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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Our Lady of Guadalupe & Mexico City. Eight days to Mexico City in early spring. Includes round trip air, seven evenings double occupancy four star hotel with private bath in Mexico City, all breakfasts, all dinners en route or in Mexico City, deluxe motor coach throughout Mexico, escort and all local guides, Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, city tour of Mexico City, visits to Anthropological Museum, Floating Gardens of Xochimilco, San Domingo Church, Holy Rosary Chapel, performance of Ballet Folclorico, City of Puebla.
February 6 to 13, 2018. priced at $2,588.00 including round trip air from St. Louis, Chicago, Kansas City or Indianapolis
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 November 8 to 16, 2018
Sorrento and Southern Italy. Nine-day pilgrimage 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 Shrines of St. Andrew and St. Benedict, Sorrento, Amalfi Coast, Naples, Isle of Capri, Monte Cassino. Price includes air, four star hotel, all breakfasts and dinners.
March 6 to 14, 2018 Priced at $3,333.00 including round trip air from St. Louis, Chicago, Kansas City or Indianapolis
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
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
2017 GERMANY, AUSTRIA & BAVARIA: Ten days including round trip air between Chicago/St. Louis/Indianapolis/Kansas City and Munich to the Bavarian and Austrian Alps, Berchtesgaden, Innsbruck, Oberammergau, King Ludwig's Linderhof Castle, the 6th century Marian Shrine at Altoetting (a personal favorite of Pope Benedict XVI) are to be part of a beautiful spring trip. Shopping for wood carvings or cuckoo clocks in Oberammergau, and Austrian crystal in Innsbruck are added features. The trip is chaplain accompanied and fully escorted with all dinners are included and entire trip is based from just two hotels, one each in Oberammergau and Berchtesgaden, each with a four night stay with daily excursions from both hotels.
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.
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.
Greece and Greek Isles. Nine-days, with air between St. Louis or Chicago and 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 7 to 15, 2017 Priced at $3,083.00
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.
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 Interlaken, Grindenwald, St. Gallen and the Principality of Liechtenstein. Included is one day to the famed Benedictine monastery of Einsiedeln and Shrine of the Black Madonna. Trip includes buffet breakfast and dinner daily.
England: In the Footsteps of St Thomas More. From the time over 1,400 years ago when Pope Gregory commissioned Augustine to initiate the Catholic Faith in England to the time of Henry VIII, the faith was deeply entrenched in this island kingdom. As pilgrims have made their way to England, the Shrine of St. Thomas Becket for centuries, we will retrace their steps in a pilgrimage never to be forgotten. The 8 day trip includes London sites important to St. Thomas More, St Paul Cathedral, Windsor, Hampton Court, Tower of London, Chelsea, Oxford, Canterbury, Parliament, Westminster, National Portrait Gallery. Note: trip being finalized at newsletter press time; individual brochure has full trip details and program.