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Pilgrimage Tour of Eastern Europe - 17 Days

Pilgrimage Tour of Eastern Europe | Vansol Travel and Tours

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

Day 1
DAY 1 WEDNESDAY MAY 15 ARRIVAL ZURICH – LUCERNE (D)

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.

Day 2
THURSDAY MAY 16 LUCERNE – MT. TITLIS – 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.

Day 3
FRIDAY MAY 17 LUCERNE – INNSBRUCK – SALZBURG

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.

Day 4
SATURDAY MAY 18 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.

Day 5
SUNDAY MAY 19 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

Day 6
MONDAY MAY 20 BLED - POSTJONA

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.

Day 7
TUESDAY MAY 21 BLED – BUDAPEST

Breakfast at your hotel. After breakfast, leave for the Budapest via Graz. Dinner and overnight in Budapest

Day 8
8 WEDNESDAY MAY 22 BUDAPEST (BD)

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

Day 9
THURSDAY MAY 23 BUDAPEST –VIENNA

: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.

Day 10
FRIDAY MAY 24 VIENNA (BD)

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.

Day 11
ASATURDAY MAY 25 VIENNA–KRAKOW

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

Day 12
SUNDAY MAY 26 KRAKOW (BD)

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.

Day 13
3MONDAY MAY 27 KRAKOW– WADOWICE–CZESTOCHOWA

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

Day 14
4TUESDAY MAY 28 CZESTOCHOWA–PRAGUE

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.

Day 15
WEDNESDAY MAY 29 PRAGUE (BD)

Day 16
6THURSDAY MAY 30 PRAGUE (BD):

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Day 17
7FRIDAY MAY 31 DEPARTURE PRAGUE

Breakfast at your hotel. Day at leisure for own sightseeing or shopping until transfer to the airport for the flight back to Manila.

Inclusions

  • Roundtrip Economy Class Airfare
  • 16 nights hotel accommodation using first class hotels
  • Daily breakfast at the hotel / Dinner at hotel
  • Dance Dinner Budapest
  • Folkore Dinner Krakow
  • Entrance fees to the sights mentioned in our itinerary
  • A/C coach service
  • English speaking Guide as per itinerary
  • Souvenir Kit
  • Personalized Luggage Tags
  • Local Coordinator from Manila

Exclusions

  • Airline and Airport Taxes = USD160 Per Person (STC)
  • Tips to Guide , Driver and Porter = USD170 Per Person
  • Multiple Entry Schengen Visa = Php6500 Per Person
  • Travel Insurance = $103.00 Per Person
  • Other meals not specified
  • Beverages during meals
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BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS:

VISA REQUIREMENTS

* Signed application for Schengen Visa with Photo (35mmx45mm white background)+ 1 extra photo * Booking Certification * Proof of Employment If Employed: Certification with leave of Absence & Salary Declaration If Self Employed : Business Registration If Priest / Nuns / Missionaries: Certificate from Apostolic Nunciature and Guarantee Letter for French & Filipino Congregation If Student : School Certificate and docs of Parents Proof of Income (ITR,Bank Certification) Passport valid for 6 mos with photocopy of all relevant obtained visas Photocopy of Credit Cards If Married: Authenticated Marriage and Birth Certificate by NSO (if no ttravelling with spouse) If Single: Birth Certificate by NSO If Minors: Notarized affidavit from one or both parents if not travel with child * Travel Insurance valid for 45days (with coverage of EUR30,000)

BOOKING CONDITIONS

NonRefundable / NonTransferable deposit of USD500.00 pp upon booking Full Cancellation will be applied to any cancellation made 3 weeks before departure Minimum of 30 full paying adult passengers to run the program If the group falls below 30 passengers, additional supplement applies

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