, panoramic tour of the city including famous landmarks on our couch bus: Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Place de la Concorde, Champs Elysees and Notre Dame Cathedral. After lunch visit to Sacre Coeur Church and some free time in Montmartre, charming village famous for many artist that lived there in XIX century. Dinner and overnight in Paris.

Sep 24 Morning, depart for Luxembourg city, the capital city of The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, one of the smallest countries in Europe. We see the Old Town, Cathedral of Notre Dame and the Grand Duke’s Palace. Mass. Dinner and overnight in Luxembourg.

Sep 25 In the morning, we travel to Aachen. En route, stop in Banneaux, the most popular pilgrimage destination in Belgium. Virgin Mary appeared here eight times in 1933 to 11 years old Mariette Beco. We visit the Shrine of Virgin of Poor, Mass. Continue to Aachen, we visit Aachen Cathedral, the oldest Cathedral in Europe. Also, it is the location of the tomb of Charles the Great (Charlemagne). Moreover, the Chapel of Saint Mary contains several relics. It was the first German building, which was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978. Dinner and overnight in Aachen.

Sep 26 After breakfast, we travel to Cologne, enriched by some of Europe’s most striking churches, numerous museums, and one of the oldest universities in the world, Cologne is the Rhineland’s cultural heart. We will visit Cologne Cathedral, Hohenzollern Bridge, Roman Tower and Walls. Late afternoon, continue to Amsterdam for dinner and overnight.

Sep 27 Amsterdam, capital of Holland, is known as Venice of the North, because of its lovely canals that criss-cross the city, its impressive architecture and more than 1,500 bridges. Morning, an informative guide leads our group around Amsterdam’s historical center and past top attractions including Dam Square, the Royal Palace, the Anne Frank House, the Rembrandt House Museum. Some free time for shopping. Bijenkorf at Dam Square is a must-visit for avid shoppers. And even reluctant goers will appreciate a quick visit. Non-shoppers can hang out in the store’s coffee shop, too. Afternoon tour takes us to National Monument and Basilica of St Nicholas. Mass in one of Amsterdam’s churches. Cruise on Amsterdam’s canals. Overnight in Amsterdam.

Sep 28 Transfer to airport for our direct flight to Toronto.

 

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 $750
-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 $325.08
  • Age: 60-64 $401.76
  • Age: 65-69 $468.72
  • Age: 70-74 $504.36

Cancellation only

  • Up to age 59 $280.80
  • Age: 60-64 $344.52
  • Age: 65-69 $384.48
  • Age: 70-74 $400.68

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

Duomo, Milan

Lucerne cityscape with the St. Leodegar cathedral.

Lucerne cityscape with the St. Leodegar cathedral.

Famous wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, Switzerland

Famous wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, Switzerland

Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg, France

STRASBOURG, FRANCE - Strasbourg Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg), Alsace, France. At 142 metres, it is the 6th-tallest church in the world and the tallest church in France

STRASBOURG, FRANCE – Strasbourg Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg), Alsace, France. At 142 metres, it is the 6th-tallest church in the world and the tallest church in France

Sacre-Coeur, Paris

Sacre-Coeur, Paris

Aachen Cathedral in Germany. In 1978, the Aachen Cathedral was one of the first 12 items to be listed on the UNESCO list of world heritage sites.

Aachen Cathedral in Germany.
In 1978, the Aachen Cathedral was one of the first 12 items to be listed on the UNESCO list of world heritage sites.

View on Cologne at sunset

View on Cologne at sunset

Amsterdam, beautiful landscaped town built from Lego blocks.

Amsterdam, beautiful landscaped town built from Lego blocks.