Day 1 - USA- Warsaw
Board your overnight flight(s) to Poland, with dinner and breakfast
Day 2 - Warsaw
Upon arrival, you will meet your local Polish Guide who will escort you
to your first class hotel. Mass will be celebrated in the afternoon at
St. James Church, which is the first church Helena Kowalska (today known
as St. Faustina) entered when she arrived in Warsaw. Dinner in local
restaurant will immediately follow Mass. Overnight in Warsaw.
Day 3 -Warsaw
After breakfast, visit all the landmarks of Warsaw: Old Town, Market
Square, the Barbican, the Warsaw Ghetto monument, Lazienki Park, the
Chopin statue, and the magnificently restored Royal Castle. Visit
Stanislaw Kostka Church and view a special exhibit dedicated to Fr.
Jerzy Popieluszko, who was brutally killed by the communists in 1984,
and the General House of the Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy
located at 3-9 Zytnia Street where Faustina entered the convent. Dinner
and overnight in Warsaw.
Day 4 -Swinice Warckie -Niepokalanow
After breakfast, travel to Czestochowa, with a stop in Swinice Warckie
to visit St. Casimir church where St. Faustina was baptized, made her
first confession and received her first Holy Communion. Continue on to
Niepokalanow to see the Franciscan Monastery founded by St. Maximillian
Kolbe and the Sanctuary of the Immaculate Virgin Mary. Dinner and
overnight in Czestochowa.
Day 5 - Czestochowa
This morning you will have Mass at Jasna Gora Monastery, an important
shrine with a tradition of pilgrimages that goes back to the 14th
century. Here you will see the Miraculous Icon of the Black Madonna,
known as Our Lady of Czestochowa, a place where St. John Paul II made
frequent visits throughout his life. In the afternoon you will view the
priceless treasures located in the Museum before traveling on to Krakow
for dinner and overnight.
Day 6 - Krakow - Divine Mercy Shrine
Today you will visit Lagiewniki, the capital of the Divine Mercy. It was
here that the message of the Divine Mercy originated, which Christ
Himself wished to pass on to our generation through the mediation of St.
Faustina. You will see the image of the Merciful Jesus and have Mass at
the convent chapel near the tomb of St Faustina. In the afternoon, you
will also visit the Shrine of Divinity dedicated by St. John Paul II on
his last visit to Poland in 2002 and visit the new center "Have no Fear"
where you may pray by his relic. Dinner and overnight in Krakow.
Day 7 - Auschwitz - Wadowice
Today you will travel to Auschwitz, the notorious Nazi concentration
camp where unspeakable atrocities occurred. You will see the cell that
imprisoned St. Maximillian Kolbe and the Martyrdom Museum recalling the
horrors of the Holocaust. In the afternoon you will go to Wadowice, the
birthplace of St. John Paul II, and celebrate Mass in the church he
attended and in which he was baptized as a child. You will visit his
childhood home, now a museum containing relics and artifacts from
throughout his life. Dinner and overnight in Krakow.
Day 8 - Krakow (Old Town) and Wieliczka Salt
Begin with Mass inside St. Mary’s Basilica and admire the extraordinary
Wit Stwosz altar. Hear the trumpet of the bugler from St. Mary's Tower
and explore Market Square before walking to the Wawel Castle which
houses the Royal Cathedral, the church of the Polish Kings for over 400
years. See the Coronation Chapel and the Royal Chambers where a superb
collection of Arras tapestries are on view. In the afternoon, visit the
Wieliczka Salt Mine, which is famous for many things - most notably the
St. Kinga Chapel which is located about 330 feet underground, and is
decorated with carvings in rock salt depicting important scenes in
Jesus’ life and it has two giant chandeliers made completely out of salt
Day 9 - Optional Day Trip to Zakopane and the
Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Krzeptowki.
After breakfast, we will drive through the mountains to the small
village of Zakopane. Along the way we will visit the Shrine of Our Lady
of Fatima in Krzeptowki. Completed in 1992, the great church was built
as a votive offering of gratitude for the recovery of Pope John Paul II
after his assassination attempt on May 13, 1981, and the church was
consecrated by Pope John Paul II himself on June 7, 1997 during his
pilgrimage to Poland. From here we will proceed to town and take a cable
car ride to the nearby mountaintop. At the top, we will have time to
take in the magnificent panoramic views, and possibly take a carriage
ride along the ridge path. Back at the bottom of the mountain we will
have time to shop in at the local bazaar and have lunch on colorful
Krupowki Street. On the way back to Krakow we will visit 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 much prayer and reflection. Enjoy a beautiful
dinner and an optional stroll through the old city before retiring for
Day 10 - Krakow - USA
This morning you will transfer to the John Paul II International airport
for your return flights to the USA.
Miraculous Icon of
Our Lady of Czestochowa
Included Tour Features
* Roundtrip Flights from New Orleans, LA
* First Class Hotels
2 nights in Warsaw (Radisson Blu
Centrum , or similar)
1 night in Czestochowa (Mercure
Patria Hotel , or similar)
5 nights in Krakow (Holiday Inn, or
* Breakfast and dinner daily
* Water, Wine and Coffee served with Dinner
* Transfers between airport and lodging
* Porterage at Hotels
* All Sightseeing and Tours by private motor coach
* Professional, multi-lingual Tour Guides throughout
* Entrance fees where necessary according to itinerary
* Daily Mass & spiritual activities coordinated with
Fr. Joseph Doyle, S.S.J.
$4,095 per person,
from New York
from New Orleans
Prices based on Double Occupancy.
Private Rooms Available for Additional Cost.
Optional Trip Cancellation and Medical Insurance Recommended!
St. Pope John Paul
(1920 - 2005)