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Poland Pilgrimage

Happy 100th Birthday, Saint John Paul II!

*Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Karol Jozef Wojtyla*

Get an inside look at his Bishopric in Krakow, that led to his election to the Papacy, Beatification, and Canonization

May 16 - 23, 2020

*Optional Pre Tour to Warsaw: May 14 - 17, 2020

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Krakow · Auschwitz · Harmeze · Wadowice · Kalwaria Zebrzydowska · Zakopane · Lagiewniki (Divine Mercy) · Wieliczka · Czestochowa

Join us on a Pilgrimage to Poland in celebration of the 100th Birthday of St. John Paul II. This pilgrimage will give you the opportunity to walk where he walked. During his Papacy, Saint John Paul II often returned to Wadowice, Niegowic, Krawkow and Zakopane, where the road to the Papacy all began. The first and only Polish Pope, Blessed John Paul II is beloved by Polish Catholics and often affectionately referred to as “Wujek”, which is Polish for Uncle, due to his personable and friendly personality. He spent much of his time focused on people – he traveled to 128 countries, befriended dignitaries of other countries and religions, created World Youth Day, and beatified over 1,000 people and Canonized almost 500. Celebrate the exceptional and inspiring life of Pope John Paul II in his homeland with us in 2020.


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Your trip includes

  • Round-trip airfare
  • All airport taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Centrally located Four Star Hotel hotels: (or similar)
      ~ 6 nights: May 17 – 23: Andel’s Vienna House or Holiday Inn, Krakow
  • Transfers as per itinerary on a group basis
  • Breakfast and Dinner daily
  • Wine with dinners
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
  • Assistance of a professional local Catholic guide(s)
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
  • Catholic Priest available for Spiritual Direction
  • Mass daily & spiritual activities
  • Luggage handling (1 piece per person)
  • Flight bag & portfolio of all travel documents
Centrally located hotels or similar
hotel
Andel’s Vienna House or Holiday Inn
Krakow

6 Nights

Not included
  • Meals not mentioned, 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.

Supplemental Cancellation Protection

A Cancellation Waiver - allowing you to cancel your trip and receive a refund anytime - up until 24 hours prior to departure. The “Waiver” expires once you are within 24 hours of departure.

Itinerary

Day1
Sat, May 16: Depart for Krakow

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

Day2
Sun, May 17: Arrive in Krakow

Welcome to Krakow, 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. We will begin our pilgrimage by celebrating Mass at Saint Stanislaus on the Rock Church (tbd). As the first native Polish Saint, St. Stanislaus is one of the Patron Saints of Poland, Krakow, and many other Polish diocese. He shares the patronage of Poland with Saint Adalbert and Our Lady the Queen of Poland. Transfer to your hotel. Following check-in at your hotel, enjoy a delicious dinner and have the opportunity to explore the city of Krakow before retiring for a restful overnight.

Day3
Mon, May 18: Krakow
Special Event: Celebrate St. John Paul II’s 100th Birthday!

Your day will begin with breakfast followed by the start of our tour of Krakow at the Wawel Hill, the former “Seat of Power” of Polish monarchs. There, we will visit the Wawel Cathedral - the Polish principal national shrine. The Cathedral served as the seat for Karol Wojtyla, the future Saint Pope John Paul II, during this tenure as the Archbishop of Krakow. His connection with this Shrine goes even further, as it was in the St. Leonard′s Crypt where he said his first Mass as a young priest. Continue on to Krakow's Old Town and stroll through Kanonicza Street where the future Pope resided while living in Krakow. Visit the Archdiocesan Museum where you can see personal memorabilia and belongings of the Priest, Karol Wojtyla, but also numerous gifts received by him during his time as the head of the Catholic Church. Afterwards, we will see the famous Papal Window, in which during his visits to Krakow he would often make evening appearances to address the crowds of his followers gathered below. Pass by the Franciscan Church, where as a young Priest he often came for tranquility in prayer, and explore the Collegium Maius where he studied. Finally, we will conclude the tour in the main Market Square, and the Church of St. Mary, home to the biggest wooden altar in Europe. You will have free time to get lunch on your own before we continue on your tour of Krakow. We will cross the Wisla River and pass by the house in Debniki where Saint John Paul II lived as a student, and was forced by the Nazi occupation force to work at the nearby Zakrzowek quarry while he was studying at an underground seminary. Finally, we will explore the district of Nowa Huta. This unique district, complete with steelworks and houses built by the Soviet’s regime in the Socialist Realist style with many Renaissance influences, was meant to be a model “Communist City”. Ironically, it later became one of the centers of revolution and resistance within Poland, leading to the eventual overthrow of the communist regime in Poland. As local Bishop and Cardinal, Karol Wojtyla played a pivotal role in this transformation. For years, he met with local people and helped them organize spiritually and celebrated open air Masses with them. He fought hard for the first Catholic Church to be constructed in this area, which led to the construction of the Church of Our Lady of Poland, also known as “Ark Church” or “The Ark of Our Lord”. The Church was built, brick by brick, by volunteer workers with no assistance from the communist authorities. We will celebrate Mass, and then return to the Hotel in time for dinner. After dinner, we will blow out the candles on the famous, Papieska Kremowka (‘Papal’ Cream Cake), which was Saint John Paul II’s favorite dessert. Retire to your room for a restful nights sleep.

Day4
Tues, May 19: Krakow – Auschwitz – Harmeze – Wadowice – Zalwaria Zebrzydowska - Krakow

This morning, you will enjoy a full breakfast followed a by a transfer 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. Afterwards, we will pass by the Birkenau Camp, the site of the martyrdom of Edit Stein, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (one of the Patron Saints of Europe). Later, we visit the nearby Franciscan Monastery of Harmeze, consecrated under the patronage of St. Maximilian Kolbe. Here, you can explore a Special Exhibition in the St. Maximilian Centre that tells the story of the life work of the martyred Saint. In the afternoon, we will make our way to the small town of Wadowice, the birthplace of Karol Wojtyla. During your visit, consider having another slice of the famous Papieska Kremowka (‘Papal’ cream cake), homemade in the very town he had them. You will have free time for Lunch on your own before we visit the family house of St. John Paul II at Koscielna Street. It has since been turned into a museum, with exhibits of the Wojtyla family’s former possessions. After which we will visit the local church where this beloved Saint was baptized, received his First Communion Sacrament, and attended Masses as a child. You will also have the chance to see the miraculous picture of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, in front of which Saint John Paul II prayed to daily. Now, the church is known as the Basilica of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Celebrate Mass, and then begin our return to Krakow. Along the way, we will stop at Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, which was a popular pilgrimage place for Saint John Paul II when he was a younger, and where in the 17th century, the Palatine of Krakow founded a Franciscan Monastery. On the slope of both the hill and the valley - is an architectural ‘Way of the Cross’ made up of 40 chapels set on the surrounding hills. Arrive back at your hotel in Krakow for dinner and a restful overnight.

Day5
Wed, May 20: Krakow - Zakopane – Krakow

After an early morning breakfast, we will drive through the Tatra mountains and Podhale region to the small and remote town of Zakopane. It is considered the capital of Polish winter sports, but also an important spiritual place on the map of Poland. The people of the region always shared a special connection with Saint Pope John Paul II. Upon arrival, make your way to the Sanctuary of the Holy Virgin of Fatima, a chapel constructed in 1999 as a votive offering for Saint John Paul II’s quick recovery after the assassination attempt. The Shrine was enlarged over the years, and it contains relics of the Saint Pope and many memorabilia, including the special field altar, which was used to celebrate a field Mass by Saint John Paul II in 1997 during his last visit to Zakopane. Celebrate Mass at the Shrine, and then continue on to the Jaszczurowka Chapel. This beautiful wooden chapel was visited many times by St. John Paul II. As a young boy, he often used the walking paths surrounding the chapel for prayer and reflection. Then visit the nearby Retreat House run by the local Ursuline Sisters. During his frequent visits to Zakopane, the future heir of St. Peter most often relied on the Sisters humble hospitality. As Pope, he visited the sisters only once, during his pilgrimage to Poland in 1997. He often declared a special connection to this Retreat House, and called it “his second home” on several occasions. The room in which he stayed is preserved basically untouched, and serves as small museum celebrating his memory. Afterwards, continue our tour to the colorful Krupowki Street. While on this street, you will have the opportunity to do some shopping at the local bazaar, and then grab lunch on your own. From here, we will take a funicular to the nearby Gubalowka, for the stunning view of the Tatra Mountains and panoramic views of Zakopane. You will have the chance to sense a glimpse of Saint Pope’s love of nature, and better understand his passion for taking scenic hikes through these mountains. Return to Krakow in time for dinner and overnight.

Day6
Thurs, May 21: Krakow – Divine Mercy - Lagiewniki – Wieliczka – Krakow

After breakfast, you will head to Lagiewniki, the capital of the Divine Mercy. Through the mediation of St. Faustina, Christ passed on the message of Divine Mercy at Lagiewniki. We will start our visit to the “Have No Fear” Center where we will be able to pray by the relic of St. John Paul II, with time after for additional prayer and reflection. We will celebrate Mass here in one of the Chapels. Last month marked the 20th Anniversary of Divine Mercy Sunday, and the day St. John Paul II Canonized Saint Faustina Kowalska – let us reflect on one of the greatest gifts given to the Catholic Church, and the words spoke by St. John Paul II on that day:

Misericordias Domini in aeternum cantabo. Let us too, the pilgrim Church, join our voice to the voice of Mary most holy, "Mother of Mercy", to the voice of this new Saint who sings of Mercy with all God's friends in the heavenly Jerusalem.

And you, Faustina, a gift of God to our time, a gift from the land of Poland to the whole Church, obtain for us an awareness of the depth of Divine Mercy; help us to have a living experience of it and to bear witness to it among our brothers and sisters. May your message of light and hope spread throughout the world, spurring sinners to conversion, calming rivalries and hatred, and opening individuals and nations to the practice of brotherhood. Today, fixing our gaze with you on the face of the risen Christ, let us make our own your prayer of trusting abandonment and say with firm hope: Christ Jesus, I trust in you! Jezu, ufam tobie!

Then, visit the Divine Mercy Shrine where Saint Faustina, the Apostle of Divine Mercy, lived and died. Through her meditation, Christ passed on the message of Divine Mercy and gave her instructions to spread the message among His flock. While here, you can listen to a special lecture done by one of the local Sisters, and you will have the opportunity to see images of the Merciful Jesus, relics of St. Faustina, as well as the Saint’s Convent Chapel and her Tomb. There will be additional time for prayer and reflection before we return to Krakow for some free time to spend at your own leisure (lunch or exploring.) In the evening, we will be transferred to a Special Dinner taking place at a Restaurant that includes Music, and Folklore. Return to the Hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day7
Fri, May 22: Krakow – Czestochowa – Wieliczka – Krakow
Special Visit to the Jasna Gora Monastery Library

Today, you will visit the grandest pilgrimage shrine of Poland since the 14th century! You will begin your day with breakfast and then transfer to celebrate 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, we will have the great privilege of visiting the Library. This 18th-century library is richly decorated, and houses an unmatched collection of old, precious manuscripts dating back to the medieval times. Return to celebrate Mass, and then have free time on your own to grab lunch. We will then continue on to Wieliczka, a small town just outside of Krakow. It is here that you will take a guided tour of the world famous Wieliczka Salt Mines. The mines are known for beautiful and unique underground tunnels filled with constructions precisely carved out of salt, including many Biblical icons and a statue of St. John Paul II. We will return to Krakow for dinner and overnight.

Day8
Sat, May 23: Return Home

After an early breakfast and heartfelt farewells, your group will leave by motor coach and transfer to Krakow Airport for return flights home.

Special Clergy Discount

A Clergy Discount is available to all members of “Clergy” within the Catholic Church. This includes Seminarians, Deacons, Brothers and Sisters, Priests, Monsignors, Bishops, Cardinals, and His Holiness.

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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.
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2020 Dates & Prices

Dates

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May 16
Saturday
May 23, 2020
Saturday
May 17
Sunday
May 23, 2020
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Options & Upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (One-Way) $1,750.00 (USD)

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



Optional Pre-Tour to Warsaw:

May 14 - 17, 2020

$699 Per Person
  • Two (2) Nights accommodation at centrally located Four Star Hotel as follows: (or similar)
      ~ 2 nights: Radisson Blu Centrum, Warsaw
  • Transfers as per itinerary on a group basis
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • Wine with dinners
  • Air-conditioned motor coach
  • Professional local Catholic guide(s)
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees
  • Mass daily & Spiritual activities
  • Luggage handling (1 piece per person)



Itinerary
Day1
Thursday, May 14: 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.

Day2
Friday, May 15: Arrive in Warsaw

Welcome to Krakow, Poland! Upon arrival, make your way to the baggage claim area and collect your luggage and the make your way to the Arrival’s Hall where you will be met by your Guide/Driver. From there, we will make our way to the Hotel to leave our luggage as we enjoy a “Panoramic sightseeing Tour” of the city. Celebrate Mass at St. James Church, iconic for its tower and square base. This is the Church where Helena Kowalska, future Saint Faustina, prayed extensively upon arriving in Warsaw. It is here she also met Rev. James Dabrowski, to whom she confessed all that burdened her soul, and asked for spiritual advice - which eventually resulted in the Saint entering the local Convent. Check into your Hotel in time for dinner and overnight.

Day3
Saturday, May 16: Warsaw – Swinice Warckie – Niepokalanow - Warsaw

Your day will begin with breakfast followed by the start of our tour to Swinice Warckie where we will visit the church of St. Casmir. This historically rich parish is the site of the baptism for St. Faustina. Little Helena received her first confession, and First Holy Communion at this very parish. Additionally, she and her family attended Sunday Masses and other services at this Church. Celebrate Mass at the Shrine, and then continue on to Glogowiec where St. Faustina Maria Kowalska was born on August 25, 1905. She is the third of ten children, of a poor, pious Catholic family in small Polish village. You will have free time to get lunch on your own before we return to Warsaw. On the way, we will make a stop by Niepokalanow, the so called “City of the Immaculate Mother of God”. While here, we will visit the Sanctuary and the Franciscan Monastery linked with St. Maximilian Kolbe, the famous Polish Conventual Franciscan friar, and martyr who voluntarily surrendered his life in the Auschwitz Concentration Camp, so that another prisoner might live. While there, you will meet one of the local Franciscan Brothers who will explain to you the story of St. Maximilian, and take you through the museum. Arrive back at your Hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day4
Sunday, May 17: Warsaw - Krakow

We will start the day with breakfast, and then visit the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy on Zytnia St., where St. Faustina first joined the order of nuns. Afterwards, we will continue to St. Stanislaus Kostka Church and view a special exhibit dedicated to the life of Blessed Fr. Jerzy Popieluszko. This Priest was a great personality of the Catholic Church during the Cold War Era, and was killed by the communist regime in 1984. In 1987, Saint John Paul II visited the shrine to pray in front of Fr. Popieluszko′s tomb. From there, we will take a guided tour of the bustling Old Town, where horse-drawn carriages carry visitors past beautifully rebuilt Baroque houses and Renaissance-style storefronts. Traditional Polish cafes and shops surround the Market Square, which has been restored to its 13th-century charm, even after being completely destroyed during World War II. Stroll the streets of this historic area, which is mostly closed to traffic, and explore its beautiful Churches. Of the many we will walk by, we will see the Royal Castle which was the residence of Polish Kings since the 16th century. Continue to walk through the Royal Route and pass by the Monument of Stefan Wyszynski, the Cardinal of Poland, one of the most important personalities in the Polish Church in the 20th Century. The Cardinal had an enormous influence on young Karol Wojtyla, future Saint John Paul II. Finally see the Pilsudski Square with the Holy Cross commemorating the historically significant pilgrimage of Saint John Paul II to Poland in 1979, during the heights of the Communist’s regime oppression. On this square, he celebrated the symbolically significant Holy Mass for enthusiastic, countless masses of Warsawer’s. During this event he said to them the famous words, that changed Poland and influenced to the whole Eastern Europe, ‘Spirit, come and renew the face of the earth, this earth’”. There will be free time grab lunch on your own before we depart for Krakow. We will arrive in time to meet your fellow pilgrims who have come for the Krakow-portion of the pilgrimage, and together, we will continue on to celebrate Mass and begin your pilgrimage.

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

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 book your airline reservations accordingly, at no additional cost. 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 at: 800-206-TOUR (8687) or sales@206tours.com

Options and upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (One-Way) $1,750.00 (USD)

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

Special Clergy Discount

A Clergy Discount is available to all members of “Clergy” within the Catholic Church. This includes Seminarians, Deacons, Brothers and Sisters, Priests, Monsignors, Bishops, Cardinals, and His Holiness.

Click Here to learn more!
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Optional Pre-Tour to Warsaw:

May 14 - 17, 2020

$699 Per Person
  • Two (2) Nights accommodation at centrally located Four Star Hotel as follows: (or similar)
      ~ 2 nights: Radisson Blu Centrum, Warsaw
  • Transfers as per itinerary on a group basis
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • Wine with dinners
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
  • Assistance of a professional local Catholic guide(s)
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
  • Mass daily & Spiritual activities
  • Luggage handling (1 piece per person)

Iternary

Day1
Thursday, May 14: 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.

Day2
Friday, May 15: Arrive in Warsaw

Welcome to Krakow, Poland! Upon arrival, make your way to the baggage claim area and collect your luggage and the make your way to the Arrival’s Hall where you will be met by your Guide/Driver. From there, we will make our way to the Hotel to leave our luggage as we enjoy a “Panoramic sightseeing Tour” of the city. Celebrate Mass at St. James Church, iconic for its tower and square base. This is the Church where Helena Kowalska, future Saint Faustina, prayed extensively upon arriving in Warsaw. It is here she also met Rev. James Dabrowski, to whom she confessed all that burdened her soul, and asked for spiritual advice - which eventually resulted in the Saint entering the local Convent. Check into your Hotel in time for dinner and overnight.

Day3
Saturday, May 16: Warsaw – Swinice Warckie – Niepokalanow - Warsaw

Your day will begin with breakfast followed by the start of our tour to Swinice Warckie where we will visit the church of St. Casmir. This historically rich parish is the site of the baptism for St. Faustina. Little Helena received her first confession, and First Holy Communion at this very parish. Additionally, she and her family attended Sunday Masses and other services at this Church. Celebrate Mass at the Shrine, and then continue on to Glogowiec where St. Faustina Maria Kowalska was born on August 25, 1905. She is the third of ten children, of a poor, pious Catholic family in small Polish village. You will have free time to get lunch on your own before we return to Warsaw. On the way, we will make a stop by Niepokalanow, the so called “City of the Immaculate Mother of God”. While here, we will visit the Sanctuary and the Franciscan Monastery linked with St. Maximilian Kolbe, the famous Polish Conventual Franciscan friar, and martyr who voluntarily surrendered his life in the Auschwitz Concentration Camp, so that another prisoner might live. While there, you will meet one of the local Franciscan Brothers who will explain to you the story of St. Maximilian, and take you through the museum. Arrive back at your Hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day4
Sunday, May 17: Warsaw - Krakow

We will start the day with breakfast, and then visit the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy on Zytnia St., where St. Faustina first joined the order of nuns. Afterwards, we will continue to St. Stanislaus Kostka Church and view a special exhibit dedicated to the life of Blessed Fr. Jerzy Popieluszko. This Priest was a great personality of the Catholic Church during the Cold War Era, and was killed by the communist regime in 1984. In 1987, Saint John Paul II visited the shrine to pray in front of Fr. Popieluszko′s tomb. From there, we will take a guided tour of the bustling Old Town, where horse-drawn carriages carry visitors past beautifully rebuilt Baroque houses and Renaissance-style storefronts. Traditional Polish cafes and shops surround the Market Square, which has been restored to its 13th-century charm, even after being completely destroyed during World War II. Stroll the streets of this historic area, which is mostly closed to traffic, and explore its beautiful Churches. Of the many we will walk by, we will see the Royal Castle which was the residence of Polish Kings since the 16th century. Continue to walk through the Royal Route and pass by the Monument of Stefan Wyszynski, the Cardinal of Poland, one of the most important personalities in the Polish Church in the 20th Century. The Cardinal had an enormous influence on young Karol Wojtyla, future Saint John Paul II. Finally see the Pilsudski Square with the Holy Cross commemorating the historically significant pilgrimage of Saint John Paul II to Poland in 1979, during the heights of the Communist’s regime oppression. On this square, he celebrated the symbolically significant Holy Mass for enthusiastic, countless masses of Warsawer’s. During this event he said to them the famous words, that changed Poland and influenced to the whole Eastern Europe, ‘Spirit, come and renew the face of the earth, this earth’”. There will be free time grab lunch on your own before we depart for Krakow. We will arrive in time to meet your fellow pilgrims who have come for the Krakow-portion of the pilgrimage, and together, we will continue on to celebrate Mass and begin your pilgrimage.

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 book your airline reservations accordingly, at no additional cost. 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 at: 800-206-TOUR (8687) or sales@206tours.com

About your trip

pilgrimage map
  • 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 click here to read more

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