Start in Warsaw with a welcome dinner, and a guided visit to the Cathedral of St. John and the Warsaw Ghetto, as well as an excursion to Niepokalanow, City of the Immaculata, to visit the Franciscan Friary, founded by St. Maximilian Kolbe. Continue to Czestochowa to explore the Jasna Gora Shrine and see the famous Black Madonna, an image of great significance for Pope Saint John Paul II. Next is a moving visit to Auschwitz to see the remains of the former concentration camp; visit the Martyrdom Museum and St. Maximilian Kolbe’s cell. Continue to Krakow, where you visit the Shrine of Divine Mercy, and enjoy guided sightseeing that includes visits to Wawel Royal Castle and St. Mary’s Church. End this fascinating journey with an excursion to the Pope’s hometown of Wadowice and to Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Poland’s most famous shrines. Return to Krakow and visit the Sanctuary of St. John Paul II. A farewell dinner at your hotel in Warsaw has been included.
WARSAW Welcome and farewell dinners; guided sightseeing, visit the Cathedral of St. John and the Warsaw GhettoNIEPOKALANOW Visit the Franciscan FriaryCZESTOCHOWA Explore the Jasna Gora Shrine and see the Black MadonnaAUSCHWITZ Visit the remains of the former concentration camp, the Martyrdom Museum, and St. Maximilian Kolbe’s cellKRAKOW Visit the Shrine of Divine Mercy; guided sightseeing, visit Wawel Royal Castle, St. Mary’s Church, and the Sanctuary of St. John Paul II WADOWICE Visit the Pope’s Family Home MuseumKALWARIA ZEBRZYDOWSKA Visit the shrineHeadsets Throughout the tour
Full buffet breakfast daily; 4 three-course dinners with wine, including welcome and farewell dinners in Warsaw
NOTES:Departure March 31 – Divine Mercy Sunday in Czestochowa (April 3)Departure August 11 – St. Maximilian Kolbe Feast Day in Auschwitz (August 14)Departure October 17 – Pope Saint John Paul II Feast Day in Wadowice (October 22)Departure October 17 – starts on Monday in Warsaw instead of Thursday
Motorcoach. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.