Pilgrimage to Poland

Day 1 Kraków

Arrive in Kraków for an introductory walk around the Old Town. Dinner and overnight in Kraków.

Day 2 – Kraków

City tour of Kraków; Wawel Hill including the Royal Cathedral with the relics of St. Stanislaw, where Pope John Paul II gave his first Mass, and later became the Archbishop; the Jagiellonian University, where he studied and was later awarded an honorary doctorate. You will also see the Old Town and St Mary's Church. Lunch, then a visit to the Shrine of Divine Mercy at Lagiewniki, with the tomb of Sister Faustina Kowalska. Dinner and overnight in Kraków.

Day 3 – Kraków – Wadowice – Kalwaria Zebrzydowska – Kraków

Excursion to Wadowice, where Pope John Paul II was born, including a visit to His Holiness' family house. Next, in nearby Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, visit a 17th-century Bernadin Monastery, with the famous Way of the Cross with 42 little chapels. Return to Kraków, dinner and overnight.

Day 4 – Kraków – Auschwitz – Częstochowa

Leave Kraków for Częstochowa, via Auschwitz. This was the largest Nazi extermination camp, which now houses the Martyrdom Museum, including the cell of Father Maksymilian Kolbe. Drive to Częstochowa, then to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 5 – Częstochowa – Warsaw

Visit to the Pauline Monastery on Jasna Góra, one of the best-known places of religious worship in Poland, with its famous “Black Madonna” icon. Lunch and drive to Warsaw. Check-in to the hotel in Warsaw, dinner and overnight.

Day 6 – Warsaw – Niepokalanów – Warsaw

Sightseeing tour of Warsaw, mass at the St Stanisław Kostka Church where Father Popiełuszko is buried (murdered by agents of the communist secret police in 1984). Drive to Niepokalanów village with the Basilica of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Franciscan Monastery founded by St. Maksymilian Kolbe. Return to Warsaw, dinner and overnight.

Day 7 – Warsaw

Morning free at leisure, departure.

 

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