In the footsteps of John Paul II and St. Faustina - 8-day roundtrip

Millions of pilgrims from Poland and many other countries around the world visit our sanctuaries and churches every year, not only to pray but also to see the pearls of Polish architecture.
There are more than 200 various sanctuaries in Poland. During your unforgettable Pilgrimage Tour you have a chance to visit some of them.
Take a retreat from the everyday life to focus on spiritual places in Poland. Follow the footsteps of Saint John Paul II – from where he was born, baptized, where he became a Priest – Bishop – Cardinal. Take in the Shrine of Divine Mercy (in Lagiewniki) and be drawn closer to the life of St. Faustina and her Divine Mercy message.
Pilgrimage is a part of life… It is a step into the past… Pause to celebrate … A moment to reflect … Teaching how to forgive …

Day 1

Warsaw

Upon arrival in Warsaw Chopin Airport, meet your guide-assistant at the arrival hall;  transfer to your hotel. Check-in.
Short panoramic city tour including visit St. James Church, that was visited by St. Faustina during her stay in Warsaw; and then the Palace of Culture and Science – the highest building in Poland, with large viewing terrace on the 30th floor.

Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel in Warsaw

 

Day 2

Warsaw

Breakfast at the hotel

Full day city tour of Warsaw; including the Old Town with its King Sigismund Waza Column,  entrances to the Royal Castle and St. John Archcathedral. Drive along the Royal Route: Krakowskie Przedmiescie, Nowy Swiat and Aleje Ujazdowskie, with numerous churches (Holy Cross Church with Chopin’s heart), monuments, historic buildings and palaces, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier; stop in front of the Parliament; stop and walk through the Lazienki Park (summer residence of the last Polish king) with famous Palace on the Isle (entrance); New and Old Orangery and famous Chopin’s monument.

Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel in Warsaw

 

Day 3

Warsaw – Niepokalanow – Swinice Warckie – Czestochowa

Breakfast at the hotel; Check-out

Transfer to Niepokalanow (ca. 55 km, 45 min.), a community of Franciscan friars dedicated to living a radical consecration to the Immaculate Virgin. Visit in the local basilica, old chapel the Museum of St. Maximilian (called “There was a Man”).

Transfer to Swinice Warckie (ca. 135 km, 2 h), a small town related to Saint Faustina. Here in a local parish church she was baptized and made her first Holy Communion. On the local cemetery her parents are buried and the house where she was born is located in the nearby village of Glogowiec.

Transfer to Czestochowa (ca. 170 km, 3 h).
Check-in, dinner at the hotel.
Overnight at the hotel in Czestochowa

 

Day 4

Czestochowa – Wadowice – Kalwaria Zebrzydowska – Krakow

Breakfast at the hotel; Check-out

Visit the Monastery of Pauline on Jasna Gora, one of the biggest pilgrimage centers of the modern Christian world. The miraculous icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa, placed there since the 14th century, attracts millions of tourists from around the world.

Transfer to Wadowice (ca. 135km, 2 h), a small town famous as the birthplace of Pope John Paul II. See the house where He was born, now transformed into a museum where you can see many reminders from different periods of His life.

Transfer to Kalwaria Zebrzydowska (ca. 15 km, 15 min.). Among the most frequently visited pilgrimage centers of Poland, Kalwaria Zebrzydowska is part of one of Europe’s most interesting landscape and architectural projects. Over a million pilgrims visit this devotional complex every year.

Transfer to Krakow (ca. 40 km, 45 min.) Check-in,
Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Krakow

 

Day 5

Krakow

Breakfast at the hotel

Half day tour of Krakow, including the Royal Wawel Hill, with its Royal Cathedral and the Royal Apartments, and the Old Town area with the Royal Route, the Old Town Market Square, the Cloth Hall, with entrance to St. Mary’s Basilica and walk through the Florianska Gate.

Transfer to Wieliczka Salt Mine. It is a unique world-class attraction, included in UNESCO’s Human Heritage List. A tour of the mine includes beautiful chapels sculpted in salt, spacious chambers, crystal grottoes and underground ponds. All this at average depth of 250 meters below ground.

Dinner at a local restaurant in Wieliczka. Transfer back to Krakow.
Overnight at the hotel in Krakow

 

Day 6

Krakow – Auschwitz – Tyniec – Krakow

Breakfast at the hotel

Transfer to Auschwitz (ca. 70 km, 1 h), the largest of the German Nazi concentration camps from II World war where over 1.1 million men, women and children lost their lives during the Holocaust. To date, over 25,000,000 from all over the world have visited the Museum and Memorial. Transfer to Tyniec (ca. 63 km, 1 h). , The picturesque region with hills, forest, and the river, attracts a number of visitors who wish to relax and get some fresh air. Nine centuries ago Benedictines arrived at this place. On the rock by the Vistula river they built a monastery – abbacy, which emerges from the trees and reflects in the river. Transfer back to Krakow
Dinner at the local restaurant at the Old Town. Overnight at the hotel in Krakow

 

Day 7

Krakow –  Lagiewniki – Zakopane

Breakfast at the hotel; check-out

Transfer to Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in Lagiewniki (Krakow’s districts). It is one of the most well-known sanctuaries in Poland. Here until the end of her life lived Saint Faustina. It is place of pilgrimages from Poland and all over the world.

Transfer to Zakopane (ca. 100 km, 1,30 h), also known as the Winter Capital of Poland. Situated in a very picturesque area of the Polish mountain Tatry, often visited not only during winter.
Enjoy a half day tour of the city and admire the beautiful landscapes of the polish mountains. Walk down Krupowki, the most famous street in Zakopane, full of restaurants and souvenir shops. See the Wielka Krokiew, a ski jump complex with beautiful examples of wooden architecture. See Jaszczorowka Chapel, which has been visited several times by Karol Wojtyla (John Paul II) where he often walked for prayer and reflection. Take a cable car to the top of Gubalowka Mountain to see the amazing panoramic landscape of the Tatra Mountains.

Check-in at the hotel. Dinner at a local restaurant
Overnight at the hotel in Zakopane

 

Day 8

Zakopane – Krakow departure

Breakfast at the hotel; check-out
Transfer to Krakow Balice Airport for the return flight

 

Important:

Due to unforeseen changes in local schedules & events, we reserve the right to change the sequence of sightseeing, events and activities as well as substitute those listed with others of similar quality… Flight details may cause changes in the program.

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