What's Included

  • All Inclusive Pricing
  • First Class Hotels
  • Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
  • Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
  • Entrance and Program Fees
  • Guided Tours
  • International Airfare from NY
  • Overseas Airport Transfers
  • Administrative Fee
  • Breakfast Daily
  • Hotel Gratuities
  • Other Meals as Listed

Additional Baggage and Optional fees may apply.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 Day 1 – Depart USA

Depart USA

Day 2 Day 2 – Arrive in Krakow

Arrive in Krakow today. Celebrate Mass at a local church and then check in to your hotel. Enjoy Dinner at a local restaurant. (D)

Day 3 Day 3 – Krakow – Jasna Gora - Wieliczka

Begin the day visiting Our Lady of Czestochowa and then continue to the Pauline Monastery of Jasna Gora, home to the Black Madonna. Founded in 1382, the Madonna was a gift just two years later. Visit also the armory and treasury at the monastery. Travel back to Krakow and visit St. Mary’s Basilica. The trumpet blast from her tower every hour remembers the fall of the trumpeter who warned the city of a Mongol attack. See Wawel Hill, which sits along the Vistula River. Here, the royal palace and Wawel Cathedral stand. Father Karol Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II) gave his first Mass here and later served as the Archbishop of Krakow. Enjoy the Market Square, with the Cloth Hall providing opportunities to purchase Polish folk art and jewelry. Visit the Wieliczka Salt Mines and descend via the stairway into the depths of the earth to see the wonders left behind by the miners, including chapels and chandeliers made from the salt, and the famous Blessed Kinga Chapel. (B)

Day 4 Day 4 – Auschwitz – Divine Mercy – Have No Fear

Walk the grounds of Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp in remembrance of those who lost their lives there. Visit the Martyrdom Museum and then drive to the Divine Mercy Sanctuary and enjoy a talk given by one of the nuns about St. Faustina. Celebrate Mass at one of the chapels here before visiting the new center “Have no Fear” where you may pray by the relic of Saint Pope John Paul II. Return to Krakow for an overnight stay. (B)

Day 5 Day 5 – Krakow - Zakopane

After breakfast, travel to Zakopane, a town in the magnificent Tatra Mountains. Your sightseeing tour of the town will include a funicular train ride to the top of Mount Gubalówka. Here, you will enjoy a panoramic view as well as a visit to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima, built as a votive offering of thanks to her for saving the Pope’s life after the assassination attempt of May 13, 1981. Karol Wojtyla’s love of the region was fostered in his youth when he used to trek through the mountains with his father and brother. Return to Krakow for one last night. (B)

Day 6 Day 6 – Krakow – Wadowice - Prague

Travel to Wadowice, the birthplace of Pope John Paul II, to see the Holy Father’s home and the Minor Basilica that he attended in his youth. Celebrate Mass at the Church of the Presentation of the Virgin Mary, where the Saint Pope was baptized. Journey to Prague and check into your hotel for dinner and overnight. (B, D)

Day 7 Day 7 – Prague

Enjoy a full day of sightseeing in Prague, focusing on Hradcany Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral, the Royal Castle, St. George’s Basilica and the Church of Our Lady Victorious; cross the Charles Bridge visiting the Old Town, the Market Square, “Astronomical Clock,” Wenceslas Square and Josefov, the Jewish quarter. (B)

Day 8 Day 8 – Prague – Kutna Hora - Budapest

Leave Prague today and journey to Kutná Hora, the city of silver with a unique late Gothic Cathedral of St. Barbara, which was formerly a royal residence and mint built at the end of the 13th century. Celebrate Mass at the Cathedral of St. Barbara and then arrive in Budapest. Check into your hotel for overnight. (B)

Day 9 Day 9 – Budapest

Your city tour begins at Budapest’s Great Market Hall, where you’ll discover plenty of delicious food and shopping. Afterward, you’ll visit both the Buda (hilly) and Pest (flat) sides of the Danube River. You’ll see the 19th-century Chain Bridge, which connects the Buda district with Pest, and the UNESCO-designated Castle Hill district, which contains some of Budapest’s most important medieval monuments and museums. Enjoy a dinner cruise on the Danube. Enjoy local food and folklore entertainment as you sail past Buda & Pest’s illuminated historic buildings. (B, D)

Day 10 Day 10 – Return to the USA

Return to the USA

Departure Dates

  1. Monday, September 23, 2024
    From $3998 Registration closed
Tour: XP24 Code: D