EASTERN EUROPE

September 30 - OCTOBER 13, 2019

 
 
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DAILY ITINERARY


DAY 1 - DEPART USA TO POLAND

September 30, 2019

Depart US to Krakow, Poland.

DAY 2 - krakow

OCTOBER 1, 2019

Upon arrival at Krakow Airport we will be met by our English-speaking representative and escorted to our comfortable coach. Mass at local church. Check into your hotel. Dinner at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Krakow.

DAY 3 - krakow - auschwitz - wadowice

OCTOBER 2, 2019

Breakfast at the hotel and check out. Depart for Krakow. Make a stop in Auschwitz to visit the Nazi concentration Camp of Auschwitz where St. Teresa Benedicta (Edith Stein) faced martyrdom and St. Maximillian Kolbe died in the Death Block from starvation after volunteering his life for that of a fellow prisoner. Lunch on your own. In the afternoon transfer to Wadowice, the birthplace of Karol Wojtyla (Saint John Paul II) and will have the opportunity to visit the family house of St. John Paul II. Later visit the local church where this beloved Saint was baptized, received his First Communion Sacrament and attended Masses as a child. Continue to Krakow. Check into your hotel. Dinner at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Krakow.

DAY 4 - KRAKOW - LAGIEWNIKI

OCTOBER 3, 2019

Breakfast at the hotel. Following breakfast, proceed to Krakow's Old Town, Kanonicza Street where Pope St. John Paul II resided while living in Krakow and the Collegium Maius (courtyard view only) where he was a student to see the main Market Square, the Church of St. Mary, Cloth Hall, City Hall Tower. Lunch on your own. On to Divine Mercy Shrine. We spend the whole afternoon at the Convent of the Sisters of God's Mother of Mercy in Lagiewniki where St. Faustina, the Apostle of Divine Mercy, lived and died. The 19th-century brick convent is part of the vast Sanctuary of Divine Mercy. Enjoy a talk given by one of the sisters.Celebrate Mass at one of the chapels. We depart for Have no Fear Center destined to be the main shrine to the Saintly Pope within a mile distance from Divine Mercy Shrine. Dinner at the hotel. Overnight at hotel in Krakow.

DAY 5 - krakow - wieliczka - CZESTOCHOWA

OCTOBER 4, 2019

Breakfast at the hotel and check out. Celebrate Mass at Have no Fear Center. Departure for Wieliczka Salt Mine to see the oldest salt mine in Europe, a world-class tourist attraction. It is a unique place where many generations of Polish miners have created a world of underground chambers and salt lakes with richly decorated chapels, including the famous Blessed Kinga's Chapel. For centuries it was the source of the country’s wealth and the material foundation of its culture. Today it is the most popular Polish tourist attraction. Depart for Czestochowa which is the most popular pilgrimage site in Poland. Lunch on your own en route. Upon arrival, visit the Jasna Gora Monastery where we will see the Treasury, the Knight’s Hall, the Refectory and the Basilica of the Holy Cross and the Nativity of the Virgin Mary. The highlight of our visit will be a viewing of the famous icon of the Black Madonna to which miraculous powers are attributed. Check in to the hotel after arrival. Dinner at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Czestochowa.

DAY 6 -  CZESTOCHOWA - LEGNICA - prague

OCTOBER 5, 2019

Breakfast at the hotel in Czestochowa and check out. Celebrate Mass at one of the chapels at Jasna Gora Monastery. Depart for Prague that ranks as one of the most beautifully preserved cities in Europe. En route stop in Legnica. On December 25th, 2013, an Eucharistic Miracle happened in Legnica. A Sacred Host fell to the floor and was picked up and placed in a container of water. After some time it gave a red appearance. Lunch on your own. Check into the hotel after arrival. Dinner at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Prague.

DAY 7 - prague

OCTOBER 6, 2019

Breakfast at the hotel. Take on a guided tour of Prague. Pass the Loreto Shrine and St. Vitus Cathedral. Visit Prague Castle. Then proceed to the Church of Our Lady of Victory to see the statue of the Infant Jesus of Prague. Mass at Our Lady of Victory Church. Lunch on your own. After lunch we will continue the guided tour. Visit the Old Town, which is considered to be one of the best historical city centers in Europe. Visit the Old Town Square, the Town Hall with its famous Astronomical Clock which comes alive when the hour strikes and the twelve disciples appear to bless the crowd, the Church of Our Lady before Tyn (exterior views). Return to the hotel. Dinner at a local restaurant in Prague. Overnight at the hotel in Prague.  

DAY 8 - prague - SALZBURG (SOUND OF MUSIC)

OCTOBER 7, 2019

Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Depart Prague for Salzburg. Have lunch on our own en route. Continue towards Salzburg where we will embark in the footsteps of “The Sound of Music” and see the locations where the world-famous film was shot. Some of the highlights and film locations include: the Gardens of Mirabell Palace, Leopoldskron Palace, Hellbrunn Palace, Nonnberg Abbey. Celebrate Mass at the local church. Check into our hotel. Dinner at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Salzburg.

DAY 9 - SALZBURG - VIENNA

OCTOBER 8, 2019

Breakfast at the hotel. We depart Salzburg for Vienna. Have lunch on our own en route. Continue towards Vienna. Enjoy a guided tour of Vienna to include a panoramic tour of the famous Ring, then a walk of the Old Town between the University and Opera House, passing major monuments to include: Donner Fountain, Belvedere Palace gardens, Hofburg Palace, Spanish Horses training place, St. Stephen’s Cathedral (all exterior views). Celebrate Mass at the local church. Dinner at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Vienna.

DAY 10 - VIENNA - MARIJA BISTRICA - ZAGREB

OCTOBER 9, 2019

Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Board the coach and drive to Zagreb. Lunch on your own en route. Stop to visit Marija Bistrica a town in central Croatia on the slopes of the Medvednica mountain and free time for prayers and meditations. Marija Bistrica has an old Marian shrine of the Black Madonna which is a place of pilgrimage and visited by hundreds of thousands of pilgrims every year. Celebrate Mass at the shrine. Continue to Zagreb. Arrive and check into our hotel. Dinner at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Zagreb.

DAY 11 -  zagreb - mejugorje

OCTOBER 10, 2019

Breakfast at the hotel and check out. Depart Zagreb to Medjugorje. Lunch on your own en route. Check into the hotel after arrival. This evening join the local people of Medjugorje as they pray the Rosary and take part in the evening Croatian Mass celebrated by the local people for all the pilgrims in Medjugorje. Dinner at the hotel in Medjugorje. Overnight at the hotel in Medjugorje.

DAY 12 - medjugorje

OCTOBER 11, 2019

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a full day guided visit of Medjugorje. Medjugorje is a unique place in the modern world. It is believed that Our Lady appeared in front of a group of children in 1981. Thanks to Our Lady's apparitions this simple village parish has become a place of gathering for a multitude of pilgrims from the whole world and one of the biggest prayer centers in the world. Innumerable witnesses say that, in this place, they have found faith and peace. Join the public Mass in English at St. James Church. Independent lunch. Take a leisurely climb up the Hill of Apparitions, the sight of the first Apparition. Rest of the day free for prayer and meditation. Join the Pilgrims at Rosary procession. Dinner at the hotel in Medjugorje. Overnight at the hotel in Medjugorje.

DAY 13 - MEDJUGORJE - SPLIT - ZAGREB

OCTOBER 12, 2019

Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Celebrate Mass at Chapel at the Mother's Village Orphanage. Depart for Zagreb. En route stop at Split and have lunch on your own. Enjoy a walking tour of the city to explore Diocletian Palace – one of a kind Imperial Palace that was enlisted in UNESCO’s World Heritage since it’s one of the most significant original structures of the late ancient architecture. Continue to Zagreb. Arrive and check into our hotel. Dinner at the hotel in Zagreb. Overnight at the hotel in Zagreb.

DAY 14 - RETURN TO USA

OCTOBER 13, 2019

Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Drive to Zagreb Airport for our return flight home.


WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Round Trip Airfare

  • Hotel Accomodations

  • Air Conditioned Motor Coach

  • English Speaking Guides

  • Breakfast and Dinner daily

  • Local taxes and baggage handling

  • Daily Mass

  • All entrance fees to sites

  • Porterage at hotels and airport

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Travel insurance

  • Lunch

  • Tips/gratuities

  • Single-room supplement

  • Visa fees for NON-US Citizens