11Days

Poland, Prague, Vienna

& Budapest Pilgrimage

Spiritual Director: Fr. Andrew Hess

Spiritual Director: Fr. Jarred Kohn

Group Coordinators: Melissa McDonald

May 31 - June 10, 2021

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Krakow · Auschwitz · Lagiewniki · Wieliczka · Czestochowa · Wadowice · Vienna · Heiligenkreuz Abbey · Budapest

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. Andrew Hess & Fr. Jarred Kohn

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Your trip includes

  • Round-trip airfare
  • All airport taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Centrally located first class hotels: (or similar)
      ~ 4 nights: June 1 – 5: Novotel Krakow City West, Krakow
      ~ 3 nights: June 5 – 8: Hotel Ananas, Vienna
      ~ 2 nights: June 8 – 10:  Hotel Novotel, Budapest
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Tour Escort throughout
  • Wine and mineral water with dinners
  • Assistance of a professional local Catholic guide
  • Entrance 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
Novotel Krakow City West
Krakow

1 Night

hotel
Hotel Ananas
Vienna

2 Nights

hotel
Hotel Novotel
Budapest

2 Nights

Not included
  • Lunches and beverages unless mentioned, tips to your guide & driver.
Optional
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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, Monday, May 31: Depart USA for Krakow

Depart USA for your overnight flight to Krakow. Dinner and breakfast will be served on board.

Day 2, Tuesday, June 1: Arrival in Krakow

Upon arrival at Krakow 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. After a warm welcome to Krakow, you will be escorted to your transportation and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a free afternoon to stroll the quaint streets of Krakow. Welcome dinner and overnight in Krakow.

Day 3, Wednesday, June 2: Krakow - City Tour - 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 because it has remained unchanged for almost 700 years. It contains several 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. Next, a 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 4, Thursday, June 3: 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 Saint John Paul II in 2002. Following Mass can pray by a relic of Saint John Paul II. Continue to Wieliczka and 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 5, Friday, June 4: Krakow - Czestochowa - Wadowice - Krakow

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, 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. Following your prayerful visit to the Chapel of the Black Madonna, you will continue to Wadowice, the birthplace of Karol Wojtyla (Saint John Paul II). While in the small city of Wadowice, you will have the opportunity to visit the church where this beloved Saint was baptized and attended Mass as a child. Following this historically captivating experience, continue to Krakow. Enjoy dinner at the local restaurant before resting up for the next day of activities.

Day 6, Saturday, June 5: Krakow – Vienna

After breakfast, depart for Vienna, which is the capital of classical music and chocolate. Arrival and leisure time before dinner and a restful overnight.

Day 7, Sunday, June 6: Vienna

After breakfast, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Vienna, home of Johann Strauss and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Visit the spectacular St. Stephen's cathedral, the symbol of Vienna. Construction commenced in the 12th century. Today, it is one of the most important Gothic structures in Austria. At St. Stephen's, you will see the miraculous image of Our Lady of Mariapoch. You will tour the Cathedral and its catacombs. Those strong and brave may climb the 343 steps to the top of the Cathedral spire. Continue with a visit of the Schonbrunn Royal palace, a summer residence with 1,441 rooms including a Hall of Mirrors where Mozart performed at the age of six before a young Marie Antoinette Louis. Schonbrunn Palace was put on the list of UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites in December 1996. Continue your journey in Vienna and view the Belvedere Palace, well known for its beautiful gardens. Back in the city center, go to Karlsplatz with its Church of St. Charles Borromeo and Otto Wagner's Stadtbahn pavilions. Somewhere along the way, have a little coffee break to enjoy the famous Vienna pastries such as Sacher cake. Dinner and an overnight in Vienna.

Day 8, Monday, June 7: Vienna - Heiligenkreuz Abbey - Vienna

After breakfast we will visit the monastery of Stift Heiligenkreuz and have mass here. Founded in 1133, Heiligenkreuz Abbey is one of the oldest Cistercian Monasteries in existence. The monastery is the largest cultural and spiritual attraction of the Vienna Woods and is visited annually by about 120,000 tourists from all over the world. Heiligenkreuz is in the heart of the Vienna Woods, only 15 km from Vienna. The grandson of Leopold III, Duke Leopold V. gave the monastery in 1188 a 23.5 cm long piece of the cross wood of Christ; This large cross relic is highly revered to this day. In particular, the Cistercians of Saint Crucis cultivate the Latin choral prayer in Gregorian chant according to the norms of the Second Vatican Council. Time for private devotions. Return to Vienna. Enjoy some time to stroll in the old town city center or just to relax in the hotel. Dinner and overnight in Vienna.

Day 9, Tuesday, June 8: Vienna - Budapest

After breakfast, depart for Budapest, which is often compared with Paris. This glamorous city has something to offer every visitor. Enjoy free time to explore Budapest or relax before dinner and a restful overnight.

Day 10, Wednesday, June 9: Budapest

This morning celebrates Mass at the 13th century Cathedral of St. Matthew. Next, visit the old city of Budapest. You will see the Citadel on Mount Gellert, the Royal Castle, Fisherman's Bastion, the Parliament, Heroes' Square, and the Church of St. Stephen. Dinner and overnight in Budapest.

Day 11, Thursday, June 10: Budapest - USA

Depart from Budapest Airport for your return flights to the USA.

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  • 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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2021 Dates & Prices

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May 31
Monday
Jun 10, 2021
Thursday
Jun 1
Tuesday
Jun 10, 2021
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Options & Upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Single Supplement / Private Room $799.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (One-Way) $17,500.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (Round-Trip) $3,500.00 (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 $799.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic Upgrade (One-Way) $17,500.00 (USD)

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

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About your trip

  • Krakow
  • Auschwitz
  • Lagiewniki
  • Wieliczka
  • Czestochowa
  • Wadowice
  • Vienna
  • Heiligenkreuz Abbey
  • Budapest
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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