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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.

 

 

 

APR 16        MANILA – LISBON 

Depart Manila, via Turkish Airlines, which boasts an award-winning in-flight entertainment system.

APR 17       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. 

APR 18       FATIMA (BD) 

Morning tour of Fatima’s Sanctuary, the 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, the 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.

APR 19       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, 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 onwards to Avila for a short city tour before dinner in a restaurant and checking into your hotel.

APR 20     AVILA – MADRID (BD) 

Morning transfer to Madrid. Upon arrival, 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.

APR 21    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. 

APR 22    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.

APR 23    LOURDES – PARIS (BD)  

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

APR 24    PARIS (BD) 

After breakfast, a guided tour will start with a view of Notre Dame Cathedral, Louvre Museum, Champs-Elysées, Arch of Triumph, The Opera, Concorde Square, Vendome 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.

APR 25        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.

APR 26      PARAY LE MONIAL – TURIN (BD) 

After breakfast, transfer to Turin, the capital of the Piemonte 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 kinds of pasta, regional wines, and coffees. Free time. Dinner.

APR 27     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 includes 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, the town hall of Florence where faith and science join together with breathless revelations. 

APR 28      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.

APR 29       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.

APR 30       SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO – MONTECASSINO – ROME 

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 mountaintop, 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 by the bombing. Dinner & check-in. 

MAY 01       ROME 

After breakfast, a 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 a guide, visiting Colosseum, Roman Forum, Trevi fountain, Spanish steps. Then dinner

MAY 02      ROME – MANILA  

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

MAY 03     ARRIVE – MANILA  

Arrive Manila from a very memorable and enjoyable trip.

**END OF TOUR**

TOUR COST:

  • Minimum of 30 Passengers – $3,890.00
  • Minimum of 25 Passengers – $4,095.00
  • Minimum of 20 Passengers – $4,290.00
  • Minimum of 15 Passengers – $4,590.00
  • Single Supplement – US$ 1,100.00

TOUR COST INCLUDES:

  • Roundtrip airfare via Turkish Airlines
  • Hotel accommodation based on 3-4star hotel
  • Half board meals (Breakfast & Dinner)
  • Sightseeing 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 snacks
  • Travel Insurance up to 60 years old
  • Marian Pilgrimage Chaplain
  • Filipino Tour Escort all throughout

DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Airfare Taxes: US$ 160.00/person
  • Philippine Travel Taxes: US$ 37.00
  • Beverages and drinks
  • City Taxes in Italy & France: US$ 48.00
  • Tips for guides & drivers: US$10/person/day
  • Lunch / Beverages & Drinks
  • Visa Fee & Processing Fee – P 9,000.00
  • Incidental at hotels
  • 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
  • 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

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