PILGRIMAGE TO ITALY AND GREECE
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Under spiritual guidance of Fr. Lester C Evangelista (Oct 8 – 12) and Rev. A. Anthony Gonsalves (Oct 13 – 20)
Oct 8 – 20, 2023 13 days
Price: CA$4,890 (Taxes & Tips Incl.) for Toronto departure
Price: CA$5,190 (Taxes & Tips Incl.) for Montreal departure
Price: CA$5,390 (Taxes & Tips Incl.) for Calgary/Vancouver/Edmonton departure
Price: CA$3,990 (Taxes & Tips Incl.) for Land Only
FLIGHT FROM OTHER CITIES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
Prices include everything, except lunches and insurance, based on double occupancy in 4* hotel accommodations
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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.
Oct 8 Depart Toronto for Rome.
Oct 9 ROME – ASSISI
Upon arrival, travel to Assisi. If time permits, visit to Santa Maria Degli Angeli Basilica. Inside the Basilica we can see the Porzuincola, original stone chapel restored and frequently used by St. Francis and Chapel of Transition, small room in which St Francis died on October 3, 1226. Dinner and overnight in Assisi.
Oct 10 ASSISI – ROME
After breakfast, tour 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. Mass. Dinner and overnight in Rome.
Oct 11 ROME – VITICAN
Morning, transfer to the Vatican, audience with Pope Francis. After lunch, the sightseeing tour of the three major basilicas – St Paul Outside the Walls and St. Mary Major, St John in Lateran Basilica, the oldest of the four major basilicas of Rome, home to the relics of Peter and Paul. Crossing the street we come to the Holy Staircase which is believed to be brought to Rome by St. Helen in the 4th Century (photo stop only). Dinner and overnight in Rome.
Oct 12 ROME
After breakfast, transfer to Vatican to visit the Vatican Museum, continue with St. Peter’s Basilica. Afternoon, city tour of Rome including Colosseum (picture taking from outside only, no entrance), Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, where we toss the three coins. Dinner and overnight in Rome.
Oct 13 ATHENS – DELPHI
We depart for Athens. Arrive in Athens, then transfer to the hotel in Delphi area for dinner & overnight.
Oct 14 DELPHI – KALAMBAKA
Breakfast, tour the ancient sanctuary of Apollo and home of the Oracle. Visit the Athenian Treasury, the Theatre and sanctuary of Apollo Pythios on the slops of Mt. Parnassus. Continue to Kalambaka area. Climb the mountains of Meteora to visit the monasteries, one of the most beautiful sights of Greece: on top of a very high granite rocks shaped menhirs, as suspended between heaven and earth, are the centuries monasteries XIV and XV with incalculable historical and religious treasures.
Oct 15 KALAMBAKA – VERIA – VERGINA – TESALONICA
Continue to ‘d see ( Beroea ) where we will walk along the old city walls where St. Paul was preaching (Acts 17:1-9 ) .
We will visit some of the small churches built during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and also celebrate the Eucharist in one of them. Continue towards the city of Thessaloniki. Dinner and overnight.
Oct 16 THESSALONIKI – KAVALA – PHILIPPI – AMFIPOLIS – THESSALONIKI
Breakfast. Out for a Trip to Kavala, where the Apostle Paul landed arriving Trojan. The tour continues with Philippi. Here Paul made his first sermon in Europe, sowing the seeds of Christianity and baptism”A certain woman named Lydia Among the ruins of the Forum is the prison where Paul and Silas were imprisoned. Back in Thessaloniki will stop to visit the Lion Amfipolis, a splendid monument of the fourth century BC. Afternoon visit Thessaloniki for St Paul wrote two epistles. The Church of Saint George, the Church of St. Demetrius and St. Sofia, and the Arch of Galerius and visit ancient walls, ending with a beautiful panoramic view from atop the Old City. Dinner and overnight.
Day 6 Oct 17 THESSALONIKI – ATHENS
Breakfast. Depart to Athens. Dinner and overnight in Athens.
Day 7 Oct 18 ATHENS
Breakfast. Morning visit the Acropolis with its temples such as the Parthenon and the Erechtheion and Propyleos. After the hill climb Philopapos – ” and then Paul stood on Mars Hill and gave his message ” We can visit the Agora ( Ancient Market and the center of public life in ancient Athens ) , Houses of Parliament , the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Presidential Palace. Just as the Stadium where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held. Celebrate Mass at the St. Denis Cathedral in Athens. Dinner and overnight.
Day 8 Oct 19 ATHENS – CORINTH
Today will visit the ancient city of Corinth, where St. Paul spent almost two years evangelizing and working with tent makers Aquila, and Priscilla (Acts 18:1-18). Disheartened by the state of the Gentile Church in Corinth, St. Paul was prompted to write four letters while here. We will visit the Bema of St. Paul Roman Forum Museum and see where St. Paul was put on trial by Gallio. Mass will be celebrated. We return to Athens Dinner and overnight.
Day 9 Oct 20 ATHENS- AIRPORT
After breakfast, transfer to airport for our return flight back home.
TOUR COST CAD$4,890.00 (Toronto departure) 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.
- all taxes and tips to drivers and guides
NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR:
– single supplement $850
– Meals not specified, insurance
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One piece of luggage of 23kg per person plus a carry-on-bag /weighting not more than 5 kg/
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.
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INSURANCE (tax included)
Age/Type of insurance All inclusive Trip cancellation/ Covid-19 only
- Up to age 59 $397.23 $335.88 $36.64
- Age 60-64 $467.86 $398.52 $55.84
- Age 65-69 $560.98 $449.28 $55.84
- Age 70-74 $594.99 $475.20 $111.84
Insurance rates subject to change any time.
Once purchased insurance premiums are not refundable.
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