Join Bishop Ireton Catholic High School
A Pilgrimage to Poland
March 31 – April 8, 2024 / $4150 per person, airfare from IAD included
This itinerary features two nights in Warsaw, four nights in Kraków and one night in Częstochowa. Also included are day-trips to Niepokalanów (home of Saint Maximilian Kolbe), the Divine Mercy Shrine (and burial place of Saint Faustina), the Wieliczka Salt Mines, the home and birthplace of Pope Saint John Paul II in Wadowice, and the concentration camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Roundtrip airfare from IAD, private motor-coach transportation, comfortable hotels, guides, touring fees and most meals are included in the price. See the brochure for more information.
This trip is open to students of Bishop Ireton Catholic High School. There are only 35 seats available, 30 for students and 5 for chaperones. Chaperones – if you have not yet confirmed your participation with Father Noah Morey you must do so before registering: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. For that reason we suggest that you register as soon as possible. Thank you!
Covid-19 Travel Requirements? None!
On this trip we will venture in the footsteps of the greatest saints and martyrs of Poland, highlighting in particular the lives and legacies of Pope Saint John Paul II, Saint Maximilian Kolbe and Saint Faustina Kowalska.
Our pilgrimage begins in Warsaw, where we will spend two days exploring the incredible history of this city. We will also learn all about saints Maximilian Kolbe, Saint Jerzy Popieluszko and Pope Saint John Paul II.
Our trip continues to Kraków, one of Europe’s most beautiful and fascinating cities. Here we will spend four days visiting many local and nearby places such as the Divine Mercy Shrine, the Wieliczka Salt Mine, Wadowice and Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Pope Saint John Paul II
In Kraków we will explore the many places associated with Pope Saint John Paul II, learning the incredible story of his life and highlighting his role in reviving Polish Catholicism and undoing Communism.
Our pilgrimage concludes in Częstochowa, home of the Jasna Gora Monastery and the famous Black Madonna. Our Lady of Częstochowa is the heart of Polish devotion to Our Lady and one of the world’s greatest Marian shrines.
Pricing, Payments & Cancellation
Registration - Until September 20, 2023
Registration is open through September 20, 2023.
Passports - Upload or Apply Today
After registering we will send you a link to upload your passport. If you do not have a valid passport you must apply ASAP. It can take up to three months for new and renewed passports to arrive. Passports must be valid six (6) months AFTER the date of return to the USA.
ETIAS Application Required Starting in 2024!
Starting in 2024, any individual from the United States traveling to a EU Schengen country (eg. Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal) will be required to fill out an ETIAS application at least 96 hours before departure. There is a fee of 7 EUR to fill out the application. ETIAS will only accept electronic payments from your debit or credit card. Once payment is completed, most applicants will receive approval within minutes. An approved ETIAS visa waiver will be valid for three consecutive years upon issuance. For more information or to complete the application, visit here.
Zoom with ProRome - October 2023
In October of 2023 ProRome will host an info session over Zoom for all trip participants and their parents. A link will be sent out two weeks prior to the meeting.
Welcome Boxes - February 2024
ProRome Tours will send Welcome Boxes to your school in February of 2024. In these Welcome Boxes you will receive luggage tags, name tags, a travel care kit, a journal and more.
Final Trip Information - February 2024
About one month before the trip we will send out by email the final trip information, which will include the final detailed itineraries, the rooming lists, the e-ticket numbers for your flights and any other pertinent trip information.
Additional Trip Information
As our trip patron, we will pray to Pope Saint John Paul II before and during the trip, asking this great saint to protect, enlighten and guide us on our pilgrimage!
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