17 Days 16 Nights

MARIAN PILGRIMAGE TOUR

for as low as US$3,988 per person based on twin

Departure Date:  October 12, 2017

Inclusions:
  • Round-trip airfare via Turkish Airline
  • Accommodations based on 3*- 4* hotels
  • Half-board meals (Breakfast and Dinner)
  • Sight-seeing tours as specified in the itinerary
  • Private coach all throughout
  • Entrances to most sights
  • Souvenir items such as travel bag, passport holder, and luggage tags
  • Travel kits
  • Tour briefing with merienda
  • Travel insurance for up to 60 years old only
  • Filipino tour escort all throughout
Exclusions:
  • Airfare Taxes:  US$110
  • Philippine Travel Tax:  US$35
  • Beverages/Drinks
  • Visa fee P6,000
  • City Taxes in Italy:  US$48
  • Tips for the drive, local guide, porter, waiter:  US$10/pax/day
  • Items purely personal in nature such as telephone calls, laundry service, refreshment minibar, etc.
  • Items not mentioned in the Inclusions
Note:
  • If 61-69 years old, additional P500 per person
  • If 70-75 years old, additional P1,000 per person
Visa Requirements:
  • Application with signature (A4)
  • Passport valid for 6 months
  • 4 copies of recent passport-sized pictures
  • Certificate of Employment with Leave of Absence and Salary Declaration
  • Bank Certificate & Bank Statement
  • Income Tax Return (original & photocopies)
  • Travel Insurance valid for 45 days
  • Marriage Contract/Affidavit of Consent if not traveling with Spouse
  • Birth Certificate
         Additional Requirements if Self-Employed:
  • Business Registration
  • Income Tax Return of Business
  • Annual Declaration of Income
Booking Conditions:
  • A deposit of $300 per person is required and is NON-REFUNDABLE
  • Full payment should be made at least 15 days prior to departure
  • Cancellation made after the issuance of visa will automatically forfeit the deposit
  • Cancellation made 15 days before departure will automatically forfeit the payment
  • Minimum of 30 pax to run the tour
           Rates for 25 pax:   $4,088
                           20 pax:   $4,294
                           15 pax:   $4,488

Itinerary:
DAY 01 OCT 12 – MANILA LISBON
Depart Manila, aboard on Emirates airline, boast of an award winning inflight entertainment system.
DAY 02 OCT 13    ARRIVAL LISBON – FATIMA (D)
Upon arrival, enjoy a brief city tour that will give you a great insight into Lisbon's lifestyle, history and culture. Visit the Rossio Square, the heart of both: old and new Lisbon. Learn how the old city of Lisbon was destroyed in the 18th century and then totally rebuilt to become the city of today. Followed by a visit to the Church of San Antonio de Padua.  Then transfer to Fatima, the place where the Blessed Mother appeared in 1917 to three simple shepherd children and exhorted mankind to pray for world peace. You may join the candlelight possession in the evening. 
DAY 03 OCT 14    FATIMA (BD)
Morning tour at Fatima's Sanctuary, center of Christian faith and a place of world pilgrimage, to visit the Basilica where the tombstone of Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco are, as well as the Chapel of Apparitions, heart of the shrine. Follow the Stations of the Cross along the Via Sacra (The Sacred Way) culminating in the Chapel of Calvary, which overlooks all of Fatima.  
DAY 04 OCT 15   FATIMA – SALAMANCA – AVILA (BD)
After breakfast, transfer to Salamanca for a short tour.  Visit the Old Cathedral, also known as Catedral Vieja de Santa María, this is one of two cathedrals in Salamanca, the other being the New Cathedral of Salamanca. It was founded by Bishop Jerome of Périgord, in the 12th century and completed in Romanesque/Gothic style in the 14th century. Then to Avila for a short city tour before dinner in a restaurant. 
DAY 05 OCT 16   AVILA - MADRID (BD)
Morning transfer to Madrid. Upon arrival, you will meet the guide to help you explore the city. your guide will show you all the different and most interesting areas of Madrid, from the Borbones, Austrias and Isabelinos quarters to the Moorish quarters and the architecture of Old Madrid. Here we see the elegant squares of Oriente, Espana, Puerta del Sol, Cibeles, Neptuno, Atocha, Plaza de Toros, Parque del Retiro, Puerta de Alcala and Colon, with its great avenues such as Gran Via and Alcala. We pass on route famous attractions, such as the Royal Palace, the Prado Museum, the memorial Retiro park and the Bullring. 
DAY 06 OCT 17   MADRID – ZARAGOZA – LOURDES (BD)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Lourdes via Zaragoza visiting our Lady of Pillar. The Basilica venerates Blessed Virgin Mary, under her title Our Lady of the Pillar praised as Mother of the Hispanic Peoples by Pope John Paul II. It is reputed to be the first church dedicated to Mary in history. Then proceed to Lourdes. 
DAY 07 OCT 18   LOURDES (BD)
The highlight of the tour is the sanctuary; the Basilica of St Pius X, and the baths where hundreds of miraculous cures have taken place. See Boly Mill where St Bernadette was born and the "Cachot," an abandoned prison where Bernadette's impoverished family lived. You may also attend the evening procession in honor of Our Lady. The whole afternoon will be free.
DAY 08 OCT 19   LOURDES - PARIS (BD)
Today, you will experience to ride in a TGV train going to Paris. Upon arrival in Paris, transfer to your hotel.
DAY 09 OCT 20 PARIS (BD)
After breakfast, guided tour will start with view of Notre Dame Cathedral, Louvre Museum, Champs-Elysées, Arch of Triumph, The Opera, Concorde Square, Vendom Square and to top it all ascend to the second level of Eiffel Tower. Seine River Cruise is also included. The rest of the afternoon is free for shopping. Dinner
DAY 10 OCT 21 PARIS – NEVERS – PARAY LE MONIAL (BD)
Breakfast inside the hotel and you will proceed to Nevers to visit St. Cyr and St. Judith Cathedral. Proceed to Paray Le Monial for another tour. The rest of the day is free. Dinner and check in.
DAY 11 OCT 22   PARAY LE MONIAL – TURIN (BD)
After breakfast, transfer to Turin, the capital of the Piedmont region of northwest Italy, sports cars and chocolate are a matter of pride. The city is also home to the Museo Egizio, one of the most impressive collections of Egyptian artifacts in the world. A stroll around Piazza Castello and along the Via Roma encompasses many of the must-see sights. Valentino Park houses an 18th-century castle, botanic garden and medieval village. When you've worked up an appetite, sample casual trattorias for pastas, regional wines and coffees. Free time. Dinner and check in.
DAY 12 OCT 23   TURIN – PISA – FLORENCE (BD)
Morning transfer to Florence with a short stop to Pisa to see the Leaning Tower. Proceed to Florence. Upon arrival in Florence, you will have a tour, which include the visit to the Baptistery, the Paradise Gates and the Duomo of Florence where you will be enlightened by its beautiful history and miracles. The highlight of the tour will be at Palazzo Vecchio, Town hall of Florence where faith and science join together with breathless revelations. 
DAY 13 OCT 24   FLORENCE – ASSISI (BD)
Today, you will see one of the most visited pilgrimage sites in Italy… Assisi! the beloved town of St Francis.  Visit the Basilica of St Francis, Santa Maria Degli Angeli and the thornless bush.  Visit the Church of St Claire and see her incorrupt body. Then check in and dinner.
DAY 14 OCT 25   ASSISI – LANCIANO – SAN GIOVANNI (BD)
After breakfast, transfer to San Giovanni Rotondo via Lanciano. Upon arrival, visit the Sanctuary of Lady of Grace including the Shrine of Padre Pio. Then to Basilica of San Michelle and the Grotta, Then check in and dinner.
DAY 15 OCT 26   SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO – MONTECASSINO - ROME (BD)
After breakfast, transfer to Rome via Montecassino. Enjoy the free time in Montecassino, the beautiful Abbey of Montecassino is well worth a visit. The Abbazia di Montecassino, perched on the mountain top, is a working monastery and pilgrimage site but is open to visitors. Monte Cassino is famous as the scene of a huge battle near the end of World War II in which the abbey was completely destroyed from the bombing. Dinner & Check in.
DAY 16 OCT 27    ROME (BD)
After breakfast, full day tour of Rome includes the 4 major Basilicas of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican, St. Mary major built 432 AD, St. John in Lateran - original Papal residence and St. Paul's outside the wall. Includes the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel. Then dinner and back to the hotel.
DAY 17 OCT 28   ROME (BD
After breakfast, you will have a half day sightseeing tour of Rome with guide, visiting Coloseum, Roman Forum, Trevi fountain, Spanish steps. The rest of the day is free for shopping. Dinner
DAY 18 OCT 29   ROME - MANILA (B)    
After breakfast, the rest of the day is free until you transfer to airport for your flight back to Manila.



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