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Poland & The Divine Mercy

The beautiful and historic city of Krakow is the base for our pilgrimage to Poland. Highlights of our time here will be a visit to the Shrine of The Divine Mercy (pictured, left), the Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, and a visit to Wadowice, the home town of St John Paul II. Throughout Poland you will see many sculptures and paintings of St John Paul II, evidence of the Polish people’s great respect for their much loved Pope.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1

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Santuary Of Kalweria

Calvary Sanctuary, Kalwaria Zebrzydowska

Parish Church of John Paul II

Parish Church of St John Paul II

St Faustina

St Faustina, Krakow

Fly from the UK direct to Krakow. Upon arrival transfer to our four star hotel in Krakow, only 20 minutes from the airport. Optional: depending on the time of arrival, you might wish to visit Wieliczka Salt Mine (under the UNESCO heritage register). Visitors walk underground for approximately 2,000m in the oldest part of the salt mine and see its subterranean museum. This mine has been worked for 700 years until the present time.

Day 2

After breakfast we depart for Czestochowa – Home of the Miraculous Icon of Our Lady known as Black Madonna - the Queen of Poland. This is the Holiest place in Poland and it is the third largest Catholic pilgrimage site in the world. The sanctuary is located in the Pauline monastery on Jasna Góra, which has been a major destimation of pilgrimages for centuries. Return to our hotel for dinner.

Day 3

After breakfast depart for Wawel Castle (entrance fee included). Sightseeing tour of this absolutely magnificent castle including the chapel where Blessed John Paul II had his first Mass. We visit Sigismond Chapel - a masterpiece of Renaissance architecture; the tombs of many of Poland’s Kings and Queens and their greatest national heroes are located here. Coffee break here for 15 minutes, then walk to St Mary’s Square (Market Square) one of the largest and oldest squares in Europe.

Here we will have a guided visit to St Mary’s Basilica (entrance fee included). We will have lunch here and there are plenty of cafés and restaurants to choose from. If time permits why not stroll along the covered market where you may purchase local produce such as jewellery, bags and ornaments.

We then depart for Lagiewniki Monastery where St Faustina lived and where she is now buried. Mass here and join the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy at 3pm with the nuns, after which we will participate in Mass for the pilgrims in the Basilica. After Mass we will meet the nuns (subject to availability) who will give a talk to the group about the life of St Faustina. Return to our hotel for dinner.

Day 4

An optional tour to Zakopane a mountain resort located in the southern part of Czestochawa. This beautiful mountain resort was one of John Paul II’s favourite places, which he visited regularly. Skiing was one of the things he use to do here. With a tranquil mountain view and river and stream it is a perfect place for holiday makers from around the world. While we are here, we can visit this beautiful wooden church, purposely built in dedication to Our Lady of Fatima, in thanksgiving to her for saving the life of Pope John Paul II in 1981. Or spend the day here at the Market Square where there are many things to see and do. Otherwise free.

Day 5

After breakfast we drive to Wadowice, the home town of Pope John - visiting the Holy Father’s House - now a museum, and his home parish church where he was baptised (this church is one of the most beautiful in Poland), We will have Mass here followed by a guided tour of this historic place. P.M. Proceed to Auschwitz - visiting the former concentration camp which was the scene of unforgettable horrors during the second World War including that of the cell of St Maximillian Kolbe were he died giving up his life to save another. (Auschwitz is not suitable for visitors under 15 years of age). Return to hotel for dinner.

Day 6

Depending on the time of departure, it might be possible to visit the Miraculous Jesus in the cross in Cistertion Abbey as well as the famous Arch church where the Corner Stone was laid by Pope John Paul II. Otherwise depart for Krakow airport for our flight home.

Note: itinerary is subject to change.

Divine Mercy

Your Tour

Includes:

  • Return flights
  • 3* hotel accommodation throughout, half board. All prices are based on two persons sharing a twin/double bedded room
  • Transfers
  • Executive coach for touring
  • Fully licensed Catholic guide
  • Airport taxes and Government charges
  • Personalised luggage label and badge
  • Hymn booklet

Does Not Include:

  • Single Room Supplement (limited availability)
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips & Gratuities
  • Lunches
  • Meals on board the aircraft