GLORY OF EUROPE - 15 DAYS

ROME, VATICAN, ANCONA, MEDJUGORJE , ASSISI, PADUA, VENICE, ROSAMISTICA, MILAN, TURIN, AVIGNON, LOURDES,  LISIUEX, PARIS

Day 1
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27th April’ 2015: Depart Cochin by evening flight .

Assemble at Cochin International airport . Depart by Etihad flight in the evening to Abudhabi . Arrive Abudhabi and connect flight to Rome . Overnight on board .

 
Day 2
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28th April’ 2015: Arrive  ROME – Vatican Museum

Arrive Rome. After the Emigration, Customs formalities, meet by our representative.  Transfer to Hotel. Check in. Breakfast at hotel.  Proceed on a panoramic Tour of Rome . Visit Trevi Fountain, Collossium (outside view), monument of Victor Emanuel II . Lunch at restaurant . 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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29th April’ 2015: 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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30th April’ 2015 : ASSISI – ANCONA – Overnight Ferry  

Continental breakfast at hotel . 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 . ( Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner )

 
Day 05
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01st May’ 2015 : 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 Roman Catholicparish (local administrative and religious area) consists of five neighbouring villages: Medjugorje, Bijakovici , Vionica, Miletina and Surmanci . Dinner at Restaurant . Overnight at hotel . ( Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner )

 
Day 06
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02nd May’ 2015 : 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 . ( Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner )

 
Day 07

 

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03rd May’ 2015 : ANCONA –PADUA – VENICE

Arrive Ancona . Breakfast . 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 . 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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04th May’ 2015 : MONTICHIARI – MILAN – TURIN  

Continental 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 . Lunch at Restaurant . Visit Duomo Cathedral of Milan , 357 feet high church with 3600 statues of different dimensions, the Cathedral that had been built from 1386 . Proceed to Turin . Arrive Turin and check in Hotel . ( Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner )

 
Day 09
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05th May’ 2015 : TURIN – AVIGNON

Continental Breakfast at hotel . Proceed to the Cathedral of St.John the Baptist . Visit The Shroud . It is believed by some to be the burial shroud of Jesus of Nazareth, despite radiocarbon dating tests dating it to the Medieval period. The image is much clearer in black-and-white negative than in its natural sepia color. The negative image was first observed in 1898 on the reverse photographic plate of amateur photographer Secondo Pia, who was allowed to photograph it while it was being exhibited in the Turin Cathedral . Proceed to Avignon via Nice . Lunch at Restaurant . Arrive Avignon and check in Hotel . Dinner at Restaurant . Overnight . ( Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner )

   
Day 10  
06th May’ 2015 : LOURDES

Continental Breakfast at Hotel . Proceed to visit the Papal Palace in Avignon . The Papal palace, lo Palais is a historical palace in Avignon, southern France, one of the largest and most important medieval Gothic buildings in Europe. One time fortress and palace, the papal residence was the seat of Western Christianity during the 14th century. Six papal conclaves were held in the Palais, leading to the elections of Benedict XII in 1334, Clement VI in 1342, Innocent VI in 1352, Urban V in 1362, Gregory XI in 1370 and Antipope Benedict XIII in 1394.The Palais is actually made up of two buildings: the old Palais of Benedict XII which sits on the impregnable rock of Doms, and the new Palais of Clement VI, the most extravagant of the Avignon popes . Proceed to Lourdes . Proceed to 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 11   07th May’ 2015 : LOURDES  - LA ROCHELLE

Continental Breakfast at hotel . Free time to visit churches . By noon we proceed to La Rochelle . Lunch at Restaurant . La Rochelle is one of France’s loveliest coastal towns. Its historic port is beautifully preserved with a quayside that bustles with boats small and large, a seafront that is packed full of lively cafes and restaurants where you can stop and watch the world go by. In the  old town wander through its arcades streets, flanked by seventeenth and eighteenth century buildings that are now home to boutique shops selling everything from fashion and homeware to delicious pastries and fresh bread, books and antiques. Check in Hotel . Dinner & Overnight at Hotel . ( Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner )

     
Day 12   08th May’ 2015 : LA ROCHELLE – LISIEUX – PARIS

Continental breakfast at hotel. Proceed to Lisieux . Lisieux is the most visited shrine in France after Lourdes. Dominating the town is the huge Basilica, built in honor of one of the best-loved saints of our time, St. Therese of the Child Jesus and of the Holy Face, better known as St. Therese of Lisieux, or the Little Flower. The Magnificent Basilica erected in her honor (shown here) has a chapel that holds her body in a reliquary as well as relics along with the statue that smiled at St. Therese. You can also visit her family home where she grew up ( les Buissonets). Lunch at Restaurant. Proceed to Paris. Arrive Paris, check in hotel. ( Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner )

     
Day 13   09th May’ 2015 : PARIS

Continental breakfast at hotel . 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 . 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 . Dinner at Restaurant . Overnight. (Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner)

     
Day 14   10th May’ 2015 : PARIS – ABUDHABI – COCHIN .

Breakfast at hotel . Transfer to airport . Depart by Etihad flight to Abudhabi and connect flight to Cochin . Overnight on board .

     
Day 15   Arrive Cochin
   

****   TOUR ENDS   ****

Tour Cost : Rs.63500/- + Euro1300/- ( Apro. Rs.1,65,000/- )

 

Tour Cost Includes :

  1. Return Economy Class Airfare ex Cochin including Taxes on EY
  2. 2 Nights Accommodation Hotel 4* Barcelo Aran park or Idea at Rome
  3. 1 Night  Accommodation Hotel 4* Magnificate at Medjugorje
  4. 1 Night  Accommodation Hotel 4* Point at Padova
  5. 1 Night Accommodation Hotel 3* in Turin
  6. 1 Night Accommodation Hotel 3* in Avignon
  7. 1 Night  Accommodation Hotel 3* Helgon or Atlantic at Lourdes
  8. 1 Night  Accommodation Hotel 3* Kyriad in La Rochelle at La Rochelle
  9. 2 Nights Accommodation Hotel 3* Residhome or Forest Hill at Paris
  10. Return Inside cabin berths on Ancona – Split – Ancona Ferry
  11. Sightseeing as mentioned in the Itinerary
  12. City Tax in hotels
  13. Continental / Buffet Breakfast
  14. Lunches at Restaurant
  15. Dinner at Restaurant / Hotels
  16. Schengen Visa Charges
  17. Insurance upto 60years ( Above 60years extra charges applicable )
  18. Services of a Tour Manager

Not Included

  1. The cost of Passport
  2. Additional meals other than specified in the itinerary
  3. Mineral water
  4. Food & drinks not forming part of group menus
  5. Laundry, beverages, telephone charges
  6. 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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