YOUR TRIP INCLUDES:
Round-trip airfare from your desired Airport
*book without airfare (land only option)
All airport taxes & fuel surcharges
Centrally located first class hotels as follows: (or similar)
~ 3 nights: Hotel Tryp, Munich
~ 2 nights: Hotel Marriott, Vienna
~ 2 nights: Hotel Dorint, Salzburg
~ 2 nights: Barcelo V, NH and Andels, Prague
~ 2 nights: Hotel Korona, Budapest
Transfers as per itinerary
Breakfast and Dinner daily
Wine with dinners
Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
Assistance of a professional local Catholic guide(s)
Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
Catholic Priest available for Spiritual Direction
Mass daily & Spiritual activities
Luggage handling (1 piece per person)
Flight bag & portfolio of all travel documents
*Special Clergy Discount
*Discount is offered to ordained clergy in the Roman Catholic Church: deacons, priests, or bishops belonging to the diaconate, the presbyterate, or the episcopate, respectively as well, as Catholic Sisters.
Not Included: Lunches. Travel Insurance optional (www.206tours.com/insurance), Supplemental Cancellation Protection @ $299 (www.206tours.com/cancellationprotection),Tips to your guide & driver. Items of a personal nature.
Sample Day-by-Day Itinerary:
Day 1 - Depart USA
Depart USA for our overnight flights to Munich . Dinner and breakfast are served on board.
Day 2 - Arrive Munich, Germany
We arrive in Munich and meet our Pilgrimage Tours' tour director who will remain with us until the end of our tour. We embark on a scenic motor coach tour of Munich. The remainder of the day is free. Dinner and overnight in Munich.
Day 3 - Excursion to Oberammergau, Neuschwanstein Castle & Ottobeuren Abbey
This morning we take a trip to some of the most loved places in southern Germany. First, we go to Oberammergau, home of the centuries old Passion Play. We'll see the Passionspeilhaus, the theater of the Passion Play. Usually it is possible to watch and visit the craftsmen and artists who are preparing for the next performance. We'll also take a tour of the quaint old city of Oberammergau. Next, we're off to Neuschwanstein Castle, built at beginning of the 20th century by an incredibly lavish German king named Ludwig II. Neuschwanstein, perched atop the mountain is a scene out of a fairy tale. Everything inside the castle is so over-the-top, there may be no decor in all of Europe to compare with it. We drive to the West to Bavaria's famous Ottobeuren Abbey to join in the monastic Liturgy of the Hours. We'll tour the majestic basilica and visit the Chapel of St. Benedict and the Abbey Museum. We return to Munich for dinner and overnight.
Day 4 - Excursion to Regensburg & Altotting
We head off on a day trip in Bavaria to the 2,000 year old city of Regensburg along the Danube River. Amidst a medieval landscape founded by Marcus Aurelius we visit the home of Germany's most impressive gothic Cathedral and celebrate Mass there. We will have time to explore the ancient city with its many eras and flavors along narrow walkways and stone bridges. In the afternoon we depart for Munich where we visit the Asamkirche, one of the most richly decorated rococo churches in the world. A relatively small church, it is named for its two builders, the brothers Cosmas & Egid Asam. The skeleton of the saint for which the church is formally named, St. Johannus Nepomuk, is enshrined there in a glass case. We continue on to Altotting, one of Germany's most celebrated shrines and a city whose purpose is pilgrimage. Upon arrival we'll celebrate Mass at the center of the pilgrimage complex, the Chapel of Mercy. The chapel houses a 13th century statue of the Blessed Virgin to which numerous miraculous cures are credited. While there, we have the opportunity to visit the Basilica, the Panorama of the Crucifixion, the Pilgrim Museum, St. Konrad's Monastery and more. Dinner and overnight in Munich.
Day 5 – Munich - Prague
After breakfast, depart to Prague. Dinner and overnight.
Day 6 - Prague
After breakfast, we begin our tour of beautiful Prague. We will celebrate Mass at the Church of Our Lady Victorious and see there the renowned statue of the Infant Jesus of Prague. We visit Old Town by way of Golden Lane and then go to the Lesser Town to see the medieval Charles Bridge that is adorned with many baroque statues. We will also see St. Nicholas Church, the Astronomic Clock, and the Prague Castle district where we tour St. Vitus Cathedral, St. George Basilica, Loreto Church, Strahov Monastery, and Wenceslas Square. Dinner and overnight.
Day 7 - Prague - Altotting - Salzburg
Leave Prague for Altotting, one of Germany's most celebrated shrines and a city whose purpose is pilgrimage. Upon arrival we'll celebrate Mass at the center of the pilgrimage complex, the Chapel of Mercy. The chapel houses a 13th century statue of the Blessed Virgin to which numerous miraculous cures are credited. While there, we have the opportunity to visit the Basilica, the Panorama of the Crucifixion and St. Konrad's Monastery. Continue to Salzburg, the lovely birthplace of Mozart, Salzburg the city of great houses, mansions, Festival Hall, and the Mirabelle Gardens. Hear the bells of the great Glockenspiel Tower, performed to a melody of Mozart's. Dinner and overnight in Salzburg.
Day 8 - Salzburg
After breakfast, our full day tour begins with Mass at St. Peter's Churchyard. Salzburg is compact and best explored on foot. Narrow, winding lanes and secluded passageways are evidence of its medieval roots. The heritage of the Catholic Church is evident in the Archbishop's Residence and the decoration of the State Rooms, available for viewing. Visit the mighty Romanesque Cathedral, the Nonnberg Convent of Benedictine nuns, and the Fortress Hohensalzburg. We stop at Hellbrunn Palace to enjoy its gardens and hidden trick fountains. Dinner and overnight.
Day 9 - Salzburg - Mariazell - Vienna
After breakfast, we motor east through Austria to Mariazell, the most important pilgrimage place in Austria. We will stop and see the miraculous statue, which is housed in the Lady Chapel or Chapel of Miracles, built directly over the place where Magnus established his monastic cell in 1157. We continue onto to Vienna, Austria's capital. Dinner and overnight.
Day 10 - Vienna
After breakfast we will enjoy a sightseeing of Vienna, home of Strauss and Mozart and one of the most beautiful cities in the world. We see the spectacular St. Stephen's cathedral, where we celebrate Mass. At St. Stephen’s, we’ll see the miraculous image of Our Lady of Mariapocs, tour the Cathedral and its catacombs, and those strong and brave may climb the 343 steps to the top of the Cathedral spire. Visit of the Schonbrunn Royal palace and summer house with 1,441 rooms including a Hall of Mirrors where Mozart performed at the age of six before a young Marie Antoinette. View of the Belvedere palace well known by its beautiful gardens. Back in the city center, we go to Karlsplatz with its Church of St. Charles Borromeo and Otto Wagner's Stadtbahn pavilions. Somewhere along the way we will have a little coffee break to enjoy the famous Vienna pastries such as Sacher cake. Dinner and overnight in Vienna.
Day 11 - Vienna - Budapest
After breakfast, we depart for Budapest., often compared with Paris, this glamorous city has something to offer every visitor. Enjoy free time to explore Budapest or rest before dinner and a restful overnight.
Day 12 - Budapest
After breakfast, we will tour the older section of the city. After celebrating Mass at the 13th-century Cathedral of St. Matthew, we will see the Citadel on Mount Gellert, the Royal Castle, Fisherman's Bastion, the Parliament, Heroes' Square, and the Church of St. Stephen. Dinner and overnight.
Day 13 - Budapest - USA
We depart from Budapest Airport for our return flights to the USA.
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