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 the USA

Depart the 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 – Wieliczka – Divine Mercy

Explore 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 Place 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 Mine 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. 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 your overnight stay. (B, D)

Day 4 Day 4 – Auschwitz – Czestochowa - Jasna Gora

Walk the grounds of Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp, in remembrance of those who lost their lives there. Visit the Martyrdom Museum. Return to Krakow for one last night. Visit 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 before returning to Krakow for your overnight stay. (B, D)

Day 5 Day 5 – Krakow - Have No Fear - Zakopane

After breakfast, visit the St. John Paul II Canter “Have No Fear” and celebrate mass here. 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 your overnight stay. (B, D)

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

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Day 10 – Fly from Budapest to Rome
Transfer to the Budapest airport to fly to Rome. Your guide in Rome will greet you at the airport and escort you into the city for a driving tour to help you acclimate to where things are. Check into your hotel for dinner and overnight. (B, D)

Day 11 - Vatican
Enjoy a guided tour of the Vatican’s Museums and Sistine Chapel. Built by connecting portions of the old papal residence with newer structures, the museum houses a world-renowned collection of art and antiquities. Michelangelo painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel between 1508 and 1512 and later painted The Last Judgment between 1535 and 1541 for Popes Clement VII and Paul III. The primary function of the chapel is the Papal Conclave, providing the place where the College of Cardinals of the church gathers to elect a new pope. Then, walk through St. Peter’s Basilica and celebrate Mass here. The present structure, completed in 1590, was built over the Byzantine and Middle Ages structures that marked the tomb of Saint Peter. There are more than 100 tombs within the basilica, including, most recently, Saint John Paul II. Finish the day at the Pantheon, built by Marcus Agrippa during the reign of Augustus (27 BC to 14 AD). Emperor Hadrian rebuilt it around 126 AD. The building was given to Pope Boniface IV who converted it into a church - Saint Mary and the Martyrs (Santa Maria Rotunda). Mass continues to be celebrated here. Dinner is on your own tonight. (B)

Day 12 – Rome
Begin your afternoon with a visit to the Archbasilica of Saint John Lateran. Six popes are entombed here. Next door is the Holy Staircase (Scala Santa), brought from Pilate’s Palace in Jerusalem by Saint Helena in the 4th century. Climbing the stairs on your knees is a devotion many pilgrims perform, and a plenary indulgence is granted for completing this feat. Next, is the Basilica of Saint Lawrence Outside the Walls (San Lorenzo). Saint Lawrence was one of the first seven deacons of Rome, martyred in 258. The church is built next to catacombs that lead down to his grave. The relics of Saints Justin Martyr and Stephen are also enshrined here. Continue your pilgrim journey to the Basilica of Saint Mary Major (Maria Maggiore). This is the largest Marian church in Rome. Its construction began after the Council of Ephesus in 431 proclaimed that Mary was the Mother of God. Saint Jerome, translator of the Bible into the Latin Vulgate, is buried here. Celebrate Mass in one of the churches here. Dinner is on your own tonight.   (B)

Day 13 – Pilgrimage in Rome
This morning, you will begin your day at the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls. The present structure stands over the place where Constantine built the first church over Saint Paul’s grave. The church features a portrait of every pope who has served the church, with the face of Pope Francis I illuminated as the present pontiff. Step beneath the surface into the Catacombs of Callixtus, built along the Appian Way. Here, sixteen popes from the 2nd through 4th centuries were interred, though they have been removed to various churches over the centuries. San Sebastian Outside the Walls is another of the seven Pilgrimage churches, built over the Catacombs of Saint Sebastian. The remains of Peter and Paul were temporarily protected here during the Valerian Persecution of 258. Our seventh and final pilgrimage stop is the Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem. Saint Helena brought Passion relics here, and the floor was covered with soil from Jerusalem. Relics here include the index finger of Thomas that touched the wounds of Christ after His resurrection and a piece of the Good Thief’s Cross. Those who want to complete the seven-church pilgrimage as declared by Saint John Paul II in 2000 can continue to one more stop at the Shrine of Our Lady of Divine Love. Here, a pilgrim pursued by dogs appealed to Our Lady, and she intervened for his safety. Pilgrims began to frequent the site, and a chapel was built here in 1745. Celebrate Mass in one of the churches. Dinner is on your own tonight. (B)

Day 14 - Return to the USA

Departure Dates

  1. Friday, April 25, 2025
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  2. Sunday, September 7, 2025
    From $4298
Tour: XP25 Code: D