PILGRIMAGE TO ITALY

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Tour Information

3 SEATS AVAILABLE!
CA$90 OFF for non-credit card payment!

UNDER SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE OF FR. PETER TURRONE, PASTOR OF HOLY ROSARY PARISH TORONTO
Date: Jun 3 – 14, 2024 12 days
Price: CA$5,190 (Taxes & Tips Incl.) for Toronto departure
Price: CA$5,590 (Taxes & Tips Incl.) for Ottawa/Montreal departure
Price: CA$5,690 (Taxes & Tips Incl.) for Vancouver/Calgary departure
Price: CA$5,790 (Taxes & Tips Incl.) for Saskatoon departure
Price: CA$5,890 (Taxes & Tips Incl.) for Edmonton departure
Price: CA$4,190 (Taxes & Tips Incl.) for Land Only

FLIGHTS ADD ON ARE AVAILABLE FROM NORTH AMERICAN CITIES

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

June 3 Depart Toronto for Rome.

June 4 Arrive in Rome, visit one of the three major basilicas – St. Mary Major and St. John in Lateran Basilica – the oldest of the four major basilicas of Rome, home to the relics of Peter and Paul. We will also have the opportunity to see the Holy Staircase, which is believed to be brought to Rome by St. Helen in the 4th Century (photo stop only). St Paul Outside the Walls. Dinner and overnight in Rome.

June 5 Morning, transfer to the Vatican where, hopefully, will have a chance to have an audience with Pope Francis.  In the afternoon, we enjoy a city tour of Rome including the Colosseum (picture stop only, no entrance included) and the Spanish Steps. We also visit the Trevi Fountain, where you will have the opportunity to toss the three coins. If timing permits, visit Catacombs of Rome. Dinner and overnight in Rome.

June 6 After early morning mass at St. Peter’s Basilica, visit Vatican gardens, and then continue on to St. Peter‘s Basilica. Afternoon, travel to Naples area. Enroute stop in Monte Cassino and visit  Monte Cassino Monastery. Dinner and overnight in Naples area.

June 7 Morning, visit Naples Cathedral. In 472 AD, an eruption of Mount Vesuvius threatened Naples, similar to the one that destroyed Pompeii four centuries earlier. People fled to the catacombs of the city where Januarius was entombed and implored his intercession. The eruption stopped and the city was saved. In addition to the relics of Saint Januarius (in the crypt) the Cathedral features beautiful artwork and statuary both in the main sanctuary and in its many chapels. Mass. Also, we will have a panoramic city sightseeing tour and see the impressive Castel Dell’Ovo, Piazza del Plebiscito, the Royal Palace, the Basilica of San Francesco Di Paola, the San Carlo Opera House, the Gallery of Umberto I and the imposing Maschio Angioino. Afternoon, travel to Amalfi Town, one of Italy’s most beautiful areas is the famous Amalfi Coast with its stunning views of towns perched looking over the Mediterranean Sea below. The town of Amalfi itself has another attraction and that is the Duomo (Cathedral), houses the relics of Saint Andrew the Apostle, the brother of Saint Peter, as related in both the Gospel of Matthew and the Gospel of Mark: “As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen”. Mass. Continue to Benevento for dinner & overnight.

June 8 After breakfast, we travel to San Giovanni Rotondo and visit the Basilica, Padre Pio Pilgrimage Church, the tomb of Padre Pio and his relics. We celebrate mass in Santa Maria delle Grazie convent. Continue to Lanciano area for dinner and overnight.

June 9 Morning, visit the Church of St. Francesco in Lanciano, a place where many pilgrims come every year. In the 7th century, the Eucharistic miracle happened in the walls of the monastery of St. Longinus (a contemporary church was eventually built in its place) – during the liturgy, bread and wine turned into body and blood in the hands of Basilian monk, who at that time had doubts about religion. Seeing this, the priest fell to his knees and began to pray. And the pilgrims began to come to the temple. Having conducted more than one hundred studies, scientists have not been able to explain this case from a scientific point of view. Continue to Cascia. We celebrate mass in the Basilica of St. Rita of Cascia, where we also see St. Rita’s tomb, relics and preserved Eucharistic Miracle from Siena. Transfer to Orvieto, the site of the Eucharistic Miracle in the 13th century. Entrance to the Duomo and San Brizio Chapel. Dinner & overnight.

June 10 After breakfast, travel to Assisi, the city of St. Francis, saint patron 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. We also visit the Basilica of Santa Chiara. Mass. Continue to Florence for dinner and overnight.

June 11 Florence, cradle of Renaissance. Walking tour will take us to the famous Santa Croce church, Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore and Baptistry. Mass. Dinner and overnight in Florence.

June 12 Morning, travel to Padua. Celebrate mass at the Basilica dedicated to St. Anthony. St. Anthony is buried here in the small church of Santa Maria Mater Domini, which was incorporated into the present basilica as the Chapel of the Dark Madonna. Dinner and overnight.

June 13 Full day site trip to Venice. Upon arrival we are transferred by private boat to the Square of St Mark, where we visit the magnificent Basilica. Also, we see Doges Palace (photo stop from outside only), the Bridge of Sighs. Mass. Some free time for shopping. Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.

June 14 Morning, transfer to airport for return flight back home.

 

TOUR COST CAD$5,190.00 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.
  • all tips in restaurants and hotels.
  • airport tax, tips to bus driver and guides, city taxes

NOT INCLUDED IN THE COST OF TOUR:
– meals not specified, insurance, documentation.
– single supplement $950.00
– drinks at dinners

HOW TO BOOK:
A non-refundable deposit of $300.00 per person is required at time of booking. Insurance with premium(if desired) must be purchased at the 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 61 days before departure …………………… 40% of the total cost
Between 60 and 46 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 

Please contact our agents for insurance quote.
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: group@qstours.com

Collage of landmarks of Rome. Arch of Constantine, Colosseum, PiPope Francis

Cassino (Frosinone) – Abbazia di Montecassino, chiostro bramantesco

The historic cathedral Duomo di San Gennaro of Naples in Italy

Amalfi Cathedral with tourists, Amalfi Coast, Italy

Scenic view of Amalfi Coast, Italy

San Giovanni Rotondo, Puglia, Italy 07-17-2023 The sanctuary of Santa Maria delle Grazie where the remains of Saint Padre Pio of Pietralcina are kept.

Orvieto, Italy – Visitors walking around the Cathedral

Assis, Basilica Saint Francis, Italy

Basilica Saint Francis in Assisi, Italy

Saint Anthony church in Padova, Italy – by night

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