PILGRIMAGE TO PORTUGAL, SPAIN, FRANCE, MONACO & ITALY

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Tour Information

UNDER SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP OF REV FR. DOMINIC LIM, OFM CONV, Pastor of Assumption Parish Church in Vanier, Ontario

Sep 19 to Oct 04, 2022 – 16 days – CAD$4,790 (Taxes & Tips Incl.) for Toronto departure
Sep 19 to Oct 04, 2022 – 16 days – CAD$4,990 (Taxes & Tips Incl.) for Montreal/Saskatoon departure
Sep 19 to Oct 04, 2022 – 16 days – CAD$5,090 (Taxes & Tips Incl.) for Calgary/Vancouver/Winnipeg departure
Sep 19 to Oct 04, 2022 – 16 days – US$4,190 (Taxes & Tips Incl.) for San Francisco departure
Sep 19 to Oct 04, 2022 – 16 days – CA$3,890 (Taxes & Tips Incl.) for Land-Only
FLIGHTS ADD ON ARE AVAILABLE FROM NORTH AMERICAN CITIES
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 19 Depart Toronto to Lisbon.

Sep 20 Arrival in Lisbon. Transfer to our hotel in Fatima. En route stop in Santarem, the site of Eucharistic Miracle in February 1247. Dinner, procession with candles and overnight.

Sep 21 Full day in Fatima, famous for the apparitions of our Lady of the Rosary 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, procession with candles and overnight.

Sep 22 After breakfast, travel to Porto. Porto is a historic and varied city, from the warren of narrow streets that make up the ancient Ribeira district through to the grand plaza of the Trindade district. The region is famed for the production of Port, which is still stored and matured in the vast cellars that stretch along the banks of the Douro River. Guided tour the city of Porto takes us to Porto cathedral, Porto bridge, etc. Continue to Braga, Portugal, visit Bom Jesus do Monte. Dinner and overnight in Santiago de Compastela.

Sep 23 After breakfast depart for Santiago de Compostela, where the remains of Saint James, one of the apostles of Jesus Christ, are buried. Private mass at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Afternoon walking tour of the city. Dinner and overnight in Burgos.

Sep 24 Today we travel from Leon, Spain to Burgos. Upon arrival, half day walking tour of Burgos, in the past capital of the Castile Kingdom for almost five hundred years. We visit Cathedral dedicated to Virgin Mary and we celebrate mass. Burgos Cathedral is a masterpiece of Spanish gothic architecture, declared World Heritage by UNESCO. Afternoon depart for Lourdes. Upon arrival dinner, procession with candles and overnight

Sep 25 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. After dinner procession with candles and overnight.

Sep 26 In the morning we continue from Lourdes to Avignon – the city of Popes. In 14th century seven consecutive Popes took residence in Avignon. 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. Dinner and overnight in Avignon.

Sep 27 Through the splendid vineyards of Languedoc – Roussillon to Nice, the sophisticated “Queen of the French Riviera. After lunch we continue to Monaco. We see the Cathedral, where Princess Grace was married in 1956 and the tomb of Grimaldi family. Panoramic tour of Monte Carlo. Mass. Dinner and overnight in Savona area.

Sep 28 After breakfast, we travel to Milan. Panoramic tour of Milan takes us to Dominican convent Santa Maria delle Grazie La Scala Opera House and Basilica Saint Ambrogio, one of the oldest churches in Milan. We will also visit the Duomo, one of the biggest and grandest Gothic cathedrals in the world. Dinner and overnight in Milan area.

Sep 29 After breakfast we continue through the Italian Riviera to Florence– cradle of the Renaissance and capital of Tuscany . Upon arrival we start our sightseeing tour of Florence. We see Santa Croce Basilica and famous Ponte Vecchio. Dinner and overnight in Florence.

Sep 30 After breakfast we continue our tour of Florence. We see magnificent Cathedral of Santa Maria Del Fiore, continue to Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery’s heavy bronze door “Gate of Paradise” and sculpture-studded Signoria Square with the statue of David by Michelangelo. Afternoon, we travel to Assisi, visit to Santa Maria Degli Angeli Basilica. Inside the Basilica we can see the Porzuincola, original stone chapel restored and frequently used by St. Francis and Chapel of Transition, small room in which St Francis died on October 3, 1226. Dinner and overnight in Assisi

Oct 01 After breakfast, tour the city of St. Francis, saint patron of Italy. The town of Assisi with its winding medieval streets and sacred shrines has been one of the most popular pilgrimage destinations. We visit the Lower Basilica housing the tomb of St Francis and the Upper Basilica with famous Giotto frescoes. Mass. Dinner and overnight in Rome.

Oct 02 After breakfast,  transfer to  Vatican to visit the Vatican Museum, continue with St. Peter‘s Basilica. Crossing the street we come to the Holy Staircase which is believed to be brought to Rome by St. Helen in the 4th Century (photo stop only). Afternoon, city tour of Rome including Colosseum (picture taking from outside only, no entrance), Spanish Steps. Tour of Trevi Fountian, where we toss the three coins. Dinner and overnight in Rome.

Oct 03 After breakfast, the sightseeing tour of the three major basilicas – St Paul Outside the Walls and St. Mary Major, St John in Lateran Basilica, the oldest of the four major basilicas of Rome, home to the relics of Peter and Paul.  Also, we will visit the Basilica of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme in Rome: See relics of St. Thomas Finger and True piece of the cross/nails. Dinner and overnight in Rome.

Oct 04 Today our tour comes to an end. We depart for  Toronto.

TOUR COST $4,790.00 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.
– all taxes and tips
NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR:
– single supplement $800.00
– Meals not specified, insurance, documentation.
HOW TO BOOK:
A non refundable deposit of $300.00 per person is required at time of booking. Insurance must be purchased at time of booking.
BALANCE OF PAYMENT
Balance due is payable 105 days prior to departure
For late bookings /within 105 days/ full payment is due immediately.
CANCELLATION:
If cancellation is necessary, please advise QS Travel & Tours immediately in writing. Cancellation charges are as follows:
105 days before departure ………………………………………….$ 300.00 per person
Between 105 and 60 days before departure …………………… 40% of the total cost
Between 60 and 45 days before departure ……………………. 60% 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 90 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:
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 off-schedule, 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.

TRAVEL INSURANCE (pp dbl occupancy)(tax included)
Age/Type of insurance        All inclusive         Trip cancellation/          Covid-19 only
Interuption

  • Up to age 59                      $397.23                       $335.88                             $36.64
  • Age 60-64                           $467.86                       $398.52                             $55.84
  • Age 65-69                           $560.98                       $449.28                             $55.84
  • Age 70-74                           $594.99                       $475.20                             $111.84

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

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

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

Duomo, Milan