PILGRIMAGE TO FRANCE, SPAIN AND PORTUGAL

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Tour Information

Under spiritual guidance of Fr Roshan D’Souza C.S.C.
Pastor of St. Joseph’s Church Toronto, Ontario

Sep 17 – 28, 2023 – – 12 days

Price: CAD$3,990. (Taxes & Tips Incl.) for Toronto departure
Price: CAD$4,290. (Taxes & Tips Incl.) for Montreal/Ottawa/Thunder Bay departure
Price: CAD$4,490. (Taxes & Tips Incl.) for Calgary/Vancouver//Edmonton/Winnipeg/Saskatoon departure
Price: US$3,390. (Taxes & Tips Incl.) for New York departure
Price: CAD$3,090. (Taxes & Tips Incl.) for Land Only

FLIGHT ADD ON FROM OTHER CITIES MAYBE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
Prices include everything, except lunches and insurance, based on double occupancy in 4* hotel accommodations
Call us @ 905.412.2242 or 905.412.3355, toll free @ 1.800.565.3619 during office hours: Mon-Fri. 9 am to 6 pm EST or email: group@qstours.com for further information or to register.

Travel arrangements by QS Travel & Tours Inc. affiliate of Queen Syrena Travel Inc.
3055 Dundas St. W., #4, Mississauga, ON L5L 3R8.

Itinerary

Sep 17 Depart Toronto to Barcelona.

Sep 18 Upon arrival on Barcelona, we visit enchanting Benedictine monastery in Montserrat and grounds where we see the Statute of Our Lady of Montserrat or Black Madonna. We celebrate Mass. Dinner and overnight in Barcelona.

Sep 19 After breakfast we enjoy our tour of Barcelona, featuring the Columbus Monument, elegant tree lined “Ramblas” and Plaza de Catalonia, Paseo de Gracia. Mass. Afternoon, we visit the  famous church of Sagrada Familia and the Cathedral of Santa Eulalia. Dinner & overnight in Barcelona.

Sep 20 This morning, we head to Lourdes. En route stop in Andorra, you will have some free time for shopping. Dinner and overnight in Lourdes.

Sep 21 In Lourdes we have the tour to visit the Grotto of Massabielle, two Basilicas. We will have Mass and The Way of The Cross, time for individual prayer. Dinner and overnight in Lourdes.

Sep 22 After breakfast, we travel to Loyola. Upon arrival,  visit the birthplace of St. Ignatius, founder of the Jesuit Order. Dinner and overnight.

Sep 23 After breakfast, travel to Leon, home to many churches and cathedrals noted for their architecture and art. Among them is the Gothic 13th-century Catedral de Léon, with its towers and flying buttresses. Dinner and overnight in Leon area.

Sep 24 After breakfast, we travel to Santiago de Compostela, where the remains of Saint James are buried, one of the apostles of Jesus Christ, mass at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, walking tour of the city. Dinner and overnight in Santiago de Compostela area.

Sep 25 Morning, travel to Braga, Portugal, visit Bom Jesus do Monte. Continue to Porto, 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. Dinner and overnight in Porto.

Sep 26 After morning Mass, we travel to Fatima. En route we stop and visit the town of Coimbra, where Sister Lucia spent her most part of her life. Lucia is one of the three children of Fatima that witnessed the apparitions of Our Lady. Here we visit the Carmelite Convent where Sister Lucia died and its Museum. We continue to Fatima area for dinner, procession with candles and overnight.

Sep 27 Full day in Fatima famous for the apparitions of our Lady of the Rosary that appeared to the three Fatima 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.

Sep 28 Early morning we are transferred to the airport in Lisbon for our flight back to Toronto.

TOUR COST CAD$3,990.00 INCLUDES:

– air transportation – hotel accommodation first class or superior tourist class based on double occupancy
– All taxes and tips
– 2 meals breakfast and dinner daily
– all sightseeing as per itinerary with English speaking guide

NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR:
– single supplement $700.
– drinks at dinners
– 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 105 days prior to departure
For late bookings /within 105 days/ full payment is due immediately.

CANCELLATION:
If cancellation is necessary, please advise QS Travel & Tours immediately in writing. Cancellation charges are as follows:
105 days before departure ………………………………………….$ 300.00 per person
Between 105 and 60 days before departure …………………… 40% of the total cost
Between 60 and 45 days before departure ……………………. 60% 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 90 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. In case the standard of the accommodation is changed, QS Travel & Tours will offer the choice of a full and immediate refund or comparable alternate travel services acceptable to you.

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 off-schedule, 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, priests change their commitments as spiritual directors, etc, 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 accepts no responsibility for additional expenses due to delays or changes in air, rail, road, sea or other service, quarantine, sickness, war, weather or other causes All such expenses will have to be borne by the passengers. 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.

TRAVEL INSURANCE (tax included)
Age/Type of insurance All inclusive Trip cancellation/Interruption  Covid-19 only

    • Up to age 59          $339.48                          $301.32                                 $27.48
    • Age 60-64              $397.74                           $354.24                                 $41.88
    • Age 65-69              $472.87                           $398.52                                 $41.88
    • Age 70-74              $496.53                           $416.88                                 $83.88

 

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

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL:
Tel. 905.412.2242; 1.800.565.3619
Email: group@qstours.com

 

Monastery of Montserrat in Catalonia, Spain



Panorama of Porto in Portugal in a beautiful summer day

Bom Jesus do Monte Monastery, Braga, Portugal. Bright Blue Sky

Two portuguese churches in Porto. What looks like just one big church is actually two connected by what is one of the world’s narrowest houses – just 1 meter wide. To the left is Carmelitas Church and to the right is Carmo Church.

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