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Poland

Poland is a country of 1000-year-old history, rich traditions and abundant cultural heritage. The legacy of bygone centuries that includes monuments of architecture, historical mementos and masterpieces of art is perfectly combined with the wealth of Polish nature and its original landscapes.  All those who wish to deepen their knowledge of history and see outstanding art pieces will admire Poland’s UNESCO sites entered on the World Cultural and Natural Heritage List. Krakow, the historic capital of the kings who resided at the Wawel castle, is today Poland’s cultural and entertainment centre – it contains one quarter of the country’s museums.

The majority of pilgrims flock to the Pauline Monastery on Jasna Góra in Częstochowa, the spiritual capital of Poland. Here you will find the blessed icon of the Black Madonna, venerated both in Poland and abroad. The followers of other faiths have their sanctuaries in many places around the country: the Eastern Orthodox Church at Grabarka, the Protestants at Karpacz, Wisła and Cieszyn, and the Muslims at Bohoniki. Christians make pilgrimages to shrines, calvaries and to miraculous springs. Orthodox Christians take crosses to the holy Mount Grabarka and Jews are drawn to the tombs of their Tzaddiks in Lezajsk and Lelow. Just add to this the roadside crosses and chapels and we get the religious landscape of Poland.

Kraków

Stay six nights in the heart of the historic centre of Krakow, with visits to Częstochowa, Wieliczka Salt Mine, Auschwitz and the Oskar Schindler Factory.

Prices from £1,749 pp

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Kraków 2025

Stay six nights in the heart of the historic centre of Krakow, with visits to Częstochowa, Wieliczka Salt Mine, Auschwitz and the Oskar Schindler Factory. Image: Kraków Main Square - Credit National Polish Tourist Office

Prices from £1,949 pp

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McCabe Educational Trust

The McCabe Educational Trust is the charitable wing of McCabe Pilgrimages, functions independently with its own board of Directors and is a registered charity.

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Organising a Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage is our speciality and in 2023 we celebrate our 40th year in business – so we must be doing something right! We work with all denominations and are happy to tailor every pilgrimage to the needs of each particular church. For instance, some parties would plan one or two Eucharists during their pilgrimage but others will choose a daily celebration. In the Holy Land, your focus may be the Galilean ministry or a re-creation of Holy Week in Jerusalem. You tell us what your particular interest is and we will recommend an itinerary

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