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Following in the Footsteps of St. John Paul II

Pilgrimage to Poland with 

 Father Ken Gill
April 17 - 26, 2023

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Package price

$3,989.00
(Based on double occupancy)

$690 
(extra for single supplement)

What is included

  • Round-trip airfare from Washington DC (IAD) or Orlando (MCO), for departure from other airports please contact us

  • All airport taxes & fuel surcharges

  • 8 nights in Centrally located hotels:

  • Hotel Leonardo, Krakow

  • Aries Hotel, Zakopane 

  • Hotel Arche, Czestochowa 

  • Hotel Radisson Collection, Warsaw 

  • Tour leader(s)

  • Spiritual Leader

  • English-speaking guides for all sightseeing visits according to the program

  • Full board; Breakfast, Lunches, and Dinners according to the program

  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach 

  • Transfers as per itinerary

  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary 

  • Mass daily & Spiritual activities

  • Headphones

  • 81 Tours backpack & portfolio of all travel documents

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Following in the Footsteps of St. John Paul II

April 17 - 26,2023

join us in life time changing experience. 

$3,989.00

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To sign in

Please download PDF file, complete the Application form and your check of DEPOSIT $ 500.00 or the full amount
payable to 81 Tours send to:
1851 W Landis Ave, Vineland, NJ 08360,
 or contact us for further information.

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For online payment please contact us.

Phone: +1 856 563 4696

E-mail: info@81tours.com

sample of itinerary

Day 1: MONDAY 17 APRIL - DEPART ORLANDO OR WASH-DULLES

Make your way to your local airport, where you will board your overnight flight(s). Your meals will be served on board.
 

Day 2: TUESDAY 18 APRIL - KRAKOW

Welcome to Krakow, Poland! Expected arrival is at 10:10 a.m. Upon arrival check in and, enjoy delicious Lunch. Today we will Tour main Market Square, as the sound of the silver trumpet from St. Mary’s Tower fills the air. The captivating beauty of this square is largely due to the fact that it has remained unchanged for almost 700 years. It contains a number of buildings that hold important historic value. The Wawel Hill with the castle, its beautiful courtyard and the Cathedral (sightseeing inside: entrance tickets included). Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture of the Old Town (Stare Miasto), the biggest medieval market square in Europe (Rynek Glowny), the Town Hall, Collegium Maius - an ancient building belonging to the Jagiellonian University, the Cloth Hall (Sukiennice), Saint Mary’s Church (Kosciol Mariacki – sightseeing inside: entrance tickets included) with the famous altar by Veit Stoss. A walk to the antique walls of the Old Town with Florianska Gate and the Barbican. The Archbishop's Palace, where Karol Wojtyla lived as a cardinal and as Krakow's archbishop. The Franciscan Church, where he prayed. His favourite pew is located there. Sightseeing Krakow's Old Town and the Jagiellonian University, where Karol Wojtyla studied in 1938 – 1939 before World War II. Fr. Karol Wojtyla worked with students at Saint Florian's Church school, situated at the Matejko Square. He travelled a lot with his students, who called him “their Uncle”. In 1978 Krakow was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Holy Mass in one of Krakow's churches. Dinner at restaurant with a glass of wine/beer. Overnight at the hotel in Kraków.

Day 3: WEDNESDAY 19 APRIL - KRAKOW - NOWA HUTA - LAGIEWNIKI - WIELICZKA

Breakfast at the Hotel followed by Visit the cemetery where parents of Saint John Paul II are buried, Arc Church. Tour St. John Paul II Center followed by Lunch. Guided tour of Sanctuary of Divine Mercy, Chaplet of Divine Mercy before the image. Guided tour of Wieliczka Salt Mine – one of the oldest salt mines in the world. Many famous people have visited the place such as Mikolaj Kopernik, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Dmitrij Mendeleev, Boleslaw Prus, Ignacy Paderewski, Karol Wojtyla, etc. In 1978 year, Wieliczka Salt Mine was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Holy Mass in underground chapel. Dinner in traditional Polish restaurant with folk music concert.

 

Day 4: THURSDAY 20 APRIL - KRAKOW - WADOWICE - KALWARIA - KRAKOW

Enjoy Breakfast at the hotel, Holy Mass in Cardinal's chapel, where John Paul II was ordained. Tour Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, the 3rd most famous sanctuary in Poland. The entire Marian complex (including the sanctuary and the park) is a World Heritage Site of UNESCO. Lunch at a restaurant in Wadowice. Visit birth place of St. JPII and, church where he was baptized. Return to Krakow. free time, dinner. The Last night in Krakow.

Day 5: FRIDAY 21 APRIL - KRAKOW- DUNAJEC - DEBNO PODHALANSKIE - ZAKOPANE

Breakfast and check-out from Hotel in Krakow. Weather permitting, sail down the Dunajec River through the Pieniny National Park on traditional wooden rafts. Lunch at a restaurant in Szczawnica. Pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and sightseeing in the wooden Gothic church in Debno: one of the 6 wooden churches in southern Poland listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. According to availability: rosary and Holy Mass in Saint Michael the Archangel's Church in Debno Podhalanskie. Departure for the capital of the Polish Mountains – Zakopane – a town filled with beautiful and unique national-style wooden houses. Check in at the Hotel in Zakopane and enjoy dinner at the Hotel.

 

Day 6: SATURDAY 22 APRIL - ZAKOPANE AND TATRA MOUNTAINS

Explore the mountain-loving Pope's paradise. After breakfast a cable ride to Mt. Gubalowka for an amazing view. Sightseeing / shopping on Krupowki promenade. Lunch. Visit Ursuline convent where Saint John Paul II stayed. Holy Mass at Our Lady of Fatima Sanctuary, dinner in traditional mountain restaurant.

 

Day 7: SUNDAY 23 APRIL - ZAKOPANE - AUSCHWITZ- CZESTOCHOWA

Your day will begin with Breakfast followed by  departure for a guided tour of Auschwitz, the notorious concentration camp, visit the cell where St. Maximillian Kolbe was imprisoned. Lunch, depart for Czestochowa, the most important pilgrimage site in Poland, a guided tour of monastery Jasna Gora with the miraculous icon of the Virgin Mary called the Black Madonna.  Holy Mass in the main chapel. Hotel check in, dinner and overnight. 

 

Day 8: MONDAY 24 APRIL - CZESTOCHOWA - NIEPOKALANOW - WARSAW

Breakfast at the hotel, free time for prayer, reflection, leisure. Transfer to Niepokalanow, lunch, visit the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception and monastery founded by St. Maximilian Kolbe. Holy Mass. Transfer to Warsaw, upon arrival check in. Tour Victory Square, dinner in Old Town.

 

Day 9: TUESDAY 25 APRIL - WARSAW

Breakfast at the hotel. visit church of Bl. Fr. Jerzy Popieluszko, where we will celebrate Holy Mass.
Guided tour of Warsaw: Lazienkowski Park with the Frederic Chopin monument, the Warsaw Ghetto, and Umschlagplatz – thousands of Jews were deported from there to the concentration camps – the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Palace of Culture and Science, Krakowskie Przedmiescie Street, the Old Town (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). The Castle (from outside) and St. John’s Cathedral. The Old Town was fully destroyed during World War II and reconstructed thanks to the commitment of the entire Polish nation. Lunch is followed by sightseeing and free time. Farewell dinner.

Day 10: WEDNESDAY 26 APRIL - WARSAW TO ORLANDO OR
WASHINGTON

Holy Mass in a nearby church and breakfast at the hotel and, transfer to airport.

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Fr. Ken Gill

Fr. Ken Gill is Parochial Administrator of the Basilica of St. Paul
in Daytona Beach, Florida.  Fr. Ken was ordained as a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington in 2014 and served as Parochial Vicar to the Shrine of St. Jude in Rockville, Md., pastor of St. Catherine of Alexandria, McConchie, Md. and St. Ignatius, Hilltop, Md., and pastor at Our Lady Star of the Sea in Solomons, Md.  Prior to ordination, Fr. Ken attended Saint Pope John XXIII National Seminary in Weston, MA. A native of Melbourne, FL, Fr. Ken lived and worked downtown Washington, DC for 20 years before entering priestly formation.

Fr. Ken accompanied pilgrims to Medjugorje and Poland in 2017 and looks forward to joining you on this pilgrimage.

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To sign in

Please download PDF file, complete the Application form and your check of DEPOSIT $ 500.00 or the full amount
payable to 81 Tours send to:
1851 W Landis Ave, Vineland, NJ 08360,
 or contact us for further information.

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For online payment please contact us.

Phone: +1 856 563 4696

E-mail: info@81tours.com

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