PILGRIMAGE TO MOROCCO, GIBRALTAR, SPAIN & PORTUGAL
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UNDER SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE OF REV. FR. JOE S. SELVANAYAGAM PASTOR OF ST. PATRICK’S PARISH, CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO
Nov 17 – Dec 2, 2023 16 days
Price: CA$4,990 (Taxes & Tips Incl.) for Toronto departure
Price: CA$5,390 (Taxes & Tips Incl.) for Vancouver departure
Price: CA$3,990 (Taxes & Tips Incl.) for Land Only
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
Day 1 Nov 17 Depart Toronto for Casablanca.
Day 2 Nov 18 Upon arrival in the morning, tour the modern city of Casablanca where we admire the monumental Hassan II Mosque which features the 210 metres high minaret, the tallest structure in Morocco. We marvel at the breathtaking views and the fine artisanship: hand carved wood and stone, marble floors and gilded ceilings. Visit Casablanca Cathedral. Mass. Dinner and overnight.
Day 3 Nov 19 After breakfast, we leave for the imperial city of Rabat, a bustling city with several sights and a rich history, we wander the peaceful blue and white streets, admire the medieval fortification of Chellah Necropolis and walk through the Andalusian Gardens. Mass. Dinner and overnight in Fes.
Day 4 Nov 20 Full day in Fes, considered to be Morocco’s cultural capital, the medieval city of Fes, the oldest of the four imperial cities in Morocco founded over 1000 years ago and perhaps the most interesting to explore. Meet your guide and spend the day learning about a history and culture as you navigate the two median quarters (Fes el Bali and Fes al Jdid) on foot since it is the largest urban car free zone in the world. Some time for shopping at the local souk (market). Dinner and overnight.
Day 5 Nov 21 After breakfast, we leave for Tangier, a fascinating Moroccan city. It has a sense of exotic mystery, interesting history, unspoiled beaches, and friendly people. On the way, stop in the imperial city of Meknes. Dinner and overnight in Tangier.
Day 6 Nov 22 Today, we stop at the Sultan’s Palace, or as it is known here, ‘Dar el Makhzen’. Some free time to shop at famous Petit Socco Souk, a traditional North African-style covered market. Afternoon, we will travel by bus and ferry to Gibraltar. Mass, dinner and overnight.
Day 7 Nov 23 After breakfast, tour in Gibraltar, a British overseas territory. Just 6.8square kilometres in size, with a population of 30,000, it has the 5th highest density of any country in the world, English is the official language but many people also speak Spanish, Mass, dinner and overnight.
Day 8 Nov 24 After breakfast we continue to Granada along Costa de Sol. There are songs about this city, where you can see Moorish influence everywhere. Afternoon visit to Alhambra Palace. This mighty yet graceful citadel, a fantasy of “lace in stone”, surrounded by arabesque gardens and fountains was planned by the 13th century Moorish ruler Al Ahmar. Alhambra Palace became a Christian court in 1492 when the Catholic monarchs Ferdinand and Isabel conquered the city of Granada. The Alhambra became an UNESCO Heritage site in 1984. Mass, dinner and overnight in Granada.
Day 9 Nov 25 Today our journey brings us to Cordoba. In the 11th century it was one of the most important cities in Europe, where people of different cultures and religions: Jews, Muslims and Christians were living peacefully together. We visit the Cathedral and former Great Mosque of Córdoba, the Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción (Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption), known by the inhabitants of Córdoba as the Mezquita-Catedral (Mosque–Cathedral), today a World Heritage site. Mass, dinner and overnight in Cordoba.
Day 10 Nov 26 In the morning, we travel to Seville. Upon arrival, a panoramic sightseeing tour of the city, including La Giralda, the Bell Tower, the Royal Alcazar and Maria Luisa Park. Visit to the Seville Cathedral, the largest in the world with Christopher Columbus’ tomb and spend some time in the old city where we have the opportunity to view the Metropol Parasol, the largest wooden structure in the world. Some time for shopping in the afternoon. Mass, dinner and overnight in Seville.
Day 11 Nov 27 In the morning, travel to Algarve, Portugal’s southernmost region, known for its beaches and whitewashed fishing villages on low cliffs overlooking sandy coves. In the afternoon some time for shopping. Mass, dinner and overnight in the Algarve region.
Day 12 Nov 28 After breakfast, travel to Fatima. En route stop in Santarem, the site of Eucharistic Miracle in February 1247. Dinner and overnight in Fatima.
Day 13 Nov 29 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. Mass in Fatima celebrating vigil of Our Lady of Rosary and anniversary of Last Apparition. 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. Dinner and overnight in Fatima.
Day 14 Nov 30 In the afternoon we visit Nazaré. According to the Legend of Nazaré the town derives its name from a small wooden statue of the Virgin Mary, a Black Madonna brought by a monk in the 4th century from Nazareth. On the way back to Fatima we stop in medieval walled town of Obidos. When 13th-century Portuguese Queen Isabel passed through Obidos and marveled at its beauty, her husband King Denis I simply gave it to her. For centuries after, the kings of Portugal followed suit, presenting the picturesque little town to their queens as a wedding gift. Dinner and overnight in Fatima.
Day 15 Dec 01 Depart for Lisbon. Upon arrival, 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. Dinner and overnight in Lisbon.
Day 16 Dec 02 After breakfast, we get transferred to the airport for direct flight back to Toronto.
TOUR COST CAD$4,990.00 (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 $950
-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 …………………………..US$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 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. 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.
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.
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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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