Prague, Salzburg, Vienna & Budapest10 days
Your trip includes
- Round-trip airfare from your desired Airport
- All airport taxes & fuel surcharges
- Centrally located hotels: (or similar)
- ~ 2 nights: Hotel Marriott, Vienna
- ~ 2 nights: Hotel Korona, Budapest
- Breakfast and Dinner daily
- Wine with dinners
- Transfers as per itinerary
- Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
- Assistance of local guide throughout
- 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
- Lunches, Tips to your guide & driver.
Day 1, Depart USA
Depart the USA for your overnight flight to Prague. Dinner and breakfast will be served on board.
Day 2, Arrive Prague
Upon arrival at Prague airport, make your way to the baggage claim area and collect your luggage. Proceed to the arrival hall, where you will be greeted by your tour guide and/or driver. After a warm welcome to Prague, be escorted to your transportation and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a free afternoon to stroll the quaint streets of Prague before meeting your group for a welcome dinner and a show at a local restaurant.
Day 3, Prague
After breakfast, make your way to the Church of Our Lady Victorious, home of the famous Child Jesus statue called the Infant Jesus of Prague. This beautiful statue, a 16th-century depiction of infant Jesus holding a globus cruciger, was donated to the Carmelite friars in 1628. Following Mass, visit Old Town Prague. In the Castle district, visit St. Nicholas Church, St. Vitus Cathedral, St. George Basilica, Loreto Church, and Strahov Monastery. Continue by crossing the Medieval Charles Bridge adorned with many baroque statues. View the Astronomical Clock of Prague and walk on Wenceslas Square (a World Heritage Site), one of the main city squares. The square is named, after Saint Wenceslas, the patron saint of Bohemia. Return to the hotel for dinner and a restful overnight.
Day 4, Prague - Altotting - Salzburg
Leave Prague for Altotting, one of Germany's most celebrated shrines and a city whose purpose is a pilgrimage. Upon arrival, 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, you will have the opportunity to visit the Basilica, the Panorama of the Crucifixion, and the St. Konrad Monastery. Continue to Salzburg, the lovely birthplace of famed composer Mozart. Salzburg, known as “Alt Stadt”, beautiful for its baroque architecture and its amazing views of the Eastern Alps. Free time before dinner and overnight in Salzburg.
Day 5, Salzburg
After breakfast, begin a full daywith Mass at St. Peter's Abbey. Following Mass, explore the historic center of Salzburg on foot. Its narrow streets and secluded passageways are evidence of its medieval roots. The heritage of the Catholic Church is evident in the residence of the Archbishop at Domplatz. Visit Mirabell Palace with its beautiful gardens. Mirabell Palace one of the most important places where they shot the famous Hollywood musical “The Sound of Music”. Maria and the children dance around the Pegasus Fountain in front of the palace, singing the song “Do Re Mi”. Experience the unique views across Mirabell Gardens towards the Hohen Salzburg Castle. Have a chance to visit the mighty Romanesque Cathedral, as well as the Nonnberg Convent of Benedictine nuns. In the Getreidegasse, view the birthplace of Mozart, one of the most visited museums in Austria. Make a stop at Hellbrunn Palace to enjoy its gardens and hidden trick fountains. Enjoy a delicious dinner before retiring for your last evening Salzburg.
Day 6, Salzburg – Mariazell – Melk - Vienna
After breakfast, board the motorcoach and travel east through the mountains of Austria to Mariazell; one of the most important pilgrimage places in Austria. Visit the Mariazell Basilica, also known as Basilica Mariä Geburt (Basilica of the Birth of the Virgin Mary). Mariazell Basilica is a Marian basilica, which holds the miraculous statue, housed in the Lady Chapel or Chapel of Miracles, built directly over the place where Magnus established his monastic cell in 1157. Continue to Melk, which is best known as the site of a massive baroque Benedictine monastery named Melk Abbey. Overlooking the Danube River, the Abbey holds the tomb of Saint Coloman of Stockerau and the remains of several members of the House of Babenberg. Babenberg was the first noble dynasty of Austrian margraves and dukes. Enjoy free time in the lovely town of Melk before continuing to Vienna, the capital of Austria. Dinner and a restful overnight in Vienna.
Day 7, Vienna
After breakfast, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Vienna, home of Johann Strauss and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Visit the spectacular St. Stephen Cathedral, the symbol of Vienna. Construction commenced in the 12th century. Today, it is one of the most important Gothic structures in Austria. At St. Stephen Cathedral, view the miraculous image of Our Lady of Mariapoch, tour the Cathedral and its catacombs. Time permitting, those strong and brave enough may climb the 343 steps to the top of the Cathedral spire. Continue with a visit to the Schonbrunn Royal palace, a summer residence with 1,441 rooms, including a Hall of Mirrors where Mozart, six years of age, performed before a young Marie Antoinette. Schonbrunn Palace was added, as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site, in December 1996. Continue your journey in Vienna and view the Belvedere Palace, well known for its beautiful gardens. Back in the city center, go to Karlsplatz with its Church of St. Charles Borromeo and Otto Wagners Stadtbahn pavilions. Somewhere along the way, have a little coffee break to enjoy the famous Vienna pastries such as Sacher cake. Dinner and overnight in Vienna.
Day 8, Vienna - Budapest
After breakfast, depart for Budapest, often compared, with Paris. This glamorous city has something to offer every visitor. Enjoy free time to explore Budapest or relax before dinner and a restful overnight.
Day 9, Budapest
This morning, celebrate Mass at the 13th-century Cathedral of St. Matthew. Next, visit the old city of Budapest. See the Citadel on Mount Gellert, the Royal Castle, Fisherman’s Bastion, the Parliament, Heroes Square, and the Church of St. Stephen. Dinner and last overnight in Europe.
Day 10, Budapest - USA
Depart from Budapest Airport for your return flights to the USA*206 Tours Disclaimer:
Occasionally local religious and national holidays, weather, traffic conditions and other events may necessitate changes in the sequence of events or the missing of certain events/places. Though every effort will be made to follow the itinerary, it should be considered as an indication, rather than a contract of events and places to be visited.
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