Luzon Marian Pilgrimage (11D, 10N)
Rate Per Person (Minimum. 20, twin/triple): PHP 58,750.00. Single supplement: PHP 19,985.00; without airfare: less PHP 4,200.00
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- Roundtrip economy airfare from CGY de Oro
- Roundtrip airport transfers by air-conditioned coach
- Airport assistance upon arrival and departure
- Hotel/resort accommodation (twin/triple sharing)
- Full-board meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner (drinks or beverage excluded)
- Services of a guide/resource speaker during tour
- Services of an air-conditioned coach/bus throughout tour
Exclusions: Airport terminal fees, travel insurance, gratuities or tips to guide, any personal expenses (e.g., laundry, telephone, fax, room service, tours and transfers during free periods, minibar, any other meals or drinks, porterage, other items not mentioned), entrances to museums that may be visited, time permitting; donation to churches visited.
LUZON MARIAN PILGRIMAGE with Fr. Steve Olario
MANILA – CAVITE – BATANGAS – ANTIPOLO – QUEZON CITY – VALENZUELA – BULACAN – MANAOAG -PAGUDPUD – LAOAG – VIGAN – AGOO, LA UNION – PAMPANGA
30 January – 9 February 2018 (11D, 10N)
Arrive Manila. Transfer to hotel. Rest of the time is free to rest or stroll around the area before the welcome dinner. (D)
Day 2: MANILA
After breakfast, visit the National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help which is also called the Redemptorist Church or popularly known as Baclaran Curch, one of the most popular pilgrimage sites and one of the largest churches (seating capacity: 2,000). It houses one of the most venerated Marian images in the country, an icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help, to which miraculous powers are ascribed. Every Wednesday, devotees flock to the sanctuary in what has become known as “Baclaran Day”, and participate in a novena offered for the Virgin’s intercession. The shrine celebrates its annual feast day on June 27.
Also visit three other important churches in the Philippines. One, the Manila Metropolitan Cathedral. Located in historic Intramuros, this is the seat of the Archdiocese of Manila. It is dedicated to the Patroness of the Philippines, the Blessed Virgin Mary under the title “Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception.” Hence it is also called the Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. Two, the San Agustin Cathedral, the oldest stone church in Metro Manila that dates back to 1571. Of interest are its intricately carved door, Baroque pulpit, molave choir stalls, and 18th century pipe organ.Three, the Gothic, all-steel, Basílica Menor de San Sebastián, better known as San Sebastian Church, consecrated and completed in 1891. It was designated as a National Historical Landmark by the Philippine government in 1973. In 2006 it was included in the tentative list for possible designation as a World Heritage Site. (B, L, D)
Day 3: MANILA – CAVITE – BATANGAS
After breakfast, depart for for Maragondon, Cavite. Visit one of the country’s National Cultural Treasures–Our Lady of the Assumption Parish Church, consecrated in 1581, finished in 1714. Proceed to Taal to visit the coral-hewn Archdiocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Caysasay. See its celebrated six-inch high, 17th-century image of the Immaculate Conception that dates back to 1603 found in nearby Pansipit River. The feast day of Our Lady of Caysasay is December 8. Proceed to Lipa and visit the Romanesque Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian, known as the Lipa Cathedral. This cathedral serves as the seat of the Archdiocese of Lipa which was originally comprised by the provinces of Batangas, Quezon, Aurora, Laguna, Marinduque, Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, and part of the Camarines area. End your pilgrimage for the day with a visit to Padre Pio Shrine. (B, L, D)
Day 4: LIPA – ANTIPOLO – QUEZON CITY
After breakfast, visit Mt. Carmel Church with nearby Our Lady of the Mediatrix. Then, proceed to Antipolo for a visit to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage. End your pilgrimage for the day with a mass and/or rosary at the Santuario de Santa Philomena, Patroness of the Universal Living Rosary. (B, L, D)
Day 5: QUEZON CITY – BULACAN – MANAOAG
Today, head north. Visit the beautiful and historic Malolos Cathedral or Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception, the ecclesiastical seat of the Diocese of Malolos in the Philippines. Time permitting, also visit the the National Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima and the the Divine Mercy Shrine. Then, proceed to the Shrine of Our Lady of Manaoag. See the murals on the church exterior which depict the miracles in the lives of devotees and attributed to Our Lady’s intercession.(B, L, D)
Day 6: LA UNION – PAGUDPUD
Today, travel further up north to Ilocos Norte province all the way to Pagudpud. Visit Saint Williams Cathedral, commonly known as Laoag Cathedral, built in 1612, it serves as the seat of the Diocese of Laoag. See its Sinking Bell Tower, which is said sink into the ground at a rate of an inch a year. (B, L, D)
Day 7: PAGUDPUD – VIGAN
After breakfast, much of the morning is free and easy to just rest and relax. After lunch, continue with your pilgrimage. Visit Paoay Church, built in 1694, also known as the St. Augustine Church. See its bell tower that was used as an observation post by Katipuneros during the Spanish period. It was declared a Cultural National Treasure in 1973 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993. Also visit nearby Sta. Maria Church, declared a Baroque World Heritage Site. Time permitting, also see some of the following: Paoay Lake, Paoay Sand Dunes (excluding ride), Malacanang of the North, Juan Luna Shrine, Kapurpurawan Rock Formation, Bangui Windmill, Burgos Lighthouse. Proceed to Vigan. (B, L, D)
Day 8: VIGAN
Welcome to Vigan, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit the soul of the city, St. Paul Metropolitan Cathedral. Across it is Plaza Salcedo where dancing fountain light shows are held. Nearby is Plaza Burgos known for street food stalls and the Archbishop’s Palace of the Archdiocese of Nueva Segovia. Also visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity, declared the patroness of Ilocandia on January 12, 1956. Built in 1590 and one of the oldest churches in Ilocos, it is popularly known as Bantay Church and Belltower with its nearby Bantay Tower or watchtower that used to monitor pirates during the Spanish period. Time permitting, visit one or two of the heritage houses /museums: Crisologo Museum, Burgos Museum, Syquia Mansion (entrances to museums on individual account). (B, L, D)
Day 9: VIGAN – AGOO, LA UNION
After breakfast, rest of the time is free: you may take a calesa ride around the cobbled streets, visit a museum, shop or take photos. Later, depart Vigan and proceed to La Union to visit, the beautiful Franciscan Basilica of Our Lady of Charity . (B, L, D)
Day 10: AGOO, LA UNION – PAMPANGA – MANILA
After breakfast, depart for Manila. (B, L, D)
Day 11: DEPARTURE
After breakfast, rest of the time is free before transfer to Manila airport. (B)
CONDITIONS and RESPONSIBILITIES:
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PAYMENT AND CANCELLATIONS:
- A deposit of P 3,000.00 is required upon booking. Deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable. A copy of a valid government-issued identification card or passport is required upon booking.
- Full payment is required by 30 November 2017.
- Notice of cancellation must be made in writing. The following cancellation fees apply when cancellation is made:
TOUR CANCELLATION CHARGES:
75-65 days from departure 35% of tour cost
64-51 days from departure 50% of tour cost
50-36 days from departure 75% of tour cost
35 days before departure 100% of tour cost
Any unused portion of the tour is non-refundable.