Western Europe Pilgrimage Tour

2N Rome , 1N Arezzo , 1N Padova , 2N Zurich , 2N Paris , 1N Bordeaux , 2N Lourdes , 1N Salamanca , 1N Fatima and 2N Madrid
16 days

From

US$ 3,628

per person

About the tour

The Western Europe Pilgrimage Tour is a spiritual journey through some of the most revered and historic destinations in the region. This tour offers a unique opportunity to explore iconic pilgrimage sites, immerse in the rich spiritual heritage of Western Europe, and experience the profound cultural and religious significance of each location. It's a transformative and enriching experience for those seeking a deeper connection with their faith and the history of the Western European continent.

Highlights

  • To and Fro Airfare (economy class)
  • 15 nights Accommodation in all Places on Twin Sharing
  • Daily Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • All Transfers & Sightseeing in Deluxe Coach
  • Schengen Visa Charges and Travel Insurance Included.
  • All Airport Taxes and Government Service Tax
  • All Entrances for Monuments as per the Itinerary
  • All Tolls and Border Taxes
  • Services of a Tour Leader throughout the Tour
  • Tips and Gratuities to Drivers and Guides
  • GST Included.

Meals

15 Breakfast, 14 Lunches and 15 Indian Dinners (Choice of Veg/Non Veg Food)

Flights

To and Fro Airfare Included (Into Rome and Out of Madrid)

Accommodation

Hotel Roma Sud or Similar

2 night(s) in Rome

Room Type: Standard Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Hotel Planet or Similar

1 night(s) in Arezzo

Room Type: Standard Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Palace Meggiorato or Similar

1 night(s) in Padova

Room Type: Standard Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

ibis Baden Neuenhof or Similar

2 night(s) in Zurich

Room Type: Standard Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Hotel Inn Paris CDG Airport or Similar

2 night(s) in Paris

Room Type: Standard Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

ibis Bordeaux Pessac Route des Vins Hotel or Similar

1 night(s) in Bordeaux

Room Type: Standard Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Hotel Continental or Similar

2 night(s) in Lourdes

Room Type: Standard Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Hotel Mozarbez Salamanca or Similar

1 night(s) in Salamanca

Room Type: Standard Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Casa Sao Nuno Hotel or Similar

1 night(s) in Fatima

Room Type: Standard Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Travelodge Madrid Torrelaguna or Similar

2 night(s) in Madrid

Room Type: Standard Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Included in the price

Rome

  • Vatican City, Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museum, St. Peter’s Basilica
  • St. John Lateran Church, St. Paul’s Basilica, Colosseum (Outside), Roman Forum (Outside View), Trevi Fountain
  • Daily Lunches and Dinner
  • Multiple Entry Schengen Visa Included

Arezzo

  • Visit the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Daily Lunch and Dinner

Padova

  • St. Mark’s square by Private boat
  • Enjoy a classic Venetian Gondola ride
  • Daily Lunch and Dinners

Zurich

  • Full Orientation tour of Lucerne
  • Ride in the world’s first revolving cable car
  • Witness breath-taking mountain peaks and glaciers at Mt. Titlis
  • Daily Lunches and Dinners

Paris

  • Eiffel Tower 2nd Level
  • Seine Cruise
  • Miraculous Medal
  • Guided City Tour of Paris
  • Daily Lunches and Dinner

Bordeaux

  • Witness and Experience Wine Tasting in Bordeux
  • Daily Lunch and Dinner

Lourdes

  • Full Day Tour of Lourdes
  • Visit the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes
  • Daily Lunch and Dinner

Salamanca

  • Daily Lunch and Dinner

Fatima

  • Half Day Tour of Fatima
  • Evening Candle Light Procession
  • Daily Lunch and Dinner

Madrid

  • Guided City Tour of Madrid
  • Prado Museum Visit
  • Daily Lunch and Dinner

Day-wise Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival In Rome

  • Commence your journey with a brief moment of prayer before boarding Qatar Airways at 3:40 am. Touch down in Doha at 04:55 am, where you'll catch a connecting flight at 08:45 am destined for Leonardo da Vinci International Airport in Rome, arriving at 13:55 pm. Upon landing in Rome, our dedicated representative will warmly welcome you and guide you to the awaiting coach. Explore the sacred St. Paul’s Basilica and marvel at the timeless beauty of the Trevi Fountain. Later, check in at the hotel for a delightful dinner and a restful overnight stay.
  • Overnight stay at Rome.
  • (Breakfast, Lunch on board & Dinner)

Day 2: Full Day Guided Tour In Rome + Vatican Museum

  • Rise early and set out with a packed breakfast for an immersive full-day guided tour in Rome. Explore the majestic St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican Museum, and the awe-inspiring Sistine Chapel. Following a satisfying Indian lunch, witness the grandeur of the Colosseum (outside view) and the historical Roman Forum (exterior view). Visit the St. John the Lateran Church and the revered Holy Steps. Conclude your day with a delectable dinner at an Indian restaurant before checking in to the hotel.
  • Overnight stay at Rome.
  • (Breakfast, Lunch on board & Dinner)

Day 3: Rome – Assisi – Pisa

  • Today we proceed for religious city tour of Assisi. Visit the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi (lower upper basilica) is the mother church of the Roman Catholic. Proceed to Pisa and view the leaning tower of Pisa (from outside).
  • Conclude this spiritually enriching day with a local dinner at the hotel, where you will check in for a serene and restful overnight stay in Arezzo.
  • Overnight stay at Arezzo.
  • (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 4: Transfer To Venice – The Floating City Of Italy With Gondola Ride

  • Check out of your hotel and proceed towards Venice – Italy. City of Beautiful Monuments, Serpentine Canals, city that inspired poetry and passion through the ages. Arrive at the pier in Venice, where we board a private boat. Enjoy your ride while you sail over the Giudecca Canal, to arrive at St. Mark’s Square – the main square of Venice. View St Mark’s Basilica - one of the best examples of Byzantine architecture.
  • Witness the famed Bell Tower and Clock Tower with the dominant sign of the Zodiac and current phase of the moon. See the Bridge of Sighs, made of white lime stone, that passes over the Rio di Palazzo, connecting the old prisons with interrogations rooms at the Doge’s Palace. Treasure a romantic Gondola ride in a flat bottomed Venetian rowing boat, amidst the stunning backdrop of baroque buildings. This truly is the best way to enjoy this enchanting city. We return to the pier and later check in to your hotel. Overnight stay at Padova.
  • (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 5: Transfer From Padova To Zurich (En Route Milan City)

  • Following a delightful breakfast, complete your check-out from the hotel and embark on a scenic drive to Padua, covering a distance of 500 kilometres in approximately 7 hours. En-route we shall pass by Milan and stop for a visit to the magnificient Doumo at Milan (from outside). Also spend some time at the Gallerie Vittorio Emanuelle, as we continue our journey towards Switzerland where we reach by evening.
  • Overnight stay at Zurich.
  • (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 6: Visit Mt. Titlis- Enjoy Cable Car Rides Including The World’s First Rotating Cable Car, The Rotair – To The Top Of Mt. Titlis At 3,020 Metres.

  • Today enjoy amazing scenery, a once in a lifetime experience with an exhilarating tip to the top of Mt Titlis at 3020 metres on various cable cars including Rotair, the world’s first revolving cable car. Get a breath taking unrestricted 360 degrees stunning view of the dazzling snow caped peak, deep crevasses and pristine white snow fields, dotted with massive ice boulders from every angle. Do not forget to visit the “Cliff Walk” the highest suspension bridge in Europe along the cliff of Mt.Titlis. Later proceed on an orientation tour of Lucerne one of most beautiful cities in Switzerland. Visit the Lion Monument, Kapell Brucke with some free time to shop for famous Swiss watches, knives and chocolates.
  • Overnight in Central Switzerland.
  • (Breakfast,Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7: Visit Switzerland’s Largest Waterfall - The Rhine Falls - Transfer From Zurich To Paris

  • Commencing the day with a hearty breakfast, we bid farewell to the current hotel and embark on a scenic journey to Paris, covering a distance of approx 700 kilometres over approximately 7 hours and 30 minutes. En-route we first visit the maginificient Rhine Falls on the border of Switzerland. The sheer size and powerful current will make this an unforgettable sight as you make your way to Paris.
  • Enjoy your packed lunch en route as the picturesque landscapes unfold. Upon arrival in Paris, relish a delectable dinner at an Indian Restaurant before checking in to your hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.
  • Overnight at Paris.
  • (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 8: Paris City Tour With Eiffel Tower (2nd Level)

  • Embark on a captivating day in Paris with a delightful continental breakfast. Step onto the coach for a full day guided tour, immersing yourself in the beauty of iconic landmarks such as the Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysees, and The Church of the Miraculous Medal. Following a satisfying lunch at an Indian restaurant, experience the awe-inspiring ascent to the second level of the iconic Eiffel Tower, offering a breathtaking bird's-eye view of the magnificent city of Paris.
  • Continue the enchantment with an hour-long cruise along the Seine River, taking in the city's landmarks from a unique perspective. As the day concludes, indulge in an evening dinner at a local restaurant before retreating to your hotel for a restful overnight stay. Experience the charm and grandeur of Paris in a day filled with iconic sights and delightful moments.
  • Overnight at Paris
  • (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 9: Transfer From Paris To Bordeux

  • Commence your day with a hearty breakfast and bid farewell to the hotel as you embark on a picturesque journey to Bordeux, covering a distance of 590 kilometres over approximately 6.30 hours. Delight in a packed lunch during this scenic adventure. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel for a delightful local dinner and a restful overnight stay.
  • Overnight at Bordeux
  • (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 10: Bordeux Wine Tasting - Transfer To Lourdes

  • Following a satisfying breakfast, complete your check-out from the hotel. We proceed to the wine regions in Bordeux to enjoy some wine tasting and also see how local wines are produced. Bordeux wines are famous all over the world.
  • Later we proceed our journey to Lourdes where upon arrival we, check in at the hotel, where a delightful dinner and a comfortable overnight stay await, ensuring a restful conclusion to the day.
  • Overnight stay at Lourdes.
  • (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 11: Lourdes Full Day Tour

  • Today after breakfast, you will embark on a full day tour of Lourdes. Participate in the various religious activities like the Holy Dip; visit the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes. Enjoy your Local
  • Lunch. Later in the evening we will proceed for a Candle light procession, Holy Hour, Participate in the Eucharistic Procession etc. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
  • (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 12: Lourdes To Salamanca

  • Following a satisfying breakfast, complete your check-out from the hotel, and embark on a journey to Salamanca, Spain, covering a scenic 706 kilometres over approximately 8 hours. Enjoy a packed lunch en route. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel, where a delightful dinner and a comfortable overnight stay await, ensuring a restful conclusion to the day.
  • Overnight stay at Salamanca
  • (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 13: Transfer From Salamanca To Fatima + Fatima City Tour

  • Following a fulfilling breakfast, it's time to check out from your current hotel and embark on a westward journey to the Portuguese city of Fatima, covering a distance of 363 kilometres in about 4 hours and 45 minutes. Upon your arrival, savor a delectable lunch at a local restaurant. Then, under the guidance of our Tour Leader, take part in a half-day walking tour of Fatima.
  • Situated in the heart of west-central Portugal, within the Leiria region, Fatima is renowned as one of the world's most visited Marian Shrines. It's the hallowed ground where it is believed the Virgin Mary appeared to three young shepherd children while they tended their family's sheep. During your tour, you'll also pay respects at the tombs of the three visionaries: Francisco Marto, who passed away in 1919, Jacinta Marto, who passed away in 1920, and Lucia dos Santos, who left this world in 2005.
  • As evening descends, partake in the spiritually moving Candlelight Procession. Conclude your day with a satisfying dinner and enjoy a restful overnight stay at the hotel, surrounded by the tranquil atmosphere of Fatima.
  • Overnight stay at Fatima
  • (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 14: Transfer From Fatima To Madrid

  • Following a hearty breakfast, it's time to complete your check-out from the hotel and set forth on a journey to the vibrant capital city of Spain, Madrid. Upon your arrival, immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of Madrid with an engaging city tour. Finally, check in to your hotel for a delightful dinner and a comfortable overnight stay, as you embrace the captivating essence of Madrid.
  • Overnight city: Madrid
  • (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 15: Madrid City Tour

  • After breakfast get ready as your ride for today’s tour will be waiting at the lobby. Today, we’re going to tour the city of football, Madrid. Starting from the Prado Museum that’s so famous for having a rich collection of classical European art. In fact, they have some of the greatest arts, ranging between the 6th century BC to the late 19th century. Some notable works are Velázquez’s Las Meninas, Juan de Flandes’s the Crucifixion, and Rubens’s 3 Graces.
  • Out of the museum, we’re ready to explore the city and arrive first at Plaza de Espana, a large square in Madrid located in one of the busiest networks of Madrid, Gran Via. From the most metropolis section of the Madrid, we slowly explore the landmarks, like the Cervantes Statue that acts as a monument for Miguel de Cervantes, the Cibeles Fountain that was sculpted in 1782 depicting Cybele, the Roman goddess of fertility and the Great Mother of the Gods, riding a chariot pulled by two lions. We slowly make our way to Palacio de las Cortes or the Parliament building built in Neoclassical style and is known for when a failed coup d’etat took place, the remaining bullet holes as proof of the incident.
  • Eventually, we’ll get close to the largest building in Madrid, the Las Ventas Plaza de Torros, a bullfighting ring that can receive up to 23,700 people. It is the 3rd largest in the world. Check out the Old Town where you can see still historic buildings and the Centro or city centre which is where many historical centres are. Next is the Basilica of San Francisco El Grande that has a large, 33m wide dome and a rich collection of beautiful paintings inside. We’ll also go see the Fountains of Paseo del Prado which is an urban promenade known for the lush gardens that were first built in the 16th century with the purpose of being a place where citizens of all social class can enjoy nature in the city.
  • The Atocha Station is a station for high-speed rail terminal and remains operational as the largest station for commuters of mostly distant travelling. We’ll also check out more historical sites before going for dinner and sending you back to the hotel for overnight stay.
  • (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 16: Fly Back Home

  • Enjoy your breakfast in the morning today before we check-out. We bid you goodbye after dropping you off at the airport for your scheduled flight back home. Bring home with you these unforgettable memories of a lifetime from Europe!
  • (Breakfast)

Exclusions

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  • Any hike in the Airfare, Taxes, visa fees, border tax etc.
  • In case of visa rejection. Visa fees have to be paid again for any subsequent application. This visa cost is not included in it.
  • Any expenses of any personal nature such as laundry, mini bar, safe deposit vault or any beverages that is not part of the meal.
  • Shopping - personal shopping is not part of the tour package. The company does not take responsibility for any items purchased from the any shops during the tour)
  • Any meals/sightseeing/activity that is not mentioned in the itinerary.

Terms and Conditions

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  • No liquids / Gel / paste / battery cells or any other item that can be used as a weapon or detonator in Hand Baggage.
  • All passengers must travel together on the outbound journey. Changes in return journey dates are subject to confirmation. Hotel/Flight price subject to change with/without notice
  • Standard Check in & Check out at the hotel: International Check in (1400 hrs)/Check out (1200 hrs). Early Check in /Late Check-out is subject to availability at the hotel
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary ((A mix of Indian and local lunches/dinner and at certain places Packed Lunches). Drinking Water is Tap Water from the hotel.
  • The company will not accept responsibility under any circumstances whatsoever, for visas refused and/or not applied for due to delayed documents. Zion Tours & Travels shall only assist passengers in obtaining the necessary travel documents to the best of their ability. If the embassy or consulate requests for the traveler to present for an interview, the traveler will have to make it to the designated place, time and date for the interview at his/her own cost
  • The company does not accept responsibility for losses and additional expenses, due to delays or changes in air, train, ships or other services, missed connections, sickness, weather, strike, quarantine or other causes howsoever caused and all such losses and expenses caused must be borne by the passenger.
  • No refund will be made for partially utilized/unutilized services.
  • Original passport should be valid at least for 6 months from the return dates. Passport should be issued within the previous 10 years and the validity must not exceed 10 years. No handwritten passports or with an Observation Page will be accepted. Old Passport if any.
  • Any increase in tax after booking of the tour will be borne by the passenger.
  • The day itinerary is subjective last minutes changes depending on the local situation at the various sites.
  • Cancellation Policy:
  • Registration amount of INR 30,000/- will be non-refundable.
  • 30 Days before departure: Cancellation Charge on Actuals (Airfare, Visas, Insurance, Hotels & Service Charge)
  • 48 Hours: 100% Cancellation Charge.
  • Visa issuance is at the discretion of consulate. VISA, if rejected after applying or cancellation of the tour by you INR. 30,000/- will be deducted from the advance paid. Ticket cancellation will be applicable if the flight tickets are issued.

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US$ 3,628

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