Pilgrimage Overview:

  • Pilgrimage Chaplain:

    Fr. Lito P. Abad

  • Departure Date:

    February 11, 2021

  • Countries:

    England, France and Spain

Inclusions

  • Roundtrip economy airfare via Turkish Airlines
  • One-way 2nd class Eurostar train ride London-Paris
  • One0way 2nd class TGV train ride Paris-Lourdes
  • Roundtrip airport and departure transfers 4* hotel accommodation on twin sharing basis (London Hard Rock / Paris Hyatt Regency Etoille / Lourdes Panorama Hotel / Bilbao Sercotel Ayala Hotel)
  • Land transportation by deluxe air-conditioned motor coach
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary (B-breakfast; L-Lunch; D-dinner)
  • City taxes in Paris and Lourdes plus Lourdes Donation
  • Tours with entrance fees as specified in the itinerary with an English-speaking local guide
  • Services of a Filipino Tour Leader and Pilgrimage Chaplain all throughout the tour
  • Porterage of one (1) piece of luggage at hotels and stations (Subject to availability)

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This pilgrimage has been canceled. You are also invited to join our other pilgrimages.

A pilgrimage is a prayer in the shape of a journey to a place where the spirit resides. Take a break from your busy schedule and find time to reconnect with the Divine. Join a 15-day Pilgrimage to the Shrines and Sights of London, Paris, Lourdes and the Basque Country with Fr. Lito Abad leaving on February 11, 2021. May you return home enriched, inspired and refreshed in spirit with a strong desire to make a difference in the world.

Your pilgrimage begins in the bustling and vibrant city of London, England. History and tradition greet you at every turn in London. It is also the coolest and most modern cities in the world. Take delight in a guided tour of London’s famous landmarks such as the House of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminister Abbey, Buckingham Palace. St. Paul’s Cathedral, Windsor Castle, Londo Bridge and more. Not to be missed is the London Eye Champagne Experience, where you will ride the giant observation wheel, enjoy the stunning views of the city, while you sip a glass of champagne!

Leave England for France for the beautiful city of Paris. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the major sights of the city which includes a leisurely drive along Paris’ elegant streets and avenues. Marvel at Paris’ renowned sights like the Arc de Triomphe, Champ Elysees, Trocadero Square and Eiffel Tower. Discover Paris as you have never seen it, gliding under one bridge to another with a view of the finest monuments in the heart of the bustling city while on a River Seine cruise.

Visit the Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal in Rue de Bac, where the Blessed Mother appeared to St. Catherine Laboure and promised great graces to those who would wear the miraculous medal.  Not to be missed is a visit to the Louvre Museum, home to one of the greatest collections of paintings and sculptures in the world, such as Da Vinci’s famous Mona Lisa.

Continue with your pilgrimage to Lourdes to spend two nights at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes, an apparition site of the Blessed Virgin Mary in 1858. Here, 18 apparitions were reported. Pray the rosary and spend time in quiet reflection at the Grotto of Massabielle, the Blessed Mother’s apparition site. Not to be missed is the evening rosary procession where the “Ave Maria” is sung in unison and the Rosary is recited in different languages.

Leave France for Spain and head for the alluring coastal city of San Sebastian, Spain’s culinary capital. Marvel at the picturesque beaches of La Concha Bay, a scallop-shaped Bay, San Sebastian is well known for.

Next stop is a visit to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Arantzazu where St. Ignatius of Loyola spent a night in vigil and made his vow of chastity.  For Ignatius, it was a time of great grace for strengthening his resolve to follow Christ.  Celebrate Mass at the Chapel of Conversion at the Sanctuary of Loyola, home of the family of St. Ignatius, founder of the Society of Jesus.

Wind down your pilgrimage in Bilbao. Visit Gerhry’s Guggenheim Museum and take the Funicular de Artzanda for a panoramic view of the city.

More than pages in a book or words in a prayer, a pilgrimage allows you to experience your faith in a profound way.  Join a Pilgrimage to the Shrines and Sights of London, Paris, Lourdes and the Basque Country with Fr. Lito Abad leaving on February 11, 2021. Be prepared to encounter God and be filled with His abundant grace and blessings.

Why are our Pilgrimages different?

Spiritually focused journeys
Insightful pilgrimage chaplains
Quality accomodation
Expertly-crafted itineraries
Friendly and bonded groups
Senior citizen friendly

Testimonials

The whole pilgrimage is a new and fulfilling moment in my life. It’s a nice feeling being with the Lord in His important day. And also, gaining new friends and becoming my new extended family is something I will treasure. I hope that this is just the beginning and we’ll continue to get in touch with one another despite the distance.

Brenda

Hello Co-Pilgrims,

It was indeed a wonderful Pilgrimage: very rich in history, a thanksgiving of blessings, a spiritual renewal and nourishment, and finally ending in a test of Faith.

Thank you so much Pilgrim Leader, Ging Igual, for standing beside us up to the last stretch of our 13-day journey - more particularly in the handling of an unexpected situation (cancelled flight in Mexico and re-direction of flights to make sure the 38 Pilgrims reach LA for their respective flight bookings). Ging, you were an angel to us so blessed with energy, passion, love and Milagrosa. We really felt the presence of Our Lady of Guadalupe fielding angels every step of the way.

The Pilgrimage to California Mission Churches and Our Lady of Guadalupe gives me personal inspiration for the work and activities of the next chapter of my lifetime: farming with promotion of agriculture for millennials (inspired by the scenic view of farms in California), tourism (which is a major industry in all places we visited), and support for a favourite major seminary in Tagaytay and a scholarship fund for deserving individuals (thru a non stock non profit institution).

Thank you to my Co-Pilgrims and prayer partners for the prayer support, sharing of life experiences and friendships;  Fr. Tony, thank you for your spiritual reflections and service;  Fr. Jerry Orbos for an overflowing spiritual reflections and enabling us to have the needed personal encounter with Jesus and Mama Mary (it was like a 12-day Holy Retreat); and the Executive Resources for making a very nice pilgrimage package a part of our lifetime.

Ms. Emma

Lord, we cannot find words enough to say how grateful we are to You. Our pilgrimage made us realize that Your love for us is more than what we deserve.

To all our co-pilgrims, thank you for making us feel we belong to this new family. To Fr. Dante, thanks for your prayers and pieces of advice for our spiritual nourishment. To Sis Lea, for taking care of each one of us. To Sis Joy, thanks for the contagious joys and laughters.

To our prayer partners, Sis Maribel, Melvy and Didick and Bro Mon and Sis Jot, thank you for your prayers. We will pray for you, too!

To The Pilgrim’s Center - Executive Resources, thank you for accommodating us in this Eastern Europe Pilgrimage.

God bless us all always!

Albert and Adee

Dear Pilgrims' Center:

My husband Aldo & I would like to praise & commend our Pilgrim Chaplain Fr. Dante Venus & our Tour Leader Bro. Monty for the very successful & memorable pilgrimage to Italy & the Holy Land we were very fortunate to join on March 26-April 8, 2018.

It was very hectic to be sure, but still they managed our time very well that we were able to visit more places than was promised in the itinerary, and we are very appreciative of that. Likewise, the solemnity of the whole pilgrimage experience was still observed despite many of us in the group, myself included, often forgetting that we were pilgrims & not tourists 😉😉, taking photos, selfies, etc. instead of, or before focusing on what the local guide was explaining or on the scripture readings. I cannot fault us pilgrims on this because for many of us seniors, and I speak for my husband & I, that trip might be our first & last time to visit those places, so we made sure they were properly documented. Nonetheless, it was a truly spiritually uplifting & life-changing experience for us. We continue to thank our Lord for making that experience of a lifetime possible. Indeed, nothing is impossible for God! Thank you very much to Fr. Dante, Bro. Monty & to each of us pilgrims in the group for the prayers, love, care & concern shown to each other. Let us continue to pray for and with each other. It is my hope that we meet each other again soon, to strengthen our bonds of friendships.

Most sincerely, Leclec Cabusora

Leclec Cabusora

My husband and I just came back from a wonderful trip to Israel - with Franciscan Fr Reu Galoy. Thank you Pilgrim Center for the arrangements. We are so happy and satisfied with all that you have done for us. Kudos to Yanyan and Monty from Pilgrim Center, and Fr Reu and Ronin for your caring services. It was a spiritual journey and we felt the abiding presence of the Lord all throughout.

Ann Arguelles Cortes

Our pilgrimage was worth all the hardships (I was having leg pains). We had an excellent leader in the person of Adrian, two priests Fathers Val and Ron, who gave us very nice pieces of advice and homilies, and of course the members of the group who were all very nice. Looking forward to join another pilgrimage.

Emily Bautista

It was the most profound experience I had in my whole life....Walking with the Footsteps where Jesus walked made my life more grateful and humble....My faith become stronger as I express it...A growing faith is a sharing faith....TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!! SHALOM!

Carmen Nierra

Vir & I would like to express our gratitude for a wonderful pilgrimage we had from Sept 5-18. From checking-in last Sept 5 & all during the tour, we felt the care from a family. No words can ever describe how thankful we are.

I almost cried last Sept 8, (my birthday) when we (2 of us have the same birthday) were given a surprise mini celebration when after our dinner, we were given a cake. I really felt the love of a family then.

All these things made possible because of your capable coordinator Ms. Ging Igual. She's such a wonderful leader. Kudos to her.

Rest assured that i will refer your company to all my friends who are planning to go on pilgrimage .

Good day & may God always guide & protect all of you in the Pilgrims' Center/ Executive Resources, Inc.

Cora and Vir Franca

I am honored to be included in this pilgrimage. The Pilgrims' Center has very good itineraries worth remembering. No hours wasted. They took very good care of us in spite of our big number of 47 people. The daily mass and homilies of Fr. Manny Cruz held in different shrines and churches were very inspirational and transforming. Accommodations were nice most especially the one on top of the Mountain with an awesome view built in 1909. It's like travelling back in time. I definitely would want to do it again with Pilgrim Center.

Peter Joseph Mapua

The Pilgrims' Center always gives you the best. They let you feel like an Executive in terms of personal service & attention especially during pilgrimage. Their choices of pilgrimages and pilgrim chaplains are outstanding. You go back home very fulfilled and immersed...

Marlene Silvestre

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Frequently Asked Questions

Simply press the I'm Interested button in any pilgrimage page and complete the form to receive the complete details including price, itinerary and inclusions in your email. You can also contact us at [email protected] or 5238581.
Yes! We can arrange private and customized pilgrimages for groups of 10 or more. Please contact us on [email protected] or 5238581 so we can begin arranging your private pilgrimage. We can provide free trips to organizers of groups of 20 or more.
Yes! We have many pilgrims joining from outside the Philippines. We can provide you the cost for only the land arrangement portion of the pilgrimage and advise you on which flights to take from your country. Please contact us and advise your place of origin and we will provide you with the rate without airfare.

Visa Requirements

  • U.S. passport holders are visa exempt with U.K. and Schengen
  • Philippine passport holders residing in the U.S. must secure a U.K. and multiple entry Schengen visa from the U.S. mainland (may be applied in the Philippines but subject for approval by the Embassy).
  • Philippine passport holders residing in the Philippines must secure a U.K. and Schengen visa (personal appearance).

NOTE: All visa applicants are required to fill-out completely the visa application form prior to the scheduling of their appointments in order to avoid unnecessary delay and additional telephone expenses.

Processing Time: 15 – 30 days
VISA FEE: Php 9,500.00
(Subject to change without prior notice)

Booking Conditions

1) A US$ 500.00 deposit (for economy) / US$1,000.00 deposit (for business class) is required upon reservation together with a photocopy of a passport (valid for 6 months from date of departure), Pilgrim’s Profile with a passport-size photo, copy of latest arrival stamp in Manila, visa fee (if applicable), and travel insurance payment.

2) Final payment in USD is due on or before January 6, 2021.

3) The following cancellation charges will apply:
> 60 days before departure date – US$ 500.00
> 45 days before departure date – 50% of the Tour Cost
> 30 days prior to departure date – Full tour cost will be forfeited.
> US$ 300.00 Admin Fee for any visa denial.

Conditions and Responsibilities

BASIC TOUR COST DOES NOT INCLUDE: Visa fees and documentation expenses, insurance, hospitalization and other medical expenses, tours and transportation during free periods, porterage of extra pieces of luggage in excess of maximum allocation, drinks and beverages taken during meals, items of personal nature such as laundry, telephone, fax, room service, and other expenses not mentioned in the itinerary terms and conditions.

EXECUTIVE RESOURCES, INC. has arranged for the various tour services to be performed under the responsibility of various contractors. Executive Resources, Inc., its employees or its sub-agents therefore only act as agents for the contractors providing the various services described in the tour and accept no responsibility or liability in connection with losses or accidental expenses due to delays of schedule, overbooking, defaults or “force majeure.” All tours and arrangements are subject to the general conditions specified by each contractor. Tour itineraries and prices are subject to change without prior notice. When making a tour booking, the passenger acknowledges and accepts the foregoing conditions. When making a tour booking, the passenger acknowledges and accepts the foregoing conditions.

*** RATES AND ITINERARY ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE! ***

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