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  • Location:Krakow, Poland
  • Duration:5 hours (approx.)

In the Footsteps of John Paul II from Krakow

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.


  • 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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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 November 2015

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent tour - guides were just great.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

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!

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

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