ITINERARY:

NOV 05 CHECK-IN AT NAIA TERMINAL 3 AT 2100hrs  

NOV 06 DEPARTURE FROM MANILA TO ROME / ROME (D)

Upon arrival in Rome, we will have a half-day guided tour of the Classical Rome: Pantheon Church, Trevi Fountain, view of the Piazza di Spagna and Piazza Venezia (from coach), and photo stop at the Colosseum. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

 

NOV 07 ROME (B/L/D)

After an early breakfast, we will attend the General Papal Audience. Then have a half-day guided tour to visit the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel. Visit also the St. Peter Basilica, destination of all Catholics coming from all over the world. Have dinner at a local restaurant. Return to hotel for overnight stay.

 

NOV 08 ROME / SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO (B/L/D)

After breakfast and check-out at the hotel, have a half-day guided tour to visit San Giovanni in Laterano Church, St. Mary Major’s Basilica, and St. Paul’s Outside the Walls Church. Then have a long distance drive to San Giovanni Rotondo. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

 

NOV 09 SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO / LANCIANO / ASSISI (B/L/D)

After breakfast and check-out, we will have a half-day guided tour to visit the Convent of Santa Maria della Grazie and the Sanctuary of St. Padre Pio. Then have a long distance drive to Lanciano to visit San Francesco Church (Santuario del Miracolo Eucaristico). Then proceed to Assisi. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

 

NOV 10 ASSISI / FLORENCE (B/L/D)

Breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Have a half-day guided tour on foot to visit the Santa Chiara Church, the Church of St. Damian (Convento Di San Damiano), the Lower (Inferiore) and the Upper (Superiore) Basilica of St. Francis.Visit also Santa Maria Degli Angeli Church and see the Thornless Rose bush and Porziuncola Chapel inside the church. Continue to Florence. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

 

NOV 11 FLORENCE / PISA / MILAN (B/L/D)

Breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Have a half-day guided tour to visit the Florence Cathedral (Duomo Santa Maria del Fiore), entrance to Baptistry (Battistero), and visit to San Miniato Al Monte Church. Drive to Pisa. Have a short sightseeing tour on foot of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the campanile, or freestanding bell tower, of the cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa. It is situated behind the Cathedral and is the third oldest structure in Pisa’s Cathedral Square. Have a long distance drive to Milan. Check-in, dinner and overnight at the hotel.

 

NOV 12 MILAN / LUCERNE (B/L/D)

Breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Have a long distance drive to Lucerne. Have a guided sightseeing tour on foot of this fascinating city.  See the Kapellbruecke or the more famously known Chapel Bridge, the oldest wooden bridge in Europe and one of Switzerland’s main tourist attraction. See also the Lion Monument, Old Town and Lucerne Lake. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

 

NOV 13 LUCERNE / PARIS (B/L/D)

Breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Have a long distance drive to Paris. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

 

NOV 14 PARIS (B/L/D)

After breakfast, we will celebrate private Mass at Miraculous Medal Church at Rue de Bac where the incorruptible body of St. Catherine de Laboure lies and where the heart of St. Vincent de Paul is kept. Have a half-day sightseeing guided tour of Paris – the heart of Europe’s most romantic city, which includes entrance to Notre Dame Cathedral; see the Place de Concorde, Arc de Triomphe Memorial, and the Avenue des Champs Elysees (view point). Marvel at the beauty of Paris atop the 2nd floor of Eiffel Tower. Have dinner at a local restaurant before returning to hotel for overnight.

 

NOV 15 PARIS / LOURDES (via train) (B/-/D)

Breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Transfer to Paris train station to take a 2nd class TGV train going to Lourdes – one of the great pilgrimage shrines in the world, where in the Grotto of Massabielle, a beautiful lady revealed herself to a young sick child named Bernadette, that she is the Immaculate Concepcion. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

 

NOV 16 LOURDES (B/L/D)

Breakfast at the hotel. Concelebrate Mass at the Grotto of Lourdes. Then we’ll have a half-day guided tour on foot to the Sanctuaries in Lourdes. Have a photo stop at the Boly Mill where Bernadette was born in 1844. At your free time in the afternoon, you may walk the Way of the Cross, pray the rosary, drink the Holy Water, experience the miraculous baths (if open). You may also join the pilgrims around the world for a torch light procession and Rosary in the evening. Have dinner and overnight at hotel.

 

NOV 17 LOURDES / SALAMANCA (B/-/D)

After breakfast and check-out, we will have a long distance transfer to Salamanca. Proceed to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

 

NOV 18 SALAMANCA / FATIMA (B/L/D)

After breakfast and check-out, have a guided tour on foot to visit the Old and New Cathedral of Salamanca. View the University of Salamanca, Plaza Mayor, and Palacio de Monterrey. Then continue to have a long distance drive to Fatima. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

 

NOV 19 FATIMA (B/L/D)

Breakfast at the hotel. Have a half-day guided tour to which includes visit of the Apariciones Chapel of the Fatima sanctuary, the Lady of Fatima Basilica, the house of Francisco and Jacinta, and the house of Lucia. Rest of the time is free for private devotions. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight. You may wish to participate at the Candle Light Procession and evening Rosary after dinner.

 

NOV 20 FATIMA / MADRID (B/L/D)

Breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Have a long distance drive to Madrid. Check-in at the hotel for dinner and overnight.

 

NOV 21 MADRID (B/L/D)

Breakfast at the hotel. Have a half-day guided tour to visit the Almudena Cathedral, entrance to Royal Palace and view of the Plaza Mayor, Cibeles Fountain, Alcala Gate, Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, Plaza de Espana and the Prado Museum. Have some free time at leisure before having dinner at a local restaurant. Return to hotel for overnight.  

 

NOV 22 MADRID / MANILA (B/-/-)

Breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Morning is free at your own leisure before transfer to Madrid airport to catch flight back to Manila.

 

NOV 23 MANILA

“HOME SWEET HOME!!!”

 

Marian Pilgrimage

with Rev. Fr. Joel Boco

& Rev. Fr. Artemio Toyco, Jr

(November 05 - 23, 2018)

 
 

ITINERARY:

NOV 05 CHECK-IN AT NAIA TERMINAL 3 AT 2100hrs  

NOV 06 DEPARTURE FROM MANILA TO ROME / ROME (D)

Upon arrival in Rome, we will have a half-day guided tour of the Classical Rome: Pantheon Church, Trevi Fountain, view of the Piazza di Spagna and Piazza Venezia (from coach), and photo stop at the Colosseum. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

 

NOV 07 ROME (B/L/D)

After an early breakfast, we will attend the General Papal Audience. Then have a half-day guided tour to visit the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel. Visit also the St. Peter Basilica, destination of all Catholics coming from all over the world. Have dinner at a local restaurant. Return to hotel for overnight stay.

 

NOV 08 ROME / SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO (B/L/D)

After breakfast and check-out at the hotel, have a half-day guided tour to visit San Giovanni in Laterano Church, St. Mary Major’s Basilica, and St. Paul’s Outside the Walls Church. Then have a long distance drive to San Giovanni Rotondo. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

 

NOV 09 SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO / LANCIANO / ASSISI (B/L/D)

After breakfast and check-out, we will have a half-day guided tour to visit the Convent of Santa Maria della Grazie and the Sanctuary of St. Padre Pio. Then have a long distance drive to Lanciano to visit San Francesco Church (Santuario del Miracolo Eucaristico). Then proceed to Assisi. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

 

NOV 10 ASSISI / FLORENCE (B/L/D)

Breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Have a half-day guided tour on foot to visit the Santa Chiara Church, the Church of St. Damian (Convento Di San Damiano), the Lower (Inferiore) and the Upper (Superiore) Basilica of St. Francis.Visit also Santa Maria Degli Angeli Church and see the Thornless Rose bush and Porziuncola Chapel inside the church. Continue to Florence. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

 

NOV 11 FLORENCE / PISA / MILAN (B/L/D)

Breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Have a half-day guided tour to visit the Florence Cathedral (Duomo Santa Maria del Fiore), entrance to Baptistry (Battistero), and visit to San Miniato Al Monte Church. Drive to Pisa. Have a short sightseeing tour on foot of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the campanile, or freestanding bell tower, of the cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa. It is situated behind the Cathedral and is the third oldest structure in Pisa’s Cathedral Square. Have a long distance drive to Milan. Check-in, dinner and overnight at the hotel.

 

NOV 12 MILAN / LUCERNE (B/L/D)

Breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Have a long distance drive to Lucerne. Have a guided sightseeing tour on foot of this fascinating city.  See the Kapellbruecke or the more famously known Chapel Bridge, the oldest wooden bridge in Europe and one of Switzerland’s main tourist attraction. See also the Lion Monument, Old Town and Lucerne Lake. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

 

NOV 13 LUCERNE / PARIS (B/L/D)

Breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Have a long distance drive to Paris. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

 

NOV 14 PARIS (B/L/D)

After breakfast, we will celebrate private Mass at Miraculous Medal Church at Rue de Bac where the incorruptible body of St. Catherine de Laboure lies and where the heart of St. Vincent de Paul is kept. Have a half-day sightseeing guided tour of Paris – the heart of Europe’s most romantic city, which includes entrance to Notre Dame Cathedral; see the Place de Concorde, Arc de Triomphe Memorial, and the Avenue des Champs Elysees (view point). Marvel at the beauty of Paris atop the 2nd floor of Eiffel Tower. Have dinner at a local restaurant before returning to hotel for overnight.

 

NOV 15 PARIS / LOURDES (via train) (B/-/D)

Breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Transfer to Paris train station to take a 2nd class TGV train going to Lourdes – one of the great pilgrimage shrines in the world, where in the Grotto of Massabielle, a beautiful lady revealed herself to a young sick child named Bernadette, that she is the Immaculate Concepcion. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

 

NOV 16 LOURDES (B/L/D)

Breakfast at the hotel. Concelebrate Mass at the Grotto of Lourdes. Then we’ll have a half-day guided tour on foot to the Sanctuaries in Lourdes. Have a photo stop at the Boly Mill where Bernadette was born in 1844. At your free time in the afternoon, you may walk the Way of the Cross, pray the rosary, drink the Holy Water, experience the miraculous baths (if open). You may also join the pilgrims around the world for a torch light procession and Rosary in the evening. Have dinner and overnight at hotel.

 

NOV 17 LOURDES / SALAMANCA (B/-/D)

After breakfast and check-out, we will have a long distance transfer to Salamanca. Proceed to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

 

NOV 18 SALAMANCA / FATIMA (B/L/D)

After breakfast and check-out, have a guided tour on foot to visit the Old and New Cathedral of Salamanca. View the University of Salamanca, Plaza Mayor, and Palacio de Monterrey. Then continue to have a long distance drive to Fatima. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

 

NOV 19 FATIMA (B/L/D)

Breakfast at the hotel. Have a half-day guided tour to which includes visit of the Apariciones Chapel of the Fatima sanctuary, the Lady of Fatima Basilica, the house of Francisco and Jacinta, and the house of Lucia. Rest of the time is free for private devotions. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight. You may wish to participate at the Candle Light Procession and evening Rosary after dinner.

 

NOV 20 FATIMA / MADRID (B/L/D)

Breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Have a long distance drive to Madrid. Check-in at the hotel for dinner and overnight.

 

NOV 21 MADRID (B/L/D)

Breakfast at the hotel. Have a half-day guided tour to visit the Almudena Cathedral, entrance to Royal Palace and view of the Plaza Mayor, Cibeles Fountain, Alcala Gate, Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, Plaza de Espana and the Prado Museum. Have some free time at leisure before having dinner at a local restaurant. Return to hotel for overnight.  

 

NOV 22 MADRID / MANILA (B/-/-)

Breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Morning is free at your own leisure before transfer to Madrid airport to catch flight back to Manila.

 

NOV 23 MANILA

“HOME SWEET HOME!!!”

 

Marian Pilgrimage

with Rev. Fr. Joel Boco

& Rev. Fr. Artemio Toyco, Jr

(November 05 - 23, 2018)

 
 

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