11 Days

1000 Anniversary of St. Henry’s death

Bamberg & Poland Pilgrimage

Spiritual Director: Fr. Patrick Barnes

Group Leader: Mark Fluharty

July 10 – 20, 2024

PB071024

1000 Anniversary of

St. Henry’s death

Bamberg & Poland Pilgrimage

Spiritual Director:

Fr. Patrick Barnes

Group Leader: Mark Fluharty

July 10 – 20, 2024

PB071024

Heidelberg · Bamberg · Prague · Czestochowa · Krakow · Rothenburg · Wadowice ·

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Heidelberg · Bamberg · Prague · Czestochowa · Krakow · Rothenburg · Wadowice ·

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.

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Your trip includes

  • Round-trip airfare from your desired Airport
  • All airport taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Hotel accommodations: (or similar) in double occupancy
      ~ 1 night: Jul 11 - 12: Heidelberg Marriott Hotel, Heidelberg, Germany
      ~ 3 nights: Jul 12 - 15: Hotel Europa, Bamberg, Germany
      ~ 1 night: Jul 15 - 16: Occidental Praha Five, Prague, Czech Republic
      ~ 1 night: Jul 16 - 17: Hotel Arche, Czestochowa, Poland
      ~ 3 nights: Jul 17 - 20: Holiday Inn Krakow City Centre, Krakow, Poland
  • Breakfast and Dinner daily
  • Wine and mineral water with dinners
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
  • Whisper headsets where needed
  • Assistance of a professional local Catholic Guide
  • Local guide throughout
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
  • Mass daily & Spiritual activities
  • Luggage handling (1 piece per person)
  • Flight bag & PDF digital confirmation of all travel documents
Centrally located hotels or similar
Heidelberg Marriott Hotel
Heidelberg, Germany
Hotel Europa
Bamberg, Germany
Occidental Praha Five
Prague, Czech Republic
Hotel Arche
Czestochowa, Poland
Holiday Inn Krakow City Centre
Krakow, Poland
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  • Lunches and beverages not mentioned, Tips to your guide & driver.
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Itinerary

Day 1 | Wednesday, July 10: Depart for Germany

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

Day 2 | Thursday, July 11: Arrive Frankfurt and continue to Heidelberg

Upon arrival at Frankfurt airport you will be met by your English speaking tour manager. Transfer by private motorcoach to Heidelberg. Dinner and overnight in Heidelberg.

Day 3 | Friday, July 12: Heidelberg - Rothenburg ob der Tauber - Bamberg

Breakfast in Heidelberg followed by the visit of the the Old Town dominated by the ruins of Heidelberg Castle. See marketplace with the Town Hall, the Church of the Holy Spirit located nearby and have a walk on the main street. Admire the panoramic view of the city passing by the Old Bridge to the other banks of river. We will celebrate Mass at the local church, followed by free time for lunch. Proceed to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, In Rothenburg we will see picturesque lanes, half-timbered houses and an intact fortification wall that will give you a good idea what a medieval town looked like nearly 1000 years ago. Walk around the city on top of the wall to enjoy the stunning views over the old town. Continue to Bamberg, Bavarian town known for its medieval and baroque architecture, and its picturesque old town. Boasting UNESCO World Heritage status, and a plethora of historic buildings, it can be tricky to shortlist the best places to visit. Pending on arrival time enjoy a guided walking tour of the city, including the Cathedral, the Bamberg Horseman and the Old Court. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 4 | Saturday, July 13: Bamberg

After breakfast day will be dedicated to personal activities and celebrations of 1000 Anniversary of St Henry’s death with locals. Dinner and overnight in Bamberg.

Day 5 | Sunday, July 14: Bamberg

After breakfast day will be dedicated to personal activities and celebrations of 1000 Anniversary of St Henry’s death with locals. Dinner and overnight in Bamberg.

Day 6 | Monday, July 15: Bamberg - Prague

After breakfast, transfer by coach to Prague. Enjoy picturesque drive and upon arrival, make your way to the Church of Our Lady Victorious, home of the famous Child Jesus statue called the Infant Jesus of Prague. The statue, a 16th-century depiction of infant Jesus holding a globus cruciger, was donated to the Carmelite friars in 1628. Dinner and a restful overnight.

Day 7 | Tuesday, July 16: Prague - Czestochowa

This morning, after breakfast, depart for Czestochowa. Upon arrival, celebrate 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. Dinner and overnight.

Day 8 | Wednesday, July 17: Czestochowa - Wadowice - Kalwaria Zebrzydowska - 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, you will continue on 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, return to Krakow. En route brief stop to Kalwaria Zebrzydowska and visit the Sanctuary in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska. Continue to Krakow, enjoy dinner at the local restaurant before resting up for the next day of activities.

Day 9 | Thursday, July 18: 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. 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 10 | Friday, July 19: 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, have the opportunity to 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 11 | Saturday, July 20: Return Home

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

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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 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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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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