With Fr. Vince Gulikers, Administrator
St. Mary and St. John the Evangelist Parishes
Sep. 21 – Oct. 3, 2020 – 13 days

Day 1 – Sep 21

Afternoon departure from Toronto to Munich.

Day 2 – Sep 22

Late morning arrival in Munich. Transfer to our in Kempten, some time for rest, Mass, dinner and overnight.

Day 3 – Sep 23

Today we visit Neuschwanstein to see the fairy-tale castle of King Ludwig II of Bavaria. Continue to Oberammergau or its surroundings for Mass, dinner and overnight.

Day 4 – Sep 24

This morning we have Mass and some free time to enjoy picturesque village of Oberammergau. In the afternoon and evening we participate in the Passion Play performed every 10 years in this small town. This wonderful spectacle of pageantry takes place indoors and outdoors where the sky and mountains are the back drop, world renown for the costumes and music presentation, performed by more than 2,000 citizens. Dinner and overnight.

Day 5 – Sep 25

After breakfast we travel to Einsiedeln in Switzerland. Upon arrival we visit the mediaeval Shrine of Our Lady of Hermits. Dinner and overnight.

Day 6 – Sep 26

This morning we travel to Lucerne where our sightseeing tour takes us to Lion Monument by B. Thorvaldsen, the Cathedral of St. Leodegar and the Kapellbrucke, old bridge originally built in 1333. Some free time for leisure before returning to our hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 7 – Sep 27

Today we travel to Innsbruck and its surroundings. We visit Absam, Austrian pilgrimage destination with a basilica commemorating Marian apparition. Continue to Seefeld to see the Seekirchl church with its miraculous cross on the main altar. Some free time in Innsbruck, dinner and overnight.

Day 8 – Sep 28

After breakfast we travel to Salzburg in Austria. Our tour of the city includes views of the Residence, the Carillon, the Cathedral, the Franciscan Church and Mozart Square. Dinner and overnight.

Day 9 – Sep 29

This morning we are transferred to the airport in Munich for a flight to Split in Croatia. Upon arrival in Split we visit fortress like complex of Diocletian’s Palace and beautiful old city full of churches, shops and cafes. Continue to Medjugorje for dinner and overnight.

Day 10 – Sep 30

Full day in Medjugorje. Time to visit the famous mountain of the Stations of the Cross, the Rosary Mountain and “Blue Cross”, a place of healings and graces. Mass, time for individual prayer, dinner and overnight.

Day 11 – Oct 1

Another full day in Medjugorie, time for individual prayer and reflection. Mass, dinner and overnight.

Day 12 – Oct 2

Another full day in Medjugorje. For those interested an optional tour to Dubrovnik, one of the most beautiful towns in the Mediterranean in Croatia. We visit the mediaeval old town surrounded by walls, we see Bell Tower, Pile Gate, Onofrio Fountain and Placa Stradun. Return to Medjugorje for sinner and overnight.

Day 13 – Oct 3

This morning we are transferred to the airport for a flight back to Toronto. Afternoon arrival.