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.
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.
Well versed tour guide..friendly and informative..enjoyed every minute of our private tour..
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
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.
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.
Great, muy bueno, the tour guide a young boy, spoke English and Spanish. Going to his church, his footsteps very nice.
Mario S Malta
A very good tour exploring Pope John Paul II's life and career taking you from his birthplace in Wadowice to his years as Bishop of Krakow, with also a visit to the Shrine of Divine Mercy.
a memorable interesting and fascinating insight into the life of Pope John Paul the guide was first class you are following in the footsteps and get a clear insight into the life of Polands Pope a great trip not to be missed
George X Malta
As Catholics and from Malta where Pope John 2 came twice, this tour was a must for us. The chapel of the Divine Mercy was also a place of great serenity where we prayed.
Thanks to a wonderful guide.
Excelente visita, recorrido y explicación. Nos quedamos con ganas de estar mas tiempo en cada lugar.
I learned so much on this tour- but there is a LOT crammed into it and no time at all to eat lunch! Dining in Poland is a laid-back affair, and thirty or so minutes to eat a decent meal is not nearly enough time. We only had time for a quick piece of cake- by the end of the day we were famished.
The tour was very good, I enjoyed it mostly because I love John Paul II, the tour guide was very nice and friendly, its a nice tour, I recommend it.
Excellent tour, very imformative and the trip to St.Faustina's chapel was a great bonus.
As I was the only one on the tour I had a private car with a wonderful guide, Annette,on a wonderful introduction to Poland and John Paul.
Sheila H Ireland
Much less to do on tour than seem to be described, thought it was ful tour but finished at 2.00pm guide ecxcellent, but guide in museum very difficult to understand
ONE SHOULD GO ONLY IF DEVOTED TO MEMORY OF POPE JOHN PAUL II....NOT A GREAT RIDE TO THE SITE..