ROME – KRAKOW – LAGIEWNIKI
Flight to Krakow. Arrival and after lunch start sightseeing tour of the city and departure toLagiewniki: visit to the Divine Mercy Sanctuary, home to the tomb of St. Faustina Kowalska. Tour of the Sanctuary, consecrated by Pope John Paul II. Accommodation and overnight in Krakow.
KRAKOW – WIELICZKA
Tour of Krakow continues with the Market Square, the Church of the Virgin Mary, the Town Hall Tower and the Cloth Hall. The tour includes a visit to Wawel Hill, on the waters of the Vistola, with views of the Royal Castle and the Cathedral. After lunch, departure for Wieliczka with a tour of the famous rock salt mines, the oldest mines in Poland, where salt has been mined for more than a thousand years. Return to Krakow, dinner at local restaurant and overnight.
KALWARIA ZEBRZYDOWSKA – WADOWICE – AUSCHWITZ
In the morning, transfer to Kalwaria Zebrzydowska with a tour of the Sanctuary, Poland’s most important sanctuary after Jasna Gora. Onward travel to Wadowice, hometown of Pope John Paul II, with a visit to the Pope’s “memorabilia” on exhibit. Tour of the Basilica of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In the afternoon, transfer to Auschwitz and tour of the concentration camp. Onward travel to Czestochowa . Accommodation and overnight.
In the morning, tour of Jasna Gora Monastery, home to the Black Madonna, a pilgrimage site and a symbolic place for Polish Catholics and time for prayer. In the afternoon, travel to Warsaw, accommodation and overnight.
Morning city tour: the Old City, the Castle Square, St. John’s Cathedral, the Barbakan Tower. In the afternoon, walk in Lazienki Park and time available. Dinner in a traditional restaurant.
WARSAW – ROME
In the morning, visit in the Church of St. Stanislaus, home to the tomb of Father Jerzy Popieluszko, and the museum dedicated to him. Transfer to the airport for departure home.