Itinerary and Inclusions
September 2-19, 2016
Minimum of 25 Paying Passengers
SEP 01 : DEPARTURE MANILA
Check-in NAIA / Departure Manila
SEP 02 / DAY 1: ARRIVAL ROME (D)
Upon arrival at the airport meet your driver and local guide. Board your coach and transfer to the hotel. After check in, remainder of the day to be spend on leisure. Dinner and overnight in Rome.
SEP 03 / DAY 2: ROME (BD)
Breakfast at your hotel. After breakfast, meet your local guide and enjoy a guided city tour of Rome and proceed for tour to visit the Basilica San Paul Outside the Walls, the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano, and The Holy Steps. Remainder of the day to be spend on leisure. Dinner and overnight in Rome.
SEP 04 / DAY 3: ROME (BD)
Breakfast at the hotel. then transfer to Vatican to witness the Canonization of Blessed Mother Teresa. After Canonization transfer to hotel, rest of the day is free for leisure. Dinner and overnight in Rome.
SEP 05 / DAY 4: ROME – MONTECASSINO (St. Benedict Shrine) – SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO (BD)
Breakfast at your hotel. After breakfast you will take a long distance drive to Montecassino, the Abbey founded by St. Benedict in the year 529 and built on top of a mountain. The Benedictine rule of “Ora et Labora”, meaning “Pray and Work” follows 8 hours of prayer, 8 hours of sleep & 8 hours of manual work or spiritual reading or charity. It is written that one notorious monk disagreed with this rule and tried to poison St. Benedict. When St. Benedict made the sign of the cross, the chalice that contained the poison broke and the plot was discovered. In another mountain was the abbey where his twin sister St. Scholastica once led young women to the monastic life. We proceed to San Giovanni Rotondo – the small town where Padre Pio’s incorrupt body is entombed in the Church of Our Lady of Grace. Dinner and overnight in San Giovanni Rotondo.
SEP 06 / DAY 5: SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO (Padre Pio) (BD)
Breakfast at your hotel. After breakfast, meet your local guide. After celebrating Holy Mass at the Church of Our Lady of Grace, we pay homage to the exhumed incorrupt body of St. Pio of Pietrelcina. Padre Pio bore the 5 wounds of Jesus for 50 years. Throngs of people were drawn to his confessional. He brought peace of mind, consolation and serenity to thousands. He had the gifts of healing, bilocation and prophecy. His burial was attended by more than 100,000 people. People would line up at the church entrance for 2 hours to attend his masses. He died at the age of 81. Remainder of the day tob e spend on leisure. Dinner and overnight in San Giovanni Rotondo.
SEP 07 / DAY 6: SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO – LANCIANO – LORETO – ASSISI (BD)
We will have breakfast at our hotel before we embark on a drive up the Adriatic coast to Lanciano where we will see the Eucharistic Miracle and celebrate Mass. We then continue on to the great Marian shrine of Loreto to visit the Holy House of Nazareth and the beautiful Madonna of Loreto. More than 50 popes have made a pilgrimage to the house transported by angels to this hill in central Italy in 1294. Tradition has it that this is the house in which Mary first prayed the Magnificat, in which Jesus grew to manhood, and in which the Holy Family lived. Continue to Assisi, dinner and overnight in Assisi.
SEP 08 / DAY 7: ASSISI (St. Francis) (BD)
Breakfast at your hotel. Enjoy a beautiful day in the most loved St. Francis. Commune in the Basilica, the hub of a religious order devoted to the ideals of humility, forgiveness, simplicity and love for all God’s creatures. Hear about monastic life and view priceless frescoes adorning the walls of the church. Nearby is the Church wherein lies the incorrupt body of St. Claire. Enjoy a guided tour through Assisi. Remainder of the day to be spend on leisure. EVE Dinner and overnight in Assisi.
SEP 09 / DAY 8: ASSISI – PISA – NICE (BD)
Breakfast at your hotel. After breakfast continue to the center of Pisa for pictures of its amazing Leaning Tower. Have a plentiful shopping. End of the day continue on to Nice. Dinner and overnight in Nice.
SEP 10 / DAY 9: NICE – MONTPELLIER – BARCELONA (BD)
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Montpellier – a city in southern France. It is the capital of the Languedoc-Roussillon region, as well as the Hérault department. Short visit at the San Roque Church. Then arrive in Barcelona, the proud capital of Catalonia. Have dinner and overnight at your hotel.
SEP 11 / DAY 10: BARCELONA – MONTSERRAT – BARCELONA (Sagrada Familia) (BD)
Today’s highlight is a visit to the monastery of Montserrat, perched high on an awesome mountain range rising from the Catalonian plain. Visit the Royal Basilica and pray to the venerated Black Madonna whichaccording to tradition, was carved by St. Luke. Listen to the singing ofthe celebrated “Escalonia” by the children’s choir, considered be the oldest in Europe. Back to Barcelona to visit SagradaFamilia, the large Roman Catholic church in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí. Visit also ParcGuell, a garden complex with architectural elements situated on the hill of el Carmel. Dinner at and overnight at the hotel
SEP 12 / DAY 11: BARCELONA – ZARAGOZA – SAN SEBASTIAN GARABANDAL (BD)
After breakfast, we will move on to Zaragoza and Visit the huge Basilica of the miraculous Nuestra Senora del Pilar. Stop will be at San Sebastian de Garabandal, the Apparition of Virgin Mary. Dinner and overnight
SEP 13 / DAY 12: SAN SEBASTIAN – LOURDES (BD)
We have breakfast at our hotel and spend the morning strolling along the seaside promenade and taking in the flavor of the town. In the afternoon we board our motor coach en route to Lourdes. The Blessed Mother appeared to a 14 year old girl, Bernadette Soubirous, here 18 times over the span of 5 months. After dinner at the hotel, we are welcome to visit the Sanctuary for the Rosary and Torchlight Procession. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel.
SEP 14 / DAY 13: LOURDES (BD)
Breakfast at the hotel, and then continue for a Eucharistic Celebration. You may wish to bathe in the miraculous water. You’ll be immensely inspired by the humble life of Saint Bernadette. Perhaps watch a movie or visit a museum on her life. Pray collectively the life-size Stations of the Cross in its most magnificent setting. Now meditate at the Grotto for a close communication with God. GAIN PLENARY INDULGES! Dinner at local restaurant and overnight at the hotel.
SEP 15 / DAY 14: LOURDES – LA SALETTE (BD)
After breakfast check out and we will have a long drive to La Salette. Diner and overnight
SEP 16 / DAY 15: LA SALETTE – PARAY LE MONIAL (BD)
Tour of La Salette. Located in a high alpine pasture in the French Alps, La Salette is the site where the Virgin Mary appeared in 1846 to two shepherds, Melanie Matthew and Maximin Gird. A spring forever marks the spot where the Virgin appeared and where millions of pilgrims come in order to drink the fresh spring water and to pray. The stunning mountain scenery and lush mountain trails make La Salette one of the most spectacular pilgrimage sites in France, with a beautiful Basilica built to honour the Virgin Mary. Drive onward to Paray le Monial for dinner and hotel overnight
SEP 17 / DAY 16: PARAY LE MONIAL – NEVERS – PARIS (BD)
Breakfast at the hotel, Proceed to Paray le Monial, cradle of devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus; the most venerated spot is the Chapel of the Visitation, where most of the apparitions to Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque took place. See the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, one of the most beautiful monuments of 10th and 11th century Cluniac architecture. On to Nevers to see the convent of St. Gilard where you will find the incorrupt body of St. Bernadette Soubuirous who spent her life here as a nun after leaving Lourdes. Drive to Paris.
SEP 18 / DAY 17: PARIS (BD)
Breakfast at hotel; and then proceed for a visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal where you’ll pray afterwards before the incorrupt body of St. Catherine Laboure. Visit the Cathedral of Notre Dame, one of the greatest Gothic churches in the world with its magnificent stained glass windows. The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of Paris, commonly known as Sacré-Coeur Basilica, a Roman Catholic Church and minor basilica, dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in Paris, France. Dinner and overnight.
SEP 19 / DAY 18: DEPARTURE PARIS (B)
Breakfast and then check-out of the hotel, we will see the majestic Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysees, and Place de Concorde, one of the most admired plazas in the world. Photo stop at the Eiffel Rest will be free until departure transfer to Airport for your flight back home.
SEP 20 / DAY 19 : ARRIVAL MANILA
Home Sweet Home
Roundtrip International Airfare on Economy Class
17 nights hotel accommodation on standard local 3* hotel
Daily Buffet Breakfast at the Hotel / Dinner at hotel or
Sightseeing as per itinerary including entrance fees at all
mentioned basilica’s and churches
Professional Licensed English Speaking Tour guide: Rome
/ San Giovanni Rotondo / Assisi / Montserrat / La Salette
/ Paris (2x)
Modern A/C coach for all necessary transfers, including
all drivers costs
Accompanied by a tour coordinator from the Philippines
Airline Taxes (STC) – USD150.00 pp
Travel Insurance – USD 103.00 pp
Tip to Guide & driver = USD 180 pp
Schengen Visa (Php 6000 per applicant)
Rome City Tax
Any meals not mentioned in the itinerary
Beverages during meals & sightseeing
Any personal extras and others in which are not mentioned
in the inclusions
A non- refundable deposit of USD 500.00 pp plus visa fee is required
upon booking and submission of complete documents. (Deposit is
refundable only if visa is refused)
CANCELLATION FEE: Full Cancellation will be applied to any
cancellation made 3 weeks before departure
Minimum of 25 full paying adult passengers to run the program
If the group fall below 25 your travel agent has the right to
cancel or reschedule the tour, otherwise new rates will apply.
Min 20 full paying adult passenger
*** $4908.00 pp
There is “NO REFUND” for unused services
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subject to change if conditions so demand. We
reserve the right to postpone the departure if participants fall
below the required number of persons or visas are not
processed on time. Tour fare is based on group departure. Air
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restrictions apply, i.e non-endorsable, non- reroutable, with
refunds, if any, subject to cancellation and other charges.
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