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Pilgrimage to Poland

Spiritual Director: Fr David Foradori

June 6 - 14 , 2019
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Warsaw · Niepokalanow · Swinice Warckie · Czestochowa · Wadowice · Krakow · Auschwitz · Divine Mercy · Lagiewniki · Wielickza



As you make your way to Poland, Land of Kings, Saints, and Divine Mercy! Walk in the footsteps of Saint John Paul II - from where he was born, baptized, where he became a Priest - Bishop - Cardinal, and where he spent his time visiting as Pope. Take in the Shrine of Divine Mercy (in Lagiewniki) and be drawn closer to the life of St. Faustina and her Divine Mercy message. One of the most obvious works of mercy, and perhaps the most difficult to put into practice, is to forgive others. This pilgrimage will teach you, and allow you, to be able to forgive.


Fr David Foradori


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Terms & Conditions

Your trip includes

  • Round-trip airfare
  • Airport taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Accommodations at centrally located first class hotels: (or similar)
      ~ 2 nights: Radisson Collection, Warsaw
      ~ 1 night: Hotel Arche, Czestochowa
      ~ 4 nights: Radisson Blu Hotel, Krakow
  • Transfers as per itinerary on a group basis
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • Wine and mineral water with dinners
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
  • Assistance of a professional local Catholic guide(s)
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
  • Mass daily & Spiritual activities
  • Luggage handling (1 piece per person)
  • Flight bag & portfolio of all travel documents
Centrally located hotels or similar
hotel
Radisson Collection
Warsaw

2 Nights

hotel
Hotel Arche
Czestochowa

1 Night

hotel
Radisson Blu Hotel
Krakow

4 Nights

Not included
  • Meals not mentioned, 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

Day1
Thu, June 6th, 2019: Depart for Warsaw

Today you will depart for your overnight flight(s) to Warsaw. Meals will be served on board.

Day2
Fri, June 7th, 2019: Warsaw arrival

Welcome to Warsaw, Poland! Upon arrival in Warsaw Airport, 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 and transfer to your hotel. Celebrate Mass at St. James Church (subject to confirmation), 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. Welcome dinner at the local restaurant and overnight at the hotel in Warsaw.

Day3
Sat, June 8th, 2019: Warsaw

This morning you will enjoy breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast celebrate Mass at Zytnia 3/9 (subject to confirmation) where Helena Kowalska (St. Faustina) entered the convent (Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy). Following this prayerful morning, you will start the sightseeing with Warsaw Ghetto monument that commemorates the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of 1943 during World War II. Then you will 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 was killed by communists in 1984. In 1987, Saint John Paul II visited here to pray in front of Fr. Popieluszko's tomb. Continue to 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 Royal Castle (the official residence of the Polish monarchs) and the Barbican - defense-like structures that have been rebuilt following World War II. (all exterior views) Lunch on your own and some free time. In the afternoon, you will walk to the Lazienki Park, a beautifully landscaped park with the Chopin Statue (a large bronze statue of musician, Frederic Chopin). Dinner at the hotel and overnight at the hotel in Warsaw.

Day4
Sun, June 9th, 2019: Warsaw - Niepokalanow - Swinice Warckie - Czestochowa

This morning you will eat breakfast at the hotel and check-out followed by your transfer to Niepokalanow. Visit Franciscan Monastery in the community of Teresin which 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. Celebrate Mass at St. Maximilian Kolbe chapel (subject to confirmation). Lunch at the local restaurant en route to Swinice Warckie (included) 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. Dinner at the hotel. After dinner you have a possibility to join Night Vigil at Jasna Gora. Overnight at the hotel in Czestochowa. (B, L, D)

Day5
Mon, June 10th, 2019: Czestochowa - Wadowice - Krakow

Today, you will awake in the home of the grandest pilgrimage shrine of Poland since the 14th century! Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. You will begin your day with visit of Jasna Gora Monastery (entrance fee included). This hill-top monastery is home to the beloved icon of the Black Madonna. Additionally, Saint 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. Celebrate Mass at one of the chapels (subject to confirmation). Following your prayerful visit to the Chapel of the Black Madonna, you will continue on to Wadowice, the birthplace of Karol Wojtyla (Saint John Paul II). Lunch on your own. While in the small city of Wadowice, you will have the opportunity to visit the Museum-Home of John Paul II (entrance fee included) and church of where this beloved Saint was baptized and attended Mass as a child. Following this historically captivating experience, continue onto Krakow. Arrive and check into your hotel. Dinner at the local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel in Krakow

Day6
Tue, June 11: Krakow

After breakfast at the hotel, spend the day in Krakow on your own. Mass will be celebrated in one of the many churches in this beautiful city! (subject to confirmation). Lunch on your own. Spend the day exploring the old city! Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Krakow.

Day7
Wed, June 12th, 2019: Krakow - Auschwitz - Krakow

This morning you will have breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Auschwitz, notoriously known as a Nazi concentration camp during the Second World War. Upon arriving at the former camp (entrance fee included), 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. Transfer back to Krakow. Lunch on your own. Explore Krakow's Market Square with St. Mary's Church (entrance fee included). 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 Wawel Cathedral (entrance fee included) 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. Celebrate Mass at the local church. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight at the hotel in Krakow.

Day8
Thu, June 13th, 2019: Krakow - Wieliczka - Lagiewniki - Krakow

This morning, enjoy breakfast at the hotel. On your last day of touring, depart for your excursion to Visit Europe's oldest salt mine (entrance fee included) which has been listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Lunch on your own and Continue 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. Celebrate Mass at one of the chapels (subject to confirmation). Next we visit the new center "Have no Fear" where we may pray by the relic of Saint Pope John Paul II. Return to Krakow and enjoy farewell dinner at the local restaurant with folklore show. Overnight at the hotel in Krakow.

Day9
Fri, June 13th, 2019: Krakow departure

After and early breakfast at the hotel and check-out, Drive to Krakow Airport for your return flight.

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2019 Dates & Prices

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Jun 14, 2019
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Options & Upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Single Supplement / Private Room $629.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (One-Way) $1,750.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (Round-Trip) $3,500.00 (USD)



Pre Stay in Warsaw

*All pricing is per person - per person

Overnight Hotel & Breakfast - Double Room (Per Night) $109.00 (USD)

Overnight Hotel & Breakfast - Private Room (Per Night) $189.00 (USD)

Arrival Transfer (Per Person) $49.00 (USD)

Post Stay in Krakow

*All pricing is per person - per person

Overnight Hotel & Breakfast - Double Room (Per Night) $115.00 (USD)

Overnight Hotel & Breakfast - Private Room (Per Night) $219.00 (USD)

Departure Transfer (Per Person) $49.00 (USD)

Would like to stop over in Europe?

Let us know at time of registration, we can adjust your airline reservation pending availability to add a pre or post stay of your choosing. Simply Contact 206 Tours:  800-206-TOUR (8687)  or  sales@206tours.com

Options and upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Single Supplement / Private Room $629.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic Upgrade (One-Way) $1,750.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic Upgrade (Round-Trip) $3,500.00 (USD)



Pre Stay in Warsaw

*All pricing is per person - per person

Overnight Hotel & Breakfast - Double Room (Per Night) $109.00 (USD)

Overnight Hotel & Breakfast - Private Room (Per Night) $189.00 (USD)

Arrival Transfer (Per Person) $49.00 (USD)

Post Stay in Krakow

*All pricing is per person - per person

Overnight Hotel & Breakfast - Double Room (Per Night) $115.00 (USD)

Overnight Hotel & Breakfast - Private Room (Per Night) $219.00 (USD)

Departure Transfer (Per Person) $49.00 (USD)

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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:

Karol Wojtyla (Saint John Paul II) was born in the Polish town of Wadowice on May 18, 1920. He moved to Krakow with his father in 1938, where he attended Jagiellonian University and began studying for the priesthood. He was ordained as a priest on November 1, 1946 and went on to continue his studies in Rome until 1948. He returned to Poland that same year for his first pastoral assignment in the village of Niegowic, which lasted seven months. He then was transferred to the parish of St. Florian in Krakow, where he also spent time hiking in the mountains and canoeing with young people click here to read more

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