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GLAD EUROPE PILGRIMAGE THROUGH MARIAN SHRINES OCTOBER 16th 2018

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Christianity has a strong tradition of pilgrimages, both to sites relevant to the New Testament narrative (especially in the Holy Land) and to sites associated with later saints or miracles.The first pilgrimages were made to sites connected with the ministry of Jesus. Aside from the early example of Origen, who "in search of the traces of Jesus, the disciples and the prophets",already found local folk prompt to show him the actual location of the Gadarene swine in the mid-3rd century, surviving descriptions of Christian pilgrimages to the Holy Land and Jerusalem date from the 4th century.

You are requested to assemble at cochin international Airport to depart to Rome. On arrival at Rome, an assistant will be given to you for the immigration/customs process, and thereafter to exit the arrival hall to find the coach driver. Then proceed  to your Hotel.

After Continental breakfast in Hotel we proceed to Vatican City for Papal audience. Lunch in Indian restaurant and then visit to Vatican Museum (The greatest museums in the world), Sistine Chapel, proceed to Trevi fountain, Colosseum ( Outside view only) the Holy Stairs thereafter Dinner and over night in Rome.

After breakfast we proceed to proceed to Assisi (180KM) upon arrival to Assisi enjoy guided visit to Assisi where Francis and his companions first came to live in simple huts. It represents the beginning of the Franciscan communities. Other points of big interests: St. Francis Basilica: center of the Franciscan spirituality and cradle of the medieval European art, the Basilica was built upon the Saint’s tomb. After lunch proceed to Pisa tower.

After the Breakfast at the hotel we proceed to Padua for visit St. Anthony Church 1 hours free time at St. Anthony Basilica. Transfer to Indian Restaurant for Lunch When you Finish Lunch Transfer to Venice Island by Private Boat After dinner overnight stay in Paduva.

Continental breakfast at Hotel, A journey from Padua  to Innsbruck. Overnight at Innsbruck.

Continental breakfast at hotel. And our journey start from Innsbruck to Engelberg, covering all major cities in Austria, Innsbruck, the capital of Tyrol Province, has the most picturesque backdrop: nestled in the gorgeous deep valley of the River Inn, between the scenic Karwendel Mountains to the north and Tuxer Mountains to the south. Orientation tour with no guide. View of Golden Roof. One of the most well-known and recognized buildings is a centuries old building in the Old Town Pedestrian Zone and probably one of the most photographed spots in Innsbruck. It Dinner at Hotel, 3 course menu. Overnight at Engelberg.

After the breakfast you will proceed to Cable Car Ride at Engelberg, Mt Titlis with Ice Flyer Lunch on the Top on return. After lunch we proceed to Lucerne 36kms 00:30hrs and View of Lion Monument (loewendenkmal), View of Spreuerbrucke. (Spreuer bridge), view of Kapellbruecke (chapel bridge), Orientation tour with no guide after the tour you will be transferred to hotel and overnight in Titisee.

After breakfast proceed to view the Cuckoo and Drubba clock manufacturing unit.  The clocks are available at  Black Forest Clock Center offers a wide selection of cuckoo clocks, wall clocks, grandfather clocks and here you can also see a 15 minute demonstration regarding the story of the development of the making of the cuckoo clock. The Cuckoo clocks are made in a place around 6 kilometers away from Titisee known as Hönes cuckoo clocks. They are very famous and they make original black forest clocks. Drubba was founded around 1955 in the  Black Forest- Germany's most popular holiday destination.  En route packed lunch box. Dinner and overnight stay in Paris.

After breakfast in Paris proceed for full day sightseeing tour with guide. Visit the Notre Dame Cathedral, Sacred heart Church  Notre Dame Cathedral or simply Notre Dame, is a historic Roman Catholic Marian Cathedral on the eastern half of the Ile de la Cite of Paris . No guiding inside the Cathedral. Please visit the church in silence. And proceed for one hour Bateaux Parisians cruise on the river seine . Entrance to Eiffel tower level 2 included. The tower has become the most prominent symbol of France.  The tower is the most-visited paid monument in the world. Dinner and Overnight stay in Paris.

After the breakfast proceed to Lourdes. Paris is the capital and largest city of France. It is situated on the river Seine, in northern France, at the heart of the Ile-de-France region its region are the world’s leading tourism destination. They house four UNESCO World heritage sites and many international organizations. Overnight at Lourdes.

After the breakfast proceed to Lourdes (famous for the Marian apparitions of our lady of Lourdes said to have occurred in 1858 to Bernadette Soubirous. At the time, the most prominent feature of the town was the fortified castle that rises up from a rocky escarpment at its centre. Visit to Grottes de l'apparition(also called Grotte Massabielle is the site of St.Bernadette's visions of virgin Mary in 1858) included; visit to the baths (or healing waters).Attend mass,view of Eucharistic procession . Evening attend Candle light procession (01 hr duration)starting from the grotto. Dinner at hotel Valladolid.

After the breakfast, proceed to for the Holy Mass and then free time will be available for religious activities on your own, after lunch proceed Valladolid  Dinner and overnight at Fatima.

According to the catholic church, the Virgin Mary Appeared at Fatima, Portugal numerous times in 1917 to three little shepherds named Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta. Visit to basilica of our lady (is one of the most famous Marian shrines in the world) visit to house of Francisco and Jacinta. Then visit to chapel of appatitions. Then proceed to Lisbon. Entrance to the Jeronimos Monastery(Belem)including view of the Tomb of Vasco Da Gama and the cloisters. Visit St. Antony's cathedral Santo Antonio (better known as saint Antony of Padua),reversed as a matchmaker, protector of young brides, and patron of lost and found, and as actually born in Lisbon, on the site of this church. Morning breakfast at hotel. Pack your bags with a promise to return once again. On time our representative will drop you to the Airport.

Arrive at Cochin International Airport, with the sweet memories of you journey

  • Guide
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  • Hotel
  • Travel
  • Food

TOUR COST AS FOLLOWES
Adult Fare INR ` 65,000 + € 1590 (EURO).
Child Fare INR ` 55,000 + € 1400 (EURO) Age 02- 12 Years.

For Booking please furnish the following details:-
1)    Booking Amount- INR ` 65,000 per person (Interest free and non-refundable of Rs   
25,000) adjusted against tour cost.
     2)     Original passport.
     3)     Passport size photographs 5 copies. (as per schengen visa norms).

Cost Includes:

?    Accommodation as per Itinerary in 3/4star hotel on twin sharing basis for 12 nights           13 days.

?    Confirmed economy class flight ticket from cochin

?    6 European countries included.

?    Multiple entries Schengen Visa.

?    Overseas Medi-claim Insurance.

?    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

?    Sightseeing and monument entry fee as per Itinerary.

?    All transfers as per the itinerary.

?    English speaking guide as per the itinerary.

?    All prevailing Taxes.

?    Tips to the guides and drivers.

?    Italian City tax.

?    Tour Escort from Cochin with English, French, Spanish & Italian speaking.

 

Cost DOES NOT Include:

•    Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls etc.

Terms and conditions.
Please read carefully.
Cost valid for a minimum of 48 Adult Paying Pax travel together. If there is any reduction, the final group members liable to pay according to the final group strength.
Visa granting is a sole discretion of the concern Embassy or Consulate. Visa fees and other expenses such as hotel booking advance, ticket advance are not refundable if visa rejected. Personal interview at the concern consulate if required, candidate has to appear for the interview at their own cost.


Cancellation Policy.
* Cancellation before 45 days of travel: 90% of the tour cost shall be refunded.
* Cancellation before 30 days of travel: 50% of the tour cost shall be refunded.
* No refund after this period.

Documents Required.

•    Valid Passport with a minimum validity of 6 months
•    3 Photographs ( As per the specification from Italian consulate )( 35 x45 mm, White     
          Background, Up to Neck)
•    Last 3 yrs Income tax certificates.
•    Last  6  months  bank  statement  with  sufficient  balance,  minimum  tour  cost 
          should  be  there  with  seal and signature of the bank manager.
•    Fixed Deposit if any, with seal and signature of the bank manager.
•    Company leave letter, if Employed.
•    Salary Slips i f employed.
•    Request letter for the visa.
•    NOC from  parents  if  kids  participates  the  tour  with  their  parents  and  NOC 
          and  leave  letter  from school.
•    NOC  from  husband  with  passport  copy  if  wife  travel  along  &  death  certificate  copy  if  husband expired.

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