Morning arrival in Munich. We are transferred to Regensburg. En route we stop in Altötting, a small Bavarian town and pilgrimage destination, famous for the Chapel of Grace where we celebrate Mass. Continue to Regensburg, one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe and the oldest city along the Danube. Some free time for rest, dinner and overnight.
After breakfast we depart to Prague, the capital city of Czech Republic. En route we stop in Plzeň for Mass in 13th century St. Bartholomew's Cathedral and lunch. Continue to Prague for dinner and overnight.
Full day in beautiful Prague. The tour starts in the Castle District and St. Vitus Cathedral. Continue to the Church of Our Lady of Victory to see the renowned statue of the Infant Jesus of Prague. Then we cross the medieval Charles Bridge and enter the Old Town to see St. Nicolas Church, the city hall and the Astronomic Clock. We also visit Maisel Synagogue, old cemetery and an exhibition dedicated to rich Jewish heritage. Some free time in the afternoon for leisure. Dinner and overnight in Prague.
This morning we depart for Wroclaw in Poland. En route we stop in Swidnica and visit Church of Peace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built in 17th century. After lunch continue to Wroclaw. Upon arrival our tour of Wroclaw will take us to the gothic Cathedral, the Market Square, lined with elegant townhouses and featuring a modern fountain and gothic Old Town Hall with its large astronomical clock. Mass, dinner and overnight.
Krakow - Czestochowa
Today we travel to Krakow. En route we stop in Czestochowa – the site of Poland’s greatest shrine – Our Lady of Czestochowa, also known as the “Black Madonna”. We celebrate Mass and venerate the priceless and miraculous icon. Continue to Krakow for dinner and overnight.
This morning we visit Lagiewniki – world known as “Divine Mercy Shrine”. This is where St. Faustina had numerous visions of Christ, who told her to keep a diary of their encounters, during which he spoke to her of the Divine Mercy. We celebrate Mass and visit the convent of St. Faustina, her tomb and relics. We also visit nearby St. John Paul II Sanctuary commemorating Poland’s most famous son. Continue to the world-famous salt mines in Wieliczka before returning to our hotel.
Wadowice - Auschwitz
After breakfast we travel to Wadowice, birthplace of Pope John Paul II where we celebrate Mass. Continue to Auschwitz, the notorious Nazi concentration camp. We visit a cell in which St. Maximilian Kolbe died, the Martyrdom Museum and the death camp of Birkenau recalling the horrors of the Holocaust. Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
Full day in Krakow. In the morning we explore Krakow’s Old Town: we visit the Market Square where we hear the silver trumpet of the bugler form the tower of St. Mary’s Church. Many of the buildings in the Old Town are over 700 years old and include marvels such as the Town Hall Tower, the Cloth Hall and most of all the Wawel Royal Castle. Afternoon we visit medieval Jewish Quarter of Kazimierz, remembering centuries of Jewish presence in Poland. Some free time for leisure before returning to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Return to Canada
After breakfast we are transferred to the airport for a flight to Toronto. Evening arrival
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air transportation from Toronto (unless specified otherwise), incl. all airport taxes and surcharges
hotel accommodation first class or superior tourist class based on double occupancy – single room supplement $750.00
2 meals daily (breakfast and dinner)
all sightseeing as per itinerary with English speaking guide
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