Spiritual Highlights of Poland

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Key inclusions

  • Accommodation
  • Individual audio guide
  • Flights
  • Poland

  • Classic escorted tours

A stirring faith-centred journey where you can experience the key holy sites of Catholic Poland. You'll take Mass alongside the congregation at well-known churches, pay your respects to Holocaust victims and saints, and kneel at the feet of the Black Madonna on this unforgettable tour with likeminded travellers.

At a glance

  • Warsaw Explore the Jewish Ghetto on a guided tour of this rebuilt city and take Mass at the Zytnia Street Church, home to the Congregation of the Sisters of our Lady.
  • Niepokalonow Visit the one of the largest Franciscan monasteries in the world, which was home to the friar St Maximillian Kobe. 
  • Czestechova Join Mass at the 14th-century Jansa Gora Monastery and pray in front of the revered Black Madonna.
  • Wadowice Take inspiration from the birthplace of Pope Saint John Paul II as you walk around Basilica Minor, where he was baptised.
  • Krakow Follow your local guide to see the sights of the city, including St Mary's Basilica and the Wawel Castle.
  • Auschwitz Visit the notorious concentration camp and reflect upon the events that took place here. See the cell that belonged to the Franciscan friar St Maximillian Kobe, declared the 'Patron Saint of our Difficult Century'. 

What's included

  • Accommodation
  • Individual audio guide
  • Flights
  • 11 Meals
  • Porterage
  • Services of a tour director
  • Single share option.
  • All local and airport taxes/service charges
  • Transfers
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

Single Share available

Our single share option will match you with a fellow solo traveller of the same gender in a twin room, so you don't have to pay a single supplement. If there's no one available to share with, you don't pay any additional single supplement. Please call us to book a single-share holiday.

Private home pick-up service

Our private home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

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Overview

A stirring faith-centred journey where you can experience the key holy sites of Catholic Poland. You'll take Mass alongside the congregation at well-known churches, pay your respects to Holocaust victims and saints, and kneel at the feet of the Black Madonna on this unforgettable tour with likeminded travellers.

Total meals included:

  • 7 breakfasts, 4 dinners

UK - Warsaw

Day
1

Fly to Warsaw and transfer to your hotel.

Enjoy a welcome dinner this evening.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Warsaw

Day
2

Guided sightseeing of Warsaw includes a visit of the ghetto, the largest of all Jewish ghettos in Nazi occupied Europe during WWII. Later, celebrate Mass at Zytnia Street Church, home to the Congregation of our Lady of Mercy, where St. Faustina Kowalska entered the convent at the age of 20. During her life, she had visions of Jesus and conversations with him, which she wrote about in her diary. The afternoon and evening are at leisure to further explore this fascinating city.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Warsaw - Niepokalanow - Swinice Warkie - Czestochowa

Day
3

This morning, head towards Niepokalanow (City of the Immaculata) and visit one of the largest Franciscan Monasteries in the world, founded by St. Maximilian Kolbe, who volunteered to die in place of a stranger at the Auschwitz Concentration Camp during WWII. Continue to Swinice Warckie and visit the 700-year-old Parish Church of St Casimir, where St. Faustina was baptised. Head south to Czestochowa, spiritual capital of Poland, and attend Mass at Jasna Gora Monastery, founded in 1382. Here, you can pray in front of the Black Madonna, a sacred national treasure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Czestochowa - Wadowice - Krakow

Day
4

Journey to Wadowice this morning, birthplace of Pope Saint John Paul II. Find out more about his early life and visit Basilica minor, where he was baptised, before continuing to Krakow, where he served as archbishop. Here, a local guide offers insight into this beautiful city, founded in the 7th century. Stop for a prayer at St. Mary’s Basilica, home to the largest gothic altarpiece in the world. In 1941, during Nazi occupation, the altar was dismantled and shipped to the Third Reich. It was discovered in 1946, in the basement of Nuremberg Castle, and was returned to Krakow a decade later. Also, on today’s agenda is a stop at remarkable Wawel Castle, former residence of Polish kings.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Krakow - Auschwitz - Krakow

Day
5

Excursion to Auschwitz. Travel to Auschwitz for a sombre visit of the former concentration camp with St. Maximilian Kolbe’s cell. Declared the “Patron Saint of Our Difficult Century,” the Polish Franciscan friar was canonised by Pope Saint John Paul II in 1982. Return to Krakow to visit the Shrine of Divine Mercy and spend a few moments of prayer at the tomb of St. Faustina.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Krakow - Krakow

Day
6

The entire day is free to explore Krakow, nestled at the base of the Tatra Mountains. You may enjoy the optional excursion to Zakopane, the “Winter Capital of Poland.” This is where Pope Saint John Paul II spent time in prayer on some of the countless nature trails. Before returning to Krakow, visit quaint Jaszczurówka Chapel, dedicated to Pope Saint John Paul II. A superb example of the Zakopane architectural style, the small arcaded chapel features a traditional log cabin perched on a high stone foundation.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Krakow - Warsaw

Day
7

Leave Krakow and travel north back to Warsaw. Spend an afternoon at leisure or further explore the capital.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Warsaw - UK

Day
8

Your tour ends today.

Transfer from your hotel to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

Mass are subject to availability.

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


  • Warsaw: Radisson Blu Sobieski (4*);
  • Chestchova: Mercure Centrum (3*);
  • Krakow: Conrad (3*);
  • Warsaw: Radisson Blu Sobieski (4*);

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