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– following Polish saints footsteps –

Day 1st
Arrival in Warsaw airport. Upon arrival at the airport, you will be greeted by our guide. You will be transferred to your hotel and have some time to freshen up. Dinner and overnight in Warsaw.

Day 2nd
After breakfast you visit depart to Niepokalanow – City of the Immaculate. Half-day visit to the sanctuary, its Basilica and St. Maksimilian Kolbe museum. Lather that day you come back to Warsaw. Dinner and overnight in Warsaw.

Day 3rd
After breakfast, you travel to Łódź, with a stop Głogowiec and Świnice Warckie. You will spend whole day at Sister Faustina’s birthplace. Mass and celebration at the local church in Świnice Warckie, where Sister Faustina was baptized. Later that day departure to Łódź for. Dinner and overnight at a hotel.

Day 4th
Breakfast and departure to Częstochowa to visit Jasna Gora Monastery with the Black Madonna icon. One of the most important places of religious worship in the Christian world, with tradition of pilgrimages that goes back to the 14th century. You will be able to participate in the Mass in this Pauline Monastery. Afternoon departure to Krakow. Dinner and an overnights stay at a hotel.

Day 5th
After breakfast you will explore Krakow with our local guide. The tour includes Market Square and hear the silver trumpet of the bugler from St Mary’s Tower. Within the Cathedral you may participate at the Mass celebrated in front of the extraordinary Wit Stwosz altar. Next, your guide conduct you along the John Paul II trail in Krakow – the Jagielonnian Univeristy, the Archbishop’s Palace which is Wojtyła’s last residence before leaving for the Vatican in 1978. There one can see the famous “papal window”, where John Paul II used to show up to chat and chant with the youth of Krakow during all his visits and where thousands of people lit candles and prayed during his last days. Next visit to the Wawel Hill with the Cathedral and the Museum with Pope’s memorabilia. Dinner and an overnight at a hotel.

Day 6th
Breakfast and departure to Wadowice, the birthplace of Karol Wojtyla. Visit the house where the Pope, John Paul II, was born. It has since been turned into a shrine-like museum. You will also visit the church he was attended and was baptized as a child. Next, departure to Kalwaria Zebrzydowska – the most important pilgrimage centre in Małopolska Region. Walk along the Via Dolorosa, built in 17th century by Zebrzydowska Family and visit Bernardine Church. Mass in Kalwaria sanctuary. Later that day you come to Krakow for dinner and an overnight stay

Day 7th
After breakfast we go to Auschwitz, the notorious Nazi concentration camp. We will see the cell that imprisoned St Maximillian Kolbe and the Martyrdom Museum recalling the horrors of the Holocaust.
Accommodation at a hotel later that day. Dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 8th
Breakfast. Whole day tour to Zakopane – beautiful small city located in Tatra Mountains. City tour including Jaszczurówka Chapel, The Old Church and cemetery on Peksowy Brzyzek, famous local market with handmade products and Krupówki street. Early dinner at a local restaurant. An overnight in Krakow.

Day 9th
After breakfast you depart for your day’s excursion to Lagiewniki, the capital of the Divine Mercy. It was here that originated the message of the Divine Mercy, which Christ Himself wished to pass on through the mediation of St. Faustina. The Sanctuary houses grace-working image of Merciful Jesus and the relics of St. Faustina. You will visit the Shrine of Divine Mercy and participate in a Mass, St. Faustina’s convent chapel, and we will visit St. Faustina’s Tomb. Afternoon tour of Wieliczka Salt Mine – the 800 years old Salt Mine, a Museum nowadays, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Return to Krakow. Dinner and overnight in Krakow.

Day 10th
Breakfast. Morning tour of Tyniec Abbey – one of the oldest Polish abbeys, located only few kilometers from Krakow. Your visit with a Mass. Afternoon time for shopping in Krakow. Farewell dinner in the evening. Dinner and overnight in Krakow.

Day 11th
Breakfast and transfer to Krakow airport for your return flight. The tour ends.


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Hotels

All nights at 3* and 4* hotels double occupancy rooms with private bathroom,

Transport

All transfers by a comfortable car, van or minibus.

Min. persons per tour:

2

Duration

10 days

Included in the tour:

  • transfer by a comfortable car, van or minibus.
  • accommodation at 3* and 4* hotels,
  • breakfasts and dinners,
  • an experienced English - Polish speaking tour guide,
  • local, English speaking guides where it’s obligatory,
  • all entrance fees as per program,
  • VAT (tax)

Not included in the tour:

  • all lunches,
  • possible tips for tour guide and driver.

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