"You have nothing to worry about. The LORD is taking care of you on this journey" (Judges 18:6)
HOLY LAND Pilgrimage - MOTHERLAND of Christianity EUROPE with PAPAL AUDIENCE
ITALY (Rome 3 Nts – Padua 1 Nt – Assisi 1 Nt – Lanciano – Venice) FRANCE (Lourdes 3 Nts – Paris 2 Nts – Nevers 1 Nt)
PORTUGAL (Fatima 2 Nts) SPAIN (Santiago de Compostella – Ponferrada 1 Nt) GERMANY (Titisee)
SWITZERLAND (Zurich 2 Nts – Engelberg)
Below are the Holy Sites to be visited and more.....
All Inclusive Cost: INR 2,95,000/-
Special discount on group bookings for more than 20 adults.
Please book early to ensure the availability of the seats. (Subject to availability)
The tour cost is applicable for the first 25 bookings, post which the cost may vary.
Cost Includes : Airfare, Stay on Twin Sharing, Visa, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, All Entries, Transfers, Taxes, Guides & Tips.
Airfare, Stay on Twin Sharing, Visa, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, All Entries - Transfers - Taxes, Guides, Tips & Drinking water.
Please book early to ensure the availability of the seats (Subject to availability).
Following are certain points that we request our Pilgrims to note and observe.
- If you are taking any types of medicine then carry sufficient quantity with you. These might be very expensive abroad and availability not certain.
- Please bring with you sports shoes, casual sportswear and a small umbrella for comfort in walking and travelling.
- Also bring necessary woolens as the weather can be very unpredictable and might turn cold at times.
- Do not forget to carry with you universal adapters for charging your mobile phones and cameras as the sockets in other countries are not the same as in India.
- Kindly note that Rotation System will be used in seating arrangement on the Bus.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
- Every person will have to give the entire Tour/Pilgrimage amount in advance to confirm the reservation.
- No credit or refund will be given for any missed/unused services of the tour including the meals due to any reason.
- The Tour Operator has full right to modified, vary, amend or cancel any condition, tour itinerary, hotel, places etc, if circumstances so warrant, without prior intimation and no credit or refund will be given for the same.
- No refund would be given in case of delay or postponed tours due to any force majeure or otherwise, including nature calamity, riots, political uncertainty, terrorist attack, changes in rules by any government, air lines or other general strikes etc… calamities or any other unforeseen calamities.
- Change of date would not be allowed. No refund would be given in case of any Domestic or International Sector
in case such air tickets are non refundable.
- The Tour Operator has no control over issue of Visa and in case of refusal of Visa by the concerned government / authority, no refund will be given In case any tourist decided to cancel tour for unforeseen circumstances.
- All the tours will be operated with minimum 25 pax. In case of less pax, the booked pax will be adjusted in the next available trip if possible or we will refund (interest free) the full amount paid.
- Refund (interest free) will be given after deducting cancellation charges, as under:
Number of days prior to departure Cancellation charges % on total tour price 46 – 31 Days 25% Non Refundable on the tour cost paid. 30 – 15 Days 50% Non Refundable on the tour cost paid. 14 – 8 Days 75% Non Refundable on the tour cost paid. 7 Days 100% Non Refundable on the tour cost paid. No Show 100% Non Refundable on the tour cost paid. IN ANY OTHER CASE INR 25,000 NON REFUNDABLE.
We believe that you may be familiar with our name as for many years we have been organizing Pilgrimages to Holy Land and The Motherland of Christianity - Europe. Our humble pursuit in the service of Christianity and our Christian brethren has been rewarded by the Blessings of our Holy Mother and Her Son our Lord JESUS CHRIST. Today we have a large number of satisfied Pilgrims who will testify that we are true to our motto of maximum sightseeing, personalized attention and pocket friendly.
Sheer profit making is not the guiding factor in our endeavors and our costs are probably the lowest and we don't compromise on quality and comfort. We provide extensive Holy Sites visits and look after our Pilgrims with personal care and attention. We maintain transparency and clarity in our ads and fulfill the promises. We make with total sincerity.
Our whole Pilgrimage enterprise is based on the faith we have in the benediction of our HOLY MOTHER. We have a long list of Rev Fathers and Rev Sisters who have prayed with and for our Pilgrims in past Pilgrimages. They are always praying for us, for all our visits to the lands of our Holy Mother and our Lord Jesus. So come with faith in the heart and a prayer on the lips to experience the divine benevolence on our Pilgrimage, We welcome you.
Tour Code: JWT-APJ527
DAY 1: ARRIVE AT AMMAN (Dinner at Hotel)
Upon Arrival into Amman after completing the Immigration process we transfer to Mount Nebo where Moses climbed Mount Nebo from the plains of Moab to the top of Pisgah, across from Jericho. There the Lord showed him the whole land…. Then the Lord said to him, “This is the land I promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob when I said, ‘I will give it to your descendents.’ I have let you see it with your eyes, but you will not cross over into it.” And Moses the servant of the Lord died there in Moab, as the Lord had said. He buried him in Moab, in the valley opposite Beth Peor, but to this day on one knows where his grave is. Deuteronomy 34:1-6, and then transfer to Amman, and stay overnight.
DAY 2: OPTIONAL PETRA VISIT (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
OPTIONAL PETRA VISIT After early breakfast we drive to the 2nd wonders in the world PETRA, for a full day tour to the Red Rose City Petra one of the greatest and most beautiful archaeological sites in the world. You will begin an unforgettable trip by foot through the narrow passage between the massive walls of rock that provides the main access to the ancient site. Entering Petra through this chasm till we reach our first glimpse of the Treasury, whose towering facade bedecked with magnificent columns was made famous in the final sequence of the popular Hollywood film/Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade later we will visit the theater, the Royal Tombs, the Great Temple, and the Petra Church after lunch drop in to see MOSES’SPRING before leaving Petra. This spring is still flowing today back to hotel in Amman and stay overnight at Amman (Those who are not joining this Petra visit will remain at Hotel in Amman).
DAY 3: AMMAN – NAZARETH – TIBERIAS – GALILEE. (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
After breakfast we transfer to Nazareth to visit Mount Tabor – Church of the Transfiguration through the Jezreel Valley. The Transfiguration of Jesus is an episode in the New Testament in which Jesus is transfigured and becomes radiant in glory upon a mountain (Matthew 17:1-9, Mark 9:2-8, Luke 9:28-36, 2 Peter 1:16-18,John 1:14). Peter, James, John, Jesus, Moses, and Elijah were on the mount of transfiguration, after the visit we transfer to enjoy a Boat Ride on the Sea of Galilee (Luke 5:1, John 6:1;21:1, Matthew 4:18-22;14:22-33;9:9) up till Ginosar, then on proceed to Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5, 6 & 7) and then visit Tabgha, Church of the Multiplication of Fish and Loaves (Matthew 14:13-21, Mark 6:30-46) and St. Peter Primacy “In John 21, Jesus appears to his disciples for the third time after his resurrection” after these visits we continue to Capernaum where Jesus lived and healed the sick preaching in the synagogue and performing miracles (Matthew 9:1, 4:13, Mark 2:1) and visit house of St. Peter and then we visit to the Jordan River where Jesus was baptized in the river by John the Baptist, hotel and stay overnight.
DAY 4: IN AND AROUND NAZARETH - TIBERIAS. – (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
After breakfast we check out and proceed to visit Nazareth where Jesus spent his boyhood and lived with Joseph and Mary visit the Church of Annunciation the announcement of the Angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary of the approaching virgin birth” (Luke 1:26-38) visit the St. Joseph Church and then we proceed to Cana Church (John 2) where Jesus did his first Miracle ‘the transformation of water into wine” and then to Haifa City to see the Bahai’ Gardens on the top of and Mount Carmel to enjoy a panoramic view over the Bay, then on to visit Stella Maris Church on top, and the Elijah Cave then to hotel and stay overnight.
DAY 5: NAZARETH – HAIFA – TEL AVIV – JERUSALEM. (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
After breakfast we on proceed to the Mount of Olives, enjoy a majestic panoramic view over Jerusalem from on top of the mountain. Visit the Chapel of the Ascension (Jerusalem), believed to mark the place where Jesus ascended into heaven, later we visit Pater Noster Church, stands on the traditional site of Jesus Christ taught the disciples our Lord Prayer “Our Father”. Later we visit the Dominus Flevit Church (Luke 19:37-44) through the Palm Sunday Hosanna Path(Matthew & Luke) were Jesus Christ was on his way to Jerusalem, knowing full well that this trip would end in his sacrificial death for the sin of humanity. He sent two disciples ahead to the village of Bethphage, about a mile away from the city at the foot of the Mount of Olives (Matthew 21:1-11; Mark 11:1-11; Luke 19:28-44; John 12:12-19), Dominus Flevit Church where Jesus wept over Jerusalem shortly before the destruction of the second temple, continue to visit “The Church of All Nations” also known as the Church of the Agony (Mark 14:32-42), on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, next to the Garden of Gethsemane (Matthew 26:36-46). It enshrines a section of bedrock where Jesus is said to have prayed before his arrest after he has been betrayed by Judas and later to hotel, stay overnight.
DAY 6: IN AND AROUND JERUSALEM. (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
After breakfast we proceed to visit Mount Zion, visit St Peter in Gallicantu which commemoration of Peter’s triple rejection of Jesus “… before the cock crows thrice.”(Mark 14:30). Visit King David’s Tomb and the Upper room (Acts 1:13), commemorates the “upper room” in which Jesus shared the Last Supper with the disciples and then visit Church of the Dormition (Dormition Abbey Monastery) and then proceed to Old City of Jerusalem from Dung Gate, then to Wailing Wall and then through St Stephens Gate visit St Anne Church and the Pool of Bethesda, believed to be the site where Jesus healed a paralytic (John 5:1-15). Through the Church of the Flagellation, we start the way of the cross Via Dolorosa walk the traditional Way of the Cross the Fourteen Stations, and we conclude the way of the Cross and enter into Holy Sepulcher Church (The Tomb) that stands on a site that encompasses both Golgotha or Calvary, where Jesus was crucified and buried. Later afternoon we drive to Ein Karem, to visit St. John the Baptist Church (the birth place of St. John) and the Church of Visitation, In Luke 1, where Mother t Mary visited her pregnant cousin Elizabeth and stayed for three months upon Mary’s arrival, the unborn John the Baptist recognized the unborn Jesus and “leaped with joy” in Elizabeth’s womb after this visit we proceed to Abu Ghosh where Jesus appeared after the Resurrection (Luke 24:12-31). They imagined an old caravansary they found by the village spring as the destination of the disciples as they walked along the road “about seven miles from Jerusalem” (Luke 24:13), hotel and stay overnight.
DAY 7: JERUSALEM – BETHLEHEM - JERICO – DEAD SEA - JERUSALEM. (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
After the breakfast we visit Bethlehem the Nativity Church (Gospels of Matthew and Luke.), marks the traditional Place of Jesus Christ’s birth. A tradition going back to the VII century located at this site the burial place of the innocent victims killed by Herod the Great after the birth of Jesus. In 2007 has been completed the restoration of the Cave, which has cleaned up the walls and returned to the original light. and then to the Shepherds’ Fields we proceed to Jericho, visit the Sycamore Tree (Zacharias the tax collector climbed the tree to view Jesus) then to visit Mount of Temptation (Only view) where, Jesus was tempted by the devil. After coming back to Jericho we drive through the old city of Jericho and spend the rest of the evening at Dead Sea the lowest spot on earth, a unique experience on the dead sea floating the Metal Salty Water after spending some time and then to visit and the Qumran (Only view) the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered and then hotel, stay overnight.
DAY 8: JERUSALEM - TEL AVIV - ROME (Breakfast – Lunch - Dinner)
After breakfast, transfer to Tel Aviv airport to take the flight to Rome, Upon arrival transfer to hotel, stay overnight.
DAY 9: IN AND AROUND ROME (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
After breakfast proceed to Vatican City for Papal Audience followed by Vatican City tour you will be visiting Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Gallery of the Tapestries. Upon arrival at the Vatican Walls we will enter inside the Vatican Museums taking the beautiful Spiral staircase and continuing through the Gallery of the Tapestries and the Gallery of the Geographical Maps before arriving in the famous Sistine Chapel with its magnificent fresco of the Last Judgment by Michelangelo then visit St Peter’s Basilica and St Peter’s Square, back to hotel, stay overnight.
DAY 10: IN AND AROUND ROME (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
After breakfast we begin our day with a visit to The Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, or church of Santa Maria Maggiore, is a Papal major basilica and the largest Catholic Marian church in Rome, Italy, from which size it receives the appellation “major” The Patriarchal Basilica of St. Mary Major reigns as an authentic jewel in the crown of Roman churches. Its beautiful treasures are of inestimable value and represent the Church’s role as the cradle of Christian artistic civilization in Rome and then we continue to the Papal Basilica of St John Lateran, Arch Basilica of St John Lateran (San Giovanni in Laterano) the basilica of Saint John Lateran was built under pope Melchiade (311-314), it’s the most ancient church in the world. Due to the fact that the pope is also the bishop of Rome, Saint John in Lateran – being seat of the bishop’s residence – is also Rome’s Cathedral. The original plan had already five aisles. The ancient church was residence of the popes until the coming back from the exile in Avignone (1377), when it was moved to the Vatican. It was pillage-stock of the Visigoths (410), the Vandals (455); the earthquake in 896 caused the central aisle roof to collapse (rebuilt under pope Sergio III in 904-911).It is here that St Francis persuaded Pope Innocent III to give permission to begin the Franciscan Order the night before the Pope had seen a man in a dream and the man was supporting the tottering building of St John Lateran. The next day when Francis appeared before Pope Innocent, His Holiness recognized the face from the dream and consented to Francis’ request and then we will drive by the Forum,view Coliseum, and then to visit the Basilica of St. Paul’s Outside the Walls, housing the Tomb of St Paul the Apostle, affectionately known as the Apostle of the Gentiles, followed by the visit to Church of St Peter in Chains, featuring Michelangelo’s famous statue of Moses and we proceed to Trevi Fountain, Piazza and evening we visit the Catacombs inside, then to hotel, stay overnight.
DAY 11: ROME – LANCIANO – ASSISI (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
After breakfast we proceed for Lanciano, site of the Miracle of the Holy Eucharistic. The church of the Eucharistic Miracle is located in the center of the town Lanciano is a small, medieval town, nestled in from the coast of the Adriatic Sea in Italy, halfway between San Giovanni Rotondo and Loreto. But what is the center of the town today was the outskirts of the town back in the Eighth Century, when the Eucharistic Miracle occurred. At the time, it was called the Church of St. Legontian and St. Domitian and was under the custody of the Basilian Monks of the Greek Orthodox Rite.This was prior to the Great Schism of 1054. Everything about Lanciano smacks of the Eucharistic Miracle. Even the name of the town was changed from Anxanum (in ancient times) to Lanciano, meaning “The Lance”. Tradition has it that the centurion Longinus, who thrust the Lance into the side of Jesus, striking Him in the Tip of His Heart from which He shed blood and water, (in the Gospel account of the Crucifixion (Mk 15:29)) was from this town. After seeing the events which followed the piercing of Jesus’ heart, the darkening of the sun and the earthquake, he believed that Christ was the Savior. A more physical sign, however, was that Longinus had had poor eyesight and after having touched his eyes with the water and blood from the side of Jesus, his eyesight was restored. What a perfect parallel the actions of the Centurion were to the Eucharistic Miracle. He touched the Heart of Jesus, was healed and converted. He gave up the Army, went to Cappadocia and was martyred for the faith. He is known now as Saint Longinus. His feast day is celebrated on March 15 and then we proceed to Assisi, hotel, stay overnight.
DAY 12: ASSISI - VENICE - PADUA (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
After the breakfast t visit to Assisi visit this “quiet medieval town, imbued with the mystical spirit of one of the most fascinating characters of history.” The town of Assisi is nestled on the side of Mount Subasio, resting majestically in the Umbrian plain. This town was home to St Francis and St Clare, we visit St Francis’ Basilica and the Tomb and then church of San Rufino (with St. Francis’ baptismal font) and the Basilica of St Clare (where her incorrupt body lies in repose) and transfer to Venice, upon arrival proceed to Board Ferry for St Mark Square (Centre area of Venice Island). Upon reaching St Mark square, we will have the walking tour of Venice Island, known as ‘The Queen of the Adriatic.’ “A unique position, the grace of her buildings, the changing colors and not least the total absence of wheeled transport, make Venice the most charming and poetic city in the world.” Our visit begins at the Basilica of St Mark and see the golden mosaics from the second Golden Age of Icons adorn this magnificent Byzantine basilica built to honor the body of St Mark brought from Alexandria in Egypt after visit Ducal Palace, Prisons, Bridge of Sighs, Rialto Bridge and here we will get some time for leisure on Venice Island and then to hotel stay overnight.
DAY 13: PADUA - ENGELBERG - ZURICH (Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner)
After breakfast visit Padua, the city of St Anthony where we will be visiting the Basilica of St Anthony of Padua Saint Anthony of Padua, patron saint of lost and stolen articles, was a powerful Franciscan preacher and teacher. He’s typically portrayed holding the child Jesus-or a lily-or a book-or all three-in his arms. Many people give alms to St. Anthony Bread in thanksgiving to God for blessings received through the prayers of St. Anthony. St. Anthony of Padua’s life is what every Christian’s life is meant to be; a steady courage to face the ups and downs of life, the call to love and forgive, to be concerned for the needs of others, to deal with crisis great and small and to have our feet solidly on the ground of total trusting love and dependence on God. Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua is a large red-brick building with numerous bulbous domes, set to the southeast of the core of Padua. The Basilica has some fantastic murals and mosaics about his life and the center piece is his tomb. Pilgrims are allowed to go around the back of his tomb and touch it and proceed to Zurich, stay overnight.
DAY 14: ZURICH - ENGELBERG ZURICH (Optional Tour) (Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner)
After breakfast we transfer to Engelberg , those who are interested in visiting the Mt Titlis by cable car (Optional tour) get ready to enjoy one of most beautiful Mountain excursions of Switzerland. Mt. Titlis is an adventure excursion to the highest vantage point in central Switzerland. Board the aerial cableway for a 45-minute journey from the green valley to the high alpine glacier region at 3020m/10000 ft which guarantees snow the whole year round. Enjoy a magnificent ride in the world’s first ever revolving ‘ROTAIR’ gondola, which offers a 360° panoramic view of the Alps. Visit the Ice Grotto and experience the new ‘Ice Flyer’ – chair lift ride over the glacier with fantastic views into crevasses and ice falls back to Engelberg and later to hotel, stay overnight.
DAY 15: ZURICH - LAKE TITISEE - PARIS (Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner)
After After Breakfast we proceed to Black forest area Titisee Germany, Black Forest is a wooded mountain range in south – western Germany. It is bordered by the Rhine Valery to the west and south. The Highest peak is the Feldberg with an elevation of 1,493 M. the Name Schwarzwald, i.e. Black Forest, goes back to the Romans who referred to the thickly forested mountains there as Silva Nigra, i.e. Black Forest, “because the dense growth of conifers in the forest blocked out most of the light inside forest. Visit Drubba for Cuckoo clock demonstration and shopping in the home of the world cuckoo clock. Then proceed to lake Titisee to enjoy boat ride which is the heart of black forest surrounded by dark forest, fairy tale woods and flowering meadows. Enjoy free time on lake titisee time for shopping and the we proceed to Strasbourg. It is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in a metropolitan area spanning across the river into the Germany city of Kehl on the eastern bank of the Rhine and then transfer to Paris, stay overnight.
DAY 16: IN AND AROUND PARIS (Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner)
After breakfast we proceed to the Paris, followed by City tour of Paris with the visit to the Eiffel Tower from (Second level) and then continue the city tour and the St Catherine Laboure whose guardian angel led her to the chapel where the Blessed Virgin displayed a vision of the miraculous medal and later the green scapular. The Virgin promised bountiful graces for all who wore these, just across the street we will visit the church of St Vincent de Paul founder of Daughters of Charity, order St Catherine, Also Visit Shrine of St Vincent De Paul and then we visit the most beautiful and important churches in the world such as Notre Dame Cathedral, the L’Arc de Triomphe, and drive through the Champs Elysees, here we enjoy the other sights on this mostly panoramic tour of Paris and, stay overnight.
DAY 17: OPTIONAL DISNEY LAND VISIT (Breakfast - Dinner)
After breakfast day at Leisure, Optional visit to Disney Land, evening back to hotel, stay overnight
DAY 18: NEVERS - LOURDES (Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner)
After breakfast we proceed to Nevers to visit sanctuary of St. Bernadette en-route enjoy the breathtaking beautiful surroundings on the journey becomes more serene and meaningful, upon arrival at Nevers we visit the and then visit to the Tomb of St. Bernadette and then to Lourdes the breathtaking beautiful surroundings on the journey becomes more serene and meaningful when we have prayers in our hearts, seek the blessings of our Holy MOTHER with sincere prayers and faith that she may Intercede with her SON our LORD to grand our wishes upon arrival to Lourdes,hotel and after dinner Candle light procession, stay overnight.
DAY 19: IN AND AROUND LOURDES (Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner)
After breakfast followed by the walking tour of Lourdes, the small Pyrenees village of Lourdes and its imposing basilica that attracts millions of Pilgrims annually. This is the site where, in 1858, a young peasant girl, Bernadette Soubirous, had several appearances of Virgin Mary. Also we visit Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine and the St. Bernadette’s Birth place and family home. A visit to this Church affords the opportunity to wander an immense CATHEDRAL, but also to see the actual cave where a young girl claimed she spoke to the Virgin Mary and where an endless stream of visitors come in search of a spiritual experience or miraculous healing. The Catholic Church has acknowledged dozens of miracles from this spot, here we all can experience the dip in the water and people were healed by their faith and prayers and evening join the memorable rosary and Candle light Procession, back to hotel and stay overnight.
DAY 20: IN AND AROUND LOURDES (Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner)
We have kept this day at Lourdes. All the Pilgrims will get an extra day for their private visits as well the Holy Dip, Way of the Cross, Confessions, rest of the day can visit nearby places in Lourdes, prayers and evening join the memorable rosary and Candle light Procession, back to hotel and stay overnight. hotel and stay overnight.
DAY 21: LOURDES - PONFERRADA (Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner)
DAY 22: PONFERRADA - SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELLA - FATIMA (Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner)
DAY 23: IN AND AROUND FATIMA (Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner)
DAY 24: FATIMA – HOME (Breakfast at hotel - Dinner on-board the flight)
After breakfast free time till we transfer to Airport to take the flight back home.
DAY 25: WE ARRIVE