Day 01: Mumbai Vienna:
Depart Mumbai by flight for Vienna. On arrival we clear all formalities and proceed to board our coach for an orientation tour of this beautiful Austrian city. Drive past the state Opera, the Museum of Fine Art and Natural History, The Parliament building , the City Hall and the University.
Later this evening enjoy a delicious dinner in the hotel. Overnight at your hotel in Vienna.
Day 02: ON TO CROATIA. CITY TOUR OF ZAGREB
Today after breakfast, we check out and drive across the Austrian border to the Croatian Capital of Zagreb. After lunch, we proceed on a wonderful tour of this city packed historic buildings, such as the gothic style church of st Marcus, TrgBanajelacica – Zagrebscental square, the Croatian Parliament and the Bn’s Palace – now the Presidential Palace. End your tour with a visit to the lovely Maksimir Park with its artificial lakes, Echo pavilion and the quaint 19th century Bellevue Pavillian . Return to your hotel for a local dinner. Overnight at your in Zagreb.
Day 03: Split
After breakfast, we drive south to split by far the largest Dalmatian city, ant the second- largest city of Croatia. Enroute a packed lunch. More of the lovely Dalmatian Coast before reaching split where we proceed on a guided tour of the former home town of the Roman emperor Diocletian and his palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Day 04: Split – MEDJUGGORJE
Today we drive along one of the most beautiful stretches of the Adriatic coast. The stunning of quaint villages, rich vegetation, white pebble beaches and crystal clear water make this region unforgettable.
We cross into Bosnia and continue our journey to Medjugorge, the city the Blessed Mother visited. A packed lunch will be providedenroute, later this afternoon we finally arrive into the beautiful city of Medjugorge. Just in time for a rest, dinner and the evening rosary and the spiritually uplifting Croatian mass and evening programme.
Day 05 : MEDJUGORGE
After breakfast we will experience all that MEDJUGORGE has to offer. You will meet pilgrims from around the World coming together in prayer and faith. MEDJUGORJE is a favoured place in which the Holy Virgin Mary has supposedly appeared daily for nearly 30years.
Medjugorje is a place in which the Our Lady, has said: “…in a special way I have gladly remained when the Almighty sent me..”March 21, 1985
You will visit Cross Mountain, Apparition Mountain and St. James Church all places that play a huge part in understanding the Visitations and meaning of Our Ladys messages to the Visionaries. Dinner and Overnight atMadjugorge.
Day 06: MEDJUGORGE – PLITIVICE, CROATIA
After breakfast, we will board our coach to begin our journey to Plitivice National Park in Croatia. Enroute we will have a packed lunch. Sit back and enjoy the breathtaking scenery of Croatian countryside. Mountains, landscapes in all colours and quaint villages.
Arrive into Plitivice and check into your hotel. Tonight after a local dinner, spend the night in Plitivice.
DAY 07: PLITVICE NATIONAL PARK, CROATIA.
Today after a continental breakfastwe drive towards Croatias best- known national park – Plitvice Arrive into Plitvic in time to enjoy a walk with a local guide through the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder. Its 16lakes, wooded hills, waterfalls, and cascades make it one of Europes most loved national parks.
We will have a packed lunch before heading for the Hungarian border and, by way of Gyor, you’ll reach Budapest. Dinner and Overnight in the hotel.
DAY 08: BUDAPEST
Today after breakfast in the hotel, we check out and proceed on a guided city tour through Eastern Europes most Cosmopolitan city. The magnificient Buda Castle dominates the twin cities of Buda and Pest., separated by the broad ribbon of the Danube. On to Heroes’ Square which typifies the modern capital, while along the riverbank you fid the old inns.
Included sightseeing takes in the Parliament building, Fishermens Bastion, the Royal Castle,and the 13th Century Matthias Coronation Church. We will stop for lunch at a local Indian Restaurant before driving north west across the Polish border to Krakow. Arrive into Krakow and after dinner retire to your room for a good nights sleep.
DAY 09: CZESTOCHOWA – THE BLACK MADONNA
After breakfast at the hotel, we board our coach for a fascinating morning; we will soak in the sights and sounds of this vibrant city on an orientation tour. After a packed lunch we drive to Czestochowa to visit JASNA GORA , the monastery near Czestochowa, and admire its BLACK MADONNA, which is venerated as the “Queen of Poland” and has become the countrys national symbol. Late evening we arrive back in Krakow. Tonight after dinner Overnight at your hotel in Krakow (Poland).
DAY 10: WADOWICE – THE HOME OF BLESSED POPE JOHN II
After breakfast, depart for Wadowice and all the sites connected with Pope John II. The first choice is the house at 7 Koscielnastreet with a flat where the future Vicar of Christ was born and raised. The place has been turned into a museum and used to exhibit The Wojtylasfamilys former possessions as well as personal belongings of Father Karol Wojtyla.
Possibly even more important is the nearby church itself as the uture John Paul II grew up in its shadow, Was baptizes a catholic and later confirmed in it, served as an altar boy and prayed daily here before its miraculous picture of Our Lady of Perpepetual Help. The Churches Gothic Chancel dates from the 15th century while the late-Baroque nave and aisles were built in the 1790’s. The left aisle contains a baptismal font where the baby Karol Wojtyla was baptized.
Also the high school where young Karol Wojtyla was educated has remained in place.
Late evening return to Krakow for dinner and an Overnight stay.
Day 11: OLOMOUC, CZECH REPUBLIC
After a sumptuous breakfast, we board our coach for our journey into Czerch Republic. We will stop in the beautiful Czech city of Olomouc where we will visit the magnificient Baroque church of the visitation of the Virgin Mary which overlooks the city. Pope John Paul II had visited the church and promoted it to Minor Basilica.
WE continue our journey, arriving later in the magnificient city of Prague – the political, cultural and economic centre of the Czech state for Over 1100 years. The evening, enjoy dinner in the hotel. Overnight in Prague.
DAY 12: PRAGUE _ GUIDED CITY TOUR
After a buffet breakfast, proceed for a city tour of prague with a experienced local guide. You will start off with a visit to the 1,000year old grounds of Prague Castle.
As you walk through the beautiful courtyards, stop by for a visit to St. Vitus Cathedral – the main church of the castle.
Proceed down to Golden lane to see the brightly coloured houses lined along the castle wall. After lunch, we continue to explore the medieval part of the city and spend some free time browsing through the quaints shops of this beautiful city.
Tonight after dinner Overnight at your hotel in Prague
DAY 13: PRAGUE – MUNICH, GERMANY
Today after breakfast we bid adieu to this beautiful city and board our coach for our drive west to cross the border into Germany.
Arive into the city of Munich and proceed for lunch. After you check into your hotel the rest of the afternoon is free for you to explore the city. After dinner, overnight in your hotel in Munich.
DAY 14: MUNICH – THE MOST LIVABLE CITY
Today after breakfast, we discover why Munich was voted the “MOST LIVABLE CITY” in the world. Just one visit to the city and you will understand why. From the Frauenkirche, Marienplatz and the outdoor markets at ViktualienPlatz, to the beer gardend in the English Garden and surrounded by the German Alps, Munich is perhaps the most beautiful city in all of Germany
……BMW MUSEUM AND PLANT
After a delicious Indian lunch, we visit the BMW Museum and plant for a Fascinating presentation of the company, brand and history of BMW. About 125 of BMW’s most valuable and attractive exhibits from 90years of BMW history are on display.
You will also visit the BMW plant to gain a first hand – impression of the passion and precision in producing individual cars. Follow the progress of a BMW as it passes through the bodyshop and the paintshop.
After a fun filled day, you will enjoy a delicious Indian Dinner before returning to your hotel. Overnight in Munich.
DAY 15: HOMEWARD BOUND
Today after an early breakfast its time to bid good bye to Europe as you board your coach to the airport for your flight back home. Good times need never end, after your check in formalities are completed, sit back, relax and enjoy the in- flight services and meals as you relive the memories of your tour with Purple Orchid Holidays.
DAY 16 – ARRIVE BACK INTO INDIA
END TOUR WITH SWEET MEMORIES…….