Eastern Europe is a region that surrounded by many different people, cultures, traditions, languages and histories. The locals in the Eastern Europe are friendly and accommodating in every tourist. Enjoy the experience you will have when you visit the beautiful countries and cities in this Eastern Europe Pilgrimage tour from Manila Philippines.
NOV 12 DEPARTURE MANILA
Depart Manila on a prestigious airline. Enjoy in-flight meals, amenities, and entertainment.
NOV 13 ARRIVAL WARSAW
Upon arrival in Warsaw, you will be met by our airport assistance. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Warsaw with guide including the monument of the Warsaw Uprising and the Ghetto Memorial. Then transfer to our hotel for dinner & overnight.
NOV 14 WARSAW – CZESTOCHOWA
After breakfast. you will have a sightseeing tour of Warsaw, the capital of Poland, including the Old Town with Zamkowy Square and its King Sigismund’s Column, the first non-ecclesiastic statue, and the Royal Castle originally a Gothic Castle dating to the 15th century. After lunch, we will visit Czestochowa, a city which has been for the last 600 years the principal centre of Catholic religion in Poland and is a shrine for pilgrims. We visit the Treasury and Jasna Gora Monastery which has religious, historic and artistic value. The oldest building is the Gothic Chapel of Our Lady in which hangs the famous Black Madonna icon on a magnificent silver – and- ebony altar.
NOV 15 CZESTOCHOWA – AUSCHWITZ – KRAKOW
Breakfast at hotel. We make our way to Auschwitz, the Nazi Concentration Camp. We will view an audio visual presentation and tour the grounds, with a special prayer at the cell of the martyred St. Maximilian Kolbe, who voluntarily surrendered his life so that another prisoner might live. We drive by Birkenau, site of the martyrdom of St. Edith Stein. We then continue to a place that was a popular pilgrimage place for Pope John Paul II when he was a young man: On the slope of the hill and in the valley is an architectural ‘Way of the Cross’ comprising 42 Mannerist and Baroque chapels and some small Calvary churches. We arrive in Krakow for dinner.
NOV 16 KRAKOW – ST. FAUSTINA – KRAKOW
After breakfast, we begin our tour of Krakow starting with a visit to the Gothic Royal Castle and Cathedral remodeled in the beginning of the 16th century according to the new Renaissance taste. After the capital was moved to Warsaw in 1596, the importance of the town declined but Polish Kings were still crowned and buried here. Later we drive to the Old Town area including a visit to St. Mary’s Church, famous for its wooden altar by Wit Stwosz, plus we see the ancient Market Square and Cloth Hall built before 1349, then altered in the 16th century. This afternoon we visit the Convent of Sisters of Mercy in Lagiewniki, where Saint Faustina, the Apostle of Divine Mercy, lived and died. Here we celebrate Mass. It depicts Christ as He appeared before this visionary Polish nun one Feb. 1931.
NOV 17 KRAKOW – WADOWICE – PRAGUE
After breakfast, we depart Krakow for Wadowice, the birthplace of Karol Wojtla, the late Pope John Paul II. His museum is in his family house. Here we join the local community in celebrating Mass at the parish church. After Mass we depart Wadowice for Prague.
NOV 18 PRAGUE
After breakfast, you will visit the Castle Square and St. Vitus Cathedral. Nearby is the Church of St. Nicholas, one of the cities finest. We then walk along the Mala Strana (Little Quarter) and celebrate Mass at the Church of Our Lady Victorious, where we will view the famous statue of the Infant Jesus of Prague. We cross over the famous Charles Bridge, lined on both sides by religious statues, which leads us out of the Little Quarter into the Old Town. This neighborhood also includes the Renaissance Town Hall with its animated astronomical clock and the Our Lady before Tyn church founded in 1385. Dinner.
NOV 19 PRAGUE – VIENNA
After breakfast, we will visit “Loreto”, an important place of pilgrimage since 1626. The heart of this complex is a copy of a house believed to be the Virgin Mary’s house that was miraculously transported from Nazareth to Loreto, Italy in 1278. After Mass we depart Prague for Vienna, stopping first at Melk, situated at the river Danube and starting point of the Wachau, the famous Danube Valley.
NOV 20 VIENNA – SALZBURG
After breakfast, we begin our half day sightseeing tour of the Imperial city of Vienna. Through the tour we will gain an overall impression of the most significant historical sights of Vienna. Our local guide will show us the Ringstrasse with its magnificent buildings, such as the State Opera House, & landmark St. Stephen’s Cathedral in the heart of Vienna. Then transfer to Salzburg. Upon arrival, you have half day tour of Sound of Music Tour, relive the true story of the Von Trapp family which was filmed as the ‘Sound of Music’ in the Salzburg area. The tour, which has been Salzburg’s most popular tour since 1967 when it was offered for the first time, is a combination of sightseeing in this historical city itself and in the beautiful lakes and mountains area known as the Salzkammergut, which is also a famous musical and cultural centre. The highlights and film locations of the ‘Sound of Music’, such as the beautiful gardens in Hellbrunn (where Liesl and Rolf sang ‘I am 16 going on 17’), and the wedding church in Mondsee are a treat for all fans of the film.
NOV 21 SALZBURG – VADUZ – LUCERNE
After breakfast, transfer Switzerland via Vaduz, the capital of Principality of Liechtenstein, the sixth – smallest country in the world, then after lunch transfer to Lucerne. Upon arrival in Lucerne, you will be transferred to the hotel for check in and dinner.
NOV 22 LUCERNE – MT. TITLIS – LUCERNE
After breakfast, your will be astounded with the world’sfirst revolving cable car to the peak of Mount Titlis (10K feet). Take time to enjoy the panoramic view of the Swiss Alps as you spend your time taking pictures of the snowcapped mountains. Later, proceed back to Lucerne for some shopping. Dinner inside the hotel, the rest of the day is free for your own pace.
NOV 23 LUCERNE – MILAN
Today, you will transfer to Milan, a metropolis in Italy’s northern Lombardy region, is a global capital of fashion and design. Home to the national stock exchange, it’s a financial hub also known for its high- end dining and shopping. The guide with show you “The Gothic Duomo di Milano cathedral “and the Santa Maria delle Grazie convent “The Last Supper,” testify to centuries of art and culture. Then dinner & checkin.
NOV 24 MILAN – VENICE
After breakfast, transfer to Venice, the city of Marco Polo…the capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region, is built on more than 100 small islands in a marshy lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. Its stone palaces seemingly rise out of the water. Upon arrival, take a Vaporetto ride to San Marco. City sightseeing on foot of Venice Island visiting Basilica de San Marco, the Saint Mark’s Square, and Bridge of Sighs, followed by Murano glass blowing demonstration then transfer to the hotel for check in.
NOV 25 VENICE – LJUBLJANA
After breakfast, transfer to Ljubljana, the capital and largest city of Slovenia, Ljubljana is a city best explored on foot, so start your trip with a walking tour of the city with English speaking guide. Admire the Art Nouveau architecture in the central Preseren Square, before crossing Jože Plečnik’s famous Triple Bridge into the Old Town. Here, you can climb the castle tower for a view of the city, take a peek at the city’s oldest building in Ribji trg Square. Once you’ve checked, see the Dragon Bridge and the Cathedral of St Nicholas, then dinner.
NOV 26 LJUBLJANA – POSTOJNA – LJUBLJANA
Prepare for a full day excursion in one of the most magnificent caves in the world – the Postojna Cave! Venture through the only stalactite paradise with a double track railway. Watch out for the offspring of the dragon – the human fish or the olm. You can locate some of them in the aquarium with the cave. Transfer back to Ljubljana and have some free time before your dinner.
NOV 27 LJUBLJANA – ZAGREB
After checking out from your hotel, proceed to the capital of Croatia Zagreb, stopping first at the shrine of the Mother of God of Bistrica in the small town of Marija Bistrica, Croatia. The shrine has been officially proclaimed as the national shrine of Mary, and is the largest Croatian parish site of religious celebration. The spacious, unfinished “open-air church”, the unfinished “wall of trust and hope” and Calvary – unique Stations of the Cross, are original artistic works by Croatian sculptors from the second half of the twentieth century. Veneration of Mary began in the fifteenth century when the black figure of Our Lady became famous for its miraculous powers.
NOV 28 ZAGREB – MANILA
After breakfast, the whole day is free, until you transfer to the airport for your flight back to Manila.
NOV 29 ARRIVAL MANILA
* END OF TOUR *
US$ 4,788.00 – 10 – 14 passengers
US$ 4,288.00 – 15 – 19 passengers
US$ 4, 088.00 – 20 – 24 passengers
US$ 3,988.00 – 20 – 25 passengers
US$ 3,888.00 – 30 passengers & above
US$ 988.00 – Single Supplement
TOUR COST INCLUDES:
- Roundtrip Airfare via Turkish Airlines
- Hotel Accommodation based on 4 Star Hotels
- Daily buffet breakfast inside hotel
- Daily dinner inside hotel
- Entrance to most sights except in Divine Mother of Mercy in Krakow, Murano Glass factory in Milan, Lift in Duomo in Milan
- Private Long Distance Coach
- Local Guide during sightseeing
DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Airline taxes US$ 198.00
- Airport Terminal Fee US$ 11.00
- Philippine Travel Tax US$ 33.00
- Schengen Visa Fee P 8,000.00
- Travel Insurance US$ 85.00
- Tips to guides & drivers US$ 160.00
- Lunch & Beverages during meals
- City Taxes where applicable
- Tips to porters & restaurants
- Items purely personal in nature (telephone calls/laundry service/minibar)
- Application form with Signature (A4)
- Passport valid for 6 months
- 4 copies of recent passport size pictures
- Certificate of Employment with Leave Declaration & Bank statement
- Income Tax Return
- Travel Insurance valid for 45 days
- Marriage contract/Affidavit of consent if not traveling with Spouse
- Birth Certificate
Additional if Self-Employed
- Business Registration
- Income tax Return of Business
- Annual Declaration of Income
- US$ 300.00 booking deposit NONREFUNDABLE
- Full Cancellation charges will be applied to any cancellation made 1 month prior to departure
- 50% deposit will be applied upon approval of visa
- Ticket supplement will be applied to any extension of stay
- Restrictions of group booking after ticketing:
- Non refundable (before & after departure)
- Name Change is not allowed
PIRKKO & TROYTOURS, INC., has arranged for the various tour services to be performed under the responsibility of various contractors. Pirkko & Troytours, Inc., its employees, or its sub-agents therefore only act as agents for the contractors providing the various services described in the tour and accept no responsibility or liability in connection with losses or accidental expenses due to delays of schedule, overbooking, defaults or “force majeure”. All tours and arrangements are subject to the general conditions specified by each contractor. Tour itineraries and prices are subject to change without prior notice. When making a tour booking, the passenger acknowledges and accepts the foregoing conditions.
For reservations or more information about this tour, please contact us on any of the following:
(02) 667 3445 * 687 5206 * 989 3861 * 899 1362
0918 921-8850 (Smart) * 0917 871 3861 (Globe)
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