PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE, CROATIA, SLOVENIA, AUSTRIA, SLOVAKIA & CZECH REPUBLIC

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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

Tour Information

UNDER SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE OF FR. JAMES J. SERCELY (Sep 23 – 28, 2020)

Sep 23 – Oct 8, 2020 – 16 days
Price: CA$4,090. (Taxes & Tips Incl.) for Toronto departure
Price: CA$3,190. (Taxes & Tips Incl.) for Land Only

Itinerary

Sep 23 Depart Toronto for Split/Sarajevo.

Sep 24 Upon arrival in Split/Sarajevo. Panoramic tour of Split/Sarejevo. 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 25 On the 25th of each month, Our Lady appears to the Medjugorje visionary Marija to give us her message to the world. Official English translations are provided by the Information Center in Medjugorje. Time for individual prayers and reflection. You can also participate in 24 hours Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in Saint James Church. Dinner and overnight in Medjugorje.

Sep 26 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.

Sep 27 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.

Sep 28 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.

Sep 29 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. Transfer to Zagreb for dinner and overnight.

Sep 30 Upon arrival in Zagreb, a walking tour of the Upper Town takes as to the Gothic, twin-spired Zagreb Cathedral, dedicated to the Assumption of Mary and to kings Saint Stephen and Saint Ladislaus and 13th-century St. Mark’s Church. Mass. Dinner and overnight in Zagreb.

Oct 01 – In the morning, travel to Ljubljana. Our walking tour of Ljubljana takes us to St. Nicholas Cathedral, the Dragon Bridge, colorful central market and the Franciscan Church of Annunciation. Dinner and overnight in Ljubljana.

Oct 02 Today, we continue out journey to Graz, Austria. The second largest city in Austria offers a long collection of sights, churches, museums and unique attractions that you must visit once in a life. The Old Town is just the beginning of the city’s charms. The vibrant and cosmopolitan city offers you the chance to discover some of the richest examples of Austrian history. Get stunned with the streets full of history and its beautiful architecture examples. We will also visit Mariatrost Basilica on top of the Purberg hill in Mariatrost, a district of Graz, is one of the most famous pilgrimage sites of Styria in Austria. Continue to Bratislava for dinner and overnight.

Oct 03 Morning, we visit the Old Town and St.Martin’s Cathedral. Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, is set along the Danube River by the border with Austria and Hungary. It’s surrounded by vineyards and the Little Carpathian mountains, crisscrossed with forested hiking and cycling trails. The pedestrian-only, 18th-century old town is known for its lively bars and cafes. Perched atop a hill, the reconstructed Bratislava Castle overlooks old town and the Danube. Dinner and overnight in Bratislava.

Oct 04 After breakfast, travel to Vienna, capital city of Austria. Upon arrival panoramic tour of the city including the Hofburg, former principal imperial palace of the Habsburg dynasty rulers, the Heldenplatz (Hero’s Square) and neo-gothic Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall). We also see the Opera House, home to the Vienna Boys’ Choir. Dinner and overnight in Vienna.

Oct 05 In the morning, we visit Schonbrunn Palace, the main summer residence of the Habsburg rulers. It is here that young Mozart performed at the age of six in front of young Marie Antoinette. Returning to city centre we stop at the Belvedere Palace, the masterpiece of baroque architecture. In the afternoon we visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Mass. Contine to Brno for dinner and overnight.

Oct 06 After breakfast, visit Brno’s most important attractions and monuments on a half-day guided walking tour. See the Capuchin Monastery, Parnassus Fountain, Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral, the House of Noblemen of Leipa, Klein’s Palace, the Church of St. James. Continue to Prague, 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. Dinner and overnight in Prague.

Oct 08 Depart for Toronto.

 

 

TOUR COST CA$4,090 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 and guides

NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR:
-meals not specified, insurance, documentation. Single supplement $750

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
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
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INSURANCE
Cancellation, Medical, Baggage, Life.

  • Up to age: 59 $$326.16
  • age: 60-64 $402.84
  • age: 65-69 $474.12
  • age: 70-74 $514.08

Cancellation only

  • Up to age: 59 $272.16
  • age: 60-64 $332.64
  • age: 65-69 $369.36
  • age: 70-74 $385.56

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

 

 

 

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Cathedral of Zadar, Calle larga, Dalmatia, Croatia


Aerial view on a Zagreb Cathedral in the bright sunny day

Tromostovje Ljublianica river and Church at Ljubljana – Slovenia

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

Land marks of Vienna, Austria


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