0419AA3 - Alpine & Central Europe Pilgrimage 11 days from El Paso

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American Airlines http://bit.ly/zRWIZO

Special Package with this Trip :
International departure taxes of $162 plus current fuel surcharges of $400 are included (subject to change).

Tour Code Departure Date Cost per person
AA01419KM 04/19/2023 $4999.00
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Trip Details

We depart El Paso to connect with our transatlantic flight aboard a wide-bodied jet. We enjoy in-flight movies, dinner, and breakfast aloft.
This morning we arrive in Zurich where we are met by our local guide and driver who will take us up to the lovely lake-side town of Lucerne. Arriving early, we explore the major sites of Lucerne. We visit the Chapel Bridge, the Lion Monument, Hofkirche, where we celebrate Mass, the Musegg Towers and Weinmarkt Fountain before arriving at our hotel for dinner and overnight at our hotel.
Following breakfast we travel through the Tyrol to Innsbruck. We begin our city tour in Tyrol’s Olympic City, where we view “Golden Roof” and Hofburg Palace. We visit the famous Olympic village and enjoy the beauty of this lovely city tucked deep within the Alps. We celebrate Mass at a local parish church before checking in to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
Departing Innsbruck we travel to Munich where we see the Glockenspiel at Marienplatz, the Michaelshirche, and see the Residence Palace. We celebrate Mass at a local parish. Dinner and overnight at our hotel
This morning our tour takes us to the University, St. Paul’s Church, where we celebrate Mass. From here we make our way to Nymphenburg Palace, the summer home of the Bavarian monarchs, complete with its magnificent gardens. This afternoon, for those who wish, we will take a tour of the somber Dachau, the infamous concentration camps of World War II. Others may remain in Munich for personal adventure, to shop or just relax. Tonight, get ready for a special festive dinner at the famous Hofbrauhaus. Overnight at our hotel.
Following breakfast, we depart Munich and drive to Neuschwanstein, a fairytale castle built by Mad King Ludwig II and was the inspiration for Walk Disney’s Cinderella Castle. From here take a short drive to the beautiful Bavarian village of Oberammergau. Known worldwide for its wood carvings, its painted buildings, and the famous Passion Play held every 10 years. Next performance is in 2030. Departing Oberammergau, we travel back to Munich for dinner and overnight.
We travel today to the delightful little village of Altotting, once the favorite of dukes and princes, nestled in the spectacular Bavarian countryside. We visit the Bavarian Pilgrimage Center, home of Our Lady of Altotting, the national shrine of Bavaria. It stands with Lourdes, Fatima and Einsiendeln as one of the famous Marian Shrines. We celebrate Mass here before continuing to our hotel in Salzburg for dinner and overnight.
Salzburg is said to be the geographical center of Europe. The town, laying on both sides of the Salzach River and encircled by the awesome Alps, is a delight to its visitors. Following Mass in the Don (cathedral) our sightseeing includes a visit to Hohensalzburg Fortress Castle. We see old town with its ancient, gingerbread ornamented houses, “the narrow street,” the Residenz, whose melodic glockenspiel carillon chime three times daily as in the days of the prince-archbishop. We see the Festival Hall and charming St. Peter’s courtyard. In the “City of Mozart,” we also visit the birthplace of the great composer. This afternoon, heavenly sights enthrall us again as we motor through one of Europe’s most eye-appealing areas, the Salzkammergut, photogenic backdrop for the film “Sound of Music.” We see storybook, old-world villages, mountains rising from crystal clear lakes, fire forests merging with green slopes and meadows dotted with wildflowers. We enjoy dinner and overnight at our hotel.
We say goodbye to Salzburg as we journey to one of the finest attractions in all of Austria, Melk Abbey, located on the banks of the Danube River. Recognized as one of the finest Baroque buildings in the world, the monastery has long served as an important spiritual and cultural center of Austria. We celebrate Mass here. The Benedictine monks of Melk continue to live and work in the abbey as they have for more than nine hundred years. Upon a visit to the monastery, pilgrims and tourists may still see the black-robed monks walking about doing their business. Leaving the abbey, we drive to Prague for dinner and overnight at our hotel.
Today we begin our tour of Prague at Castle Hill and visit St. Vitus Cathedral, Wladislaw Hall and Golden Lane. We celebrate Mass at the Church of Our Lady of Victory, the Shrine of Infant Jesus of Prague. We tour the city of Prague, Including the Old Town with Astronomical clock, Jewish Quarter and Charles Bridge. We also visit the Church of Our Lady. From here we travel to Kutna Hora Ossuary, one of the world’s famous “bone Churches” and St. Barbara’s Cathedral. Walk through the structure made of over 40,000 human bones, fashioned into a chandelier, a coat of arms and other novelties. We then return to Prague where we celebrate with our farewell dinner, a Medieval dining experience featuring food, drinks and a host of dancers, swordsmen, music, and fun. We return to our hotel for overnight.
This morning we transfer to the airport for our flight back to the USA, loaded with lifetime experiences and wonderful memories.