Start in Warsaw with a welcome dinner, and a guided visit to the Cathedral of St. John and the Warsaw Ghetto, as well as an excursion to Niepokalanow, City of the Immaculata, to visit the Franciscan Friary, founded by St. Maximilian Kolbe. Continue to Czestochowa to explore the Jasna Gora Shrine and see the famous Black Madonna, an image of great significance for Pope Saint John Paul II. Next is a moving visit to Auschwitz to see the remains of the former concentration camp; visit the Martyrdom Museum and St. Maximilian Kolbe’s cell. Continue to Krakow, where you visit the Shrine of Divine Mercy, and enjoy guided sightseeing that includes visits to Wawel Royal Castle and St. Mary’s Church. End this fascinating journey with an excursion to the Pope’s hometown of Wadowice and to Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Poland’s most famous shrines. Return to Krakow and visit the Sanctuary of St. John Paul II. A farewell dinner at your hotel in Warsaw has been included.