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Prague · Altotting · Salzburg · Mariazell · Melk · Vienna · Budapest.

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Itineraries

Day 1

Depart USA.


Depart USA for your overnight flight to Prague. Dinner and breakfast will be served on board.

Day 2

Arrive Prague.


Upon arrival in Prague Airport make your way to the baggage claim area and collect your luggage. Proceed to the arrival’s hall, where you will be greeted by your tour guide and/or driver. After a warm welcome to Prague, you will 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, we make our way to the Church of Our Lady Victorious, home of the famous Child Jesus statue called the Infant Jesus of Prague. The statue, a 16th-century depiction of infant Jesus holding a globus cruciger, was donated to the Carmelite friars in 1628. Following Mass we will visit Old Town Prague . In Prague’s Castle district visit St. Nicholas Church, St. Vitus Cathedral, St. George Basilica, Loreto Church and Strahov Monastery. Continue by crossing the Medieval Charles Bridge that is adorned with many baroque statues. View the Astronomical Clock of Prague and walk on Wenceslas Square, one of the main city squares. The square is named after Saint Wenceslas, the patron saint of Bohemia. It is part of the historic center of Prague, a World Heritage Site. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 4

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 famed composer Mozart . Salzburg also known as “ Alt Stadt” is known for its beautiful baroque architecture and its amazing views of the Eastern Alps. Free time before dinner and overnight.

Day 5

Salzburg.


After breakfast, our full day tour begins with Mass at St. Peter’s Abbey. Following Mass we will 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 Archbishop’s Residence at DomPlatz. Visit Mirabell Palace with its beautiful gardens. Mirabell Palace, is one of the most important shooting locations from 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 HohenSalzburg Castle. You will have a chance to visit the mighty Romanesque Cathedral as well as the Nonnberg Convent of Benedictine nuns. In the Getreidegasse view Mozart birthplace, now one of the most visited museums in Austria. We will make a stop at Hellbrunn Palace to enjoy its gardens and hidden trick fountains. Dinner and overnight.

Day 6

Salzburg - Mariazell – Melk - 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 7

Vienna.


After breakfast we will enjoy a sightseeing of Vienna, home of Johann Strauss and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Visit the spectacular St. Stephen’s 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’s, we’ll see the miraculous image of Our Lady of Mariapoch. You will tour the Cathedral and its catacombs. Those strong and brave may climb the 343 steps to the top of the Cathedral spire. Continue with a visit of the Schonbrunn Royal palace, a summer residence with 1,441 rooms including a Hall of Mirrors where Mozart performed at the age of six before a young Marie Antoinette Louis. Schonbrunn Palace was put on the list of UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites in December 1996. We will continue our journey in Vienna and view 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 8

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 9

Budapest.


This morning we will celebrate Mass at the 13th-century Cathedral of St. Matthew. Followed by a visit of the old city of Budapest. 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 10

Budapest - USA.


We depart from Budapest Airport for our return flights to the USA.

The tour includes

  • Round-trip airfare from your desired Airport
  • book without airfare (land only option)
  • All airport taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Centrally located hotels: (or similar)
  • 2 nights: Barcelo V, NH and Andels, Prague
  • 2 nights: NH Hotel or Wyndham Grand, Salzburg
  • 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 a professional local 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
  • Centrally located hotels: (or similar)
  • Barcelo V, NH and Andels, Prague 2 nights
  • NH Hotel or Wyndham Grand, Salzburg 2 nights
  • Hotel Marriott, Vienna 2 nights
  • Hotel Korona, Budapest 2 nights

Lunches, Tips to your guide & driver.

Optional

Travel Insurance
Providing you coverage for both pre-existing conditions and those that may arise during your trip, including medical and dental emergencies, loss of luggage, trip delay, and so much more.

Supplemental Cancellation Protection
A Cancellation Waiver – allowing you to cancel your trip and receive a refund anytime – up until 24 hours prior to departure. The “Waiver” expires once you are within 24 hours of departure.

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