Colombo / Italy
Check in at Colombo Airport early morning for departure to Italy.
You are about to take a wonderful spiritual journey. It is a spiritual experience that you will never forget. A life changing adventure that will impact you for the rest of your life. A soul stirring pilgrimage that will deepen your faith in Lord with the intercession of Mary our Dearest Mother! Our hope is that you will grow in the knowledge of God, be challenged in your continuing search for the truth of God and be encouraged in your faith.
Colombo / Padua
Arrival in Italy in the morning.
Visit St. Anthony’s Basilica. The name of St. Anthony became celebrated throughout the world, and
with it the name of Padua. The inhabitants of this city erected to his memory a magnificent church;
whither his precious relics were transferred. When the vault in which for thirty years his sacred
body had reposed was opened, the flesh was found reduced to dust but the tongue uninjured, fresh
and of a lively red color. St. Bonaventure, beholding this wonder took the tongue in his hands and
kissed it explaining “O Blessed Tongue that always praised the Lord, and made others bless Him,
now it is evident what great merit thou hast before God”.
The fame of St Anthony’s miracles has never diminished, and even at the present day he is
acknowledged as the greatest thaumaturgist of the times.
OPTIONAL VISIT TO VENICE, those who don’t want to go can remain in the hotel.
We leave to the romantic city of Venice. Board a private boat at Tronchetto and you will travel on the Canals of Venice to St. Mark’s Square, the very heart of Venice. Commence a 02 hour tour with a Guide. Here see the historic Ducal Palace, The infamous Prison, the Bridge of Sighs, the exquisite Clock Tower and the splendor of St. Marks Basilica. We then visit a Glass Factory where a master craftsman will demonstrate the art of creating the famous Venetian blown glass. Thereafter about one hour free time to do your personal shopping. We leave St. Mark’s Square by private boat to rejoin the Coach at Tronchetto.
Transfer to hotel for overnight. (Lunch & Dinner not Included)
Padua / Medjugorje
Meal Plan – Breakfast and Dinner
Proceed to Medjugroje (783 KM) (Bosnia and Herzegovina) (Lunch not Included)
Dinner and overnight at hotel in Medjugorge.
Medjugorje – Međugorje, or Medjugorje is a town located in the Herzegovina region of western Bosnia and Herzegovina, around 25 km (16 mi) southwest of Mostar and close to the border of Croatia. The town is part of the municipality of Čitluk. Since 1981, it has become a popular site of religious pilgrimage due to reports of apparitions of the Virgin Mary to six local Catholics. The name Međugorje 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 Catholic parish
(local administrative and religious area) consists of five neighboring villages: Medjugorje, Bijakovići, Vionica, Miletina and Šurmanci Following reports of apparitions, successive bishops of Mostar ruled the claims groundless. In March 2010, in view of continued public interest, the Holy See announced that the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith was forming an investigative commission, composed of bishops, theologians, and other experts, under the leadership of Cardinal Camillo Ruin, the Pope’s former Vicar General for the Diocese of Rome For those of you who have never been to Medjugorje, you will experience one of the most spiritual, and peaceful places on earth. One of the best descriptions of Medjugorje we have ever heard is:”Medjugorje is a place where Heaven touches the earth”. After visiting Medjugorje we are sure you will agree
Meal Plan – Breakfast, Lunch Dinner
Breakfast at hotel. Details of Services in Medjugorje will be advised including Masses.
Today you will climb the hill of Crnica above the hamlet of Podbrdo – known as the Hill of the Apparitions. Bronze plaques depicting the Mysteries of the Rosary assist you to meditate on the life of Our Lord as you climb the rocky and overgrown terrain to the site of the first apparitions of the Virgin, a great, bare space among the rocks, more than a hundred metres in diameter. This is a place where quiet contemplation and meditation is always in evidence. Međugorje is a unique place in the modern world. Since 1981, it has become a popular site of religious pilgrimage due to reports of apparitions of the Virgin Mary to 6 local Catholics. It is believed that the Virgin Mary appeared to a group of children in 1981.Due to these apparitions, this simple village parish has become a gathering place for a multitude of pilgrims from around the world and one of the biggest prayer centers anywhere. Innumerable witnesses attest that they have found faith and peace in Medjugorje. On this excursion you will have the opportunity to visit Apparition Hill and attend mass at the local parish church.Our Lady of Medjugorje has a strong following among Catholics worldwide. The town has become one of the most popular pilgrimage sites for Catholics in the world and has turned into the 3rd-most important apparition site in Europe, visited annually by more than 1 million people. It has been estimated that 30 million pilgrims have come to Medjugorje since the apparitions were first report in 1981.Many pilgrims have reported experiencing visual phenomena such as the sun
changing color or spinning in the sky.
Three of the visionaries still see the Blessed Virgin every evening during the recitation of the Rosary at 18:40 hours and her messages are faithfully transcribed and sent out into the world. Lunch, Dinner with overnight in Medjugorje
Meal Plan – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Rising before it is light, those who wish may climb Mount Krisevac – the Hill of the Cross – treading the stony path and following the Way of the Cross to the summit, where you arrive as dawn breaks. This is an unforgettable experience reflecting the difficulties of our life’s journey culminating in our arrival at the foot of the cross bathed in the light of the Resurrection. The huge cross at the top of the mountain was erected in 1934 to mark the 1900th anniversary of the Passion of Jesus. , Dinner with overnight in Medjugorje. Details of Services in Medjugorje will be advised including Masses.
Lunch, Dinner with overnight in Medjugorje.
Medjugorje / Colombo
Meal Plan – Breakfast
After Breakfast transfer to the airport to take the flight to Colombo. (Lunch not Included)
END OF THE PILGRIMAGE
Due to weather conditions, traffic delays and flight movements we have the right to alter final program. The order of the Tour Itinerary is subject to change. The number of dates and all the sites will be visited.
Cost per person
Rs. 235,000/- Per Person
Promotional Price valid for 10 Seats only * Rs. 225,000
Prices subject to change – Exchange Fluctuations apply
Limited bookings will be accepted at above Prices)
Included on Tour
- Cost of air passage economy class return airfare with taxes and fuel surcharges
- Accommodation twin sharing at 3 star hotels
- Breakfast, lunch and Dinner as per the Programme. *
- Air conditioned coach with driver and Road Toll Fees
- English speaking guide for tours on programme
- Airport transfers in all cities
- Entrance fees to certain specified attractions in the programme
- TIPS AND TRAVEL INSURANCE*(Travel Insurance – Up to Age 60 years only)
- Conditions Apply, Subject to conditions as per the Insurance Policy. It is compulsory to purchase the Travel
- Insurance from Qwest Destinations.
- Personal expenses – laundry, telephone etc Portage at hotels, Excess baggage charges.
- All what’s not included
- Lunch on Day 01, Day 02, Day 05 & Dinner on Day 01.
- Visa Fees
- Transport to / from Colombo Airport and meals during transits in the airports
- Meals not mentioned in the Itinerary.
Rs. 125,000 at the time of booking. Balance 02 months prior to departure.
*Conditions Apply, Subject to conditions as per the Insurance Policy Due to rate fluctuations payment deadlines must be strictly adhered. For delayed payments exchange fluctuations will apply and prices will be at current exchange rates. This requirement will be strictly adhered to due to violent exchange rate fluctuations. Late payments subject to 20% interest and package price subject to change. Cash discount offered if payment guidelines are adhered only
Any items not mentioned in the included pricing such as government taxes, will be additional if applied.
You will be required to have a multiple Schengen Visa. We will assist and coordinate in the documentation. Schengen visa require considerable time and we recommend that you commence documentation early at least 3/2 months prior to departure.
We are working on a group fare. Therefore, you will be required to travel in/out together as a group. However, in the event you need to deviate from the group at the end of the tour and travel to another destination a charge of Euro 275- will be applicable. All such deviations are subject to availability of seats. In most instances deviation will not be allowed. You will be required to travel out and return with the Group together.
Cancellations (Promotional Rates)
In the event you cancel your tour following voluntary amounts will be applicable:
30 Days prior to departureNo Refund
|120 – 91 days prior to departure||No charge|
|90 – 61 days prior to departure||25% Package Price|
|60 – 31 days prior to departure||75% Package Price|
|30 – 0 days prior to departure||No refund|
Prior to submission of Documents for Schengen Visa, the Embassy insists that an INSURANCE POLICY IS SUBMITTED WITH MINIMUM COVER OF EURO 35,000/-