Morning arrival in Zurich. Transfer to our hotel in Einsiedeln. Upon arrival we visit the mediaeval Shrine of Our Lady of Hermits. Mass, dinner and overnight.
This morning we visit 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.
Neuschwanstein - Kempen
Today we travel to Neuschwanstein to visit the fairy-tale castle of King Ludwig II of Bavaria. Continue to Kempen for dinner and overnight.
Oberammergau Passion Play
This morning we travel to the 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.
Altötting - Prague
Today we travel to Prague, the capital of Czech Republic, the “Golden City”. En route we stop in Altötting, a small Bavarian town famous for the Chapel of Grace, one of the most-visited shrines in Germany. After Mass we continue to Prague for dinner and overnight.
Full day in beautiful Prague. We visit the Church of Our Lady of Victory, celebrate Mass and see the renowned statue of the Infant Jesus of Prague. We visit the Old Town by the way of Golden Lane and then go to the Lesser Town to see the medieval Charles Bridge. We also see St. Nikolas Church, the Astronomic Clock, Wenceslas Square and the Castle District with St. Vitus Cathedral and St. George’s Basilica. Some free time in the afternoon for shopping and rest. Dinner and overnight in Prague.
Czestochowa - Krakow
This morning we travel to Krakow in Poland. En route we visit Czestochowa – the site of Poland’s greatest shrine – Our Lady of Czestochowa, also known as the “Black Madonna”, a pilgrimage destination that goes back to the 14th century. We venerate the priceless and miraculous icon. Continue to Krakow for dinner and overnight.
Wieliczka Salt mines, Auschwitz
After breakfast we start with an excursion to the world-famous salt mines in Wieliczka. Afternoon we travel to Auschwitz, the notorious Nazi concentration camp. We visit a cell in which St. Maximilian Kolbe died and also the Martyrdom Museum recalling the horrors of the Holocaust. Return to Krakow for dinner and overnight.
Divine Mercy Shrine
This morning we visit Lagiewniki – world known as “Divine Mercy Shrine”. This is where St. Faustyna had had numerous visions of Christ, who told her to keep a diary of their encounters, during which he spoke to her of the Divine Mercy. We visit the convent of St. Faustyna, her tomb and relics. After lunch we explore Krakow’s Old Town. We visit the Market Square where we hear the silver trumpet of the bugler form the tower of St. Mary’s Church. Many of the buildings in the Old Town are over 700 years old and include marvels such as the Town Hall Tower, the Cloth Hall and most of all the Wawel Royal Castle. Some free time for leisure before returning to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Return to Canada
After breakfast we are transferred to the airport for a flight back to Toronto. Afternoon arrival.
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COST $4,690.00 INCLUDES:
air transportation from Toronto (unless specified otherwise), all airport taxes and surcharges
hotel accommodation first class or superior tourist class and special accommodation in private houses in Oberammergau area based on double occupancy – single supplement $800.00
tickets to Passion Play with text book
2 meals daily (breakfast and dinner)
all sightseeing as per itinerary with English speaking guide
all tips to guides, bus drivers, in restaurants and hotels.
NOT INCLUDED IN THE COST OF THE TOUR:
meals not specified,
**THE ITINERARY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND MAY VARY IN THE ORDER YOU VISIT**