8Days

St. Mark Church Pilgrimage to

Austria & Germany

Group Leader: Mary Seaman

September 23 - 30, 2019

MS092319B

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Frankfurt · Rothernburg ob der Tauber · Munich · Alotting · Salzburg · Sound of Music Tour · Melk · Vienna

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Terms & Conditions

Your trip includes

  • Round-trip airfare
  • Airport taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Centrally located first class hotels as follows: (or similar)
      ~ 1 night: September 24 - 25 | Hotel Rappen, Rothenburg ob de Tauber
      ~ 1 night: September 25 - 26 | Maritim Hotel, Munich
      ~ 2 nights: September 26 - 28, Bristol Hotel, Salzburg
      ~ 2 nights: September 28 - 30: Hotel Sacher, Vienna
  • Breakfast daily in Austria & Germany
  • Transportation by private motor coach
  • Escorted by professional local Christian guide(s)
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
  • Mass daily & Spiritual activities
  • Luggage handling (1 piece per person)
  • Flight bag & portfolio of all travel documents
Centrally located hotels or similar
hotel
Hotel Rappen
Rothenburg ob de Tauber

1 Night

hotel
Maritim Hotel
Munich

1 Night

hotel
Bristol Hotel
Salzburg

2 nights

hotel
Hotel Sacher
Vienna

2 Nights

Not included
  • Lunches and Beverages unless mentioned. Dinners in Germany & Austria. Tips to your guide & driver(7-9 per day). Items of a personal nature.
Optional
Travel Insurance

Providing you coverage for both pre-existing conditions and those that may arise during your trip, including medical and dental emergencies, loss of luggage, trip delay, and so much more.

Supplemental Cancellation Protection

A Cancellation Waiver - allowing you to cancel your trip and receive a refund anytime - up until 24 hours prior to departure. The “Waiver” expires once you are within 24 hours of departure.

Itinerary

Day1
Monday, September 23 | Depart Tampa

Depart Tampa & board a transatlantic flight to Frankfurt. Dinner will be served on board. Our spiritual director from St. Mark will be with us throughout the tour and will provide daily mass at each location.

Day2
Tuesday, September 24 | Frankfurt - Rothernburg ob der Tauber

Upon arrival in Frankfurt you will be greeted by your tour escort/ driver and will be escorted to your transportation to the nearby town of Rothenburg which means "Red Fortress above the Tauber" in the region of Bavaria Germany. This medieval walled city with cobblestone streets in the historic town centre attracts tourists from all over the word who enjoy the stores for woodcrafts, local schnapps, christmas ornaments and fine food. Overnight in Rothenburg.

Day3
Wednesday, September 25 | Rothernburg ob der Tauber - Munich

After breakfast at the hotel, there will be a guided tour through this picturesque town straight from the middle ages. Highlights include the famous St. James Cathedral. After lunch and some free time, we will depart for Munich, the capital of Bavaria. After we check into our hotel, there will be free time to explore and experience the famous Oktoberfest.

Day4
Thursday, September 26 | Munich - Alotting - Salzburg

This morning, we enjoy breakfast at the hotel. After check out, there will be a guided city tour of Munich. Sites include: Marienplatz with the world famous "Glockenspiel" and the twin-towered Frauenkirche, the most familiar landmark of old Munich. Continue to Asamkirche, dedicated to the martyr St. John Nepomuk, Town Hall and the magnificent boulevards created by infamous "Mad" King Ludwig in the middle of the 19th Century. After lunch we depart toward Austria. En route we will stop at Altotting, one of Germany's most celebrated shrines and a city whose purpose is pilgrimage. Altotting has been the spiritual center of Bavaria for more than 1250 years and for more than 500 years the most significant place of pilgrimage in Germany in veneration of the Virgin Mary. While there, you will have the opportunity to see the Basilica, St. Konrad's Monastery and more. Continue towards Mondsee and check into our 5* hotel Bristol upon arrival in Salzburg.

Day5
Friday, September 27 | Salzburg - Sound of Music Tour - Salzburg

After breakfast, we enjoy a day trip to explore Salzburg & the picturesque Salzkammergut Region for a guided tour of its narrow streets and secluded passageways. The heritage of the Catholic Church is evident in the Archbishops Residence at Domplatz. During the tour you will visit the mighty Romanesque Cathedral and Mirabell Palace with its beautiful gardens. Mirabell Palace is one of the most important shooting locations for the Hollywood musical, "The Sound of Music". Maria and the children dance around the Pegasus Fountain in front of the palace, singing the song, "Do Re Mi". Experience the unique views across Mirabell Gardens towards Hohensalzburg Castle. After lunch, we enjoy the Sound of Music Tour taking you to see the original shooting location from this beloved classic motion picture. See the Nonnberg Convent of Benedictine nuns, where young Maria was a novice and the Schloss Leopoldskron, the house where the von Trapp family lived in the film. Stop at Hellbrunn Palace to enjoy its gardens and fountains. Afterwards, leave Salzburg behind and travel through picturesque mountain ranges to the charming town of St. Gilgen at Wolfgangsee, famous for the opening scene of the movie. Finally transfer to Mondsee to see the St. Michael Basilica, which served as the set for the wedding of Maria and the captain. Back to our hotel in Mondsee.

Day6
Saturday, September 28 | Salzburg - Melk - Vienna

After breakfast, we depart through the mountains of Austria to Mariazel, the most important pilgrimage place in Austria. Visit the Mariazell Basilica also known as the Basilica Maria Geburt (Basilica of the Birth of the Virgin Mary). Mariazell Basilica is a Marian Basilica, which holds the miraculous statue, housed in the Lady Chapel or the Chapel of Miracles. After lunch we continue on to Melk best known as the site of the baroque Benedicitne monastery named Melk Abbey overlooking the Danube River. The abbey holds the tomb of St. Coloman of Stockerau and the remains of several members of the House of Babenberg, Austria's first ruling dynasty. After some free time in Melk, we continue onto Vienna and check into our 5* Hotel Sacher.

Day7
Sunday, September 29 | Vienna

After breakfast, enjoy a guided tour of Vienna, home of Strauss and Mozart. Visit the spectacular St. Stephen's Cathedral which is one of the most important Gothic structures in Austria. At St. Stephen's we will see the miraculous image of Our Lady of Mariapocs and tour the cathedral and catacombs (and somewhere along the way), we will have time to enjoy famous Vienna pastries such as Sacher cake. After lunch, we will continue with a visit of the Schronbrunn Royal Palace, where Mozart performed at the age of six before Marie Antoinette Louis. We continue our journey in Vienna and view the Belvedere Palace well known for its beautiful gardens. Back in the city center, we go to Karlsplatz with its Church of St. Charles Borromeo and Otto Wagner's Stadtbahn pavilions before returning back to our Hotel.

Day8
Monday, October 7 | Return Home

After an early breakfast and heartfelt farewells, we leave by motor coach for Vienna for return flights home.

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2019 Dates & Prices

Dates

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Sep 23
Monday
Sep 30, 2019
Monday
Sep 24
Tuesday
Sep 30, 2019
Monday
Options & Upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Single Supplement / Private Room Upon Request

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (One-Way) $1,750.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (Round-Trip) $3,500.00 (USD)

Would like to stop over in Europe?

Let us know at time of registration, we will reschedule your airline reservations pending availability at no additional fee (these options will be available to you when you register online). Let us know if you need assistance with pre or post stay at hotel. Simply Contact 206 Tours:  800-206-TOUR (8687)  or  sales@206tours.com

Options and upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Single Supplement / Private Room Upon Request

Business Class Trans-Atlantic Upgrade (One-Way) $1,750.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic Upgrade (Round-Trip) $3,500.00 (USD)

Would you like to arrive
earlier or stay later?

Let us know at the time of registration if you would like to arrive earlier, or stay later, than the scheduled tour dates, and pending availability, we will book your airline reservations accordingly, at no additional cost. Pre- and/or post-stays at the hotel will cost an additional fee. These options should be available to you when registering online, or simply contact us at: 800-206-TOUR (8687) or sales@206tours.com

About your trip

  • Frankfurt
  • Rothernburg ob der Tauber
  • Munich
  • Alotting
  • Salzburg
  • Sound of Music Tour
  • Melk
  • Vienna
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