Superlink Travels
Pilgrimage to Italy, Lourdes, Fatima and Nevers - 2017



DAY 01
Group report at the Bandaranaike International Airport Group met at the Departure Lounge by a Superlink Representative. Depart to Rome.

Arrive in Rome and Visit the Holy Steps climbed by Jesus Christ on the day of his Passion(Empress St. Helena, mother of Emperor Constantine the Great had the original stairs brought from Jerusalem) Visit the Basilica of St. John Lateran (the cathedral church of the Diocese of Rome and the official ecclesiastical seat of the Bishop of Rome, who is the Pope)

Visit the Basilica di Santa Croce (Basilica of the Holy Cross) which is the principal Franciscan church that houses the Passion relics (Relics of the Holy Cross) brought to Rome by St. Helena.

Transfer to hotel for Dinner and Overnight Stay

DAY 02
Breakfast at the Hotel

Visit the Vatican (Vatican City is the worlds capital of Catholicism, and is the worlds smallest independent Sovereign State It occupies approximately 109 Acres It was the site where St Peter was martyred in AD 64, Crucified head down and buried as well In 1968 His Holiness Pope Paul VI announced to the world the discovery of the tomb and the skeletal bone relics of St. Peter directly under the main altar in the underground crypts of St. Peters Basilica) Visit the Basilica
Visit the Sistine Chapel (Vatican City has become one of the most famous art galleries in the western world Michelangelo's famous Sistine Chapel ceiling depicts scenes of the Creation from Genesis, and on the walls below are his scenes of the Last Judgment)

Transfer to hotel in Padua for dinner and overnight stay

DAY 03
Breakfast at Hotel
After breakfast visits the Basilica of St. Anthony of Padua (Padua is a picturesque city with arcaded streets that lead into open squares. It was one of the wealthiest cities of northern Italy in the late Roman times) View the relics of St. Anthony; among the numerous relics there are the incorrupt Tongue, the Vocal Cords and the Jaws of St. Anthony.
Lunch not included

Afterwards visit the Shrine of the Rosa Mystica (In the spring of 1947, whilst praying in the chapel of the local hospital in Montichiari, nurse Pierina Gilli had an unforgettable experience Mary, the mother of Jesus, appeared to her in a wonderful vision and a magnificent light, as the exalted Lady, dressed in Mauve, very sad and with tears in her eyes, Pierina noticed that her heart was pierced by three swords, Our Lady asked for Prayer, Sacrifice and Penance These were her only words She appeared many times afterwards, in different places, and also gave a Miraculous Spring of Water, at Fontanelle)

Day at leisure for your own religious activities
Dinner and overnight at hotel

DAY 04

Breakfast at Hotel
Departure to Paris, Visit to the Miraculous Medal Church (Rue Du Bac Chapel) View of the Eiffel Tower
hereafter travel to Nevers
Lunch not included

Dinner and overnight stay at hotel

DAY 05

Breakfast at hotel
Visit St. Gildards Convent to see the incorrupt body of St. Bernadette
(A must for every pilgrim visiting Lourdes)

Thereafter travel to Lourdes
Lourdes is one of the greatest religious pilgrimage towns in Europe this little market town with a population of 17,000 inhabitants is situated in South-West France, 800 km from Paris, at the meeting point of mountain and plain.  On 11th February, 1858, a 14 year old girl called Bernadette Soubirous, collecting firewood by the banks of the river Gave at Lourdes, experienced the first of a long series of 18 visions of the Virgin Mary During her lifetime, pilgrims in increasing numbers, having heard of these wonders, and miracles, journeyed to Lourdes Two splendid basilicas were built beside the original Grotto In 1958 a third underground basilica was opened (St Pius X Basilica) for more than 25,000 persons at the same time In the Grotto area you will find the Basilica of the Rosary, Crypt, Upper Basilica, St Pius X Underground Basilica, Grotto of the Apparitions, the Baths, the taps for Lourdes Water, and the hill for the Way of the Cross

Lunch not included

Dinner and overnight stay at hotel

DAY 06

Breakfast at hotel
Morning at leisure

Lunch Included

In the afternoon participate in a procession for the Blessing of the Sick
Dinner at hotel After dinner participate in the Torch Light Procession

Return to hotel for overnight stay

DAY 07

Breakfast at the hotel

Lunch at hotel
Day at leisure for your own religious activities
Dinner and overnight in Nevers

DAY 08
Breakfast at the hotel

Early morning departure to  Fatima/Lisbon

Arrive in Fatima (a town of the Estremadura, is about fifty kilometers from the Atlantic, in the territory of the municipality of Ourem which was only a small unknown village until 13th May, 1917, when the apparitions began, is now one of the most famous places of pilgrimage of the Catholic world)

Transfer to Hotel for Dinner and overnight stay

DAY 09
Breakfast at Hotel

After breakfast visit the Basilica Shrine in Fatima
At the Cova Da Iria, the small valley where the three visionaries first saw the Blessed Virgin on 13th May, 1917, the people had a simple and modest chapel built, at the site, but this was later destroyed in a Marxist bomb outrage in 1922 There is now a monumental Basilica in its place, and the tombs containing the bodies of the visionaries Sister Lucia, Blessed Jacinta and Blessed Francisco, are all in two side Chapels of this Basilica Recently, a huge separate underground Basilica was also built Visits will be made also to the homes of the three children  visionaries
Fatima is the site of the famous Miracle of the Sun, (witnessed by over 70,000 people) on 13th October, 1917, at the very last of the six apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary, by this stupendous Miracle was confirmed the genuineness of the apparitions and the Fatima messages of Our Lady 
Lunch Included
Rest of the day free at leisure for your own religious activities

After dinner participating in the Rosary and Candle Light Procession
Return to the Hotel for Dinner and overnight stay

DAY 10
Breakfast & Dinner at Hotel
Lunch Included

Day at leisure for your own religious activities

DAY 11
Breakfast at Hotel
Lunch not included

Transfer to Airport for the departure flight to Colombo

DAY 12

Arrive in Colombo

Pilgrimage Ends.

The sequences of visits are subject to change.

Price of Pilgrimage

Rs 345,000/- per person
Rs 470,000/-  per person
Rs 345,000/-per person
Rs 345,000/- per child
Rs 100,000/-per infant

• Economy Class Return Air Fare
• Hotel Accommodation in Italy, France & Portugal
• Breakfast , Lunch & Dinner as mentioned in the itinerary
• Tips for the entire pilgrimage(Guides, Drivers, Hotel Staff & Airport Representative)
• Travel Insurance Policy (Coverage: US $ 75,000/ age up to 70 years/ Subject to conditions as per the Insurance Policy/Company & Provided for Sri Lankan Passport Holders Only)
• Arrival/Departure/Transfers and Sight-seeing by Deluxe A/C Coach in Italy & France
• Professionally trained Senior Company Executive will accompany the Group
• Airport taxes in Sri Lanka, Italy, France& Portugal and Fuel surcharge on Air Ticket

• Transportation to/from Colombo Airport
• Travel Insurance Policy-Additional surcharge of Rs. 8,500 will apply to pilgrims between age 70-85 years
• Lunch not included as per the itinerary
• Any Meals during transit at the Airports
• Visa Fee
• Excess baggage charges
• Beverages during meals
• Laundry
• Porter-rage in the hotels
• Expenses of a personal nature

DEPOSIT : Rs 200,000/- per person payable at the time of booking*
Balance payment to be finalised 12 weeks prior to departure

Group Photos

Pilgrimage to Italy, Lourdes & Fatima
07th April 2016

Pilgrimage to Italy - 02 May 2016

Pilgrimage to Fatima - 19 May 2016

Pilgrimage to Italy Lourdes and Fatima - 08th Aug 2016

Pilgrimage to Lourdes - 16-Jun-2016

Pilgrimage to Lourdes - 17-Jun-2016

Special Pilgrimage to Italy 05th Sep 2016.


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