Viking Travel has just completed a pilgrimage tour to Rome and Istanbul October 21st to October 31st. This special tour had private audiences with Pope Francis, Roman Catholic Church (Rome) and Patriarch Bartholomew, Head of the Byzantine Catholic Church (Istanbul). There were 37 travelers on the 10 day tour and each was given a special gift from both Ecclesiastics.
Private audiences are very difficult to get and without Viking’s connections would have been virtually impossible to get. In addition the trip visited basilicas and other religious sites. Special reflections, prayers and services were conducted by the priests on the trip. The planning by Viking and the cooperation of religious hosts and tour operators have been underway for a year.
There are already plans for future pilgrimages to various other religious sites. See the links below.
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