- Pope John Paul II tour to Wadowice from Krakow
- Follow in the footsteps of the beloved pope
- Visit Wadowice, the pope's childhood home
- Stop at the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in Lagiewniki
- Visit the Archdiocese Museum in Krakow
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What You Can Expect
Next, make a stop at the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in Lagiewniki, located south of Krakow's historic Old Town. The sanctuary has become a popular place of pilgrimage to witness to the relics of St. Faustyna Kowalska, who John Paul II canonized as the first saint of the Third Millennium. Explore the beautiful modern basilica consecrated by the pope in 2002, as your guide provides historical commentary and anecdotes.
Afterward, head to the Archdiocese Museum. See the home of John Paul II, known then as Karol Wojtyla, where he lived while working as a theology lecturer.
Finally, visit John Paul’s last residence before departing for the Vatican, the Archbishop's Palace. There, take a look at the famed papal window, where large crowds stood in prayer and lit candles during his final days.
Your 5-hour tour will conclude with drop-off back in central Krakow.
Kinga was a fantastic guide - very knowledgeable and passionate.
Great trip out of town to the sleepier Wadowice. Was a wonderful experience for a non-Catholic. I was filled with a new understanding and respect for the great man himself after the museum tour. Managed to even try the lovely papal cream cake while waiting for our museum tour to start. Our guide was friendly and chatty, giving us a deeper understanding of daily Polish life. Clean comfortable car for our small group of four.
I took this tour twice in 2015, and absolutely loved the experience.
For those of you who love this man, you have to go here. The town is called Wadowice, and you'll see the inside of the church where he was baptized plus the museum containing many things Karol Wojtyla, including many of his personal effects.
If you pay attention to the guide's words and intentions, you'll walk out of the museum absolutely inspired after an hour.
The gun used in the assassination attempt is on display. It was tastefully put under heavy glass in the floor near the exit.
I give this museum an A rating, because the design of the museum is phenomenal, right down to the sheer panels representing the Holy Spirit.
My guide and I skipped driving to the Sanctuary on the way back to Krakow, because that's where I was stuck in the elevator with tourists last February.
Excellent tour - guides were just great.
Wonderful trip taking us through the whole life of John Paul. Terrific guide and lots of photographs, memorabilia and information. It's a must-do!
a very touching and uplifting experience being able to have an in depth understanding of this former pontiff. The guide patiently brought us through the 3 churches explaining the significance of each and every artefact. Most poignant of the 3 church is the one at Wadowice where we literally walk through Pope John Paul II life. A must go for visitors regardless of religion to see how humble life bring out great people.
Highly recommend this! I was the only one in the tour and my guide is amazing! Not only does he know the history of Poland in details, but also has a great love for 1970s music in Poland - which is amazing by the way :)
This tour was amazing our tour guide chriistopher was very helpful and really knolagable and helpful
Excellent tour and guide was really great full on information and most helpful
A very informative and enjoyable tour. The number of people on the tour wasn't too big so we enjoyed it alot better than other tours who had too many people on them. Would definitely recommend this tour.