Marian Pilgrimage

Day 1

MANILA - ROME

Depart Manila,  boasts an award winning inflight entertainment system.

Day 2

ARRIVAL ROME- SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO

Upon arrival, after airport formalities, meet and greet, then board your bus for a long distance transfer to San Giovanni Rotondo. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 3

SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO- LANCIANO, LANCIANO-ROME

After breakfast, visit the Shrine of St. Padre Pio at the Convent of Santa Maria della Grazie. Visit the Tomb and Crypt. Afterwards, proceed to Lanciano and visit San Francisco Church; site of the first Eucharistic Miracle. Transfer to Rome to Visit the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls. Transfer to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 4

ROME

Morning guided tour includes the Vatican to visit St. Peter's Basilica and Square and the Vatican Museum. Continue your sightseeing with the Colosseum, Arch of Constantine, Vittorio Emanuelle II Monument, Plazza Navona and toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain on the hope of returning to Rome. Free time walk to the Spanish Steps and shop for luxurious branded goods.

 

 

Day 5

ROME-ASSISI, ASSISI-PISA

Stop in Assisi the hometown of Beloved St. Francis. See the Basilica of St. Francis and the Basilica of Santa Maria Deli Angeli. Continue on to Pisa to for a photo stop at the amazing Leaning Tower and the nearby Cathedral. Afterward, Check in to your hotel.

Day 6

PISA-MONACO, MONACO-NICE

We cross the border to France and stop at the Principality of Monaco. See the Annunciation Cathedral where Prince Rainer & Princess Grace are buried. See the Casino Monte Carlo, the Rock, Port Hercule and Larvotto Beach. Later, continue to Nice to see the Massena Square, Promenade des Anglais and the Place Garibaldi before dinner and check in.

Day 7

NICE-BARCELONA

Leave the French Riviera and cross over Spanish border on your way to Barcelona. Upon your arrival, Check in to your Hotel.

Day 8

BARCELONA

Morning guided visit to the Monstserrat Monastery to see the famous 12th century Romanesque carving of Virgen Moreneta, the Black Virgin. Afterwards, see the Plaza Espana, Plaza Real, Plaza Catalunya, Olympic Stadium, Christopher Columbus Monument, Arch of Triumph and the La Sagrada Familia Cathedral; Barcelona's most famous landmark and Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece.

Day 9

BARCELONA-LOURDES

After lunch, return to France on your way to major pilgrimage site in Europe-Lourdes Check in to your hotel. Rest of the day is free.

Day 10

LOURDES

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-ZARAGOSA, ZARAGOSA-BURGOS

Cross the Spanish border on your way to Zaragosa and see the Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar, considered the Patroness of the country and the Spanish Civil Guard. Afterwards, dinner then check in to your hotel in Burgos.

Day 12

BURGOS-SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

 

Morning, visit the Burgos Gothic Cathedral. Afterwards, drive to Santiago de Compostela; a World Heritage City and on of the most important places in Catholicism, for dinner and overnight.

Day 13

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA- FATIMA

Today, 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 Raxol. Cross the border of Portugal and drive to Fatima another pilgrimage center. Dinner then check in your hotel.

Day 14

FATIMA-LISBON-FATIMA

Drive to the capital of Portugal, Lisbon-see the Tagus River, Marques de Pombal Square, 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 Baixe, Praca do Comecio and the Suspension Bridge. Return to Fatima for some free time for private devotion. You may explore the Sanctuary and the Great White Basilica and maybe join the candlelight procession in the evening.

Day 15

FATIMA-AVILA, AVILA-MADRID

After breakfast, cross the border to Spain and stop in Avila; completely encircled by 11th century walls and birthplace of St. Theresa of Avila and visit the Convent of St. Theresa and the Cathderal. Continue to the capital city, Madrid. Overnight and dinner at the hotel.

Day 16

MADRID

Morning, go on a half day city sightseeing tour of this beautiful city and see the Puerto del Sol, Gran Vla, Cibeles Fountain, Alcala Gate, Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, Plaza de Espanya, Prado Museum. Visit to the Royal Palace, the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family. The rest of the day is free.

Day 17

MADRID- MANILA

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

Day 18

ARRIVE – MANILA

Arrive Manila from a very memorable and enjoyable trip.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Non-refundable deposit of USD700.00 per pax
50% deposit upon approval of the VISA will be applied.
Full cancellation charges will be applied to any cancellation made 2 weeks before departure date.
Minimum 30 ADULTS must travel as a group to run this tour, otherwise we will provide a new rate based on the current running number of people.
Free travel insurance valid for guests aged 6 to 70 years old.
Itinerary is subject to change due to local condition.
Rates can change due to foreign exchange rate.

Rate starts at
USD 3,900 / person
*Min. of 30 passengers
 

INCLUSIONS

Roundtrip airfare 
First Class Hotel
Half board meals (Breakfast & Dinner)
Sightseeing tours as specified in the itinerary
Private coach all throughout
Entrances to most sights
Tour Briefing with snacks
18 day Travel Insurance up to 60 years old
Tips for Driver/Guide
Filipino Tour Escort all throughout

EXCLUSIONS

Airfare Taxes: $85.00 / person (subject to change)
Philippine Travel Taxes: $33.00 (subject to change)
Beverages / Drinks
Visa Fee
 Italy,France, Spain Tourist Tax : €2-7.00/person/nite
Incidentals at hotels
Supplement for insurance:
For 61 – 69 y/o: Add’l $10.00
For 70 y/o above: Add’l $20.00

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