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Enjoy an affordable Europe Marian tour with a visit to San Giovani Rotondo for Padre Pio. Also travelling to Rome, St Peter’s Basilica, Scala Santa, Trevi Fountain, Assisi, St Francis’ Crypt, St Marie Degli Angeli, Florence, Piazzale Michaelangelo, Leaning Tower of  Pisa, Monte Carlo, Grand Palace, Nice, French Riviera, Lourdes, Cachot, House of St Bernadette, Grotto, Andora, Barcelona, Royal Basilica, Monserrat, Zaragosa, Our Lady of the Pillar, Sagrada Familia,  Madrid, Palacio Real,  Toledo,  Avila, Salamanca and Fatima.


Pope announces “Jubilee of mercy”

Pope Francis has declared an Extraordinary Holy Year which will begin on 8 December 2015 and conclude on 20 November 2016, the Feast of Christ the King. The Holy Door will be opened to mark the occasion. (Symbolic door located at the northern most entrance of St. Peter’s Basilica) ref: Vatican Insider

Plenary Indulgence

As in other Holy Years, there will be an opportunity to receive Plenary Indulgence, a year of forgiveness of sins. It’s also a year of reconciliation and an opportunity to deepen your faith.

The Holy Door was last opened by Pope John Paul II in 2000 for the Great Jubilee. Now that it is opened again, it is the best time to visit the Vatican.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEPT 20       DEPARTURE MANILA 

Depart Manila. Board on your favorite airline. Enjoy in-flight meals and entertainment.

SEPT 21       ARRIVAL ROME  

Upon arrival, transfer to hotel and check-in. The rest of the day is free at your own leisure  

SEPT 22       ROME 

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. Also, sightseeing tour of Rome with guide, visiting Coloseum, Roman Forum, Trevi fountain, Spanish steps. Then dinner at local restaurant and overnight in Rome.the candlelight possession in the evening. 

SEPT 23       ROME – MONTECASSINO – SAN GIOVANNI

After breakfast, transfer to Giovanni 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.

SEPT 24     SAN GIOVANNI – LANCIANO – ASSISSI

After breakfast, visit the Sanctuary of Lady of Grace including the Shrine of Padre Pio. Then to Basilica of San Michelle and the Grotta, Then  transfer to Assissi via Lanciano. Check-in at hotel and dinner.

SEPT 25    ASSISSI – FLORENCE 

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. Hotel check in and dinner.

SEPT 26    FLORENCE – PISA – TURIN 

After breakfast, 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. In the afternoon, transfer to Turin with a short stop to Pisa to see the Leaning Tower.

SEPT 27    TURIN – PARAY LE MONIAL 

After breakfast, see the capital of the Piedmonte region of northwest Italy in which sports cars and chocolates 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.

SEPT 28    PARAY LE MONIAL – NEVERS – PARIS 

Breakfast inside the hotel and you will proceed to Paray Le Monial for another tour, then proceed to Nevers to visit St. Cyr and St. Judith Cathedral. The rest of the day is free. Dinner and check in.

SEPT 29        PARIS 

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. Finish your tour with a visit to Fragonard Museum. The rest of the afternoon is free for shopping at Galeries Lafayette where you can find luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton. Dinner.

SEPT 30      PARIS – LOURDES 

Today, you will experience to ride in a TGV train going to Loudes. Upon arrival in Lourdes, transfer to your hotel.

OCT 01     LOURDES 

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.

OCT 02      LOURDES – ZARAGOZA – MADRID 

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Madrid 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 Madrid for overnight.

OCT 03       MADRID – AVILA 

After breakfast, your guide will show you all the different and most interesting areas of Madrid, from the city quarters that highlight the architecture of Old Madrid. Here we see the elegant squares of Oriente, Espana, Puerta del Sol, Cibeles, Parque del Retiro, Puerta de Alcala, Colon and Plaza Mayor, with its great avenues such as Gran Via and Alcala. We pass by famous attractions, such as the Royal Palace, the Prado Museum, the memorial Retiro Park. Enjoy Flamenco dinner show in the evening.

OCT 04       AVILA – SALAMANCA – FATIMA 

After breakfast, transfer to Salamanca for a short tour.  Visit the Old Cathedral, also known as Catedral Vieja de Santa María, 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 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 before dinner in a restaurant and checking into your hotel.

OCT 05       FATIMA 

Morning tour of 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.  In the afternoon have some free time for souvenir shopping. Dinner then overnight.

OCT 06      FATIMA – LISBON 

After breakfast, transfer to Lisbon 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.

OCT 07     LISBON DEPARTURE 

After breakfast, the rest of the day is free until you transfer to airport for your flight back to Manila.

OCT 08     MANILA ARRIVAL 

Arrive Manila. End of itinerary. 

**END OF TOUR*

 

 

 

 

TOUR COST:

  • Minimum of 30 Passengers – $3,988.00
  • Minimum of 25 Passengers – $4,198.00
  • Minimum of 20 Passengers – $4,388.00
  • Minimum of 15 Passengers – $4,688.00
  • Single Supplement – US$ 950.00

TOUR COST INCLUDES:

  • Roundtrip airfare via Emirates Turkish
  • Hotel accommodation based on 3-4star hotel
  • Half board meals (Breakfast & Dinner)
  • Sightseeing tours as specified in the itinerary
  • Private LDC all throughout
  • Entrances to most sights
  • Services of Local Guides
  • Travel Insurance up to 60 years old
  • Travel Kits
  • Tour Briefing with snacks
  • Marian Pilgrimage Chaplain
  • Filipino Tour Escort all throughout

DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Airfare Taxes: US$ 110.00/person
  • Airport Terminal Fee: US$ 11.00
  • Philippine Travel Taxes: US$ 33.00
  • Beverages and drinks
  • City Taxes in Italy & France: US$ 52.00
  • Tips for guides & drivers: US$10/person/day
  • Lunch / Beverages & Drinks
  • Visa Fee & Processing Fee – P 9,000.00
  • Supplement for Insurance:
    • 61 – 69 years old – Addt’l $10.00
    • 70 – years old above – Addt’l $20.00

VISA REQUIREMENTS

  • Application form
  • Passport valid for 6 months
  • 2 copies if of recent passport size pictures
  • Original bank certificate
  • Bank statement for 6 months
  • Certificate of Employment with Leave of Absence & Salary Declaration
  • ITR (latest Income Tax Return)
  • Photocopy of NSO Marriage Contract
  • Affidavit of consent if not traveling with spouse
  • Photocopy of NSO Birth certificate
  • Travel Insurance valid for 45 Days

Additional if Self Employed

  • Business Registration (Original & photocopy)
  • Income Tax Return of Business

BOOKING CONDITIONS

  • $300 booking deposit is nonrefundable.
  • Full Cancellation charges will be applied to any cancellation made 2 weeks before departure.

RESTRICTIONS ON GROUP BOOKING AFTER TICKETING:

  • Non-re-bookable
  • Nonrefundable (before and after departure)
  • Non-endorsable
  • Non-re-routable
  • A name change is not allowed

 

PIRKKO & TROYTOURS, INC., has arranged for the various tour services to be performed under the responsibility of various contractors. Pirkko & Troytours, Inc., its employees, or its sub-agents therefore only act as agents for the contractors providing the various services described in the tour and accept no responsibility or liability in connection with losses or accidental expenses due to delays in schedule, overbooking, defaults or “force majeure”. All tours and arrangements are subject to the general conditions specified by each contractor. Tour itineraries and prices are subject to change without prior notice. When making a tour booking, the passenger acknowledges and accepts the foregoing conditions.

 

 

 

 

 

For reservations or more information about this tour, please contact us on any of the following:

Telephone:
(02)  667 3445 * 687 5206 * 989 3861 * 899 1362

Mobile:
0918 921-8850 (Smart) * 0917 871 3861 (Globe)
0922 833-4405 / 0922 833-4404 (Sun Cellular)

E-mail:
travel@pirkkotroy.com

 

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