Poland – Czech Rep. – Austria – Hungary

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$3595.00

Duration

12 days

Tour Type

Overview

Poland – Czechia – Austria – Hungary

We will see the best what the Mid-Europe can offer in terms of pilgrimage destinations! Some parts of Europe on this tour, because of the communist past, were hidden for a long time and in the last maybe 20 years has revealed us beautiful Catholic pilgrimage destinations.

From Warsaw to St. Faustina and St. Maximilian Kolbe, to royal Krakow and Divine Mercy, to spectacular Salt Mines of Wieliczka and St. John Paul II’s birthplace and beautiful museum in Wadowice to Royal Prague, we are in Eastern Europe!

Crossing over to Austria, we are in Vienna, once the seat of the mighty Habsburg’s monarchy, for a couple of days before coming back to eastern Europe, to Hungary and amazing Budapest. Hungary’s capital with its bridges and impressive Parliament HouseSt. Matthew Church, and the St. Stephens Cathedral has so much to offer.

Awe-inspiring places to visit on a meaningful Catholic journey through the Mid-Europe! Have a blessed pilgrimage!

Included/Exclude

  • Round-trip airfares USA - Warsaw, Budapest - USA
  • Airport taxes - SUBJECT TO CHANGE BY THE AIRLINES
  • Accommodation in first-class hotels
  • Escort guide on a tour
  • Local English-speaking guides in Prague, Wadowice, Krakow, Czestochowa, Auschwitz, Vienna, and Melk Monastery
  • Breakfast and dinner with daily drinks included
  • Entrance fees for:
    • St. Vitus`s Cathedral Prague
    • Wawel Castle Krakow
    • Auschwitz, a concentration camp
    • Wieliczka salt mine Krakow
    • Schonbrunn Palace Vienna
  • Holy Mass daily with a priest in the group
  • Headsets, whispers for city tours
  • Porterage of luggage, one piece per person
  • Daily Holy Mass with the priest in the group
  • Lunch daily
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance  - strongly RECOMMENDED

Tour Plan

Departure from your departure city, from your departure airport. Overnight flight to Europe, Poland, Warsaw, meals served on the board of the plane.

Arrival in Warsaw and meeting with the guide. Before heading to the hotel, you will take a sightseeing tour of Warsaw, including the picturesque Old Town, the Cathedral, and the Royal Route. Check in to your hotel, dinner, and evening rest, the first night in Warsaw.

After breakfast, a city tour of Warsaw, Old Town, Cathedral, and the Ghetto, the same morning depart for Niepokolanow, home of St. Maximillian Kolbe, who was brutally murdered in Auschwitz concentration camp. We will visit the Franciscan monastery, where he lived and worked. We then continue to Plock to visit the cathedral church from the 12th century, the Benedictine Abbey dated to the 10th century, and the Congregation's house in Plock. It is here where St. Faustina Kowalska worked and where she received the first message of “Divine Mercy” in 1931. Return to Warsaw for dinner and overnight.

After breakfast, departure for Czestochowa, en-route visit to places connected with the life of Sister Faustina KowalskaGlogowiec - her birthplace and to Swinice Warckie where she was baptized. Arrive in Czestochowa. Dinner is served at your hotel. Optional: evening walk to the Monastery.

Czestochowa is the most important pilgrimage center in Poland, and it receives thousands of pilgrims every year. In the morning, sightseeing in the majestic complex of the BasilicaTreasure House, and the Chapel of the Black Madonna with the famous Icon of the Blessed Virgin Mary. On the way to Krakow group will stop for a guided tour of the former Nazi concentration camp - Auschwitz. The Same evening we are in Krakow hotel, and overnight in Krakow.

In the morning we'll visit Krakow. The sightseeing tour includes the Main Market Square with the Cloth Hall, St. Mary’s Church, and Wawel Cathedral with Royal Tombs.  Same morning you will drive to the Congregation of Sisters of the Divine Mother of Mercy in Lagiewniki (part of Krakow) with the tomb of Sister Faustina, she worked and died here. After a lunch break, we will visit the famous Salt Mine in Wieliczka, one of the oldest salt mines listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Monument. Unique and spectacular construction in salt! Return to your hotel in Krakow, where the group will have some free time before a farewell Polish dinner.

Today we will leave Poland, head to Prague. En route, stop in Wadowice, the birthplace of St. John Paul II. Here we will visit the museum of St. Karol Voytila before we continue to the Czech Republic! Dinner and overnight will be in Prague.

After a good night's rest and breakfast, we are taking a guided tour of Prague. We meet the city and its most important landmarks such as Charles BridgeSt. Vitus Cathedral, the old town of Prague with the Gothic church of Our Lady of Tyn and Astronomical Clock at the city hall, Wenceslas Square, the church of Our Lady Victorious hosting the Infant Jesus sanctuary…...and in the afternoon we are free, leisure time, shopping and lunch in Prague. Later we will be back in our hotel and rest before dinner is in one of the typical local Prague restaurants. Return to hotel, next morning journey to Vienna!

Our goal today is the capital of AustriaVienna. In the afternoon, we will be in the City of Strauss and Mozart, the city of the most beautiful architecture as a testimony of the once-mighty Empire, the biggest in Europe for centuries. We see the Karlskirche, one of the finest churches of the high baroque period, the Hofburg or the Winter PalaceSt. Stephen's CathedralSchonbrunn Royal PalaceBelvedere Palace is well known for its beautiful garden and an impressive panoramic view of Vienna and the steeples of St. Stephen's Cathedral. After some free time in the city center, we will head to our hotel.

After a slow morning and a good breakfast, we are on our way to Hungary, Budapest! In the afternoon upon arrival in Budapest we will meet with our Budapest guide and take a panoramic bus tour of gorgeous Budapest, bridges of DanubeRoyal palacesParliamentBuda Old TownSt. Stephen’s cathedral….at the end of the tour we will check in to our hotel! Dinner and overnight in Budapest!

Today we will visit Budapest, on foot and by bus, several hours from the Royal Buda & the cathedral of St. MathewFisherman’s Bastion, to the House of ParliamentChain Bridge, St. Stephen’s Cathedral…and a lot more! The Same afternoon we will have free time before farewell dinner at the typical Hungarian restaurant, gypsy music….

Early morning transfer for a flight back home, arrival will be the same day!

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25

Min Age

10

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