In the Footsteps of John Paul II from Krakow

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  • Location: Krakow, Poland
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2145JP
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.
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,

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Tour departs from Central Krakow. Hotel pick-up available from selected Krakow hotels:

Chopin, Andels, Wyspianski, Sheraton, Conrad, Express by Holiday Inn, Novotel Bronowice, Plac Mattejki, Radisson, Qubus, Ester, Royal, Novotel Centrum/Ibis, Ruczaj, Sypozjum, Park Inn, Hilton, Batory, Holiday Inn, Logos.
Departure Time:
5 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Tour concludes at the Archdiocese Museum, Kanonicza Street

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In the Footsteps of John Paul II from Krakow

In the Footsteps of John Paul II from Krakow

  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entrance ticket to the Archdiocese Museum
  • Hotel pickup
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel drop off
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Reviewed by: Patricia, 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.

Reviewed by: Aleksandra P, September 2015

Excellent tour - guides were just great.

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Tour code: 2145JP