"You have nothing to worry about. The LORD is taking care of you on this journey" (Judges 18:6)
Motherland of Christianity Europe with Papal Audience
FRANCE (Lourdes 3 Nts – Paris 2 Nts – Nevers 1 Nt) SPAIN (Santiago de Compostella – Ponferrada 1 Nt)
Below are the places to be visited and more.....
All Inclusive Cost: INR 2,05,000/-
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.
Four Star Hotels accommodation will be provided for the staying in places more than 2 or 3 nights near the Pilgrimage Sanctuaries.
17 May 2020.
Airfare, Stay on Twin Sharing, Visa, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, All Entries - Transfers - Taxes, Guides & Tips.
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-APJ 400
DAY 1: ARRIVE INTO ROME
Upon Arrival into Rome after completing the Immigration process then to hotel, stay overnight at Rome.
DAY 2: 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 3: 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 4: 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 5: ASSISI - 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 Padua, upon arrival visit 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, later transfer to the hotel, stay overnight.
DAY 6: PADUA - NEVERS - PARIS (Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner)
After breakfast we transfer to Paris, en-route enjoy 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 Paris, hotel, stay overnight.
DAY 7: 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 8: OPTIONAL DISNEY LAND VISIT (Breakfast - Dinner)
After breakfast day at Leisure, Optional visit to Disney Land, evening back to hotel, stay overnight.
DAY 9: PARIS - 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 10: 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 11: 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 12: LOURDES - PONFERRADA (Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner)
After breakfast we transfer to Ponferrada, en-route enjoy the breathtaking beautiful surroundings on the journey becomes more serene and meaningful, upon arrival, hotel and stay overnight.
DAY 13: PONFERRADA - SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELLA - FATIMA (Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner)
After breakfast proceed to Santiago De Compostella to visit Cathedral of St. James, one of the finest examples of architecture in all of Europe. Pilgrims have the opportunity to climb the stairs behind the altar to visit the crypt where the relics of St. James are preserved, touch the central pillar (Portico de La Gloria), view the botafumeiro and admire the wealth of medieval art inside the Cathedral, before visiting the cloister museum. Enjoy a walk through the beautiful streets of Santiago de Compostella, the city of the apostle, full of historical buildings and other attraction and transfer to Fatima Ponferrada, Check-in at the hotel, after dinner Join evening’s memorable rosary and Candle light Procession, then to hotel, stay overnight.
DAY 14: IN AND AROUND FATIMA (Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner)
DAY 15: 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 16: WE ARRIVE