Pilgrimage Tour of Eastern Europe is a 17 days tour of Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, Hungary, Poland and Czech Republic including Shrine of the Divine Mercy and John Paul II sites.
Travel Dates: May 15 – 31, 2019
Welcome in Zurich! Upon arrival at the airport meet and greet with your local guide and Proceed to half day city tour of Zurich and see the Bahnofstrasse, Limmatquai, the Rathaus, Zurich Lake and the Old Guildhalls then proceed to Lucerne for hotel check. Overnight in your hotel in Lucerne.
Breakfast at your hotel. Enjoy an amazing journey to the lovely city of Lucerne and enjoy a full day guided city tour & Mt. Titlis. See the Covered Wooden Bridge, the Old Town Hall, Lion Monument and the Wine Market, a pretty square in the heart of the old town whose ancient houses, which will give you a spectacular view. Furthermore, Mt. Titlis Eternal Snow and Glacier half day trip. Go on a journey up Mt. Titlis and see a magnificent view of the Alps. Get to take a short tour around Lucerne too! Ride up to Engelberg by bus, and enjoy the breath taking journey up Mt. Titlis, surrounded by high alpine glaciers. See the spectacular sight of the glacier’s deep crevasses and gigantic ice boulders from the revolving cable car ROTAIR. At the top (3020 m – 10000 ft.), magnificent views of the Alps await you. Several restaurants, a sun terrace, the ice grotto are further attractions. Have a snowball-fight, visit the Ice Grotto, go by IceFlyer real close to the crevasses, use the Fun Lift for sledging. Dinner and overnight in Lucerne.
Breakfast inside the hotel. On your way to Inssbruck, have a stop a Einsiedein, where you will have a short stop to visit Benedict Abbey. Tour of Innsbruck including Swarovski shop and have some time to spend on leisure for lunch. Transfer to Salzburg. Dinner and overnight in Salzburg.
Breakfast at your hotel. After breakfast, enjoy full day Salzburg & Sound of Music tour of Salzburg. A wonderful ride with breathtaking views of the landscape where the opening scenes were filmed. Relax and listen to the original Sound of Music soundtrack. Your English speaking guide not only shows you the highlights of the film ’Sound of Music’ but also the historical and architectural landmarks in the city, as well as a part of the picturesque lake district. You will see the Mirabell Gardens, Leopoldskron Castle, Nonnberg Abbey, St. Gilgen and Lake Wolfgang and the Wedding Church Mondsee. After the tour check in at your hotel. Dinner and overnight in Salzburg.
Breakfast at your hotel. After breakfast, leave for lovely lake Bled. You’re infor a romantic setting you’llrelish throughout your life. Dinner and overnight in Bled
Breakfast at your hotel. After breakfast, meet your local guide for a full day tour and visit the imposing castle with a panoramic view towering over the lake. Take a traditional boat ride in the romantic lake to the idyllic church on Bled Island. A dream will come by ringing the wishing bell in the miraculous chapel. Continue to Postjona, the mysterious underworld of caves, most famous in the world, a UNESCO Heritage Site. Back to Bled. Dinner and overnight in Bled.
Breakfast at your hotel. After breakfast, leave for the Budapest via Graz. Dinner and overnight in Budapest
Breakfast at your hotel. After breakfast, meet your local guide and enjoy sightseeing of the most cosmopolitan metropolis of Eastern Europe. Drive in to Buda and Pest, the twin towns of the Hungarian capital linked by many spectacular bridges across Danube. See the Citadel on Mount Gellert, the ornate Parliament and visit Hero Square. From the Fisherman’s Bastion, enjoy a panoramic view of the sprawling city, home to more than 1/5 of the Hungarian population. Admire the 14th century Matthias Coronation Church. Romance will be in the air as you join an cruise cruise along the Danube River Pass Budapest’s crown jewel its parliament brilliantly lit at night. Dinner and overnight in Budapest
:Breakfast at your hotel. After breakfast, drive to Vienna, once the centreof the might Hapsburg Empire. Upon arrival, check inat your hotel. Remainder of the day to be spend on leisure. Dinner and overnight in Vienna.
Breakfast at your hotel. After breakfast, meet your localguide for a half day tour. Start the day with a visit to the splendid Schonbrunn Palace and its manicured gardens. Drive along the Ring Boulevard, pass the State Opera House and stopat the famous Heldenplatz for a picture of Hofsburg Palace, winter residence of the Austrian royal family.During the walkingtour of the old town, visit the impressive St. Stephen Cathedral. Inthe afternoon, board your coach to the Designer Outlet of Parndorf. Here you can shop for allfamous brands withdiscounts up to60% year round. End of the day transfer back to Vienna. Dinner and overnight in Vienna.
Breakfast at your hotel. After breakfast,drive toPoland and arrive in Krakow, cultural capital of Poland where Pope John Paul II served as archbishop. Tonight enjoy a folkloricdinner held in a traditional restaurant withPolish polka dances
Breakfast at your hotel. After breakfast,meet your localguide and enjoy a half day guided tour of Krakow. Ascend Wawel Hillto visitKrakow Cathedral– burialplace of Polish Heroes and View Wawel Castle, former residence of PolishKings. Inthe old Krakow, visit the medieval town square (where today the12th century Cloth Hall houses and arcade of folk art shops). Good shopping here, there’s the14th centurySt. Mary Church, famous for itsbaroque altar and life size Marian Images. You’re in a specialtreat! A prayer devotion inhonor of the Divine Mercy at its world famed shine at 3:00pm. There is the Convent Chapel of Saint Faustina tiwhom Christ had apparitions to propagate the Divine Mercy Movement; “Jesus, I trust in You” has worked wonders to millions since then. Most inspiringbriefing. Now an impressive basilica has been built. Dinner and overnight in Krakow.
Breakfast at your hotel. After breakfast,bring a visit to the Wielicska Salt Mines a unique attraction underground of cave chambers, grotto, chapel and sculptures all made of salt. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Pass by Wadowice and realize how Poland has contributed a PolishPope. Visit his house, now a museum containing mementos of the beloved Pope. Also the church where he began his priesthood. Continue to Czestochowa for an unforgettable EucharisticCelebration at the magnificent 14th century Paulitemonastery at Jasna Gora. Venerate the very miraculous Black Madonna, by elegant thought tobe painted by St. Luke. This has become a world famous pilgrimage centre and the most important inPoland. See the chapels and museum where giftsfrom the high and mighty offered to the Blessed Mother willsimply overwhelmed you. End of the day check inat your hotel. Dinner and overnight in Czestochow
Breakfast at your hotel. After breakfast, drive to Wroclawand continue to Prague, theGolden Cityand the ancient capitalof Bohemia and now of the Czech Republic.Dinner and overnight inPrague.
Breakfast at your hotel. Day at leisure for own sightseeing or shopping until transfer to the airport for the flight back to Manila.