Czech, Poland and Austria Catholic Pilgrimage

Catholic tour with emphasis to most famous sanctuaries in Eastern Europe, in Prague, Infant Jesus - Wadowice, Birthplace of Saint John Paul II - Krakow, Divine Mercy - Czestochowa, Black Madonna, - Vienna with the Melk Abbey

               



Day 1 - DEPARTURE - from your airport/gateway city

Our pilgrimage tour starts with the flight to Prague, Czech Republic; meals are served on the board of the plane.

 

Day 2 - Arrival to Prague

Upon arrival to Prague we will meet with our Blue Heart Travel tour escort and along with the local guide of Prague set on a sightseeing tour of the capital of Czech Republic. You will visit its most important landmarks such as the Charles Bridge, the old town of Prague with the Gothic church of Our Lady of Tyn and the Astronomical Clock. Later in the afternoon, we will check in to hotel and rest until dinner is in one of the local restaurants, overnight in a hotel in Prague.

 

Day 3 - Prague city tour

Today sightseeing will start with visit to Royal Castle and St. Vitus`s Cathedral morning Holy Mass is in the Church of Our Lady Victorious hosting The Prague Infant Jesus. After lunch in the early afternoon, we are free until our dinner in typical Prague restaurant. We are in Prague for the second night.

 

Day 4 Prague - Wadowice - Krakow

Today we will leave Prague and Czech Republic, bus ride to Poland. Once crossing the border we are on the way to the birthplace of Karol Woytila, Wadowice - and in the Church of St. Mary where Pope John Paul II was baptized we will celebrate Holy Mass. After the visit of the museum, the house where Karol was born and the church where he was baptized, we will continue to Krakow. Check in to our hotel, dinner and overnight is at the hotel in Krakow.

 

Day 5 Krakow city tour

Our first morning in Krakow will start with sightseeing of historical Royal Town - Wawel, Market Square, the Church of Assumption of Virgin Mary, The Cathedral of Wawel and the crypt of St. Leonard, it was here that priest Karol celebrated his first Mass. After a lunch break, you are free for the afternoon in Krakow. Centrally located hotel gives you the opportunity to enjoy this city and with the respect for the tradition beautifully restored historical center. Meet at the hotel for dinner in typical Krakow restaurant.

 

Day 6 Divine Mercy Sanctuary - Wieliczka salt mine

The morning that is ahead of us is high on the wish list of pilgrims throughout the world who daily pray the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy. We will have a beautiful start in the Sanctuary of the Divine Mercy just a few miles outside the Krakow where Sr. Faustina Kowalska during the period between the two world wars experienced extraordinary encounters with Jesus. After meeting with one of the nuns and through her story learn more about the life of this Saint we will have private group Holy Mass. After some time for shopping in local religious souvenir stores here, we will continue to the great salt mine Wieliczka, breathtaking halls under the ground dig in salt. Late in the afternoon, we will return to Krakow, dinner and overnight.

 

Day 7 Jasna Gora, Czestochowa - Auschwitz

In the early morning, we will leave Krakow and drive on the north, to Czestochowa, Jasna Gora that has been the most popular Polish sanctuary for over 600 years. Prayer before the Miraculous Painting, Holy Mass and the story of Poland which cannot be told without a Black Madonna. The same day we will visit Auschwitz, one of the biggest tragedies in recent human history, guided tour will also take us to the cell where we hear about the last days of the life of St. Maksymilian Kolbe, in the darkness his candle still burns. At the end of the long day, we are back in Krakow to our hotel.

 

Day 8 Krakow - Vienna, Austria

Until next time Poland, today our goal is Vienna in Austria. We expect to be there at late afternoon, and after checking to the hotel time permitting, we will see the inheritance of Habsburg monarchy at its best, the panoramic bus tour of Vienna before dinner and first night in Vienna.

 

Day 9 Vienna city tour

After breakfast, we will continue with the sightseeing of Vienna. City of Strauss and Mozart, the city of the most beautiful architecture as a testimony of once mighty Empire, biggest in Europe for centuries. We see the Karlskirche one of the finest churches of the high baroque period, the Hofburg or the Winter Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral. After a little coffee break enjoying famous Vienna Sacher cake, we are on to the Schonbrunn Royal Palace, Belvedere Palace is well known by its beautiful garden and an impressive panoramic view of Vienna and the steeples of St. Stephen's Cathedral. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 10 Melk Benedictine Monastery

Full day excursion along the Danube Valley including the visit to Abbey of Melk, Benedictine Monastery settled in a beautiful countryside surrounded by the river Danube.
After Holy Mass and visit, we take a cruise boat for about hour and a half until Durnstein, here we will disembark and by bus return to Vienna. In Vienna we will have farewell dinner in typical Austrian restaurant, at the end we will raise the glass of good beer or wine....until we meet again!

 

Day 11 Vienna, Austria - departure home

Transfer to Vienna international airport for flight back home.
 



RATES & DATES:


May 9 - 19, 2017 (rate is based on minimum 25 people in the group):
Land only.......................................................................................US$  1920.00
Land and air from EWR Newark, JFK New York....................US$  3195.00
Land and air from IAH, Houston...............................................US$  3295.00
Single room supplement............................................................US$    495.00
 

July 17 - 27, 2017 (rate is based on minimum 25 people in the group):
Land only..............................................................................................US$  1890.00
Land and air from EWR, Newark.....................................................US$  3495.00
Land and air from LAX & SFO..........................................................US$  3595.00
Single room supplement..................................................................US$    450.00
 

October 2- 12, 2017 (rate is based on minimum 25 people in the group):
Land only.............................................................................................US$  1920.00
Land and air from EWR, Newark.....................................................US$  3195.00
Land and air from IAH, Houston.....................................................US$  3395.00
Single room supplement..................................................................US$    450.00

 



INCLUSIVE:

  • Round-trip air fares USA - Prague, Vienna - USA
  • Airport taxes - SUBJECT TO CHANGE BY THE AIRLINES
  • Accommodation in double rooms
  • First class hotels ( 4* Astoria Hotel in Prague, 4* Marriot Schonbrunn in Vienna, 5* Holiday Inn Krakow)  - or similar
  • Escort guide on tour
  • Local English speaking guides in Prague, Wadowice, Krakow, Czestochowa, Auschwitz, Vienna and Melk Monastery
  • Breakfast and dinner daily drinks included
  • Entrance fees for:
    • St. Vitus`s Cathedral Prague
    • Wawel Castle Krakow
    • Wieliczka salt mine Krakow,
    • Melk Benedictine Monastery
    • Schonbrunn Palace Vienna
  • Excursion to Melk with Melk - Durnstein cruise along Danube river
  • Holy Mass daily with priest in the group

 

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Porterage of luggage
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance  - RECOMENDED

 

Great offers for custom made tour for church groups
English or Spanish speaking Tours  
Priest & Tour leader travel free 
Discount for cleargy

 


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Czech, Poland and Austria Catholic Pilgrimage