Polish Holy Places Pilgrimage

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Polish Holy Places Pilgrimage - 8 days & 7 nights with the possibility of shortening or extending the tour

Day 1 - Arrival to Warsaw

Arrival in Warsaw, capital of Poland, transfer to a hotel and check-in.
Walk through the historical center , the Royal Route - UNESCO list. Walk through the historic Belvedere Palace in Lazienki Park, the residence of the Polish President, Royal Castle, Royal Square and Sigismund's Column, visit the Church of the Holy Cross, where Frederic Chopin’s heart is buried.
Evening Mass.
Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel in Warsaw.

Day 2 - Niepokalanow

Breakfast  at the Hotel.
Departure for Niepokalanow: Franciscan monastery founded in 1927 by St. Maksymilian Kolbe, martyr of Auschwitz.  The Passion of Christ Mystery Play with over 140 wooden moving figurines , panorama picture of the Polish Church’s history;  visit in St.Maksymilian's cell. Time for prayer in The Shrine of Our Mary Immaculate and St. Maksymilian Kolbe.
Holy Mass.
Return to Warsaw; visiting the city churches.
Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel.

Day 3 - Czestochowa and Krakow

Breakfast at the Hotel.
Leave Warsaw for Krakow via Czestochowa. The Jasna Gora Monastery of Czestochowa is one of the most important sites of the worship of Our Lady and has for centuries been the heart of pilgrimage in Poland. It was frequently visited by St. Pope John Paul II during his apostolic travels to Poland. Every year several million pilgrims come here to pray in front of the miraculous picture of the Black Madonna of Czestochowa. The faithful has believed for ages that St. Luke the Evangelist himself painted the divine icon on a tabletop from the Holy Family’s house. A Holy Mass. Tour of Pauline Monastery and Treasure House.
Depart for dinner and overnight stay in a hotel in Krakow.

Day 4 - Wawel Cathedral and St. Mary's Basilica

Breakfast at the Hotel.
The Historic Centre of Krakow - UNESCO list since 1978. The former capital of Poland, situated at the foot of the Royal Wawel Castle for centuries the residence of the kings of Poland. Visit the cathedral, Royal Necropolis. Walk the Royal Route to St. Mary's Basilica in Main Market Square, the 13th-century town has Europe's largest market square and numerous historical palaces and churches,

Afternoon transfer to a modern church in Nowa Huta, the former communist working-class district of Krakow, visit the Church of Our Lady the Queen of Poland commonly known as the Ark of the Lord. Workers of Nowa Huta were using their own equipment and materials to build the first and only newly built church,  which was consecrated in 1977 by Cardinal Karol Wojtyła (who year later became Pope John Paul II).
Holy Mass.
Visit at the Holy Cross, the Cistercian Abbey in Mogila founded in 1222. Many pilgrims are attracted to Mogila for almost 2 meters tall sculpture of the Miracolous Christ covered with polychromy. It has natural hair which, according to the legend, was supposed to grow. The sculpture became famous for good graces and miracles. Time for individual prayer.
Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel in Krakow.

Day 5 - Lagiewniki, Wadowice and Kalwaria Zebrzydowska

Breakfast at the Hotel
Lagiewniki: Visit the Divine Mercy Sanctuary in Lagiewniki as the resting place of St. Faustina, the Altar in the Basilica hosts an image of Jesus the Merciful, worshiped around the World. Three Popes have visited the shrine. Walk to the Center of St. Pope John Paul II, were the precious relics of the saint are stored.

Transfer  to Wadowice, birthplace of Pope John Paul ll : Visiting the St. Pope John Paul II Family Home Museum , multimedia exhibition , photographs, academic documents, poetic manuscripts, papal documents, portraits of friends and important people in Karol Wojtyla's life.
Visiting the Basilica of the Blessed Virgin Mary's Sacrifice in Wadowice  where in May 1929, Karol Wojtyla made his first Holy Communion.

Transfer to Kalwaria: Sanctuary of Our Lady of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska with its 42 churches and chapels of all shapes and sizes in addition to the central Basilica, Franciscan  monastery and Calvary. This complex of buildings scattered among woods  grew to be the biggest such compound in Europe.
The Basilica, Monastery and Lanes of the Lord Jesus and the paths of Our Lady, were listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1999.

Holy Mass in Lagiewniki or Kalwaria.
Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel in Krakow.

Day 6 - Zakopane, Ludzmierz

Breakfast at the Hotel.
Early departure for Zakopane – Podhale "Polish highlands", famous by wooden architecture, folklore and local traditions.

Holy Mass at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima in Krzeptowki, which was built by the local people to thank God for saving the Pope's life in the unsuccessful  assasination attempt  on 13th of May 1981. The statue of Our Lady of Fatima was crowned by John Paul II in 1987. Walk around Krupowki, the most representative street of Zakopane.

Transfer to Ludzmierz - the oldest Roman Catholic parish in Podhale,  located in the foothills of the Tatra mountains. The church and the parish of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary have been running since 1234 , the statue of Our Lady of Ludzmierz, has drawn throngs of pilgrims since the Middle Ages.

Return to Krakow
Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel in Krakow.

Day 7 - Auschwitz-Birkenau and Piekary Slaskie

The breakfast at the Hotel.
Trip  to Auschwitz and Birkenau Museum, the site of the former Nazi concentration camp. All over the world, Auschwitz-Birkenau has become a symbol of terror, genocide, and the Holocaust. It was the biggest factory of death in the history of humanity,  established by Germans in 1940 in the suburbs of Oswiecim, It is the only death camp on the UNESCO list since 1979. You will visit the cell where Saint Maximilian Kolbe died.
Transfer to Piekary Slaskie, spiritual capital of Silesia with miraculous painting of Our Lady of Social Justice and Charity, Strzelce Opolskie and Saint Anne Mountain, Baroque Franciscan monastery with the miracuolous statue of St. Anne and the imposing calvary A Complex of 35 chapels and 2 churches.
Holy Mass.

Return to Krakow.

Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel in Krakow.

Day 8 - Wieliczka and departure

Breakfast at the Hotel.
Tour to Wieliczka Salt Mine - UNESCO list since 1978 - two hours walk along the religious underground "God Bless" extraordinary Pilgrims Route, travelling along this trail you will visit many venues which represent the religious character of the mine, including the most sacred treasures of the underworld- five beautiful salt chapels. Holy mass may be held in the chapel of St. John Paul II , deepest temple devoted to the Pope in the world.  You will descend into the mine by stairs to the depth of 64m and return to the surface by elevator from the depth of 135m.
Transfer to Krakow-Balice airport.
Departure.

Holy Mass service on everyday basis is available.


Particular 3/5-day segments of this round trip are available (e.g."Following Pope John Paul II" or "Following St. Sister Faustyna").

There are many more shrines and holy places in Poland worth visiting, and we will be able to prepare a special itinerary on request.

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Terms and Conditions

Tours

  • The duration of the tours is approximate. Point Travel DMC Krakow Tours ® cannot be held liable for any delays, irregularity, strikes, loss or left of luggage and of any other personal item.
  • Point Travel DMC Krakow Tours ®  is not responsible for mechanical breakdowns, government actions, weather, acts of God, misconnections or related expenses to/from flights or other circumstances beyond its control. 
  • Each Regular Tour can be arranged like Luxury Private Tour by car, on demand with some modifications of the itinerary and in your mother language on Your wish.
  • Once your place an order on the tour is confirmed any cancellation or change will be subject to cancellation penalties or change fees. 

Pick up and convenient returns

  • All Private tours start from your hotel and they are finished at your hotel.
  • Regular Krakow Sightseeing Tours No 1 and 1a ends on the Main Market Square (Rynek Glowny) at about 1 pm
  • Regular Auschwitz - Birkenau Tour No 2 ends at about 4 pm; and afterwards the bus will drop you off at hotels: Novotel /Ibis Centrum, Radisson BLU , Sheraton Krakow, Royal, Wyspianski, Holiday Inn, Andel’s Chopin and Matejki Square; also en route if possible, subject to traffic conditions and so close to your place as possible.
  • Regular Salt Maine Wieliczka Tour No 3 ends in the city centre about 1 pm. 
  • Other Regular Half Day Tours use to be finished in the centre of the city.

Language

  • All our regular tours are operated in English. Other languages are possible on your request, please order in advance.
  • Private Tour includes Private guide speaking your language - English, Flemish, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish.

Discounts

  • We give you 5% discount on all online bookings on krakow-tours.pl.
  • Student price is for tourists under 25 years old, holders of an international student ID card on Regular Tours No 2 and 3 only 
  • Children discount of 50% on all tours is for children under 14 years old.

Luggage

Luggage is allowed during our tours. Please remember, that in some places due to internal regulations there is no luggage allowed, including women’s bags.

Cancellation and refunds

  • In case of cancellation a refund can be made up to 24 hours before a tour departure – less 25% cancellation fee.
  • Point Travel DMC Krakow Tours ®  will not refund any money due to passengers arriving late for check-in/ Tour Pick-up. 
  • Restaurants, hotels and concerts occasionally create overbooked conditions. These entities will compensate passengers affected by overbookings. Our company cannot be held responsible for these situations and will not refund moneys for such situations since they are beyond our control. Passengers need to present and resolve their compensation issues to the entity directly at the time the situation arises. 
  • Claims should be submitted to Point Travel DMC in writing no later than 30 days after the end of the tour and must be accompanied by appropriate documentation evidencing amounts to be refunded.

No shows

  • Point Travel DMC Krakow Tours ® will not refund unused or partially used features including such items as hotel, car rental, sightseeing tours, transfers and attraction entrance fees.
  • City Breaks: In case of a "no-show" an invoice will be issued only for the first night of stay unused or for the charge asked from the hotel with the reservation. 

Tips: 

Tips for services of a personal nature and to staff for services provided are not included in any of the packages and are left to your discretion.

Law: 

  • Passenger contract with Point Travel DMC Krakow Tours ®  is subject exclusively to Polish Law and Jurisdiction for Polish Tours and Packages and any other travel arrangements.
  • To guard against unforeseen circumstances, we strongly recommend you purchase optional travel insurance.
  • Point Travel DMC Krakow Tours ® reserves the right to change these Terms of Use without notice to you. 
  • Your continued use of the krakow-tours.pl constitutes your agreement to the then current Terms and Conditions.


Should you have any problems during your vacation in Poland, please do not hesitate to contact Point Travel DMC and we will be very happy to assist you in any way we can.