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

PILGRIMAGE TOUR TO ITALY, SWITZERLAND, FRANCE, BELGIUM, GERMANY & HOLLAND


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Tour Information

Under spiritual guidance of Fr. Mateusz (Matthew) Sobierajski,
Parochial Vicar of The Cluster Parishes of St. Benedict, Our lady of Mercy, St. Joseph Church, Sarnia, ON
May 13 – 27, 2019 15 days CA$4490. for Toronto departure
May 13 – 27, 2019 15 days CA$4690. for Montreal/Winnipeg/Halifax departure
May 13 – 27, 2019 15 days CA$4790. for Calgary/Edmonton/Vancouver departure
May 13 – 27, 2019 15 days CA$4790. for Ottawa/Charlottetown departure
(Taxes & tips included)
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

Itinerary

 

May 13  Depart Toronto for Rome by direct flight.

May 14  Upon arrival we enjoy panoramic tour of the city including Forum Romanum. 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  In the morning, we travel to Assisi, the city of St. Francis, patron saint 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, illustrating scenes from St Francis life. In the afternoon visit to Santa Maria Degli Angeli Basilica. Inside the Basilica we can see the Porziuncola, 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. Mass. Dinner & overnight in Siena.

May 18 After breakfast, sightseeing of Siena, the birthplace of St Catherine, where we enjoy the sightseeing tour of medieval city of Siena, including the Piazza del Campo, scene of annual Palio horse race and the Cathedral dedicated to Our Lady of Assumption. Large in scale and ornately decorated inside and out, Siena Cathedral is one of the finest examples of Italian Gothic architecture. Mass. Dinner and overnight.

May 19  Today, we travel 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. Also, we visit 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. Mass. Late afternoon depart to Bologna for dinner and overnight.

May 20 After breakfast, we visit the Basilica of San Petronio, one of the world’s largest churches (the sixth largest in Europe): it’s 132 meters long, 60 meters wide and 45 meters high. continue to Milan, tour of Milan takes us to the Duomo, one of the biggest and grandest Gothic cathedrals in the world, “La Scala” Opera house, Dominican convent Santa Maria delle Grazie and Basilica Sant’Ambrogio one of the Milan’s oldest churches. Mass, dinner and overnight in Milan.

May 21  Morning, leave for to Switzerland for tour of Lucerne, picturesque getaway sited on Lake Lucerne embedded within an impressive mountainous panorama. Mass. Late afternoon, continue to Strasbourg for dinner and overnight.

May 22 After breakfast, tour of Strasbourg, it is famous for its beautiful historical centre – the Grande Île – which was the first city centre to be classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Continue to Riems for Mass, dinner and overnight.

May 23  In the morning, we travel to Paris. Upon arrival, we start our tour of the city 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. From there you will visit the nearby chapel of the Vincentian Fathers to view the incorrupt body of St. Vincent de Paul, the saint who inspired thousands of charities and volunteers. 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.

May 24 Morning, panoramic tour of the city including famous landmarks: Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Place de la Concorde, Champs Elysees and Notre Dame Cathedral. Late afternoon, Continue to Reims for dinner and overnight.

May 25 In the morning, we travel to Aachen. En route, stop in Banneaux, the most popular pilgrimage destination in Belgium. Virgin Mary appeared here eight times in 1933 to 11 years old Mariette Beco. We visit the Shrine of Virgin of Poor, Mass. Continue to Aachen, we visit Aachen Cathedral, the oldest Cathedral in Europe. Also, it is the location of the tomb of Charles the Great (Charlemagne). Moreover, the Chapel of Saint Mary contains several relics. Dinner and overnight in Aachen.

May 26 After breakfast, we travel to Cologne, enriched by some of Europe’s most striking churches, numerous museums, and one of the oldest universities in the world, Cologne is the Rhineland’s cultural heart. We will visit Cologne Cathedral, Hohenzollern Bridge, Roman Tower and Walls. Continue to Amsterdam, capital of Holland. Amsterdam is known as Venice of the North, because of its lovely canals that criss-cross the city, its impressive architecture and more than 1,500 bridges. Upon arrival, tour of the city takes us to National Monument and Basilica of St Nicholas. Boat cruise on Amsterdam’s canals. Mass in one of Amsterdam’s churches. Dinner and overnight.

May 27 Transfer to airport for our direct flight to Toronto.

TOUR COST CA$4490.00 INCLUDES:

  • air transportation – hotel accommodation first class or superior tour-ist 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 & guides, city taxes in Italy.

NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR:
-Single Supplement $750

-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 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, 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
  • Age: 60-64 $335.88
  • Age: 65-69 $387.00
  • Age: 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 or 1-800-565-3619
Email: jessy@qstours.com or vera@qstours.com

Pope Francis

Collage of landmarks of Rome. Arch of Constantine, Colosseum, Pi

Assis, Basilica Saint Francis, Italy
Cathedral of Siena
Santa Maria Del Fiore, Florence
images of Florence collection

The Basilica of San Petronio and Piazza Maggiore, in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

The Basilica of San Petronio and Piazza Maggiore, in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Duomo, Milan

Duomo, Milan

Lucerne cityscape with the St. Leodegar cathedral.

Lucerne cityscape with the St. Leodegar cathedral.

Famous wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, Switzerland

Famous wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, Switzerland

Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg, France

STRASBOURG, FRANCE - Strasbourg Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg), Alsace, France. At 142 metres, it is the 6th-tallest church in the world and the tallest church in France

STRASBOURG, FRANCE – Strasbourg Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg), Alsace, France. At 142 metres, it is the 6th-tallest church in the world and the tallest church in France

Notre Dame Paris, France

Notre Dame Paris, France

Sacre-Coeur, Paris

Sacre-Coeur, Paris

Aachen Cathedral in Germany. In 1978, the Aachen Cathedral was one of the first 12 items to be listed on the UNESCO list of world heritage sites.

Aachen Cathedral in Germany.
In 1978, the Aachen Cathedral was one of the first 12 items to be listed on the UNESCO list of world heritage sites.

View on Cologne at sunset

View on Cologne at sunset

Amsterdam, beautiful landscaped town built from Lego blocks.

Amsterdam, beautiful landscaped town built from Lego blocks.