14 Days Italy and Zurich

14 DAYS – ROME & SWITZERLAND.

DAY 00
SINGAPORE – ROME
THURSDAY 29-OCT-2009.

Meet at Changi International Airport, in front of Singapore Airlines Counter at 2300 Hrs. for Group Checking-In.

DAY 01
SINGAPORE – ROME
FRIDAY
( L / D )
30-OCT-2009.

We will Depart Singapore by SQ 366 at 0105 Hrs. for Rome and On Arrival in Rome at 0555 hours we will clear Immigration and Custom. After the clearance proceed to Rome on the way Lunch. After Lunch visit St. Paul outside the Walls, which houses the remains of St. Paul under its main altar. Then proceed to the Hotel. Dinner and overnight at our Hotel.

DAY 02
ROME
MONDAY.
( B / L / D )
31-OCT-2009.

Breakfast, then we depart for a tour of Christian Rome. The tour includes the major Basilicas. St. Mary Major, one of the oldest shrines dedicates to Blessed Virgin, containing a relic from the manger of the infant Jesus. The Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, that has the original painting of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. If possible have a Novena in this Church. The basilica of St. John de Lateran, the former residence of the popes prior to Rome in 1377. The Basillica of Santa Croce, ( Holy Cross ) Dinner and Overnight in Hotel.

DAY 03
ROME
TUESDAY.
( B / L / D )
1-NOV-2009.

After breakfast we go to Vatican City and to tour The Roman Colosseum. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica, built on the site were St. Peter was martyred. Unsurpassed in beauty, a monument to the long history of the Catholic Church, to which pilgrims come from around the world. St. Peter’s is the grandest of the world’s churches. View such historical treasure as a piece of True Cross, the lance that pierced Christ’s side, and numerous papal tombs. We will also see Michael Angelo’s restored mural of the Last Judgment on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, his pieta, and the four mighty piers that support St Peter’s magnificent dome. In the afternoon take time to visit the Vatican garden, Library and Museum to see the awe-inspiring relics and works of art donated throughout centuries as tributes of faith. Dinner and overnight in Rome. Dinner and Overnight in Hotel.

DAY 04
ROME – SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO
WEDNESDAY.
( B / L / D )
2-NOV-2009.

We leave the Eternal City and head southeast to San Giovanni. We will stop in Monte Cassino to see the Monastery founded by St. Benedict in 529. This lovely Abbey sits on top of a hill overlooking the village of Cassino. We arrive in San Giovanni, the birthplace and home of Padre Pio, in time for dinner and Overnight in Hotel..

DAY 05 THURSDAY.
3-NOV-2009.
SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO – MONTE SAN ANGELO ( B / L / D )

After celebrating Mass at the Tomb of Padre Pio, we visit the sanctuary, We will tour the old church and see the crucifix from which he received the stigmata in 1918. You will see the confessional where Padre Pio spent innumerable hours with a multitude of pilgrims, directing them on their journey towards God. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Cargano Peninsula and visit to the Grotto of Michael the Archangel. Six popes, st. Francis, and at least four other saints have knelt in prayer at this grotto, seeking the protection of St. Michael. A panoramic view of the ocean and the surrounding countryside awaits you at this most celebrating time of early Christianity, the only Catholic Church to have been consecrated by St. Michael himself in 490. Return to san Giovanni for devotion, reflection and restful overnight. Dinner and Overnight in Hotel.

DAY 06 FRIDAY.
4-NOV-2009.
SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO – LANCIANO – LORETO – ASSISI. ( B / L / D )

Our travels today first take us to Lanciano to see the 8th century Eucharistic miracle in the Little Church.. The Monk, Expressing doubts about the Christ’s true presence in the consecrated host, a monk found himself holding a host that had change into flesh and wine that changed into blood. Next we follow the lush Adriatic coast to the Great Marian Shrine of Loreto to visit the Holy house of Nazareth and the beautiful Madonna of Loreto. More than 50 popes have made pilgrimage to the house transported by angels to this hill in central Italy in 1294. Tradition has it that this is the house where Jesus grew to manhood, and the Holy Family dwelled. and then we transfer dinner and overnight in hotel.

DAY 7 SATURDAY.
5-NOV-2009.
ASSISI. ( B / L / D )

Celebrate Mass at the tomb of St. Francis.Explore the quaint hilltop birthplace of St. Francis, which still retains something of the atmosphere of the early 1200’s when St. Francis begun his ministry. Contained within the huge 13th century Basilica are many of his possessions and a series of frescos depicting his life?. It was in St. Mary of the Angels Basilica where St. Francis spent most of his life. Here we visit the Chapel, Portiuncola, the Rose Bush and the Cave where the saint retired for prayer. Stroll the medieval streets of the compact little town, we will have a view of an Ancient Roman Temple. Dinner and Overnight in hotel.

DAY 8 SUNDAY.
6-NOV-2009.
ASSISI – SIENA – FLORENCE. ( B / L / D )

After breakfast, we drive to the Beautiful town of Siena, the birthplace of St. Catherine and St. Bernardine. Here we will stroll in Piazza del Campo, one of Italy’s finest squares. And after celebrating Mass at the Cathedral, we visit the Basilica of St. Francis, containing the miraculous consecrated hosts that have remained intact since 1730. View the incorrupt head of St. Catherine at St. Dominic’s Basilica. And the basilica of the Obsservanza. Proceed to Florence for Dinner and overnight in hotel

DAY 9. SATURDAY.
7-NOV-2009.
FLORENCE – VENICE – PADUA . ( B / L / D )

After Breakfast we will proceed to Venice for a day trip. And finally arrive in Padua for Dinner and Overnight in Hotel.

DAY 10. SUNDAY.
8-NOV-2009.
PADUA. ( B / L / D )

After Breakfast we depart for Padua, and visit the basilica of St. Anthony. See the Tomb of St. Anthony and his relics. Later pass by Pratta Della Valle, and to the basilica of Giustina. Dinner and Overnight in Padua.

DAY 11. MONDAY.
9-NOV-2009.
PADUA – MONTICHIARI – TURIN ( B / L / D )

After Breakfast we will depart for Turin. On the way we will visit the Cathedral of Rosa Mystica, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. In Turin, the Holy Shroud and also the Basilica of Our Lady, Help of Christians. Dinner and Overnight in Hotel.

DAY 12. THURSDAY.
10-NOV-2009.
TURIN – GENEVA ( B / L / D )

We leave Turin after breakfast at 0930hrs for Geneva, the most cosmopolitan city of Switzerland. Stopping along the way for lunch. Arrive Geneva, Check into Hotel and free to explore at your own time. Dinner overnight in hotel.

DAY 13. FRIDAY.
11-NOV-2009.
GENEVA – BERNE – MT. TITLIS – LUCERNE – ZURICH ( B / L / D )

We leave Geneva in the morning and drive to the Swiss capital, Berne. The city is attractively set on a steep-sided curve of the River Aare and backed by the majestic Alps. A city tour to the Old Town includes the Clock Tower, Kramgasse, and the 15th century Cathedral of St. Vincent. Lunch We proceed to the mountain resort of Engelberg. A cable car ride to the summit of Mount Titlis brings you up into the high alpine region with its glaciers and eternal ice enjoy a magnificent ride in the world’s innovative revolving ‘ROTAIR’ gondola. (Take a warm sweater along). A short drive takes us to the city of Lucerne where we visit the Lion Monument and walk over the 14th century wooden bridge, time at leisure for shopping. Arrive Zurich, Dinner and overnight in hotel

DAY 14. FRIDAY.
12-NOV-2009.
ZURICH – SINGAPORE ( B )

Very Early Morning after Breakfast, depart for Zurich Airport to Catch the flight Singapore Airlines – SQ 345 departing at 1055hrs Hrs for Singapore.

DAY 15. SATURDAY.
13-NOV-2009.
SINGAPORE ( B )

Arrive Early Morning in Singapore by flight Singapore Airlines – SQ 345 at 0605hrs Hrs for Singapore.

PRICE: S$ 5566.00 per person on a twin sharing Basis.

Single Supplement: S$ 780.00

The Tour price Includes:-

  • Return Air Tickets by Singapore Airlines. ( SINGAPORE / ROME – ZURICH/SINGAPORE) – overland by Coach
  • Accommodation on a Twin sharing Basis in a reasonably Good Hotel (3* & 4*).
  • All entrance Fees.
  • All Breakfast, Lunch ( 3 Course ) and Dinners as stated in Itinerary.>
  • Transfers from Airport / Hotel / Airport.(Singapore not included) and Tours.
  • All Tours and Sight seeing as in Itinerary with English Speaking Guide.
  • Tips and Gratuities for Hotel staff, Guides, Drivers and Tour Leaders
  • Poterage wherever available. 1 Luggage per person..

The Tour price do not include:-

  • All Drinks and other expenses of a personal nature.
  • Single rooms ( unless on payment of additional charge for a Single room.
  • Visa fees ( if one is required ) and Airport Taxes and Fuel Surcharges.
  • In case of currency fluctuations of Euro Dollar of more than 3.00% of the or amendments in local Government taxes, we reserve the right to adjust the tour price accordingly.

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