11Days

Germany, Austria, Switzerland & Northern Italy Pilgrimage

Spiritual Director: Fr. Carlos Rodrigues

April 26 - May 6, 2021

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Munich · Altotting · Salzburg · Dachau · Neuschwantstein · Seefield · Liechtenstein · Einsiedeln · Lucerne · Orselina (Santuario de la Madonna del Sasso) · Lake Como · Milan · Certosa · Pavia · Mesero · Castelnuovo Don Bosco · Turin · Oropa · Biella · Turin

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Fr. Carlos Rodrigues

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Your trip includes

Centrally located hotels or similar
hotel
Eurostar Grand Hotel
Munich

3 Nights

hotel
Hotel Monopol
Lucerne

1 Night

hotel
Hotel Genova
Turin

3 Nights

Not included
  • Lunches, Tips to your guide & driver.
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.

Cancel for Any Reason
- Get 100% of Your Trip Cost Back

What is the Cost of “Cancel for Any Reason” Coverage: $299

- The ability to cancel your trip for any reason and to get your trip cost refunded.

- How much refund will I get - 100% of your trip cost (others are giving only 50 - 75%)

- Can I cancel my trip any time? – You can cancel up until 48 hours prior to your departure.

- Can I buy it at any time? - You can buy it within 2 weeks of your confirmed reservation, if booking is made up until 60 days prior.

- Will “Cancel for Any Reason” coverage work if I cancel due to Coronavirus, Act of God – Yes.

How Does “Cancel for Any Reason” Coverage Work? - To get “Cancel for Any Reason” coverage you’ll have to purchase a base travel insurance plan www.206tours.com/insurance/insurance and add “cancel for any reason” (CFAR) coverage within 14 days (2 weeks) of your first tour confirmation otherwise premium maybe higher or you will not be able to purchase it. Excluded are these 3 states -New York, Missouri and Minnesota -you do not have to purchase basic/ regular travel insurance (which we highly recommend).

You will be able to get all your money back, if you cancel your trip for any reason that’s not already (a reason) covered by your policy, example if you are sick, or a member of your family is sick, you will make a claim through the regular travel insurance, who will refund you.

Itinerary

Day 1, Monday, April 26: Depart USA

Make your way to your local airport where you will board your overnight flight(s). Your meals will be served on board.

Day 2, Tuesday, April 27: Munich Airport - Munich

Upon arrival at Munich Airport, make your way to the baggage claim area and collect your luggage. Proceed to the arrival's hall, where you will be greeted by your tour guide and/or driver and transfer to Munich, the capital of Bavaria. Upon arrival enjoy visiting many of Munich's top sites; Marienplatz with its world famous "Glockenspiel' ; the twin towered Frauenkirche (the Church of Our Lady), which serves as the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Munich . The Cathedral is widely considered a symbol of Munich. Celebrate Mass followed by free time for lunch and/or shopping. Dinner and overnight.

Day 3, Wednesday, April 28: Munich - Altotting - Salzburg - Munich

Following breakfast we will depart Munich for Altotting, one of Germany's most celebrated shrines and a city whose purpose is pilgrimage; nicknamed "Lourdes of Germany". Upon arrival we'll celebrate Mass at the center of the pilgrimage complex, the Chapel of Mercy. The chapel houses a 13th century statue of the Blessed Virgin to which numerous miraculous cures are credited. While there, we have the opportunity to visit the Basilica, the Panorama of the Crucifixion and St. Konrad's Monastery. In the afternoon, we will enter Austria to visit the Silent Night Chapel, commemorating brief Christmas peace during World War I. Nearby we will enjoy a short visit to the beautiful city of Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart; with a visit to Nonnberg Abbey; convent of Maria Von Trapp and the pilgrimage Basilica, Maria Plain. Return to Munich for dinner & overnight.

Day 4, Thursday, April 29: Munich - Dachau - Neuschwantstein - Seefield - Munich

Depart Munich early this morning for a visit to Dachau, notoriously known as a Nazi concentration camp during the Second World War. Upon arriving at the former camp just outside of Munich, you can feel the darkness and sorrow that overtakes the atmosphere as there were numerous unspeakable atrocities that occurred at this site; and be reminded of the value of Life and importance empathy for the sufferings of others. With heavy hearts we will continue through the Bavarian countryside. We will arrive at King Ludwig's fairytale castle perched in the foothills of the Alps: Neuschwantstein. We will continue and cross the Austrian border to visit Seefield, where an astonishing eucharistic miracle reportedly brought an arrogant knight to humility. Inside the church, pilgrims and visitors can see the hole in the ground where the knight sank up to his knees. We conclude our day with a drive back to Munich for dinner and overnight.

Day 5, Friday, April 30: Munich - Liechtenstein - Einsiedeln - Lucerne

Following breakfast, we will depart for Switzerland. We will visit the tiny country of Liechtenstein, and then continue to Einsiedeln, Switzerland's famous Marian Shrine. With its majestic baroque edifice, with elaborately decorated pastel ceilings, marble side altars, and a large high altar in the east end. The interior is typically baroque fest for the eyes, gleaming white with elaborate gold and pastel decorations. The most important part of the Basilica is the Lady Chapel, located near the entrance. The Lady Chapel is a free standing, square marble edifice that recalls the shelter over Christ's tomb in Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre. It was destroyed in 1798 by invaders, and rebuilt in 1817. Above the chapel's altar is the Black Madonna, resplendent in rich robes and surrounded by gold clouds. A short walk from the Abbey is the world's largest nativity scene, the Diorama Bethlehem, with more than 500 carved wooden figures. The justifiably famous Panorama, a circular painting more than 300 feet long, and 30 feet high, depicting Jerusalem and the Crucifixion. It is open from Easter, until the end of October. We will celebrate Mass at the Shrine, and then continue to our hotel where we will check-in, have dinner, and then overnight.

Day 6, Saturday, May 1: Lucerne - Orselina (Santuario de la Madonna del Sasso) - Lake Como - Milan

After breakfast, depart through the Swiss countryside on your way through the Alps. Along the way, we will celebrate Mass at Pilatus Mountain. After Mass, we continue to the picturesque Shrine of Our Lady of the Rock at Orselina. It is said that the Virgin appeared here in the 15th century on the Feast of the Assumption to a hermetic monk living in a nearby cave. Years later he built a hermitage and at the foot of the mountain he built the Church of Our Lady of the Annunciation. In the 17th century chapels connecting the mountaintop with the valley below were completed; each chapel depicted an event in the life of Christ and Mary. Continue South with a stop at Lake Como before we continue onto the city of Milan for dinner and a restful overnight.

Day 7, Sunday, May 2: Milan - Certosa - Pavia - Milan

Following breakfast, enjoy sightseeing with a local guide in Milan and visit the famous "Last Supper", see the Basilica of St. Ambrogio (tomb of St. Ambrose) and the Duomo (location of the tomb of St Charles Borromeo) including a visitation to the Baptismal Font. After free time for lunch, we will continue to the Carthusian Certosa di Pavia, north of the town of Pavia, to admire its church and the monastery; one of the largest monasteries in Italy. Afterwards, the city of Pavia awaits you; with its famous covered bridge over Ticino river and the middle age historical center. One of the most famous churches built by a Lombard king in Pavia is the church San Pietro in Ciel d'Oro. The largest tomb of the three located in San Pietro in Ciel d'Oro contains the remains of St. Augustine of Hippo. We'll return to our hotel in Milan for dinner and overnight. .

Day 8, Monday, May 3: Milan - Mesero - Castelnuovo Don Bosco - Turin

This morning we depart to the countryside around Milan. We will visit the Shrine and tomb of St Gianna Berreto at Mesero. The group will visit Magenta and Pontenuovo to see the house where she was born, the Basilica di San Martino where she was baptized and the chapel of Madonna del Buon Consiglio where she used to pray and where her children has been baptized. After the visit, free time for lunch on pilgrims' own. From here, we continue to Castelnuovo Don Bosco, the birthplace of St. John Bosco in the province of Asti. After our visit, we will depart this evening to the beautiful city of Turin.

Day 9, Tuesday, May 4: Turin - Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Sanctuary of Maria Ausiliatrice, Corpus Domini

This morning, we wake up in the city of Turin, capital of the Piedmont region and home of the famous Shroud of Turin. Although the shroud is not being shown, we will visit it's home - the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist where Blessed Giorgio Frassati in buried. Continue for a visit the Sanctuary of Maria Ausiliatrice, The Basilica of Our Lady Help of Christians, completed in 1868. This church in Turin was originally part of a home for poor boys founded by Saint John Bosco, which now contains his Tomb with the relics of St Dominic Savio and other saints. Visit Corpus Domini - site of the Eucharistic Miracle before enjoying some free time for shopping this afternoon. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 10, Wednesday, May 5: Turin - Oropa - Biella - Turin

After breakfast, we will depart for the town of Biella, the home of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati. We continue to Oropa, one of the oldest Marian shrines in the world begun by St Eusebius of Vercilli in the 4th c. According to local legend, during the 17th century, the town was spared from the plague because of the Shrine. Every year the residents make a pilgrimage in thanks to the Blessed Mother. We will see the Brown Madonna, and the Church where Frassati prayed. See the mountain he climbed, and have take a cable car (Optional activity - seasonal availability/time schedule permitting) that goes half way up the mountain to the lake. We return to Turin for dinner and overnight.

Day 11, Thursday, May 6: Return Home

After an early breakfast, your group will leave by motor coach and transfer to the Turin airport for return flights home.

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  • In the very rare event that a tour is cancelled, you would get all your money back, which would most likely not be the case if you purchased it directly from the airline.
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2021 Dates & Prices

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Apr 26
Monday
May 6, 2021
Thursday
Apr 27
Tuesday
May 6, 2021
Thursday
Options & Upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Single Supplement / Private Room $979.00 (USD)

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 $979.00 (USD)

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

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

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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

  • Munich
  • Altotting
  • Salzburg
  • Dachau
  • Neuschwantstein
  • Seefield
  • Liechtenstein
  • Einsiedeln
  • Lucerne
  • Orselina (Santuario de la Madonna del Sasso)
  • Lake Como
  • Milan
  • Certosa
  • Pavia
  • Mesero
  • Castelnuovo Don Bosco
  • Turin
  • Oropa
  • Biella
  • Turin
About your trip:

On this twelve-day tour through Europe you will see sacred sites, exquisite art and architecture, breathtaking landscapes, and historical cities. Take a walking tour of Amsterdam's seventeenth century historical and picturesque atmosphere amongst canals and see the Royal Place, the Flower Market and the site of the Virgin Mary's apparitions at the Chapel of Our Lady of All Nations. In Ghent, Belgium you will view the famous painting, "Adoration of the Mystic Lamb", and in Bruges you will see "Madonna and her Child" sculpted by Michaelangelo. You will visit Holy places like, the Shrine of Our Lady of Beauraing, the Shrine of our Lady of Banneux, the Shrine of Kevelaer, and Aachen Cathedral. You will also visit Trier, the oldest city in Germany, the Starbourg Catedral de Notre Dame, Lake Lucerne and Lake Zug, Chapel Bridge, and the cities of Berne and Geneva regarded for their quality of life and financial wellnesss.

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We promise to do all within our power to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have. Please feel free to contact us, please note should any problems arise during your trip you should first contact your local emergency contact in your destination country or the 206 Tours.

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