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M ARIAN PIL GRIM AGE FR A N C E, SPA IN & PO RT UGAL M AY 4 - 16,2020 P ilgr im a ge C h a p la in : F a t h e r Jh a c k D ia z






AN INVITATION Dear Friends, Join me as we trace the footsteps of Our Blessed Mother in France, Spain & Portugal. In this journey, you will have time to reflect, pray, listen to God's Word as we celebrate mass in important shrines and enjoy God's creation as we travel through different landscapes to reach the different sites where Our Blessed Mother appeared. Learn from the lives of the saints, normal people like us whose simplicity, humility, obedience, and exemplary lives served as witnesses of Jesus' teachings . We will visit the important shrines that shaped our devotion to Mary: Zaragosa, Spain, the site of Mary's first recorded apparition to Saint James, the Apostle, and touch the pillar where she appeared, the Miraculous Medal Shrine, where the miraculous medal devotion started, pray and be healed in the miraculous water in Lourdes and finally, in Fatima, we will be there on May 13th to celebrate the first apparition and hear again the message of Our Lady when she appeared to the three children. There will be more holy sites to visit that will bring you closer to Jesus through Mary and the Saints! Take time to read through the pilgrimage program, check your calendar and I pray that you will make a decision to join us! Yours in Christ, Father Jhack Diaz Pastor, St. Jean De Brebeuf, Mallaig, AB 2 2

PILGRIMAGE ITINERARY PARIS (2Nights) ~ LOURDES (2Nights) ~ BARCELONA (2Nights) ~ MADRID (1Night)~FATIMA(2Nights)~LISBON(2Nights) Day 1: 05/ 04/ 2020 :Depar t Can ada

Above the grotto of the apparitions of the Virgin three superimposed churches were Day 2: 05/ 05/ 2020: ARRIVE PARIS built: the Crypt, the Basilica of the (D) Rosary and the Basilica of the Arrival at Paris airport, panoramic Immaculate Conception, providing city tour of Paris: Place Vendome, an impressive vision. Full day to the Plaza de la Opera, the Louvre, visit the basilicas, Grotto of the Place de Bastille and the Marais, Apparitions and participate in Notre Dame and the Pantheon, liturgies, candle lit procession. the Jardin du Luxembourg, St Germain des Pres, the Orsay DAY 6 ? 05/ 09/ 2020: LOURDES | Museum, Place de la Concorde, BARCELONA Invalides, Arc de Triomphe, Depart to Spain, we'll have a scenic Champs Elysees and the Eiffel drive on our way to Barcelona. Rest of the day is free on your own. (B,D) Tower. Check-in at the hotel. DAY 3 ? 05/ 06/ 2020: LISIEUX | PARIS(B,D) After breakfast, depart to Lisieux. City tour in the city that was discovered to the world in 1898, through the autobiography ?Story of a soul?, the short life of Santa Teresa, who died a young Carmelite at the age of twenty-four. Visit the Basilica, Carmelo Chapel, etc.,Return to Paris. DAY 4 ? 05/ 07/ 2020: PARIS | LOURDES(B,D) This morning we will visit the Miraculous Medal Shrine &the Sacred Heart Shrine. Transfer to the train station to depart to Lourdes. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Dinner and accommodation. DAY 5 ? 05/ 08/ 2020: LOURDES (B,D) In the morning city visit and learn aspects of the Apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary in 1858 to the Saint Bernadette Soubirous.

DAY 10 ? 05/ 13/ 2020: FEAST OF OUR LADY OF FATIM A! (B,D) This day is entire to devotion and participation in the feast celebrating the first apparition of Our Blessed Mother to the 3 young shepherds. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. DAY 11 ? 05/ 14/ 2020: FATIM A | SANTAREM | LISBON (B, D)

Today, depart to village of Aljustrel, where some of the apparitions (1917) took place . Then on to Lisbon, with a stop in Santarem to visit the church of the Holy Miracle. At the arrival in Lisbon, panoramic DAY 7 ? 05/ 10/ 2020: M ONSERRAT| visit to discover the city: the old BARCELONA (B,D) quarter of Alfama, with the Cathedral downtown and its Today we'll do sightseeing of beautiful squares ? Praça do Barcelona, capital of Catalunya, a Comercio, Rossio, St. Antonio cosmopolitan Mediterranean city that incorporates in its urban traces Church ? the historical quarter of BelÊm, w/ the Monastery of Roman remains, medieval districts and the most beautiful examples of Jeronimos, the Monument of the Discoveries and the Tower of Belem modernism and avant-garde .

buildings of the 20th. Visit to the imposing Sagr ada Fam ilia Cat h edr al. In the afternoon, we continue to Montserrat, a mountain of unique shapes and mole of gray stones. Return to the hotel.

DAY 12 ? 05/ 15/ / 2020: SINTRA | CASCAIS | ESTORIL | LISBON (B,D) Departure from the hotel towards Sintra, a magnificent UNESCO World Heritage site. Discover the charms and history of the town that DAY 8 ? 05/ 11/ 2020: ZARAGOZA | enchanted kings and poets. Visit M ADRID(B,D) Sintra?s Royal Palace (Palacio da Depart to Zaragoza, a city where an Vila). We will stop at the western point of mailand Europe, Cabo da apparition of the Virgin to the Roca. On the way to Cascais along Apostle Santiago took place in a the coast, be dazzled by the stone pillar. Free time to see the seascape. In Estoril, the place where Basilica del Pilar, considered the Ian Fleming got inspired for the first Marian sanct uary in Europe. James Bond movies, we highlight the Continue to Madrid. Rest of the gardens of the Casino. Return to the day is free on your own. Dinner. hotel. Dinner and overnight in DAY 9 ? 05/ 12/ 2020: M ADRID | Lisbon. FATIM A (B,D) After breakfast, board your coach and DAY 13 ? 05/ 16/ 2020: LISBON (B) Breakfast at the hotel and enjoy another scenic and picturesque check-out. Transfer to the airport. view as we head to Fatima. Upon arrival you will spend the rest of the day in Fatima & participate in a 3 candlelit procession during the night.








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TOTAL TOUR PRICE ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY (LAND, AIR AND OVERSEAS TRANSFERS) $ 5,280* CAD PER PERSON * Price based on minimum of 30 pilgrims $ 860 CAD (single supplement) LAND/ TOUR ONLY (NO AIR): $3,850 CAD INCLUSIONS (LAND/ TOUR/ AIR PRICE) - Round trip airfare (economy) from Edmonton (other cities available, contact us for pricing)

SAVE 200 CAD! RESERVE BY SEPT 1st ! TO RESERVE SPACE: 1) Pay the non-refundable deposit for the land tour : $550 CAD per person (land portion) 2) Submit registration form 3) Submit copy of the passport

- 11-nights accommodation in 3* -4* hotels

IM PORTANT DEADLINES: 1) Sept em ber 1, 2019 - EARLY BIRD - deluxe motorcoach with WIFI DISCOUNT ENDS; reserve early! - 2nd class TGV train Paris-Lourdes 2) Novem ber 20, 2019 (or until - English speaking guide service, during all program space is available)- Last day to reserve space - Entrance fees 3) Febr u ar y 14, 2020 - Final balance - city taxes due - Audio guide during the visits mentioned at the program * Installment payments can be - daily mass arranged between initial deposit and - airport to hotel transfers if airfare is booked from us final payment CONTACT US FOR M ORE INFO./ TO RESERVE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE: CALL MARIA AT 780-707-1683 - lunches and drinks - tips to tour director and guide, driver, hotel staff, dining staff EMAIL: marianathatours@outlook.com - all breakfasts and dinners

- round trip airport transfers (see note on airfare)


- other services not mentioned in the program


- travel medical insurance (required) ACCOMMODATIONS based on the following hotels, or similar

- trip cancellation insurance (recommended) - visa, if applicable

Paris : Mercure Paris Ivry Quai de Seine, 4*

- other items not mentioned under inclusions

Lourdes : Hotel Miramont, 4* Barcelona : Hotel Catalonia Mikado, 3*

- personal items

Madrid : Hotel Sercotel AB Arganda, 4* Fatima : Hotel São José, 4*


Price is subject to change if minimum number of pilgrims (30 Lisboa : Ramada by Wyndham Lisbon, 4* for this tour) is not met. Price in this brochure are given in Canadian dollars unless otherwise stated. Prices are correct at the time of going to press. In the event of any change beyond TCBTT- Marianatha Tours control, including but not limited to increase in the price of fuel, currency fluctuations affecting our costs, or increases in government taxes or levies. TCBTT- Marianatha Tours reserves the right to surcharge the passenger/s up to 7% of a tour cost.


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TERM S AND CONDITIONS: it is t h e t r aveller ?s r espon sibilit y t o f am iliar ize t h em selves w it h t h e t er m s & con dit ion s PRICES : Prices in this brochure are given in Canadian dollars unless otherwise stated. Prices are correct at the time of going to press. In the event of any change beyond TCBTT- Marianatha Tours control, including but not limited to increase in the price of fuel, currency fluctuations affecting our costs, or increases in government taxes or levies. TCBTT- M ar ian at h a Tou r s r eser ves t h e r igh t t o su r ch ar ge t h e passen ger / s u p t o 7% of a t ou r cost . Price is subject to change if minimum number of pilgrims is not met. Should there be considerable currency fluctuations, we reserve the right to apply any necessary surcharges. In the event of any additional fuel surcharges by the Land Suppliers and/or airlines we reserve the right to add these to the costs of the land package and/or airfare. Any applicable increases will be advised in writing prior to final payment. Prices are guaranteed once final payment has been made. LIABILITY : TCBTT- Marianatha Tours is a travel agency and has made the advertised holiday arrangements with the airline/s/, hotel/s/, cruise ship/s/, other operator/s/ and other. Each of these organizations has its own specific terms and conditions for doing business and you will be bound by them. TCBTT- Marianatha Tours accepts no responsibility for /A/ the acts or omissions of any party/ies/ other than TCBTT- Marianatha Tours employees./B/ failure by the passenger to be properly documented; /C/ failure by the passenger to comply with departure or joining or baggage requirements; /D/ aircraft delays, government actions, act/s/ of God or any factor beyond our direct control; /E/ cancellation or delay to any tour or holiday or change to the itinerary; /F/ expenses resulting from lost or damaged baggage. TCBTT- Marianatha Tours reserves the right to refuse any person as a member of these tours at its sole discretion. TCBTT- Marianatha Tours reserves the right to cancel any or all departure/s/ with or without prior notice and TCBTT- Marianatha Tours sole responsibility shall be to refund all monies paid for such cancelled departures. IM PORTANT INFORM ATION : When you book you TCBTT- Marianatha Tours, an agreement is made between you and TCBTT- Marianatha Tours and others who will provide services. Please read carefully the information on this page for it sets out the conditions governing the provision of these holidays. TRAVEL DOCUM ENTS: Canadian passports must be valid for a minimum of 6 months from the conclusion of their journey. Visa for Israel , Jordan and Schengen Visa not required for Canadian passport holders. Other nationalities, please check your visa requirement on the countries to be visited. It is the responsibility of the traveler to secure the necessary visa, unless otherwise indicated. RESERVATIONS & DEPOSIT: Early reservations are recommended. A non-refundable deposit of $550 CAD per person is required at time of booking to confirm your space for land and air. Once airline tickets are issued, name/date changes of ticket are subject to considerable penalty fee by the carrier. All cancellation requests will be required in writing and refunds are processed in due course. EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT: applicable for reservations received on the date indicated for early bird discount FINAL PAYM ENT AND DOCUM ENT ISSUANCE: Final payment is due no later than the date stated on this brochure. Any payment received after the final payment due date will incur additional fees or risk losing the reservation. The above are our normal final payment terms; however certain arrangements may require the balance of payment earlier. REFUNDS, CHANGES & CANCELLATIONS PRIOR TO DEPARTURE: More than 71 days prior to departure : loss of non-refundable deposits Between 70-46 days prior to departure: 75% of total price 45 days or less prior to departure : 100% non-refundable

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Im por t an t Not e: Cancellation penalties for some travel arrangements may differ from our general conditions. In this occurrence, you will be advised of these addendums at the time of confirmation or prior to any penalties becoming applicable and as soon as we are notified of these special conditions. ACCOM M ODATIONS: Per itinerary or best available. All hotel taxes, service charges & government taxes are included in the price. Accommodation twin sharing room. Single room supplements apply to all persons requesting a room for single occupancy. Requests for upgrading rooms are subject to additional charges. Where available handicapped or non smoking rooms are always on a request basis but not subject to additional costs. The right is reserved by the brochure or final mission documents for reasons of our/their own high standards, for client comfort and for reasons beyond our/ their control. IM PORTANT NOTICE: Marianatha Tours and its suppliers reserve the right to accept or decline any participant should it be determined that the participant?s health, mental condition or physical needs impedes with the smooth operation of the mission or the rights, welfare or enjoyment of the Israel Travel liability when these rights are exercised. Par t icipan t s w it h m obilit y con cer n s m u st be accom pan ied at t h eir ow n cost by a com pan ion . Leader s an d gu ides can n ot be r espon sible f or assist in g w it h w alk er s or w h eelch air s INSURANCE: A t r avel m edical in su r an ce is r equ ir ed f or each t r aveller f or t h is t r ip. Marianatha Tours and supplier partners strongly recommends that clients purchase cancellation insurance to protect themselves against cancellation due to illness prior to or during travel. In the event a traveller becoming ill during a tour and has not purchased insurance, all hospital and medical expenses are the traveller 's responsibility. Based on Supplier partners?s current cancellation policies the passenger may incur up to 100% cancellation penalties and should protect themselves with cancellation insurance. IF YOU CHANGE YOUR BOOKING: A $100 administration charge will be applied for changes you make to your booking outside the 60 days to departure period. Please note na-me changes are not allowed and such will be treated as cancellations. IF M ARIANATHA TOURS CHANGES YOUR BOOKING: We will advise you of any change we feel significantly alters the holiday which you have purchased from us. Occasionally, changes might occur close to departure time. In such cases, you will be notified as early as possible. Due to circumstances beyond our control, the local tour operator may have to make last minute changes in hotel or schedule. We reserve the right to substitute any of the hotel with hotels in similar or better category. First class twin-bedded rooms with private facilities are used. UNUSED SERVICES: No refund or adjustment can be made for any portion of holiday not used. FLIGHT CONNECTIONS: In the event of a change in our flight times, with or without notice, we cannot accept responsibility for any special connecting fares which you might purchase and which cannot be changed without penalty. BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE One piece of luggage of 23kg per person plus a carry-on-bag /weighing not more than 5 kg FLIGHT TIM ES All flight times are subject to change with or without prior notice to the passengers or his/her agent. Marianatha Tours does not accept liability for missed connection or any expenses resulting from an offschedule, rescheduled or late flight operations.

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Join us as we visit the Marian Shrines that shaped our devotion to Our Blessed Mother Mary. Visit the cathedrals, and churches that will tra...


Join us as we visit the Marian Shrines that shaped our devotion to Our Blessed Mother Mary. Visit the cathedrals, and churches that will tra...