Warsaw : Reception at the airport in Warsaw and transfer by bus to our hotel. In the afternoon we will visit the house of the Congregation of the Divine Mother of Mercy where we will celebrate mass. Dinner and lodging.
Warsaw : Breakfast at the hotel. We will take a panoramic tour of the city of Warsaw including the Old Quarter with the Royal Castle, Saint John´s Cathedral, the Royal Route, the Market Plaza, Lazienkowski Park, the Palace of Culture and Science, Krakowskie Przedmiescie Street, Warsaw´s ghetto and the Monument of the Unknown Soldier. Dinner and lodging.
Warsaw / Niepokolanow / Plock : Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning we will visit Warsaw Uprising Museum and then depart to Niepokolanow, home of St. Maximilian Kolbe. We will visit the Franciscan Monastery where he lived and worked. We will continue to Plock where we will visit the Cathedral church, the Benedictine Abbey and the Congregation House at Plock. Return to Warsaw for dinner and lodging.
Warsaw / Krakow : Breakfast at the hotel. We will visit the ex concentration camp at Auschwitz. We will visit the outside of the camp where the gas chambers are found and where over one and a half million persons died between 1940-1943. We will continue to Krakow for dinner and lodging.
Krakow : Breakfast at the hotel. We will visit the Sanctuary of the Divine Mercy where the painting "Jesús, I trust in you" is conserved, proclamied center of Divine Mercy by the Blessed Pope John Paul II in 2002. We will visit the Congregation of the Sisters of the Divine Mercy in Lagiewniki where the remains of Saint Faustina Kowalska. Also we will visit the new basilica build along side the old church. Every Sunday of Mercy (the Sunday after Easter) thousand of people come to participate mass in the sanctuary. Dinner and lodging.
Krakow : Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning we will visit the Square with the Church of the Virgin Mary which has one of the most prominent gothic in Europe. We will visit the Jaleonic University of Sukiennice where Karol studied between 1938-39 before World War II, the Collegium Maius and the Copernicus globe. The we will visit the Wawel Hill with its castle and the Cathedral where the Royal Tumbs are located. On the cathedral at the Roman crypt of Saint Leonard, Karol celebrated his first mas praying the "Totus Tuos”.
Afterwards we will visit the old jweish quarters (ghetto). We will visit Krakow Archbishop´s Palace where Karol Wojtyla lived as a bishop, archbishop and then cardenal, and the Franciscan Church near the Palace of the Archbishops. We will visita Saint Stanislav Kostka´s church in Debniki and Tyniecka street where Karol Wojtyla lived when he was a student. Dinner and lodging.
Wieliczka : Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning we will depart to Wieliczka, knonw by the oldest salt mines in Europe, declared in 1978 by UNESCO as a World Heritage Patrimony for being a unique and spectacular salt construction. Return to Krakow for dinner and lodging.
Krakow / Kalwaria Zebrzydowska / Wadowice / Czestochowa : Breakfast at the hotel. We will depart to Kalwaria Zebrzydowska (Polish Jerusalem) declared World Patrimony by UNESCO. We will visit the Bernardine Monastery and the famous Calvary south of the monastery. We will continue to Wadowice, place of birth of Blessed Pope John Paul II, where we will visit the Pope´s home and the Church of the Presentation of the Virgin where he was baptized. We will end our day in Czestochowa, Poland´s most important pilgrimage site where we will visit the Sanctuary of the Black Virgin of Czestochowa and will have a panoramic tour of the majestic complex of the Basilica. Dinner and lodging.
Czestochowa / Prague : Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning we will depart to Prague and in the afternoon visit the Church of Our Lady Victorious, home of the Infant Jesus of Prague. Dinner and lodging.
Prague : Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning we will visit Saint Vitus Cathedral located within the Prague Castle. Afternoon free. Return to our hotel for dinner and lodging.
Return home : Breakfast at the hotel. We will transfer to Prague´s airport to take our plane back home according to the itinerary proposed by the agency. End of our travel.
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PILGRIMAGE TO POLAND