Join ONE OF Our PilgrimageS
AUGUST 12~22, 2022.
Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland
Spiritual Director Fr. Marc Swartvagher
$5,149.00 Per person, double occupancy.
Single Room: $6,149.00.
A deposit $250.00 per person is required at time of booking.
Full payment 90 days before departure.
TOUR COST INCLUDES:
NOT INCLUDED: Lunch, beverages, travel insurance, and items of a personal nature.
*REMEMBER, SPACE IS LIMITED!
Please be advised that we only have 40 seats available for the Passion Play.
To guarantee your seat, you must submit a deposit as soon as possible. No seats will be held by word of mouth.
Board your overnight transatlantic flight to Zurich. Dinner and breakfast are served on board.
Morning arrival in Zurich and transfer to Lucerne for our first Mass at a local church. Check-in in our hotel. Dinner and overnight in Lucerne.
This morning after breakfast we take an excursion to Einsiedeln. Over 1000 years pilgrims have been travelling to pay homage to Our Lady of Einsiedeln, famous for the Icon of the Black Madonna. You will also be able to see the World’s largest nativity scene the “Diorama Bethlehem”. Guided Tour of the Shrine, where we celebrate Mass before we return to Lucerne. After lunch enjoy an afternoon orientation tour of Lucerne, including the two old wooden bridges, the Chapel Bridge, richly decorated with 17th century paintings and the Speuer Bridge, as well as the Lion Monument dedicated to the Swiss Guards, the ancient walls and fortifications, the Town Hall and a wonderful view of the city and the lake from the Dietschiberg. Dinner and overnight in Lucerne.
Today after breakfast, we depart Lucerne and drive through Liechtenstein to Innsbruck, along the beautiful Alpine scenery. After lunch enjoy a short guided tour of Innsbruck. See the golden roof Royal Palace, Hofkirche and the Cathedral. Depart Innsbruck and visit the village of Absam where a young girl was astonished to see an image of the Virgin Mary appear in the windowpane next to her. The image was determined to be miraculous and began to cause miraculous healings. Today, the small glass pane with the image of the Virgin is enshrined in the parish church for veneration. Mass at a local parish and continue Oberammergau. The history of the Passion Play at Oberammergau goes back to the year 1634, when the quaint alpine village of Oberammergau was threatened by the deadly and contagious disease known as the Black Plague that scourged Europe, killing two-thirds of the population of Germany. The people of Oberammergau vowed that if the village could be spared, a re-enactment of the life and suffering of Christ would be performed. The village was miraculously saved from the ravages of the Black Death. Since that date, the play has been performed every ten years. Check-in in our hotel. Dinner and overnight in Oberammergau.
After breakfast you will have some free time to visit the village of Oberammergau and Mass at a local church. After lunch at 2:30PM we will gather at the theater for the first part of the Passion Play. At 5:00PM you will have a break for dinner. At 8:00PM we will return to the theater for the second part of the Passion Play. Overnight in Oberammergau
Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Drive to Marktl am Inn, the birth place of Pope Benedict XVI. Visit the Birthplace of Pope Benedict XVI and the local church where he was baptized. After lunch we will continue to Altotting. For more than 1250 years Altotting has been the spiritual centre of Bavaria and for more than 500 years the most significant place of pilgrimage in Germany in veneration of the Virgin Mary. While there, we have the opportunity to see the Basilica, St. Konrad's Monastery. Celebrate Mass and proceed to Salzburg for dinner and overnight.
Today after breakfast we depart Salzburg to visit Mariazell picturesquely located in the Salza Valley. We will visit the shrine venerated to the Virgin Mary, image carved in a lime tree wood. We celebrate Mass and after lunch continue to Vienna. Late afternoon arrival in Vienna and check-in in our hotel. Dinner and Overnight in Vienna.
Your morning tour of Vienna takes us to the Old Town, walking through the University and Opera House, passing by many of Vienna’s landmarks such as the Hofburg Palace, Albertina, Donner Fountain, Spanish Riding School and St. Stephen Cathedral. Celebrate Mass and time for lunch. In the afternoon, continue toward Schonbrunn Palace for a tour of the palace and gardens. Dinner and Overnight in Vienna
Today we say goodbye to Vienna and on our way to Prauge we will stop and visit Svata Hora Czech main Marian Shrine known as the White Mountain. Late afternoon arrival in Prauge and check-in in our hotel for dinner and overnight.
Full day sightseeing in Prague focusing on Hradcany Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral, the Royal Castle, St. George’s Basilica and the Church of Our Lady Victorious, where we see the Statue of the Infant Jesus of Prague. It is here that we will celebrate Mass. After lunch we will cross the Charles Bridge visiting the Old Town, the Market Square with Astronomical Clock and Wenceslas Square. Dinner and overnight in Prague.
"Be sure not to pack your passport". Your memorable journey has come to an end. This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight home. You will be asking yourself, "Where did the time go?"
FATIMA - SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA- PORTO-LISBON!
MAY 15 ~ MAY 24, 2022
Spiritual Director: Rev. Sean M. Suckiel
$2,999.00 Per Person: Double & Triple Occupancy:
Single Room: $3,399.00
A deposit of $250.00 per person is required at time of booking.
Full payment is due 90 days before departure.
TOUR COST INCLUDES:
SPACE IS LIMITED!
Please call A & G Peace Tours Inc. today, to request your pilgrimage application and secure your Spiritual Journey of a lifetime.
If you are thinking of going, it’s Mary who is calling you!
Overnight transatlantic flight to Porto. Dinner and breakfast are served on board.
Upon arrival in Porto, your escort will greet you and welcome you to Portugal. Board your motor coach and make one of our most important stop, is the Cathedral of Porto, one of the oldest and most important Romanesque monuments of Portugal, built between the 12th and the 13th century. Its in this wonder that we will have our first (Mass) as a group. After lunch we will visit the Church of St. Clara, completed in 1416. Nearly every square inch is covered with carved and gilded woodwork depicting angels, saints, cherubs, and patterned designs in an architectural mélange of rococo and baroque, one of the most exceptional examples in Portugal. Panoramic tour along the river Douro. Dinner and overnight in Porto.
This morning after breakfast we will visit the sanctuary of Good Jesus of the Mount. The stairs of this formidable baroque temple provide an insuperable example of Christian statuary, depicting the Stations of the Cross and the theological virtues. Next stop, will visit the Shrine of Monte Sameiro, considered Portugal second most important Shrine honoring Mary. Here she is honored under her title of the Immaculate Conception. After lunch we will proceed to Santiago de Compostela for dinner and overnight.
Today we will visit the Shrine of St. James. According to legend, the bones of the Apostle St. James the Great (Santiago), brother of the Evangelist John and one of Christ’s twelve apostles, were transported to Spain after his martyrdom in A.D. 44 and placed at the site of the Cathedral in the year 813. Attend the pilgrim International Mass in the Cathedral. After lunch you will have free time to explore the city on your own. Dinner and overnight in Santiago de Compostela.
Early morning departure for the town of Coimbra for a visit to the Carmelite Convent, where Sister Lucia lived and died. Sister Lucia was the oldest of the three children of Fatima that witnessed the apparitions of Our Lady. We will have (Mass) in the convent chapel and visit the Museum dedicated to the life of Sister Lucia. We will also stop at Santa Clara a Nova, the church that contains the tomb of Queen Saint Isabella, the patron Saint of this beautiful city. Late afternoon arrival in Fatima for dinner and overnight. (Optional) Candlelight Rosary procession.
After breakfast, we will follow the Hungarian Stations of the Cross, culminating in the Chapel of Calvary, which overlooks all of Fatima. We will also visit the Valinhos, the site of Our Lady's appearance after the children's return from prison and the Hamlet of Aljustrel, where the children lived. For lunch we will stop at the “Centro Commercial” and shop at the big- gest religious super market in Fatima. Late afternoon tour of the site of the apparitions and the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary. This Sacred space contains the tombs of St. Francisco, St. Jacinta, and Sister Lucia. Continue with a visit to the Holy Trinity Basilica. The Church of the Most Holy Trinity is situated with- in the enclosure of the Sanctuary of Fátima, on the opposite side of the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary. It was inaugurated in 2007.
(Optional) Candlelight Rosary procession.
This morning after breakfast we will depart on a full day excursion to Batalha and Nazare. The Monastery of the Dominicans of Batalha was built to commemo- rate the victory of the Portuguese over the Castilians at the battle of Aljubarrota in 1385. It was to be the Portuguese monarchy's main building project for the next two centuries. Here a highly original, national Gothic style evolved, profoundly influenced by Manueline art, as demonstrated by its masterpiece, the Royal Cloister.
Continue to Nazare, a colorful fishing village on a lovely bay, with a very long beach. The lower part of the town still consists of small lanes with fisherman huts. The district Síto lies above approx. 100 m high cliffs. From there is a fantastic view along the coast. You will have lunch and free time to explore the vil- lage on your own. We will also visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Nazareth. The legend of Our Lady of Nazaré is that the statue was carved in Wood by Saint Joseph himself and painted by Saint Luke the Evangelist, originated from Nazareth of Galilee and later taken to Europe.
Late afternoon return to Fatima.
(Optional) Candlelight Rosary procession.
After morning Mass we will visit the Museum of Fatima, where you are able to see the crown of Our Lady with the bullet that injured John Paul II. The rest of the day you have free time for private devotions, last minute shopping or just explore Fatima on your own. (Optional) Candlelight Rosary procession.
This morning after breakfast we say goodbye to Our Lady and on our way to Lisbon we will visit the town of Santarem, one of the oldest cities in the world. We will visit the Church of St. Stephen, containing the oldest recorded Eucharistic Miracle in the world. Venerate the relic of the Bleeding Host, stolen by a woman in payment to a sorcerer, the host began to emit a brilliant beam of light and then to profusely bleed. Reverently returned to the church of St. Stephen, this miracle has been on continuous display since 1269.
Proceed to Lisbon for our tour of Rossio Square. The Rossio has been a meeting place for people of Lisbon for centuries. Some of the cafés and shops of the square date from the 18th century, like the Café Nico- la. In this area you have Saint Domingos Church, one of the oldest churches in Lisbon. Also visit the tower of Belém and Discoveries Monument. Time permit- ting we cross the river Tagus and visit the Sanctuary of Christ the King is a Catholic monument and Shrine dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus overlooking the city of Lisbon. It was inspired by the Christ the Redeemer statue of Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil. Dinner and overnight in Lisbon.
This morning after breakfast, our main focus is on St. Anthony. Despite what might be assumed from his name, Saint Anthony of Padua was born and grew up in Lisbon. The location of his birthplace, is in the crypt of the Church of St Anthony. Afternoon transfer to the airport for our return flight to the USA. You will be asking yourself, "Where did the time go?"