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Pilgrimage to Poland

Spiritual Director: Fr. Paul Yi

May 27 - June 4, 2019
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Wadowice · Kalwaria · Zebrzydowska · Lagiewniki · Nowa Huta District · Auschwitz · Krakow · Lagiewniki

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. Paul Yi


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Your trip includes

  • Round-trip airfare
  • Airport taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Accommodations at Centrally Located First Class Hotels: (or similar):
      ~ May 28 - June 4: 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 Blu Hotel
Krakow

7 Nights

Not included
  • Lunches and beverages unless 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
Monday, May 27: Depart for Krakow

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

Day2
Tuesday, May 28: Arrive Krakow

Upon arrival to Krakow International Airport, make your way to the baggage claim area and collect your luggage. Proceed to the Arrivals Hall where you will be greeted by your English speaking tour escort and/or driver for transfer to your hotel for check-in. Your pilgrimage will begin with Mass at a local church. Following Mass, enjoy a delicious dinner and have the opportunity to explore Krakow before retiring for the night.

Day3
Wednesday, May 29: Krakow

Your day will begin with breakfast followed by Mass. Following this prayerful morning, your day of sightseeing begins. Today you will explore 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. Following your time at the Wawel Hill, you will make your way to Krakow's Market Square as the sound of the silver trumpet from St. Mary's Tower fills the air. We will visit the St. Mary's church, where we can see the extraordinary Europe's largest wooden altar the work of Wit Stwosz. 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 Burgher's houses. After some free time in the late afternoon, return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day4
Thursday, May 30: Krakow - Wadowice - Kalwaria Zebrzydowska - Krakow

After breakfast, depart for Wadowice, a small city where St. John Paul II was born. Mass will be held at the Church where this beloved Saint was baptized, and attended Mass as a child. Visit the Pope's childhood home, now a museum, and then drive on to Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, which is on the UNESCO list and the only place to combine a sanctuary for the passion of Christ and a Shrine for a miraculous image of the Blessed Virgin. Return to Krakow for dinner and a restful overnight.

Day5
Friday, May 31: Krakow - Lagiewniki - Nowa Huta District - Krakow

Today, 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 the Shrine and listen to a talk of one of the sisters. Celebrate Mass at the Shrine of Divinity, which was visited by St. John Paul II in 2002. After lunch on your own, you will have the opportunity to pray by a relic of St. John Paul II in the new center "Have no Fear" . Return to Krakow and visit Nowa Huta District. We'll visit Mogila, a former village, followed by the Central Square,. View the Entrance Gate to Poland's Metal Steelworks, formerly named after Lenin. Drive along divisions of Steelworks, Rose Avenue, Folk Theatre till Lord's Ark Church (Arka Pana-exterior views). Return to the hotel for dinner and an overnight.

Day6
Saturday, June 1: Krakow - Auschwitz - Birkenau - Krakow

After breakfast, drive to Auschwitz Birkenau, 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. We will also drive by Birkenau, site of the martyrdom of Edith Stein, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross. Today's journey offers an opportunity to enter into deep prayer and reflection as we continue with a guided tour of the camp. Celebrate Mass at Franciscan Convent in Harmeze. Return to Krakow and go on a guided visit of the museum in Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory, famous thanks to Steven Spielberg's Oscar winning movie. The exhibition is primarily a story about Krakow and its inhabitants, both Polish and Jewish, during World War Two. It is also a story about Nazi Germans - the occupiers who arrived here and brutally disrupting Krakow's centuries long history of Polish Jewish relations. Enjoy dinner at the hotel, before retiring for the evening.

Day7
Sunday, June 2: Krakow - Czestochowa - Krakow

After breakfast, depart to Czestochowa and visit the home of the grandest pilgrimage shrine of Poland since the 14th century! Celebrate 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 a prayerful visit to the Home of the Black Madonna, return to Krakow for dinner and an overnight.

Day8
Monday, June 3: Krakow - Lagiewniki - Krakow

Your day will begin with breakfast and then you will take part in the Walking Tour of Jewish Quarter in Krakow with your guide. Visit Krakow's famous Jewish district - Kazimierz, that for centuries was the center of Jewish life and culture in Europe, and was highly damaged during the World War II. See also two amazing synagogues, Synagogue Kupa, place of gathering of Jewish community, and the neo-Romanesqu Tempel (Temple) Synagogue. Then, once more we drive to Lagiewniki, Divine Mercy Shrine where you have time for private prayers in front of the miraculous painting depicting Our Lord with the caption which reads in Polish: Jesus, I trust Thee. Celebrate Mass at the Shrine and take part in the special prayer in the basilica in the Hour of Mercy at 3 p.m. followed by the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. After, return to Krakow for a farewell dinner at a local restaurant and retire for the evening.

Day9
Tuesday, June 4: Return Home

After an early breakfast, you will depart Krakow for your return flights home to USA. Bid your new friends farewell as you reminisce about everything you have experienced during your trip!

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2019 Dates & Prices

Dates

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May 27
Monday
Jun 4, 2019
Tuesday
May 28
Tuesday
Jun 4, 2019
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Options & Upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Single Supplement / Private Room $699.00 (USD)

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

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


Pre Stay

*All pricing is per person - per person

Pre Stay in Krakow - Arrival Transfer (Per Person) $49.00 (USD)

Pre Stay in Krakow - Double Room (Per Person) $115.00 (USD)

Pre Stay in Krakow - Private Room (Per Person) $219.00 (USD)

Post Stay

*All pricing is per person - per person

Post Stay in Krakow - Departure Transfer (Per Person) $49.00 (USD)

Post Stay in Krakow - Double Room (Per Person) $115.00 (USD)

Post Stay in Krakow - Private Room (Per Person) $219.00 (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 $699.00 (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

*All pricing is per person - per person

Pre Stay in Krakow - Arrival Transfer (Per Person) $49.00 (USD)

Pre Stay in Krakow - Double Room (Per Person) $115.00 (USD)

Pre Stay in Krakow - Private Room (Per Person) $219.00 (USD)

Post Stay

*All pricing is per person - per person

Post Stay in Krakow - Departure Transfer (Per Person) $49.00 (USD)

Post Stay in Krakow - Double Room (Per Person) $115.00 (USD)

Post Stay in Krakow - Private Room (Per Person) $219.00 (USD)

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About your trip

  • 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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