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.
Guests often ask us when is the best time to register. Reserved hotel and air space can fill 6 months or more prior to departure. Your application and deposit should be submitted to us 4 months or more prior to departure prior to departure to guarantee your place. Registrations received less than 4 months prior to departure are subject to hotel and airline availability. Registrations within 3 months of departure are subject to availability and require payment in full at time of confirmation.
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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 15 to 25, 2018 Priced at $3858.00 including round trip air from St. Louis, Chicago Indianapolis or Kansas City
SWITZERLAND. Nine days by air to Switzerland. Our hotel is in the lovely city of Lucerne. From there we will take day trips to various parts of this Alpine country, visiting Lucerne, Berne, Zurich and Rhine Falls, Bernese Oberland, Interlaken, Grindenwald. Included is one day to the famed Benedictine monastery of Einsiedeln and Shrine of the Black Madonna. Trip includes buffet breakfast and dinner daily. Optional excursion to Vaduz (Liechtenstein) and St. Gallen.
October 17 to 25, 2018. Priced at $4,486.00
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 18 to 26, 2018. Priced TBA (waiting on final air arrangements)
Portugal Douro River Cruise, Fatima and Lisbon. Twelve day trip including a 7 night/8 day cruise on the Portugal’s Douro River. Fly to Portugal and sail from port to port aboard your floating hotel, the beautifully appointed Douro Elegance of Riviera Cruises. What better way could there be to see and visit Portugal’s awe-inspiring landscapes other than from the comfort of a river cruiser? 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 and Lisbon before returning to the airport for our return flight. The Douro Elegance is a Five-Star ship launched in 2018 with all outside cabins, all meals on cruise included.
Early Bird Discount $100.00 per person for reservations received by 4/30/18
November 1 to 12, 2018. Priced from $4,263.00
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 5 to 15, 2018 $3,828.00 including round trip air from St. Louis, Chicago, Kansas City or Indianapolis
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 6 to 14, 2018. Priced at $3,589.00
Eternal city of Rome 3Star Trip. 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.
March 1 to 9, 2018. This date is closed.
November 8 to 16, 2018
Priced at $3,118.00 including round trip air from St. Louis, Chicago, Kansas City or Indianapolis
HOLY LAND with Rev. Ted Lawson, C.Ss.R., Chicago. -- Ten-day tour of the holiest of Shrines including Bethlehem, Cana, Tiberias, Masada, Nazareth, and Jerusalem. We trace the footsteps of Christ from Nazareth to Jerusalem, walk the Via Dolorosa, and visit Bethlehem. Includes three meals daily (except three lunches), hotels, local guides, coach transportation and fully escorted. Includes round trip air with departures from St. Louis/Indianapolis/ Chicago/Kansas City. Other airports available, prices vary, please ask us.
Applications due by Aug. 1, 2018.
November 6 to 15, 2018.
Priced at $3,957.00 including round trip air from St. Louis/Indianapolis/ Chicago/Kansas City. Other airports available, prices vary, please ask us.
Ireland. The land of Saints and Scholars. Ten-day trip with flight to Shannon, Ireland. We include dinners, Irish breakfasts, 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.”
Returning MAY, 2019. Priced at $TBA