Join Fr. Frank Nelson on a Pilgrimage to..
Poland, Prague & Salzburg

March 19 - 28, 2012
$3,134  per person from New York, JFK
(depart from all North America airports via special add-on airfares)
   

 

Your Trip Includes:
crossbullet Round-trip air from New York (depart from all North America airports via add-on airfares)
crossbullet Airline FUEL SURCHARGES & ALL AIRPORT TAXES
crossbullet Accommodations for 8 nights at centrally located first class hotels:
         ~ 3 nights: Krakow Hotel Radisson or Holiday Inn 5*
         ~ 2 nights: Prague Hotel Andels 4*
         ~ 3 nights: Salzburg Stiegelbrau 4*
crossbullet Transfers as per itinerary
crossbullet Meals: 9 Breakfasts and 7 Dinners
crossbullet Wine with dinners
crossbullet Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
crossbullet Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
crossbullet Mass daily & Spiritual activities
crossbullet Luggage handling (1 piece per person)

bulet Flight bag & portfolio of all travel documents

 

Not Included:
Lunches, 2 dinners (1 x in Krakow, 1 x in Salzburg), Travel Insurance optional at $99-$229 (www.206tours.com/insurance), Extended Cancellation Protection Plan @ $299 (www.206tours.com/cancellationprotection), (which is optional), Tips to guide and driver.


Sample Day-by-Day Itinerary:


Day 1, March 19, Monday: Depart New York JFK to Krakow, Poland
Depart from New York, JFK or from your hometown for your flight to Poland. Meals will be served on board.


Day 2, March 20, Tuesday: Arrive Krakow - Wieliczka
Welcome to Poland! Our first tour will take us 6 miles outside of Krakow to Wieliczka Salt Mine (entrance fee included) The Mine is like a vast underground city. Nowadays it is a complex labyrinth consisting of over 200 miles of galleries, 3000 chambers and 9 floors. Our guide will show you the ancient shafts, mysterious salt lakes, collection of mining machines. Welcome dinner at the local restaurant in Krakow. Overnight at the hotel in Krakow


Day 3, March 21, Wednesday: Krakow - Czestochowa - Auschwitz - Krakow
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Czestochowa, one of the most important places of religious worship in the Christian world, with tradition of pilgrimages that goes back to the 14th century. Jasna Gora Monastery is located here and the famous Black Madonna picture. Blessed John Paul II has frequently visited Jasna Gorna Monastery, known as the Shrine of the Black Madonna. Celebrate Mass at the Pauline Monastery and venerate the priceless treasures contained within, including the Miraculous Icon. Continue on to Auschwitz, the notorious Nazi concentration camp. We will see the cell that imprisoned St. Maximillian Kolbe and the Martyrdom Museum recalling the horrors of the Holocaust. Drive back to Krakow. Dinner at the hotel.


Day 4, March 22, Thursday: Krakow – Divine Mercy – Krakow
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Tour the Cathedral, Coronation Chapel and the Royal Chambers where a superb collection of Arras tapestries is on view. Explore Market Square and hear the silver trumpet of the bugler from St. Mary's Tower. Within the Cathedral you may pray before the extraordinary Wit Stwosz altar. The surroundings of the square have remained unchanged for almost 700 years and contain buildings of historic value such as St. Mary’s Church (entrance fee included) with the famous wooden altar, the Town Hall Tower, the Cloth Hall and the burgher’s houses. Celebrate Mass in Lagiewniki. Visit of the new John Paul II Center, where you can see the relics of Blessed JPII. Visit the capital of the Divine Mercy. It was here that originated the message of the Divine Mercy, which Christ Himself wished to pass on to our generation, through the mediation of St. Faustina. The Sanctuary houses grace-working image of Merciful Jesus and the relics of St. Faustina. We will visit the Shrine of Divine Mercy, St. Faustina's convent chapel, and we will visit St. Faustina's Tomb. See displayed relic of Blessed Pope John Paul II, it is part of his robe with blood stain on it from the assassination attempt on his life in 1981. Return to Krakow for dinner and overnight.


Day 5, March 23, Friday: Krakow – Prague
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy free morning for some shopping or personal explorations.
Depart to Krakow airport to board short flight to Prague. Overnight in Prague.


Day 6, March 24, Saturday: Prague
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Guided tour of Prague including the Loretto Church and castle district . Visit St. Vitus’ Cathedral, Royal Castle, St George Basilica, walk the Royal Palace gardens. Mass in the Our Lady Victorious Church, where you can see the Infant Jesus of Prague. Continue visiting including Mala Strana, (Lesser Town), the famous Charles Bridge, which is the most unique gallery of sculptures and statues of saints, Old Town Square, which is one of the most beautiful and complete middle age market squares in the world, see the Astronomical Clock, Church of our Lady before Tyn and St. Wenceslas Square. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Prague


Day 7, March 25, Sunday: Prague - Kutna Hora – Salzburg
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Depart Prague for Salzburg. En route stop for visiting in Kutna Hora. Enjoy visiting medieval silver mining town to the east of Prague. During the Middle Ages, the huge deposits of silver uncovered here led to Kutná Hora becoming the most important city in the Kingdom of Bohemia after Prague. Wealth and prosperity that flowed from the silver mines in Kutná Hora, led to rich architectural development. Beautiful churches such as St. Barbara's Cathedral (entrance fee included) , and elegant palaces like the Italian Court sprang up. On route we also visit nearby village of Sedlec, to see of the most interesting burial places in the world, Kostnice (Bone Church - entrance fee included). The chapel is decorated with 40,000 human bones. Next drive to the lovely birthplace of Mozart, Salzburg the city of great houses, mansions, Festival Hall, and the Mirabelle Gardens. On arrival you may hear the bells of the great Glockenspiel Tower, performed to a melody of Mozart. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Salzburg.


Day 8, March 26, Monday: Salzburg
Celebrate Mass at Maria Plain Shrine then off on tour of Salzburg which is compact and best explored on foot. Narrow, winding lanes and secluded passageways are evidence of its medieval roots. The heritage of the Catholic Church is evident in the Archbishop's Residence and the decoration of the State Rooms, available for viewing. Visit the mighty Romanesque Cathedral, the Nonnberg Convent of Benedictine nuns, and see the Fortress Hohensalzburg. In the afternoon enjoy "The Sound of Music" tour including the visit on the Mondsee and the resort where in the movie, Maria and the Baron were married. Than drive on to St. Gilgen on Lake Wolfgang, whith one of the most beautiful landscapes in Salzkammergut. Dinner and overnight in Salzburg.


Day 9, March 27, Tuesday: Salzburg – Munich – Salzburg
Depart Salzburg for excursion to Munich. This tour is optional, if you wish you may decide to enjoy free day in Salsburg. In Munich enjoy visits to Hofbrauhaus, the Cathedral, Marienplatz and the Viktualien market with its colorful outdoor stalls. Free time for lunch and shopping. Return to Salzburg for farewell dinner and overnight in Salsburg.


Day 10, March 28, Wednesday: Salzburg - Departure
Depart from Salzburg for our return flights to the USA.



Additional Information & Travel Tips:  
  Poland   Czech Republic   Austria   Germany
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Pilgrimage Upgrades:  
Single Supplement / Private Room $387
Business Class Upgrade (one-way) $1,750
Business Class Upgrade (round trip) $3,500
First Class available upon request
Children's discounts for children under 12 upon request




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Shrine of the Divine Mercy
Lagiewniki, Poland
 
Infant of Prague
Prague, Czech Republic
     

Twilight
Prague, Czech Republic
 
Astronomic Clock
Prague, Czech Republic
     

St. Barbara Cathedral
Kutna Hora, Czech Republic
 
Mirabell Gardens
Salzburg, Austria


Salzburg Cathedral & City at night
Salzburg, Austria


Frauenkirche Cathedral
Munich, Germany
 
Cathedral
Munich, Germany


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St. Maximilian Kolbe


St. Mary's Cathedral
Krakow, Poland


Main Square
Krakow, Poland


Local Musicians
Krakow, Poland

Wieliczka Salt Mines
Wieliczka, Poland


Christ Last Supper, Wieliczka Salt Mines
Wieliczka, Poland


Our Lady of Czestochowa
Czestochowa, Poland


Statue of The Blessed Pope John Paul II
Czestochowa, Poland


St. Maximilian kolbe's Cell
Auschwitz, Poland


Interior of Mozart's Birthplace
Salzburg, Austria



 
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