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  • Discover Hungary’s magical twin-city capital Budapest, stunningly linked by a series of bridges over the beautiful Danube.
    Ascend to the mountainous chapel at Zakopane and experience the landscape that so inspired Karol Wojtyla.
    Relish a 3-night stay in spectacular Krakow as we retrace the places and graces of Pope St John Paull II.
    Pray in the martyrdom bunker of St Maximillian Kolbe at Auschwitz Concentration Camp.
    Be blessed by the powerful graces of the great Shrines of Divine Mercy and the Black Madonna of Czestochowa.
    Pray before the Miraculous Little Infant of Prague statue at the Church of Our Lady Victorious for extended reflection.
    A rare combination of Eastern Europe’s most intriguing cities of Budapest, Krakow and Prague.

Pilgrimage of Mercy

A Pilgrimage to Hungary, Poland and Czech Republic

A rare combination of Eastern Europe’s most intriguing cities of Budapest, Krakow and Prague. Be blessed by the powerful graces of the great Shrines of Divine Mercy and the Black Madonna of Czestochowa. Relish a 3-night stay in spectacular Krakow as we retrace the places and graces of Pope St John Paul II.

Pilgrimage of Mercy Itinerary

10 Days / 9 Nights: Budapest (2 Nights) • Zakopane (1) • Krakow (3) • Auschwitz • Wadowice • Czestochowa (1) • Wambiercyze • Prague (2)

Meal Code: (B) = Breakfast (L) = Lunch (D) = Dinner
Time out – Planned site for extended opportunity for prayer & reflection

DAY 1ARRIVE BUDAPEST

Be immediately awestruck by the beauty of Hungary’s capital Budapest here in the city known as the ‘Paris of the East’.

Budapest overnight (D)

DAY 2BUDAPEST

Theme: St Stephen of Hungary

Our pilgrimage day begins with a visit and Mass at the stunning Basilica of St Stephen which houses the saint’s the mummified hand. Also visit the 13th Century Chapel of St Matthias, Parliament Building, Heroes Square, Fisherman’s Bastion and the panorama of Gellert Hill. Dinner Cruise on the River Danube tonight.

Budapest overnight (BD)

Day 3BUDAPEST TO ZAKOPANE

Theme: Our Lady of Fatima

Departing Budapest this morning, we journey north crossing into the Slovak Republic and then into Poland and the Alpine Village of Zakopane frequented by a young Karol Wojtyla. Mass in the Church of Our Lady of Fatima.

Zakopane overnight (BD)

Day 4ZAKOPANE TO KRAKOW

Theme: Pope John Paull II

Today we embark on a cable car ride into the Tatras Mountains with its many walking trails. Also here atop Mt Kasprowy we enter the charming wooden Jaszczorowka Chapel  so loved by Pope St John Paul II.

Before our arrival into Krakow we enjoy an enthralling tour of the famous Wieliczka Salt Mines, the oldest operational mines in Europe and dating back to the 13th century.

Krakow overnight (BD)

Day 5KRAKOW

 Theme: Sr Faustina and Divine Mercy

Prepare for a memorable day as we retrace the life of St John Paul II in charming Krakow. Visit the Wawel Cathedral and the crypt where he was ordained, St Florians Church housing his underground youth ministry among other highlights.

Afternoon includes an extended time in the Shrine of Divine Mercy to absorb the grace of St Faustina and her apparitions (1931- 1938).

Krakow overnight (BD)

Day 6WADOWICE & AUSCHWITZ

Theme: St Maximillian Kolbe

Full day excursion to Wadowice (the birthplace of Karol Wojtyla) and see his family home and Parish Church. Other memorable moments include Kalwaria Zebrzydowska and a somber tour of Auschwitz Concentration Camp in honor of St Maximillian Kolbe.

Return to Krakow in time for dinner.

Krakow overnight (BD)

Day 7 CZESTOCHOWA PILGRIMAGE

Theme: Our Lady of Czestochowa

We farewell Krakow this morning, journeying north by coach to Czestochowa, home to the cherished miraculous icon of Our Lady with the Child Jesus, an object of veneration for centuries (known as the Black Madonna).

We will then tour the Basilica, Treasury, Museum and Knights Hall before praying before the Black Madonna in the ancient chapel.

Czestochowa overnight (BD )

Day 8CZESTOCHOWA TO PRAGUE

Theme: Our Lady of Wambierzyce

Depart Czestochowa today for the Shrine of Our Lady of Wambierzyce, one of Poland’s great pilgrimage centres. Also visit the intriguing Szopka and its Gospel focused miniature world before travelling to Prague.

Prague overnight (BD)

Day 9PRAGUE

Theme: Little Infant of Prague

We commence our final day of pilgrimage with a walking tour of Prague. Visit St Vitus Cathedral, the Hradcany area, Prague Castle, Old Town and Tyn Cathedral among other treasures. Our highlight will be a visit to the Church of our Lady of Victories housing the miraculous Holy Infant of Prague.

Prague overnight (BD)

Day 10DEPART PRAGUE (B)

Dates & Prices

2020 Dates & Prices*
2021 Dates & Prices*

Dates
Chaplain
Tour Cost
23 Jun-2 Jul
Fr Michael Kalka
AUD $3990
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PM0120 (OB)
23 Jun-2 Jul
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Dates

23 Jun-2 Jul

Chaplain

Fr Michael Kalka

Tour Cost

AUD $3990

Tour Code

PM0120 (OB)

Single Room

AUD $1090

Supplement

Air & Tour

from AUD $6480

per person

Start / Finish

Budapest / Prague

Prepaid Tips

AUD $14 p/day

per person

Dates
Chaplain
Tour Cost
27 Jun-6 Jul
TBA
AUD $4190
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PM0121
27 Jun-6 Jul
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Dates

27 Jun-6 Jul

Chaplain

TBA

Tour Cost

AUD $4190

Tour Code

PM0121

Single Room

AUD $1150

Supplement

Air & Tour

from AUD $TBA

per person

Start / Finish

Budapest / Prague

Prepaid Tips

AUD $14 p/day

per person

* Costs are based on prices as at August 2019 and must remain subject to possible change in the event of significant exchange rate variations, airfare, tax & hotel changes or minimum group size factors beyond Harvest’s control. Refer to Harvest Terms & Conditions.
(OB) Oberammergau 2020 optional add-on available
NB: Indicative prices for 2021

Inclusions
  • ACCOMODATION & MEALS: Based on Superior Standard / 4-Star accommodation • Most meals
  • TOURING & TRANSPORTATION: Deluxe Air Conditioned Coach touring • Professional Pilgrimage Escort / Local Guides • Sightseeing and Entrance Fees
  • OTHER: Fully Escorted by Pilgrimage Chaplain • Porterage at hotels • Harvest Backpack, Pilgrims Journal and Tour Wallet
Not Included
  • Other meals not listed
  • Passport and Visa Costs (if applicable)
  • Items of a personal nature including phone calls, laundry, beverages, etc.
  • Travel insurance - ask Harvest about its preferred World Assist Travel Insurance
  • Prepaid Tips
  • “My pilgrimage lifted me out of a spiritual slump. I now have so much more to do with my life.”

    Marye Casey
    Graces of Eastern Europe
  • “This pilgrimage has strengthened my faith and desire to do more to serve others.”

    June
    Graces of Eastern Europe

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