Take a retreat from your everyday life to focus on spiritual part. Follow the footsteps of Saint John Paul II, from where he was born, baptized to where he became a priest. Take time and visit the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Lagiewniki, learn the life of St. Faustina and her Divine Mercy message.  Learn the story of St. Maximilian Kolbe and Niepokalanow.
Pilgrimage is a part of our life, take a moment to reflect

Day 1

Warsaw

Arrival, transfer to your hotel
Time at leisure
Welcome dinner at a local restaurant

 

Day 2

Warsaw

Full-day city tour of Warsaw includes Old Town with St. John Cathedral, the Royal Route leading up to Lazienki Palace and Park. Afternoon part of the tour features sites important in St. Faustina life in Warsaw
Rest of the day at leisure
Overnight in Warsaw

 

Day 3

Warsaw – Niepokalanow – Swinice Warckie – Czestochowa

Morning: drive to Niepokalanow to visit Basilica of the Immaculate Conception and learn the history of St. Maximilian Kolbe, who established the Franciscan Monastery there

Afternoon: drive to Swinice Warckie, a small town where Saint Faustina was baptized and started her spiritual formation. Next stop is Glogowiec village. She was born and lived there together with her parents
Continue to Czestochowa for dinner and overnight

 

Day 4

Czestochowa – Wadowice – Kalwaria Zebrzydowska – Krakow

Morning: visit the Pauline Monastery at Jasna Gora. It is one of the biggest pilgrimage centers known for the miraculous icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa, entrusted to the Pauline Order in the 14th century
Afternoon: drive to Wadowice the birthplace of St. Pope John Paul II. Visit his family house where he was born. Today it is a museum that tells and shows the story of his life
Continue to Kalwaria Zebrzydowska. It is a pilgrimage center where a series of small chapels showing the Passion of Jesus Christ and the life of the Virgin Mary was laid out in the early 17th century
Transfer to Krakow

 

Day 5

Krakow

Morning: half-day tour of Krakow featuring the most important landmarks such as St. Mary’ Church, Cloth Hall, Wawel Hill with Cathedral
Afternoon: time at leisure or optional visit to Wieliczka Salt Mine

 

Day 6

Krakow – Auschwitz – Krakow

Morning: visit to the Museum and Memorial Auschwitz-Birkenau where over 1.1 million lives were lost. One of them was St. Maximilian Kolbe
Return to Krakow, rest of the day at leisure

 

Day 7

Krakow –  Lagiewniki – Krakow

Morning: visit to Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in Lagiewniki (one of Krakow’s districts). Here St. Faustina Kowalska lived and worked until the end of her life. Today pilgrims from all over the world visit the place
Afternoon: time at leisure

 

Day 8

Krakow departure

Breakfast at the hotel; check-out and departure for your next destination

 

Pilgrimage route in Poland
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