Pilgrimage to Poland

  • Destination:
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Departs: 19/04/2017
  • Price: $1,900

Lake Basin tours and SN Brussels have partnered to offer you a once in a lifetime pilgrimage through Poland where you will discover the country’s deep faith. You will be immersed in moments that will build your devotion as you travel through the homeland of the beloved Pope Saint John Paul II. Get a glimpse into the formative years of this devout man with a visit to Wadowice, the town where he was born and raised. Step into the past when you see the church where he was baptized. Inside the Jasna Góra Monastery, get up-close to the famous Black Madonna. In Krakow, spend time in worship at the Shrine of Divine Mercy where the tomb of Saint Faustina is located.

Day 1
Entebbe – Krakow
  • Fly from Entebbe to Krakow arriving at Balice airport.
  • Overnight at Hotel Witek
Day 2
Wadowice and Kalwaria Zebrzydowska Tour – the foots teps of Jon Paul II

Transfer to Wadowice, visiting the birthplace of Karol Wojtyla Guided tour in the House / Museum of John Paul II
Visiting St. Mary’s Church

Free time for tasting Pope’s Cream Cakes (Kremowka)
Visit to Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, the Sanctuary of our Lady and Bernardine Monastery Optional traditional dinner with folk music show
Return transfer to Krakow

Day 3
Krakow Tour

Breakfast
Transfer to the city centre of Kraków Meeting with a local guide
Kraków guided tour by the famous “Royal Route”
Visiting the Wawel Hill: Royal Wawel Cathedral, Courtyard and Royal Chambers (State Rooms) of the Wawel Castle, Leonardo da Vinci “Lady with an ermine”, Wawel fortifications, Wawel’s Dragon.

Visiting the Old Town: Kanonicza Street, Grodzka Street, Bishop’s Palace, the Main Market Square, the Townhall Tower, Clothall, St. Mary’s Basilic with Veit Stoss Altar, Florianska Street, Barbican, St. Florian’s Gate. Free time for lunch and shopping in the city centre

Day 4
Czestochowa

Breakfast

Transfer to Czestochowa
Guided tour at Jasna Gora Monastery with Black Madonna Icon

  • Return transfer to Krakow and overnight at Hotel Witek
Day 5
Lagiewniki

Breakfast

Transfer to Lagiewniki

Guided tour at Divine Mercy Sanctuary taking part in the holy mass
Free time for lunch

Transfer to Wieliczka, Visit to the Salt Mine

  • Return transfer to Krakow and overnight at Hotel Witek
Day 6
Krakow – Entebbe
  • Fly from Krakow to Entebbe .
 

Background: Religious faith (beliefs) were founded in the ancient times by prophets and messiahs (messengers) who were delivering to people messages and the works of the almighty God. They preached their beliefs to followers whom they later converted to have the same beliefs as them. Before they died, they passed on authority to leaders among their followers carry on the work they had started.

In the modern times, the followers have taken it upon themselves to preserve the sites where these founders where born, where they lived and where they died and or buried. This is to let their followers affirm that these people existed. For them to understand that what they are telling to them is true. They have encouraged the followers to visit these sites with the motive of having their followers to strengthen and deepen their faith (beliefs), to get the satisfaction that these people existed and some followers believe that they will get indulgence for their wrong doings once they visit these sites and pray for intercession.

The Pilgrimage: Lake Basin tours and SN Brussels have partnered to offer you a once in a lifetime pilgrimage through Poland where you will discover the country’s deep faith. You will be immersed in moments that will build your devotion as you travel through the homeland of the beloved Pope Saint John Paul II. Get a glimpse into the formative years of this devout man with a visit to Wadowice, the town where he was born and raised. Step into the past when you see the church where he was baptized. Inside the Jasna Góra Monastery, get up-close to the famous Black Madonna.  In Krakow, spend time in worship at the Shrine of Divine Mercy where the tomb of Saint Faustina is located.

The rates for this itinerary are as follows :

  • USD 1,800 Per person in Double room
  • USD 1,900 Per person in Single room

Notes and Extras

The price includes:

  • Return ticket to Krakow
  • airport transfers
  • 5 night accommodation in with breakfast , lunch and dinners
  • Professionally-licensed English speaking guide
  • All admission fees to the sites and museums
  • Parking fees
  • Transportation with luxury buses
  • Water in the bus
  • Taxes and service charges

The package does NOT include:

  • Personal expenses
  • Beverages
  • Tips