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Pligrimage to Marian Shrines

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Tour Duration

16 Days / 15 Nights

Tour Attractions

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

Cochin – Dubai-Rome
Assemble at Cochin airport 0730am, Depart from Cochin to Dubai at 1030am on EK 0531& arrive Dubai and connect EK 95 to Rome at 0910 and arrive Rome at 2025hrs.On arrival meet our driver and proceed for Dinner and overnight in Rome.

Rome & Vatican
After the breakfast at the Hotelproceed to Visit Vatican Museum, Cistein Chapel and St. Peters Basilica and finish it with Angelus Blessing of Pope Francis at 12noon and then Lunch. Post Lunchproceeds to Visit St. Sebastian Catacombs, orientation Tour in Vatican, Coliseum, Holy steps, Lateran Basilica, Mary major Basilica Visit. Holy Cross of Jerusalem, Local Dinner in Rome and overnight stay in Rome.

Rome – Rodondo–Lanciano
After the breakfast at the hotelVisit Tre Fontana Visit, St Paul at the Three Fountains is a church dedicated to St Paul the Apostle, at the presumed site of his martyrdom in Rome. In Latin it is known as Sancti Pauli ad Aquas Salvias (St Paul at AquaeSalviae). 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 the AquaeSalviae. Then after 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 theworld. 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 fervent 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: thereading of souls; prophecy;
bilocation(being in two places at once);the odor of sanctity; discernmentof spirits;Living on very little sleep; miraculous healings; personal visitsfrom Jesus and Mary;and dailyCommunication with his guardian angel an then proceed and Dinner & overnight in Lanciano.

Lanciano– Assisi – Loreto - Ancona
After the breakfasts at the hotel proceed to Lanciano, which 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 inthe 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 theTwo-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. Visit the Chapel of Eucharistic Miracle in Lanciano and Proceed toAssisi. Lunch in Assisi
AssisiVisit inside San Francesco Basilicavisit to Cathedral of San Ruffino included 15 minutes walking distance from coach drop off point and then visit to Santa Maria DegliAngeli Church, including theThorn 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 Loreto to visit the house of Holy Family, The basilica is known for enshrining the house in which the Blessed Virgin Mary is believed to have lived and then move to Ancona to board your Ferry to Split. Dinner and Overnight stay on board.

Split - Medjugorje
After breakfast on board, proceed to visit the mount of apparition. Medjugorje is a town located in the Herzegovina region of Bosnia and Herzegovina, around 25 km (16 miles ) southwest of Mostar and close to the border of Croatia. The town is part of the municipality of Citluk. Since 1981, it has become a popular site of religious pilgrimage due to reports of apparitions of the Virgin Mary to six local Catholics. Check in Hotel. Lunch at Restaurant. Proceed to visit the church .The name Medjugorje literally means "between mountains". At an altitude of 200 m (660 ft) above sea level it has a mild Mediterranean climate. The town consists of an ethnically homogeneous Croat population of over 4,000. The Roman Catholicparish (local administrative and religious area) consists of five neighbouring villages: Medjugorje, Bijakovici ,Vionica, Miletina and Surmanci . Dinner and Overnight in Medjugori.

Medjugorje – Crickvenica
After the breakfast at the hotel, last minutes prayer activities at the church, Lunch at the hotel, then after proceed to Crikvenica is the largest settlement on the coast of the Vinodol coastal area, Croatia, and developed on the site of Roman era settlement and military base called Ad Turres. Population 6,860, total municipality population 11,122 with 90% Croats.Dinner and Overnight in Crickvenica.

Crickvenica - Padua – Montechiari - Bergamo
After the breakfast, proceed to Padua (290km),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. After Lunch, then proceed to Montichiari. In the Spring of means: the unworthy celebration of Holy Mass and Communion unworthy received; the 1947, whilst praying in the chapel of the local hospital in Montichiari, nurse PierinaGilliin Her eyes. Pierina noticed that Her heart was pierced by three swords; The first sword had an unforgettable Experience. Mary, the Mother of God, appeared to her in a wonderful vision and magnificent light, as the exalted Lady, dressed in mauve, very sad and with tears meaning of the second sword is: being unfaithful to, and giving up, the vocation as a priest or a religious; and the third sword means: betrayal of the Faith. Our Lady asked for Prayer, Sacrifice, and Penance. Then proceed to Padua to venerate the incorrupt body of St. Antony of Padua, known as even matchmaker of young couple. Later Proceed to Bergamo. Dinner and Overnight stay.

Bergamo –Engelberg- Mount Titlis (290km)
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, Chocolates, Cheese and much more. After lunch at Trubseerestaurant, 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.

Engelberg – Lucern – Paris (667km)
After the Breakfast Proceed to visit Lucerne(35 km), the Romantic city in Switzewrland for buying souvenirs and proceed for a long distance journey to Paris: If Time permits we visitEiffel Tower 2nd level, Dinner at hotel and overnight stay in Paris.

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.

Paris – Lourdes (829km)
After Breakfast proceeds to Lourdes by TGV,Visit to grottes de l'apparition (also called grottemassabielle) 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 menu.

Lourdes – Zaragoza - Madrid
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 the Blessed Virgin Mary in connection with an ancient Spanish tradition that she appeared to the Apostle James the Greater as he was praying by the banks of the Ebro at Zaragoza. Mary is often depicted carrying the Christ Child on her arms resting above a pillar, sometimes carried by angelic cherubs.Dinner and overnight at Zaragoza.

Madrid – Avila - Fatima
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 Fatima.

Fatima - Lisbon
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

Lisbon - Dubai
After the breakfast the hotels check-out the room and proceed for our last stage of our Pilgrimage to visitJeronimosMonastry(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.

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

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  • Cost of your round trip Economy Class airfare.
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  • Entrance fees, excursions, and sightseeing as specified in the itinerary.
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Exclusions
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  • Arrival and Departure Airport Tax of Denpasar Airport.
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