12 DAYS EASTERN EUROPE PILGRIMAGE

There’s no better way to experience Europe’s most treasured Catholic shrines than on these inspirational journeys through Spain, Portugal, and France. Hear about the shepherd children in Fatima and the apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary which happened over 100 years ago. Walk a portion of the Camino de Santiago and learn about the remarkable journey taken by pilgrims from all over the world into Santiago de Compostela. In Lourdes, an opportunity to join the nightly Rosary and candlelight procession as well as time to experience the Healing Baths. Lastly, a magical ending in Barcelona with time to celebrate life, reflect and rejoice. reflecting in Gaudi’s magnificent Sagrada Familia.

On our pilgrimage to the Marian Shrines we offer a complete itinerary that includes round-trip airfare, accommodation in first-class hotels, breakfast and dinner daily, all transportation, daily Mass, and all under excellent organizing, leadership, and teaching from Nativity pilgrimage expert staff and Guides.

YOUR TRIP INCLUDES:
  • Round Trip Airfare.
  • All airport taxes and Fuel SURCHARGES.
  • First-class Hotels.
  • Transfers as per itinerary.
  • Breakfast and Dinner daily.
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary.
  • Daily Masses. (If requested)
  • Professional local guides
  • Prices Based on Double Occupancy.
  • Tour Brochures: Special promotional brochures featuring the Pilgrimage printed for distribution by you.
  • Travel Protection Plan for Everybody on Pilgrimage is provided for FREE.
YOUR TRIP DOES NOT INCLUDE:
    • A trip cancellation protection plan is not included and is strongly recommended.
    • Nativity Pilgrimage offers a comprehensive policy at an additional cost.
    • Passport & visa costs, if any.
    • S. Passports must be valid for at least six (6) months subsequent to return date.
    • Gratuities to the tour manager, guides and driver.
    • Items of a personal nature (hotel extras, laundry, phone calls, etc.)
INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR TRIP
  • Capital: Warsaw
  • Language: Polish
  • Population: 38 million
  • Time Zone: EST plus 6 hours
  • Currency: Zloty (PLN)
  • Electricity: 230V. 50Hz
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WARSAW – NIEPOKOLANOW – LODZ – CZESTOWA – CHOWA – WADOWICE – AUSCHWITZ CAMP – KRAKOW – PRAGUE – MELK – VIENNA – MARIEZELL – BUDAPEST

ITINERARY
Day
1

DEPARTURE USA TO POLAND

Today: Your pilgrimage begins today as you depart on your overnight flight to Poland. Meals and drinks served aloft.

Day
2

ARRIVE WARSAW

Today: Arrive in Warsaw. Upon arrival in Warsaw, you are met and transferred to your hotel. Afternoon sightseeing of Poland’s capital includes the Old Town, Market Place, Lazienska Park, Chopin Monument, St. Stanislaw Kostka Church, the 14th-century Cathedral of St. John, and Royal Castle; the residence of the Polish King.

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at your hotel.

Day
3

 WARSAW / NIEPOKOLANOW / LODZ

Today: You start early this morning to visit Niepokolanow, the home of St. Maximilian Kolbe. Continue on to Glogowiec, the birthplace of Sr. Faustina, where Jesus appeared to her in 1931 and requested she paint the picture of His Divine Mercy. We will continue to your hotel in Lodz.

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at your hotel.

Day
4

LODZ / CZESTOCHOWA / AUSCHWITZ CAMP / KRAKOW

Today: Today’s journey takes you to Jasna Gora near Czectochwa, the monastery that withstood the repeated onslaught of overwhelming Swedish forces during the religious wars of the 17th century. Since then, its Black Madonna is venerated as the “Queen of Poland” and has become the country’s national symbol. Visit the Pauline Monastery with its priceless treasures, including the Miraculous Icon. Stop to see the Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz. After seeing the cells of St. Maximilian Kolbe continue to Krakow.

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at your hotel.

Day
5

KRAKÓW / WIELICZKA / KRAKÓW

Today: You will have a morning tour of ancient Krakow, for centuries the residence of the Polish kings. See the Market Square, the 14th Century University, Wawel Royal Castle, St. Mary’s Church, and the Shrine of Sr. Faustina. In the afternoon, we will go to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, where we explore the chambers of the Blessed Kings and St. Anthony of the Holy Cross. We visit the spectacular cathedral; where everything is carved from salt, including the gigantic chandeliers.

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at your hotel.

Day
6

KRAKOW / PRAGUE

Today: Depart this morning for the Czech capital of Prague. If time permits, we will stop en-route at the Shrine of St. Cyril and Methodius in Velehrad to learn how these two saints brought Christianity and propagated the faith throughout this part of Europe. We will continue to Prague, upon arrival, you will understand why the “Golden City” is considered one of Europe’s most attractive capitals.

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at your hotel.

Day
7

PRAGUE

Today: This morning’s sightseeing tour of Prague includes a walking tour of the Castle area, including the St. Vitus Cathedral, St. George Basilica, Loretto Church, Strahov Monastery, and Wenceslaus Square. This afternoon, you see the Old Town, St. Nicholas Church, and the famous Astronomic Clock. Celebrate Mass at the Church of Our Lady of Victory, where you will see the statue of the Infant Jesus in Prague.

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at your hotel.

Day
8

PRAGUE / MELK / VIENNA

Today: You depart for Austria and the majestic old-world city of Vienna. Enroute stop for Mass at the baroque Melk Abbey, the most beautiful in Austria, where you see the glorious gardens, Emperor’s Gallery, marble hall, and its library.

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at your hotel.

Day
9

VIENNA / MARIEZELL / VIENNA

Today: Today’s tour includes the Terraced Gardens of Prince Eugene’s Belvedere Palace, Hofburg Palace, and the State Opera. Visit Schonbrunn Palace and the main Marian Shrine in Austria, Mariezell, where you have Mass.

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at your hotel.

Day
10

VIENNA / BUDAPEST

Today: Travel east and cross the border to Hungary, proceeding onward through the region of Transdanubia to Budapest. En route, stop at the only Benedictine Abbey in Hungary where you celebrate Mass. The Pannonhalma Abbey was established in 996 and was visited by Pope John Paul II on the occasion of its 1000 anniversary celebration.

Evening: Continue to your hotel in Budapest for dinner and overnight.

Day
11

BUDAPEST

Today: Today’s sightseeing includes the 13th century Matthias Coronation Church, the Citadel on Mount Gellert, The Neo-Gothic Parliament, Heroes Square, St. Stephen Church, and the Castle Hill area.

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at your hotel.

Day
12

BUDAPEST / USA

Today: This morning we will transfer to the airport to catch our return flight home.