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Pilgrimage to Poland

8 Days 1 Country 6 Cities

An in-depth insight into the unwavering faith and bonds of Christianity in Poland.

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Pilgrimage to Poland

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      • Drinking Water: Tap water is safe to drink in all of the destinations on this trip. Please remember to bring a water bottle.
      • 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.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 war, but restored with enviable verve. This spiritual pilgrimage will take you to the birthplace of Pope John Paul II.


      Trip type: Country Explorer i

      Trip code: RPTP

      7 Nights

      accommodation

      11 Meals
      • 7 breakfasts

      • 4 dinners (including Be My Guest)

      On-trip Transport

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • ATTEND MASS in Czestochowa

        • CITY TOUR in Warsaw, Wadowice, Kraków and Zakopane

        • SMALL GROUP SIGHTSEEING guided tour in the family house of John Paul II in Wadowice, with a group size of no more than 25 guests.

        • VISIT the site of the Warsaw Ghetto, the Franciscan Monastery in Niepokalanow, the Jasna Góra Monastery in Czestochowa, the Basilica in Wadowice, the Shrine of the Divine Mercy, St. Mary's Basilica and Wawel Cathedral in Krakow, the Jaszczurówka Chapel and the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Zakopane and the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp Memorial

        • VIEW the tomb of St Faustina in Krakow and the cell of Maximilian Kolbe in Auschwitz

        • SEE spectacular scenery while you ascend Gubałówka mountain from the cable car in Zakopane


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 7 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 up to half your evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • Handcrafted Highlights

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

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


      1. Arrive Warsaw (2 Nights)

      Welcome to Warsaw, where you'll begin your pilgrimage into Poland's religious past. Join your Travel Director and companions for a Welcome Reception to begin your journey.

      Meal(s)
      Welcome Reception
      Hotel
      Mercure Centrum

      2. Warsaw Sightseeing and Free Time

      Embark on a sightseeing tour of the Old Town in the company of a 'Local Specialist' who will reveal how the city has reemerged following the devastation of WWII. See the Market Square and the Barbican, then visit the site of the Warsaw Ghetto. Ask for St. Faustina's powerful intercession as you pray at the shine that bears her name, the centre of the Divine Mercy and St. Faustina Parish. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore the city on your terms. Consider a visit to the Wilanow Palace, a priceless testimony to the splendour of Poland's past, then treat yourself to a Chopin recital.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast

      3. Warsaw – Niepokalanow – Czestochowa

      Journey to Niepolalanow to pay your respects to St. Maximilian Kolbe, founder of one of the largest Franciscan Monasteries. Your pilgrimage continues to Czestochowa, the spiritual capital of Poland and home of the Black Madonna. Later, you'll 'Dive Into Culture' and enjoy a guided tour of the Jasna Gora Monastery, followed by a moving Mass. Dinner this evening is at your hotel.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Mercure Centrum

      4. Czestochowa – Wadowice – Kraków (4 nights)

      We travel to Wadowice, 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'. Then embark on a Small Group Sightseeing guided tour of the Holy Father John Paul II Family Home Museum, to gain further insights into his life and see some of his family's possessions. We continue to Kraków where we'll give thanks for God's Mercy at the Shrine of the Divine Mercy and tomb of St. Faustina. Dinner is at our hotel this evening.

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      Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Qubus

      5. Kraków Sightseeing and Free Time

      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. Later, 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. Visit St. Mary's Basilica with its famous wooden altarpiece designed by Wit Stwosz, then view Wawel Castle. Visit Wawel Cathedral and spend some time in prayer at the tomb of St. Stanislaus, Patron Saint of Poland. The rest of the day is free for you to explore.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast

      6. Zakopane Excursion

      Venture to Zakopane with a 'Local Specialist', once a favourite retreat of Pope John Paul II. Today's highlights include the wooden Jaszczurowka Chapel and the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima. Ascend Gubalowka Mountain via cable car, and admire the sweeping views of the Tatras before some free time to shop for arts and crafts made by the Goral highlanders.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast

      7. Auschwitz Excursion

      The tragic stories of Auschwitz take centre stage today on your sombre visit to the former Polish concentration camp. Return to Kraków and'Connect With Locals' during an exclusive 'Be My Guest' Farewell Dinner at a Benedictine Monastery, which overlooks the Wisła River. Counting your blessings after a life-changing spiritual journey, you'll have an opportunity to break bread with the monks at a common table, sharing in a traditional feast and hearing stories about their life in Tyniec Abbey.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Be My Guest

      8. Depart Kraków

      Say a fond do widzenia to your companions after a memorable pilgrimage. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. Please note: Your coach returns to Warsaw from Kraków on Day 8. You are welcome to use this complimentary transfer. Drop-off in Warsaw will be at the Trafalgar Warsaw hotel and not at the airport. Arrival will be at approximately 2pm, depending on traffic conditions.

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      Breakfast

      Available Departures

      Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/en-nz/tours/pilgrimage-to-poland?season=summer%202020&tripcode=rptp for the latest discounts & departure information.

      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Connect with Locals
        At Tyniec Abbey, in a Benedictine Monastery overlooking the Wisła River, a traditional 'Be My Guest' dinner as you sit at a common table in the cloister and share a Monk's Feast. (Day 7)

      • Dive into Culture
        Attend a moving Mass at Jasna Gora Monastery. (Day 3)

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

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • ATTEND MASS in Czestochowa

        • CITY TOUR in Warsaw, Wadowice, Kraków and Zakopane

        • SMALL GROUP SIGHTSEEING guided tour in the family house of John Paul II in Wadowice, with a group size of no more than 25 guests.

        • VISIT the site of the Warsaw Ghetto, the Franciscan Monastery in Niepokalanow, the Jasna Góra Monastery in Czestochowa, the Basilica in Wadowice, the Shrine of the Divine Mercy, St. Mary's Basilica and Wawel Cathedral in Krakow, the Jaszczurówka Chapel and the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Zakopane and the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp Memorial

        • VIEW the tomb of St Faustina in Krakow and the cell of Maximilian Kolbe in Auschwitz

        • SEE spectacular scenery while you ascend Gubałówka mountain from the cable car in Zakopane


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 7 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 up to half your evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • Handcrafted Highlights

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

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


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