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12 Days 11 Nights The Passion Play & The Footsteps of Pope John Paul II Tour

Join us on a pilgrimage to Poland, Hungary and Austria in The Footsteps of Pope John Paul II and the acclaimed Passion Play in Oberammergau.

Day 1

Warsaw

Upon arrival our escort will meet us at the airport and bring us to our hotel. Mass may be held at St. James Church, the church that St. Faustina attended when she arrived in Warsaw. The rest of the day is at leisure to relax. Dinner and overnight at our hotel.

Day 4

Krakow

After breakfast we will have a city tour focusing on the life of John Paul who spent many years in Krakow. Visit St. Mary’s Church and listen to the silver trumpet of the bugler from its tower. Inside the Cathedral we will have a chance to pray before the extraordinary Wit Stwosz altar. Later take in the surrounding square much of which has remained unchanged for almost 700 years. We will see buildings of historic value such as the Town Hall Tower, the Cloth Hall and the burgher’s houses. Tour the Cathedral, Coronation Chapel and the Royal Chambers, where a superb collection of Arras tapestries is on view. Then visit St. Florian’s Church, where John Paul served after his ordination. We will also visit Jagiellonian University where John Paul studied. Time this afternoon to explore Market Square on our own. Dinner and overnight at our hotel.

Day 5

Krakow / Wadowice / Budapest

After breakfast, we will travel to Wadowice, the birthplace of Karol Wojtyla (John Paul). Visit the house where he was born, now a museum. We will also visit the church he attended and where he was baptized as a child. Next we will continue on to Budapest. Often compared with Paris, this glamorous city has something to offer every visitor. Dinner and overnight at our hotel.

Day 8

Vienna

This morning we will celebrate Mass at St Stephens Cathedral, an imposing structure dating to the 13th century. Then take in important buildings along the city’s famed Ringstrasse including the State Opera House en route to the Habsburg’s Schonbrunn Palace. We will explore this sprawling, royal summer house with 1,441 rooms, including a Hall of Mirrors where Mozart performed at the age of six before a young Marie Antoinette. This afternoon visit Melk Abbey and take a scenic Danube cruise. Return to Vienna for dinner and overnight at our hotel.

Day 9

Vienna / Salzburg / Oberammergau

Our morning drive will take us to Salzburg where Mozart was born. Experience this lovely city full of Baroque churches. Continue to Oberammergau for dinner and overnight.

Day 12

Departure

Transfer to the airport for departure flight.

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