10 Day Pilgrimage to Poland

A pilgrimage to Poland is ideal for anyone looking to strengthen their faith and learn more about Pope John Paul II. you will celebrate mass at the Church of St. Florian in Krakow where Pope John Paul II served as a curate and lived while a university chaplain. You’ll also visit his birthplace in Wadowice and attend mass at the parish church where he was baptized. Individual tours may also include visits to the infamous Auschwitz Concentration Camp and journeys to other popular sites in central Europe.

On our pilgrimage, we offer a complete itinerary that includes round-trip airfare, accommodation in first-class hotels, breakfast and dinner daily, all transportation, daily Mass, and all under excellent organizing, leadership, and teaching from Nativity pilgrimage expert staff and Guides.

Join Fr. Benedict La Volpe, OFM Conv.

& Anna Nuzzo

National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe at Marytown

September 4 – 13, 2021

For more information

Anna Nuzzo
anna.nuzzo78@gmail.com

$3,499 Per Person

(+$480 for Prague)

(Prague: September 13 – 15, 2021)

Round Air Trip from Chicago, IL

YOUR TRIP INCLUDES:
  • Round Trip Airfare.
  • All airport taxes and Fuel SURCHARGES.
  • First-class Hotels.
  • Transfers as per itinerary.
  • Breakfast and Dinner daily.
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary.
  • Daily Masses. (If requested)
  • Professional local guides
  • Prices Based on Double Occupancy.
  • Tour Brochures: Special promotional brochures featuring the Pilgrimage printed for distribution by you.
  • Travel Protection Plan for Everybody on Pilgrimage is provided for FREE.
YOUR TRIP DOES NOT INCLUDE:
    • A trip cancellation protection plan is not included and is strongly recommended.
    • Nativity Pilgrimage offers a comprehensive policy at an additional cost.
    • Passport & visa costs, if any.
    • S. Passports must be valid for at least six (6) months subsequent to return date.
    • Gratuities to the tour manager, guides and driver.
    • Items of a personal nature (hotel extras, laundry, phone calls, etc.)
INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR TRIP
  • Capital: Warsaw
  • Language: Polish
  • Population: 38 million
  • Time Zone: EST plus 6 hours
  • Currency: Zloty (PLN)
  • Electricity: 230V. 50Hz
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WARSAW – NIEPOKALANÓW – GŁOGOWIEC – ZAKOPANE – KRAKÓW – AUSCHWITZ – WADOWICE – STUDZIANNA – ZAGREB – PRAGUE

ITINERARY
Day
1

DEPART FROM THE USA TO WARSAW

Today: Your pilgrimage begins today as you depart on your overnight flight to Poland. Meals and drinks served aloft.

Day
2 & 3

ARRIVE TO WARSAW

Today: Upon arrival to Warsaw, we will meet our escort and transfer to our hotel. After check-in, there will be time for short relaxation. We will have an Orientation Tour of Warsaw with a walk-through of the Old Town: entering the Castle’s Square, where you will see the magnificent Royal Castle, and King Sigismund III Vasa’s Column. After a short stop at St. John’s Cathedral, we will enter the beautiful Market Square with many restaurants, cafés and souvenir shops. We will cross the Barbican to the New Town, with its smaller square containing historical buildings and churches and the Warsaw Rising Museum.

Evening: Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Day
4

NIEPOKALANÓW / GŁOGOWIEC / CZĘSTOCHOWA

Today: We will spend the day visiting the friary that St. Maximilian Kolbe built. Mass will take place in the original chapel. There will be a tour of the complex, hopefully led by one of the present Friars. Time permitting, we will continue to Głogowiec, the birthplace of St. Faustina. Afterward, we will arrive to Częstochowa.

Evening: Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Day
5

CZĘSTOCHOWA / ZAKOPANE / KRAKÓW

Today: In the morning, we will visit the Jasna Gora Monastery, the spiritual and religious capital of Poland. At the monastery, we will see the miraculous Black Madonna Icon and the Treasury Room with its impressive collection of precious gifts given to the monastery throughout the ages. We will continue to Zakopane, the most popular resort in Poland and one of the most beautiful places, owing to its picturesque location and fine spas. We will follow a short part of one of Pope John Paul II’s walking trails, admiring the landscapes of Polish highest mountains, The Tatras, and visit the Hermitage of St. Brother Albert, founder of the Albertines Order. The building dates back to 1898.

The work was carried out by Brother Albert and his first Monks, according to the design of Stanislaw Witkiewicz and also under his personal supervision. We then return to Kraków.

Evening: Dinner at one of the restaurants beautifully located in the Old Town area. Overnight accommodations will be at your hotel.

Day
6

AUSCHWITZ / WADOWICE / KRAKÓW

Today: We head to Oświęcim to see Auschwitz-Birkenau, a former Nazi concentration camp. The site of this camp now houses the Oświęcim State Museum. We will see the Bunker where St. Maximilian Kolbe was martyred giving his life in voluntary sacrifice for the life of one of his fellow prisoners. Harmęże – our convent – Klisze pamięci. We will visit the friars and Kolbe Missionaries and see the Kolbe Exhibit. We will proceed to Wadowice, the birthplace of Karol Wojtyła, our Holy Father John Paul II. We will visit the house where the Pope was born and the church he attended as a child. We continue to Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, lying among the colorful hills of the Wadowice Upland. From far away, we may see the monastery complex of the Bernardine Father with the early baroque church of the Angelic Mother of God. South of the monastery is the famous Calvary paths, with churches, chapels and wayside shrines. As early as 1658, the picture of the Mother of God with Child (also called the Weeping Madonna) was recognized by Church authorities as “famous for miracles.” In respect to the number of pilgrims, we may visit the Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, the second most popular sanctuary in Poland. We will return to Kraków.

Evening: Dinner at one of the restaurants beautifully located in the Old Town area. Overnight accommodations will be at your hotel.

Day
7

KRAKÓW / ŁAGIEWNIKI / KRAKÓW

Today: In the morning, we will visit Łagiewniki to visit the St. Faustina Convent. In the afternoon, we will drive to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, the underground world of salt. You will admire the beautiful chambers, chandeliers and monuments all carved in salt by many generations of Polish miners. You will also see the most magnificent of all chambers, the St. Kinga Chapel. We then reutrn to Kraków and will visit the Franciscan Basilica with Stained-glass windows designed by Wyspiański.

Evening: Dinner at one of the restaurants beautifully located in the Old Town area. Overnight accommodations will be at your hotel.

Day
8

KRAKÓW

Day 8: Kraków

Today: Sightseeing of Kraków, the former capital of Poland. Over 3,000 historical buildings from various periods have survived in this city. We will visit the Main Market Square, one of the largest town squares of Medieval Europe, surrounded by palaces and old town houses. Admire the double row of 13th century merchants’ stalls later converted into the renaissance Cloth Halls. We will walk through Floriańska Street which leads to the famous Florian Gate and the Barbican, remains of the former city fortifications. We will visit inside St. Mary’s Church – the monument of the honor and fame of the citizens of Kraków. The St. Mary’s Church is mostly famous for its altar created by the master craftsman Wit Stwosz and his assistant from 1477 to 1489. The artist portrayed the Death of Mary and the Assumption. The wings of the altar show us the Coronation of Mary surrounded by figures of the patrons of Poland, St. Stanislaus, and St. Adalbert. This masterpiece by Wit Stwosz is the most important example of late-medieval sculpture. We will visit the Wawel Castle, the royal residence and the seat of Polish kings. It is the most popular and richest museum in Poland, housing several thousand works of art of greatest value. Among them is the greatest Wawel collection of the Arras tapestries. We will then admire interiors of the Wawel Cathedral, which used to be the scene of coronations and the eternal resting place of kings of Poland. The afternoon will be at leisure with time to explore this magnificent city on your own.

Evening: Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight accommodations will be at your hotel.

Day
9

KRAKÓW / STUDZIANNA / WARSAW

Today: In the morning, we depart to Warsaw. En route, we will make a short stop in the small town of Studzianna, famous for its monastery and a church where you can see a copy of the Jacque Callot’s piece “The Holy Family’s Meal”. This picture is famous for the miracles which are said to have happened around it. It was also a place of pilgrimage and the great hospitality of the local people who always prepared meals for the people coming to Studzianna. The priest will show you the church and then invite the group for tea/coffee/cake and fruits in the interiors of the monastery. Arrival in Warsaw. Check-in at your hotel and time to relax. Afternoon drive through the Royal Route with its historical monuments, residences and churches. Short stop by the Holy Cross Church where Chopin’s heart is, brought here from Paris. Continue your drive though the most famous streets of Warsaw. Stop by the Royal Łazienki Park where you will see the famous Chopin’s monument and the beautiful Palace on the Water, a summer residence of the last Polish king Stanislaus Augustus Poniatowski.

Evening: Farewell dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight accommodations will be at your hotel.

Day
10

DEPART ZAGREB TO THE USA

Today: This morning we will transfer to the airport to catch our return flight home.

Optional Tour of Prague

Day
10

Warsaw / Prague

Today: Transfer to the airport for your flight to Prague. Arrival in Czech Capital, Prague. Orientation tour of this beautiful city.

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at your hotel.

Day
11

Prague

Today: Enjoy a full day tour of Prague. Visit the Castle district including St. Vitus Cathedral and St. George’s Basilica. Admire the views of Charles Bridge and the Lesser Town. Proceed to the Church of St. Nicholas and then the Church of Our Lady Victorious where we will see the famous statue of the Infant Jesus of Prague. Continue past the Jewish Quarter through a walk to the Old Town Square to view the famous Town Hall Astronomical Clock.

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at your hotel.

Day
12

Prague / USA

Today: This morning we will transfer to the airport to catch our return flight home.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

THE TOUR PRICE INCLUDES

Air Transportation Economy class and round-trip airfares are based on the time of the reservation. Rates and times are subject to change without notice. Airfares, once issued, ARE NON-REFUNDABLE, NON –TRANSFERABLE, AND CANNOT BE USED TOWARDS FUTURE TRAVEL.

Land Transportation All land transportation as described in the itinerary will be by Deluxe Motor Coach. Some may be equipped with Wi-Fi service.

Hotels Your hotels will be first-class with double occupancy (2 people per room with a private bath). Neither Nativity Pilgrimage nor the trip coordinator are responsible for providing a roommate.

Single Room There is an additional cost per person as specified on the registration form. Single rooms are limited and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Meal Plan The meal plan offers two (2) meals per day and consists of both breakfast and dinner. You are responsible for your lunch.

Baggage Nativity Pilgrimage limits all passengers to one (1) piece of checked luggage and one (1) carry-on. All passengers should check with the airlines carriers for up to date baggage weight and dimensions.

Airport Taxes, Fuel Surcharges and Security Fees

Daily Mass

Protection Plan During the Trip

THE TOUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

Tips for your guide & driver The recommended amounts of tips per person are $7.00 – $9.00 per day for guide(s), $5.00 – $7.00 per day for driver(s), $1.00 – $2.00 per day for hotels, and $1.00 – $2.00 per day for restaurants.

Expenses for passports or any additional documents that may be required Passports must be valid after 6 months of return date.

Personal articles Laundry, other beverages (wines, liquors, mineral water, tea, coffee, etc.) and food that are not on the menus of your included meal package, and any additional luggage.

Non-itinerary fees Any sightseeing, other services, or personal items that are optional or not specifically mentioned as being included in the itinerary. Optional events on itinerary have fees to be added to the final price.

Lunch

Cancellation Protection Plan We highly recommend purchasing the Group Deluxe Protection Plan upon registration.

BOOKING CONDITIONS

A deposit of $300.00 per person is required at the time of booking. No reservation will be processed without a deposit. Final payment is due 05/27/2021, the closest business day within 100 days prior to your departure date. Late registrations received after the deadline require full payment (subject to availability). No deposits will be accepted at this time.

WE DO NOT ACCEPT PAYMENTS BY CREDIT CARD FOR DEPOSITS.

WE ACCEPT CASH, CHECKS, MONEY ORDERS, AND MAJOR CREDIT CARDS. THERE IS AN ADDITIONAL 3% CHARGE FOR EACH CREDIT CARD PAYMENT.

CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY

Cancellation notices must be received at our office in written form via email or regular U.S. mail.

For cancellations up to 60 days prior to departure: cancellation fee of $100

For cancellations within 59 days to 30 of departure: 50% of trip price

For cancellations within 29 prior to departure: 100% of trip price

Insurance premiums: non-refundable

We highly recommend purchasing the Group Deluxe Protection Plan to avoid these cancellation fees.

PROTECT YOUR TRIP

A form is available on our website with more information on the Group Deluxe Protection Plan and the cost:

https://www.nativitypilgrimage.com/travel-protection-form-2/

RESPONSIBILITY

Nativity Pilgrimage, Inc. and their agents assume no liability or responsibility in regards to travel in any form for any injuries or loss of property, accidents, delays, changes in schedule or itinerary, incidental damages or any irregular circumstances. This would include, but not limited to, default or omission by any third party providing services or facilities related to and/or included in the tour or any part thereof.

The IATA carriers, steamship firms and other transportation companies, whose services are featured in these tours, are not to be held responsible or accountable for any act, omission or event during the time the passengers are not on board their respective conveyance. The passage contract in use by these companies, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the companies and the purchaser of these tours and/or passengers and Nativity Pilgrimage, Inc. does not assume any liability or responsibility in connection therewith. They are not responsible for any losses or additional expenses due to delay or changes in air or other services, sickness, weather, strike, war, guarantees, or other causes. All such losses or expenses shall be borne by the passenger as tour rates provide for arrangements only for the time stated. The right is reserved to substitute hotels of similar quality to those specified in the itinerary.

The right is reserved by Nativity Pilgrimage to cancel any tour prior to departure. Refund detail settlement conditions vary upon each trip.

No refund will be made for any used portion of the tour unless arrangements are made prior to departure from the United States.

PRICES AND ITINERARIES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.