PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE, CROATIA, ITALY, SWITZERLAND & FRANCE
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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
UNDER SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE OF FR. JAMES J. SERCELY
Sep 28 – Oct 13, 2020 – 16 days
Price: CA$4,490. (Taxes & Tips Incl.) for Toronto departure
Price: CA$3,590. (Taxes & Tips Incl.) for Land Only
Sep 28 Depart Toronto for Sarajevo/Split.
Sep 29 Early afternoon arrival in Sarajevo/Split. Panoramic tour of Sarajevo/Split. Transfer by motor coach to Medjugorje, a simple mountain village. Experience its beauty, spirituality and peace. During our stay, we will share our faith with thousands of people from all over the world. We will have the chance to attend meetings and talks with the visionaries (subject to their availability and health during our trip). Every evening, you can join the villagers at 5:00 pm at St. James Church to pray the Rosary, followed by Croatian Mass during which there is the blessing of the religious items. Adoration takes place on Wednesdays and Saturdays later in the evening, and veneration of the Holy Cross takes place on Fridays later in the evening. Upon arrival in Medjugorje time to rest, mass, dinner and overnight.
Sep 30 After breakfast and mass we visit the Statue of Risen Christ and pray at the Way of the Cross. In the afternoon we visit the Community Cenacolo Centre. The Community is a Christian association, founded by the Italian nun, Sister Elvira Petrozzi in 1983 to welcome in desperate young people, who are suffering from the strains of life, and may have turned to drug addiction, alcohol or substance abuse. In the Community they are able to rebuild their lives. Dinner and overnight in Medjugorje.
Oct 01 After breakfast we celebrate Holy Mass and then take the walk to the Hill of Apparitions where the visionaries first saw Our Blessed Virgin Mary. Pray before the statue that symbolizes the place of the First Apparition. A steep path leads to the top of the mountain, along which bronze reliefs were placed representing the joyful and the sorrowful mysteries of the Rosary. We also, visit and pray at “Blue Cross”, a place of healings and graces at the foot of Apparition Hill. Dinner and overnight.
Oct 02 After breakfast and mass we climb on the top of “Krizevac” which means “Mount of the Cross.” It is the highest mountain in the area. In 1933, the parish of St. James erected a large concrete cross to commemorate the 1900th Anniversary of Jesus’passion and death on the cross. During construction of the 16 ton cross, the parishioners carried up all of the materials, cement, sand, water, tools, etc., in memory of Christ’s way of the cross. The cross was completed on March 15, 1934. A relic of the True Cross of Jesus was received from Rome from Pope Pius XI and built into this cross. People don’t want to climb up the mountain, will have last chance for discovering on your own the serene beauty of Medjugorje, time for prayer and reflection and have time for last shopping and rest. Late afternoon, transfer to Zadar for dinner and overnight. Late afternoon, transfer to Zadar for dinner and overnight.
Oct 03 After breakfast, city tour of Zadar, Croatia, a city on Croatia’s Dalmation coast, is known for the Roman and Venetian ruins of its peninsular Old Town. There are several Venetian gates in the city walls. Mass, dinner and overnight in Rijeka.
Oct 04 After breakfast, city tour of Rijeka, Croatia includes visit to St. Vitus Cathedral and Our Lady of Trsat Church. Mass. Continue to Venice for dinner and overnight.
Oct 05 Morning, tour the city of Venice, we relish the sights and sounds of this serene city including canal cruise by motor launch to St. Mark’s Square. We view the bridge of Sighs and Doge’s Palace. Dinner & overnight in Venice
Oct 06 After breakfast, we visit Padua, one of the oldest cities in Italy with the renowned University of Padua, almost 800 years old and famous, among other things, for having had Galileo among its lecturers. The highlight of the day is a visit of the Basilica of Saint Anthony. Built immediately after the death of the Franciscan monk in 1231, Basilica has been one of the most popular pilgrimage destinations for people from all over the world. Mass. Continue to Milan for dinner and overnight.
Oct 07 After breakfast, panoramic tour of Milan, Italy. 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. Mass. Transfer to Einsiedeln for dinner and overnight.
Oct 08 After breakfast, tour the city of Lucrene, Switzerland, situated on Lake Lucerne in central Switzerland and visited by the likes of Goethe, Queen Victoria and Wagner in the 19th century. We admire the covered medieval Chapel Bridge and the Old Town. After lunch, we visit the Shrine of Einsiedeln, Switzerland, a Benedictine Monastery established in the 10th century and dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Continue to Milan for dinner and overnight.
Oct 09 After breakfast, tour the city of Dijon, France takes us to Church of Notre-Dame, Église Saint-Michel de Dijon and Dijon Cathedral. Afternoon, we travel to Lucrene for dinner and overnight.
Oct 10 Today, we travel to Troyes, France. Located in the Champagne Region of France, Troyes Cathedral is one of the most spectacular of the Gothic French cathedrals, and that is saying a lot. There are beautiful stained glass windows throughout and it also includes a museum. We will also visit The Basilique Saint-Urbain de Troyes (Basilica of Saint Urban of Troyes), formerly the Église Saint-Urbain, which is a massive medieval church in the city of Troyes, France. Dinner and overnight in Dijon, France.
Oct 11 After breakfast, travel to Paris. Upon arrival panoramic tour of Paris including famous landmarks: Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Place de la Concorde, Champs Elysees and Notre Dame Cathedral. Dinner and overnight in Paris.
Oct 12 Full day in Paris. We start 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. 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.
Oct 13 After breakfast, transfer to airport in Paris for our direct flight to Toronto.
TOUR COST CA$4,490.00 INCLUDES:
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.
- tips to bus driver and guides
NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR:
-meals not specified, insurance, documentation. Single supplement $900
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.
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.
No refund or adjustment can be made for any portion of holiday not used.
GOOD VALUE AND EXPECTATIONS:
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One piece of luggage of 23kg per person plus a carry-on-bag /weighting not more than 5 kg/
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Cancellation, Medical, Baggage, Life.
- Up to age: 59 $345.60
- age: 60-64 $427.68
- age: 65-69 $502.20
- age: 70-74 $544.32
- Up to age: 59 $290.52
- age: 60-64 $357.48
- age: 65-69 $398.52
- age: 70-74 $415.80
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