Join Fr. Timothy Joyce on a Pilgrimage to..
Eastern Europe

Organized by: Seven Seas Voyages

MAY 13 - 26, 2012
$4,504 per person from Boston
(Land Only Option (no airfare): $2,879)
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*price includes a $100 contribution to the Glastonbury Abbey Development Foundation!

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Your Trip Includes:
crossbullet Airfare from Boston in economy class
crossbullet Donation to Glastonbury Abbey ($100)
crossbullet 12 nights at centrally located 4 & 5-star hotels as follows: (or similar)
         ~ 3 nights: Hotel Park Inn, Krakow ****
         ~ 2 nights: Hotel Novotel Centrum, Budapest ****
         ~ 3 nights: Hotel Strudlhof, Vienna ****
         ~ 2 nights: Hotel Europa, Salzburg ****
         ~ 2 nights: Hotel Diplomat, Prague ****
crossbullet Transfers as per itinerary
crossbullet Breakfast and Dinner daily
crossbullet Mineral Water, Coffee, Tea and Wine with dinners
crossbullet Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
crossbullet Assistance of a professional local Catholic guide(s)
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 document

Fr. Timothy Joyce

Not Included:
Travel insurance (as per, Cancel for Any Reason Protection @ $199 (, Tips to guides & drivers, Items of a personal nature, Add-on airfares are from your hometown. Land Only option does not include airport transfers upon arrival and departure unless the flights coordinate with the group.


Sample Day-by-Day Itinerary:

Day 1, May 13, 2012: Depart Boston
Board a transatlantic flight bound for Poland. Dinner served on board.

Day 2, May 14, 2012: Tyniec - Krakow
Upon arrival at Krakow Airport you will be greeted by your tour director. We board our deluxe motorcoach and depart for Tyniec where we will enjoy a guided tour of the Benedictine monastery located on a picturesque rock by the Vistula River.". The first Benedictines arrived here around the mid-11th century making the Benedictine Abbey in Tyniec the oldest existing monastery in Poland. We celebrate Mass at the Abbey followed by free time for lunch. We continue on to our hotel where we will enjoy time to refresh. This evening enjoy welcome dinner and a show at a local restaurant.

Day 3, May 15, 2012: Czestochow & Krakow
After breakfast, we travel to Czestochowa, where we will celebrate Mass and visit Jasna Gora Monastery with the Black Madonna picture. One of the most important places of religious worship in the Christian world, with tradition of pilgrimages that goes back to the 14th century. Our Holy Father has frequently visited Jasna Gorna Monastery, known as the Shrine of the Black Madonna. We celebrate Mass at the Pauline Monastery and venerate the priceless treasures contained within, including the Miraculous Icon. We return to Krakow to explore the Wawel Cathedral, Coronation Chapel and the Royal Chambers where a superb collection of Arras tapestries is on view. We continue on to Market Square with St. Mary's Church where 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 with the famous wooden altar, the Town Hall Tower, the Cloth Hall and the. burgher’s houses. Dinner and overnight in Krakow.

Day 4, May 16, 2012: Auschwitz
After breakfast we depart for our visit 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. After free time for lunch we return to Krakow to enjoy a free afternoon to explore Krakow before dinner and overnight.

Day 5, May 17, 2012: Krakow – Zakopane – Budapest
After breakfast we depart for Zakopane, a resort village nestled in the splendor of the Tatras region. This afternoon we take a cable car ride to the nearby mountaintop for extraordinary views. We invite you to follow a short distance on one of John Paul II's walking trails of the Zakopane region, a beautifully situated place within Tatras Mountains in the valley between Gubalowka and Giewont. Zakopane and its vicinity is something of a mountain folklore reserve, with many pearls of typical wooden architecture. We arrive in Budapest in time for dinner and overnight.

Day 6, May 18, 2012: Budapest
After breakfast we will tour the older section of the city. After celebrating Mass at the 13th-century Cathedral of St. Matthew, we will see the Citadel on Mount Gellert, the Royal Castle, Fisherman's Bastion, the Parliament, Heroes' Square, and the Church of St. Stephen. Dinner and overnight.

Day 7, May 19, 2012: Budapest – Vienna
After breakfast we depart for Vienna, where we will enjoy a Guided Tour and Mass at Saint Martin's Archabbey, Pannolhalma Hungary. After lunch we motor through the lush Austrian countryside to Vienna, Austria's capital. We'll have time for Viennese pastry and coffee before seeing Dinner and overnight.

Day 8, May 20, 2012: Vienna
After breakfast we will celebrate Mass at St. Stephen's Cathedral, an imposing structure dating to the 13th century. Following Mass we will visit Prince Eugene's Belvedere Palace and the seemingly endlessHofburg Palace. Drive around the Ring, one of the most magnificent boulevards in the world, passing the Vienna Opera, Museums, House of Parliament, City Hall, and the Burg theater. Dinner and overnight in Vienna.

Day 9, May 21, 2012: Excursion to Mariazell
After breakfast we visit Schonbrunn Palace. This sprawling, royal 'summer house' has 1,441 rooms including a Hall of Mirrors where Mozart performed at the age of six before a young Marie Antoinette. Next we motor west through Austria to Mariazell. We will visit the basilica and shrine which are located at the center of town. Inside, the miraculous statue is housed in the Lady Chapel or Chapel of Miracles, which stands directly over the place where Magnus established his monastic cell in 1157. We return to Vienna for dinner and overnight.

Day 10, May 22, 2012: Vienna – Melk - Salzburg
After breakfast we motor west through Austria to Melk. We will visit the Austrian Benedictine Abbey, and one of the world's most famous monastic sites. We arrive in Salzburg in time for dinner and overnight.

Day 11, May 23, 2012: Salzburg
After breakfast, our full day tour begins with Mass at St. Peter's Churchyard. Salzburg 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 the Fortress Hohensalzburg. We stop at Hellbrunn Palace to enjoy its gardens and hidden trick fountains. Dinner and overnight.

Day 12, May 24, 2012: Salzburg - Nurnberg – Prague
After breakfast we depart for Nurnberg, where we will visit the Old town, the former Nazi Party Rally Grounds and The Nuremberg War Crime Trials Courthouse. After lunch we continue our scenic motorcoach ride to the enchanting city of Prague, a city of domed rooftops, soaring steeples, and countless spires. Dinner and overnight.

Day 13, May 25, 2012: Prague
After breakfast, we begin our tour of beautiful Prague. We will celebrate Mass at the Church of Our Lady Victorious and see there the renowned statue of the Infant Jesus of Prague. We visit Old Town by way of Golden Lane and then go to the Lesser Town to see the medieval Charles Bridge that is adorned with many baroque statues. We will also see St. Nicholas Church, the Astronomic Clock, and the Prague Castle district where we tour St. Vitus Cathedral, St. George Basilica, Loreto Church, Strahov Monastery, and Wenceslas Square. Dinner and overnight.

Day 14, May 26, 2012: Prague - USA
We depart from Prague Airport for our return flights to the USA.

More Information & Travel Tips: 
  Poland  Hungary  Austria  Germany  Czech Republic
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Pilgrimage Upgrades:  
Single Supplement / Private Room $789
Business Class Trans-Atlantic Upgrade (one-way) $1,650
Business Class Trans-Atlantic Upgrade (round trip) $3,300
First Class available upon request
Children's discounts for children under 12 upon request

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Ceiling Painting, Marble Hall
Melk Abbey, Austria
Mirabell Gardens
Salzburg, Austria

City View
Nurnberg, Germany
Old Town
Nurnberg, Germany

Infant Jesus of Prague
Church of Our Lady Victorious
Prague, Czech Republic
Prague, Czech Republic

Chain Bridge
Budapest Hungary

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Main Square
Krakow, Poland

St. Marys Cathedral
Krakow, Poland

Our Lady of Czestochowa
Czestochowa, Poland

St. Maximilian Kolbe Cell
Auschwitz, Poland

Tatra Mountains
Zakopane, Poland

Church of St. Stephen
Budapest, Hungary

Royal Castle
Budapest, Hungary

Schonbrunn Palace
Vienna, Austria

State Opera House
Vienna, Austria