Arrival to Warsaw airport, passport control, transfer to a hotel, some rest time after your trip. In the afternoon, drive to Niepokalanow: holy mass, time for individual reflection. Later, a stroll through the monastery, which in Kolbe’s times was the biggest in the world (700 monks).
Dinner and overnight stay in Warsaw.
After breakfast, meet the local guide and a city-tour of Warsaw: Lazienki Park, the Royal Route, the Warsaw Ghetto monument, the Old Town, a trip by coach to other districts of Warsaw. Holy mass in a local church.
In the afternoon, departure towards north-eastern Poland for dinner and overnight stay.
After breakfast, visit to the Polish Orient: the Podlachian (Podlasie) Tatar Trail. Visit to the Muslim mosque in Bohoniki and traditional Tatar cemetery – still active and the largest in Poland. Sokolka – visit to the Regional Museum dedicated to Tatar culture. Evening in Kruszyniany – the oldest Polish mosque and dinner of Tatar cuisine.
Return to the hotel, overnight stay.
Breakfast and drive to Augustow, a cruise along the Augustow Channel to the Shrine of Our Lady of Studzieniczna.
Later, drive towards the Lithuanian border. In the afternoon, visiting Trakai: Duke Vytautas’ Castle, visit to the Karaim Kenesa (synagogue) and a chance to try Karaimian cooking.
Dinner and overnight stay in Vilnius.
Breakfast and Vilnius city-tour: the Cathedral, Gediminas’ Castle Tower, the Vilnius University, the Hill of Crosses, the Gate of Dawn, holy mass. The Rasos Cemetery. At 3pm, Chaplet to the Divine Mercy at the Church of the Holy Spirit.
In the afternoon some free time, later dinner with traditional local music. Overnight stay in Vilnius.
After breakfast, drive to Druskininkai: walk along the Nemunas River, visit Grutas Park, a park of Soviet-era sculptures. Later, cross the Belarusian border and drive to Lida castle, built in the 14th century.
Drive to a hotel in the region of Baranavichy.
Breakfast and a day spent in the central part of Belarus. Baranovichy – the capital of this part of Belarus, with the Holy Cross Church (opened continuously in communist times), the Orthodox Church of St. Alexander Nevsky.
Then, drive to Mir to visit one of the most picturesque castles in eastern Europe. Lastly: a short drive to Nesvizh to visit the castle, a residential castle of the Radziwill family, one of the most powerful families in this part of Europe.
Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight stay.
After breakfast, a whole-day trip to Minsk, the Belarusian capital. City-tour: the Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Spirit (previously a Catholic monastery built by Bernardines) with the wonderful icon of the Mother of God. Later the Virgin Mary Cathedral, built by Jesuits, the Old Town Hall and the 17th century Orthodox Church of Saints Peter and Paul.
Return to the hotel for last dinner and overnight stay in Belarus.
Early breakfast and drive to Pinsk to visit a perfectly preserved church and monastery erected by Franciscans and dating back to the 15th century. Later, cross the Ukrainian border for a long drive to Lviv. Dinner and overnight stay in the capital of western Ukraine
Breakfast, city-tour of Lviv with a local guide: the Union of Lublin Mound (a viewpoint of Lviv), the Old Market Square, the Powder Gate, the Latin Cathedral, the Boim Chapel, the Armenian Cathedral, the Bernardine Church, the Lviv Opera House and two Orthodox churches: the Church of the Transfiguration and the Dormition Church.
Drive out of the centre: the Lychakiv Cemetery with its Polish military section. Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight stay.
After breakfast travel through south-western Ukraine to Pochayiv to visit the local Lavra (a monastery and church), one of the holiest places for both Orthodox and Byzantine-Catholic believers.
Drive to Kremenets, picturesquely located in a gorge between hills: the former Kremenets High School, Bona Hill with the ruins of the castle, holy mass. Transfer to Zbarazh: the rebuilt castle of the Wisniowiecki family, the Bernardine Church.
Dinner and overnight stay in the vicinity of Ternopil.
Breakfast and drive to the south of Ukraine to the Bukovina region. On the way, stop at Skala-Podilska to visit the remnants of the castle built by the Lanckoronski and Koriatovychi families.
Later, drive to Khotyn – the famous fortress over the Dniester River, the location of important battles in 1621 and 1671. Then, a short drive to Kamianets-Podilskyi: visiting the Polish Market with the Town Hall, the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul with its minaret, the Armenian Church, the Pauline Church, the King Batory Gate and other fortifications within the Smotrych River Canyon. Lastly, the Kamianets-Podilskyi Castle with the Castle bridge.
Dinner and overnight stay in Kamianets-Podilskyi.
After breakfast and check-out, drive towards the Carpathian mountains. A short stop in Okopy, picturesquely located where the Zbruch and Dniester rivers meet.
Drive to Rohatyn to visit the wooden Orthodox Church of the Holy Spirit, the old war cemetery dating back to 1920 and the Catholic Church of St. Nicholas for mass.
Drive to Lviv, in the evening an optional performance at the famous Lviv Opera (approx. 20 €).
Dinner and overnight stay in Lviv.
After breakfast, transfer to the Polish border, Ukrainian border check and drive to Zamosc (on the UNESCO World Heritage list): visit the Renaissance Town Hall, Zamosc Cathedral and Synagogue, the remnants of gates and city walls.
Arrival to Warsaw for last dinner and overnight stay before departure.
Breakfast, transfer to the airport, check-in and flight back home.