PILGRIMAGE TO FRANCE, SWITZERLAND, ITALY, CROATIA & MEDJUGORJE

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Oct 14 Depart Toronto to Paris by direct flight.

Oct 15 Upon arrival panoramic tour of Paris including famous landmarks: Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Place de la Concorde, Champs Elysees and Notre Dame Cathedral. Dinner and overnight in Paris.

Oct 16 Full day in Paris. We start with the visit to Miraculous Medal Church where Our Lady appeared to St. Catherine Laboure in 1830 and gave her instructions to have the Miraculous Medal made. Celebrate Mass in the Chapel, and venerate the incorrupt body of St. Catherine. After lunch visit to Sacre Coeur Church and some free time in Montmartre. Dinner and overnight in Paris.

Oct 17 Today, we travel to Troyes, France. Located in the Champagne Region of France, Troyes Cathedral is one of the most spectacular of the Gothic French cathedrals, and that is saying a lot. We will also visit The Basilique Saint-Urbain de Troyes (Basilica of Saint Urban of Troyes), formerly the Église Saint-Urbain. France. Dinner and overnight in Dijon, France.

Oct 18 After breakfast, tour the city of Dijon, France takes us to Church of Notre-Dame, Église Saint-Michel de Dijon and Dijon Cathedral. Afternoon, we travel to Lucrene for dinner and overnight.

Oct 19 After breakfast, tour the city of Lucrene, Switzerland, situated on Lake Lucerne in central Switzerland and visited by the likes of Goethe, Queen Victoria and Wagner in the 19th century. After lunch, we visit the Shrine of Einsiedeln, Switzerland, a Benedictine Monastery established in the 10th century and dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Continue to Milan for dinner and overnight.

Oct 20 After breakfast, panoramic tour of Milan, Italy. It takes us to the Duomo, one of the biggest and grandest Gothic cathedrals in the world, Dominican convent Santa Maria delle Grazie La Scala Opera House and Basilica Saint Ambrogio one of the oldest churches in Milan. Mass. Transfer to Padua for dinner and overnight.

Oct 21 After breakfast, we visit Padua, one of the oldest cities in Italy with the renowned University of Padua, almost 800 years old and famous, among other things, for having had Galileo among its lecturers. The highlight of the day is a visit of the Basilica of Saint Anthony.

Oct 22 After breakfast, we travel to Rijeka, Croatia. Upon arrival, city tour of Rijeka, Croatia includes visit to St. Vitus Cathedral and Our Lady of Trsat Church. Mass, dinner and overnight in Rijeka.

Oct 23 After breakfast, we travel to Zadar, Croatia. Upon arrival, city tour of Zadar, Croatia, a city on Croatia’s Dalmation coast, is known for the Roman and Venetian ruins of its peninsular Old Town. There are several Venetian gates in the city walls. Mass, dinner and overnight in Zadar.

Oct 24 After breakfast, tour the city of Split. some free time in Split, Croatia. Dinner and overnight in Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Oct 25 After breakfast we celebrate Holy Mass and then take the walk to the Hill of Apparitions where the visionaries first saw Our Blessed Virgin Mary. Pray before the statue that symbolizes the place of the First Apparition.

Oct 26 After breakfast we travel to Dubrovnik for tour of the city. Dubrovnik is an old city on the Adriatic Sea coast .Stroll around the narrow streets of the old town of Dubrovnik and experience the history and culture of this magnificent walled city. Mass. Return to Medjugorje for dinner and overnight.

Oct 27 After breakfast, free time in Medjugorje. Later, transfer to Sarajevo for dinner and overnight.

Oct 28 Early in the morning, we get transferred to the airport for return flight back to Toronto via Vienna.

TOUR COST CA$4,490 INCLUDES:
air transportation-hotel accommodation first class or superior tourist class based on double occupancy
2 meals daily breakfast and dinner.
all sightseeing as per itinerary with English speaking guide
all tips in restaurants and hotels.
airport taxes, tips to bus driver & guides, city taxes

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