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Eastern Europe w/ Medjugorje

Eastern Europe w/ Medjugorje: September 13-29, 2017

 

What’s Included

  • Roundtrip economy airfare

  • Hotel accommodations

  • Hotel porterage (1 luggage per person)
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary

  • Local Tour Guide

  • Filipino Tour Escort

  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Travel Bounty giveaway

  • Travel Insurance

 

Experience walking through pages of history, imbibing the art, culture and cuisine of the less trodden parts of Europe. Embark on this journey with Fr. Bien Miguel as we join him in visiting the famous shrines and holy places. Deepen your spirituality and re-orient your faith.

SEP 13 (WED) MANILA / PRAGUE

SEP 14 (THURS) ARRIVE PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

Welcome to the Golden City of Prague! Holy Mass at the Church of Our Lady of Victory, home of the INFANT JESUS OF PRAGUE, believed to have miraculous powers. Lunch then proceed to the hotel to freshen up. In the afternoon, walk through CHARLES BRIDGE over the Vltava River and take a beautiful photo along with the many statues of saints that embellish the bridge along its length. 

SEP 15 (FRI) PRAGUE

After breakfast on to our tour of the Old Town Square, the Jewish Ghetto and the Astronomical Clock which was once the envy of all Europe. High on the west bank is the 1,000-year-old HRADCANY CASTLE, the former residence of Bohemian kings. It’s a walking tour here on to the castle’s third courtyard dominated by the towering Gothic spires of St. Vitus Cathedral. Then to St. Wenceslas Chapel to marvel at its walls studded with semi-precious stones and ancient frescoes. Across the square behind the Cathedral is the St. George Church which contains Baroque and Bohemian Art.

SEP 16 (SAT) PRAGUE - CZESTOCHOWA, POLAND

After breakfast, start long distance travel going to Czestochowa. 

SEP 17 (SUN) CZESTOCHOWA - AUSCHWITZ - KRAKOW

We tour the city including the sanctuary of the Black Madonna, “Jasna Gora” (Holy Mass here). After lunch, we transfer to Auschwitz to see the former Nazi Concetration Camp during WWII. This is now a UNESCO World Heritage. We spend the night in Krakow.

SEP 18 (MON) KRAKOW - DIVINE MERCY - KRAKOW

We join the multitudes as they pay homage to Saint Faustina Kowalska in the Church of Divine Mercy – Holy Mass here. Ascend to Wawel Hill to view the Castle and Cathedral. Walk through the Old Town, past the courtyard of Jagiellonian University and the medieval Cloth Hall (Rynek Glowny). This 14th Century Market Hall now houses many nice souvenir shops and is considered the pride of Krakow. See the Church of the Virgin Mary, and listen to the bugle call from the spire.

SEP 19 (TUE) KRAKOW - WADOWICE - WIELICZKA - KRAKOW

Head to Wadowice, birthplace of Karol Józef Wojty?a, popularly known now as St. John Paul II. Visit Krakow’s oldest mine, WIELICZKA, a must-see in Eastern Europe. This Salt Mine has passages more than a mile long at a depth of nearly 500 ft. One chamber serves as a chapel and is illuminated by chandeliers and decorated with many beautiful statues, all made of salt!

SEP 20 (WED) KRAKOW - ZVOLEN, SLOVAKIA - BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

Depart Poland passing by Slovakia’s breathtaking Tatra Mountains, where peasants still live in traditional wooden houses. Lunch en route. On to the Hungarian Plains to Eastern Europe’s most cosmopolitan city – BUDAPEST.

SEP 21 (THU) BUDAPEST

Tour both Buda and Pest, the twin towns of the Hungarian capital, linked by the many spectacular bridges across the Danube. View Gellert Hill, an old citadel with the Liberation Memorial honoring heroes in the siege of 1944-45. Visit St. Matthias Church with the mesmerizing view from the Fisherman’s Bastion and Citadel Hill in Buda. See the ornate Parliament and Heroes Square in Pest. Enjoy the rest of the free afternoon before we proceed to Borkatakomba to enjoy Hungarian music and dinner.

SEP 22 (FRI) BUDAPEST - PLITVICE LAKES, CROATIA

After breakfast, we drive to Plitvice. Rest in the bus for while you enjoy the scenic drive.

SEP 23 (SAT) PLITVICE

We will be greeted with a magnificent view in the Plitvice Lakes National Park another part of UNESCO’s World Heritage. Enjoy a scenic walk with a local guide through breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder.  After lunch, we rest or go around the city on our own.

SEP 24 (SUN) PLITVICE - MEDJUGORJE , BOSNIA and HERZEGOVINA

Leave Plitvice and arrive Medjugorje. We will then go to see the Apparition Hill also known as Mt. Podbrdo. There have been literally thousands of apparitions of Our Lady on this mountain – apparitions that continue even to this day. 

SEP 25 (MON) MEDJUGORJE

Today will be free for your personal devotions.

SEP 26 (TUE) MEDJUGORJE - DUBROVNIK, CROATIA

Bid Mama Mary goodbye as we head for the beautiful city of Dubrovnik.

SEP 27 (WED) DUBROVNIK

Panoramic tour of Dubrovnik then, we will go for a walking tour of the Old Town of Dubrovnik, visiting the Franciscan Monastery with 14th century pharmacy, Rector’s Palace and Cathedral. Dubrovnik is not only Croatian treasure, but one of the world’s treasures, a fact that was officially recognized when the United Nations declared it a World Cultural Heritage Site.

SEP 28 (THU) DUBROVNIK - MANILA, PHILIPPINES

SEP 29 (FRI) ARRIVE MANILA

$4,298.00 USD
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