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
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.
18 MAY MANILA – LISBON
Airport Check in a 20:55 at NAIA Terminal for your flight to Lisbon. Enjoy luxurious meals and entertainment on board.
19 MAY LISBON – FATIMA
Arrive 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. 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. Check in & dinner.
20 MAY FATIMA
Breakfast at hotel. We will have a sightseeing tour of Fatima. See the Little Chapel of the Apparitions, Basilica, the site of Francesco and Jacinta’s graves, the Hamlet of Aljustrel, where the children lived, and Valinhos, the site of Our Lady’s appearance after the children’s return from prison. Follow the Station of the Cross along the Via Sacra (The Sacred Way) culminating in the Chapel of Calvary, which overlooks all of Fatima. Dinner.
21 MAY FATIMA – AVILA – MADRID
After breakfast, drive to Avila-hometown of Sta Teresa. View the middle age walled city; visit the Covent of Sta Teresa. Finally, drive to Madrid for dinner and overnight. Dinner.
22 MAY MADRID – TOLEDO – MADRID
After breakfast, start your day with a city sightseeing followed by a visit to the Royal Palace that actually used (but not owned) by the King of Spain. The Palace was built on the site of a former Alcazar, burned down in 1734 and it took 26 years to complete it. Then a short journey to Toledo, the former capital of Spain, where you’ll be able to see the 13th-century Cathedral and one of Europe’s oldest synagogues, view of San Martin and Alcantara Bridges and Puerta del Sol. Some free time before your transfer back to Madrid. Dinner.
23 MAY MADRID – ZARAGOZA – BARCELONA
This morning, head into Zaragoza to see its impressive Basilica of our Lady of Pillar. Then to Barcelona, the second largest city of Spain. It is located on the northeast coast of the Iberian Peninsula, facing the Mediterranean Sea. The rest of the day is free to explore Barcelona on your own pace. Check in & dinner.
24 MAY BARCELONA – MONTSERRAT – BARCELONA
After breakfast, you will have a half-day sightseeing tour of Monserrat which includes the Monserrat Monastery then back to Barcelona to see the famous Ramblas, with its open-air markets and cafes. Then admire Gaudi’s extra ordinary unfinished creation, the Sagrada Familia . Drive past the Olympic Games site and enjoy the view of Barcelona. Dinner.
25 MAY BARCELONA – LOURDES
After breakfast motor coach drive to Lourdes. Upon arrival you’ll be checked in to your hotel. Here at the Grotto of Massabielle, a beautiful lady proclaimed to a young sick child named Bernadette that she was the Immaculate Concepcion. Dinner and overnight.
26 MAY LOURDES
After breakfast, our guided tour of Lourdes will include the sanctuary; the Basilica of St Pius X, the world’s largest underground church; and the baths where hundreds of miraculous cures have taken place. Celebrate daily Mass at the Grotto, enjoy a video presentation telling the story of Lourdes. See Boly Mill where St Bernadette was born and the “Cachot,” an abandoned prison where Bernadette’s impoverished family lived. Join your prayers with those of pilgrims from around the world as you pray for the sick, drink water from the miraculous spring, and submerge yourself in the healing baths. Time for private devotions. Dinner and overnight.
27 MAY LOURDES – TOULOUSE – NICE
After breakfast, check out and drive to Nice via Toulouse. Drive along the Pyrenees and onto the lovely province via Toulouse. Continue to drive thru the picturesque French Riviera viewing resort, Villa Yacht Harbors. Dinner and overnight at Nice.
28 MAY NICE – FLORENCE – PISA
After breakfast, Drive along the coast and enter the Italian Riviera. Proceed to nearby Pisa to view the famous Leaning Tower. Then continue drive to Florence to visit the cathedral Santa Croce, and the Piazzale Michaelangelo for a Panaromic view of Florence. Dinner and overnight at Florence.
29 MAY FLORENCE – ASSISSI – SAN GIOVANNI
After breakfast, drive to Assisi, home town of St. Francis. Tour of Upper and Lower Basilicas and the Crypt of St. Francis. Also visit the Basilica of St. Marie Degli Angeli, where the Saint lived and died. Then continue drive to Southeast part of Italy, San Giovanni Rotondo where Padre Pio lived and died and the crucifix in front of which the received the stigmata, while praying after Mass in the choir loft of the small Church of Our Lady of Grace on the 20th September 1918. Dinner and overnight.
30 MAY SAN GIOVANNI – ROME
After breakfast, Visit Padre Pio’s life and many blessed relics and garments. Drive to Rome. Arrive late afternoon then transfer to restaurant for dinner. Overnight in Rome.
31 MAY ROME
After breakfast, full day tour of Rome includes the 4 major Basilicas of Rome:
* St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican,
* St Mary major built 432AD
* St. John in Lateran the original Papal residence and
* St. Paul’s outside the wall with portraits of all the Popes. En route view the Colosseo, the fountain of Trevi, Scala Santa and more. Dinner and overnight.
01 JUN ROME – MANILA
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight back to Manila.
02 JUN ARRIVAL MANILA
US$ 3,988.00 Per Person on twin/triple
US$ 988.00 Single Supplement
Rate applicable based on total confirmed passengers
US$ 3,988.00 25 & above passengers
US$ 4,088.00 20 – 24 passengers
US$ 4,188.00 15 – 19 passengers
TOUR COST COMPUTATION PER PERSON
|BASIC TOUR COST (Min 30 pax)||US$ 3,988.00|
|TAXES (Subject to change)|
|Airline Taxes||US$ 160.00|
|Airport Terminal Fee||US$ 11.00|
|Philippine Travel Tax||US$ 31.00|
|Hotel City Taxes||US$ 42.00|
|Tips to Guide/Driver ($10x14days)||US$ 140.00|
|SUB TOTAL||US$ 4,372.00|
|Visa fees estimate for Schengen||P 6,500.00|
|Travel Insurance up to 75 yrs old||P 3,300.00|
|TOTAL in USD||US$ 4,372.00|
|Plus TOTAL in PHP||P 9,800.00|
TOUR COST INCLUDES:
- Roundtrip Economy Airfare
- Hotel Accommodation based 4-star hotels
- Daily Breakfast & Dinner
- Sightseeing tours specified in itinerary
- Entrances to most sights with Sagrada Familia
- Local Guides during tours
- Private Long Distance Motorcoach Services
- City Taxes
DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Lunch & Beverages / Drinks during meals
- Tips to porters & restaurants
- Items purely personal in nature such as telephone calls, laundry service, use of minibar refreshments
- Logistic Fees & SMS during submission of visa application (payable directly at the lodging center)
- Duly signed application form in A4 size paper
- Original Present & Previous passports
- 2 pieces recent passport size picture with white background
- Original Bank Certificate
- Original Bank Statement for the past 6 months
- PSA Birth Certificate
- PSA Marriage Contract
- Affidavit of Support if not travelling with spouse
- Certificate of employment with salary declaration
- Approved Leave of Absence
- Photocopy of ID
- Income Tax Return
For Self Employed:
- Business Registrations – DTI / SEC / MAYOR’S PERMIT
- Income Tax Return
- Certificate of Enrolment
- Photocopy of ID
- Authenticated Birth Certificate
- Affidavit of Support from parents
- US$ 300.00 booking deposit / NONREFUNDABLE
- No Refund for Cancellation made one month before departure
- Full Payment is required upon release of visa
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