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DAY 1    - DEPART USA
Depart from your gateway city to board your non-stop from New York to Frankfurt.
Dinner, Breakfast and Entertainment will be provided aboard.

DAY 2 - FRANKFURT        
On arrival to the Frankfurt airport, you will be transferred to your waiting motorcoach for your drive to the hotel and an orientation tour of the city.
In the afternoon, you will take a city tour including  the new commercial center, the historic center, Gothe house (a poet who was born in Frankfurt and whose house is now a museum), and to Sachsehousew with its characteristic Keipeir and Bars.  Although Frankfurt is the business center of Germany, it is also a city rich in history. Upon arrival at the hotel a welcome cocktail will be served before dinner. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 3 - FRANKFURT
After breakfast, your motorcoach will take you to the city of mines to visit the cathedral where you will have mass.  After mass we will sight see this beautiful city and the house of the oblates missionary and the tomb of Father Schultze. In the afternoon we will embark on a cruise to RUDESHEIM during our cruise you can see ruins of numerous castles and vineyards. After disembarking  you will be taken to a typical restaurant of the Rhine territory.Overnight at your hotel in Frankfurt.

DAY 4    - MUNICH
After breakfast you will depart for MUNICH.
We will check in at the Hotel Welkommskoctails and in the afternoon take a panoramic tour of MUNICH.  This city boasts of magnificent architecture, great museums, exiting cultural events and the lure of the nearby Alps.. and then its off to the OKTOBERFEST. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

DAY 5    - MUNICH
After breakfast we will have morning mass.  Then we are off to visit the Bavarian region of Germany, the world famous Newschwanstein Castle  (this castle is the masterwork of King Ludwig II) and Linderhof Castle (this castle also in another of King Ludwig’s extravagances).  This area of MUNICH also has one of the most beautiful Benedictine Monastaries you have ever seen. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

DAY 6    - MUNICH
After breakfast we will visit the cities of ROTHENBURG and NURNBERG.  In ROTHENBURG (this is the most well-preserved of all the ancient cities of Europe with its cobblestone streets and past half-timbered houses), we can have mass at the cathedral.  Then its off to NURNBURG where we will drive the beautiful “Castle Road”, the main entrance into this medieval city, which is a masterpiece of German Gothic architecture.  This area is especially famous for its hand-made toys and artists such as Albrecht Durer.  Later we will have dinner at the Hofbreuhaus (the famous Hitler Brewery). Overnight at your hotel in MUNICH.

DAY 7    - MUNICH…CHIMSEE…SALZBURG
After breakfast, we will visit  King Ludwig II ‘s summer residence, located on a small island in the middle of  lake CHIMSEE.  We will then proceed on to LINZ via Mauthausen with a visit to the concentration camps and finally to SALZBURG (it is a beautiful Baroque city with exquisite cathedrals, museums, a fortress, and the Mirabell Gardens), where we will have dinner and overnight at the hotel. After dinner you may want to go on your own to visit the Mariouette theater.

DAY 8    - SALZBURG
After breakfast, we will get a real flavor of this charming old town by strolling down its cobblestone streets, visiting the beautiful cathedral and the house of Mozart (there is a festival during the months of July and August honoring Mozart) this is also where he created his most famous pieces of work.  
In the afternoon, we tour the Hellbrunn Castle. Tonight we will have dinner in a typical restaurant with a live show “Sound of Music.”
Overnight in your hotel.

DAY 9    - SALZBURG / FRANKFURT
After breakfast we depart for FRANKFURT. The rest of this day will be yours for leisure, to discover the rest of this wonderful city including a possible second look at the famous glockenspiel. Dinner and overnight in your hotel.

DAY 10  - FRANKFURT
After breakfast we depart for the airport for your transatlantic flight home.

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