16-day roundtrip

Millions of pilgrims from all over the world visit the sanctuaries and churches every year, not only to pray but also to see the pearls of architecture. 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 as well as other countries.
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 (PL)

Upon arrival in Warsaw Chopin Airport, meet with your guide-assistant and 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; 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 in the Old Town. Overnight at the hotel in Warsaw

 

Day 2

Warsaw (PL)

Breakfast at the hotel

Full day city tour of Warsaw; including the Old Town with the Royal Castle Square and 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 (PL)

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 at the hotel
Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Czestochowa

 

Day 4

Czestochowa – Wadowice – Kalwaria Zebrzydowska – Krakow (PL)

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. 135 km, 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 (PL)

Breakfast at the hotel
Half day city tour of Krakow, including Royal Wawel Hill (with the entrance to the 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 (PL)

Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to Auschwitz (ca. 67 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 a local restaurant at the Old Town.
Overnight at the hotel in Krakow

 

Day 7

Krakow –  Lagiewniki – Zakopane (PL)

Breakfast at the hotel; check-out
Transfer to Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in Lagiewniki (Krakow’s district). 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, it is 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 (PL) – Prague (CZ)

Breakfast at the hotel; check-out
Transfer to Prague (ca. 570 km, 7,30 h).

Check-in;  dinner and overnight at the hotel in Prague

 

Day 9

Prague (CZ)

Breakfast at the hotel
Half day city tour of Prague, including the Church of Our Lady Of Victorious (with its famous statue of the Infant Jesus of Prague), New Town area. Continue to the other side of the Vltava River to the Lesser Town. Then go to the Castle District (walking tour in the Prague Castle and the surrounding area). See the Castle grounds and the famous gothic St. Vitus Cathedral. Finally, visit the Jewish Quarter, the Old Town Square, and Wenceslas Square.

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

 

Day 10

Prague (CZ) – Altötting (AT) – Salzburg (AT)

Breakfast at the hotel; check-out
Transfer to Altötting (ca. 310 km, 4 h), visit to the Gnadenkapelle, the objective of over one million pilgrims and visitors each year that come to see the Black Madonna kept in the octagonal Chapel of Grace. The chapel also houses a silver urn immortalizing the hearts of Bavarian kings and prince-electors, as well as precious votive offerings.

Transfer to Salzburg (ca. 70 km, 1 h). Check-in at the hotel
Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel in Salzburg

 

Day 11

Salzburg (AT)

Breakfast at the hotel. Half day classic city tour of Salzburg (the best known as the city of Mozart), including the Old Town with Mozart Museum, Mirabell Garden, Hellbrunn Palace.

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

 

Day 12

Salzburg – Melk – Vienna (AT)

Breakfast at the hotel; check-out
Transfer to Melk (ca. 212 km, 2 h) to see the Benedictine Abbey located on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Danube River and the adjoining the Wachau Valley. The abbey contains the Tomb of Saint Coloman of Stockerau, and the remains of several members of the House of Babenberg, Austria’s first ruling dynasty.

Transfer to Vienna (ca. 90 km, 1,30 h). Check-in at the hotel
Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel in Vienna

 

Day 13

Vienna (AT)

Breakfast at the hotel.
Half day city tour of Vienna; drive by the main landmarks of the city including Ringstrasse, Vienna’s main boulevard, State Opera, the Museums of Fine Art and Natural History, the Parliament building, famous Schönbrunn Palace(with entrance). Schönbrunn Palace with its surrounding buildings and the huge park is one of the most significant cultural monuments in Austria. The castle was built to rival the French Versailles Palace in Baroque.

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

 

Day 14

Vienna – Mariazell – Vienna  (AU)

Breakfast at the hotel
Transfer to Mariazell (ca. 160 km, 2,30 h), mainly known as a pilgrimage place for many centuries, where pilgrims have come to pray to Maria. See the Basilica and the Rock of Magnus; according to the legend, this rock was blocking the way of the missionary Franciscan Klaus Magnus, who was carrying a wooden statue of Maria. As an effect of his prayers the rock broke and he could continue on his way.

Transfer back to Vienna
Dinner at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Vienna

 

Day 15

Vienna (AT) – Budapest (HU)

Breakfast at the hotel; check-out
Transfer to Budapest (ca. 245 km, 3 h). Check-in at the hotel

Half day city tour of Budapest, including: the Royal Palace with baroque facade of 300 meters overlooking the Danube, the Matthias Church, where the rulers of Hungary received the crown of St. Stephen, and the Fishermen’s Bastion, neo-set Roman ramparts and turrets that resembles a fairytale castle. Continue to view the Parliament, Heroes’ Square with a gallery of statues of the founders of Hungary, the castle courtyard Vajdahunyad, St. Stephen’s Basilica, and the Opera House.

Dinner Cruise on the Danube River (buffet dinner on board including drinks and live music, ca. 1,30 h). Transfer to the hotel.
Overnight at the hotel in Budapest

 

Day 16

Budapest (HU) – departure

Breakfast at the hotel; check-out
Transfer to the Budapest 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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