1006LH4 - Pilgrimage to Central Europe 10 days from Boston

Airline Name Baggage Information
Lufthansa http://bit.ly/yUhPx7
Swiss http://bit.ly/12VpehU

Special Package with this Trip :
International departure taxes of $165 plus current fuel surcharges of $407 are included (subject to change).

Tour Code Departure Date Cost per person
LH1006GS 10/06/2024 $5299.00
Trip Details

Today, we depart Boston’s Logan Airport to connect with our transatlantic overnight flight to Vienna aboard a wide-bodied jet. We enjoy in-flight movies, dinner, and breakfast aloft.
Upon arrival in Vienna, we are greeted by our Tour Manager and transfer to our coach bus for a brief tour of Vienna before we reach our hotel. If time permits, we enjoy our first pilgrims Mass at a church near our hotel. We enjoy our “welcome” dinner and overnight at our hotel.
This morning, we drive to the Hofburg, where we celebrate Mass at a nearby local church and visit the Gothic St. Stephen's Cathedral, and the 17th century Capuchin Church containing the Imperial Vaults. We also see City Hall, the Burg Theater, Houses of Parliament, two State Museums, the Opera, and the Schonbrunn Castle with its vast French Park. This afternoon, following a break for lunch on our own, we enjoy an excursion to the historic Vienna Woods, driving past Liechtenstein Castle to the ancient Heiligenkreuz Cistercian Abbey and on to Mayerling, the former Imperial Hunting Lodge. Dinner and overnight at our hotel.
Today, we travel to Salzburg, ancient seat of the Archbishop and the location for the movie, “the Sound of Music." We arrive in time for city sightseeing, the Castle of Hellbrunn, Residenz Fountain and Tower, and enjoy the unusual architecture, which lends much to the character and charm of the city. We stop for lunch on our own before continuing our visit, with the colorful old section with narrow streets, the Cathedral and Mozart's birthplace. We celebrate Mass before returning to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
This morning, we travel through the Tyrol to arrive in Innsbruck, Tyrol's Olympic City. We enjoy a city tour including the "Golden Roof" and the Hofburg Palace. We break for lunch on our own before we visit the famous Olympic village and enjoy the beauty of this lovely city tucked deep within the Alps. If time permits, we celebrate Mass before concluding our visit and return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
Today, we enjoy a scenic drive to Munich. We visit the famous Neuschwanstein Castle built by Mad King Ludwig. Once we reach Munich, we meet our local guide who guides us through the exciting Bavarian capital. We pass the Olympic village and stadium, along the Leopoldstrasse, with the Triumphal Arch and Hall of Generals, the Theatiner Church, and Residence Palace. We stop for lunch on our own, before we visit Nymphenburg Palace, including a stop to see the famous Glockenspiel and finally the new Gothic City Hall. We celebrate Mass at a local church. This evening, after checking into our hotel, we enjoy the opportunity to explore the culinary delights of Munich, as dinner is on our own. Overnight at the hotel.
This morning we celebrate Mass at the ‘Frauenkirche’, the cathedral of Munich, and enjoy another morning sightseeing city tour to St. Paul's Church, Buergerbrau Keller, German Museum' the Obelisk, Feldherrnhalle, Schwabing Artists’ Colony, the University, and the English Garden. Following a break for lunch on our own, we continue to Mondsee, where the Von Trapp's wedding was filmed in “The Sound of Music”, and then Altötting, where we celebrate Mass at the small Shrine of Our Lady of Altötting, a shrine venerated for over five hundred years! We return to Munich for dinner and overnight.
Today, we celebrate Mass at a local church before traveling to Switzerland, admiring the picture book Swiss Alpine setting, before arriving at the lovely lakeside town of Lucerne. We stop along our route for lunch on our own. Once in Lucerne, we view the Chapel Bridge, the Lion Monument, Hofkirche, the Musegg Towers and Wein market Fountain before concluding our day with dinner and overnight at our hotel.
This morning, we drive to nearby Engelberg Abbey, a delightful Benedictine Abbey founded in 1120AD, where we celebrate Mass before traveling to Einsiedeln, home of the Benedictine Abbey associated with St. Meinrad, who was martyred nearby. It has been a major pilgrimage site since the nineth century and a popular stopping point for northern European pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostella in Spain. Our Lady of the Hermits, in honor of the hermitage founded by St. Meinrad in 829AD, is also honored here in the image of the “Black Madona”. Following our visit, we return to the hotel for “farewell” dinner and overnight.
We continue our journey home to the States today remembering the good times we had and happy for the new friends we made.