Panorama of Rome and Basilica of St. Peter in a summer day in Vatican

PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND & ROME


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Tour Information

Under spiritual guidance of Fr. Chris Pietraszko & Fr. Matthew Sobierajski

May 7 – 17, 2019    11 days

CA$4,050.00 (taxes & tips Incl)

 

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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. 905.412.3355 or 1-800-565-3619

 

May 07 Depart Toronto for Tel Aviv by direct flight.

May 08 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 09 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 10 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 river Jordan. Dinner and overnight in Nazareth.

May 11 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 12 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 in Jerusalem.

May 13 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 14 In 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. Later, transfer to Tel Aviv airport for our direct flight to Rome. Dinner and overnight in Rome.

May 15 Morning transfer to the Vatican, audience with Pope Francis. Afternoon, Mass. panaroma tour of Rome including Spanish Steps, Colosseum and Trevi Fountain. We will also visit St John in Lateran Basilica, the oldest of the four major basilicas of Rome, home to the relics of Peter and Paul. Dinner & overnight.

May 16 After breakfast, visit the Vatican Museum, continue with St. Peter’s Basilica. After lunch, sightseeing tour of the two major basilicas – St Paul Outside the Walls and St. Mary Major. Dinner & overnight in Rome.

May 17 After breakfast, transfer to airport for our direct flight to Toronto.

 

TOUR COST CAD$4050.00 (Toronto departure) INCLUDES:

  • air transportation – hotel accommodation first class or superior tour-ist class based on double occupancy
  • 2 meals daily breakfast and dinner (except the dinner on May 14, 2019)
  • 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 $700

-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 60and 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 na-me 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:
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, 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 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 $308.88
  • 60-64 $335.88
  • 65-69 $387.00
  • 70-75 $447.12

Insurance rates subject to change any time.
Once purchased insurance premiums are not refundable.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL:
Tel. 905.412.3355; 1.800.565.3619
Email: jessy@qstours.com or vera@qstours.com

Collage of landmarks of Rome. Arch of Constantine, Colosseum, PiPope FrancisCollage of Israel landmarks -old Jerusalem,Bahai temple at Haifa

Roman Catholic chapel at Mount of Beatitudes near Lake Kinneret, Israel.

Roman Catholic chapel at Mount of Beatitudes near Lake Kinneret, Israel.

The shore of the sea of Galilee

Boat on the sea of Galilee

Boat on the sea of Galilee

baptising place on the jordan river in israel

baptising place on the jordan river in israel

Yardenit, Israel - January 21: Christian pilgrims ritual baptism in the waters of the Jordan River. Pilgrims enter the water, dressed in special white christening shirt

Yardenit, Israel -Christian pilgrims ritual baptism in the waters of the Jordan River. Pilgrims enter the water, dressed in special white christening shirt

 

The Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth

The Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth

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A beautiful picture of the Bahai Gardens in Haifa Israel.

A beautiful picture of the Bahai Gardens in Haifa Israel.

Dead Sea

Woman On The Mountain Background

Church of All Nations and Mary Magdalene Convent on the Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, israel

Church of All Nations and Mary Magdalene Convent on the Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, israel

Skyline of the Old City at he Western Wall and Temple Mount in Jerusalem, Israel.

Skyline of the Old City at he Western Wall and Temple Mount in Jerusalem, Israel.