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7 Days Sacred Poland Pilgrimage

  1. 1. DAY 1 Arrival at Krakow airport Transfer to the accommodation, very close to the Divine Mercy Shrine. After refreshing visiting the Old Town with the biggest medieval Square in Europe (Rynek), the Sukiennice Cloth Hall, St Florian’s (Florianska) Gate, St Mary's (Mariacka) Basilica with the largest gothic alter in the world, the university district with Collegium Maius the oldest building of the Jagiellonian University. DINNER Welcome dinner in ‘Morskie Oko’ Restaurant You will taste regional Polish cuisine with a traditional wooden interior. All the service crew are wearing traditional Polish costumes like in the Swiss Alps. Guaranteeing an unforgettable Polish highland experience. DAY 2 BREAKFAST Buffet breakfast. Leave at 9am for visit AuschwitzBirkenau Memorial Museum (UNESCO). In the years from 1940-45 the Nazis killed about 1.5 million people there, mainly Jews. We will see there also The Cell of Father Maksymilian Kolbe, where he was murdered by Nazis. Auschwitz has become a symbol of terror, genocide, and the Holocaust. It was established by the Nazis in 1940, in the suburbs of the city of Oswiecim which, like other parts of Poland, was occupied by the Germans during the Second World War. The name of the city of Oswiecim was changed to Auschwitz, which became the name of the camp as well.
  2. 2. Over the following years, the camp was expanded and consisted of three main parts: Auschwitz I, Auschwitz II-Birkenau, and Auschwitz III-Monowitz. Later visit the house where John Paul II was born and the basilica where he was baptized. He was born in Wadowice in 1920 and lived there until 1938 when he left for Krakow. LUNCH - because of the concert in the evening, the main meal of the day is lunch. Lunch organized Medieval Mansion which is famous for weddings. On our way back to Krakow we’ll visit the Replica of Golgotha in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska - beautiful baroque pilgrimage site dear to Pope John Paul II. There is a Bernardine monastery with 44 chapels located on beautiful green hills there. We will celebrate mass at 400 year old Basilica (UNESCO). DAY 3 BREAKFAST Buffet breakfast. Morning drive south to Czestochowa. Afternoon visit to the magnificent 14th century Monastery of Our Lady of Czestochowa at Jasna Gora, the biggest Marian Shrine of Poland, the home of the Black Madonna icon. One of the most important places of religious worship in the Christian world, with tradition of pilgrimages that goes back to the 14th century. Our Holy Father Jan Paul II has frequently visited Jasna Gora Monastery. We celebrate Mass at the Pauline Monastery and venerate the priceless treasures contained within, including the Miraculous Icon. We celebrate Mass at the Pauline Monastery and venerate the priceless treasures contained within, including the Miraculous Icon. Drive through the white rocky limestone trail adorned with castles; We will see the Hercules Mace Rock as well. DINNER A Unique Traditional Polish Dinner with a Polish Family.
  3. 3. DAY 4 BREAKFAST Buffet breakfast. After breakfast visiting the Wawel Hill in the heart of Krakow. Wawel Cathedral is overwhelmingly full of spectacular chapels, medieval tombs and sarcophagi. The Royal Cathedral was the coronation and burial site of all of Poland's monarchs. In the cathedral there are relics of the 11th century martyr, St. Stanislaw (patron of Krakow) and Queen (Saint) Jadwiga. Wawel Castle: This Renaissance-style Royal Castle reconstructed between 1504 - 1535 with the historic interior houses an astonishing collection of treasures from the Polish monarchy. Lunch at beautiful Grodzka Street. Afternoon at leisure. Optional visit to the former Jewish district. 5pm a visit to famous Baltic Amber Gallery. DINNER Dinner organized in a floating restaurant on Vistula River with the back drop of Krakow Castle and with an elegant table setup. DAY 5 BREAKFAST Leave the hotel at 10 am for Divine Mercy Shrine, taking part in Divine Mercy Chaplet in front of St Faustina’s tomb. Celebrating Mass. The Sanctuary houses the miraculous Image of Merciful Jesus and the relics of Sister Faustina. John Paul II, was said to be the driving force behind the worship of the Lord's Mercy within its center, the Lagiewniki sanctuary, by the worldwide Catholic movement. Every year over two million pilgrims from all over the world visit the shrine. Leave at 16:30 for Wieliczka, the oldest Salt Mines in Europe (UNESCO). A unique mine, were massive Chapels, Crucifixes and halls are carved out of salt. In 1978 the Wieliczka Salt Mine was added to UNESCO´s 1st World List of Cultural and Natural Heritage.
  4. 4. The historic underground chambers, shafts and caverns,decorated with sculptures and carvings, are connected by 2 kilometres of passage. The chapel of Blessed Kinga is the biggest underground chapel in the world. DINNER Dinner organized inside the Salt Mine… a truly unique experience! DAY 6 BREAKFAST Buffet breakfast. Morning drive to Zakopane, a beautiful resort village nestled in the splendor of the Tatra Mountains region. Originally a 17th Century forestry settlement, Zakopane is now a sprawling town, close to the Slovak border and on the edge of the Tatra Mountains National Park. It has been a center for Polish intellectuals for the past century. The authentic folk culture of the Tatra Highlands' mountaineers (górale) coexists with the sophisticated repertoire of the "Witkacy" theatre or with frequent concerts of Szymanowski's music. Visit of Zakopane Old Town, funicular to Gubalowka hill and Visit a local market famous for wood craft, leather and other souvenir. Experience a joyful horse carriage ride and later go for a cable car ride for extraordinary breathtaking views. DINNER Farewell Dinner at HAWEŁKA restaurant where culinary art became a legend. HAWEŁKA'S work was appreciated by His Majesty the King of Greece, Her Majesty The Queen of England, The President of the USA, Austro-Hungarian Archdukes and so on...
  5. 5. DAY 7 BREAKFAST After Breakfast transfer to Krakow Airport. _____________________________________________________________________________________________ What are your extra benefits: • Forget about dining in pilgrimage houses or boring hotel buffet dinners! • We believe that coming on a spiritual pilgrimage you can still... ...see amazing things, dine in amazing places, enjoy yourself and have a memorable holiday! • Do you not want to follow the footsteps of Pope John Paul II spiritually... ...also enjoy yourself how he used to do in his home country? • Do you want to stay in accommodations from where you have to walk only 5 minutes to come to the Divine Mercy Shrine? • People say we are different, not like other pilgrimage organizers and they have and they still recommend us to their parishioners... • Thermal Water Swimming Pool free - http://www.rabavalley.co.uk/Qd.htm Szaflary Thermal Baths are situated near Zakopane-Poland. Thermal complex offers 5 pools and jacuzzi. The thermal water in the swimming pools is mineralized and can be used for balneological purposes. The healing properties of this thermal water can be used to work on muscles and joints, in cases of neurosis, soothing different types of skin conditions and improve the sense of well-being.
  6. 6. • Classical Concert Ticket free We would like to take you into a short journey through the magnificent world of the greatest classical music of A.Vivaldi, W.A. Mozart, J.S. Bach. You may have an opportunity to listen to the most popular works of the best composers live during the concert of The Orchestra of the City of Krakow. See the dance of the light and shadow by the rhythms of calming vibrations penetrating deeply your mind at St. Peter & Paul's Church (Kosciol Sw. Piotra I Pawla)). Admiring its vast spaces you'll find inspiration and peace for your heart. To better understand wealth and splendor of those places, it is necessary to establish an individual connection between heritage and a person itself, to which keys are culture and art. Why travel with us: • Experience a unique friendly & personalized approach, as never before. • Stay in the heart of Krakow, in a comfortable hotel. • Enjoy a river cruise and see Krakow from the other side. • Treat yourself to 3 course dinners with wine in famous restaurants of Krakow • You are invited for a dinner to a Polish family. • You can expect many small surprises. One thing I will assure you is that it is Great Value for Money: Well, I leave it with you to decide if our holidays are really value for money or not. You see and compare what we are, what are we including in the price and the experiences you are getting. And most importantly... unlike other tour operators we DO NOT co-operate with agents in Krakow, Poland. We organize everything our self, negotiate directly with the hotels, transport and even restaurants. We live here in Krakow and are able to managed to negotiate further with few more hotels directly. So there is no middle man and hence we create better value for money. _____________________________________________________________________________________________
  7. 7. What our Clients say about us: Click HERE to watch this video. Click HERE to watch this video. Click HERE to watch this video. Click HERE to watch this video. Dojazdow 190  32-010 Kocmyrzow  Poland Tel.: 0207 193 5459 (UK), 0208 123 0583 (UK), 347 441 4107 (USA) shubho.dutta@dlitravel.com info@dlitravel.com www.sacredpoland.com