Poland and Prague

Polish Pilgrimage and Imperial Prague

Emerging from the devastation of war and the era of Communism, Poland and the Czech Republic have once gain taken their place in the front rank of European nations. Join us on this voyage of discovery and faith to some of the most fascinating, historic and sacred places in Central Europe.

Sample Poland and Prague Tour Itinerary

Day One: US Departure

Day Two: Gdansk

  • Gdansk - arrival and afternoon at leisure

Day Three: Gdansk

  • Gdansk - where the combined resources of Solidarity and the CatholicChurch began the movement which resulted in the collapse of Communism.See the Roads to Freedom Museum, the lovingly restored Old Town,the Cathedral of St. Mary and hear the glorious sound of the organof Oliwa Cathedral.
Malbork

Malbork

Day Four: Gdansk - Malbork - Warsaw

  • Malbork - the massive stronghold of the Order of Teutonic Knights,which since 1276 stands as a reminder of Germanic military power.

Day Five: Warsaw - Niepokalanow - Warsaw

  • Warsaw - risen like a phoenix from the ashes of World War II and once again the vibrant capital of Poland. See the Royal Palace, St. John's Cathedral, the gardens of Lazienki Palace, the moving Memorials to the Ghetto and Warsaw Uprisings.
  • Niepokalonow - the Franciscan Monastery which became a haven and refuge against Nazi terror, from where St. Maximilian Kolbe was taken to perish in Auschwitz.

Day Six: Warsaw - Czestochowa

  • Czestochowa - home of the miraculous icon known as the Black Madonna,venerated by generations of Poles as Queen of Poland and favoritepilgrimage place and retreat of Pope John Paul II.

Day Seven: Czestochowa - Auschwitz - Krakow

  • Auschwitz - a haunting visit to the notorious concentration camp.
Krakow

Krakow

Day Eight: Krakow

  • Krakow - once capital of Poland, the seat of Polish kings and a UNESCOWorld Heritage Site. See Wawel Castle and Cathedral, the JagiellonianUniversity, the breath-taking Market Square and Cloth Hall, the exquisitealtar of St. Mary's Church.

Day Nine: Krakow - Lagiewniki - Kalwaria Zebryzdowska - Wadowice - Krakow

  • Lagiewniki - the Convent of Sisters of our Lady of Mercy, where St. Faustyna dedicated her life to the Devotion of Divine Mercy.
  • Kalwaria Zebrzydowska - place of pilgrimage where the shrines are exact copies of the Holy Places in Jerusalem.
  • Wadowice - the birthplace of Pope John Paul II is now a museum dedicated to his life and memory.

Day Ten: Krakow - Novy Jicin - Prague

  • Novy Jicin - typical of so many medieval Czech towns with its single,massive square, the beautifully preserved facades of its burghers’ houses and spectacular chateau.

Day Eleven: Prague

  • Prague - known as the Golden City, the city of one hundred-towers andthe Jerusalem of Europe, the Czech capital is also justifiably consideredto be one of Euope's most beautiful cities. See Castle Hill withSt. Vitus Cathedral, the Lesser Quarter, Charles Bridge, the OldTown Square with the Astronomical Clock.

Day Twelve: Prague - USA

 

Booking Your Poland and Prague Tour

In addition to the standard inclusions, customized religious tours and pilgrimages with Trans World Travel, Inc. include special arrangements for the celebration of Mass in unique places of worship - St. John's Cathedral in Warsaw, at the Altar of the Icon in Czestochowa, with the Franciscan Friars in Niepokalanow, Wawel Cathedral in Krakow and in the Basilica of Wadowice, where Pope John Paul II was baptized.Special days of prayer and retreat are also possible.

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