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Pilgrimage to Poland

8 Days 1 Country 2 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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8 Days, 1 Country, 2 Cities

Pilgrimage to Poland

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Warsaw, Poland

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Krakow, Poland

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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

All transport shown.

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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)


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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


 

Pilgrimage to Poland

Your Itinerary

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Day 1

Arrive Warsaw (2 Nights)

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Day 2

Warsaw Sightseeing

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Day 3

Warsaw – Niepokalanow – Swinice Warckie – Czestochowa

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Day 4

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

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

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

Day 5

Day 6

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

Day 6

Day 7

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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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)


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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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    Service rating : Our travel director Alyssa Colombo is very knowledgeable of what she's doing. Very friendly, helpful and makes the whole trip very interesting and enjoyable.Product : we saw a lot of interesting places which we only read in books and magazines.

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    Service rating : Alissa Colombo, Travel Director and Norberto, the coach driver were great. Alissa was well organised, very pleasant, knowledgeable and approachable. Alissa and Norberto worked very well together. They were a great team!Product : Generally, it was an excellent itinerary.

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    Service rating : some accommodation was poor. too much free timecoach was excellent.Product : too much free time and therefore trip appeared a little disjointed / unorganised.

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    The Days of Devotion tour was excellent in all respects, especially the efforts of travel director Jorge Coelho and driver Pedro Salvador. Both gentlemen clearly enjoyed what they were doing and made the trip that much more enjoyable for all of us. Imelda and I will definitely keep Trafalgar on

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