Europe Pilgrimage Tours
 
   
Europe Pilgrimage Tours
   
 

Europe Pilgrimage Tours

17Nights / 18Days

 

Day:01 Rome Arrival.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Evening transfer to the Esquilino district. 

Welcome to Rome! Upon airport arrival, we shall be waiting to transport you to your hotel. Our guide will greet you at the hotel and will provide all the necessary informa­tion. At the end of the evening we arrange a transfer to the Esquilino area. This neighbourhood will be a great introduction to Rome. Situated between marvellous basilicas and the Coliseum, many trattorias (informal Italian eating establishments) and osterias (inns) imbued with the Italian spirit will be ready to serve you local dishes. Other restaurants serving Indian, Chinese and international food can be found in this area. Return to hotel.


Day:02 Rome
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: City tour of Rome. Roman Coliseum (admission price included) and visit to the Vatican City. 

In the morning, we have a scenic tour of the city, which will be a great introduction to “The Eternal city”. We visit the tiny state of the Vatican. The Vatican City is a principal centre of Christianity in the world. You will be able to visit St. Peter’s Basilica. And we have also included admission to the Roman Coliseum, the principal symbol of Rome. This impressive con­struction dates back 2,000 years and will transport us in time so that we can learn about ancient society in the Roman Empire. In the evening we provide transport to the Via Cavour area, were you will find restaurants serving Italian, Indian, Chinese and interna­tional food. Return to hotel.


Day:03 Rome - Florence
TODAY’S HIGLIGHTS: Tour with a local expert from Florence. View from Piazzale Michelangelo.

We will leave Rome, heading north. This route is graced with beautiful landscapes. Upon arrival in Florence, we head straight to Piazzale Michelangelo, an impressive site in the city. In the evening we provide a tour with a local expert, and walk through the historic centre, taking in places such as the Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo, and Plaza della Signoria. This city is truly an outdoor museum. Free time to explore. In the evening, you can dine at your favourite restaurant. In this district you can find restaurants serving Italian, Indian, Chinese and international food.


Day :04 Florence - Venice
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Vaporetto boat on Venice’s Grand Canal. Visit and admission to the San Marcos Basilica, where we can admire the technique of crafting Murano Glass. 

Today we enjoy stunning mountain landscapes while crossing the Apennine Mountains. Arriving in Venice, we will board a Vapporetto to travel around on the canals in the historic centre. With a local guide, we will visit the marvellous Plaza de San Marcos and enter the marvellous basilica (entry cost included). Afterwards, we shall be able to visit the Murano glass factory city. It is marvellous to see the technique of crystal blowing. Free time. At the end of the afternoon, you will have the chance to eat dinner in the Mestre area, where you can choose the type of restaurant that you prefer (Indian, Oriental, Italian, etc.).


Day:05 Venice - Verona - Zurich
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: We visit the city of Romeo y Juliet. Beautiful countryside while crossing the Alps (lakes and snowy mountains). 

We will depart from Venice, travelling to VERONA. Our guide will instruct us on the places where you will be able to walk in Romeo and Juliet’s city - the city of lovers! Afterwards we continue the journey to Switzerland. Very beautiful lakes and mountains with snow-capped peaks line our route.   Arrival in ZURICH. Free time in the historic centre next to the lake, where you will be able to dine in your chosen restaurant serving Italian, Indian, Chinese, international or Swiss food.


Day :06  Zurich Eingelberger Trubsee Lucerna Zurich
TODAY’S HIGLIGHTS: Tramway tour to Trubsee with its lake and beautiful landscapes.

We will head into the high mountains to take a walk through the beautiful town of EINGELBERGER. We include the ticket to board the TRUSBEE tramway, a ski station covered by snow for many months of the year (from October to May). You will be able to walk along the pathways next to the lake. Or if you may continue by tram to the top of TITLIS, a spectacular mountain located at the Uri Alps (its glaciers and snow cover the mountain all year round). Subsequently, we head to Lucerne, one of the most beautiful cities in Switzerland, and located next to its large lake. Returning to Zurich, you will be able to enjoy free time to dine at your selected restaurant serving Swiss, Italian, Oriental and international food.


Day:07 Zurich – Bern - Paris
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Explore Bern, the capital city of Switzerland. 

Embark on a scenic trip to Bern, capital city of the confederation built around a bend in the Aare River, with its medieval architecture preserved in the Old Town. Time to take a stroll and breathe in the fresh air. Next, we journey to France. Enjoy beautiful lake views on our trip to Paris. We arrive in the evening.


Day:08 Paris
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: City tour of Paris. Boat ride along the Seine. Climb to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower. Evening transfers. 

A scenic guided tour to discover the history, main boulevards and the breathtaking monuments of Paris. We end the visit at the Eiffel Tower area. You will have the opportunity to climb up to the second floor of this remarkable metal monument. End your visit with a boat cruise along the River Seine, which divides the north of Paris from the south. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore as you choose. At sunset enjoy dinner (not incluided) at Gare du Nord, the neighbourhood that is home to Paris’s Indian community. A wide variety of international cuisines await you. Return to hotel.

Day:09 Paris – Nevers
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Explore Nevers, Visit Loire Valley,St. Bernadette , St. Gildard. 

Fullday Trip to Nevers, After lunch we will depart for Nevers by way of the picturesque Loire Valley. After taking the veil in 1867, St. Bernadette lived for 12 years as a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of Nevers. At least three times during her short lifetime, she received the last Sacraments. In addition to asthma, she was gradually struck by other illnesses, among them was tuberculosis of the lung and a tubercular tumor in her right knee. St. Bernadette eventually died at the age of 35. See St.Bernadette's incorrupt body at the convent of St. Gildard, miraculously preserved since her death in 1879. Dinner and overnight in Nevers.

Day:10 Nevers - Lourdes

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Holy Bath, St. Bermadette. 

Drive to Lourdes. visit the Holy Bath for a dip, pray at the Grotto, where our Lady appeared to 
St. Bernadette and drink/collect water from the Miraculous Spring. A visit to this church affords the
opportunity to wander around an immense cathedral, and also to see the actual cave where a young
girl spoke to the Virgin Mary. This is the site where, in 1858, a young peasant girl, Bernadette Soubirous,
 had several apparitions of the Virgin Mary. Here an endless stream of visitors comes in search of a
spiritual experience or a miraculous healing. The Catholic Church has acknowledged dozens of
miracles from this spot. After lunch guided tour to the home of St. Bernadette. Dinner in Hotel. Overnight in Lourdes
 
Day:11 Lourdes – St.Savin
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Village of St,Savin, Basilica Chapels. 
This morning we will visit the old Benedictine Abbey in the village of St. Savin. The remainder 
of the day is back in Lourdes where Mass will be celebrated in another of the Basilica chapels.
Finally, we can participate in Lourdes’ Stations of the Cross, which is located outdoors amongst nature. 
Dinner and overnight in Lourdes.

Day:12 Lourdes 
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Leisure. Evening Candle light Procession.
Today free for leisure. Evening Candle Light Procession. Dinner and overnight in Lourdes. 
 
Day:13 Lourdes – Zaragoza - Avila
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Pilar Church.
After breakfast drive to Zaragoza. Visit Pilar Church This church is the center of pilgrimages to 
Our Lady of Pilar. Inside, a Roman
style pillar is topped by a statue of the Virgin Mary and baby
Jesus that dates from the fifteenth century. It is housed in a chapel of marble, jasper, and gilded
bronze that forms almost a church
withinachurch. Lunch in hotel. Drive to Avila. Dinner in hotel.
Overnight Stay : Avila
Day:14 Avila 
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Avila City Tour, San Vicente Basilica and Cathedral, St.Teresa of Avila. 
After breakfast proceed to Avila guided city tour. Highlights : Enjoy a photoshop with superb panoramic 
view of Avila, Tour Aliva's UNESCO protected city walls and towers, See Avila's San Vicente Basilica
and Cathedral.,Later Visit
to the Convent of St. Teresa of Avila, built over the house where she was born,
and the Monastery of the Incarnation, where the saint lived for more than 20 years. Enjoy the afternoon
at leisure to explore this medieval town.
Dinner in Hotel. Overnight in Avila
 
Day:15 Avila - Fatima
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Free for Leisure.

Drive to fatima. Dinner in hotel. Overnight in Fatima

 
Day:16 Fatima – St.Anthony Baptized 
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Visit Cathedral La Se’, St.Anthony  Eucharistic Holy Miracle Church. 
Today, join an optional excursion to Visit the CATHEDRAL LA SE', where St. Anthony was baptized, 
and JERONIMOS MONASTERY, which dates back to the mid-1400s and was built in thanks to the
Virgin Mary for Vasco de Gama's successful voyage to India. Head north for a stop in Santarem to visit
the CHURCH OF THE EUCHARISTIC HOLY MIRACLE. Arrive in Fatima, home to the most famous
Catholic shrines. Enjoy an orientation walk and visit the Tomb of the Visionaries and the Chapel of the
Apparitions made famous by the Virgin Mary's 1917 appearances to three shepherd children, which
culminated in the revelation of the Three Secrets of Fatima. This evening, join pilgrims from around
the world for the Rosary and candlelight procession at the Our Lady of Fatima Basilica
 
Day:17 Fatima – Lisbon 
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: City Tour Fatima, Visit of two Popes, Visit the Basilica. 
After breakfast, guided tour of Fatima. Six times from May 13 to Oct 13, 1917, the Virgin Mary appeared
to three children belonging to the diocese of Leiria. A new big basilica is under construction, however just
 as beautiful is an older basilica constructed here in 1928. Fatima is one of the most visited holy places for
Catholics from around the world. The atmosphere of intense spirituality and the importance of Fatima have
been attested to by the visits of two Popes: Paul VI and John Paul II. Touring Fatima, see the Little Chapel
of the Apparitions, Visit the Basilica, the site of Francesco and Jacinta's graves, the Hamlet of Aljustrel, where
the children lived, and Valinhos, the site of Our Lady's appearance after the children's return from prison.
 
Day:18 Lisbon - Airport
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Drop at Lisbon Airport. 
Check out hotel Transfer to airport for return flight.


The Tour Cost Includes:
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Accommodation on twin sharing basis in hotels mentioned in the Itinerary or similar.
þ  All transfers & sightseeing in deluxe coach as per the Itinerary.
þ  All meals (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner) as mentioned in the Itinerary.
þ 
All tips to the Drivers guides.þ  Services of a Tour Escort throughout the tour.
The Tour Cost Does Not Include:
ý  Any expenses of any personal nature such as laundry.
ý  Mini Bar, Safe deposit vault or any beverages that is not part of the meal.         

Baggage:
      
No liquids / Get / Paste / Battery cells or any other items that can be used as a weapon or detonator.
        

Climate:
      
Temperatures will be ranging from 20 to 29ºc in Spain, Portugal & Italy. It would range from 3ºc to 25ºc in
France & Switzerland.
      
Please carry a light jumper / Sweater, Monkey cap, Small Umbrella.

Cancellation Policy

Prior to 30 days or more

Nonrefundable deposit of Rs.100,000 pp

Between 2920 days of departure

Nonrefundable deposit (Rs.100000)+ 25% of the Holiday Cost

Between 1914 days of departure

Nonrefundable deposit(Rs.100000) + 50% of the Holiday Cost

Between 1308 days of departure

Nonrefundable deposit(Rs.100000) + 75% of the Holiday Cost

Prior to 7 days of the departure

100% of the Holiday Cost