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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. This spiritual pilgrimage will take you to the birthplace of Pope John Paul II.

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    • Airport transfers: On arrival at Warsaw Airport transfers will operate at 10.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Kraków Airport at 07.30 and 10.30am.
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      • Airport transfers: On arrival at Warsaw Airport transfers will operate at 10.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Kraków Airport at 07.30 and 10.30am.
      • 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.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, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia 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: CF17GL

      7 Nights

      accommodation

      11 Meals
      • 7 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 4 dinners (including Be My Guest)

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      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, evening mass at Jasna Gora Monastery

        • 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)


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      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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      Your Itinerary

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      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 to discover Poland's deeply rooted faith and Christian heritage. Join your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception to kick-start your spiritual journey.

      Hotel

      Leonardo Royal

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Leonardo Royal

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

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      Day 2

      Warsaw Sightseeing Day 2 - Warsaw Sightseeing

      Embark on a sightseeing tour of the Old Town in the company of a Local Specialist who will reveal how the city has re-emerged following the devastation of WWII. See the Market Square and the Barbican, then 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. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore the city on your terms or consider a visit to Wilanow Palace, followed by 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

      Journey to Niepolalanow to pay your respects to St. Maximilian Kolbe, founder of one of the largest Franciscan Monasteries and the martyr who was arrested by the Nazis and volunteered to die in place of a stranger at Auschwitz during WWII. End your day in Czestochowa, the spiritual capital of Poland and home of the Black Madonna. This icon is said to have been painted by Luke the Evangelist and discovered by St. Helen, then enshrined. Later, you'll ‘Dive into Culture' and attend a moving Mass at Jasna Gora Monastery with time left afterwards for personal reflection. Dine in your hotel this evening.

      Hotel

      Mercure Czestochowa Centrum

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Mercure Czestochowa Centrum

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

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      Day 4

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

      Heading south, we travel to Wadowice this morning. While the history of the city dates back to the 13th-century, it is perhaps best known as the birthplace of Karol Wojtyla who later became Pope John Paul II. Delve into the early life of the former Pope during a sightseeing tour of the city with a Local Specialist. Visit the Basilica Minor, where he was baptised and attended mass as a child, and which he also awarded the title of Basilica Minor in 1982. See some of his family's possessions at his family home, turned museum. There's time for an exploration of the city on your own terms and perhaps an opportunity to sample his favourite cake, a kremowka. Later today, continue to Kraków for your four-night stay.

      Hotel

      Qubus/Golden Tulip

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Qubus/Golden Tulip

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Kraków Sightseeing Day 5 - Kraków Sightseeing

      A leisurely start to your day could see you join an Optional Experience to the UNESCO-listed Wieliczka Salt Mine, often referred to as the Underground Salt Cathedral of Poland. Admire the four chapels and dozens of sculptures carved from rock salt during this optional visit. Later today, you'll embark on 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 Houses. Visit the Mariacki Church with its famous wooden altarpiece designed by Wit Stwosz, then continue to Wawel Castle, which you'll have an opportunity to view along with the city's skyline. Visit Wawel Cathedral and take some quiet time to pray at the tomb of St. Stanislaus, Patron Saint of Poland. The rest of the day is free to enjoy as you wish or consider learning about the region's colourful folklore.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Day 6

      Kraków – Auschwitz Excursion Day 6 - Kraków – Auschwitz Excursion

      The tragic stories of Auschwitz take centre stage today on your sombre visit to the former Polish concentration camp which claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of souls during WWII. Learn first-hand about the terrors and resilience of human spirit within its austere walls, before proceeding to the Shrine of the Divine Mercy, which houses the Saint's convent chapel and tomb. Here you have some solitary time for personal reflection after a poignant day.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 6

      Day 7

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

      Venture to Zakopane, once a favourite retreat of Pope John Paul II and today a place of prayer for priests and bishops. Our first stop is at the wooden Jaszczurowka Chapel and Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima in Krzeptowki, which was built by the people of Zakopane to thank God for sparing the life of Pope John Paul II after an attempt on his life in 1981. Ascend Gubalowka Mountain and admire the sweeping views of the Tatras before some last-minute shopping for arts and crafts made by the Highlanders (Gorale). Counting our blessings after a life-changing spiritual journey, we join our fellow travel companions and ‘Connect with Locals' over dinner.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dining

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dining

      Day 7

      Day 8

      Depart Kraków Day 8 - Depart Kraków

      Say a fond do widzenia 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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      • CONNECT WITH LOCALS
        Enjoy delicious Polish cuisine with a local family in Kraków (Day 7)

      • DIVE INTO CULTURE
        Attend mass at Jasna Gora Monastery (Day 3)

      • Local Specialists
        For included sightseeing in Warsaw, Wadowice and Kraków

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      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, evening mass at Jasna Gora Monastery

        • 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)


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      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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