Pilgrimage to Poland
We organize many pilgrimages to Poland for groups and individuals every year. We can help you with all kind of arrangements from finding suitable accommodation to booking Holy Masses in chosen churches. We give ideas for itineraries to meet expectations of our clients and always adjust every part of the program to their individual needs. Please check one of our proposals below which covers all major sites for pilgrimage groups in Poland. Of course if you do not have so much time, we can prepare shorter programs for you – just please contact us for more details.
Day 1 – Transfer from Warsaw Airport to hotel in Warsaw
Our guide will be waiting for the group at the airport at the arrival hall with a small board with the name of the group written on it. We will provide private bus for the transfer from the airport to hotel in Warsaw
Day 2 – Warsaw City Tour + Holy Mass
In the morning we will organize private city tour by private bus with private guide. We will pick you up from your hotel and in our program will be all highlights of Warsaw like Presidential Palace, University of Warsaw, Holy Cross Church with Chopin's heart, Copernicus Statue, Monument of Warsaw Uprising, Jewish Ghetto, Tomb of Unknown Soldier, Palace of Culture and Science, Lazienki Royal Park with Palace on the Water. We will finish the tour in the area of Old Market Square, Barbican and Royal Castle Square.
After lunch break, we suggest 2 options which you could choose from
1 Visiting Museum of Warsaw Uprising
2 Visiting interiors of Royal Castle
We will finish the day with the Holy Mass in St Stanislav Kostka’s Church where you will also see the monument and tomb of father Jerzy Popieluszko murdered by Communist Regime in 1984. The tomb became destination for pilgrims including Pope John Paul II who visited this place in 1987. We will also visit museum located in the underground. After the visit we will go back to hotel.
Day 3 – Warsaw -> Niepokolanow -> Lowicz -> Czestochowa (Pauline Monastery) -> Krakow
We will leave Warsaw in the morning after breakfast and go to Krakow but we will not take the shortest way but visit a couple of interesting places during the day. We will start with Basilica of St Mary Immaculate (Shrine of St Maximilian Kolbe) in Niepokalanow. Church became famous after John Paul II visit in 1983 during his 2nd Pastoral Visit in Poland.
Next stop on our way will be Lowicz – one of the oldest towns in Poland famous for colourful Corpus Christi procession. You will visit local Basilica which was visited by John Paul II in 1999 and take a short walk in the centre and then head towards Czestochowa. After arrival, we will have a lunch break in local restaurant and afterwards visit Pauline Monastery of Jasna Gora which made Czestochowa famous worldwide. You will have a guided tour with local monk guide.
After sightseeing we will continue our journey to Krakow where we will arrive in the evening.
Day 4 – Krakow City Tour (Old Town, Kazimierz District, John Paul II Sites)
We will dedicate this day fully to Krakow – former capital and most beautiful city in Poland with thousands of monuments and long history. Besides such highlights like Barbican, Main Market Square, Cloth Hall and St Mary’s Church we will also show you numerous places closely related with John Paul II like: Wawel Cathedral with Papal Hall, Franciscan Basilica and Archbishops' House with famous „papal window”, Archdiocesan Museum, Blonia meadows where millions of pilgrims gathered to listen to Pope's words, Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in Lagiewniki and monument to John Paul II in front of the famous Arka Church in Nowa Huta District.
During sightseeing we will have a lunch break in one of the restaurants in the centre and also visit Kazimierz Jewish District with its most interesting monuments.
Day 5 – Full day excursion from Krakow to Auschwitz, Wadowice and Kalwaria
In the morning, right after breakfast, we will pick you up from your hotel and take you to Auschwitz & Birkenau Concentration Camps. Between 1942-1945 over 1 million people lived and died here. Most of them (90%) were Jews, others were Poles, Gypsies, Russians and prisoners from 28 countries of Europe. You will visit museum with local guide.
After sightseeing we will go to Wadowice – birth place of Pope John Paul II. We will start our visit in this town with lunch and afterwards visit the Basilica of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Pope’s family house. On our way back to Krakow we will make another stop – this time in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska – site known for Passion mysteries and oldest Calvary in Poland which was put in the UNESCO list of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage.
Day 6 – Full day excursion from Krakow to Pieniny (Dunajec Rafting) and Zakopane
After breakfast in the early morning, we will go for a full day excursion to Polish Mountains. We will start with the visit in Pieniny National Park where you wil experience a great tourist attraction which is traditional rafting on wooden rafts on Dunajec River. You will admire beautiful Canyon of Dunajec River and local highlanders’ culture. We will finish rafting in small town of Szczawnica where you will have lunch.
From Szczawnica we will drive to Zakopane – most famous mountain resort in Poland, situated in Tatra Mountains. We will walk around the centre of Zakopane and see most interesting sites of the town including also Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima in Krzeptowki. Main attraction during our stay in Zakopane will be funicular ride up to Gubalowka Mountain from which you can admire beautiful panoramic view over Tatra Mountains. On our way back to Krakow you will have an opportunity to see unique, 19th century wooden houses in Chocholow.
Day 7 – Tour to Wieliczka Salt Mine + transfer to Warsaw
We will leave hotel in Krakow in the morning after breakfast and go to Wieliczka Salt Mine. This is must-see attraction for all visitors coming to Krakow as it is located only 15 km from the city centre. We can arrange a special version of sightseeing inside the mine with local guide called a Pilgrim’s Route. You will see magnificent chapels, religious sculptures carved in salt, unique views and beautiful chambers. If your group has a priest, you will be able to celebrate a Holy Mass underground as well!
After sightseeing we will come back to Krakow for lunch and then you will go by private bus straight to Warsaw. You will arrive at your hotel in the late afternoon / early evening.
Day 8 – Transfer from hotel in Warsaw to the airport
Our guide will meet you for the last time during your trip at your hotel and take you by private bus to Warsaw Airport for your flight back home.