Religious and Central Europe Experience

Medugorje church
Town square in Hallstatt
IMG_2946
Religious and Central Europe Eperience copy

Travel Period: September 01-13, 2023

10 days / 9 nights

(PRIVATE TOUR)

$3850 per person
  • $930 Single Supplement
  • Price shown is based on Twin Sharing
  • From: Los Angeles - Dubrovnik, Croatia - Salzburg, Vienna, Austria - Budapest, Hungary - Krakow, Warsaw, Poland

ITINERARY


Day 1: Sep 01 (Fri). Depart Los Angeles to Dubrovnik, Croatia


Day 2: Sep 02 (Sat). Arrive Dubrovnik

Upon arrival, meet your tour escort and board the coach. Transfer to the hotel for check-in. Overnight in Dubrovnik. Dinner at the hotel. (D)


Day 3: Sep 03 (Sun). Dubrovnik - Medjugorje

Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. 8:00 AM, drive to Medjugorje. Lunch on your own. 12:00 - celebrate public Holy Mass at St. James Church in English. Enjoy the tour of Medjugorje. Learn about the apparitions that have been occurring for the last 39 years and the history of this miraculous place of prayer. Visit the home of one of the visionaries, the miraculous weeping statue of the Risen Christ and other locations of historical significance. 5:00 PM - St. James Church evening prayer program. Overnight in Medjugorje. Dinner at the hotel. (B, D)


Day 4: Sep 04 (Mon). Medjugorje - Zagreb

Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Depart for Zagreb. Lunch on your own en route. Overnight in Zagreb. Dinner at the hotel. (B, D)       


Day 5: Sep 05 (Tue). Zagreb - Salzburg

Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Drive to Salzburg. Lunch on your own en route. Arrive in Salzburg and tour in the steps of "Sound of Music" movie, taking a stroll through the same places and scenery you saw in your favorite movie. See Mirabell Palace and Gardens where in the movie Maria and the children sing "Do-Re-Mi". Cross the Salzach River and see the Monchsberg with the fortress "Hohensalzburg" which overlooks the city and then pass by Salzburg Cathedral and Mozart house amid many other attractions. Overnight in Salzburg. Dinner at the hotel. (B, D)


Day 6: Sep 06 (Wed). Salzburg - Sound of Music Tour - Mondsee - Vienna

Breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Depart for the Sound of Music Tour. We drive along the Austrian Lake district, with marvelous views of the Salzkammergut Region. Visit Mondsee where, in the movie Maria and the Baron were married in the Basilica of St. Michael. Continue on to St. Gilgen on Lake Wolfgang, which offers one of the best-known landscapes of the Salzkammergut and the namesake fountain recalls the family connection of Mozart with this beautiful land. Lunch on your own en route. Transfer to Vienna. Overnight in Vienna. Dinner at the local restaurant. (B, D)       


Day 7: Sep 07 (Thu). Vienna

After breakfast, tour of Vienna to include a panoramic tour of the famous ring then a walk of the Old Town between the University and Opera House passing major monuments to include Donner Fountain, Belwedere Palace Gardens, Hofburg Palace, Albertina, Spanish Riding School and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Lunch on your own. Continue toward Schoenbrunn Palace and Gardens, the fabulous baroque summer residence of the Habsburg Emperors. Dinner at local restaurant in the wine growing village of Grinzing where we will have a festive dinner and a taste of the wine while being entertained by the melancholy "Schrammein music". Overnight in Vienna. (B, D)


Day 8: Sep 08 (Fri). Vienna - Budapest

After breakfast, check-out. Drive to Budapest. Lunch on your own. Have a guided tour of Budapest, including Parliament Building, Castle District, Fisherman's Bastion, Matthias Church, Heroes' Square. Overnight in Budapest. Dinner at the hotel. (B, D)


Day 9: Sep 09 (Sat). Budapest - Krakow

Breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Depart for Krakow. Lunch on your own en route. Check in at the hotel. Overnight in Krakow. Dinner at the hotel. (B, D)


Day 10: Sep 10 (Sun). Krakow - Divine Mercy - Krakow

After breakfast, visit Divine Mercy Sanctuary. See images of the Merciful Jesus, relics of St. Faustina, as well as the Saint's convent chapel and her Tomb. Return to Krakow. Free time for lunch on your own. Enjoy the tour of Krakow. Start with Wawel Hill, visit Wawel Cathedral, one of the most beautiful Renaissance residences in central Europe. Continue to Market Squar, the biggest in Europe, via Kanomicza street, pass by Papal Window of Bishop's Palace from which Saint John Paul II used to address his followers, see the patio of Collegium Maius where the Pope was a student. Visit St. Mary's Church, famous of its Wit Stwosz's wooden altar. Overnight in Krakow. Dinner at the hotel. (B, D)


Day 11: Sep 11 (Mon). Krakow - Auschwitz - Wadowice - Krakow

After breakfast, drive to Auschwitz to visit the Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz. Today's journey offers an opportunity to enter into deep reflection as we continue with a guided tour of the camp. Lunch on your own. Drive to Wadowice. Stop in Wadowice to visit the birthplace of Pope John Paul II and his childhood home which is now a museum and Church of the Presentation of the Virgin Mary where Saint Pope was baptized. Return to Krakow. Overnight in Krakow. Dinner at the hotel. (B, D) 


Day 12: Sep 12 (Tue) Krakow - Warsaw

After breakfast, check out then drive to Warsaw. Lunch on your own en route. Panoramic tour of Warsaw to see the Palace of Culture and Science, Old Town with Royal Castle Square and King Sigismund III Vasa's column, Royal Route. Nowy Swiat Pedestrian Street, and Lazienki Park. Overnight in Warsaw. Dinner at the hotel. (B, D)


Day 13: Sep 13 (Wed) Warsaw - Los Angeles

After breakfast, transfer to airport for the return flight to Los Angeles. (B) END OF SERVICE.

What Is Included:

  • Economy class airfare Los Angeles - Dubrovnik x Warsaw Los Angeles
  • Transfers in air-conditioned motor coach
  • Hotel accommodation in first class hotels
  • Private air-conditioned motor coach with services of professional English speaking tour guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • Local Guides: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Medjugorje, Austria Salzburg, Vienna, Hungary, Poland: Krakow, Auschwitz, Birkenau
  • Meals: breakfast and dinner as indicated
  • Headsets
  • Taxes
  • Porterage in all hotels in/out (1 pc of luggage per passenger, if available at the hotel)

What Is Not Included:

  • Personal Expenses; Lunches & Drinks at meals
  • Optional Tours
  • Gratuities: Local tour Guide, Driver, Local Guide FD and HD, Porter, Waiter. Total $180 (to be collected in advance Dubrovnik)