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Crains • Sydney • Christchurch • Queenstown

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Trip Includes

  • Flights from anywhere in the United States and flights between countries as per your itinerary. (all necessary flights on your trip are included)
  • Daily Mass will be scheduled.
  • Airport Taxes, Security Fees & Fuel Surcharges Saving you an average of $400-$600!
  • Transfers as per itinerary.
  • 4 or 5 star hotels in downtown areas.
  • Transportation with luxury bus.
  • All breakfasts and all dinners. Wine included with all dinners.
  • All tips to driver, hotel, and tour guide. If you feel that the tour guide did a great job, offering them extra tips is greatly appreciated.
  • Guided Tours and Tour Fees ~ Our tour guides are very caring, licensed, and well educated. Many of our guides have their PhD's.
  • Luggage handling (1 suitcase and 1 carry-on per person)
  • Single Supplement (as long as the passengers is willing to room with someone and allows us to provide them with a roommate. If the passenger wants a guaranteed room to of their own, then they have to pay the $1,200 single supplement)
  • Remember: Our trips are not more expensive during high season ~ Passengers will never be expected to pay extra for anything while on the trip ~ We always wait for passengers and never leave anyone behind.
Trip Does Not Include

  • Lunch
  • Trip Insurance. Work directly with Travel Guard to protect your investment and insure your money. There are different packages to choose from depending on what your travel needs are. Use the above link or the link right below the picture of the Pope on our home page to visit their site.
Steps For Registration

  1. Call us (855) 842-8001 or register online with a credit card and pay your $500 deposit per person to save your spot. The $500 deposit is part of the total price of the trip.
  2. A $1,000 Additional Deposit (AD) per person is due one month from the registration. The AD is paid ONLY in the form of Check (personal, money order, or bank check).
  3. The balance is due 4 months before the trip departure date. The balance is paid ONLY in the form of Check (personal, money order, or bank check).

  • Mail all checks and correspondence to:
  • Proximo Travel
    PO Box 561
    Auburn, MA 01501

  • NOTE: If you sign up for a trip within 4 months of the departure date, you pay the deposit of $500 with a credit card and the balance is required to be overnighted in the form of a personal check, money order or bank check.

  • Trip Itinerary

    Day 1: Departure from the USA.

    Day 2: Arrive in Cairns, Australia. You will be met and transferred to your hotel for time to relax and meet your fellow pilgrims. Dinner and overnight in Cairns.

    Day 3: Spend the afternoon exploring the underwater world at the Cairns Aquarium. Get up close with marine life from the Great Barrier Reef and surrounding rainforests. Grab lunch at a nearby restaurant or cafe. Enjoy panoramic views of the city as the sunsets over the ocean. Dinner and overnight in Cairns.

    Day 4: After breakfast, Embark on a full-day tour to the Great Barrier Reef. Choose from snorkeling, diving, or simply cruising around the reef. Enjoy a delicious lunch onboard the tour boat. Head back to Cairns in the late afternoon or early evening. Dinner and overnight in Cairns.

    Day 5: This morning we leave Cairns and fly to Sydney. You will be transferred to your hotel for time to relax. Dinner and overnight in Sydney.

    Day 6: After breakfast, you will visit St. Mary's Cathedral, one of the most prominent Catholic churches in Sydney. After lunch, explore the Shrine of Our Lady of Mercy at St. Mary MacKillop Place. Celebrate mass at a local church. Enjoy a scenic harbor cruise to see Sydney's iconic landmarks, including the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Dinner and overnight in Sydney.

    Day 7: Start your day with Mass at one of the local churches, such as St. Patrick's Church Hill or St. Benedict's Catholic Church. Visit the Mary MacKillop Chapel at North Sydney, where you can pray and reflect in the presence of relics of Mary MacKillop. After lunch, explore the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary at Blacktown, a significant Catholic pilgrimage site in Western Sydney. Take a tour of the Missionaries of Charity Sisters' Convent, where Mother Teresa's Sisters of Charity reside. Dinner and overnight in Sydney.

    Day 8: After breakfast, start your day with a visit to one of the world's most iconic landmarks, the Sydney Opera House. Take a guided tour to learn about its history, architecture, and the performances held there. After exploring the Opera House, Head to The Rocks, Sydney's historic district. Explore its cobblestone streets lined with heritage buildings, boutique shops, and lively cafes. Do not miss the weekend markets for unique souvenirs and local crafts. Dinner and overnight in Sydney.

    Day 9: Today we leave Australia and fly to Christchurch, New Zealand. Upon arrival, we join our bus for a drive to the hotel with sightseeing enroute. We have a stop at the Antarctic Center, which was designed to give firsthand experience of the Great White Continent. The center features experimental exhibits, live displays and a real snow and ice experience. A dinner meal will be provided in private homes, for you to have an up close and personal encounter with the kind people of this land. Dinner and overnight in Christchurch.

    Day 10: After breakfast, spend the day at Christchurch "The Garden City of New Zealand." Christchurch is often called the "most English town outside of England" complete with the Avon River and Cathedral Square. Dinner and overnight in Christchurch.

    Day 11: Travel today will take us to Queenstown taking us through some of the most spectacular scenery that New Zealand has to offer. Upon arrival in Queenstown, we are free to enjoy all the city has to offer. Dinner and overnight in Queenstown.

    Day 12: After breakfast, drive to the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau, gateway to the Fiordland National Park. We can view Mirror Lakes as we continue through the Eglinton Valley. A magnificent Fjord cruise is part of this unforgettable experience as we journey to the mouth of the Sound and see seals and dolphins at play. We will return to Queenstown for the night.

    Day 13: Fly back home.

    Please note: We do our best to ensure that all sites listed in this itinerary will be seen. However, due to scheduling conflicts, or other circumstances beyond our control, sites may be visited on a different day than listed. If this happens it will also necessitate a change in the restaurant for dinner. However, we will never sacrifice the quality of the meal, all restaurants will meet Proximo Travel's very high standards. Since we have several different trip configurations touring at the same time, it is likely that groups on different tours will be combined when their itineraries overlap in certain areas.

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