Catholic pilgrimage tour 7 days, 6 nights

This tour includes the most important catholic sites in Warsaw, Krakow, Czestochowa and Zakopane.

You will learn about Father Jerzy Popieluszko the chapalin of “’Solidarity”, visit the Sanctuary of Jasna Gora with Black Madonna icon,  see the bunker of St Maximilian Kolbe in Auschwitz, visit Wadowice - the bithplace of John Poul II and many other interesting places. 

Day 1. Warsaw

Arrival at the Fryderyk Chopin International Airport in Warsaw. Meeting with a guide and transfer to a hotel. In the evening, transfer to St Stanislaus Kostka Church, where Father Popie?uszko lived and worked. This famous chaplain of the Solidarity movement was brutally killed by the communist secret police in 1984. In the evening leisure walk in the Old Town area followed by a welcome dinner at one of restaurants in the Market Square area.

Day 2. Warsaw - tour of  Wilanow Palace – Lazienki Park

Half day city tour of Warsaw including magnificent Wilanów Palace and Gardens, the Royal Route with beautiful Lazienki Park and its Chopin Statue, the historical palaces, monuments, and splendid churches.

Day 3. Warsaw – Czestochowa – Krakow

Morning transfer to Cz?stochowa, the religious capital of Poland. The private tour of the famous Jasna Góra monastery with the miraculous Black Madonna icon. Time for private prayers and meditation. After that approx 2-hour trip to Krakow. Time to check-in and relax. In the afternoon leisure walk to the Old Market Square and visit the St. Mary’s Church and the Renaissance Cloth Hall. It will end at under the famous „papal window” of John Paul II in the Archbishop Palace. Dinner at one of elegant restaurants at Old Market Square.

Day 4. Krakow – Wieliczka – Krakow

In the morning private tour of legendary Wawel Hill with the Royal Castle and Cathedral. In the early afternoon transfer to Wieliczka Salt Mine. Stop in Lagiewniki, to visit at the Convent where Saint Sister Faustyna served and died. Meeting and lecture with local nuns followed by prayers at the tomb of Sister Faustyna.
Wieliczka Salt Mine is one of the most unique tourist attractions in Europe, placed on the UNESCO List of World Cultural Heritage. We recommend an expedition along the religious route of the Wieliczka mine, the underground "God Bless" Pilgrims’ Route. During the underground tour you can admire the magnificent sculptures in the chapel dedicated to Saint Anthony and the wooden Golgotha of the Wieliczka miners. Your journey will be crowned by visiting the wonderful Chapel of St. Kinga. The next stop for prayer is the Chapel of St. John. Part of the route leads through the excavations of the “Wieliczka” Krakow Saltworks Museum where, in the one-and-only underground chapel dedicated to John Paul II, a cleric accompanying the pilgrimage group can say Holy Mass. Transfer back to Krakow and free time.

Day 5. Krakow - Auschwitz - Wadowice - Kalwaria Zebrzydowska – Krakow

Morning trip to O?wi?cim with its infamous Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkaneu, place of martyr for millions of Jews, Poles and other people from all over Europe. The private tour of the camp including the bunker where Saint Maximilian Kolbe gave his life for another prisoner and was starved to death by the Nazis.

After that visit in Wadowice, birthplace of John Paul II. You will visit the Holy Father John Paul II Family Home Museum. After that walk through the town to see other places related to early years of Karol Wojtyla like the parish church with miracoulous icon of Virgin Mary, the former elementary school, the high school and others. Lunch at one of the local restaurants including tasting of the famous "papal cream cakes". Finally, transfer to a nearby Bernardine Monastery at Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, picturesquely nestled among the hills of the Beskidy Mountains. Karol Wojtyla visited this holy site for the first time together with his father right after his mother died. The Sanctuary dates back to the 17th century when Miko?aj Zebrzydowski laid fundaments for the Way of the Cross, Golgotha Chapels as well as Chapels depicting scenes from the life of St Mary. The Monastery together with its system of Kalwarian Paths and Chapels was placed by UNESCO on its List of World Heritage. Evening arrival in Cracow for dinner and overnight.

Day 6. Krakow - Zakopane

All day tour to the Podhale region famous for the breathtaking scenery of the Beskidy and Tatra Mountains, beautiful mountaineers wooden architecture as well as rich culture and traditions of local Highlanders. En route, visit at the St Mary's sanctuary in Lud?mierz and open air ethnographical museum in Chocho?ów. Upon arrival in Zakopane, panoramic tour of the resort including charming wooden churches built according to the unique canons of the Highlanders' architecture like the famous Our Lady of Fatima Sanctuary in Krzeptówki. After that, funicular trip to the top of the Guba?ówka Mountain to admire the beautiful panorama of the Tatra mountains. In the afternoon, traditional Highlanders' meal with folklore entertainment at one of the mountain chalets.

Day 7. Zakopane – Krakow

In the morning transfer back to Krakow Airport, for your flight back home.