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Poland ~ Footsteps of John Paul II


10 Day Itinerary


Day 1: Depart USA

Depart on our international flight to Warsaw. Enjoy dinner & breakfast served aboard our flight.


Day 2: Warsaw

On arrival, we will be met by our Professional Tour Escort and transferred to our hotel. The balance of the day will be at leisure for personal sightseeing, shopping, or relaxation. We will enjoy dinner and an overnight in Warsaw. (D)


Day 3: Warsaw

After breakfast at the hotel, we begin our sightseeing tour which will include The Old Town, Market Square, the Barbican, Lazienki Park & Chopin's Monument, as well as the massive Ghetto monument. We will visit the restored Royal Castle. Conclude with a visit to St. Stanislaw Kostka Church for Holy Mass. Tonight, dinner and overnight are in Warsaw. (B,D)


Day 4: Warsaw / Niepokolonow / Plock / Czestochowa

After breakfast we depart for Niepokolonow, where St. Maximilian Kolbe lived and worked. We continue to Plock where Jesus appeared to St. Faustina in 1931, bringing the message of mercy for all mankind. Return to Warsaw to celebrate Mass in the Cathedral of St. John. Continue to Czestochowa for dinner and overnight. (B,D)


Day 5: Czestochowa / Wadowice / Zakopane

After breakfast we see the Black Madonna in Jasna Gora Monastery. Proceed to Wadowice, birthplace of the Holy Father, John Paul II. Our stop will include a visit to the family house of his Holiness, now a museum. Dinner and overnight in Zakopane. (B,D)


Day 6: Zakopane / Kalwaria / Krakow

This morning, enjoy a tour of Zakopane, a resort in the scenic Tatras. We will take a cable car to a nearby mountaintop for a thrilling panoramic view. We then depart Zakopane for Krakow, stopping to visit Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, famous for the "Calvary paths" that His Holiness Pope John Paul II used to walk to and from Wadowice, the town of his birth. We will visit the Bernardine Monastery and Baroque Church of Our Lady of Angels. Continue to Krakow for dinner and overnight. (B,D)


Day 7: Krakow / Auschwitz / Krakow

Today we will become acquainted with the medieval jewel that is Krakow. The sound of a silver trumpet belonging to the bugler from St. Mary's Tower can be heard in Market Square. We will go inside to admire the awesome Wit Stwosz altar. We will also visit Wawel Hill; tour the Cathedral, Coronation Chapel & Royal Chambers with their superb collection of Arras tapestries. In the afternoon we will drive to the site of the infamous concentration camp, Auschwitz, which has become synonymous with all the horrors of the Holocaust. Visit the Martyrdom Museum, which also includes the cell of St. Maximillian Kolbe. Tonight, dinner and overnight are in Krakow. (B,D)


Day 8: Krakow / Wieliczka Salt Mines / Lagiewniki

After breakfast we travel to Lagiewniki, site of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, where Sr. Faustina died on Oct. 5, 1938. Also, visit the convent chapel where her body lies beneath the miraculous image of the Divine Mercy. Proceed on to the Wieliczka Salt Mines, an unforgettable attraction. We return to Krakow for dinner and overnight. (B,D)


Day 9: Krakow / Warsaw

After breakfast, we depart for Warsaw. We arrive in Warsaw with time at leisure for last minute shopping, personal sightseeing or relaxation. Tonight, dinner and overnight will be in Warsaw. (B,D)


Day 10: Warsaw / USA

After breakfast we will transfer to the airport for our return flight to the USA. Arrive home the same day. (B)


ncluded Highlights:

Airfare: Roundtrip from New York JFK Airport.

Accommodations: 10 Days / 8 nights Superior Tourist Class Hotels.

Meals: 8 Breakfasts & 8 Dinners

Sightseeing: As listed in the itinerary.

Also Included: Daily Mass, Airport-hotel transfers, hotel tips & taxes, baggage handling, Touring by Private Air Conditioned Motorcoach, Services of Professional Tour Escort.

Depart JFK Airport

2005 Departure Dates:

Apr. 8 to 17............ $1,799.00
Sep. 12 to 21 ............ $1,839.00
Nov. 7 to 16 ............$1,699.00

*Price is per person, based on double occupancy
Add $119 departure tax and $139 for optional travel insurance.
There are a limited number of single rooms available.
Single supplement $400.00. Land only price: $ 1,379.00

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