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Divine Mercy: A Catholic Pilgrimage to Poland with Select International Tours

Poland continues to boast a Catholic population of over 72%, making it a wonderful place for Catholics from around the world to visit. The home of Pope Saint John Paul II and the Divine Mercy Center are two of the most frequently requested sites to visit, but Poland has dozens of outstanding shrines and cathedrals as well as a host of important cultural and historic sites.

You Can’t Miss These Eight Sites in Poland!

Our meticulously designed itineraries encompass a variety of renowned pilgrimage destinations, as well as cultural and historic landmarks, allowing you to experience the unique essence of each location:

Częstochowa with Select International Tours

Częstochowa

Częstochowa is a popular destination for Catholic pilgrims who flock to see the famed Black Madonna painting, which resides here at the Jasna Góra Monastery. 

Zakopane with Select International Tours

Zakopane

Zakopane is home to the Sanctuary of the Holy Virgin of Fatima, a chapel
constructed in 1999 in gratitude for Pope John Paul II’s survival from an assassination attempt. This mountainous region is breathtaking.

Krakow with Select International Tours

Krakow

Krakow is home to Wawel Royal Castle and the Wawel Cathedral, one of the most beautiful Renaissance residences in central Europe. Krakow’s Old Town, including Market Square, St. Mary’s Church, Cloth Hall, and City Hall Tower, is a vibrant and lively snapshot of Polish culturee.

Have No Fear Center with Select International Tours

Divine Mercy

Lagiewniki is the capital of the Divine Mercy.  The Sanctuary houses the grace-working image of the Merciful Jesus and the relics of St. Faustina. The nearby St. John Paul II Have No Fear Center is another popular stop on your Polish pilgrimage.

Polish Salt Mines with Select International Tours

Wieliczka Salt Mine

The Wieliczka Salt Mine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is marvelous and expansive place where many generations of Polish miners have created a world of underground chambers and decorated chapels carved out of salt, including the famous Chapel of St. Kinga

Wadowice with Select International Tours

Wadowice

Wadowice is the birthplace of Pope Saint John Paul II. The parish church in Market Square is where he was baptized. After visiting his church and childhood home, many pilgrims sit down for a slice of the “Pope’s cake.” This delectable layered caked and rich cream is a sweat treat indeed.

Auschwitz with Select International Tours

Auschwitz

While moving and sorrowful, a visit to Auschwitz is a common stop on a pilgrimage to Poland. Here, you get a first-hand look at the reality of the atrocities carried out during World War II. But even among the horrors here, stories of tremendous grace abound. Including the great sacrifice of Saint Maximillian Kolbe.

Ars-sur-Formans with Select International Tours

Ars-sur-Formans

A pilgrimage to Poland offers a lot more. Call us at 1-800-842-4842 to learn more and see what trips are available for you to join.

Why Choose Select International Tours for Your Catholic Pilgrimage to Poland?

Beyond simply visiting sacred and cultural locations, Select International Tours curates experiences that enrich your pilgrimage and strengthen your faith. 

Our knowledgeable and faith-filled tour hosts act as more than just group leaders. They provide insightful commentary throughout the journey, leading prayer and fostering a deeper understanding of each site’s historical and spiritual significance of your destination. And our local guides make sure you understand exactly what you’re seeing and the history involved. Here are some reasons why a Catholic pilgrimage with Select International Tours is the perfect choice:

The Perfect Pilgrimage Itinerary in Poland with Select international Tours

Custom Crafted Itineraries: Our tours are meticulously crafted to take you to the most significant biblical sites in Poland: Krakow, Wadowice, Częstochowa, Zakopane, and more. Since each Select International Tours itinerary is customized for your group, you get to see Poland on an itinerary created together with your group leader. That means you’ll get a chance to see things that other trips miss.

Excellent Guides and Group Leaders with Select International Tours

Excellent Group Leaders: Many of the most prominent Catholic Clergy, evangelists, speakers, authors, and media personalities travel with Select International Tours. Your Group Leader works with us to craft a unique trip for you. Then, while traveling, they work with the best Local Christian Guides to ensure that you learn the history of each site, get time to pray, and experience the religious and personal significance of visiting these places yourself. 

Daily Mass and Time to Pray with Select International Tours

Daily Mass and Time for Prayer: Confirmed Daily Mass at sacred sites throughout the journey is standard on a Select pilgrimage. We also build in time for prayer and veneration, to make sure that yours is a true pilgrimage. Every trip has a priest to ensure that you have spiritual guidance at every turn.

Experience the Culture in Poland with Select International Tours

Experience the Culture and History: With Select International Tours, you have time to experience the local culture in unique ways while visiting Poland. Your tour might include a visit to the Divine Mercy Center, a local folklore show, or even a cooking demonstration. See the trip brochures for specifics.

The Best Accommodations with Select International Tours

Top Hotels and Luxury Coaches: Pilgrimage touring can be tiring, which is why we book the best centrally located hotels for your stay. You’ll also travel in comfort daily on modern private air-conditioned motor coaches. 

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Your Trip Supports Christians: A small portion of your pilgrimage fee with Select International Tours goes to the Select to Give Foundation, which ensures that Christian families can remain and thrive in the Holy Land. 

SELECT PARTNERS WITH THE BEST CHRISTIAN GUIDES

Select International Tours only works with the best and most ethical guides in the business. Your guides will be experienced and compassionate. They are there to help you every step of the way.

We were most impressed by our tour guide and the bus driver. [Our Guide] was very knowledgeable, friendly, and truly concerned about our experience. [Our Driver] was a skilled driver through the narrow streets and busy highways.

Susan

Our guide for this trip was amazing as well. He was very knowledgeable and helpful. Guiding a group of 40+ people had to be so difficult, but I appreciated everything he did.

Jessica

Our guide was amazing, so well informed and answered all our questions with excellent answers

Elizabeth Ann

Scheduled Poland Trips

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Pilgrimage to Poland with Fr. Bob Knippenberg

We Are Always Adding New Trips

Finding exactly the right trip for you can seem challenging. It has to be the right duration, on the right dates, and it should be with a leader you trust. Lucky for you, Select constantly adds new trips to give you plenty of options. Click HERE to find a scheduled trip to join or to get notified as we add new trips. Or, better yet, give us a call at 1-800-842-4842, and we will help you find the perfect pilgrimage for you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Unfold your pilgrimage journey to Poland with ease. Our frequently asked questions address common concerns to ensure a smooth and enriching spiritual experience.

What’s the Typical Duration of a Pilgrimage?  

Our Catholic pilgrimages to Poland typically range from 10 to 12 days, allowing ample time for spiritual reflection and exploring each site.

What’s the Best Time to Go?  

Most people visit Poland in the Spring and Fall when temperatures are generally mild during the day with cooler nights. 

What Physical Fitness Level Is Required?  

A moderate amount of walking will be involved, so a basic level of fitness is recommended. Please see the activity level on the trip you’re considering to understand the amount of walking involved. 

What’s Included in the Pilgrimage Cost?  

Select International Tours offers all-inclusive packages that cover your flights, accommodations, meals, transportation within Poland, entrance fees to all sites on the itinerary, and the expertise of our guides. We also offer land-only packages and optional extensions. See the trip brochure for more information.

What Should I Pack?  

Comfortable walking shoes, modest clothing suitable for churches, a hat, sunscreen, and a refillable water bottle are essential.  You may also want to pack a small Bible and any religious articles that hold personal significance. Be sure to watch some of our Two-Minute Travel Tips for more tips and tricks.

Are There Opportunities to Experience Polish Culture?  

Absolutely! We incorporate visits to charming towns, historic landmarks, local markets, and many special experiences, allowing you to savor the rich tapestry of Polish culture.

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