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the Path of the Popes

Group Tour Overview

Visit the shrines of Poland, Chech Republic, Germany and Austria, and visit two towns where the Popes were born, lived and worked


Experience Time

11 Days

No. of Cities

11 Cities

Departure Date

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Day-1. TRAVEL TO POLAND:

Day-2. WARSAW-CZECTOHOWA-KRAKOW: Arrival  Warsaw around noon and board the Motor coach for ride to Czestohowa, Poland’s national shrine. Visit Jasna Gora home of the miraculous “Black Madonna” one of the five main pilgrimage sites in Europe. During the tour you will visit the Miraculous Picture Chapel and the Basilica. After the Mass, travel to Lagiewniki where Pope John Paul II, consecrated the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy, and where the relics of St. Faustina, Secretary of Divine Mercy are kept. Late arrival Krakow for dinner and overnight. 

Day-3. WADOWICA-AUSWITZ-KRAKOW: Travel to Wadovica, where Karol Jozef Vojtila (Pope John Paul) was born. Visit the Parochial church and his house which is today the museum. Holy Mass in the church, and then travel to visit Auswitz, one of the worst concentration camps in Europe established during Nazi regime. Then to Krakow for walking tour of the former capital of Polish Kings. Also visit the Cathedral and see the flat where Karol Woytila lived as the lecturer of theology. 

Day-5. KRAKOW - PRAGUE: Morning train to Prague. Upon arrival, and start with tour of Hradcani, known as the Royal Town. Visit great Cathedral of St. Vit, St. Wenceslaw Chapel where the relics of the saint were kept, and where you will have a Holy Mass. and St. Wenceslaw Chapel, where the relics of the saint were kept. 

Day-6. PRAGUE: Walking tour of Old Prague. During the tour see Astronomical Clock, Klementinum, Jewish Quarter, the Golden Lane, the Golden Lane, Loretta, Klementinum, Wenceslaw Square, and Jindriska Tower. In the afternoon go for a walking tour along Charles Bridge decorated with statues of the famous Czech kings.

Day-7. PRAGUE - MARKTL AM IN - SALZBURG: Travel through Bohemian countryside, and cross the German border. Stop in Marktl am In, birthplace of Pope Benedict XVI, Visit the Baptistery of St. Oswald  where he was baptized. Also visit the museum and view his column. Then just a short ride to Altotting, the main Christina pilgrimage site in Bavaria, and site of the Shrine of our Lady of Altottig, dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary.Then just a short ride to Salzburg for overnight. 

Day-8. SALZBURG: Visit Salzburg, known as the old Roman salt mine centre, also known as the birth place of Mozart and place where the movie Sound of Music was filmed. Visit Salzburg Cathedral, Mirbaell Gardens, Hohensalzburg Fortress and sites of the movie: Sound of Music.

Day-9.  MELK-VIENNA: Travel to Melk, to visit amazing Melk Abbey, the spiritual centre of the Benedictine Order established in 1089. Inside visit of the Chapel, see the tomb of St. Coloman, and the Benedict Library, one of the biggest collection of Christian manuscripts. Then to Vienna for guided tour of the main sites of then former capital of Habsburg Monarchy, including the State Opera House, City Hall, Imperial Palace, the Parliament, Hofburg, Haas Hause, and Uranium. In the evening Holly Mass in St. Stephens Cathedral, the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vienna.

Day-10. VIENNA: Visit Schoenbrunn, the most beautiful of all royal palaces in Europe with its huge parks, fountains and gardens. Schoenbrunn palace was also the place where a young Mozart gave his first music performance, at the age of 6. Also visit the Gardens of Schoenbrunn  Rest of the day is free for individual activities. Evening Mariden farewell dinner in original Heurige eatery.  

Day-11. DEPARTURE

Our Tour hotels are never far from where you need to go. We choose only the best hotels in centralized locations so you can get on with your tour.


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With every group tour we provide you will see all the best attractions and some you might not even know. These attractions are just steps away from your hotel:

Chestohowa - Jasna Gora - Krakow - Lagwienki - Auswitz - Cathedral St. Vit - St. Oswald Baptistry - Salzburg Cathedral - St. Stephens cathedral

Your tour is important to us and we provide the most inclusive tour possible. This student group tour includes the following:

round trip airfare - airport taxes based on present fees - gratuties - 9 nights in hotels - 9 open buffet breakfasts - 9 dinners or lunches - tours of Warsaw, Krakow, Prague, Salzburg and Vienna - visit the sites as per program - Holly mass in 5 churches - Mariden tour director

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