EUROPE ITINERARY – 14 days

[ Countries covered : Italy,Vatican,Switzerland, France, Portugal, Spain ]

Itinerary

Day 1 : CHENNAI/BANGALORE–DOHA-ROME

Assemble at Chennai/Bangalore International Airport board your Flight to Rome. Arrive Rome. We visit Vatican City which includes Sistine chapel, Vatican Museum and St. Peter’s Basilica. Vatican is the smallest country in the world or as one says a country within a country. After visiting the Vatican. Dinner & overnight stay at Rome.

Day 2 : ROME

Today, after a early breakfast We drive to Vatican City and will attend the Wednesday Morning Angelus Audience with Pope. proceed for a half day guided city tour of Rome. we continue our tour with local guide who will take you through the tour explaining the history. Lunch at Local Restaurant, then visit Trevi Fountain where you can ask for a wish by tossing a coin over your shoulders into the Fountain. Just behind it are the famous Spanish Steps. We also see Arch de Constantine, The Forum Romanum, The temples of Saturn & Concord, The Arch of Augustus, The Circus Maximums & other important Roman Monuments. And also visit St.paul’s church. We proceed to see the famous Coliseum(Outside view) – the venue of grand contests in the ancient times, The Forum & other monuments of ancient Roman rulers. Dinner & overnight stay at Rome.

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Day 3 : ROME-ASSISI-PISA

Then visit Assisi, the land of St. Francis and St. Clare. Visit the ‘Porziuncula’ (the first Franciscan house), the place of his death, and the thorn-less rose garden. Visit the Basilica of St. Francis, including the tombs of St. Francis and his disciples. The Lower and Upper Basilicas are filled with world famous frescoes that depict the lives of Jesus and St. Francis, as well as other saints. Take a relaxed rosary walk with the Tour Director, visiting other important sights such as the remains of St. Clare and the famous Cross of San Damiano. After that we drive to Pisa, The “field of miracles” is where the tower is located, along with a few other famous structures, such as the Duomo, the Camposanto, and the Baptistery.Dinner and Overnight at Pisa.

Day 4 : PISA-MESTRE- VENICE –PADUA

After Early Breakfast at the Hotel, Proceed to Mestre by coach-Approx 392 km (5.30 Hours Drive). Lunch at Indian Restaurant. And Proceed by coach to Venice the city famous for ancient trade and commerce Boat transfer to Venice Island. Then visit st. Mark square Glass blowing demonstration. After proceed to Padua by coach-Approx 46km (1 hour drive) visit the Basilica of ST.Antony Shrine. Dinner and Overnight at Padua.

Day 5 : PADUA -MILAN- TURIN

After Breakfast Proceed to Milan by Coach-Approx 243 km (3.30 Hours Drive). Visit the Famous Duomo Cathedral of Milan, Duomo Square. We drive surrounding snow capped to Milano. Upon arrival we do sightseeing tour of Milano. Later Lunch at Indian Restaurant. Visit the Basilica of “MARY HELP OF CHRISTIANS” where the body of St.Don Bosco, Maria Domenica Mazzarello etc., Dinner and Overnight at Turin.

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Day 6 : TURIN – ENGELBURG (SWITZERLAND)

Today after breakfast, we proceed to Mt. Titles Base station to visit Mt. Titles. The Titles (3,238 m) is a mountain in the Urner Alps of Switzerland. It is located on the border between the cantons of Obwalden and Berne in Switzerland, overlooking Engel berg (Obwalden) and is famous as the site of the world’s first revolving cable car. The cable car system connects Engel berg to the summit of Klein Titles (3,028 m) through the three stages of Gerschnialp (1,262 m), Trübsee (1,796 m) and Stand (2,428 m).The last part of cable car way leads above the glacier. In Klein Titlis, it is possible to visit a glacier cave. Dinner & overnight at Lucerne.

Day 7 : LUCERNE – PARIS (FRANCE)

Breakfast & Check out. Proceed to Paris by Coach. Enroute Packed Lunch. Arrive Paris (Night view of city & Eiffel Tower). Dinner & overnight in paris.

Day 8 : PARIS

Today after breakfast, we proceed for full day City tour of Paris drive past Champs Elysees, Arc de Triomphe, the Opera, Petit Palais and Grand Palais, Les Invalides and Notre Dame Cathedral. Seine Cruise and Visit sacred heart church, miraculous medal church, Eiffel Tower 3rd level (Subject to availability). Overnight Stay at Hotel in Paris.

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Day 9 : PARIS – LOURDES (FRANCE)

After Breakfast checkout and Proceed to Lourdes packed Lunch. Upon arrival at Lourdes Today we will explore the sites where Mary appeared to Bernadette. We visit the Grotto, the Spring and the healing Baths, as well as the Basilica of St. Pius X, the Rosary Basilica and Bernadette’s home. Following dinner, we join the Candlelight Procession. Overnight at Lourdes.

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Day 10 : LOURDES – BURGOS

After Breakfast We will visit the three basilicas Again we celebrate Mass at the basilica. Lunch at Indian Restaurant Proceed to Burgos (5.30 Hrs drive). and visit the immense Cathedral of Burgos, an amazing masterpiece of French Gothic architecture that dominates the town center. Here we celebrate Mass. Inside we tour chapels, cloister and admire its impressive doors and architecture. Around town we will see remains of fortifications and ramparts, the Plaza Mayor and the towers of the Arco de Santa Maria. Dinner and overnight in Burgos.

Day 11 : FATIMA (PORTUGAL)

Breakfast & Check out. Proceed to Fatima by Coach. Packed Lunch. Afterwards proceed to Fatima. Check-in hotel. On arrival proceed for a sightseeing tour of Fatima with our local guide where on May 13, 1917 Mary appeared to local children and the “miracle of the sun” occurred. We celebrate Mass at the Basilica of Our Lady and visit the House of Lucia and House of Francisco and Jacinta. In the afternoon, we have free time to pray, reflect and relax. Following dinner we participate in the Candlelight Procession. Dinner & overnight in Fatima.

Day 12 : FATIMA – AVILA- MADRID

Breakfast & Check out. Proceed to Avila by Coach-Approx 486 km (6.00 Hours Drive). Lunch at a local restaurant. Avila, Spain, is noted for two things: its well-preserved medieval heritage and as a destination for pilgrimages and religious tourism. St.Teresa of Avila was born and spent much of her life working in Avila, and it was that work that eventually made her Spain’s most important female saint. Dinner & overnight in Madrid.

Day 13 : MADRID

Breakfast & Check out. Proceed to Madrid Airport.

Day 14 : CHENNAI / BANGALORE

Arrive Chennai/Bangalore. After a 6 country Europe Tour and Visiting the most important Holy Shrines of the Catholic Church in Europe, back Home to the routine life.

cost

Inclusions

  • Return economy class Airfare on Qatar Airways ex Chennai/Bangalore
  • 12 Nights accommodation in 3*/4*hotels with Breakfast
  • Accommodation based on Twin / Triple basis
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary ( Lunches & Dinners )
  • Schengen Visa charges
  • Services of English speaking guides
  • Entrances and sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Services of Tour Manager

Exclusions

  • Passport processing fee
  • Travel Insurance Rs.1500/- (60 to 65years )
  • Travel Insurance Rs.2000/- (65 to 70 years )
  • Travel Insurance Rs.3000/- ( 70 years Above )
  • Any meal other than the mentioned in the itinerary
  • Porter age at airport, hotels, laundry, beverages, telephone charges, food & drinks besides the regular inclusions as part of buffet for breakfast, lunches & dinners

Terms & Conditions

  • Optional tours if any required
  • Any increase in land cost due to any special event on the dates
  • Visa fees/Polices is subject to change
  • All passengers must travel together on the Outbound/Inbound journey. Hotel/flight price subject to change with/without notice
  • Supplement applicable for passengers above 60 yrs
  • A nonrefundable deposit of Rs.50,000/- has to be paid at the time of booking. Balance amount should be paid 30 days prior to the departure

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR SCHENGEN VISA

EMPLOYED: 

  • 6 MONTHS LATEST BANK STATEMENT WITH SUFFICIENT BALANCE.
  • 6 MONTHS SALARY SLIPS.
  • LEAVE SANCTION LETTER ON COMPANY LETTER HEAD FROM THE EMPLOYER MENTIONING THE TOUR.
  • TAX PAYMENT RECIEPTS FOR 3 YEARS IF ANY.
  • FIXED DEPOSIT RECIEPTS IF ANY
  • COPIES OF ANY OTHER FINANCIAL INVESTMENTS.
  • ORIGINAL PASSPORT WITH ATLEAST 6 MONTHS VALIDITY AND 4 BLANK PAGES.
  • PHOTOGRAPH S 3 NOS
  • (3.5 CM LENGTH, 4.5 CM WIDTH, WHITE BACKGROUND, 80% FACE)

BUSINESS MEN:

  • 6 MONTHS BANK STATEMENT OF THE COMPANY AND PERSONAL.
  • INCOME TAX RETURNS FOR 3 YEARS (BOTH COMPANY & PERSONAL)
  • COPY OF REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE OF THE FIRM.
  • COVERING LETTER ON COMPANY LETTER HEAD.

FOR PARTNERSHIP FIRMS:

  • CONSENT LETTER FROM PARTNERS ON COMPANY LETTER HEAD.
  • COPY OF THE PARTNERSHIP DEED.
  • COVERING LETTER ON THE COMPANY LETTER HEAD.

RETIRED PERSON:

  • PENSION PAYEMENT ORDER.
  • RETIREMENT DOCUMENTS.

FOR STUDENTS:

  • LEAVE SANCTION LETTER FROM THE SCHOOL PERMITTING HIM/ HER FOR THE TOUR.
  • COPY OF THE IDENTITY CARD OF THE STUDENT.

Terms & Conditions:

  1. 50% of the tour cost should be paid as Registration.
  2. The balance tour cost should be paid 20 days prior to the departure.
  3. Any alterations in the itinerary can vary prices.
  4. If any applicants are called for the Personal Interview by the consulate the applicants should be present for the same, at the respective consulates on their own expense.

Cancellation Policy

  1. 21-15 days prior to the departure: Nil Cancellation.
  2. 15-7 days prior to the departure: 75% of the total tour cost.
  3. Any cancellation or postponement beyond 3 months will result in the forfeiture of the amount.
  4. Should you wish to cancel your booking you must notify Evans Holyland Tours Ltd., in writing. Such notification will only be deemed to have been given on receipt of your letter with the reason for cancellation, since we can only act on receipt.
  5. Approval of the visa is the sole discretion of the Visa Officer, Evans Holyland Tours Ltd., will not be responsible for any rejection. 15% cancellation will be applicable in case of Visa Rejection.