SEPT 08 Check-in at NAIA Terminal 1 /
DEPARTURE FROM MANILA TO WARSAW
SEPT 09 WARSAW
Upon arrival in Warsaw, have a half-day city sightseeing tour to get acquainted with the history of Poland’s Capital. See the historical sights of Warsaw – the Ghetto memorial, the Monuments of Warsaw uprising, the Tomb of unknown Soldier, Chopin’s Monument and the Belvedere Palace. Visit St. John’s Cathedral (UNESCO listed) and the Lazeinki Royal Palace and Park. Then transfer to hotel for check in, dinner and overnight.
SEPT 10 WARSAW / ZELAZOWA WOLA / PLOCK / WARSAW
After breakfast, have a full-day guided tour of Zelazowa Wola, Plock and Niepokalanow. Drive first to Zelazowa Wola, a village on the Ultrata River, about 50 km from Warsaw. Visit the Chopin family’s former manor-house which is now a museum with interiors in the style of the times. Then move on to Plock to visit the Divine Mercy Sanctuary with the painting “Jesus I Trust In You”. Then back to Warsaw for your last stop to visit St. Max Maria Raymond Kolbe in the Franciscan Monastery at Niepokalanow. Visit also the Basilica of the Virgin Mary. Have a dinner at an international restaurant. Then transfer back to hotel for overnight.
SEPT 11 WARSAW / CZESTOCHOWA / AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU / CRACOW
After breakfast and check-out at the hotel, have the captivating scenery unfolds before you on your long distance drive to Czestochowa. Visit Black Madonna (Jasna Gora) Monastery which stood the onslaught of the Swedish forces during the religious wars of the 17th century. Today, it has become a pilgrimage site for devotees all over the world, who venerate the icon of the Black Madonna, believed to have been painted by St. Luke. Drive to Auschwitz and have a half-day guided tour to visit the Auschwitz & Birkenau concentration camps (please do not bring bags inside the camps). Then have a long distance transfer to Cracow, one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Central Europe. Transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight.
SEPT 12 CRACOW / WADOWICE / CRACOW
After breakfast, transfer to Wadowice to visit Pope John Paul’s birthplace. Then have a guided city sightseeing tour of Cracow which includes the Warwick Hill, the Wawel Castle state rooms, the former residence of Polish Kings and the Wawel Cathedral (UNESCO listed). See the Gothic of St. Mary’s Church built in the 14th century. Visit also the Sanctuary of
Divine Mercy, where Sister Faustina, the originator of the 3 O’clock Habit, died while serving as a nun. This is also known as the Sister Faustina Convent. Dinner at an international restaurant then back to hotel for overnight.
SEPT 13 CRAKOW / OLOMOUC / BUDAPEST
After breakfast and check-out at the hotel, have a long distance drive to Budapest via Olomouc. Proceed to the hotel for checkin, dinner and overnight.
SEPT 14 BUDAPEST
After breakfast, have a half-day guided tour at the Budapest to see Fishermen’s Bastion (Upper floor) and the Mathias Church (Matyas Templom). Afternoon is free at leisure. Dinner at an international restaurant. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
SEPT 15 BUDAPEST / PARNDORF / VIENNAVOSENDORF
After breakfast and check-out, have a long distance transfer to Parndorf in Austria. Have some free time at leisure and shopping at McArthur Glen Outlet. Drive to Vienna-Vosendorf. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.
SEPT 16 VIENNA
Breakfast at the hotel. Have a half-day guided tour of Vienna to visit St. Stephan’s Cathedral. Have a Grand Tour at Schoenbrunn Palace. Rest of the time is free at leisure before going back to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
SEPT 17 VIENNA / CZECH REPUBLIC /PRAGUE
After breakfast and check-out, we will have a long distance transfer to Prague passing Czech Republic road. Upon arrival in Prague, have some free time after transfer to hotel for check-in. Have dinner and overnight at the hotel.
SEPT 18 PRAGUE / PRIBRAM / PRAGUE
After breakfast, transfer to Pribram to have a guided tour to visit Svata Hora (Holy Mountain), a mining silver town where the Marian Pilgrimage sight of the Madonna and Child has continuously attracted thousands of pilgrims yearly. Then return to Prague and have a half-day guided tour which includes: Prague Castle (UNESCO listed), the enormous St. Vitus Cathedral with its glided grand chapels studded with semiprecious stones; the Old Royal Palace, the Prague Castle, the Basilica of St. George; the Daliborka Tower and the Golden Lane. Visit also the Church of Our Lady of the Victory, which houses the image of Sto. Nino Del Praga. See also the Old Town and Astronomical clock. Have dinner at a Chinese restaurant before transfer to hotel for overnight.
SEPT 19 PRAGUE / SCHWANDORF / FRANKFURT
After breakfast and check-out, have a long distance drive to Frankfurt via Schwandorf. Check in at the hotel for dinner and overnight.
SEPT 20 FRANKFURT / MAASTRICHT / ENGHIEN / BRUSSELS
After breakfast and check-out at the hotel have a long distance transfer to Enghien via Maastricht. Upon arrival in Enghien, we will visit the Eglise St. Nicholas. Transfer to Brussels and have dinner at an international restaurant then check-in at the hotel for overnight.
SEPT 21 BRUSSELS / BANNEUX / BEAURAING / PARIS
After breakfast and check-out, have a city orientation drive to Banneux. Visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Banneux, this is where Virgin Mary appeared to an adolescent girl named Mariette Beco. The Lady in white reportedly declared herself to be the
Virgin of the Poor, saying “I come to relieve suffering “and “Believe in me and I will believe in you”. Continue on to Beauraing to visit Notre Dame De Beauraing (Virgin of the Golden Heart). Then continue driving to Paris. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.
SEPT 22 PARIS / LISIEUX / PARIS
Have breakfast at the hotel. Then drive to Lisieux and have a halfday guided tour to visit the Holy sites of St. Therese of the Child Jesus, which includes St. Therese House (the Maison Buissonet) and the Chapelle de Sainte Therese in Lisieux. Drive back to Paris. Transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight.
SEPT 23 PARIS / MANILA
After breakfast and check-out, have a full-day guided tour of Paris that includes view of Place De Concorde, Arc De Triomphe, Les Invalides, Louvre Museum and Champs Elysees. Visit to the Chapelle De La Medaille Miraculeuse (St. Catherine) and St. Vincent De Paul Church to see the incorruptible body of St. Catherine Laboure and the heart of St. Vincent de Paul. Continue by visiting the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Sacre Coeur. Experience a one way ride on the Montmartre funicular. Then marvel at the beauty of Paris atop the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower. Transfer to Paris airport for flight back to Manila.
SEPT 24 MANILA
HOME SWEET HOME!!!