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Pilgrimage journey through Poland - 12 days
We invite you on a journey through Poland. A land of Baroque palaces, Gothic Churches, exciting, rugged mountains, pristine forests, rushing rivers, peaceful lakes, bountiful farmlands and bustling cities - a beautiful country brimming with century upon century of fascinating history. You will venture into the very heart of Eastern Europe to discover nations of legend, history, culture, music and Christianity.


1st Day
Early morning arrival in Warszawa. Meet your escort at the Warszawa Okęcie Airport. Start city tour of Warszawa including visit to St. Stanislaw Kostka Church and the special exhibition devoted to Father Jerzy Popieluszko, one of the greatest church personalities in Poland murdered by the communists. Holy Mass at St. Kostka Church.Afternoon free at leisure. Welcome Dinner at the local restaurant in Warszawa. Overnight in hotel in Warszawa.

2nd Day
Morning departure for Kraków with leisurely stop in Czestochowa. Visit to Jasna Góra Monastery in Częstochowa. See the Black Madonna Shrine and the Treasury Room where you will see an impressive collection of many precious gifts received by the monastery throughout the ages. Walk along the fortification walls of the Pauline Monastery and the Way of the Cross.Holy Mass at one of the chapels on Jasna Góra Monastery.Depart for Krakow. Dinner at the local restaurant in Krakow. Overnight in hotel in Krakow.

3rd Day
Morning half day city tour of Kraków including visits to: Wawel Royal Cathedral – the scene of coronations and the eternal resting place of the kings of Poland, St. Mary’s Church – famous for its wooden altar by Wit Stwosz. Admire as well the Franciscan Church to see the most interesting Art-Nouveau stained-glass windows and famous “Pope’s Window” on Franciszkańska Street.  Lunch at the local restaurant in Krakow. Afternoon you will drive to Łagiewniki for visiting the Blessed Sister Faustina Convent, Sanctuary of Divine Mercy and centre of John Paul II “Have no fear!“. Sister Faustina was the person whom Jesus appeared in 1931 bringing the wonderful message of Mercy for all of mankind. Holy Mass at Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in Łagiewniki.Dinner and overnight in the hotel in Krakow.


4th Day
Morning depart for Oświęcim and visit the former Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau – the biggest factory of death in the history of humanity and the silent witness of human tragedy. Transfer for Wadowice for the lunch at the local restaurant. Following lunch, visit Wadowice – a small village where our Pope Karol Wojtyla – John Paul II was born on May 18, 1920. Visit the house, now a museum, where He was born and see the Wadowice Church of the Presentation of the Virgin Mary, where He was baptized.  Holy Mass at Wadowice Church of the Presentation of the Virgin Mary. After Holy Mass transfer for Kalwaria Zebrzydowska- a huge monastery with beautiful located Stations of the Cross – each one a separate chapel. The newest acquisition on the UNESCO List of the World Heritage in Poland. Dinner at the local restaurant in Krakow . Overnight in Krakow.


5th Day
Morning transfer to Wieliczka to visit the oldest salt mine in Europe (operated since 13th century) and impressive underground world of salt lakes, chambers, galleries and unique Salt Works created by many generations of Polish miners.  Tourists are visiting 3 levels of the mine, to the depth of 136 meters – the part which have been worked in the 17th – 19th centuries. The Wieliczka Salt Mine belongs to the UNESCO Treasures. Holy Mass at one of the chapel down in the Salt Mine. Lunch at restaurant in Wieliczka and transfer to Ludzmierz to visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Ludźmierz known as the Shepherdess of Podhale or in Polish “Gaździna Podhala”. The cult of Our Lady of Ludźmierz is strongly identified with Poland Highlander’s (Górale) who live in the surrounding Tatra Mountains. Continue your journey to Zakopane. Evening special dinner at the local Highlanders’ Inn including Highlanders’ Folklore Show.  Overnight in hotel in Zakopane


6th Day
In the morning, you will have a sightseeing tour of Zakopane, whose wooden architecture blends with the natural landscapes and it is copied in other parts of Poland; known as Zakopianski Style.  You will visit the Jaszczurówka Chapel and the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima at Krzeptowki, which was built by the people of Zakopane to thank the Lady of Fatima for saving the Pope after an attempt on His life. Holy Mass at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima at Krzeptowki. Lunch at the local restaurant. Free time for own exploring Zakopane and shopping. Dinner at a local Highlanders’ Inn. Overnight in hotel in Zakopane.


7th Day
In the morning transfer to Wroclaw. Lunch in the restaurant en route. After arrival in Wroclawcheck in at hotel and short city tour of Wroclaw the historic capital of Silesia, a large Slav settlement by the 10th century, growing through many years. Visit the Old Town of the city dominated by the building of the gothic Town Hall dated 14th – 15th centuries. Holy Mass at the local church in Wroclaw. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in hotel in Wroclaw.

8th Day
Morning visit Ostrów Tumski – the residence of bishops and princes in the early Middle Ages. The main feature is the enormous gothic cathedral of St John the Baptist dating back to 13th – 14th centuries. Holy Mass at the local church in Wroclaw. Lunch at the local restaurant and  transfer to KsiążCastle. Visiting Książ – Poland's third largest castle, built in 1288-1292 under Bolko I the Strict. The gothic structure was originally made for fortification but when the Hochberg family, one of the richest families in Prussia, got possession of the castle in the 17th century, it was converted into a luxurious palace. It is often called 'The Lower Silesian Versailles' because of its 400 chambers and over 200 fireplaces. After visiting transfer back for Wroclaw for dinner. Overnight in hotel in Wroclaw. 

 9th Day
Morning transfer to Trzebnica and visit of the Sanctuary of St. Jadwiga in Trzebnica – convent for Cistercian nuns founded in 1203. After a few decades of abandonment in the 19th century, it is an abbey of the Sisters of Mercy of St. Borromeo since 1889.Holy Mass at Sanctuary of St. Jadwiga.  Continue to Licheń where you visit the Basilica of Our Lady of Lichen – a Roman Catholic Church designed by Barbara Bielecka and built between 1994 and 2004. The construction was funded by pilgrims' donations. With the nave 120 meters long and 77 meters wide, with a central dome 98 metershigh, and with a tower 141.5 meters tall, it is Poland's largest church and one of the largest churches in the world. Lunch at local restaurant. Transfer to Torun for dinner at the hotel and overnight.

10th Day
Morning short city tour of Toruń – the birthplace of Nicolaus Copernicus, who made a crucial discovery that the Earth is not the centre of universe. You may admire the Monument to Nicholas Copernicus as well as the House where he was born. Lunch at local restaurant. Transfer to Gdańsk– the city that was first mentioned in 997 as astronghold of the Dukes of Pomerania with the fishing and merchant port. You will visit the marvelous Old Town and its main street - Długi Targ- Long Market with Town Hall, 15th century Arthus Court and the most famous Gdansk symbol – the Neptune’s Fountain dating from 17th & 18th centuries. Holy Mass at the local church in Gdansk. Dinner at the local restaurant in Gdansk.  Overnight in hotel in Gdansk


11th Day
Full day in the Kaszuby Region. Visiting the Kashubian Regional Museum in Kartuzy will introduce you to some of the intricacies of Kashubian domestic, cultural and religious traditions. Following the visit lunch at local restaurant. Transfer to Wiele and Lipusz villages. Admire the Wielewska Calvary whose founders were Fr. Joseph Szydzik and the local host Durajewski who gave land for the construction of Calvary. Holy Mass at St. Nicholas Church in Wiele.Following visits transfer back to Gdansk for Farewell Dinner at the local restaurant.  Overnight in hotel in Gdansk

12th Day
Transfer to Gdansk or Warszawa Airport.







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