- Tour Guide
10 Days Poland - Germany
The following items are included in the travel package.
- 1 Year Membership with SuperDeals
- Round-trip airfare
- First-class hotels
- Daily breakfast and dinner
- Passion Play ticket
- Sightseeing / admissions fees per itinerary
- Transfers, as per itinerary
- Daily Mass
- Professional tour guide for the group
- Health Plan
The following items are not included in the travel package.
- Gratuities: $15 per day (required)
- Any meals not specified in the program (lunch)
- Travel Insurance (optional)
- Passport, visas, border crossing fees, if any
- Any personal items (phone calls, room service, etc)
- Any other items not specifically mentioned above
Today we board our flight to Germany. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast and dinner aboard your international flight.
Welcome to Germany
Upon arrival at Munich airport, you will be greeted by your tour guide and driver. Transfer to your hotel to unpack and relax for the evening. Enjoy a welcome dinner with your fellow pilgrims.
Today’s sightseeing of Germany’s “Secret Capital” will include visits to the Olympic Stadium, built for the 1972 Olympics; the 1,000 foot high Olympic Tower; and Königsplatz, used for Nazi rallies during World War II. Drive along the Ludwigstrasse, and see the Bavarian Arch of Triumph and Field Marshall Hall. Also visit lively Marienplatz with the Old and the New Town Halls and the gothic Frauenkirche.
Today, the day is primarily dedicated to the world-famous Passion Play, the centerpiece of our pilgrimage trip. In 1633 the Oberammergau villagers promised to perform the suffering, death, and resurrection of Christ every tenth year, if no one was to die of the plague anymore, which raged in many parts of Europe. The villagers were answered by God and therefore in 1634 the first Passion Play took place. The promise has been kept ever since.
Munich - Poland
Today we board our flight to Poland. Upon arrival at Warsaw airport, you will be greeted by your tour guide and driver. Transfer to your hotel to unpack and take a moment to settle in. Today we visit the Market Square, Old Town, the Barbican, Lazienki Park, the Chopin Statue, the Warsaw Ghetto Monument, and the Royal Castle. We take what is left of the day to relax and reflect.
Czestochowa - Wadowice
We make our way to the shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa. We will have mass at Jasna Gora Monastery where the picture of the Black Madonna is located. The monastery has a pilgrimage tradition that goes back to the 14th-century. St. Pope John Paul II was known to make frequent visits to the monastery throughout his life. We continue en route to Zakopane, with a stop along the way in Wadowice, the birthplace of Karol Wojtyla (St. Pope John Paul II) and tour the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help he attended and was baptized as a child.
Zakopane - Wieliczka
In the village of Zakopane, we will take a cable car ride to the nearby mountaintop for an extraordinary view of the countryside. We will visit the Jaszczorowka Chapel in Zakopane which had been visited several times by young Karol Wojtyla (St. Pope John Paul II), as it lies on the walking paths where he often finished his walks for prayer and reflection. We then make our way to colorful Krupowki Street for some last minute shopping in its local bazaar. In the afternoon, we will also stop at the amazing Wieliczka Salt Mines, the oldest salt mine in Europe. Now a UNESCO site, it serves as a museum and contains an impressive display of galleries and salt works.
Krakow - Auschwitz - Krakow
After breakfast, we explore Krakow's Market Square and hear the silver trumpet of the bugler from St. Mary's Tower. The surroundings of the square have remained unchanged for almost 700 years and contain buildings of historic value such as the Town Hall Tower, the Cloth Hall and the burgher's houses. We will tour the Cathedral, Coronation Chapel and the Royal Chambers where a superb collection of Arras tapestries are on display. We visit the Cathedral and pray before the extraordinary Wit Stwosz altar. In the afternoon, we will visit Auschwitz, the notorious Nazi concentration camp where unspeakable atrocities occurred. We will see the cell that imprisoned St. Maximillian Kolbe and the Martyrdom Museum recalling the horrors of the Holocaust. We return to our hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Krakow – Divine Mercy – Lagiewniki - Krakow
We depart for our day's excursion to Lagiewniki, the capital of the Divine Mercy. It was here that the message of the Divine Mercy originated, which Christ himself wished to pass on to generation of Catholics through the mediation of St. Faustina. The Sanctuary houses working images of the Merciful Jesus and the relics of St. Faustina. As we view the Shrine of Divine Mercy we will see St. Faustina's convent chapel and her tomb. We will visit the newly constructed Shrine of Divinity dedicated by St. Pope John Paul II on his last visit to Poland in 2002. We celebrate mass at the Shrine before we visit the new center "Have no Fear" where we pray by the relic of St. Pope John Paul II. We will have time to pray and reflect.
Today we board our return flight. This concludes our services, thank you for traveling with Holy Travel!
Terms and Conditions
Terms and Conditions
Making any payments (cash, credit card or otherwise) towards any tour constitutes your unconditional acceptance of all terms and conditions stated herein. Holy Travel Inc. shall be referred to as HTI within this text.
US citizens require a valid passport. Other nationalities please inquire with the appropriate embassies. Passports must be valid for six months beyond the tour’s return date.
Please be advised that if there is a Travel Warning issued by the Department of State, cancellation for this reason will not constitute grounds for refund of the cancellation fees listed below.
Registration and Deposits:
A deposit of $400 per person is required upon registration along with a signed copy of the registration form, if registering by mail. Registrations cannot be taken by telephone. Registrations are processed in the order received by HTI, if registering by mail. Balance of payment is due 90 days prior to departure. Late payment is subject to a non-refundable $150 late fee. Late registrations (fewer than 90 days) must be accompanied by full payment by cashiers check only (including the optional passenger travel protection program payment, if applicable), plus a non-refundable $150 late fee and are subject to availability. HTI reserves the right to cancel reservations that are not paid in full 75 days prior to departure and to charge cancellation fee/penalties indicated below. A non-refundable $25 fee will be charged on all checks and online payments returned by our bank.
Changes In Package:
After initial invoicing, any change in package from air inclusive to “land only” or vice versa is subject to a non-refundable $150 per person per change processing fee.
Individual Cancellation Fees & Refunds:
All cancellations must be received by HTI in writing via following schedule:
1)$250 if cancelled at any time up to 150 days prior to the tour’s departure date;
2)$350 if cancelled 149 to 90 days prior to the tour’s departure date;
3)$400 plus any non-refundable amounts paid to and/or penalties assessed by airlines, hotels, or other suppliers of travel services (up to the total cost of the tour) if cancelled 89 to 8 days prior to the tour’s departure date;
4)No refunds for cancellations received within 7 days of departure date.
The above cancellation fees or/and penalties will also apply if you register for an optional extension or airline routing, and you decide to cancel or change any of these. HTI strongly recommends the Passenger Travel Protection Program. Dial (844)772-7717 for more information regarding the Travel Protection Program.
Tour Operation & Cancellation:
While no changes are anticipated, HTI expressly reserves the right to cancel all or any part of the tour or to make any changes to the itinerary, for any reason or whenever it deems it necessary for the comfort, convenience or safety of the tour participants. In the event of any alteration to the itinerary, every effort will be made to substitute the altered with a comparable replacement. If a tour is cancelled in its entirety by HTI, full refunds shall be issued within three weeks of such cancellation. This will constitute, in full, HTI’s obligation to you and HTI bears no further responsibility beyond the full refund. HTI shall not be held liable and hereby expressly disclaims liability for any loss, expense, damage or inconvenience caused as a result of any tour cancellation or changes made to the itinerary. Furthermore, HTI is not responsible for any additional costs or fees relating to the issuance and/or cancellation of air tickets or other travel arrangements.
Cancellation Beyond HTI’s Control:
HTI expressly disclaims any responsibility for any losses or expenses incurred due to cancellation or alteration of the tour resulting from, but not limited to: cancellations due to travel advisories or warnings issued by the State Department or any other relevant authority, acts of war, war, terrorism, acts of God, natural disasters or any other circumstance beyond HTI’s control. In such case, HTI will assist you in requesting refunds for all services prepaid but not rendered, less a non-refundable $300 per person administrative fee. HTI shall not be held responsible for any non-recoverable amounts disbursed to carriers or other service providers on your behalf.
Passenger Travel Protection Program:
Passenger Travel Protection Program is offered by Travel Insured International and is strongly recommended. A Travel Protection Plan enrollment form consisting of a description of coverage provided will be mailed to you. The plan fee is based on the tour price and taxes (as well as single room supplement and airline add-ons, if applicable) and will appear as an optional item on your invoice. Some benefits are time sensitive so we encourage all travelers to purchase a plan at the time of initial trip deposit. Travel Protection is non-refundable 14 days after purchase.
Most foreign countries do not conform to the U.S.A. Disabilities Act standard. HTI cannot provide individual assistance to tour members for walking, dining, getting on and off motor coaches or transportation vehicles. Participants who need such assistance must be accompanied by a qualified companion at all times and at their own expense. Furthermore, while HTI cannot accept responsibility for providing access to all facilities included in a tour, HTI will make every effort to assist in providing mobility aides to the extent feasible and with applicable costs borne by the participant. HTI assumes no responsibly for the participant’s inability to fully participate in the tour, nor can HTI provide any refund for non-participation in any part of the tour.
All airline tickets are round-trip economy class and are non-refundable unless specifically stated otherwise. Any cancellation, itinerary changes, or failure to use confirmed space would be subject to penalties and/or fees levied by the airline at the time of ticketing. Airfare, airline carrier, and airline schedules are subject to change without notice. Passengers arranging their own flights are responsible for meeting the group at the first hotel of the group’s itinerary. HTI is not responsible for itinerary changes necessitated by changes in the airline’s schedule. Airline and cruise fuel surcharges and security fee surcharges (if any) that occur after the date of printing of any promotional materials brochure are the responsibility of the passenger.
Deviations from the group flight itinerary are not possible. If you wish to make your own airline arrangements and purchase the ‘land only’ version of the tour package, please contact our office for the ‘land only’ pricing.
Airline Seating, Frequent Flyer & Meal Requests:
Seating is on a group basis only. HTI cannot accommodate any individual request. HTI advises that you contact the airline for frequent flyer miles and special meal requests two weeks prior to departure. Baggage is at risk all times. We strongly suggest that you bring only one piece of checked luggage and one carry-on. Porterage is included at hotels only for one piece of luggage; the passenger is responsible at all time for carrying carry-on luggage. No porterage at airports.
Accommodations and Meals:
Based on double/twin accommodations with private bathroom facilities (limited number of single rooms available). No reduction for triple rooms. Triple room consists of twin/double room plus a rollaway bed, and confirmation is based on availability. If no roommate is available for you or your roommate cancels prior to departure, a single supplement surcharge will apply. Meals are menu of the day as may be shown in the itinerary.
By private motor coach with guide/escort. Entrance fees included per final itinerary.
If group does not reach adequate group size, the price or programming may be adjusted accordingly. Pricing is based on exchange rates and fares applicable at the time of quotation and are therefore subject to change. Fuel surcharges may be subject to increase up to 30 days prior to departure.
Passports, visas, border crossing fees, meals not mentioned, wine and/or soft drink beverages with meals, extras beyond standard menu, excess baggage, telephone calls, fuel surcharges, laundry or any other items not explicitly stated as included.
HTI hereby expressly disclaims any and all liability for any personal injury, property damage, loss of baggage, accident, delay or irregularity, any claim for special or consequential damages or any other loss which may be occasioned by the acts and/or omissions, whether negligent, wrongful or intentional of any air carrier, hotel/motel or other lodging operator, railroad operator, bus operator, public transportation, sea carrier, local sightseeing company, tour operator, tour leader or spiritual director, any employees thereof, or for any other entity or individual not under the direct supervision and control of HTI when engaged in conveying the passenger or in carrying out the arrangements of the tour, or otherwise in connection therewith. HTI further disclaims any liability for any damages, losses or expenses incurred, or inconvenience caused, due to delay or changes in schedules, defaults, over booking of hotels or airlines, sickness, weather, strikes, quarantines, beyond HTI’s control. HTI likewise disclaims any liability for statements, actions or inactions of any intermediary agents such as group administrators, spiritual directors or tour leaders, travel agents or any other intermediary involved with selling, promotion or operation of HTI’s tours. Furthermore, to the fullest extent permitted by law, HTI disclaims any liability of any damages or injuries, or other losses whatsoever, sustained or incurred as a result of the negligence of HTI. Group administrators, spiritual leaders and tour leaders likewise expressly disclaim any liability for the acts and/or omissions of any of the above entities and/or individuals not directly under their supervision or control. Please be advised that the liability of carriers as well as providers of hotel and lodging accommodations is limited by law and you may thus wish to consider purchasing the Passenger Travel Protection Plan and/or additional insurance to protect yourself against any losses or injuries suffered as as result of their acts and/ omissions. In no event shall HTI’s liability exceed the amounts paid by you for participation in the tour, and subject to the provisions and cancellation fees as set forth in this text. In the event that the tour leader and/or spiritual director named in a brochure or itinerary does not travel with the group and a substitute is not named therein, HTI reserves the right to make substitutions of its choosing for such person(s). HTI is not responsible for any misquotes contained in any promotional materials or other accompanying documentations and the contents therein may be changed at any time without notice and at HTI’s sole discretion.
Policy Against Discrimination:
HTI does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, and physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation or status as a Vietnam or other Veterans in the provision of its tour and pilgrimage services.
The photos shown on this website and any other promotional materials are intended only as samples of the sites visited by certain tours and unless specifically mentioned in the itinerary, no implication is made that these sites will be visited or seen on the tour. HTI reserves the right to take photographs during operation of any tour and to use such photographs for promotional purposes. Any Participant who prefers that their image not be used is asked to notify HTI in writing prior to departure.
Arbitration of Disputes:
All parties to this agreement agree that any controversy or claim arising under or relating to these Terms & Conditions, any promotional materials, website, or the tour itself, shall be settled by arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association in accordance with its Commercial Arbitration Rules and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. Claims shall be heard by single arbitrator. The place of arbitration shall be Houston, Texas. The arbitration shall be governed by the laws of the State of Texas. Each party shall bear its own costs and expenses and an equal share of the arbitrator’s administrative fees of arbitration.