PILGRIMAGE TOUR TO ITALY

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Tour Information

CA$90 OFF for non-credit card payment!

UNDER SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE OF FR. PETER TURRONE, PASTOR OF HOLY ROSARY PARISH TORONTO
Date: May 26 – Jun 5, 2025 11 days
Price: CA$4,990 (Taxes & Tips Incl.) for Toronto departure
Price: CA$5,590 (Taxes & Tips Incl.) for Vancouver departure
Price: CA$3,990 (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

May 26 Day 1 Departure from Toronto to Rome.

May 27 Day 2 Upon arrival in Rome, transfer from the airport to the hotel. Mass. Dinner & overnight in Rome.

May 28 Day 3 After breakfast, visit 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. Mass. Afternoon, city tour of Rome including photo stop at Colosseum, Spanish Steps. Some free time in Trevi Fountain area. Dinner and overnight in Rome.

May 29 Day 4 Morning, we audience Pope, then visit the Vatican Museum, continue with St. Peter’s Basilica. Afternoon, sightseeing tour of the two major basilicas – St Paul Outside the Walls and St. Mary Major. Mass. Dinner & overnight in Rome.

May 30 Day 5 After breakfast, Morning, travel to Orvieto, the site of the Eucharistic Miracle in the 13th century. Entrance to the Duomo and San Brizio Chapel. Transfer to Assisi, the city of St. Francis, patron saint 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. Mass. We also visit the Basilica of Santa Chiara. If time permits, we will also visit Santa Maria Degli Angeli Basilica. Inside the Basilica we can see the Porziuncola, 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 & overnight in Assisi.

May 31 Day 6 After breakfast, we transfer to Loreto. We visit the Holy House of Nazareth and the beautiful Madonna of Loreto. After lunch, we transfer to Siena. We visit the Basilica of St. Catherine (which is also known as the Basilica of St. Domenico). St. Catherine passed a large part of her life inside the walls of this Basilica. It is here you will also view the incorrupt head of St. Catherine. Then we visit the Duomo di Siena. Dinner and overnight in Siena.

Jun 1 Day 7 After breakfast we travel to the medieval city of Florence. Upon arrival, we visit magnificent Cathedral of Santa Maria Del Fiore and Santa Croce Basilica. Also, we view Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery’s heavy bronze door “Gate of Paradise” and sculpture-studded Signoria Square with the statue of David by Michelangelo. Mass. Photo stop at famous Ponte Vecchio. Dinner and overnight in Florence.

Jun 2 Day 8 Travel to Milan. Upon arrival, panoramic tour of Milan takes us to the Duomo, one of the biggest and grandest Gothic cathedrals in the world, Dominican convent Santa Maria delle Grazie “La Scala” Opera House and Basilica Sant’Ambrogio one of the Milan’s oldest churches. Mass. Dinner and overnight in Milan.

Jun 3 Day 9 Transfer to Padua, one of the oldest cities in Italy with the renowned University of Padua, almost 800 years old and famous, among other things, for having had Galileo Galilei among its lecturers. The highlight of the day is a visit to the Basilica of Saint Anthony. Built immediately after the death of the Franciscan monk in 1231, Basilica has been one of the most popular pilgrimage destinations for people from all over the world. Mass. Dinner and overnight in Venice/Padua.

Jun 4 Day 10 Morning arrive in Venice, we relish the sights and sounds of this serene city including canal cruise by motor launch to St. Mark’s Square. We view the bridge of Sighs and Doge’s Palace. Dinner and overnight in Venice/Padua.

Jun 5 Day 11 After breakfast, transfer to the airport for our flight from Venice to Toronto.

 

TOUR COST CAD$4,990.00 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

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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