0730DL9 - Pilgrimage to Central Europe 12 days from Boston

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Special Package with this Trip :
$4,668 from Orlando. International departure taxes of $138 plus current fuel surcharges of $320 are included (subject to change).

Tour Code Departure Date Cost per person
DL0730RP 07/30/2019 $4299.00
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Trip Details

Today, we depart Boston or Orlando to connect with our overnight flight to Warsaw via Amsterdam. We enjoy in-flight movies, dinner and breakfast aloft.
We arrive this afternoon at Okecie International Airport, Warsaw. After clearing arrival formalities, we meet our tour manager, board our motor coach, and make our way to a local church for Mass. We then have a late afternoon check-in at our hotel in Warsaw, dinner, and overnight.
After breakfast, we board our motor coach and visit Old Town, where each historic building has been painstaking and lovingly reconstructed after the destruction during WW II, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Memorial of the Warsaw Uprising, the Memorial of the Ghetto Heroes, Lazienki Park to view Chopin’s Monument, St. John the Baptist Cathedral, and the Royal Castle. In the afternoon, we attend Mass at St. Jacob’s Church. This is where Jesus said to Blessed Sister Faustina: “It’s here I called you, and not elsewhere.” This afternoon we look forward to free time for exploring and shopping. Dinner and overnight at our hotel.
This morning we celebrate Mass at St. John’s Cathedral, Warsaw’s oldest architectural monument dating back to 1338 and rebuilt from the ruins of WW II. Following Mass, we depart to Niapokalanow, home of the monastery built by St. Maximilian Kolbe. We then travel to Glogowiec, the birthplace of Blessed Sister Faustina where Jesus appeared to her in l931 and requested she paint the picture of His Divine Mercy. Return to our hotel for an overnight stay. Tonight, we will have an opportunity to attend one of Warsaw’s cultural events.
After breakfast, we board our motor coach for a two-hour ride to Czestochowa and we go to the monastery complex of Jasna Gora to visit the Marian Shrine. Jasna Gora consists of a Gothic/Baroque church, a Baroque monastery and fortress. This is where the miraculous picture of Our Lady of Czestochowa (Black Madonna) has been preserved. We tour this shrine and celebrate Mass. There will be time for private devotion and to walk around the town. We continue on to Krakow for dinner and overnight.
where Saint John Paul II served as a curate, and where he lived while university chaplain. Afterwards, we meet our guide and begin our sightseeing tour. Our first stop is the courtyard of 16th century Royal Castle, and Wawel Cathedral, where generations of Polish Kings are buried. We then take a walking tour of Old Town, visiting some of the treasures of this wonderful old city. We view the Town Hall Tower and the Cloth Hall, located on the same site since the 14th century, the 15th century Collegium Maius in the oldest university area and St. Mary's Church. Here we enjoy the ancient tradition of the "Hejnal" or bugle call from the Tower, which warned residents of the coming of an enemy. This afternoon, we ride to Wieliczka, famous for its salt mine, which has been in operation for over 700 years. We visit the upper levels of the mine, where we view chapels with altar pieces and statutes all hand carved by devout Polish miners. Return to Krakow for dinner and overnight.
After breakfast we depart Krakow and travel to Wadowice, the birthplace of Saint John Paul II. En route we pass by the Kalwaria Zebrzydowska Benedictine Monastery where the Holy Father often prayed and walked the Stations of the Cross. In Wadowice, we celebrate Mass in the parish church where the Holy Father was baptized and afterwards we visit the museum in his small family home. We continue to the infamous Auschwitz Concentration Camp with its Martyrdom Museum. Saint John Paul II visited the cell of St. Maximilian Kolbe at Auschwitz in June 1979 on his first visit to Poland after becoming Pope. Finally, on return, we visit the newly built Basilica of the Divine Mercy, the home of St. Sister Faustina. We see the convent and visit with the Sisters there. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, we visit Kazimierz, an old Jewish city with medieval roots which has preserved the original town plan. We then visit Wawel Hill, the old seat of Polish kings, also dating back to medieval times. It is topped with a Gothic and Renaissance castle with a courtyard. We pass the monument commemorating the Polish and American hero, Kosiuszko. This afternoon, we return to the Divine Mercy Shrine for personal devotion and for our Mass. Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
Today, following Mass near our hotel we depart Krakow and soon cross the border into Slovakia. By way of Banska Bystrica and crossing the Lower Tatra Mountains, we'll reach the border and enter Hungary and lovely Budapest where we proceed to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
This morning we drive to the Royal castle in Buda, where we visit Fishermen's Bastion and the beautiful Gothic St. Matthias Church. Afterwards, we continue to the Citadel, where we enjoy the best view over the Danube and the lower city of Pest. Later, we cross the Elizabeth Bridge to the Market Hall and the pedestrian center, where we enjoy free time for lunch on our own. In the afternoon, drive through the City Park to Hero's Square, then past the Opera and Parliament. We conclude our day with a visit and Mass at St. Stephen's Basilica. This evening, we enjoy a special dinner at the Borlabor restaurant, a cozy restaurant with outstanding food (included). Following dinner, we enjoy a boat ride on the Danube (included). Commentary will include the history of the city’s most important buildings situated along the river.
This morning, we travel to the famous Danube Bend for a short time of shopping and exploration of the village of Szentendre along the Danube Valley, well known for its artists and artisans. We continue to Györ, where the Irish Madonna attracts many Pilgrims. We celebrate Mass here. We conclude our day with a farewell dinner at the Vadaspark (included); a restaurant with music, folklore, good dinner and wine. We return to our hotel for overnight.
Today we make our way home with memories for a lifetime.