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EASTERN MARIAN PILGRIMAGE JUBILEE YEAR
TRAVEL DATES:
8 - 22 September 2016
15 - 29 October 2016
02 - 19 November 2016
PACKAGE RATE
As low as $3,680 per person based on twin
ITINERARY
Day 1

DEPART MANILA – WARSAW
Depart Manila, aboard your favorite airline, enjoy inflight meals, amenities and entertainment.

Day 2ARRIVE WARSAW (D)
Upon arrival in Warsaw, you will be met by our airport assistance. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Warsaw with
guide including the Monument of the Warsaw Uprising and the Ghetto Memorial. Then transfer to our hotel for dinner & overnight.
Day 3WARSAW / CZESTOCHOWA (BD)
After breakfast, you will have a sightseeing tour of Warsaw, the capital of Poland, including the Old Town with Zamkowy Square and its King Sigismund's Column, the first non-ecclesiastic statue, and the Royal Castle originally a Gothic castle dating to the 15th century. After lunch, we will visit Czestochowa, a city which has been for the last 600 years the principal centre of Catholic religion in Poland and is a shrine for pilgrims. We visit the Treasury and Jasna Gora Monastery which has religious, historic and artistic value. Our guide is a local Pauline priest. The oldest building is the Gothic Chapel of Our Lady in which hangs the famous Black Madonna icon on a magnificent silver- and-ebony altar. We celebrate Mass at the Shrine. Dinner and overnight in Czestochowa. (BD)
Day 4CZESTOCHOWA / AUSCHWITZ / KALWARIA /KRAKOW (BD)
After breakfast, may you wish to view the unveiling of the Black Madonna, returning to the hotel for breakfast. We make our way to Auschwitz, the Nazi Concentration Camp. We will view an audio visual presentation and tour the grounds, with a special prayer at the cell of the martyred St. Maximilian Kolbe, who voluntarily surrendered his life so that another prisoner might live. We drive by Birkenau, site of the martyrdom of St. Edith Stein. We then continue to a place that was a popular pilgrimage place for Pope John Paul II when he was a young man: Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, where in the beginning of the 17th century the Palatine of Krakow founded a Franciscan monastery. The church has very rich Baroque decorations. On the slope of the hill and in the valley is an architectural 'Way of the Cross' comprising 42 Mannerist and Baroque chapels and some small Calvary churches. We arrive in Krakow for dinner.
Day 5 KRAKOW - ST. FAUSTINA - KRAKOW (BD)
After breakfast, we begin our tour of Krakow starting with a visit to the Gothic Royal Castle and Cathedral remodeled in the beginning of the 16th century according to the new Renaissance taste. After the capital was moved to Warsaw in 1596, the importance of the town declined but Polish Kings were still crowned and buried here. Later we drive to the Old Town area including a visit to St. Mary's Church, famous for its wooden altar by Wit Stwosz, plus we see the ancient Market Square and Cloth Hall built before 1349, then altered in the 16th century. Inside the Hall are many shopping stalls. This afternoon we visit the Convent of Sisters of Mercy in Lagiewniki, where Saint Faustina, the Apostle of Divine Mercy, lived and died. Here we celebrate Mass. In the heart of the sanctuary of the Saint, the convent's chapel, remains the Lord's Mercy Icon. It depicts Christ as He appeared before this visionary Polish nun one February evening in 1931. Return to the hotel for dinner.
Day 6

KRAKOW / WADOWICE / PRAGUE (BD)
After breakfast, we depart Krakow for Wadowice, the birthplace of Karol Wojtla, the late Pope John Paul II. His museum is in his family house. Here we join the local community in celebrating Mass at the parish church. After Mass we depart Wadowice for Prague, upon arrival transfer to the hotel for dinner.

Day 7PRAGUE (BD)
After breakfast, you will visit the Castle Square and St. Vitus Cathedral. Nearby is the Church of St. Nicholas, one of the cities finest. We then walk along the Mala Strana (Little Quarter) and celebrate Mass at the Church of Our Lady Victorious, where we will view the famous statue of the Infant Jesus of Prague. We cross over the famous Charles Bridge, lined on both sides by religious statues, which leads us out of the Little Quarter into the Old Town. This neighborhood also includes the Renaissance Town Hall with its animated astronomical clock and the Our Lady before Tyn church founded in 1385. Dinner.
Day 8PRAGUE / MELK ABBEY / VIENNA (BD)
After breakfast, we will visit "Loreto", an important place of pilgrimage since 1626. The heart of this complex is a copy of a house believed to be the Virgin Mary's house that was miraculously transported from Nazareth to Loreto, Italy in 1278. After Mass we depart Prague for Vienna, stopping first at Melk, situated at the river Danube and starting point of the Wachau, the famous Danube Valley. We visit Melk Abbey, one of the most imposing Baroque architectural masterpieces north of the Alps and a focal point in the formative years of Austria's history. Then continue to Vienna for dinner.
Day 9VIENNA (BD)
After breakfast, we begin our day with a sightseeing tour of the Imperial city of Vienna. Through the tour we will gain an overall impression of the most significant historical sights of Vienna. Our local guide will show us the Ringstrasse with its magnificent buildings, such as the State Opera House, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of Natural History, the City Hall, the Hofburg and the Parliament. We visit the landmark St. Stephen's Cathedral in the heart of Vienna.The rest of the day is free for your own.
Day 10VIENNA / ZAGREB (BD)
After breakfast, we depart Vienna for Zagreb stopping first at the shrine of the Mother of God of Bistrica in the small town of Marija Bistrica, Croatia. The shrine has been officially proclaimed as the national shrine of Mary, and is the largest Croatian parish site of religious celebration. The spacious, unfinished "open-air church", the unfinished "wall of trust and hope" and Calvary – unique Stations of the Cross, are original artistic works by Croatian sculptors from the second half of the twentieth century. Veneration of Mary began in the fifteenth century when the black figure of Our Lady became famous for its miraculous powers. Since then the act of veneration strongly developed. The shrine has been constantly modernized and its ongoing, present-day improvement is a direct result of the visit made by Pope John Paul II on October 3rd 1998. Here we celebrate Mass. We continue on to Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, for dinner and the evening and here we say goodbye to our Polish guide.
Day 11

ZAGREB / PLITVICE / MEDJUGORJE (BD)
After breakfast, we depart to Medjugorje, a small village in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Before we arrive Medjugorje, we enjoy the beautiful National Park in Plitvice. The waters flowing over the limestone and chalk have, over thousands of years, deposited travertine barriers, creating natural dams which in turn have created a series of beautiful lakes, caves and waterfalls. These geological processes continue today. The forests in the park are home to bears, wolves and many rare bird species. Upon arrival in Medjugorje, transfer to the hotel.

Day 12MEDJUGORJE (BD)
After breakfast, we will vist the Shrine where our Lady has appeared every day since June 24, 1981. The Blessed Mother reportedly tells us that God has sent her to our world and, these years she is spending with us are a time of Grace granted by God. In her own words she tells us, "I have come to tell the world that God exists. He is the fullness of life, and to enjoy this fullness and peace, you must return to God." Our Lady continues to give messages to six young people, now adults: Ivan, Jakov, Marija, Mirjana, Vicka, and Ivanka. Beginning on March 1, 1984, Our Lady began giving Weekly Messages to St. James parish in Medjugorje and to the world. Then, on January 25, 1987, Our Lady began giving these Messages on the 25th of each Month. After 21 years, Our Lady still appears to 3 of the visionaries daily (Marija, Vicka, and Ivan). The 25th of the month message is always given by Our Lady to the visionary Marija. This morning, after breakfast, we make the climb to MT. PODBRDO (Hill of the Apparitions), where Our Lady first appeared. The rest of the afternoon is free for our private devotions .Dinner
Day 13SARAJIVO – DEPARTURE TO MANILA (B)
After breakfast, the rest of the day is free, perhaps do an optional tour until you transfer to the airport for your flight back to Manila.
Day 14ARRIVE MANILA
Arrive Manila from a very enjoyable and memorable Pilgrimage tour.
​INCLUSIONS
  • Roundtrip airfare via Turkish Airline
  • Hotel accommodation based on
  • 4-star hotel
  • Half board meals ( Breakfast and Dinner, mixed local & Chinese)
  • Sightseeing tours as specified in the itinerary
  • Entrances to the most sights
  • Souvenir Item, like bags etc.
  • Travel Kits / Luggage tag
  • Tour Briefing with snack
  • Travel Insurance up to 60 years old
  • Pilgrimage Chaplain
EXCLUSIONS
  • XT Tax & Terminal Fee: TBA
  • Philippine Travel Taxes: $37.00
  • Beverages / Drinks
  • Visa Fee P6,000
  • Tips for the Driver, Local Guide. Restaurant and Porters.
  • Items purely personal in nature such as telephone calls, laundry service, & refreshments in minibar.
  • City taxes

Note:

  • If 61–69yrs..add'l P500 / person.
  • If 70 – 75yrs.add'l P1,000 / person.
VISA REQUIREMENTS
  • Application Form
  • Passport valid for 6 months
  • 2 copies of recent passport size pictures
  • COE with Leave of Absence and Salary Declaration
  • Bank Certificate & Bank Statement
  • ITR (original / photocopy)
  • Travel Insurance valid for 45 days
  • Marriage Contract / Affidavit of Consent if not travelling with Spouse
  • Birth Certificate
  • Additional if self employed:
  • Business Registration
  • ITR of the Business
  • Annual Declaration Income
BOOKING CONDITIONS
  • A Deposit of US400.00 per person is required and NON-refundable.
  • Full payment should be made at least 15 days prior to departure
  • Cancellation made after issuance of visa will automatically forfeit the dep.
  • Cancellation made 15 days before dep. will automatically forfeit the payment
  • Min 30 to run the tour for the above rates.
  • 25 PAX - $4,098.00
  • 20 PAX - $4,298.00
  • 15 PAX - $4,588.00
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