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Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC

Poland Pilgrimage

August 5 - 13, 2020

Optional Pre Stay in Vilnius   -  August 4 - 6, 2020 | $ 833 per person

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Warsaw · Niepokalanow · Swinice Warckie · Czestochowa · Wadowice · Zakopane · Krakow · Divine Mercy · Lagiewniki (Divine Mercy) · Wieliczka




In Poland, you will visit many of the sites where Saint John Paul II and Saint Faustina lived, studied, worshiped and served the Lord. Take in the Shrine of Divine Mercy and be drawn closer to the life of St. Faustina and her Divine Mercy message. This Pilgrimage will renew your faith and your ability to forgive, reflect, and pray. Learn more about the life of our only Polish Pope here.


Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC


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Your trip includes

  • Round-trip airfare
  • All airport taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Accommodations / hotels: (or similar)
      ~ 2 nights | August 6 - 8: Polonia Palace Hotel, Warsaw
      ~ 1 night | August 8 - 9: Arche Hotel, Czestochowa
      ~ 1 nights | August 9 -10: Aquarion Hotel, Zakopane
      ~ 3 nights | August 10 -13: Radisson Blu Hotel, Krakow
  • Meals: Breakfast and Dinner daily
  • Wine with dinners
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
  • Assistance of a professional local guide(s)
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
  • Catholic Priest (Fr. Calloway)
  • Mass daily & Spiritual activities
  • Luggage handling (1 piece per person)
  • Flight bag & portfolio of all travel documents
Centrally located hotels or similar
hotel
Polonia Palace Hotel
Warsaw

2 Nights

hotel
Arche Hotel
Czestochowa

1 Night

hotel
Aquarion Hotel
Zakopane

1 Night

hotel
Radisson Blu Hotel
Krakow

3 Nights

Not included
  • Lunches & Beverages not indicated on itinerary. Tips to your guide & driver. Items of a personal nature.
Optional
Travel Insurance

Providing you coverage for both pre-existing conditions and those that may arise during your trip, including medical and dental emergencies, loss of luggage, trip delay, and so much more.

Supplemental Cancellation Protection

A Cancellation Waiver - allowing you to cancel your trip and receive a refund anytime - up until 24 hours prior to departure. The “Waiver” expires once you are within 24 hours of departure.

Itinerary

Day 1: Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - Depart for Warsaw

Make your way to your local airport where you will board your overnight flight(s) to Warsaw. Your meals will be served on board.

Day 2: Thursday, August 6, 2020 - Arrive Warsaw

Welcome to Warsaw, Poland! Upon arrival, make your way to the baggage claim area and collect your luggage. Proceed to the arrival's hall, where you will be greeted by your tour guide and/or driver. Transfer to your hotel. Following check-in at your hotel, your pilgrimage will officially begin with Mass. Following Mass, enjoy a delicious dinner and have the opportunity to explore the city of Warsaw before retiring for a restful overnight.

Day 3: Friday, August 7, 2020 - Warsaw

Your day will begin with breakfast followed by Mass at St. James Church, iconic for its tower and square base. This church is where Helena Kowalska prayed extensively upon entering Warsaw. Also, it is where she confessed all that burdened her soul, and asked for the advice of Rev. James Dabrowski which eventually resulted in the Saint entering the convent. Following this prayerful morning, your day of sightseeing begins. Your group will explore the Old Town, comprised of beautiful maze-like cobblestone streets and picturesque architecture that are symbols of Poland's successful rebuild following its destruction during World War II. Some of the sites will include the Market Square (the center of the city filled with restaurants, cafes and shops), the Barbican, defense-like structures that have been rebuilt following World War II, and the Warsaw Ghetto monument that commemorates the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of 1943 during World War II. You will also take in the Lazienski Park, a beautifully landscaped park, the Chopin Statue (a large bronze statue of musician, Frederic Chopin), and the Royal Castle (the official residence of the Polish monarchs). In the afternoon, visit the Stanislaw Kostka Church and view a special exhibit dedicated to Fr. Jerzy Popieluszko. This priest was a great personality of the Catholic Church, and killed by communists in 1984. In 1987, St. John Paul II visited here to pray in front of Fr. Popieluzko's tomb. Your tour of Warsaw will conclude by returning to the hotel for a delicious meal, followed by an overnight at your hotel.

Day 4: Saturday, August 8, 2020 - Warsaw - Niepokalanow - Swinice Warckie - Czestochowa

This morning, you will enjoy breakfast followed a by a transfer to Niepokalanow. This Franciscan Monastery is in the community of Teresin, and was founded by martyr, St. Maximilian Kolbe. This remarkable saint was arrested by the Nazis and died in Auschwitz, giving his life for the life of another prisoner. Following your visit to this Holy Monastery, transfer to the village of Swinice Warckie. In Swinice Warckie, visit the church of St. Casimir. This historically rich parish is the site of baptism for St. Faustina (formally known as, Helena Kowalska). Little Helena received her first confession, and First Holy Communion, at this parish. Additionally, she and her family attended Sunday Mass and other services at this church. After visiting this simple, yet elegant church, we will continue to Czestochowa. Upon arrival in Czestochowa, you will check-in to your hotel, enjoy a magnificent dinner, and a restful overnight.

Day 5: Sunday, August 9, 2020 - Czestochowa - Wadowice - Zakopane

Today, you will awake in the home of the grandest pilgrimage shrine of Poland since the 14th century! You will begin your day with breakfast and Mass at Jasna Gora Monastery. This hill-top monastery is home to the beloved icon of the Black Madonna. Additionally, St. John Paul II is said to have made frequent visits to this monastery throughout his life. Tradition tells us that this icon was painted by Luke the Evangelist, discovered by St. Helen, and later enshrined. While here, you will have the opportunity to venerate not only the Holy Icon, but also many other priceless treasures that are contained within. Following your prayerful visit to the Chapel of the Black Madonna, you will continue on to Wadowice, the birthplace of Karol Wojtyla (St. John Paul II). While in the small city of Wadowice, you will have the opportunity to visit the church of where this beloved Saint was baptized, and attended Mass as a child. Following this historically captivating experience, continue your transfer as we will drive through the mountains to breathtaking, yet small and remote village of Zakopane. After checking into hotel, your group will enjoy the dinner in the hotel dining room.

Day 6: Monday, August 10, 2020 - Zakopane - Krakow

After breakfast we will take a cable car ride to the nearby mountaintop. At the top, you will truly experience God's magnificent Glory when you look out at the magnificent panoramic view. Following the many photos captured atop the mountain, we will head to the Jaszczorowka Chapel. This architecturally distinct chapel was visited many times by the young, Karol Wojtyla (St. John Paul II). As a young boy, Karol Wojtyla often used the walking paths surrounding the Jaszczorowka Chapel for much prayer and reflection. After you experience this beautiful site that assisted in St. John Paul II's Holy journey, you will continue your tour to the colorful, Krupowki Street. While on this street, you will have the opportunity to do some shopping at the local bazaar before returning to Krakow. Enjoy dinner at the local restaurant and an optional stroll through the old city before retiring for the evening.

Day 7: Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - Krakow - Auschwitz - Krakow

After breakfast, you will explore Krakow's Market Square as the sound of the silver trumpet from St. Mary's Tower fills the air. The captivating beauty of this square is largely due to the fact that it has remained unchanged for almost 700 years. It contains a number of buildings that hold important historic value such as, the Town Hall Tower, the Cloth Hall, and the Burgher's houses. Following your time in this longstanding square, you will make your way to Wawel Hill, where you will visit the beautiful Cathedral, and Coronation Chapel. These are among the most important sites in Poland as the Cathedral has been the coronation site of the Polish monarchs and has held numerous pieces of Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Classicist and Modern art. Also at this site, you will have the opportunity to pray at the tomb of the patron saint of Poland, St. Stanislaus. Short drive to Auschwitz, notoriously known as a Nazi concentration camp during the Second World War. Upon arriving at the former camp, you can feel the darkness and sorrow that overtakes the atmosphere as there were numerous unspeakable atrocities that occurred at this site. Additionally, while on this visit, you will have the opportunity to view the cell that imprisoned the Christ-like, St. Maximilian Kolbe, and visit the Martyrdom Museum. After this reflective day, return to your hotel in Krakow for dinner and a restful overnight.

Day 8: Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - Krakow - Divine Mercy - Lagiewniki - Wieliczka - Krakow

On your last day of touring, after breakfast depart for your excursion to Lagiewniki, the capital of the Divine Mercy. Through the mediation of St. Faustina, Christ passed on the message of Divine Mercy at Lagiewniki. While here, you will have the opportunity to visit the Shrine of Divine Mercy that contains images of the Merciful Jesus, relics of St. Faustina, as well as, the Saint's convent chapel and her Tomb. Visit and celebrate Mass at the Shrine of Divinity, which was visited by St. John Paul II in 2002. Following Mass, have to opportunity to pray by a relic of St. John Paul II. Continue to Wieliczka to visit Europe's oldest salt mine which has been listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Return to Krakow for your farewell dinner and last overnight.

Day 9: Thursday, August 13, 2020 - Krakow - USA

This morning after breakfast you will be transferred to Krakow airport for your return flight(s) home.

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2020 Dates & Prices

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Aug 5
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Aug 13, 2020
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Options & Upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Single Supplement / Private Room $699.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (One-Way) Upon Request

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (Round-Trip) Upon Request

Would like to stop over in Europe?

Let us know at time of registration, we will reschedule your airline reservations pending availability at no additional fee (these options will be available to you when you register online). Let us know if you need assistance with pre or post stay at hotel. Simply Contact 206 Tours:  800-206-TOUR (8687)  or  sales@206tours.com

Options and upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Single Supplement / Private Room $699.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic Upgrade (One-Way) Upon Request

Business Class Trans-Atlantic Upgrade (Round-Trip) Upon Request

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earlier or stay later?

Let us know at time of registration, we will reschedule your airline reservations pending availability at no additional fee (these options will be available to you when you register online). Let us know if you need assistance with pre or post stay at hotel. Simply Contact 206 Tours:  800-206-TOUR (8687)  or  sales@206tours.com

About your trip

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  • Warsaw
  • Niepokalanow
  • Swinice Warckie
  • Czestochowa
  • Wadowice
  • Krakow
  • Zakopane
  • Auschwitz
  • Lagiewniki (Divine Mercy)
  • Wieliczka
About Krakow & Saint John Paul II:

Over the course of 11 days, make your way to Poland - Land of Kings, Saints, and Divine Mercy, and Oberammergau, home to the world-famous Passion Play for what is sure to be a life-changing Pilgrimages! In Warsaw see the beautiful Old Town, picturesque architecture, and important places of worship like St. James Church, where St. Faustina often prayed, and the Stanislaw Kostka Church, home to a special exhibit to Father Jerzy Popieluszko and his tomb where St. John Paul II prayed. In Czestochowa you will experience the grandest Pilgrimage Shrine of Poland, the hill-top Jasna Gora Monastery home to the beloved icon of the Black Madonna. Drive through the remote village of Zakopane and take a breathtaking cable car ride through the mountains. In Krakow explore the Market Square and St. Mary's Tower whose captivating beauty has remained unchanged for 700 years, followed by a reflective visit to nearby Auschwitz. In Lagiewniki make a prayerful visit to the Divine Mercy Shrine and see many relics of St. Faustina.

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