KRAKÓW

Highlights

  • Visit Częstochowa
  • See the Black Madonna
  • Visit Wawel Cathedral
5 DAY
PILGRIMAGE
From
£575pp
   BY AIR     2-3 STARS

Our 5 day tour of Krakow takes in the major sites of this fascinating city.

We start in the main Market Square visiting the city’s most recognizable icon, Cloth Hall dating from the Renaissance and St Mary’s Basilica famous for its wooden altarpiece carved by Veit Stoss.

Wawel Cathedral was the coronation site of Polish monarchs and remains Poland’s most important national sanctuary. Sigismund’s Chapel is the best example of Renaissance art and architecture built as a funerary chapel for the last of the Jagiellons royal dynasty. We move on to the Congregation of the Sisters of the Divine Mother of Mercy in Lagiewniki where sister Faustina worked and died. Later we visit the Museum at Auschwitz devoted to the memory of over a millions people that perished in this notorious camp.

The tour ends at Poland’s most important pilgrimage centre the spiritual heart Częstochowa, gaze upon the “Black Madonna at the Jasna Gora Monastery.

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Pilgrimages to Poland

ITINERARY

Day 1

Fly to Kraków. Transfer to hotel.

Day 2

Full day guided tour to include the Main Market Square with its Cloth Hall and St Mary’s Church. Visit Wawel Cathedral and the Royal tombs in Sigismund’s Chapel.

Day 3

Visit the Congregation of the Sisters of the Divine Mother of Mercy in Lagiewniki. This is where Sister Faustina worked and died, her tomb is also here. In the afternoon visit the museum at Auschwitz; there is also an option to visit Birkenau.

Day 4

Visit Częstochowa, the most important pilgrimage centre in Poland. See the cathedral, Treasure House and the Chapel of the Black Madonna with the famous Icon of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Day 5

Free time subject to flights. Fly home.

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