PILGRIMAGE TOUR TO MEDJUGORJE
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Tour co-ordinators: Mrs.Tessie Malonzo 416.291.8495 and Ms. Marietta Bier 416.297.0694
March 30 – April 06, 2019 – 8 days – CA$ 2190.00 (taxes & tips included) for Toronto departure
LAND ONLY AND FLIGHT 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
March 30 Depart Toronto to Dubrovnik.
March 31 Early afternoon arrival in Dubrovnik. Transfer to our hotel. Time for rest, dinner and overnight.
April 1 After breakfast walking tour of Dubrovnik, nicknamed “Pearl of the Adriatic” and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1979. Stroll around the narrow streets of the old town of Dubrovnik and experience the history and culture of this magnificent walled city. We see Onofrio’s Fountain, the Franciscan Monastery, the City Bell Tower, the Church of St Blaise, the city’s patron saint. Continue across the main square, where you will visit Dubrovnik’s baroque Cathedral of the Assumption, built in the 18th century after an earthquake destroyed the original one. After lunch transfer 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 5:00pm 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 dinner and overnight.
April 2 On the 2nd of each month, Our Lady appears to Medjugorje visionary Mirjana to give us Her message to the world. Official English translations are provided by the Information Center in Medjugorje. After morning Mass we visit St James’s Church. Situated in the middle of the town the parish church is the central place of prayer. We also walk the pathway behind the church, decorated with mosaics representing the Luminous Mysteries of Rosary. We visit the Statue of Risen Christ and pray at the Way of the Cross. Finally we stop at the Kovacica cemetery where Fr. Slavko Barbic is buried. He acted as spiritual director to six young visionaries, during first years of the Apparitions. Fr. Slavko worked for many years with the parishioners and pilgrims in Medjugorje. He passed away on “Krizevac” in November 2000. Dinner and overnight in Medjugorje.
April 3 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 the “Blue Cross”, a place of healings and graces at the foot of Apparition Hill. Dinner and overnight at our hotel in Medjugorje.
April 4 After breakfast and morning Mass 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. Free time in the afternoon for individual activities. Dinner and overnight in Medjugorje.
April 5 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. Dinner and overnight in Medjugorje.
April 6 Early morning transfer to the airport in Sarajevo for return flight to Toronto.
TOUR COST CAD$1,550.00 plus taxes and tips INCLUDES:
- air transportation
- hotel accommodation superior class based on double occupancy
- 2 meals daily breakfast and dinner.
- all sightseeing as per itinerary with English speaking guide
- Airport taxes $716, tips to the bus driver and guides $70
NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR:
single supplement $270.00
meals not specified, insurance, documentation.
HOW TO BOOK:
A non refundable deposit of $300.00 per person is required at time of booking. Insurance must be purchased at time of booking.
BALANCE OF PAYMENT
Balance due is payable 60 days prior to departure For late bookings /within 45 days/ full payment is due immediately.
If cancellation is necessary, please advise QS Travel & Tours imme-
diately in writing. Cancellation charges are as follows:
60 days before departure ……………………………….$ 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 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.
No refund or adjustment can be made for any portion of holiday not used.
GOOD VALUE AND EXPECTATIONS:
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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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- Up to age 59 $159.84
- 60-64 $174.96
- 65-69 $197.64
- 70-75 $234.36
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