Pilgrimage to St NIKOLAI, Bari

Pilgrimage to St NIKOLAI 16th – 20th December 2013 in Bari ITALY

With the Blessing of our Archbishop ELISEY of SOUROZH , we do organise a Pilgrimage to the Relics of St NIKOLAI in Bari for His Feast celebrated on 19th December 2013.

1 ) Flights : Alitalia AZ243 and AZ7462, Dep 16 December from Heathrow 9.45 (stopover in Milan ) Arrival Bari 15.30

Alitalia AZ7042 and AZ 238, Departure 20 December from Bari 12.50 (stopover in Rome ) Arrival Heathrow 18.00

Price: £ 147 return ticket through Skyscanner £154

Including 1 luggage of 23 KG and hand luggage
Everybody must purchase its own ticket individually without any delays.

2)Hotel Boston(3stars)in Bari:
Price : Double room E 85 = £ 76.57 or £ 38.28 per person ( bank rate 1.11)

Single room E 65 = £ 58.55
All rooms are very comfortable with bathroom, TV, including buffet breakfast. We must make an advance payment by international banking transfer ( fee £ 20 ). Please send immediately your cheque in GB Pounds payable to Fr Michael GOGOLEFF to my address: 76, Dovers Park BATHFORD - BATH BA1 7UE. After receiving all your cheques, we will transfer the total amount towards the hotel bank account in Euro.
Total price for 4 nights Double room : £ 306.28 ( £ 153.14 per person )
Total “ 4 “ Single room : £ 234.20

3 ) Bus Hire in Bari :
We will try to hire a medium bus for the 2 transfers Airport – Hotel , plus 2 transports Hotel – Russian Church St Nikolai and 2 transports Hotel – Basilica Of St Nicolao . We are investigating prices in Euro and will let you know asap.

4 ) Programme of the Pilgrimage :

            -  16th December : travel Heathrow – Bari, transfer by bus to Hotel Boston

            -  17th “ : visit of the Medieval Old Town of Bari, visit to the Basilica

            -  18th “ : visit the fortress, free time, at 18Hr Vigils and Matins at The Russian 
Orthodox Church St Nikolai

            -  19th December : at 9 Hr Pontifical Liturgy celebrated by all the Bishops and Priests

            -  at St Nicolao Basilica on the Relics of the Saint

            -  20th “ : transfer to Bari airport, travel Bari – Heathrow




To join the pilgrims group, please contact Archpriest Michael Gogoleff

Tel. 01225858792

or by e-mail:



On the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Elisey, a pilgrimage to the Holy Land will be organised for:

  1.  English-speaking pilgrims – from 23-rd, October to 1-st, November 2012 (15 pilgrims).
  2.  Russian-speaking pilgrims – from 2-nd to 10-th, November 2012 (22 pilgrims).  

1. Departure from London Heathrow Airport will be on Tuesday 23, October at 10.30 pm, arriving to Ben Gurion Airport in Tel-Aviv on Wednesday 24, October at 4.10 am.  The flight is operated by El Al Airlines.

El Al return flight from Ben Gurion Airport (Tel Aviv) will be on Thursday 1, November at 9.05 am, arriving to London Heathrow at 12.35 pm.

2. Departure from London Heathrow Airport will be on Friday 2, November at 8.15 am, arriving to Ben Gurion Airport in Tel-Aviv at 3.00 pm.  The flight is operated by British Airways Airlines.

British Airways return flight from Ben Gurion Airport (Tel Aviv) will be on Saturday 10, November at 7.10 am, arriving to London Heathrow at 10.50 am.

 Estimated cost of the trip:

- air ticket - £ 490;

- stay in the Holy Land -  approximately $ 900 (USA Dollars).

The cost includes:

 - bus transfers to all sites;

- meals (breakfast, packed lunch and dinner) and accommodation

- fees for visiting sites (where applicable) and coach driver’s tips.  

To join the pilgrims group, please contact Archdeacon Dmitry Nedostupenko on his mobile number 07943711175, by e-mail or personally.


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For details of the Standard Programme, please refer to:

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