PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND & GERMANY
– Featuring Passion Play Oberammergau 2022
UNDER SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP OF FR. BENJAMIN RAZE (May 05 – 12, 2022)
Date: May 5 – 16, 2022 12 days
Price: CA$5,490 (Taxes & Tips Incl.) for Vancouver departure
LAND ONLY/FLIGHTS ADD ON OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE
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
May 05 Depart Toronto for Tel Aviv by flight.
May 06 Morning arrival in Tel Aviv. Transfer to Galilee. En route we visit Haifa and Mt. Carmel, the “burning place” where Elijah called the fire down to confound the prophets of Baal. Celebrate mass in Stella Maris (Star of the Sea) Church. Dinner and overnight in Nazareth.
May 07 After breakfast we will travel by boat on the Sea of Galilee, visit Capernaum, home of St. Peter and the site of Christ’s preaching, see the Church of Multiplication with its beautiful 5th century fish mosaic and the Church of St. Peter’s Primacy. Celebrate mass on Mt. Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered his famous Sermon on the Mount. Dinner and overnight in Nazareth.
May 08 This morning we start our tour with visiting Nazareth and the Basilica of Annunciation. We continue with visiting Mary’s Well and St. Joseph‘s carpentry shop. On to Cana – the site of Jesus’ first miracle, where couples will be able to renew their marriage vows. In the afternoon we ascent Mount Tabor – the Mount of Transfiguration. On our way back to hotel we stop at baptismal site on the Jordan River. Dinner and overnight in Nazareth.
May 09 Today we descent to the Dead Sea– the lowest place on earth (423 meters below sea level). The area around the Dead Sea was one of the world’s first health resorts. The salt and the minerals from the Dead Sea are used to create cosmetics and sachets which are well known around the world. Time to enjoy the sun and “swim” in the Dead Sea. In the afternoon we stop at monastery on Mount of Temptation, in Qumran, where Dead Sea scrolls where found and we see Sycamore Tree in Jericho. Dinner and overnight in Jericho.
May 10 Today our journey takes us to Bethlehem where Jesus was born. We visit the oldest church in the Holy Land, the Church of Nativity at Manger Square, built over Manger cave. We celebrate Christmas mass here. We also see Crusader’s Cloister, the Grotto of St. Jerome and Shepherd Field. In the afternoon we visit the Mount of Olives, Dominus Flevit Church where Jesus cried upon prophesying the destruction of the Temple, walk through the Garden of Gethsamane, we pray at the Church of all Nations and the Pater Noster Church. Dinner and overnight.
May 11 We start our day with the Stations of the Cross on Via Dolorosa (Way of Sorrows). We walk the same pathway Jesus walked from Pilate’s Judgment Hall, where he was condemned to death in Calvary, the site of his crucifixion presently inside Holy Sepulchre Church. Mass in one of Jerusalem churches. In the afternoon we experience an inspiring visit to Mount Zion, home to King David’s tomb and the Upper Room where the Last Supper is said to have taken place. We visit the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu, built on the site of the House of the High Priest Calaphas, where Jesus was imprisoned for a night. We also visit the Dormition Abbey, St. Ann’s Church and Pool of Bethesda. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
May 12In the morning, we stop at Western Wall, the holiest Jewish site in the world. Afternoon journey takes us to the Ein Karem, a serene, picturesque Jerusalem suburbs, the birthplace of St. John the Baptist and the Church of Visitation. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
May 13 Transfer to Tel Aviv airport for our flight to Munich. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight in Munich.
May 14 Morning, tour the city of Munich. We visit Marienplatz with its Old and New Town Halls and the gothic Frauenkirche. Afternoon, excursion to Altotting, one of Germany’s most celebrated shrines. Upon arrival we’ll celebrate Mass at the center of the pilgrimage complex, the Chapel of Mercy. The chapel houses a 13th century statue of the Blessed Virgin to which numerous miraculous cures are credited. While there, we have the opportunity to visit the Basilica, the Panorama of the Crucifixion and St. Konrad’s Monastery. Dinner and overnight in Munich.
May 15 Morning departure to the beautiful scenic village of Oberammergau where we are going to attend the famous Passion Play. In 1634 the Black Death has decimated Europe’s population. Oberammergau remained untouched until a homesick villager returned one night, unknowingly bringing with him the dreaded plague. Almost one hundred villagers died as a result. Frightened survivors vowed that if God saved them from the plague, once every ten years they would re-enact the agony and crucifixion of Christ. From then on there were no further deaths from the plague. The villagers have fulfilled their pledge ever since. The play portrays The Passion of Christ – from the entry into Jerusalem to the Resurrection. Dinner and overnight in Oberammergau area.
May 16 After breakfast, transfer to Munich airport for our return flight to Toronto.
TOUR COST CAD$5,090.00 INCLUDES:
– air transportation – hotel accommodation first class or superior tourist class based on double occupancy
– All taxes and tips
– 2 meals breakfast and dinner daily
– all sightseeing as per itinerary with English speaking guide
– Oberammergau Passion Play package
NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR:
– single supplement $900 excluding the night on May 15 in Oberammergau
– meals not specified, insurance, documentation
HOW TO BOOK:
First non refundable deposit of $500.00 per person is required at time of booking. Second deposit of $500.00 per person to be paid by Sep 30, 2021. 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.
If cancellation is necessary, please advise QS Travel & Tours immediately in writing. Cancellation charges are as follows:
Until September 30, 2021……………………………………$500.00 per person
105 days before departure …………………………..$1,000.00 per person
Between 105 and 90 days before departure ………. 50% of the total cost
90 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.
No refund or adjustment can be made for any portion of holiday not used.
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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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TRAVEL INSURANCE (pp dbl occupancy)(tax included)
Age/Type of insurance All inclusive Trip cancellation/Interuption Covid-19
- Age: 0-59 $401.61 $356.40 $27.48
- 60-64 $471.45 $419.04 $41.88
- 65-69 $558.15 $474.12 $41.88
- 70-74 $589.19 $498.96 $83.88
Insurance rates subject to change any time.
Once purchased insurance premiums are not refundable.
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