FRANCE, PORTUGAL and SPAIN (IBERIAN) PILGRIMAGE
16-29 April 2024
Two weeks in Barcelona, Lourdes, Leon, Santiago de Compostela, Fatima and Lisbon
APRIL 16 – 29, 2024, led by Rev. Fr. Raja SDB
Total Tour Package CDN $6300 per person based on twin room
Payment due by Jan. 10, 2024
(AIR AND LAND TOUR PACKAGE IS NON REFUNDABLE THEREAFTER)
AIR TRAVEL IS WITH AIR CANADA AND IN ECONOMY CLASS.
LAND TOUR IS THROUGH TRAFALGAR TOURS.
INSURANCE IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED AND INSURANCE PREMIUMS ARE NON REFUNDABLE.
CALL LOBO TRAVEL AGENCY AT 780 485 6170 FOR FURTHER DETAILS.
DAY 1 – WELCOME TO BARCELONA (2)
Tuesday, April 16, 2024
Barcelona – Spain
On this journey, give thanks to God in a city that embraces religious tolerance; a city that celebrates
the Glory of God in some of the world’s most inspiring churches. You’ll have free time to explore
Barcelona before joining your Travel Director and fellow travel companions for a Welcome Dinner and
orientation of the city to kick-start your pilgrimage.
MEAL(S): Welcome Dinner
HOTEL: NH Sants Barcelona Hotel
EXPLORE BUSTLING BARCELONA
Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Barcelona – Spain
Spend the morning exploring the spiritual side of Barcelona in the company of your Local Specialist.
We Dive Into Culture for an opportunity to see the city’s most celebrated religious monument, La
Sagrada Família, stepping through its intricately carved doors, into the creative genius of Gaudí’s mind
and his breath-taking gift to God (subject to availability). The soaring spires and exquisitely told stories
reflected on its outside walls cannot prepare you for the beauty within. The rest of the day is yours to
follow in the footsteps of the faithful. You may consider joining an Optional Experience to Montserrat to
see the shrine of the Black Madonna, affectionately known in Catalonia as ‘La Moreneta’, followed by
an optional evening of clapping and castanets at an evening Flamenco show. As you watch the twirling
skirts and hear the trill of the guitar, you’ll feel the energy of this fiery UNESCO-listed tradition adored
by the Spanish.
JOURNEY TO ANCIENT CARCASSONNE
Thursday, April 18, 2024
Carcassonne – France
We journey north, across the Pyrenees and Cathar landscapes bound for the fortified city of
Carcassonne. Here we’ll join a Local Specialist to explore this ancient town, which you’ll learn was once
the stronghold of pious believers of the Cathar faith from the 12th century until they were persecuted
and expelled by the Inquisition. Visit the Cité, you’ll understand why it’s said to have inspired Walt
Disney for his Castle of Sleeping Beauty, and you’ll know that the same double-ring of ramparts and
52 towers you see today are those pilgrims like yourself have seen for many centuries. Learning all
about the city’s spiritual significance, you’ll get to relive all the highlights and share your spellbinding
stories this evening as you relax over a traditional dinner featuring some of the hearty cuisine for which
the region is particularly well known.
MEAL(S): Breakfast, Dinner
HOTEL: Hotel Mercure La Cite Carcassonne
ONWARDS TO LOURDES (2)
Friday, April 19, 2024
Lourdes – France
A leisurely start to our day sees us journey west to Lourdes, the global centre of the Marian pilgrimage
and the holy place where St. Bernadette was said to have had visions of Mary in a cave. Embark on an
orientation tour with your Travel Director to gain a real sense of the devotion that pilgrims over the
centuries have felt for this place. As the sun sets, you’ll have an opportunity to share in this devotion
first-hand as you Dive Into Culture for the mesmerising Torchlight Procession, which has moved
through the city’s streets since 1858. Join believers from all over the world in singing the Ave Maria of
Lourdes – a spine-tingling experience that will touch you forever. Moved by this evening’s fellowship,
you’ll want to sample some of the Pyrenees’ flavourful culinary specialities, perhaps the local trout and
some of the local cheeses paired with the region’s celebrated Madiran or Jurançon vintages.
HOTEL: Mercure Hotel Lourdes Imperial
SEE THE WONDRUS SIGHTS IN LOURDES
Saturday, April 20, 2024
Lourdes – France
Start your sightseeing visit of Lourdes’ noteworthy religious sites with pilgrims from all over the world.
You’ll trace the story of St. Bernadette of Lourdes, who witnessed the Marian apparitions of the
Immaculate Conception and was canonised in 1933 eventually becoming the patron saint of bodily
illness. A Local Specialist will accompany you on a visit to St. Bernadette’s Grotto, the shrine and her
birthplace, and you’ll learn how millions of pilgrims come to this holy place to pray and drink its
miraculous water, following the same instruction of our Lady of Lourdes to ‘drink at the spring’. You’ll
feel the spiritual importance of this sacred place as you explore the Domain and contemplate the
miracles that have occurred since the Virgin Mary’s apparition here.
OFF TO UNCOVER THE TREASURES OF BURGOS
Sunday, April 21, 2024
Burgos – Spain
Our spiritual interlude with France at its end, we pass through the Basque Country and continue to
Burgos, the historic capital of Castile founded as an outpost of the expanding Christian frontier. Meet
your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of its medieval centre, with the highlight being a visit to the
UNESCO-listed Cathedral of Saint Mary of Burgos, dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Here you’ll have time
to spend a quiet moment of contemplation and prayer amidst the many extraordinary works of
Renaissance artists and see the tomb of El Cid, the celebrated Castilian nobleman and a national hero.
Enjoy dinner tonight at a local restaurant, discovering just what a delight Castilian cuisine is. Perhaps
you’ll sample some regional favourites such as lechazo, succulent lamb, or nibble on tasty pinchos
(tapas) with a glass of the local Ribera del Duero to complete the perfect meal.
MEAL(S): Breakfast, Dinner
HOTEL: Puerta de Hotel Burgos
BURGOS TO LEON
Monday, April 22, 2024
Leon – Spain
This morning we arrive in Leon, located on the Bernesga River. Here we visit the Basilica De San
Isidoro de Leon, an important Romanesque building. Later we see the Convento de San Marcos and
Iglesia San Marcelo.
HOTEL: Occidental Hotel Leon Alfonso V
PILGRIMAGE TO SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA (2)
Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Santiago de Compostela – Spain
Follow in the footsteps of Saint James, crossing the Spanish ‘North’ to Santiago de Compostela.
Imagine the thousands of pilgrims who have embarked on this spiritual path, as you travel west through
the rolling countryside, as they have in devotion for centuries. On arrival, your Travel Director will
provide a brief orientation of this famous pilgrimage site after which you’ll have some time at leisure to
explore on your own, strolling through Alameda Park and admiring views of the Santiago de
Compostela Cathedral and the Old Town or getting lost in its historic centre in search of the perfect
plaza. Perhaps you’d like to soak up the architecture and atmosphere of the city’s winding streets,
sample the Pilgrim’s menu at the San Franciscan convent-turned hotel and restaurant or simply relax
in the tranquil greenery of Alameda Park, with its wonderful views of the cathedral and Old Town to
really get a sense of what it must be like to live in this sacred city.
MEAL(S): Breakfast, Dinner
HOTEL: Santiago Plaza Hotel affiliated by Melia
DISCOVER SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Wednesday, April 24, 2024
Santiago de Compostela – Spain
Join a Local Specialist this morning for a sightseeing tour which includes a visit to the Cathedral of
Santiago de Compostela, the final resting place of St. James, the apostle of Jesus Christ. The
Romanesque medieval cathedral in the heart of old Santiago also marks the end of the Camino de
Santiago and you’ll feel the spiritual significance it still has for pilgrims many centuries after it was
completed in the 13th century. This afternoon, explore Santiago de Compostela at your leisure, perhaps
a more in-depth visit to the UNESCO-listed Old Town with its festive atmosphere and a chance to stop
in at one of the cosy coffee shops for a slice of almond-filled heaven, the local Tarta de Santiago. You
may also consider joining an Optional Experience to the coastal centre of Rías Baixas where you’ll
discover the deep fjord-like estuaries of Galicia with our Local Specialist, stopping in O Grove Port and
the village of Cambados, before enjoying a refreshing boat trip to sample mussels and Ribeiro wine
fresh from the local farms, leaving some space for dinner later at your hotel.
MEAL(S): Breakfast, Dinner
VENTURE TO FATIMA (2)
Thursday, April 25, 2024
Fatima – Portugal
Our trip through Spain at its end, we continue our spiritual journey south to Portugal, to the Catholic
pilgrimage site of Fátima. Walk the path followed by millions of pilgrims to the shrine where three young
shepherds famously saw the apparition of the Virgin Mary. Your orientation tour will give you an
overview of the history and religious significance of this holy place and you’ll watch how devotees pray
for health, happiness and repentance. This evening, peace will fill your heart as you join worshippers
from all over the world reciting the Rosary in the hushed and magnificent surrounds of the famous
Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima.
FATIMA YOUR WAY
Friday, April 26, 2024
Fatima – Portugal
We journey to the tiny village of Aljustrel, where the three shepherds once lived, to see their humble
home which stands to this day. You’ll have time to witness the power of faith in Fátima at your leisure
or consider joining an Optional Experience to Nazaré and Batalha, with its impressive Monastery of
Santa Maria da Vitória na Batalha built in the 15th century to pay homage to the Portuguese victory at
the Battle of Aljubarrota and thank the Virgin Mary for her intervention in their battle with the Castilians.
This beautiful Gothic-turned-Manueline honey-hued structure was home to Portugal’s first stained-glass
workshop, and you’ll see the radiant beauty all around you as you explore further. See the statue of
Nuno Álvares Pereira on his horse, learning how this military commander who was credited with winning
this battle and keeping Portugal independent. You’ll leave with a deep understanding of the events
leading up to its construction and know that through your visit, you help to support its preservation for
years to come.
CONTINUE TO COLOURFUL LISBON
Saturday, April 27, 2024
Lisbon – Portugal
A short journey this morning takes us to Batalha where a Local Specialist takes us inside the Monastery
of Santa Maria de Vitoria. Later, we arrive in the capital city of Lisbon. You’ll meet a Local Specialist
who will accompany us on a drive through the lush avenues of the Portuguese capital, past the black
and white mosaic pavements, bound for Belém, a district on the River Tejo. You’ll see the Monument
to the Discoveries and the Belém Tower before we Dive Into Culture and visit the exquisite 16th-century
Hieronymite Monastery. The resident monks of the Order of Saint Jerome were tasked to give guidance
to sailors and pray for the soul of King Manuel I and beyond its spiritual significance, you’ll be
mesmerised by its beauty.
HOTEL: Smy Hotel Lisbon
LISBON AT LEISURE
Sunday, April 28, 2024
Lisbon – Portugal
Today is a full day to explore the city further. In the evening, we enjoy an exclusive Be My Guest (subject
to availability) experience and Connect With Locals at their family home in Lisbon’s Terras Vedras for
a Farewell Dinner featuring some of the delicious local delicacies for dessert, along with the chance to
sample the local wine in the charming winery dating back to 1858. You’ll be so captivated by the whole
experience, you’ll want to take special note of all the favourite local recipes to try them out back home
with friends and family.
MEAL(S): Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Monday, April 29, 2024
Lisbon – Portugal
Say farewell to newfound friends after a memorable spiritual journey as we are transferred to the airport
for our onwards journey.
• Visit La Sagrada Família in Barcelona, the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes, the Cite in Carcassonne,
Burgos Cathedral, St. James Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela, the Sanctuary of Our Lady of
Fátima, the Monastery of Santa Maria Vitoria in Batalha and the Hieronymites Monastery in Lisbon
• Explore Barcelona, Carcassonne, Lourdes, Burgos, Santiago de Compostela, Batalha and Lisbon with
a Local Specialist
• 13 breakfasts & 7 dinners
First class travel Highlights
• Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
• Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail
• Hotel porterage of 1 bag per person.
• An expert Travel Director and separate Driver.
• Hotel tips, restaurant tips for included meals, and local taxes.
• A group airport transfer on the first and last day of your guided holiday.
• Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted (Hotels listed to be used as a guide only and are subject to
availability. If the quoted hotel is unavailable, we will secure another hotel in the same category).
• Gratuities to Travel Director, Coach Drivers and Local Specialists.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
• No early check in/late checkout included.
• Travel insurance, visas and items of a personal nature
EDMONTON-TORONTO-BARCELONA -15 APRIL 2024 DEPARTURES TO ARRIVE BARCELONA
ON 16 APRIL 2024.
LISBON – TORONTO-EDMONTON – 29 APRIL 2024 DEPARTURES TO ARRIVE SAME DAY.
1. AC 168 – 15APR YEGYYZ – 1135A 526P * E MO 1
2. AC 820 – 15APR YYZBCN – 805P 1000A+* E MO/TU 1
3. AC 811 – 29APR LISYYZ – 1250P 415P * E MO 2
4. AC 173 – 29APR YYZYEG – 655P 918P * E MO 2
TOUR PACKAGE COST: CAD 6300 PER PERSON BASED ON TWIN ROOM
FOR SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT – ADD CAD 1220 TO THE ABOVE RATES.
FULL PAYMENT IS DUE BY JAN 10, 2024. AIR AND LAND TOUR PACKAGE IS NON REFUNDABLE THEREAFTER.
AIR TRAVEL IS WITH AIR CANADA AND IN ECONOMY CLASS. LAND TOUR IS THROUGH TRAFALGAR TOURS. INSURANCE IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED AND INSURANCE PREMIUMS ARE NON
CALL LOBO TRAVEL AGENCY AT 780 485 6170 FOR FURTHER DETAILS
ISRAEL, OUR HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE JOURNEY
06 – 17 May, 2024 Hosted by Fr. Dan Stevenot – Saint Mary’s Parish, Banff
DAY 1. MON. 06 MAY: Departure to Israel
Today, we depart from Calgary and Edmonton on our flights to Tel Aviv. Group seating will be pre-assigned by the airline for our flight. Dinner and complimentary in-flight service will be provided this evening. (D)
DAY 2. TUE. 07 MAY: Israel, Tel Aviv
Upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, we are met by our Israeli Tour guide who will assist us with luggage formalities. Boarding our luxury touring coach, we relax and enjoy the journey to towards the Sea of Galilee.
Mount Carmel – Overlooking the City of Haifa with the Mediterranean Sea and Jezreel Valley on either side, we stand where the Prophet Elijah performed his miracle and called upon the fire of God to conquer the Prophets of Baal. (I Kings 2; 15:4; 25; Isaiah 33:9; Zechariah 12:12)
Here, we will enjoy our daily Mass.
Once at the Sea of Galilee, we check-in to our hotel on the Mount of Beatitudes. Home for the next 4 nights. Tonight, we will have our ‘welcome dinner’ in anticipation of a memorable journey. (B, D)
DAY 3: WED. 08 MAY: Sepphoris, Cana, Nazareth, Beth Shean
Today, we leave the Sea of Galilee and journey towards Nazareth and surrounding areas visiting:
Sepphoris – Tradition says that this is the birthplace of Mary and home to Joachim and Anna. It was once the capital of Galilee. This excavated city has some of the most magnificent mosaics in the country, including “The Mona Lisa of Israel”.
Cana – Now a suburb of Nazareth, Cana is the site where Jesus performed his first miracle when he changed water into wine at a wedding. (Luke 1:26-38; John 1:46; Matthew 2:23)
Nazareth – Here is where Jesus spent his childhood with Mary and Joseph. Nazareth is also the site of The Church of Annunciation, Mary’s Well and many other sites to visit. Mass will be at St. Joseph’s church today.
Bet She’an – The largest of Israel’s archeological digs. This ancient city, although destroyed by an earthquake in the 8th Century, offers a fabulous insight into Roman life and times. After losing the battle to the Philistines, King Saul and his sons were hung from the city walls. (Judges 4:7-8)
Later this afternoon, we return to the Sea of Galilee for dinner at our hotel.
DAY 4: THU. 09 MAY: Caesarea Philippi, Upper Galilee
Before breakfast, we will enjoy Mass to start our day.
After breakfast, we spend our day in the upper Galilee. Driving northward, our day includes the following:
Tel Dan – This national park and archeological site offer a blend of Israel’s natural beauty and Biblical history!
Caesarea Philippi – Built at one of the sources of the Jordan River, the City of Panias (named by the Greeks after the goat-footed god, Pan) was later renamed by the Romans as Caesarea Philippi. It was here that Jesus revealed to the Disciples His purpose, His Church, and where Peter identified Jesus as the Messiah. (Mark 8:27; Matthew 16:13-23)
Golan Heights – Today, we have the opportunity to view Israel from both Mt. Bental and the Golan Heights. This parcel of land plays a significant role in the security of those living in the Jordan Valley and Upper Galilee. This afternoon, we return to the Sea of Galilee and head to the top of Mt. Arbel. From here, we can view the entire panorama of the Sea of Galilee.
The heart of Jesus’ Ministry!
Dinner will be at our hotel this evening. (B, D)
DAY 5: FRI. 10 MAY: Sea of Galilee
After another Israeli buffet breakfast, our full touring day involves visits to:
Magdala – Located within one kilometer from our hotel, we have one of the latest Biblical excavation digs. We have the chance to visit what has been unearthed so far for the ancient seaside town of Magdala. (Luke 8:1-3) Our Mass today, will be at the Magdala retreat centre.
The Mount of Beatitudes – Sit on the hill where Jesus delivered his Sermon on the Mount. Looking directly south at the Sea of Galilee, the flower filled gardens offer peace and tranquility. (Matthew 5:1-8) We will take the scenic walk down the mount to the shores of the Galilee and Capernaum.
Capernaum – The center of Jesus’ Galilee Ministry. Jesus lived here for a substantial period, healing the sick, preaching in the synagogue and performing miracles. The Greek Orthodox Church, Franciscan Monastery and Roman Catholic Church of St. Peter make for an interesting kaleidoscope of varying architecture. (Matthew 9:1; 4:13)
Church of the Primacy of Peter – It is here that Jesus appears to his disciples for the third time after his resurrection on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. The night before, Peter and several other disciples had sailed out on the lake to fish but caught nothing. In the morning, a man appeared on the shore and called out to them to throw their net on the right side of the boat. Doing so, they caught so many fish they couldn’t drag the net back into the boat. At this point, Peter recognizes Jesus and promptly jumps out of the boat to wade to shore to meet him.
Tabgha – Located at the foot of the Mt. of Beatitudes, this is the site of the Miracle of The Loaves and the Fishes. Here, we will enjoy private worship and intercession by the shores of the Galilee. (Mark 6:34-44; Matthew 14:14-21; 16:18-19; John 21:15-19)
Sea of Galilee Boat Ride – Today ends with boat ride on the Sea of Galilee.
Tonight, dinner will be at our hotel overlooking the shores of the Sea of Galilee. (B, D)
DAY 6. SAT. 11 MAY: Mt. Tabor, Jericho Bethlehem
This morning, we begin with Mass before we leave for Bethlehem. Enroute, we shall visit:
Mt. Tabor – One of the traditional sites of Christ’s transfiguration, the ascent of Mt. Tabor involves the dexterity of the local taxi drivers to reach the summit.
Jericho – We visit Old Testament Jericho, home of Zacchaeus and the Sycamore tree (Luke 19:1-8) where the walls came tumbling down. In the New Testament, Jericho is close to where Jesus healed Bartimaeus.
Mt. of Temptation – Overlooking Jericho, it is this area of the Judean wilderness that Jesus was tempted by the devil. (Matthew 4:1-11; Luke 4:1-13)
After another fascinating day, we arrive at the Heritage hotel in Bethlehem.
Home for the next three nights. (B, D)
DAY 7: SUN. 12 MAY: Bethlehem
Today, we will stay in Bethlehem and visit:
The Church of the Nativity and Star of Bethlehem – Located on, or near by to the birthplace of Jesus. (Luke 2:7; Matthew 2:1-12) It is here, that we will have our daily Mass service today.
Milk Grotto – A traditional site of Pilgrimage, bringing alive the story of Mary, Joseph and Jesus fleeing to Egypt. (Matthew 2:13)
Shepherd’s Fields – Where the shepherds were tending their flocks. (Luke 2:8-20)
Dinner will be at our hotel tonight. (B, D)
DAY 8. MON. 13 MAY: Masada, Dead Sea
After breakfast, we will visit the Judean wilderness and follow the shores of The Dead Sea to visit:
Masada – This UNESCO World Heritage site was once Herod’s mountain top palace and fortress. Here, we ascend to the site by cable car and learn about the last Jewish stand against the Romans and the mass suicide of the 960 Jewish defenders.
Ein Gedi – This national park and oasis hosts the caves of David’s Gorge where David hid from Saul and his army. (I Samuel 24; Song of Solomon 1:14; Ezekiel 47:10)
The remainder of the afternoon will be left open for you to enjoy the unique properties of the Dead Sea.
Dead Sea – No visit to the Dead Sea would be complete without experiencing the unique buoyancy of these waters. Cover yourself in therapeutic black mud and float your aches and pains away!
Qumran – Home to the ancient Essenes. It is here that they wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls almost two thousand years ago. Here, we will visit the excavated sites of Qumran and view the location where The Scrolls were found in 1947.
Dinner will be at our Bethlehem hotel this evening. (B, D)
DAY 9: TUE. 14 MAY: Ein Karem Jerusalem
Today, we leave Bethlehem and move into Jerusalem. Upon arrival in Jerusalem, we shall visit:
Yad Vashem – Israel’s national monument, memorial and museum to the Holocaust.
Monastery of the Cross – Built on the site where we believe that the tree from which the Cross of the Crucifixion came from.
Scale Model of Jerusalem – This fabulous reconstruction of the old City of Jerusalem gives us a chance to better understand the importance of the second temple and the city during Herodian times.
Shrine of the Book Museum – Here, we can see many original fragments of the Dead Sea scrolls plus a replica of the great Isaiah scroll.
Ein Karem – It is this very village that Mary journeys to visit her cousin, Elizabeth, after Gabriel gives her the message that she is pregnant. It is here, that we will have our daily Mass service.
“Mary then “went with haste to a Judean town in the hill country”, a distance of around 120km , “where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leaped in her womb.” (Luke 1:39-41)
This afternoon, we will check-in to the Leonardo Hotel, home for the remainder of the journey. (B, D)
DAY 10: WED. 15 MAY: Jerusalem
Our day in Israel is truly a special one as we stay in the old city and visit:
Mount of Olives – We begin our day by viewing Jerusalem from the Mt. of Olives. Photo opportunities abound at this time with the Golden Dome of the Rock prominent. From here, we shall walk down to The Garden of Gethsemane along the same path as that Jesus took when entering the city on Palm Sunday.
Dominus Flevit – The traditional site where Jesus wept over the City of Jerusalem.
Garden of Gethsemane – The site where Jesus prayed at the Rock of Agony in the Garden. – “My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done.” Today we plan to have an outdoor Mass service near the garden. (Matthew 26:36-56; Mark 14:32-50; Luke 22:39-53; John 18:1-14)
House of Caiaphas – Located under the current St. Peter of Gallicantu Church is the traditional site where Jesus was imprisoned.
Upper Room – The traditional site where Jesus instituted a new Passover celebration and the new Covenant in His blood. (Mark 14:15)
Mount Zion – Assumed by the Byzantine pilgrims as the original City of David, this piece of land would have existed outside the original city walls. We shall also visit Dormition Abbey.
Dinner will be at our hotel this evening. (B, D)
DAY 11: THU.16 MAY: Jerusalem
Our last day in Israel is truly a special one as we stay in the old city and visit:
Church of St. Anne – Located by the pools of Bethesda where Jesus healed the cripple. (John 5:1-9)
Lithostrotos – Here, we stand on the Roman flagstone floor where we believe Jesus was condemned by Pontius Pilate.
Via Dolorosa – The one mile long route through the Old City of Jerusalem from the point of condemnation by Pontius Pilate to Golgotha, Calvary Hill, finishing at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. We end the journey with a Mass service in the complex of the church.
This afternoon, we shall have free time to peruse the many shops of the Christian Quarter.
This evening, we will enjoy our “farewell” dinner together. A wonderful time to share and reflect on what this journey has meant to you! (B, D)
DAY 12: FRI. 17 MAY Israel to Canada
This morning, we depart for our flights back to Calgary and Edmonton, arriving home in the evening. Breakfast and complimentary in-flight service will be provided onboard. (B, D)
B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner
Air travel: Round trip from Calgary or Edmonton (other cities available)
Hotels: Mount of Beatitudes Hotel
Heritage Hotel, Bethlehem
Leonardo Hotel, Jerusalem
Meals: Full breakfast and dinner, with tea and coffee (some hotels charge for beverages with dinner).
Transportation: Air conditioned luxury coach service, throughout the tour.
Sightseeing: Comprehensive program, as per itinerary, including all entrance fees.
Tour Guide: Government licensed Tour guide will accompany the group and work with the Leadership Teams to maximize the educational/spiritual benefits and enjoyment of the group.
Porterage: One large suitcase per person. Each person is responsible for his/her other luggage.
Embarkation package: An informative package will be mailed one month prior to departure.
Air Transportation Taxes: Currently $810.
Lunches (unless mentioned in the itinerary)
Christian Journeys requires that you must have – “out of country” – emergency medical insurance equivalent to (or greater than) $250,000. We have many insurance policy options to offer which include cancellation and interruption coverage. Please contact our office for policy details and premiums.
Gratuities: Equivalent to USD$150.
Passport: Tour participants must be in possession of a valid passport not expiring before 17 November 2024. Canadian, Filipino and USA passport holders do not currently require a visa for the Holy Land.
Inoculation: Not a current requirement.
Reservations: Telephone and email reservation requests will be taken but only upon receipt of deposit and completed tour booking form will your place be confirmed.
Deposit and final payment: A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required along with the registration form. All cancellations charges are described on the registration form. Any cancellation prior to 05 February 2024 incur a $300 cancellation fee, per person.
Fuel surcharges: The air transportation costs fluctuate. This amount is subject to change and will be reviewed at time of final billing 90 days prior to departure.
Currency surcharge: Christian Journeys reserves the right to introduce a currency surcharge. If applicable, this would be assessed 90 days prior to departure. An increase greater than 7% of the base journey cost would allow participants to cancel without a penalty.
General Health: All tour members should be in sufficient good health to enjoy the tour in its entirety. Christian Journeys reserves the right to refuse participation in certain instances.
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GRATUITIES: $ 200CAD
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