Krakow • Lagiewniki • Auschwitz • Wadowice • Wieliczka • Zakopane • Czestochowa • Gdansk • Biskupin • Torun • Warsaw
12 days - Our price includes flight from your hometown and exclusively 4 or 5 star hotels everywhere
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Trips in 2020 - $4,499.00
Trips in 2021 - $4,499.00
- A Catholic priest will be with the group to celebrate Mass.
- Round-trip airfare from your hometown connecting in a major city to fly overseas is included.
- Exclusively 4 or 5 star hotels in downtown areas.
- All breakfasts and all dinners. Wine is included with all dinners.
- Transportation with luxury bus.
- All entrance fees to all the sites.
- All tips to everyone involved in the tour.
- The tour fees for our guides. Our tour guides are well educated, caring, and professional. Most of them have their PhD's in Church history, archeology, philosophy, languages, or Theology.
- Luggage handling. Please pack light, one piece of luggage and one carry-on.
- If you are traveling alone and you allow us to find you a roommate, you don't have to pay the $900 single supplement. If you wish to have your own room and you are not open to the idea of rooming with another passenger, then single supplement fee is $900.
- Dress casually all throughout the trip. Shoulders and knees should be covered when visiting Basilicas or churches.
- A wheelchair can be provided for those passengers who cannot walk, with prior notice at registration and payment of $150. A traveling companion has to push the wheelchair throughout the trip.
- At the time of registration, as a part of the total balance, a non-refundable $1,500 ($500 deposit plus $1,000 airfare deposit) is due in the form of a check. For example, if your trip costs $3,000, when you sign up and you pay the $1,500 deposit, your balance would be $1,500 and is due 4 months before departure date. If you sign up after the final payment due date or a the last minute, you must overnight the entire cost of the trip immediately.
Trip Does Not Include
- Insurance ~ The total trip cost is non-refundable, so we recommend trip insurance to protect your investment.
Day 1: Departure from USA to Krakow. Dinner and Breakfast will be served in-flight.
Day 2: Early morning arrival. Rest a bit. Depart for Lagiewniki which is the capital of the Divine Mercy where Christ Himself wished to pass on to our generation, through the mediation of St. Faustina. The Sanctuary houses grace-working images of Merciful Jesus and the relics of St. Faustina. Visit the Shrine of Divine Mercy, St. Faustina's convent chapel, and her tomb. See the displayed relic of Saint Pope John Paul II where his robe contains the blood stain from when he was shot in 1981. Depart for Wadowice, the birthplace of Karol Wojtyla. Visit the church he was to have attended and was baptized as a child. Dinner and overnight in Krakow.
Day 3: After breakfast, take a tour of Wawel Royal Castle. Then descend into the underground chambers of the Wieliczka Salt Mines for an unparalleled tour of the medieval galleries and halls carved out of rocks and salt deposits. Dinner and overnight in Krakow.
Day 4: After breakfast, off to Auschwitz where you will visit the impressive Holocaust Memorial. Dinner and overnight in Krakow.
Day 5: After breakfast, travel to Zakopane, Visit the resort village nestled in the splendor of the Tatras region. Walk one of John Paul II's walking trails of the Zakopane region, beautifully situated within the Tatras Mountains in the valley between Gubalowka and Giewont. Admire picturesque landscapes of Poland's highest mountains and visit the Hermitage of St. Brother Albert, founder of the Albertines Order. Take a short walk along the colorful Krupowki Street for some last minute shopping in the local bazaar. Visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima. Dinner and overnight in Krakow.
Day 6: After breakfast, take a bus ride north to Czestochowa in Jasna Góra. Visit Our Lady of Czestochowa, Poland's greatest pilgrimage shrine, where there will be mass. Then off to Warsaw. Dinner and overnight in Warsaw.
Day 7: After breakfast, Mass will be at St. James Church, the church of St. Faustina when she arrived in Warsaw. Pass through the infamous Warsaw Ghetto area, along the Royal Route with its aristocratic mansions, and see the Old Town and the Royal Castle. Wander around the Old Town perfectly reconstructed so that the houses still lean on one another as if with age. Lovely cafes edge the central square; sit and watch the world go by surrounded by the multi-colored buildings, imagining life here before WWII. Tour the Royal Castle another reconstruction but with much of the original furniture, which was saved. In front is grand Castle Square, used for speech-making and by local skateboarders, performers etc. See Zymunt's Column, an original 17th century memorial to a Polish King, and wander down Royal Route which becomes Nowy Swiat. This is the main shopping street and also has lovely cafes. Dinner and overnight in Warsaw.
Day 8: Visit the Warsaw Uprising Museum. The modern interactive museum has exhibits that clearly show the damage and suffering during the Nazi-occupation. Walking around the area that was the Warsaw Ghetto there is still evidence of the damage to buildings. Dinner and overnight in Warsaw.
Day 9: On the way to Gdansk, stop at Torun, which is known as the Copernicus and Gingerbread Town. It is a UNESCO world heritage site. This delightful historical city is abundant in original Gothic structures that survived numerous wars and invasions, including a magnificent town hall, medieval fortification walls, and the Polish leaning tower of Pisa Dinner and overnight in Gdansk.
Day 10: After breakfast, we stop at the famous Gdansk (formerly Lenin) Shipyards, the birthplace of the Solidarity movement led by Lech Walesa. Gdansk's past as the richest Polish port city has given it the present day status a favorite tourist destination in Poland. Gdansk's Old Town is redolent of maritime atmosphere and replete with unique Hanseatic-style architecture. Dinner and overnight in Gdansk.
Day 11: After breakfast, visit the Golden gate which is a 17th century Gothic gate and most decorative monument in the whole area. Visit St. Mary's Church which is one of the biggest churches in Poland with a capacity of 25,000 people. Stop for lunch and then have some free time to visit the Town Hall. It contains artifacts from medieval time and it's the gateway to Gdansk's most beautiful area, Dlugi Targ Street. Dinner and overnight in Gdansk.
Day 12: Departure for USA from Gdansk
Please note: We do our best to ensure that all sites listed in this itinerary will be seen. However, due to scheduling conflicts, or other circumstances beyond our control, sites may be visited on a different day than listed. If this happens it will also necessitate a change in the restaurant for dinner. Since we have several different trip configurations touring at the same time, it is likely that groups on different tours will be combined when their itineraries overlap in certain areas.