9 Days

Pilgrimage to Krakow & Poland

Spiritual Director: Fr. Carroll Oubre

April 8 – 16, 2024

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Pilgrimage to Krakow & Poland

Spiritual Director:

Fr. Carroll Oubre

April 8 – 16, 2024

CO040824

Krakow, Divine Mercy (Lagiewniki) , Wadowice, Zakopane, Auschwitz, Czestochowa, Wieliczka

Krakow, Divine Mercy (Lagiewniki) , Wadowice, Zakopane, Auschwitz, Czestochowa, Wieliczka

206 Tours invites you to join us on a pilgrimage to St. John Paul II’s beloved homeland, Poland. 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 and baptized, to 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, and allow you, to be able to forgive.

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Your trip includes

  • Round-trip airfare from your desired Airport
  • Airport Taxes and Fuel Surcharges
  • Hotel accommodations: (or similar) in double occupancy
      ~ 7 nights: Apr 9 - 16: Holiday Inn Krakow City Centre, Krakow, Poland
  • Breakfast and Dinner daily
  • Wine and mineral water with dinners
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
  • Whisper headsets where needed
  • Assistance of a professional local Catholic Guide(s) Agnes is requested
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
  • Mass daily & Spiritual activities
  • Luggage handling (1 piece per person)
  • Flight bag & PDF confirmation of all travel documents
Centrally located hotels or similar
Holiday Inn Krakow City Centre
Krakow, Poland
Not Included
  • Lunches and beverages not mentioned, Tips to your guide & driver
Optional
Travel Protection

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Cancel For Any Reason Waiver

A Cancellation Waiver – allowing you to cancel your trip and receive a refund anytime – up until 48 hours prior to departure.

Itinerary

Day 1 | Monday, April 8: 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.

Day 2 | Tuesday, April 9: Arrival in Krakow

Welcome to Krakow, Poland! Upon arrival, make your way to the baggage claim area and collect your luggage. Proceed to the Arrival Hall, where you will be greeted by your tour guide. Transfer to your hotel (rooms will not be available before 3:00 PM). 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 | Wednesday, April 10: Krakow -Lagiewniki - Krakow

After breakfast, enjoy a guided visit of Krakow including the Old Town with its Market Square (the largest medieval square in Europe) where you can listen to the famous signal that is played every hour from the tower of St. Mary’ Church (visit to its altar, one of the largest Gothic altars in Europe). In this church Karol Wojtyla was a confessor from 1952 until 1957). Continue to the Cloth Hall (Sukiennice), Jagiellonian University, where Karol Wojtyla was studying, Collegium Maius, the Wawel Castle with its cathedral (presenting rich Polish history), in a crypt of Saint Leonard young Karol Wojtyla celebrated his first Mass where he took as his motto “Totus Tuus”. In the afternoon, 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 which 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, have the opportunity to pray by a relic of Saint John Paul II. Dinner and overnight.

Day 4 | Thursday, April 11: Krakow – Wadowice - Kalwaria Zebrzydowska - Krakow

Morning departure to Wadowice and celebrate Mass in the Basilica where Karol Wojtyla was baptized on May 20th, 1920. Visit the John Paul II biographical museum in his family house. Continue to Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, often called the Polish Jerusalem. The 17th-century baroque church contains the famous miraculous painting of Our Lady of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska. The so-called Calvary paths lined with shrines, chapels, and small churches are picturesquely set up on hills and in the stream valley. The most important processions are held here during Holy Week (Easter) and on Our Lady’s Assumption Day. It was recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage site in 1999. Return to Krakow and enjoy the balance of the day at your leisure.

Day 5 | Friday, April 12: Krakow – Zakopane - Krakow

After breakfast, you will drive through the mountains to the breathtaking, yet small and remote village of Zakopane. 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, head to the Jaszczorowka Chapel. This architecturally distinct chapel was visited many times by the young, Karol Wojtyla (Saint John Paul II). As a young boy, Karol Wojtyla often used the walking paths surrounding the Jaszczorowka Chapel for prayer and reflection. After you experience this beautiful site that assisted in Saint 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 a beautiful dinner and an optional stroll through the old city before retiring for the evening.

Day 6 | Saturday, April 13: Krakow – Auschwitz - Krakow

After breakfast, 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 numerous unspeakable atrocities 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. Return to Krakow and enjoy some free time for individual visits and/or shopping. Dinner and a restful overnight.

Day 7 | Sunday, April 14: Krakow – Czestochowa - Krakow

Morning departure to Czestochowa. Visit the Pauline Monastery at Jasna Gora in Czestochowa, the Polish Lourdes, the most important pilgrimage site in Poland with its famous icon of the Black Madonna. At the monastery at Jasna Gora, we’ll see the hall of the knights, the treasury, the arsenal, and a museum. In the afternoon return to Krakow. Dinner and a restful overnight.

Day 8 | Monday, April 15: Krakow – Wieliczka - Krakow

Morning departure 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 last afternoon at leisure. Farewell dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight.

Day 9 | Tuesday, April 16: Return Home

After an early breakfast and heartfelt farewells, transfer to the Krakow airport for return flights home.

*206 Tours Disclaimer:
Occasionally local religious and national holidays, weather, traffic conditions and other events may necessitate changes in the sequence of events or the missing of certain events/places. Though every effort will be made to follow the itinerary, it should be considered as an indication, rather than a contract of events and places to be visited.

 

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About your trip

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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Would you like to arrive earlier or stay later?

Let us know at the time of registration if you would like to arrive earlier, or stay later, than the scheduled tour dates, and pending availability, we will change your airline reservations accordingly, additional fees may apply. Pre- and/or post-stays at the hotel will cost an additional fee. These options should be available to you when registering online, or simply contact us: sales@206tours.com

About your trip

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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