PILGRIMAGE TO PORTUGAL, SPAIN, FRANCE, ITALY & GERMANY
– Featuring Oberammergau Passion Play 2020
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UNDER SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE OF FR. ANTHONI NARISETTI, ASSOCIATE PASTOR OF ST. PATRICK’S PARISH, CALGARY (May 27 to Jun 5, 2020)
May 27 to Jun 08, 2020 – 13 days – CAD$5,190.00 plus taxes for Toronto departure
May 27 to Jun 08, 2020 – 13 days – CAD$5,390.00 plus taxes for Montreal/Ottawa
/Halifax/Thunder Bay/Saskatoon departure
May 27 to Jun 08, 2020 – 13 days – CAD$5,490.00 plus taxes for Calgary/Vancouver/Winnipeg departure
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Depart Toronto to Lisbon.
Arrival in Lisbon. Transfer to our hotel in Fatima. En route stop in Santarem, the site of Eucharistic Miracle in February 1247. Dinner, procession with candles and overnight.
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. We are going to visit the Apparition Chapel, the Basilica that contains the tombs of two younger children and the houses where Francisco, Jacinta and Lucia used to live. Mass, dinner, procession with candles and overnight.
After breakfast, travel to Porto. Porto is a historic and varied city, from the warren of narrow streets that make up the ancient Ribeira district through to the grand plaza of the Trindade district. The region is famed for the production of Port, which is still stored and matured in the vast cellars that stretch along the banks of the Douro River. Guided tour the city of Porto takes us to Porto cathedral, Porto bridge, etc. Continue to Braga, Portugal, visit Bom Jesus do Monte. Dinner and overnight in Santiago de Compastela.
After breakfast depart for Santiago de Compostela, where the remains of Saint James, one of the apostles of Jesus Christ, are buried. Private mass at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Afternoon walking tour of the city. Dinner and overnight in Leon, Spain.
Today we travel from Leon, Spain to Burgos. Upon arrival, half day walking tour of Burgos, in the past 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. Afternoon depart for Lourdes. Upon arrival dinner, procession with candles and overnight
Full day in Lourdes. Time to visit the Grotto of Massabielle, two Basilicas and participate in the Way of the Cross. Time for baths and visit to the “Cachot” where Bernadette lived with her family in great poverty at the time of apparitions. After dinner procession with candles and overnight.
In the morning we continue from Lourdes to Avignon – the city of Popes. In 14th century seven consecutive Popes took residence in Avignon. We visit the ancient walled city and see the Notre Dame Des Doms Cathedral, the Popes Palace and world famous Avignon bridge – Pont St.Benezet. Dinner and overnight in Avignon.
Through the splendid vineyards of Languedoc – Roussillon to Nice, the sophisticated “Queen of the French Riviera. After lunch we continue to Monaco. We see the Cathedral, where Princess Grace was married in 1956 and the tomb of Grimaldi family. Panoramic tour of Monte Carlo. Mass. Dinner and overnight in Nice.
After breakfast, we travel to Milan. Upon arrival, panoramic tour of Milan takes us to Dominican convent Santa Maria delle Grazie La Scala Opera House and Basilica Saint Ambrogio, one of the oldest churches in Milan. We will also visit the Duomo, one of the biggest and grandest Gothic cathedrals in the world. Dinner and overnight in Milan.
After breakfast, travel to Innstruck, Austria. Enroute stop at Treno, Italy. From its 13th-century castle to a collection of rare aircraft and the state-of-the-art MUSE science museum – a landmark of contemporary Italian architecture – Trento is full of surprises. Although its location at the junction of the trading route from Venice up the Val Sugana with the road over the Brenner Pass made it an important city since Roman times, its place in history was assured when the Council of Trent met and deliberated here from 1545 to 1563. Mass. Dinner and overnight in Innstruck, Austria.
Depart from Munich for the small picturesque Bavarian village of Oberammergau where the Passion of Christ has been enacted every ten years in a Play since 1634 from a vow to save the town from further ravage of the plague. A long-awaited, lifetime experience, incredibly attracting visitors worldwide with a cast made up exclusively of local villagers with impeccable performance.
Today our tour comes to an end. We depart for the airport in Munich for our flight to Toronto.