INTERNATIONAL PILGRIMAGE TRIPS
All overseas trips include air from St. Louis, Chicago, Indianapolis or Kansas City, except as noted. Other major U.S. departure cities may be available, prices vary, call our office for price. Prices as specified are per person, based on double occupancy. Trips with trans-Atlantic air fares include $350 fuel surcharge allowance in the brochure cover price. These trips include a notice on the individual brochure and are marked "* in this synopsis.
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Germany and Austria 2020 Passion Play. Ten days to the Oberammergau Passion Play and Shrines of Germany and Austria. Enjoy four nights in the Oberammergau region and four nights in Berchtesgaden. From these two areas we have day trips to surrounding areas, return at night to the same hotel and eliminate the need to pack and unpack. The Bavarian and Austrian Alps, Innsbruck, Oberammergau, Royal Castle of Linderhof ... these are the names of southern Germany and northern Austria and are a part of this beautiful spring trip.
May 18 to 27, 2020 priced at $4726.00 including round trip air from St. Louis or Chicago Other major U.S. cities may be available Rates vary, ask our office for price.
Ireland. The land of Saints and Scholars. Ten-day trip with flight to Dublin, Ireland. We include dinners, Irish breakfasts, Trinity College which houses the Book of Kells, St. Stephen Green, St. Patrick Cathedral, St. Kevin Monastery ruins and Valley of Two Lakes, Dublin to Killarney via Holy Cross and Cashel, Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, Killarney, Galway Bay, Blarney, Cliffs of Moher. On this trip, we use B&B’s, beautiful Irish homes we share with Irish families. These homes are clustered near one another, each having several guest rooms, each with private bath. Ireland is a great place to visit, this wonderful island that “the angels said looked so peaceful.”
May 22 to 31, 2019 Priced at $3,968.00 including round trip air from St. Louis or Chicago Other major U.S. cities may be available Rates vary, ask our office for price.
Rome and Assisi. Nine day trip to the Eternal City. Trip offers comfortable 3 star San Pietro Hotel in Rome within walking distance of St. Peter Basilica and Vatican City. Included are dinners, breakfasts, sightseeing of major sights of Rome and major basilicas, St. Mary Major and St. Paul Outside the Wall, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Assisi, tomb of St. Francis, Papal Audience. Optional trip to Pompeii and Naples.
November 7 to 15, 2019 Priced at $3,668.00 for the November 2019 including round trip air from Chicago or St. Louis Other major U.S. cities may be available, rates vary.
March 5 to 13, 2020 trip price not available yet
Portugal Douro River Cruise, Fatima and Lisbon with Fr. John Nolan, Chatham, Ill. Twelve-day trip including a 7-night/8-day cruise on the Portugal’s Douro River. What better way could there be to see and visit Portugal’s awe-inspiring landscapes other than from the comfort of the five-star ship, Douro Splendour of Riviera Cruises? The Douro River in Portugal is often bypassed, except by the most experienced traveler. Cruise includes all deluxe outside cabins on board, ground transportation and guided shore excursions at ports of call, on board meals served in the ship’s stylish dining room, a traditional Portuguese folkloric music show and three days post cruise land extension to Fatima Shrine and Lisbon before returning to the airport for our return flight.
November 2 to 13, 2019. Priced from $4,768. 00 including round trip air
Heart of Italy ROME, ASSISI and FLORENCE. Eleven days, with three nights in Florence taking us to the Academia to view Michelangelo's famed David and the Medici Chapel and its outstanding art. Then to Rome via Assisi. In Rome we visit St. Peter's and the major Shrines of St. Peter, St. Paul, St. Mary Major plus the Pantheon, Coliseum (view), Trevi Fountain and surrounding countryside.
November 4 to 14, 2019 Priced at $4,128.00 including round trip air from Chicago or St. Louis Other major U.S. cities may be available, rates vary.
FRANCE. Eleven days by air to Paris and retrun. Major sites include Eiffel Tower, Arch of Triumph, Napoleon's Tomb, Notre Dame Basilica Cathedral, Shrine of Miraculous Medal on Rue de Bac, Lisieux, Little Flower Shrine of St. Therese, American Military Cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach, and Lourdes Shrine. Includes sightseeing, dinners, breakfasts.
October 21 to 31, 2019 Priced at $ 4188.00 including round trip air from St. Louis or Chicago
Poland Ten day tour of the shrines and sites of Poland. We visit the most famous of all Polish shrines, Black Madonna of Czestochova located in the Pauline Monastery since 1382. Mass is offered at the tomb of St. Stanislaus on the Wawel in Krakow. The Tatra Mountains on the Border of the Slovac Republic in beautiful Zakopane will be part of this tour as well as the capital, Warsaw is included in the trip.
October 8 to 17, 2019 Priced at $4130.00 including round trip air from St. Louis or Chicago
Greece and Greek Isles. Nine-days, including air to Athens. Follow St. Paul’s steps to Athens, Corinth, Aerogapus and Acropolis. Our hotel is in the center of Athens within walking distance of many sights. We see the changing of the Evzones (guards) at Parliament and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and visit the Acropolis. Included is a one day cruise to three Greek Islands in the Aegean. Price includes air, breakfasts, dinners, some lunches, hotel, sightseeing.
November 5 to 13, 2019. Priced at $3,893.00
Holy Lands. Ten-day tour of the holiest of Shrines, including Bethlehem, Cana, Tiberias, Nazareth, and Jerusalem with round trip air to Israel and return. Included is professional Christian escort throughout the Holy Land, as we trace the footsteps of Christ from Nazareth to Jerusalem, walk the Via Dolorosa, and visit Bethlehem. All meals included except three lunches, hotels, local guides, priest chaplain, entrances, transportation throughout the Holy Lands. Submit applications by 8/1/19; applications after this date are space available only.
December 3 to 10, 2019. priced at $4,486.00
Sorrento and Amalfi Coast. Nine-day trip to beautiful Sorrento. Even in ancient Roman times the Sorrento peninsula was considered the most beautiful part of the Empire. Mountains, volcanoes, cliffs and the sea coast joined together to present outstanding views and scenery. From one base hotel for seven nights we visit Amalfi Coast, Naples, Isle of Capri, Monte Cassino, Sorrento, Shrines of St. Andrew and St. Benedict. Price includes air, four star hotel, all breakfasts and dinners.
Coming in March, 2020.