GLORY OF EUROPE - 17 DAYS

ROME, VATICAN, ASSISI, ANCONA, MEDJUGORJE, PISA, PADUA, VENICE, ROSA MYSTICA, ENGELBURG, PARIS, LOURDES, SAN SEBASTIAN, FATIMA, AVILA – MADRID

Day 1
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28th September’2015: MONDAY: COCHIN – ABUDHABI – ROME

Depart Cochin by Etihad flight to Rome. Overnight on board.
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Day 2
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29th September’2015: TUESDAY: ARRIVE ROME – Half Day City Tour

Arrive Rome in the morning. After the Emigration, Customs formalities, meet by our representative. Transfer to Hotel. Check in (Early check in subject to availability of Rooms). Lunch at Restaurant. Proceed on a panoramic Tour of Rome. Visit Trevi Fountain, Collossium (outside view), and monument of Victor Emanuel II. Afternoon Proceed to Visit Vatican Museum and the world famous ‘Sistine Chapel’– a pure source of inspiration for art lovers. It is also famous for its architecture and the paintings of Michelangelo and Bernini. Back to hotel. Dinner & Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

 
Day 3
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30th September ’2015: WEDNESDAY: Papal Audience - ROME City Tour

Continental breakfast in Hotel. Proceed to St. Peter’s Square for Papal Audience (Subject to availability of “His Holiness”). Lunch at Restaurant. Proceed on Rome city tour. Visit the major churches in Rome. Visit St. John Lateran, one of the major Basilicas, the ‘Scala Sancta’ (Holy Stairs) located across the street where you may climb the same steps on which Our Lord climbed on the way to see Pontius Pilate, and then walk down the park to ‘Santa Croce in Gerusalemme’(Holy Cross of Jerusalem) where incredible relics can be found (fragments of the Holy Cross, one Nail, part of the inscription INRI, two thorns from the Crown of Thorns, fragments of the pillar of the scourging and of the rock of the Holy Sepulcher). We bow these beautiful relics, including the Holy Stairs. Dinner at Restaurant. Overnight. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

 
Day 4
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01st October’2015: THURSDAY: ASSISI - ANCONA – Overnight Ferry

Continental breakfast in Hotel. After breakfast Proceed to Assisi. Assisi is the land of St. Francis and St. Clare. Visit the ‘Porziuncula’ (the first Franciscan house), the place of his death and the thorn-less rose garden. Visit the Basilica of St. Francis, including the tombs of St. Francis and his disciples. The Lower and Upper Basilicas are filled with world famous frescoes that depict the lives of Jesus and St. Francis, as well as other saints. Take a relaxed rosary walk with the Tour Director, visiting other important sights such as the remains of St. Clare and the famous Cross of San Damiano. Lunch at Restaurant. Proceed to Ancona Port. Check in Ferry to Split (Croatia). Dinner & Overnight on Ferry.

 
Day 05
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02nd October’2015: FRIDAY: Arrive SPLIT – Proceed to MEDJUGORJE

Arrive Split port. Meet by our representative / Driver, proceed to Medjugorje. Medjugorje is a town located in the Herzegovina region of Bosnia and Herzegovina, around 25 km (16 miles ) southwest of Mostar and close to the border of Croatia. The town is part of the municipality of Citluk. Since 1981, it has become a popular site of religious pilgrimage due to reports of apparitions of the Virgin Mary to six local Catholics. Check in Hotel. Lunch at Restaurant. Proceed to visit the church. The name Medjugorje literally means "between mountains". At an altitude of 200 m (660 ft) above sea level it has a mild Mediterranean climate. The town consists of an ethnically homogeneous Croat population of over 4,000. The Catholic parish (local administrative and religious area) consists of five neighboring villages: Medjugorje, Bijakovici, Vionica, Miletina and Surmanci. Dinner at Restaurant. Overnight at hotel.

 
Day 06
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03rd October’2015: SATURDAY: MEDJUGORJE – SPLIT – Overnight Ferry to ANCONA

Continental breakfast in Hotel. Free time to visit church. Lunch at Restaurant. Proceed to Split port. Board the Ferry to Ancona. Dinner & Overnight on board.

 
Day 07

 

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04th October ’2015: SUNDAY: ANCONA - PADUA – VENICE

Breakfast on board. Arrive Ancona port. Proceed to Padua. Arrive Padua and visit the famous basilica of St. Anthony in Padua. The original St. Anthony of Padua Church was built in 1725 by the local Italian community of Istanbul, but was later demolished and replaced with the current building which was constructed on the same location. The current St. Anthony of Padua was built between 1906 and 1912 in the Venetian Neo-Gothic style. Proceed to Venice. Lunch at Restaurant. Proceed to the pier and board a private boat to the heart of the traditional city of Venice – The St. Mark’s Square. Visit St. Mark’s Basilica. Also visit Murano glass showroom Check in hotel. Dinner & Overnight. (Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner)

 
Day 08
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05th October’2015: MONDAY: MONTICHIARI - MILAN - ENGEL BERG (SWITZERLAND)  

Breakfast at hotel. Proceed to Montichiari, It was in the spring of 1947 that the Blessed Mother started appearing to nurse Pierina Gilli. She introduced herself as the "Mystical Rose" and requested that an hour of grace should be kept at noon on December 8th in all the Catholic Churches in the world. Pierina noticed that the Blessed Mother's heart was pierced by three swords: the first sword meaning the unworthy celebration of Holy Mass and Communion unworthily received; the second sword meaning being unfaithful to, and giving up, the vocation as a priest or a religious; and the third sword meaning betrayal of the faith. She appeared a total of eleven times and asked for prayer, sacrifice and penance, and that the 13th day of each month be celebrated as a Marian Day, and that July 13th be celebrated each year in honor of the "Rosa Mystica". Proceed to Milan. Visit Duomo Cathedral of Milan, 357 feet high church with 3600 statues of different dimensions, the Cathedral that had been built from 1386. Lunch at Restaurant. Proceed to the country Switzerland. There is no substitute to Switzerland in the entire world neither in its beauty nor in its charm can be compared with any place on the earth. Shimmering glaciers, snow capped mountains, gorgeous blue lakes, amazing views of the rolling hills, picturesque landscapes, lush meadows, beautiful villages and the glamorous cities are very enticing which leave you spell bound on your visit to this hill country Transfer to Lucerne. Arrive Lucerne / Engelberg. Check in hotel. Dinner and Overnight. (Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner)

 
Day 09
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06th October ’2015: TUESDAY: ENGELBERG – Mt.TITLIS – DIJON

After breakfast, visit Mt. Titlis with Ice Flyer. At 10,000 feet, Mount Titlis, is Central Switzerland’s loftiest peak exuding a snow and ice spectacular aerial cable car that delivers awesome 360-degree panoramic views of the snow-covered valleys, glaciers, lakes, forests, and mountains in Switzerland. Lunch at Mt. Titlis. Proceed to Dijon. Arrive Hotel. Check in. Dinner & Overnight. (Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner)

   
Day 10  
07th October’2015: WEDNESDAY: DIJON - PARIS – City Tour

Continental breakfast in Hotel. Proceed to Paris. Arrive Paris by noon. Lunch at restaurant. Proceed to Visit Eiffel tower (2nd level). The Eiffel Tower was built for the World Exhibition in 1889, held in celebration of the French Revolution in 1789. The structure took more than two years to complete. Each one of the about 12,000 iron pieces was designed separately to give them exactly the shape needed. All pieces were prefabricated and fit together using approx. 7 million nails. Evening proceed on a Cruising on the River Sceine, transfer to hotel. Dinner and Overnight.

   
Day 11   08th October’2015: THURSDAY: PARIS – BOURDEAUX

After breakfast proceed on a city tour. Drive past Champs Elysees, Arc de Triomphe, the Opera, Petit Palais and Grand Palais, Les Invalides and Notre Dame Cathedral. Visit Sacre Coeur (The Sacred - Heart Basilica of Montmartre), Shrine of the Miraculous Medal. Lunch at Restaurant. Proceed to Boudreaux. Check in Hotel. Dinner at Restaurant. Overnight. (Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner) (Option: Afternoon Train to Lourdes from Paris – Arrive Lourdes by evening. Check in Lourdes Hotel. )

     
Day 12   09th October’2015: FRIDAY: BOURDEAUX – LOURDES

Breakfast at hotel. Proceed to Lourdes. Lourdes, the famous Catholic pilgrimage center, located in the South West of France at the foot of the Pyrenees Mountains, where The Virgin Mary appeared to a 14 year old girl, Bernadette. Lourdes today welcomes more than 5 million visitors annually from 150 countries. Visit the three main Basilicas, pray at the Grotto and drink water from the miraculous spring. Visit Sacre Coeur to see the Baptismal font where St. Bernadette was baptized. Visit the healing waters. These are 7 pools with water coming from the Miracle Source Join the Candle Light Procession at night. Overnight. (Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner)

     
Day 13   10th October’2015: SATURDAY: LOURDES – SAN SEBASTIAN – SALAMANCA

Breakfast at hotel. Proceed to San Sebastian. Visit The Basilica of Saint Mary of the Chorus, is a baroque Roman Catholic parish church and minor basilica completed in 1774. It is located in the "Parte Viejas" of the city of San Sebastian, Gipuzkoa, Basque Country, Spain . Proceed to Salamanca. Lunch at Restaurant. Arrive Salamanca. Check in Hotel. Dinner and Overnight

     
Day 14   11th October’2015: SUNDAY: SALAMANCA - FATIMA

After breakfast proceed to Fatima. Arrive Fatima. Lunch at Restaurant Visit Our Lady of Fatima church. The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared six times to three shepherd children near the town of Fatima between 13 May and 13 October 1917. The Blessed Virgin Mary is also referred as Our Lady of the Rosary / Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima. Participate the Candle Light Procession. Check-in to Hotel. Overnight. (Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner)

     
Day 15   12th October’15: MONDAY: FATIMA – AVILA

Breakfast at hotel. Free time to visit Church on your own. Proceed to Avila, Spain, the best-preserved walled city in the world and home of St. Teresa of Avila who, with her spiritual director St. John of the Cross, reformed the Carmelite Order. We visit the Carmelite Monastery and the cell where St. Teresa lived and see relics of Teresa and St. John of the Cross. Lunch Enroute. We’ll also tour the ancient city of Avila whose architecture and culture remain the same from centuries ago. Proceed to Madrid. Madrid is the capital and largest city of Spain, located in the center of the Iberian Peninsula plain 646 mtrs above sea level and spans a total of 698 km2. Proceed to Madrid. Check in. Dinner & Overnight. (Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner)

     
Day 16   13th October’015: TUESDAY: MADRID – ABUDHABI

Breakfast at hotel. Proceed to airport for flight to Abu Dhabi. Check in. Arrive Abu Dhabi late evening. Connect flight to Cochin.

     
Day 17   14th October’2015: WEDNESDAY: Arrive Cochin

Arrive Cochin early morning

     

 

Tour Cost Includes :

  1. Return Economy Class Airfare ex Cochin including Taxes
  2. 2 Nights’ Accommodation Hotel 4* Barceló Aran park or Idea or similar at Rome
  3. 1 Night Accommodation Hotel 4* Magnificate or similar at Medjugorje
  4. 1 Night Accommodation Hotel 4* Point or similar at Padua
  5. 1 Night Accommodation Hotel 3* Terrace or Sonnwendhof similar at Engelberg
  6. 1 Night Accommodation Hotel 3* or similar at Dijon
  7. 1 Night Accommodation Hotel 4* Novotel or similar at Paris
  8. 1 Night Accommodation Hotel 3* Ibis or similar in Boudreaux
  9. 1 Night Accommodation Hotel 3* helgon or Atlantic or similar at Lourdes
  10. 1 Night Accommodation Hotel 3* Ibis or similar in in Salamanca.
  11. 1 Night Accommodation Hotel 4* Anjo or Cinquenternario or similar at Fatima
  12. 1 Night Accommodation Hotel 3* in Madrid.
  13. Return Inside cabin berths on Ancona – Split – Ancona ferry
  14. Sightseeing as mentioned in the Itinerary
  15. City Tax in hotels
  16. Continental / Buffet Breakfast
  17. Lunches at Restaurant
  18. Dinner at Restaurant / Hotels
  19. Tips to the Guide & Driver
  20. Insurance Charges ( Up to 70yrs )
  21. Services of a Professional Tour Manager

Not Included

  1. Additional meals other than specified in the itinerary
  2. Mineral water
  3. Food & drinks not forming part of group menus
  4. Laundry, beverages, telephone charges
  5. Anything which is not included in the “Cost Includes”.

Note:

All passengers must travel together on the outbound journey.
Changes in return journey dates are subject to confirmation.
Changes in itinerary subject to the rules and regulations of the sites .
Hotel / Flight price subject to change with / without notice.
Subject to RBI regulations. BTQ Passengers only. 

Circumstances Beyond Our Control

Except where we say differently elsewhere in these conditions, we will not pay any compensation, reimburse expenses, or cover losses for any amount or otherwise accept responsibility if we have to change your Package after departure, or we, or our suppliers, cannot supply your Package, as we, or they, had agreed, or you suffer any loss or damage of any description, as a result of circumstances beyond our control. When we refer to circumstances beyond our control, we mean any event that we, or the supplier in question, could not foresee or avoid, even after taking all reasonable care. Such circumstances will usually include, but are not limited to, war, terrorist activity, civil unrest, industrial dispute, bad weather (actual or threatened) and significant building work ongoing outside of your accommodation, which is not known to us in advance of your departure date and building work from a third party (such as resort development).

Conditions:

A non refundable deposit of Rs.25, 000/- has to paid at the time of booking. 50% of the Tour cost payable 21days prior to departure . Balance amount should be paid 10 days prior to the departure. 

Passengers are responsible for any illness/injuries that occur during travel. Taking a medical insurance policy before the tour is advisable.

 

 

 

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