A Special Marian Pilgrimage

Portugal | Spain | France | Switzerland | Italy

Tour Cost: Based on guaranteed 30 paying pax

USD$ 6,220 – per pax

– Out Australia

USD$ 5,210 – per pax

– Out Philippines

– On TWN/DBL/TRPL

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CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS ARE STILL ON HOLD AS OF THIS TIME BUT WE ARE MONITORING CLOSELY WITH OUR BANK TO ENSURE THAT FACILITATION OF SUCH WILL BE SAFELY RESTORED SOON. WE SHALL UPDATE YOU ALL ONCE AVAILABLE, THANK YOU FOR YOUR KIND UNDERSTANDING AND COOPERATION.

DEPARTURE DATE: SEPTEMBER 8-27, 2024

INCLUSIONS

  • ROUNDTRIP ECONOMY AIRFARE WITH EMIRATES AIRLINES
  • ACCOMMODATION (17 NIGHTS ON GUARANTEED 4* HOTELS
  • OPEN BUFFET BREAKFASTS
  • ALL TRANSFERS
  • ENTRANCE FEES
    Rome Check Point
    Rome City Tax
    Vatican Museum
    Jeronimos Monastery
    Montserrat Monastery
    Sagrada Familia
    Seine River Cruise Paris
    Lourdes – Paris Train Tickets
  • ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDE DURING THE TRIP (18 DAYS)
  • ALL CITY and AIRLINE TAXES
  • LUNCHES
  • DINNERS
  • TIPPING FOR GUIDES AND DRIVER
  • PORTERAGE OF 1 PC LUGGAGE ONLY AT HOTELS
  • 1 BOTTLE WATER PER PERSON PER DAY
  • PACKAGE INCLUSIONS

EXCLUSIONS AND OTHER FEES

  • TRAVEL INSURANCE WITH COVID COVERAGE
  • ANYTHING NOT MENTIONED IN THE INCLUSIONS

BOOKING CONDITIONS

  • A non-refundable deposit of USD$1000.00 per person upon reservation OR not later than SEPTEMBER 8, 2023 TO GUARANTEE THE PACKAGE COST
  • Full payment due upon release of visas but should not be later than 2 MONTHS prior departure date;
  • Cancellation charge of fifty percent (50%) of tour cost if cancellation is done two (2) months before departure date;
  • Full tour cost will be forfeited if cancellation is done 1 month before departure date.
  • Unused portion of the tour is non-refundable.

REMARKS

If the group falls below 30 full paying paxs, the following supplement fee shall strictly apply

Supplement if 25-29 full paying paxs only: US$ 240/ PAX

Supplement if 20 -24 full paying paxs only : US$ 380/PAX

CONTACT / VISIT AND RESERVE AT:

MAKATI OFFICE
Unit 218 La Fuerza Plaza 2, 2241 Chino Roces Ave., Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
Landline: +632-8732-7098
Mobile: +63921-375-1526

 

ANGELES OFFICE (no visitors allowed, for company operations only but allowed to receive passenger documents )
Unit 802B Marquee Residences Pulung Maragul Angeles City
2009 Pampanga

 

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CONDITIONS AND RESPONSIBILITY

TOUR COST DOES NOT INCLUDE anything that are not mentioned in the inclusions such as visa fees and documentation expenses, medical and hospitalization expenses, tours and transportation expenses during free periods, drinks and meals not specified in the itinerary, private mass donation, and such other personal nature like telephone calls, fax, laundry, room service and expenses not mentioned in the itinerary terms and conditions.

EPHESUS TRAVEL AND TOURS has arranged for the various tour services to be performed under the responsibility of various operators. Our company or its subagent’s therefore only acts as agents for the operators providing the various services described in this tour and assume no responsibility or liability that may occur out of or in connection with losses or unexpected expenses due to delays, overbooking, and defaults. The tour itineraries and prices are subject to change without prior notice. Should the number of participants fall below the required number, we reserve the right to increase the tour cost or cancel/reschedule the tour. The payment for a reservation fee on the tour shall constitute acceptance and consent to all provisions in the tour conditions/responsibility published in this tour.

ITINERARY

Bus #1 with Rev. Fr. Hans Magdurulang
Bus #2 with Rev. Fr. Artemio Fabros

DAY-1 DEPARTURE FROM AUSTRALIA OR MANILA

DAY-2 ARRIVAL LISBON – FATIMA (D)
Arrival Lisbon International Airport. Meet and assist with our guide. We will start sightseeing tour – see the Tagus River, Marques de Pombal Square, and Liberdade Avenue, pass by Belem Palace, official residence of the President of Portugal. Stop at Belem Tower – icon of the Age of Discovery and the Monument of the Discoveries. Close by is Jeronimos Monastery, magnificent example of the Manueline style. See the Baixa, Praca do Comercio, and the Suspension Bridge. We will head to the birthplace of San Antonio de Lisboa (better known as St. Anthony de Padua). We will have our first MASS at St. Anthony de Padua. Proceed to Fatima. Upon arrival, check in the hotel and resting. Dinner and overnight will be in the hotel.

DAY-3 FATIMA (B/L/D)
Have your breakfast inside the hotel. Free time for for personal devotions. We will have mass at The Parish of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima. Lunch will be in local restaurant. After lunch, we will have city tour in Fatima. We will see the Basilica where the tombs of Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta is located; the Chapel of the Apparitions the place where Our Ladyappeared; the church of the Holy Trinity; the exposition “Fatima Light and Peace” where are the offers left by the pilgrims. Later visit Aljustrel, the village where the shepherds were born. Continue to Valinhos and visit the Stations of the Cross and the Calvary, the site of Our Lady’s 4th apparition and the place where the children received the first and third visit of the “Angel ofPeace”. After the visit proceed to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Ortiga and to the Parish Church. Dinner and accommodation will be in the hotel.

DAY-4 FATIMA – PORTO – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA (B/L/D)

Have your breakfast inside the hotel. Proceed to Porto. Upon arrival to Porto, Full day tour of Porto, walk along Ribeira, a historic district with great charisma. Visit the magnificent Chuch of St. Francis, the Cathedral. In the other side of the river, in Vila Nova de Gaia, visit and do some wine tasting in a cellar of the famous Port Wine. Free time for shopping. Departure for Santiago deCompostela. Upon arrival, your city tour of this historical city will take you to the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, Plaza del Obradoiro, Monasterio de San Martin Pinario, Convento de San Francisco, Fuente de Los Caballos and the Palacio de Raxoi. Free time. Transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight will be in the hotel.

DAY-5 SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA – OVIEDO – GARABANDAL (B/L/D)
Breakfast inside the hotel and check out. This morning, we will drive to Oviedo the capital city of the Principality of Asturias in northern Spain.  Oviedo is a town in northwest Spain between the Cantabrian Mountains and the Bay of Biscay. The capital of Asturias, it’s known for its medieval old town, the site of the Gothic Oviedo Cathedral with its 9th-century Holy Chamber. The Archaeological Museum of Asturias, in a nearby convent, displays regional artifacts. The Fine Arts Museum of Asturias includes 2 palaces and has an expansive Spanish art collection. Visit the Cathedral of Oviedo. Then continue to Garabandal for your hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

DAY-6 GARABANDAL (B/L/D)
Have your breakfast inside the hotel. Proceed to orientation tour of San Sebastian de Garabandal where the apparitions of Saint Michael the Archangel and the Blessed Virgin Mary that are claimed to have occurred from 1961 to 1965 to four young schoolgirls in the rural village of San Sebastián de Garabandal in the Peña Sagra mountain range in the autonomous community of Cantabria. Some free time for your private devotion. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

DAY-7 GARABANDAL – ZARAGOZA (B/L/D)
Have your breakfast inside the hotel. Today we will head to Zaragoza. Visit the basilica of “Our Lady of the Pillar”, where the Virgin Mary appeared miraculously to Saint James the Great in the first century, standing on a pillar. Free time for souvenir shopping in the afternoon. Transfer to hotel for check in. Dinner and accommodation will be in the hotel.

DAY-8 ZARAGOZA – MONTSERRAT – BARCELONA (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for Montserrat. Upon arrival lunch will be in local restaurant. After lunch, visit to the Montserrat Monastery to see the famous 12th century Romanesque carving of Virgen Moreneta, the Black Virgin. Lunch will be in local restaurant. Afterwards, proceed to Barcelona. Upon arrival, check in the hotel and resting. Dinner and overnight will be in the hotel.

DAY-9 BARCELONA – LOURDES (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel. We will have full day Barcelona City tour. Today, we will discover Barcelona with Sagrada Familia. We will firstly pass from Park Guell. Parc Güell is a privatized park system composed of gardens and architectural elements located on Carmel Hill, in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Next place to outside view is Sagrada Familia. The Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família, also known as the Sagrada Família, is a large unfinished minor basilica in the Eixample district of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, and is currently the largest unfinished Roman Catholic church. Lunch will be in local restaurant. After lunch, proceed to Lourdes. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel and accommodation.

DAY-10 LOURDES (B/L/D)
The day is free for private devotion. You may wish to go to the Sanctuary to visit the Underground Basilica, walk the Station of the Cross, take the Holy Bath, drink the water or wash your face in the Grotto, or participate in the veneration of the sick pilgrim. In the evening, join the emotive candlelight procession.

DAY-11 LOURDES – PARIS (B/L/D) (By Train)
After breakfast at the hotel, we will check out from the hotel. We will take a fast train to Paris. (We will send our luggage’s by our bus). Upon arrival, we will get in our private bus and start to discover Paris panoramically by bus. Paris, the cosmopolitan capital of France, is one of Europe’s largest cities, with 2.2 million people living in the dense, central city and almost 12 million peopleliving in the whole metropolitan area. Located in the north of France on the river Seine, Paris has the well-deserved reputation of being the most beautiful and romantic of all cities, brimming with historic associations and remaining vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design. In the evening, sightseeing river cruise aboard Bateaux Mouches Cruise is included. Dinner then continues to hotel for overnight.

DAY-12 PARIS – LISIEUX (Visit Basilica of Saint Terese of Lisieux) – PARIS (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel and check out from the hotel. Departure for Lisieux. Lisieux is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. It is the capital of the Pays d’Auge area, which is characterised by valleys and hedged farmland. Upon arrival to Lisieux, we will visit Basilica of Saint Terese. The Basilica of Sainte-Thérèse of Lisieux is a Roman Catholic Church and minor basilica dedicated to Saint Thérèse of Lisieux. Located in Lisieux, France, the large basilica can accommodate 4,000 people, and, with more than two million visitors a year, is the second largest pilgrimage site in France, after Lourdes. Free praying activities. Transfer back to Paris. Dinner and overnight will be in the hotel.

DAY-13 PARIS – NEVERS – GENEVA (B/L/D)
After breakfast at the hotel, check out. Transfer to Nevers to visit the Convent of St. Gildard to see the incorrupt body of St. Bernadette. Free time for your own. Transfer to Geneva. Panoramically city tour in Geneva. Geneva is a city in Switzerland that lies at the southern tip of expansive Lac Léman (Lake Geneva). Surrounded by the Alps and Jura mountains, the city has views of dramatic Mont Blanc. Headquarters of Europe’s united Nations and the Red Cross, it’s a global hub for diplomacy and banking. French influence is widespread, from the language to gastronomy and bohemian districts like Carouge. Free time for your own. Transfer to hotel for check in and resting. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

DAY-14 GENEVA – MILAN – PADUA (B/L/D)
After breakfast at the hotel, check out. Departure for Milan. Upon arrival, firstly, we will have Milan city tour. We will discover Milan, a metropolis in Italy’s northern Lombardy region, is a global capital of fashion and design. Home to the national stock exchange, it’s a financial hub also known for its high-end dining and shopping. The guide with show you “The Gothic Duomo diMilano Cathedral” and the Santa Maria delle Grazie convent “. Explore more of Milano and free time will be given. Proceed to Padua which is a city in Northern Italy’s Veneto region. It’s known for the frescoes by Giotto in its Scrovegni Chapel from 1303–05 and the vast 13th-century Basilica of St. Anthony. The basilica, with its Byzantine-style domes and notable artworks, contains the namesake saint’s tomb. In Padua’s old town are arcaded streets and stylish cafes frequented by students of the University of Padua, established in 1222. Free time. Transfer to hotel for check in and resting. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

DAY-15 PADUA – ASSISI – LORETO (B/L/D)
After breakfast, check out from the hotel. Departure for Assisi. Upon arrival, we will have short city tour in Assisi. Assisi the hometown of the Beloved St. Francis. See the Basilica of St. Francis and the Basilica of Santa Maria Degli Angeli. Free time. Proceed to Loreto and upon arrival, we will visit Loreto which is a hill town and commune of the Italian province of Ancona, in the Marche. It is most commonly known as the seat of the Basilica della Santa Casa, a popular Catholic pilgrimage site. Transfer to hotel for check in and resting. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

DAY-16 LORETO – SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO (B/L/D)
After breakfast, check out from the hotel. Departure for San Giovanni Rotondo which is the name of a town and commune in the province of Foggia and region of Apulia, in southern Italy. San Giovanni Rotondo was the home of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina from 28 July 1916 until his death on 23 September 1968.Upon arrival, we will visit Padre Pio Shrine. Free time for your own prayingactivities. Transfer to hotel for check in and resting. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

DAY-17 SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO – ROME (B/L/D)
Early Breakfast inside hotel and check out from the hotel. We will depart from San Giovanni Rotondo to Rome at 06:00 AM. Upon arrival to Rome, we will have lunch in local restaurant. Start with a visit to the Roman Colosseum (photo-stop), Roman Forum, Monument Vittorio Emanuelle II, Piazza de Venezia, make a wish at the Trevi Fountain and continue to roam at Piazza di Espagna where you will be given free time. Gather again and proceed to Church for our mass before we continue to hotel for check in, dinner, and overnight.

DAY-18 ROME (WED PAPAL AUDIENCE) (B/L/D)
Breakfast inside the hotel. Then drive to St. Peter Square to visit St. Peter’s Basilica, the most magnificent church in Christendom. Pass by the tomb of Pope John Paul II. We continue with a guided visit to one of the great art collections in the world, the Vatican Museum. We see the Tapestries Gallery, the Belvedere with its marvelous classical statues, the rooms wonderfully frescoed by Raphael, and Michelangelo’s masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel, which was recently restored to its original splendor. Visit the patriarchal basilicas of St. Paul outside the walls. We will arrange private mass after visiting the four major basilicas. Free time. Transfer to hotel and resting. Dinner and overnight will be in the hotel.

DAY-19 ROME END (B)
Breakfast inside the hotel and check out from the hotel. Free time for shopping at Designer Outlet Castelromano McArthur Glen.Transfer to Rome International airport and end of our trip.

DAY-20 ARRIVAL AUSTRALIA OR MANILA (B)

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