PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND & ITALY
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Under spiritual guidance of Fr. Lester C Evangelista, Pastor of St. Isidore Parish, Plamondon, AB
CA$70 OFF for registration before Feb 28, 2023!
CA$100 OFF for non-credit card payment!
Oct 2 – 13, 2023 – 12 days CA$4,990.00 (Taxes & Tips Incl.) for Toronto departure
Oct 2 – 13, 2023 – 12 days CA$5,490.00 (Taxes & Tips Incl.) for Vancouver/Calgary departure
Oct 2 – 13, 2023 – 12 days CA$5,590.00 (Taxes & Tips Incl.) for Edmonton departure
Oct 2 – 13, 2023 – 12 days CA$3,990.00 (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.
Monday Oct 2 Depart Toronto for Tel Aviv.
Tuesday Oct 3 Arrival in Tel Aviv. If time permits, we visit Mt. Carmel (Muhraqa) , the “burning place” where Elijah called the fire down to confound the prophets of Baal. Dinner and overnight in Nazareth.
Wednesday Oct 4 This morning we start our tour with a visit to Nazareth and the Basilica of Annunciation (Have Mass), Mary’s Well and St. Joseph‘s carpentry shop. On to Cana – the site of Jesus’ first miracle, where couples will be able to renew their marriage vows. In the afternoon, we ascend Mount Tabor – the Mount of Transfiguration. hotel we stop at. Dinner and overnight in Nazareth.
Thursday Oct 5 After breakfast we will travel by boat on the Sea of Galilee, visit Capernaum, home of St. Peter and the site of Christ’s preaching, see the Church of Multiplication with its beautiful 5th century fish mosaic and the Church of St. Peter’s Primacy. Celebrate Mass on Mt. Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered his famous Sermon on the Mount. We then depart via the Jordan Valley to Jericho. Dinner and overnight in Jericho.
Friday Oct 6 We then drive to Bethlehem where Jesus was born. We visit the oldest church in the Holy Land, the Church of Nativity at Manger Square, built over Manger cave. We celebrate Mass here. We also see Crusader’s Cloister, and the Grotto of St. Jerome. Stop at the Shepherd Field. Afternoon we continue to Jericho, the oldest city in the world, we will view the Mount of Temptation, and we see Zacchaeus Sycamore Tree in Jericho. Dinner and overnight.
Saturday Oct 7 We start the day by visiting Qasr El Yahud baptismal site and then continue to the Dead Sea – the lowest place on earth (423 meters below sea level). The area around the Dead Sea was one of the world’s first health resorts. The salt and the minerals from the Dead Sea are used to create cosmetics and sachets which are well known around the world. Time to enjoy the sun and “swim” in the Dead Sea Drive to Jerusalem and visit the Mount of Olives and the Pater Noster Church. Stop at Dominus Flevit Church, where Jesus cried upon prophesying the destruction of the Temple, Walk through the Garden of Gethsamane, and pray at the Church of all Nations. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Sunday Oct 8 We visit the Old City start our day with the Stations of the Cross on Via Dolorosa (Way of Sorrows). We walk the same pathway Jesus walked from Pilate’s Judgment Hall, where he was condemned to death in Calvary, the site of his crucifixion, presently inside Holy Sepulchre Church. Mass in one of Jerusalem churches. We also stop at the Western Wall, the holiest Jewish site in the world. Later continue to visit Ein Karem, a serene, picturesque Jerusalem suburb, the birthplace of St. John the Baptist and the Church of Visitation. In the afternoon we continue an inspiring visit to Mount Zion, home to King David’s tomb and the Upper Room where the Last Supper is said to have taken place. Here we visit the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu, built on the site of the House of the High Priest Calaphas, where Jesus was imprisoned for a night. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Monday Oct 9 After breakfast, fly to Rome. 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
Tuesday Oct 10 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.
Wednesday Oct 11 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.
Thursday Oct 12 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.
Friday Oct 13 Today our tour comes to an end. We depart for 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 $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 70 days prior to departure
For late bookings /within 70 days/ full payment is due immediately.
If cancellation is necessary, please advise QS Travel & Tours immediately in writing. Cancellation charges are as follows:
70 days before departure ………………………………………………..$300.00 per person
Between 69 and 46 days before departure …………………… 50% 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 70 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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