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Pilgrimage to Marian Shrines On 16th October 2018

holiday trip Package

Tour Duration

15 Days / 14 Nights

Tour Attractions

Pilgrimage sites exist all over Europe, from ancient and modern times. Follow these fascinating roads to majestic churches, cathedrals, monasteries, abbeys and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Beyond their spiritual aspects, sacred destinations of Europe hold great artistic and cultural value.Explore these religious sites and consider faith’s effects on history, trade and culture.

Assemble at Cochin airport 0100am, Depart from Cochin to Dubai at 0430am on EK 0533
& arrive Dubai and connect EK 97 to Rome at 0910 and arrive Rome at 1325hrs. On arrival
meet our driver and proceed for Pilgrimage. Visit Tre Fontana Visit, St Paul at the Three
Fountainsis a church dedicated to StPaul the Apostle, at the presumed site of
hismartyrdominRome. InLatinit is known asSancti Pauli ad Aquas Salvias(St Paul at
Aquae Salviae). Legend relates that, when St Paul was decapitated, his head bounced three times
and fountains miraculously sprang up at each place where it touched the ground.However, the
springs, called theAquae Salviae. Thenafter proceed to hotel, dinner and Overnight stay.

After the breakfast at the proceed to attend PAPAL AUDIENCE IN VATICAN and after
Lunch proceed to Visit St. Sebastian Catacombs, orientation Tour in Vatican, Coliseum, Visit
Holy Steps, Lateran Basilica, Holy Cross of Jerusalem, and Visit St. Peters Basilica in Vatican.
Local Dinner in Rome and overnight stay in Rome.

After the breakfast, remaining holy places visits in Rome and proceed to visit Padre Pio
the greatest saint in last century, visit the incorrupt body of Saint. San Giovanni Rotondo
(176 –kms -03:30_hrs). The Shrine of Padre Pio in San Giovanni Rotondo, southern Italy, is the
second-most visited Catholic shrine in the world. It centers on the tomb of Saint Padre Pio of
Pietrelcina, a Capuchin friar, priest and mystic known for his devotion to God, care forthe sick
and supernatural gifts. He died in 1968 and was declared a saint in 2002. Padre Pio is admired for
his fervant love of Christ and the Virgin Mary and is known as the great mystic of modern times.
He is reported to have experienced a wide variety of supernatural abilities and miraculous
events including: the reading of souls; prophecy; bilocation (being in two places at once); the odor
of sanctity; discernment of Spirits; Living on very little sleep; miraculous healings; personal visits from Jesus and Mary; and daily Communication with his guardian angel. Then proceed to Lanciano is an
Ancient Anxanum, the city of the Frentanese, has contained for over twelve centuries the
first and greatest Eucharistic Miracle of the Catholic Church. This wondrous Event took
place in the 8th century A.D. in the little Church of St. Legontian, as a divine response to a
Basilian monk's doubt about Jesus' Real Presence in the Eucharist. During Holy Mass, after
the Two-fold consecration, the host was changed into live Flesh and the wine was changed
into live Blood, which coagulated into five globules, irregular and differing in shape and
size. The Host-Flesh, as can be very distinctly observed today, has the same dimensions as
the large host used today in the Latin Church; it is light brown and appears rose-colored.
Then  proceed to Lanciano, Visit the Chapel of Eucharistic Miracle in Lanciano and Proceed to

After the breakfast Proceed to Assisi, Visit inside San Francesco Basilica visit to
Cathedral of San Ruffino included 15 minutes walking distance from coach drop off point
and then visit to Santa Maria Degli Angeli Church, including the Thorn less Rose bush
and Porziuncola chapel which are inside the church. Entrance to San Damiano
monastery is included if time permit, Lunch and proceed to Pisa and Overnight stay in

After Breakfast proceed to Pisa Leaning Tower of Pisa (photo stop), then after proceed
to Venice, the Queen of the Adriatic Sea. Guided city tour of Venice. Visit the famous
Murano Glass Factory, the romantic city of Venice. Board your chartered boat to the
traditional center of the city - Piazza San Marco. This city of 117 islands in the Venetian
Lagoon is sure to leave you mystified. On your guided tour, see the St. Mark’s Basilica,
Bridge of Sighs, the Doges Palace, the Campanile and many more sights. Visit a
Murano Glass Factory and see the skills of these master craftsmen. Then proceed to
Padua to visit the Basilica of St. Antony of Padua to venerate the incorrupt body of St.
Antony of Padua, known as even matchmaker of young couple. Tonight, enjoy dinner.
Overnight at hotel in Padua.

After the breakfast at the hotel Proceed to Milan to visit the biggest Commercial Capital of
Italy and visit the biggest Catholic Church in Italy “The Duomo”, The biggest Dioces in
the world. Milan Cathedral is the cathedral church of Milan, Lombardy, Italy. Dedicated to
St Mary of the Nativity, it is the seat of the Archbishop of Milan. After Lunch, Let us
proceed to Turin to see the Shroud of OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST TheShroud of
Turin orTurin Shroud (Italian:Sindone di Torino,Sacra Sindone orSanta Sindone) is a length
oflinen cloth bearing the image of a man who is alleged to beJesus of Nazareth. The cloth
itself is believed by some to be the burial shroud he was wrapped in when he was buried
aftercrucifixion althoughthree radiocarbon dating tests in 1988 dated a sample of the cloth
to theMiddle Ages. The shroud iskept in the royal chapel of theCathedral of Saint John
the Baptist inTurin, northern Italy.

            TheCatholic Church has neither formally endorsed nor rejected the shroud, but in
1958Pope Pius XII approved of the image in association with thedevotion to theHoly
Face of Jesus. Pope John Paul II called the Shroud "a mirror of the Gospel" and
thereafter to visit The Basilica of Our Lady Help of Christians is a church in Turin,
northern Italy. Originally part of the home for poor boys founded by John Bosco, it now
contains the remains of Bosco, and 6,000 relics of other saints Dinner and Overnight in

After the breakfast at the hotel proceed to Engelberg, the land of snow and cheese, the
land of natural beauty, glaciers, green meadow, mountains covered with snow,
Cheese and much more. After lunch at Trubsee restaurant, get ready for unforgettable
journey of cable car ride at Engel berg - Titlis, which is 13500 feet high. Later check-
in hotel and dinner and Overnight stay in Engelberg.

After the Breakfast Proceed to visit Lucerne, the Romantic city in Switzerland for buying
souvenirs and proceed for a long distance journey to Paris: If Time permits we visit Eiffel
Tower 2 nd level, Dinner at hotel and overnight stay in Paris.

After the breakfast, visit or see TO LES INVALIDES INCLUDING, Notra Dam
Church and Miraculous medal church & Tomb of Vincent de Paul. Lunch/ Dinner
at the hotel or restaurant. Overnight in Paris.

After Breakfast proceeds to Lourdes by TGV, Visit to grottes de l'apparition (also called
grotte massabielle) included; Visit to the baths (or healing waters). Attend mass, view
of Eucharistic Procession and blessing of the sick included. Evening attend Candle
light procession (01 hr duration) starting from the grotto. Dinner at hotel menu: 4 course

After the breakfast at the hotel, free time in Lourdes for prayers and after lunch at the
hotel proceed to Zaragoza and visit the basilica of Our Lady of Pillar. Our Lady of the
Pillar is the name given to theBlessed Virgin Mary in connection with an ancient Spanish
tradition that she appeared to the ApostleJames the Greater as he was praying by the
banks of theEbro atZaragoza. Mary is often depicted carrying theChrist Child on her
arms resting above a pillar, sometimes carried by angeliccherubs. Dinner and overnight at

After the breakfast, proceed then proceed to Madrid and view of Plaza Espana. And
view of Royal Palace and then transfer to Avila. Visit to Santa Theresa convent
(museum not included).Entrance to Santo Tomas Monastery, and Dinner and
Overnight in Salamanca.

After breakfast Proceed to 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. Since the Roman Catholic Church has endorsed
and fully accepted these visions as being from God and they have in turn affected
hundreds of millions of people over the years by their messages these are very
important Marian apparitions. The Bible commands Christians to test all things, which
includes visions: Visit to Basilica of Our Lady, visit to house of Francisco and
Jacinta. Then visit to chapel of apparitions. After Lunch proceed to Lisbon Dinner
and overnight stay in Lisbon.

After the breakfast the hotels check-out the room and proceed for our last stage of our
Pilgrimage to visit Jeronimos Monastry (Belem) including view of the Tomb of
Vasco Da Gama and the cloisters. Visit St. Antony’s Cathedral (Santo Antonio birth
place) (better known as Saint Anthony of Padua), revered as a matchmaker, protector
of young brides, and patron of the lost and found, and was actually born in Lisbon, on
the site of this church, later proceed to airport to catch our onward flight to Dubai on
EK 192 at 1415 and which reach in Dubai at 01:10hrs.

Connect EK 530 at 0320hrs and reach in Cochin at 0900hrs which beautiful memories.

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