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Spirit Filled Hearts Ministry

Poland Pilgrimage

Spiritual Director: Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC

April 14 - 22, 2021

*Optional Pre Tour to Krakow and Lagiewniki   -  April 9 (10) - 13, 2021

*Optional Pre Tour to Vilnius   -  April 12 (13) - 15, 2021

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

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. Donald Calloway, MIC


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Your trip includes

  • Round-trip airfare
  • All airport taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Accommodations / hotels: (or similar)
      ~ 2 nights | Polonia Palace Hotel, Warsaw
      ~ 1 night | Arche Hotel, Czestochowa
      ~ 1 nights | Aquarion Hotel, Zakopane
      ~ 3 nights | Radisson Blu Hotel, Krakow
  • Meals: Breakfast and Dinner daily
  • Wine with dinners
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
  • Assistance of Christian guide throughout
  • 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.

Cancel for Any Reason
- Get 100% of Your Trip Cost Back

What is the Cost of “Cancel for Any Reason” Coverage: $299

- The ability to cancel your trip for any reason and to get your trip cost refunded.

- How much refund will I get - 100% of your trip cost (others are giving only 50 - 75%)

- Can I cancel my trip any time? – You can cancel up until 48 hours prior to your departure.

- Can I buy it at any time? - You can buy it within 2 weeks of your confirmed reservation, if booking is made up until 60 days prior.

- Will “Cancel for Any Reason” coverage work if I cancel due to Coronavirus, Act of God – Yes.

How Does “Cancel for Any Reason” Coverage Work? - To get “Cancel for Any Reason” coverage you’ll have to purchase a base travel insurance plan www.206tours.com/insurance/insurance and add “cancel for any reason” (CFAR) coverage within 14 days (2 weeks) of your first tour confirmation otherwise premium maybe higher or you will not be able to purchase it. Excluded are these 3 states -New York, Missouri and Minnesota -you do not have to purchase basic/ regular travel insurance (which we highly recommend).

You will be able to get all your money back, if you cancel your trip for any reason that’s not already (a reason) covered by your policy, example if you are sick, or a member of your family is sick, you will make a claim through the regular travel insurance, who will refund you.

Itinerary

Day 1: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 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, April 15, 2021 - 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, April 16, 2021 - 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, April 17, 2021 - 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, April 18, 2021 - 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, April 19, 2021 - 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, April 20, 2021 - 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, April 21, 2021 - 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, April 22, 2021 - Krakow - USA

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

The benefit of buying airfare with 206 Tours?

  • Your transfers are always secured, even if your flights are delayed - round trip transfers to/from the hotel and airport are included no matter what!
  • If you purchase your airline ticket on your own, you have to pay in full at the time of booking, and most of the time it is non-refundable. If you book with 206 Tours, full payment is due 60 days prior.
  • In the very rare event that a tour is cancelled, you would get all your money back, which would most likely not be the case if you purchased it directly from the airline.
  • Your flight arrangement will be followed up on and reconfirmed by 206 Tours.
  • 206 Tours can arrange for you to travel before the tour, make a stop-over, or stay later!

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$400 Deposit is due at the time of Registration

2021 Dates & Prices

Dates

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Apr 14
Wednesday
Apr 22, 2021
Thursday
Apr 15
Thursday
Apr 22, 2021
Thursday
Options & Upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Single Supplement / Private Room $699.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (One-Way) $1,850.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (Round-Trip) $3,700.00 (USD)

Pre Tour to Krakow and Lagiewniki

*All pricing is per person

Pre Tour to Krakow and Lagiewniki (sharing room) $1,199.00 (USD)

Pre Tour to Krakow and Lagiewniki (single room) $1,538.00 (USD)

Pre Tour to Vilnius

*All pricing is per person

Optional Pre Stay in Vilnius (sharing room) $858.00 (USD)

Optional Pre Stay in Vilnius (single room) $1,044.00 (USD)




Optional Pre Tour to Krakow and Lagiewniki

(in addition to Vilnius pre tour and your pilgrimage to Poland)

April 9 (10) - 13, 2021
$1,199 per person     
  • Centrally located hotels: (or similar)
      ~ 3 nights: April 10 - 13: Radisson Blu Hotel, Krakow
  • Breakfast daily
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
  • Assistance of local Catholic guide as per itinerary
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
  • Luggage handling (1 piece per person)
  • Flight bag & portfolio of all travel documents




Itinerary
April 9 | USA - Krakow

Depart your local airport for your overnight flights to Europe.

April 10 | Krakow

Upon arrival in Krakow, 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 professional English - speaking tour escort and driver who will transfer you to your hotel. After checking into your hotel you will spend the remainder of the day as you desire. Dinner on you own. Overnight at the hotel in Krakow.

April 11 | Krakow - Lagiewniki - Krakow

After breakfast depart for your excursion to Lagiewniki, the capital of the Divine Mercy. 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. Please note that the visit is subject to Sunday Mass schedule at the Sanctuary. Attend Sunday Mass at the shrine. (Public mass in Polish) Return back to Krakow for lunch on your own and remainder of the day on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Krakow.

April 12 | Krakow

After breakfast, this day you will spend at your leisure. Overnight at the hotel in Krakow.

April 13 | Krakow - Vilnius

Breakfast at the hotel and check out followed by transfer to the airport for your flight(s) to Vilnius.

Optional Pre Tour to Vilnius

April 12 (13) - 15, 2021
$858 per person     
  • Centrally located hotels: (or similar)
      ~ 2 nights | April 13 - 15: Radisson Blu Hotel, Lietuva Vilnius
  • Breakfast & dinner daily
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Assistance of a professional local Christian guide(s)

Itinerary
April 13 | Vilnius

Upon arrival in Vilnius Airport you will find your luggage and exit the baggage claim into the Arrivals Hall where you will be greeted by your driver. After a warm welcome to Lithuania, we begin our pilgrimage with the orientation tour of Vilnius. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

April 14 | Vilnius

Following breakfast, we will depart for a sightseeing tour of Vilnius, including: Gate Dawn, the Old Town, Church of St. Peter and Paul, the Church of St. Anna and Bernardine Monastery. You will also see the Courtyards of the Jesuit University, and the Medieval Castel, as well as the Divine Mercy Shrine. The first image of Divine Mercy, revealed to mankind in the message of Divine Mercy and painted at the request of Jesus, according to Sister Maria Faustina Kowalska's vision in 1934, was painted here by the artist, Eugene Kazimirovski in the presence and under the instruction and direction of Saint Faustina herself and her spiritual director: Father Michael Sopocko. After lunch we will visit the Hill of the Crosses, near the city of Siauliai. A place of pilgrimage for centuries, it is covered in thousands of crosses, large and small, many in an elaborate folk-art style. Despite being bulldozed three times by the Soviet authorities, the crosses quickly reappeared each time. Return to Vilnius for dinner and overnight at hotel.

*Please note, this evening you can expect late dinner and return to the hotel around 9:00 pm.

April 15 | Vilnius - Warsaw

Transfer to Vilnius airport for your short flight to Warsaw.

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 (One-Way) $1,850.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (Round-Trip) $3,700.00 (USD)


Pre Tour to Krakow and Lagiewniki

*All pricing is per person

Pre Tour to Krakow and Lagiewniki (sharing room) $1,199.00 (USD)

Pre Tour to Krakow and Lagiewniki (single room) $1,538.00 (USD)


Pre Tour to Vilnius

*All pricing is per person

Optional Pre Stay in Vilnius (sharing room) $858.00 (USD)

Optional Pre Stay in Vilnius (single room) $1,044.00 (USD)

Optional Pre Tour to Krakow and Lagiewniki

(in addition to Vilnius pre tour and your pilgrimage to Poland)

April 9 (10) - 13, 2021
$1,199 per person     
  • Centrally located hotels: (or similar)
      ~ 3 nights: April 10 - 13: Radisson Blu Hotel, Krakow
  • Breakfast daily
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
  • Assistance of local Catholic guide as per itinerary
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
  • Luggage handling (1 piece per person)
  • Flight bag & portfolio of all travel documents

Iternary

April 9 | USA - Krakow

Depart your local airport for your overnight flights to Europe.

April 10 | Krakow

Upon arrival in Krakow, 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 professional English - speaking tour escort and driver who will transfer you to your hotel. After checking into your hotel you will spend the remainder of the day as you desire. Dinner on you own. Overnight at the hotel in Krakow.

April 11 | Krakow - Lagiewniki - Krakow

After breakfast depart for your excursion to Lagiewniki, the capital of the Divine Mercy. 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. Please note that the visit is subject to Sunday Mass schedule at the Sanctuary. Attend Sunday Mass at the shrine. (Public mass in Polish) Return back to Krakow for lunch on your own and remainder of the day on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Krakow.

April 12 | Krakow

After breakfast, this day you will spend at your leisure. Overnight at the hotel in Krakow.

April 13 | Krakow - Vilnius

Breakfast at the hotel and check out followed by transfer to the airport for your flight(s) to Vilnius.

Optional Pre Tour to Vilnius

April 12 (13) - 15, 2021
$858 per person     
  • Centrally located hotels: (or similar)
      ~ 2 nights | April 13 - 15: Radisson Blu Hotel, Lietuva Vilnius
  • Breakfast & dinner daily
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Assistance of a professional local Christian guide(s)

Iternary

April 13 | Vilnius

Upon arrival in Vilnius Airport you will find your luggage and exit the baggage claim into the Arrivals Hall where you will be greeted by your driver. After a warm welcome to Lithuania, we begin our pilgrimage with the orientation tour of Vilnius. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

April 14 | Vilnius

Following breakfast, we will depart for a sightseeing tour of Vilnius, including: Gate Dawn, the Old Town, Church of St. Peter and Paul, the Church of St. Anna and Bernardine Monastery. You will also see the Courtyards of the Jesuit University, and the Medieval Castel, as well as the Divine Mercy Shrine. The first image of Divine Mercy, revealed to mankind in the message of Divine Mercy and painted at the request of Jesus, according to Sister Maria Faustina Kowalska's vision in 1934, was painted here by the artist, Eugene Kazimirovski in the presence and under the instruction and direction of Saint Faustina herself and her spiritual director: Father Michael Sopocko. After lunch we will visit the Hill of the Crosses, near the city of Siauliai. A place of pilgrimage for centuries, it is covered in thousands of crosses, large and small, many in an elaborate folk-art style. Despite being bulldozed three times by the Soviet authorities, the crosses quickly reappeared each time. Return to Vilnius for dinner and overnight at hotel.

*Please note, this evening you can expect late dinner and return to the hotel around 9:00 pm.

April 15 | Vilnius - Warsaw

Transfer to Vilnius airport for your short flight to Warsaw.

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

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.

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