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Amsterdam, Belgium, Germany & Switzerland


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12 Days / 10 Nights, Amsterdam (Our Lady of All Nations), Echt, Maastricht, Beauraing (Shrine of Our Lady of Beauraing), Banneux (Our Lady of Banneux), Gent, Bruges, Brussels, Aachen, Kevelaer (Our Lady of Kevelaer), Cologne, Trier, Strasbourg, Lucerne, Einseideln (Our Lady of Einsiedeln), Interlaken, Berne & Geneva


TOUR FEATURE INCLUDES:


• Round-trip air USA – Amsterdam and Geneva – USA


• Meet and assist upon arrival by your Homeric Tours representative


• Private deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach throughout


Cologne Cathedral at dusk, Germany


DAY BY DAY ITINERARY DAY 1: USA


Depart USA for your overnight flight to Amsterdam. Dinner and breakfast will be served on board.


DAY 2: AMSTERDAM Upon arrival in Amsterdam, you will meet your Homeric Tours representative and check-in to your hotel. Enjoy a city tour of Amsterdam with a visit to Ann Frank’s house. Dinner and overnight. (D)


DAY 3: AMSTERDAM / ECHT / MAASTRICHT Visit the chapel of The Lady of All Nations where Ida Peerdeman received many messages from Mary, beginning in 1945. After Mass visit her grave. Also visit the Reginenhof Catholic Church, where the Miracle of 1345 known as the Amsterdam Miracle is remembered. Continue to the Convent of Edith Stein and view the memorial dedicated to her before attending Mass. Then onto Maastricht for dinner and overnight. (B,D)


DAY 4: MAASTRICHT / BEAURAING / BANNEUX / GENT / BRUGES


Depart for Belgium. Visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Beauraing where in 1932, the Blessed Mother appeared to a group of young children, 33 apparitions in all. Continue to Gent, famous for the painting “Adoration of the Mystic Lamb.” On to Bruges to view Michelangelo’s masterpiece Madonna and Child in the Cathedral of Our Lady, and the Chapel of the Holy Blood. (B,D)


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DAY 5: BRUGES / BRUSSELS / BRUGES Today visit the capital of Belgium and the European Community. We will visit St. Michael Cathedral and the Grand Palace, the law courts (Palace of Justice), the Arch of inquantenaire, and the famous bronze statue, “Manneke-Pis.” Afternoon at leisure. (B,D)


DAY 6: BRUGES / BANNEUX / AACHEN Depart for Banneux, Notre Dame. Visit Our Lady of Banneux. In 1933 the Blessed Mother appeared to a poor twelve year old girl Mariette Boco and called herself “the Virgin of the poor,” telling her she came for all nations, for all the sick, and to relieve the ill and the suffering. Our Lady of Banneux was authorized with the approval of the Holy See in 1942. Continue to the village of Aachen, which holds the Aachen Cathedral and the Gothic Marian Shrine housing the swaddling clothes of Jesus, the loin cloth of the Lord, the cloth for John the Baptist’s head and the Blessed Virgin’s Cloak. Celebrate Mass In the Cathedral and view the 14th century statue of the Virgin that is venerated as miraculous. (B,D)


DAY 7: AACHEN / KEVELAER / COLOGNE Continue our journey to “Our Lady of Kevelaer,” recognized as one of the major Marian shrines in Central Europe. Afternoon visit to Cologne. Its importance as a center of pilgrimage grew after its acquisition, in 1194, of the relics of the Three Magi, the wise men that brought gifts to the infant Jesus. The relics remain in the Gothic Cathedral; the Kölner Dom. Visit the Cologne Cathedral. After celebrating Mass, tour the city. (B,D)


• English speaking Catholic tour guide(s) • Your choice of 3, 4 or 5 star hotels • 10 Nights of hotel accommodation • Breakfast and dinner daily • 9 Days of sightseeing tours • All transfers • All entrance fees • Hotel taxes and service charges • Porterage of one suitcase per person • USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program


The itinerary may be modified and tailored to the specific requirements and budget of your group * Ask about our church donation program


DAY 8: COLOGNE / TRIER / STRASBOURG Drive along the Rhine River to Trier and visit the Relics of this period that includes Constantine’s Basilica, the Kaiserthermen (the Imperial baths) and the Porta Nigra, a gateway built from colossal blocks of stone. Continue to Strasbourg for dinner and overnight. (B,D)


DAY 9: STRASBOURG / LUCERNE Visit Notre Dame Cathedral built in 1439, soaring above the city and the 16th century astronomical clock. Take in Switzerland’s beautiful scenery while traveling its remarkable villages to Lucerne. Dinner and overnight. (B,D)


DAY 10: LUCERNE / EINSIEDELN / INTERLAKEN Depart Lucerne along the scenic Lake Lucerne and Lake Zug to Our Lady of Einsiedeln. Celebrate Mass at the Monastery of Einsiedeln. Continued to Interlaken, overlooked by the Jungfrau Mountain. Dinner and overnight. (B,D)


DAY 11: INTERLAKEN / BERNE / GENEVA After breakfast check out of your hotel and depart to Berne to explore on your own. In the afternoon continue to Geneva. Farewell dinner and overnight Geneva. (B,D)


DAY 12: GENEVA / USA This morning time to bid farewell to Switzerland. Transfer to the airport for your flight home. (B)


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