Pilgrimage Overview:

  • Pilgrimage Chaplain:

    Fr. Jerry Orbos, S.V.D.

  • Departure Date:

    July 18, 2017

  • Countries:

    Philippines

Inclusions

  •  Roundtrip economy airfare via PAL Express
  • Roundtrip airport-hotel transfers
  • Airline Taxes
  • Three (3) nights first class hotel accommodation
  • Transportation by private air conditioned coach all throughout the tour
  • Transportation by Ferry to/from Tagbilaran, Bohol via Ocean Jet
  • Meals and tours as specified in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees
  • Services of a local tour guide
  • Services of a Tour Leader and Pilgrimage Chaplain
  • Travel Insurance valid for 4 days only
  • Tips to Guides, Coach driver and porters

This Pilgrimage is already fully booked

About Your Pilgrimage

Take a journey of faith in the scenic provinces of Cebu and Bohol, where a plethora of sacred places of worship adorn its cities. Join Fr. Jerry Orbos, SVD on a 4-day Pilgrimage to Cebu and Bohol leaving on July 18, 2017. Marvel at the centuries-old churches and shrines tightly knit with Philippine history, and discover for yourself why Cebu and Bohol is one of the country’s premier pilgrimage destinations.

Begin your pilgrimage in Cebu, the cradle of Christianity in the Philippines. Visit the Church of Our Lady of Rule in Mactan where stories of miracles that took place in this neighborhood of Opon abound. Pray before the image of the Sto. Nino at the Basilica Minore del Santo Nino. Founded in 1565, the Basilica unearthed an unscathed image of the miraculous Sto. Nino, believed to have been left by Ferdinand Magellan’s expedition. Stop by the Magellan’s Cross, a historical landmark in Cebu, believed to be the place where Ferdinand Magellan planted a cross upon arrival in Cebu.

Travel to the south of Cebu to visit the Monastery of the Holy Eucharist, popularly known as Simala Shrine or Simala Church. Built in 1998, the castle-like church of the Simala Shrine is popular for the occurrence of several miraculous events, including the shedding of tears by an image of the Blessed Mother. In Sibonga, marvel at the astounding pre-war ceiling frescoes of the Church of  Nuestra Senora del Pilar painted by Cebuano Artist Raymundo Francia in 1924.

Spend a full day excursion to Bohol, a tropical haven of natural beauty and home to a distinguished breed of Catholic churches dating back to the Spanish colonial regime. Visit the Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception or commonly known as the Baclayon Church,  the second oldest stone church in the Philippines. Enjoy a hearty buffet lunch inclusive of live performances while on a Loboc River Cruise. Not to be missed are the scenic views of Chocolate Hills, Bohol’s most famous tourist attraction.

Cebu and Bohol is home to some of the oldest and ornate churches dating back to the Spanish colonial regime. Discover the rich culture and heritage of the Catholic faith in the Philippines. Join Fr. Jerry Orbos, SVD on a 4-day Pilgrimage to Cebu and Bohol leaving on July 18, 2017.

Things We Love

  • Daily masses and inspiring homilies of Fr. Jerry Orbos, SVD
  • The awe-inspiring Baclayon Church in Bohol was made from coral stones and was cemented using the white of over millions of eggs.
  • The Chocolate Hills of Bohol are an awesome natural wonder!
  • No other place in Cebu makes the best chicharon (pork skin cracklings) than Carcar. It’s heaven in every bite.
  • Enjoy the beauty and serenity of nature at the Man-made Forest of Bilar and Loboc in Bohol.

Things To Do

  • LIGHT

    Light a candle at the Simala Church in Cebu where colored candles are available. Each color represents a prayer petition for a specific purpose.

  • DELIGHT

    The Loboc River Cruise offers visitors the chance to experience the beauty and serenity of the town of Loboc in Bohol

  • SNACK

    Cebu is home to a number of delicacies that have earned them worldwide reputation such as Dried Mangoes, Otap, Rosquillos, Danggit, Chicharon, etc. Make sure to buy and bring some home for your loved ones.

  • TAKE NOTE

    The pilgrims that visit the Simala Church in Cebu have to follow a dress code and code of conduct. Make sure you will comply.

  • ADMIRE

    Be awed by the grandiose Temple of Leah, the Philippine version of Taj Mahal!

This Pilgrimage is already fully booked

Why Join Us?

Spiritually focused journeys
Friendly and bonded groups
Insightful pilgrimage chaplains
Senior citizen friendly

Testimonials

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Frequently Asked Questions

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