EASTERN EUROPE


Duration : 10 Days


 
Day 1

1. Budapest

You will be greeted by the guide and transfer to the hotel. Dinner at local restaurant and overnight stay at hotel.


 
Day 2

1. Buda Castle

Buda Castle is the historical castle and palace complex of the Hungarian kings in Budapest, and was first completed in 1265. In the past, it has been called Royal Palace and Royal Castle Buda Castle was built on the southern tip of Castle Hill, bounded on the north by what is known as the Castle District which is famous for its Medieval, Baroque, and 19th-century houses, churches, and public buildings. It is linked to Clark Ádám Square and the Széchenyi Chain Bridge by the Castle Hill Funicular. The castle is a part of the Budapest World Heritage Site, which was declared a Heritage Site in 1987.



 
Day 3

1. Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park is one of the oldest national parks in Southeast Europe and the largest national park in Croatia. In 1979, Plitvice Lakes National Park was added to the UNESCO World Heritage register. The national park was founded in 1949 and is situated in the mountainous karst area of central Croatia, at the border to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The important north-south road connection, which passes through the national park area, connects the Croatian inland with the Adriatic coastal region. The protected area extends over 296.85 square kilometres (73,350 acres). About 90% of this area is part of Lika-Senj County, while the remaining 10% is part of Karlovac County. Each year, more than 1.1 million visitors are recorded.



 
Day 4

1. Our Lady of Medjugorje

Our Lady of Medjugorje (also called Queen of Peace) is the title given to the Blessed Virgin Mary by those who believe that she appeared in 1981 to six Herzegovinian children in Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The visionaries often refer to the apparition as the "Gospa" which is Croatian for "Lady".



 
Day 5

1. Medjugorje - Zagrab

Breakfast at hotel. Private transfer to Zagreb. Lunch on the way. Check in the hotel. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight stay at hotel.


 
Day 6

1. Upper town with Gothic Cathedrel

Upper Town is a network of little streets that stretch between two hills: Kaptol and Gradec. It is a delightful place to explore and hosts some of Zagreb's most interesting restaurants, bars and cafes. There's limited private accommodation and no hotels in Zagreb's Upper Town though. A little further is Zagreb's Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary whose twin spires are visible from afar. Begun in the 13th century, it was reconstructed in the 20th after an earthquake damaged it.



2. St. Mark's Church

The Church of St. Mark is the parish church of old Zagreb, Croatia, located in St. Mark's Square. The Romanesque window found in its south facade is the best evidence that the church must have been built as early as the 13th century as is also the semicircular ground-plan of St. Mary's chapel (later altered). In the second half of the 14th century, the church was radically reconstructed.[ It was then turned into a late Gothic church of the three-nave type.



3. Stone Gate

When citizens of Gradec received the "Golden Bulla" in 1242. which proclaimed "a free royal city on Gradec, the hill of Zagreb", one of the hardest commitments was that they had to build strong walls around the city. They fulfilled that commitment and between 1242. and 1266. strong walls with several gates were erected. Some parts of the walls and the Stone Gate are the only parts preserved till today. Flickering candlelight, silent prayer and hope will greet you as you pass the Stone gate and wonder what this place is. The Stone Gate is the most significant oath site in Zagreb. Feel free to stop by, light a candle and pray for health, happiness, good luck and love.



 
Day 7

1. Holy Father John Paul II Family Home

The Holy Father John Paul II Family Home in Wadowice, Poland was the family home and birthplace of Karol Józef Wojtyła, who was elected Pope John Paul II in 1978, and canonised after his death. Its address is 7 Kościelna Street, Wadowice, in southern Poland. It is described on the Wadowice Web site as "The family home of Pope John Paul II - Papal Museum" and "Museum of John Paul II in Wadowice".



2. Main Square, Kraków

The main square of the Old Town of Kraków, Lesser Poland, is the principal urban space located at the center of the city. It dates back to the 13th century, and at roughly 40,000 m2 (430,000 ft2) is one of the largest medieval town squares in Europe. The Project for Public Spaces lists the square as the best public space in Europe due to its lively street life



3. Basilica of Divine Mercy

The Divine Mercy Sanctuary in Kraków, Poland is a Roman Catholic basilica dedicated to the Divine Mercy devotion, as the resting place of Saint Faustina Kowalska, canonized on April 30, 2000. The new basilica was built between 1999–2002, and is located in the District of Łagiewniki at św. Faustyny street. Two Popes have visited the shrine and millions of pilgrims from around the world continue to visit it every year.



 
Day 8

1. Black Madonna

The Black Madonna of Częstochowa , also known as Our Lady of Częstochowa, is a revered icon of the Virgin Mary housed at the Jasna Góra Monastery in Częstochowa, Poland. Several Pontiffs have recognised the venerated icon, beginning with Pope Clement XI who issued a Canonical Coronation to the image on 8 September 1717 via the Vatican Chapter.



 
Day 9

1. kRAKOW - PRAGUE

After breakfast transfer to Prague. Lunch at local restaurant. Visit to infant Jesus church. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.


 
Day 10

1. Prague - Vienna/Munich Departure

After breakfast transfer to Vienna or Munich airport.


Genesis 12:1
Now the Lord said to Abram, "Go forth from your country, And from your relatives And from your father's house, To the land which I will show you."