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

PILGRIMAGE TOUR TO PORTUGAL, SPAIN AND FRANCE


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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. 905.412.2242 or 1-800-565-3619
TOUR CO-ORDINATORS: MS. MARIETTA BIER – 416.297.0694 AND MS.TESSIE MALONZO 416.291.8495

 

Tour Information

UNDER SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE OF FATHER WILSON ANDRADE CSC,
PASTOR OF ST. ANN’S CHURCH IN TORONTO, ON AND
NATIONAL DIRECTOR, HOLY CROSS FAMILY MINISTRIES OF CANADA.

September 16 – 29, 2019, 14 days
Price: CA$4,250.00 Including taxes & tips for Toronto departure

 

Itinerary

Sep 16 Depart Toronto to Lisbon.

Sep 17 Arrival in Lisbon. Panoramic tour of Lisbon, including visit to Santo António Church. According to tradition, the church was built on the site where Saint Anthony of Padua was born in 1195. We also visit Lisbon Cathedral, better known as Sé de Lisboa, the oldest and most important church in the city. Transfer to our hotel in Fatima. Time for rest, dinner, procession with candles and overnight.

Sep 18 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. After morning Mass we are going to visit the Apparition Chapel, the Basilica that contains the tombs of St. Francisco, St. Jacinta and sister Lucia. Later we visit the village of Aljustrel and the houses where children used to live. We stop in Valinhos, where Our Lady appeared on August 19, 1917. We also stop at the places where the Angel of Peace appeared to the little shepherds in 1916, to prepare them for the future apparitions of the Virgin Mary. Some free time in the afternoon for individual activities and prayers. After dinner, procession with candles. Overnight in Fatima.

Sep 19 In the morning we leave Fatima and travel to Coimbra, the medieval capital of Portugal for over a hundred years. We stop at the Carmelite convent of Santa Teresa where Sister Lucia dos Santos lived from 1948 until her death on February 05, 2005. Continue to Braga one of the oldest Christian cities in the world, nicknamed the “Portuguese Rome”. We visit the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte famous for a monumental staircase built of granite and interconnected by a series of chapels showing the XIV Stations of the Cross. Mass. In the evening we cross to Spain. Dinner and overnight in Santiago de Compostela.

Sep 20 Full day in Santiago de Compostela. In the morning walking tour, including visit to the Shrine of St. James, where the remains of Saint James, one of the apostles of Jesus Christ, are buried. Santiago de Compostela is known as the culmination of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route popular since the Middle Ages. Private mass. Dinner and overnight in Santiago de Compostela.

Sep 21 Today we travel to Burgos, the historic 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. Mass. Dinner and overnight in Burgos.

Sep 22 After breakfast depart for Lourdes (France). Guided walking tour includes visits to the Grotto where Virgin Mary appeared to St. Bernadette in 1858. Visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes. Join memorable Rosary and candlelight procession. Dinner and overnight in Lourdes.

Sep 23 Full day in Lourdes. After breakfast we start the day attending mass in one of the chapels in the Basilica. Next we visit the Grotto de Massabielle where the Virgin Mary appeared to St. Bernadette in 1858. Your walking tour includes two Basilicas, St. Bernadette’s birthplace and the “Cachot” where Bernadette lived with her family in great poverty at the time of apparitions. Balance of the day is at leisure. You may wish to bathe in the healing waters or attend the “Blessing of the Sick”. Free time in the afternoon. After dinner candlelight procession. Overnight in Lourdes.

Sep 24 After breakfast and morning mass we travel form Lourdes to Barcelona. Upon arrival some free time for shopping. Dinner and overnight in Barcelona.

Sep 25 Full day in Barcelona features the Columbus Monument, elegant tree lined “Ramblas”, Plaza de Catalonia, Paseo de Garcia, the church of “Sagrada Familia” and the Cathedral of Santa Eulalia. Also enjoy panoramic view of the city and harbor from Montjuic Hill. Dinner and overnight in Barcelona.

Sep 26 After breakfast we travel to mystical monastery of Montserrat. We visit the Basilica, one of Spain’s most important pilgrimage sites and admire the 12th century Romanesque carving of the La Moreneta (Black Madonna). Mass in the monastery. Continue to Zaragoza for dinner and overnight.

Sep 27 In the morning we visit the magnificent Basilica of Our Lady of Pilar, “Santa Maria del Pilar”. Virgin Mary appeared here to Apostle James in 40 AD. Of all the apparitions of Our Lady reported over the centuries, this is perhaps the most unique, since it is said to have happened before her Assumption into Heaven, while she was still on this earth and living in Jerusalem. Mass. Continue to Madrid for panoramic tour of the city including Plaza Espana, Puerta del Sol, Cibeles Fountain, Gran Via, and the Royal Palace. Dinner and overnight in Madrid.

Sep 28 In the morning we travel to Avila. We enjoy walking tour of the town of St. Teresa and St. John of the Cross. Churches, convents, beautiful palaces and the impressive cathedral provide Avila’s character and identity, in which the spirit of Santa Theresa of Jesus and of Saint John of the Cross still vibrate. Mass. Return to Madrid. Some free time for shopping in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight in Madrid.

Sep 29 Today our tour comes to an end and we travel back to Toronto.

TOUR COST CA$4250. 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

  • airport taxes $603 and tips to bus driver and guides $130
  • city tourist taxes in Spain and France

NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR:
-meals not specified, insurance, documentation. Single supplement $900

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: 70-74     $447.12

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: maria@qstours.com or agnes@qstours.com
TOUR CO-ORDINATORS: MS. MARIETTA BIER – 416.297.0694 AND MS.TESSIE MALONZO 416.291.8495

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

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

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The Basilica of our Lady, Lourdes
Depositphotos_39980615_m-Lourdes, France

 

Mont Saint Michel Abbey, Normandy / Brittany, France

Mont Saint Michel Abbey, Normandy / Brittany, France

Basilica of Lisieux (Normandy, France)

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