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Poland: Footsteps of (Pope) St. John Paul II & St. Faustina


9 Days / 7 Nights, Warsaw, Swinice Warckie, Niepokalanow, Czestochowa, Wadowice, Krakow, Auschwitz, Lagiewniki (Divine Mercy)


birthplace of Karol Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II) to see the church he was baptized in and attended as a child. We arrive in the resort village of Zakopane, with breathtaking views. Dinner and overnight. (B,D)


DAY 6: ZAKOPANE / KRAKOW Morning walk on John Paul II’s favorite trail. Visit the Hermitage of Brother Albert, founder of the Albertine Order, before walking to the colorful Krupowki Street for shopping in the local bazaar. We stop at the Wieliczka Salt Mines on the way to Krakow. Arrive in Krakow for dinner and overnight.(B,D)


Statue of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception in front of the Jasna Gora Monastery, Czestochowa


DAY BY DAY ITINERARY DAY 1: USA / WARSAW Board your overnight flight to Warsaw.


DAY 2: WARSAW


Upon arrival you will be greeted by your Homeric Tours representative.We begin with Mass at St. James Church, where St. Faustina went when she arrived in Warsaw. Dinner and overnight accommodation. (B,D)


DAY 3: WARSAW After breakfast, we will visit to the landmarks of Warsaw: Old Town, Market Square, the Barbican, the Warsaw Ghetto monument, Lazienki Park, the Chopin statue, and the Royal Castle. Visit and celebrate Mass at 39 Zytnia Street where Faustina entered the convent. Dinner and show at a local restaurant. (B,D)


DAY 4: WARSAW / SWINICE WARCKIE / NIEPOKALANOW / CZESTOCHOWA


Travel to Swince Warckie to visit the parish church St. Casimir where St. Faustina was baptized. Continue to Niepokalanow to see the Franciscan Monastery founded by St. Maximillian Kolbe. Arrive in Czestochowa, home of the greatest shrine in Poland - Our Lady of Czestochowa. Dinner and overnight. (B,D)


DAY 5: CZESTOCHOWA / WADOWICE / ZAKOPANE Morning Mass at Jasna Gora Monastery, location of the Black Madonna Picture and where Pope John Paul II frequented visits throughout his life. View priceless treasures, including the Miraculous Icon. Continue to Zakopane, with a stop to Wadowice,


DAY 7: KRAKOW / AUSCHWITZ / KRAKOW Explore Krakow’s Market Square and hear the silver trumpet from St. Mary’s Tower. See the square’s historic buildings such as the Town Hall Tower, the Cloth Hall and the burgher’s houses. Tour the Cathedral, Coronation Chapel and Royal Chambers. Visit the Cathedral and pray at the Wit Stwosz altar. Afternoon visit to Auschwitz, Nazi concentration camp. See the cell that impris- oned St. Maximillian Kolbe and the Martyrdom Museum. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight. (B,D)


DAY 8: KRAKOW / DIVINE MERCY / LAGIEWNIKI / KRAKOW


Excursion to Lagiewniki, capital of the Divine Mercy, which Christ himself passed to our genera- tion through St. Faustina. The Sanctuary houses working images of Jesus. See St. Faustina’s convent chapel and her Tomb. Visit the Shrine of Divinity dedicated by Pope John Paul II in 2002. Celebrate Mass at the Shrine before visiting the new center “Have no Fear,” where we pray by the relic of St. John Paul II. Return for dinner and overnight. (B,D)


DAY 9: KRAKOW / USA Breakfast then depart for the airport for your return flight home. (B)


OPTIONAL EXTENSION: ROME (3 NIGHTS) DAY 9: KRAKOW / ROME


Arrival into Rome. Begin with a visit to the Vatican, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. Afternoon tour of the city including the Castel Sant’ Angelo, Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica, the famous Coliseum and Forum. Onto your hotel for dinner and overnight. (B,D)


DAY 10: ROME Visit the Basilica of St. Paul beyond the walls, built over the tomb of St. Paul and the Basilica of St. Pe- ter in Chains, best known for Michelangelo’s statue of Mosses. Admire the Basilica of St. John Lateran- the Cathedral of the Bishop of Rome. Dinner and overnight. (B,D)


TOUR FEATURE INCLUDES: • Round-trip air: USA – Warsaw and Krakow – USA


• Meet and assist upon arrival by your Homeric Tours representative


• Private deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach throughout


• English speaking Catholic tour guide(s) • Your choice of 3, 4 or 5 star hotels • 7 Nights of hotel accommodation • Breakfast and dinner daily • 7 Days of sightseeing tours • All transfers • All entrance fees • Hotel taxes and service charges • Porterage of one suitcase per person • USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program


The itinerary may be modified and tailored to the specific requirements and budget of your group * Ask about our church donation program


OPTIONAL EXTENSION TOUR FEATURES:


• One-way air Poland – Rome


• Meet and assist upon arrival by your Homeric Tours representative


• Private deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach throughout


• English speaking Catholic tour guide(s) • Your choice of 3, 4 or 5 star hotels • 3 Nights of hotel accommodation • Breakfast and dinner daily • 3 Days of sightseeing • All transfers • All entrance fees • Hotel taxes and service charges • Porterage of one suitcase per perso • USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program


DAY 11: ROME Walk along the Via del Corso, by ancient palaces, the Spanish Square, which connects with the Trinity del Monti Church and the Trevi Fountain. Continue to Barberini Square with its Triton Fountain. Evening farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)


DAY 12: ROME / USA After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight home. (B)


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