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Pilgrimage to Poland

8 Days 1 Country 3 Cities

The resilience of Poland is revealed on this exploration of a land marred by a tragic war, but restored with enviable verve.

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      15 Days 1 Country 9 Cities

      Iconic Rockies With Western Canada

      Departure date

      Warsaw, Poland

      Return date

      Krakow, Poland

      Book by:

      i Flights available

      Early payment discount

      Was: PP

      Save: PP

      Code: XXXXX

        Extensions available for this trip

        Secure your trip with a deposit today

        Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

        Please read our Trip Notes before booking

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          • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
          • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
          • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
          • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
          • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

          About this trip

          The resilience of Poland is revealed on this exploration of a land marred by a tragic war, but restored with enviable verve. Homeland of St. John Paul II, your pilgrimage will take you to Niepokalonow, Czestochowa and Wadowice. Explore the rebuilt centre of Warsaw, the medieval Old Town of Kraków, and Auschwitz.


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          Trip code: CF0017GL

          7 Nights

          accommodation

          11 Meals
          • 7 hot buffet breakfasts

          • 4 dinners (including Be My Guest)

          On-trip Transport

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          Highlights

          What's Included

          Sightseeing Highlights

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            • City tour in Warsaw, Wadowice and Kraków

            • See the tomb of St. Faustina in Kraków, Maximilian Kolbe's cell in Auschwitz

            • Visit Źytnia Street Church in Warsaw, the Franciscan Monastery in Niepokalanow, the Parish Church of St. Casimir in Swinice Warckoe, Jasna Gora Monastery in Czestochowa, the Basilica Minor in Wadowice, the Mariacki Church and the Shrine of the Divine Mercy in Kraków, Auschwitz Concentration Camp and Jaszczurowka Chapel in Zakopane


          What's Included

          Dining

            • 7 hot buffet breakfasts

            • 4 dinners
              (including Be My Guest)


          What's Included

          Travel Highlights

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            • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

            • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

            • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation

            • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

            • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

            • Optional Experiences and free time

            • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

            • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

            • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

            • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

            • VIP entry to many sights


            Airport Transfers

          • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


           

          Pilgrimage to Poland

          Your Itinerary

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          Day 1

          Arrive Warsaw (2 Nights)

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          Warsaw Sightseeing

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          Warsaw – Niepokalanow – Swinice Warckie – Czestochowa

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          Czestochowa – Wadowice – Kraków (4 nights)

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          Kraków Sightseeing

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          Kraków – Auschwitz Excursion

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          Kraków – Zakopane – Kraków

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          Depart Kraków

          Day 1

          Arrive Warsaw (2 Nights) Day 1 - Arrive Warsaw (2 Nights)

          Welcome to Warsaw, where you begin your pilgrimage through Poland's deep history and religious wonders. Join your Travel Director and companions to attend Mass locally, followed by a Welcome Reception.

          Hotel

          Leonardo Royal

          Meals

          • Welcome Reception

          Hotel

          Leonardo Royal

          Meals

          • Welcome Reception

          Day 1

          Day 2

          Warsaw Sightseeing Day 2 - Warsaw Sightseeing

          Admire Warsaw's historic centre including the Old Town, with its beautiful cobbled streets, and picturesque architecture during your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. See the Market Square, the Barbican. Visit the site of the Warsaw Ghetto, shockingly evoked in Polanski's award-winning film 'The Pianist', see St. James Church where Helena Kowalska prayed when she arrived into Warsaw, and the church in Źytnia Street, the Shrine of the Divine Mercy. Explore the city on your own this afternoon. Consider a visit to the Wilanow Palace, a priceless testimony to the splendour of Poland's past or perhaps attend a Chopin Recital?

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast

          Day 2

          Day 3

          Warsaw – Niepokalanow – Swinice Warckie – Czestochowa Day 3 - Warsaw – Niepokalanow – Swinice Warckie – Czestochowa

          This morning we leave for Niepolalanow and visit one of the largest Franciscan Monasteries founded by St. Maximilian Kolbe, the martyr who was arrested by the Nazis and volunteered to die in place of a stranger at Auschwitz during WWII. Our pilgrimage continues to Swinice Warckie where we visit the Paris Church of Casimir. It was here that St. Faustina was baptised, and received her first confession and her First Holy Communion. Our day concludes in Czestochowa, the spiritual capital of Poland and home of the Black Madonna. Tradition tells us that this icon was painted by Luke the Evangelist, and discovered by St. Helen and later enshrined. We arrive in time for a Cultural Insight, attending Mass at Jasna Gora Monastery with time for personal reflection. This evening we dine at our hotel.

          Hotel

          Mercure Czestochowa Centrum

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast
          • Dinner

          Hotel

          Mercure Czestochowa Centrum

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast
          • Dinner

          Day 3

          Day 4

          Czestochowa – Wadowice – Kraków (4 nights) Day 4 - Czestochowa – Wadowice – Kraków (4 nights)

          We travel to Wadowice this morning. The history of the city dates back to the 13th century but is renowned as birthplace of Karol Wojtyla who later became Pope John Paul II. With our Local Specialist, we discover more of this beautiful city and also about the early life of Pope John Paul II. We visit the Basilica Minor where he was baptised and attended mass as a child and which he awarded the title of Basilica Minor in 1982. We will also visit his family home which is now a museum and see some of the family's possessions. Enjoy some free time before continuing to Kraków for our four-night stay. Try a "kremowka" which was the Pope's favourite cake.

          Hotel

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          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast
          • Dinner

          Hotel

          Qubus/Golden Tulip

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast
          • Dinner

          Day 4

          Day 5

          Kraków Sightseeing Day 5 - Kraków Sightseeing

          This morning, consider joining an Optional Experience to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site preserving an entire chapel and dozens of sculptures carved from rock salt. Enjoy a walking tour of the medieval Old Town with a Local Specialist and visit the Market Square with its Cloth Hall, Town Hall Tower and Burgher's Houses. Visit the Mariacki Church with its famous wooden altarpiece designed by Wit Stwosz. See Wawel Castle, enjoy panoramic views of the city from Wawel Hill and visit Wawel Cathedral and have time to pray at the tomb of St. Stanislaus, Patron Saint of Poland. Relax this afternoon or explore the Market Square and city on your own. Later, perhaps enjoy an evening learning about the region's fascinating folklore.

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast

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          Kraków – Auschwitz Excursion Day 6 - Kraków – Auschwitz Excursion

          We embark on a poignant journey to Auschwitz. On our sombre visit to the former concentration camp we learn firsthand about the terrors and resilience of human spirit within those walls. Return to Kraków to visit the Shrine of the Divine Mercy, which houses the Saint's convent chapel and tomb, and have some time for personal reflection.

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast

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          Kraków – Zakopane – Kraków Day 7 - Kraków – Zakopane – Kraków

          Travel to one of Poland's most popular resorts, Zakopane, a place of prayer for priests and bishops, and beloved retreat of Pope John Paul II. You will visit the Jaszczurowka Chapel, a great example of the wooden architecture in Zakopane, and the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima in Krzeptowki, which was built by the people of Zakopane in thanks for the life of the Pope after an attempt on his life in 1981. Admire the breathtaking views of the Tatras from the top of Gubalowka Mountain and shop for arts and crafts made by the Highlanders (Gorale) before returning to Kraków. Tonight we join our fellow travel companions for a Be My Guest Farewell Dinner.

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast
          • Be My Guest Dining

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast
          • Be My Guest Dining

          Day 7

          Day 8

          Depart Kraków Day 8 - Depart Kraków

          Say goodbye to your companions after a memorable pilgrimage. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast

          Day 8

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            • City tour in Warsaw, Wadowice and Kraków

            • See the tomb of St. Faustina in Kraków, Maximilian Kolbe's cell in Auschwitz

            • Visit Źytnia Street Church in Warsaw, the Franciscan Monastery in Niepokalanow, the Parish Church of St. Casimir in Swinice Warckoe, Jasna Gora Monastery in Czestochowa, the Basilica Minor in Wadowice, the Mariacki Church and the Shrine of the Divine Mercy in Kraków, Auschwitz Concentration Camp and Jaszczurowka Chapel in Zakopane


          What's Included

          Dining

            • 7 hot buffet breakfasts

            • 4 dinners
              (including Be My Guest)


          What's Included

          Travel Highlights

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            • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

            • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

            • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation

            • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

            • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

            • Optional Experiences and free time

            • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

            • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

            • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

            • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

            • VIP entry to many sights


            Airport Transfers

          • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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