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  • Location: Krakow, Poland
  • Duration:  5 hours (approx.)
While in Poland don't miss your chance to visit Wadowice - childhood home of John Paul ll. Travel through the stunning Beskidy mountain range, pay homage to the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy and visit the Archbishop's Palace on this intriguing tour from Krakow.

Highlights

  • 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

In the Footsteps of John Paul II from Krakow

In the Footsteps of John Paul II from Krakow

Travel from Krakow and through the Beskidy mountain range with a visit to Wadowice, childhood hometown of John Paul ll, previously the Krakow archbishop Karol Wojtyla. You will see the house where the he was born, pass the parish church, where he was baptised, and places of interest that had an effect on him during his childhood and adolescence years.

Before you return to Krakow you will stop at the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in Lagiewniki. The sanctuary is situated some four kilometers south of Krawkow's central Old Town historic district and is a developing place of pilgrimage that you can pay homage to the holly relics of St. Faustyna Kowalska, who was canonized as the first saint of the Third Millennium by John Paul II, and admire the impressive modern basilica consecrated by the Pope in 2002.

Then travel to the foot of the Royal Castle to visit the Archdiocese Museum located in the most picturesque street of Krakow. In the museum you can see the flat where Karol Wojtyla lived while working as a lecturer of theology.

Finally, visit the Archbishop's Palace which is Wojtyla's last residence before leaving for the Vatican in 1978. See the famous "papal window", where thousands of people lit candles and prayed during his last days. Tour ends with drop off at Krakow city center,

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

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 :)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing our tour guide chriistopher was very helpful and really knolagable and helpful

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Excellent tour and guide was really great full on information and most helpful

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Well versed tour guide..friendly and informative..enjoyed every minute of our private tour..

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

An excellant tour with a very informative guide, Bruno. He could not have been more helpful and understanding. We had plenty of time at each site and answered all our questions. An excellant tour and very highly recommended

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

We had a wonderful experience. Our guide was most accommodating. He was kind and courteous. His knowledge of the places we visited on the tour and indeed Poland in general was absolutely amazing. Nothing was a problem to him. We thoroughly enjoyed our day. Thank you.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

The guide was amazing. He really looked after us by explaining everything clearly and providing very personal service. The tour group was small, only 4 of us, and we were really looked after. He did not rush us through places but went out of his way to make sure that we had time to see places we visited.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2012

Great, muy bueno, the tour guide a young boy, spoke English and Spanish. Going to his church, his footsteps very nice.

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