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A 13-day Pilgrimage to Rome and Poland with Fr. Mario Valencia

September 19th, 2024 – October 1st, 2024

  • Tour Price

    $4,495.00 / per person
  • Single Occupancy

    $985.00 / per person
  • Triple Occupancy

    $450.00 / per person
  • Deposit

  • Duration

    13 Days


Embark on a Spiritual Expedition: Join Br. Mario Valencia on a 13-Day Pilgrimage to Rome and Poland. Delve into the heart of the Eternal City, exploring its sacred landmarks, before immersing yourself in the rich religious heritage and cultural tapestry of Poland. Let this transformative pilgrimage be a profound journey of faith and discovery.

Price Includes
  • Round-trip airfare Tickets
  • Superior Accommodation Breakfast and Dinner
  • Hotel Taxes and Portages
  • Transportation in a Modern Coach for all the Tour days
  • Comprehensive sightseeing with a bilingual licensed guide
  • Entrance fees to all sights and portage at Hotels
  • Daily Mass/Service (If Requested)
  • Tour brochure
  • Excellent Spanish - Speaking Tour Guide
Price does not include
  • Gratuities to the tour manager, guides, hotel team, and driver
  • Meals not specific to the program
  • Beverages & drinks
  • Any services not mentioned in the program
  • Travel Insurance
  • Transportation to and from US Airport
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Passport and Visa Costs (If Any)
  • Trip Cancellation Protection

Tour's Itinerary
  • Day 1 Departure from the U.S.

    Departure from the United States to Rome from the local International Airport. Enjoy meals on board the flight and prepare for your pilgrimage.

  • Day 2 Welcome to Italy

    Arrival at Rome Airport, meeting with our Spanish-speaking Travel Manager, transfer to the hotel for dinner and rest.

  • Day 3 Discovering Rome

    Visit to the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica. Continued tour to the Basilica of St. John Lateran and free time in the afternoon. Mass celebration and dinner in Rome.

  • Day 4 Exploring the Eternal City

    Mass at St. Peter's Basilica, Papal Blessing in St. Peter's Square, and tour of Rome including the Circus Maximus, the Palatine Hill, the Capitoline Hill, the Roman Forum, and the Colosseum. Free afternoon and evening to further explore Rome.

  • Day 5 Assisi and Florence

    Exploration of Assisi in the morning, visit to the Basilica of Santa Clara, the Piazza del Comune, and the Basilica of San Francesco. Free time in the afternoon to soak in the unique atmosphere of the place. Return to Rome for dinner and overnight stay.

  • Day 6 Discovering Florence

    Visit to the Academy to see Michelangelo's David, tour of the Duomo, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Piazza della Signoria, and the Church of Santa Croce. Free afternoon to relax or continue exploring Florence.

  • Day 7 Florence / Venice

    This morning we will board a motorboat and travel through the canals to the islands of Venice. Our walking tour will include a visit to one of the glass factories for which the city is famous, St. Mark's Basilica and Square, and views of the Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs, and the Rialto Bridge. This afternoon is free to enjoy people-watching from a café in St. Mark's Plaza or to go shopping through the narrow streets and bustling canals. In the evening, we can enjoy an optional gondola ride arranged by a guide, before dinner at a local restaurant. We return to the mainland by private boat for overnight stay.

  • Day 8 Departure to Warsaw

    Departure from Venice Airport to Warsaw Airport, visa procedures, luggage collection, and pilgrimage through Warsaw with Mass celebration before checking into the hotel for dinner and overnight stay in Warsaw.

  • Day 9 Discovering the Royal History of Warsaw

    A Journey through its Monuments and Landmarks Continues to St. John's Cathedral, which served as the coronation and burial place of the dukes of Masovia. We will make a stop at the Royal Palace, which was once the residence of the Polish kings. Pray at the Church of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, one of the oldest surviving churches in Poland. The foundation stone was laid in 1410. We will end the day at the Old Market Square, enjoying the flavors and shopping of Warsaw. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay in Warsa

  • Day 10 Niepokalanów / Częstochowa

    Start your journey south with a visit to the Niepokalanów monastery, known as the City of the Immaculate Mother of God. Founded by St. Maximilian Kolbe in the 1920s, he and other priests were arrested here for their efforts to protect Polish soldiers and refugees from the Nazis. Saint Kolbe would die in 1941 in place of another man selected by the Nazis to die. Continue your pilgrimage to the city of Częstochowa, return to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

  • Day 11 Częstochowa/Auschwitz/Birkenau Museum

    Departure to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum. Visit the former Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. The Auschwitz concentration camp was one of the camps forming part of a whole complex near Auschwitz (in Polish Oswiecim). The second part of the complex was the Extermination Camp. The third part of the camp was the Monowitz labor camp (in Polish Monowice). Since 1979, the entire camp has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Departure to Wadowice, free time in Wadowice, visit Wadowice: Museum of John Paul II and his parish. Departure to Kalwaria Zebrzydowska. We move to Krakow, return to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

  • Day 12 Meeting with the guide and tour of Krakow

    Wawel Royal Castle (visit to the cathedral and courtyard), the Main Market Square, the Cloth Hall, St. Mary's Church, Jagiellonian University, Florian's Gate, and the Barbican. There will be free time. Departure to the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy. Visit to Lagiewniki. In this place, the Pope solemnly entrusted the world to the Divine Mercy.

  • Day 13 Return to the U.S.

    Return home inspired by the people and places of Poland. Get ready to drive back to the airport for a safe flight back home to share the memories you bring from your pilgrimage with your loved ones.

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