PILGRIMAGE TO ITALY
– Featuring Eucharistic Miracles in Italy

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Tour Information

UNDER SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE OF FR. KEVIN TUMBACK V.F., V. G.
PASTOR OF ALL SAINTS PARISH, LETHBRIDGE, AB

Oct 15 – 27, 2023 – 13 days – CA$4,790. (Taxes & Tips Incl.) for Toronto departure
Oct 15 – 27, 2023 – 13 days – CA$5,290. (Taxes & Tips Incl.) for Calgary departure
Oct 15 – 27, 2023 – 13 days – CA$3,990. (Taxes & Tips Incl.) for Land-Only

FLIGHTS ADD ON ARE AVAILABLE FROM NORTH AMERICAN CITIES
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

 

Itinerary

DAY 1: Oct 15 Sunday Depart Toronto to Venice.

DAY 2: Oct 16 Monday Arrive in Venice, transfer 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 in Padua.

DAY 3: Oct 17 Tuesday 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, view Doges Palace, the Bridge of Sighs. Mass. Some free time for shopping. Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.

DAY 4: Oct 18 Wednesday After breakfast, travel to 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.

DAY 5: Oct 19 Thursday After breakfast, travel to Pisa. Upon arrival, we visit the Field of Miracles (Campo dei Miracoli), home to the city’s top tourist attractions: the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Duomo Cathedral dedicated to St. Rainieri, the St. John Baptistery. Continue to Siena, a medieval city, the birthplace of St. Catherine. Sightseeing tour of Siena including the Piazza del Campo, scene of annual Palio horse race and the Cathedral dedicated to Our Lady of Assumption. Large in scale and ornately decorated inside and out, Siena Cathedral is one of the finest examples of Italian Gothic architecture. Mass. Also, we will stop at Basilica of Saint Francis, Siena, where the Eucharistic Miracle of Siena is preserved (The public display of the host is not available today). Dinner & overnight in Siena.

DAY 6: Oct 20 Friday Morning, 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. Dinner & overnight in Assisi.

DAY 7: Oct 21 Saturday After breakfast, travel 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. Continue to Orvieto, the site of the Eucharistic Miracle in the 13th century. Entrance to the Duomo and San Brizio Chapel. Transfer to Lanciano area for dinner and overnight.

DAY 8: Oct 22 Sunday Morning, visit the Church of St. Francesco in Lanciano, where we will celebrate Mass, 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 San Giovanni Rotondo, we visit the Basilica, Padre Pio Pilgrimage Church, the tomb of Padre Pio and his relics. Dinner and overnight in San Giovanni Rotondo.

DAY 09: Oct 23 Monday Today, 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 Naples for dinner & overnight.

Day 10: Oct 24 Tuesday Morning, stop at 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. Then, travel to Pompeii, once a thriving Roman city buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79 which caused death of all those trped between the volcano and the sea. Pompeii lay buried for nearly 1,700 years. It wasn’t until 1748 that the archeologists began slowly uncovering the ancient city, preserved under nine feet of volcanic ash. Later afternoon, continue to Rome for dinner and overnight.

DAY 11: Oct 25 Wednesday 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). Mass. Dinner and overnight in Rome.

DAY 12: Oct 26 Thursday 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. Tour of Trevi Fountian, where we toss the three coins. Mass. Dinner & overnight in Rome.

DAY 13: Oct 27 Friday Morning, transfer to airport for return flight back home.

 

TOUR COST CAD$4,790.00 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 $750.00.
– drinks at dinners

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.

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 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.

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 (tax included)
Age/Type of insurance All inclusive Trip cancellation/Interruption  Covid-19 only

    • Up to age 59          $419.10                       $379.08                             $29.77
    • Age 60-64              $489.51                        $443.88                             $45.37
    • Age 65-69              $578.87                        $500.04                             $45.37
    • Age 70-74              $597.75                        $513.00                             $90.87

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

Saint Anthony church in Padova, Italy – by night

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Cathedral, Baptistery and Tower of Pisa.

Cathedral, Baptistery and Tower of Pisa, Italy

Santa Maria Del Fiore, Florence

Santa Maria Del Fiore, Florence, Italy

Cathedral of Siena, Italy

images of Florence collection

images of Florence collection, Italy

Assis, Basilica Saint Francis, Italy

Basilica Saint Francis in Assisi, Italy


Picturesque Piano di Sorrento, Amalfi Coast. Italy

Picturesque Piano di Sorrento, Amalfi Coast. Italy

Amalfi Cathedral with tourists, Amalfi Coast, Italy

The historic cathedral Duomo di San Gennaro of Naples in Italy

Collection of photos in Pompeii, Italy

Collage of landmarks of Rome. Arch of Constantine, Colosseum, Pi

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