Legacy of Pope John Paul II – Faith-Based Travel (TO) - 2014

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8 days from Warsaw to Krakow


Legacy of Pope John Paul II – Faith-Based Travel
Remnants of the Jewish ghetto in Warsaw
Remnants of the Jewish ghetto in Warsaw
The historic centre of Warsaw
Wawel Royal Castle
Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland

Vacation Overview

Start in Warsaw with a welcome dinner, and a guided visit to the Cathedral of St. John, Lazienki Palace, and the Warsaw Ghetto, as well as an excursion to Niepokalanow, City of the Immaculata, where you will visit the Franciscan Friary, founded by St. Maximilian Kolbe. Continue to Czestochowa to see the famous Black Madonna, an image of great significance for Pope John Paul II. Next is a moving visit to Auschwitz to see the remains of the former concentration camp. Visit the Martyrdom Museum and St. Maximilian Kolbe’s cell. Continue to Krakow, where you visit the Shrine of Divine Mercy, Wawel Royal Castle, and St. Mary’s Church. End this fascinating journey with an excursion to the Pope’s hometown of Wadowice and to Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Poland’s most famous shrines. A farewell dinner at your hotel has been included.

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WARSAW
Welcome dinner with wine; guided sightseeing, visit the Cathedral of St. John and the Warsaw Ghetto

NIEPOKALANOW
Visit the Franciscan Friary

CZESTOCHOWA
Visit the shrine and the Black Madonna

AUSCHWITZ
Visit the remains of the former concentration camp, the Martyrdom Museum, and St. Maximilian Kolbe’s cell

KRAKOW
Visit the Shrine of Divine Mercy; guided sightseeing, visit Wawel Royal Castle and St. Mary’s Church; farewell dinner with wine

WADOWICE
Visit the Pope’s birthplace and boyhood home

KALWARIA ZEBRZYDOWSKA
Visit the shrine

Headsets throughout the tour

NOTES:

  • April 24 Departure– Divine Mercy Sunday in Czestochowa (April 27)
  • October 16 Departure– Blessed Pope John Paul II Feast Day in Wadowice (October 22)


DAY 1Arrive in Warsaw, Poland

Welcome to Warsaw! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and your traveling companions for a welcome dinner with wine at your hotel. (Dinner)

The historic centre of Warsaw 
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DAY 2Warsaw

Guided sightseeing of Warsaw includes the CATHEDRAL OF
ST. JOHN, Lazienki Palace, and the WARSAW GHETTO. Afternoon and evening at leisure. Ask your Tour Director for suggestions to further explore this fascinating city. (Breakfast)

Remnants of the Jewish ghetto in Warsaw The historic centre of Warsaw 
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DAY 3Warsaw. Niepokalanow Excursion

This morning, enjoy an excursion to Niepokalanow (City of the Immaculata), and visit the FRANCISCAN FRIARY, founded by St. Maximilian Kolbe, who was canonized a saint by Pope John Paul II. (Breakfast)

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DAY 4Warsaw–Czestochowa

Journey to Czestochowa, one of the world’s most famous Marian Shrines. Explore the SHRINE and see the famous BLACK MADONNA, an image and devotion Pope John Paul II held very close to his heart throughout his life. (Breakfast, Dinner)

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DAY 5Czestochowa–Auschwitz–Krakow

Travel to Auschwitz and visit the remains of the former CONCENTRATION CAMP as well as the MARTYRDOM MUSEUM and ST. MAXIMILIAN KOLBE’S CELL. Continue to Krakow and visit the world-famous SHRINE OF DIVINE MERCY, home to the revelations by St. Faustina (Helen Kowalski), a Sister of Mercy nun who Jesus appeared to in 1931. Pope John Paul II canonized St. Faustina and instituted the Feast Day of Divine Mercy (the Pope passed away the day before Divine Mercy Sunday). (Breakfast, Dinner)

Stroll through the historic Krakow Square in Poland Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland 
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DAY 6Krakow

Enjoy guided sightseeing of the city where Pope John Paul II served as archbishop, including WAWEL ROYAL CASTLE and ST. MARY’S CHURCH. You will also have the opportunity to join an optional excursion to the Wieliczka salt mines. (Breakfast)

Wawel Royal Castle 
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DAY 7Krakow. Excursion to Wadowice & Kalwaria Zebrzydowska

Journey to the Pope’s hometown of Wadowice and visit his BIRTHPLACE and BOYHOOD HOME. Also visit KALWARIA ZEBRZYDOWSKA, one of Poland’s most famous shrines, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which played a pivotal role in the Pope’s spiritual life. The Calvary Sanctuary was established in the 1600’s for pilgrims as a substitute for Jersusalem. It has grown to be the biggest shrine grounds of its type in Europe, with 42 churches and chapels of all shapes and sizes scattered on the slopes of Zar Mountain. The central basilica and Franciscan monastery still welcome pilgrims from all over the world today. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner with wine at your hotel. (Breakfast, Dinner)

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The World Heritage List includes over 800 properties with cultural and/or natural heritage of global significance.

DAY 8Krakow

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

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Transportation

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Full buffet breakfast; 4 three-course dinners, including a welcome dinner in Warsaw and a farewell dinner in Krakow

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Receive a $100 per person Air Credit on select 2014 air-inclusive Europe vacations.*

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*Book a select 2014 air-inclusive Europe vacation to receive the $100 per person Air Credit. Valid on Globus, Cosmos, and Monograms vacations of six nights or more. Must be booked, under deposit and discount applied between September 18, 2013 and May 20, 2014 for travel in 2014. Not applicable to custom tours. Not applicable on instant purchase air. Applies to coach class only. Air must be purchased through Globus, Cosmos or Monograms in conjunction with a Europe vacation. Air credit will apply to the per person air price and is non-transferable. Offers not valid with any other offer except Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit. Applies to new 2014 bookings only and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. An additional $300 non-refundable deposit is required for air booked in conjunction with a land vacation. Once airfare is confirmed and we have received your full air and land deposit, your air-inclusive price is guaranteed. We reserve the right to ticket passengers upon receipt of full land and air deposit; any subsequent changes and/or revisions to airline reservations at your request after receipt of full land deposit are subject to revision fees and/or airline-imposed change or cancellation fees. These fees are a minimum of $300 and in some instances may be up to 100% of the ticket price. In addition, promotional discounts do not carry forward on changed air bookings. However, promotions in effect at the time of the change will apply. Total air price includes all government-imposed taxes and fees applicable at the time of booking. Air price, air tax and security fees are non-commissionable. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply. For the most current airline-imposed baggage fees, please check the following website, www.iflybags.com. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply.