1. Poland
  2. Lesser Poland
  3. Krakow
  4. Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau

Catholic Private Tour: Auschwitz & Wadowice Saint John-Paul

Product ID: 175353
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Take a full-day tour combining sites involved in the life of Karol Wojtyla and Pope John Paul II, and take a visit to Auschwitz Concentration Camp.
About this activity
Duration 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Driver
English
Wheelchair accessible

Pick-up service

Hotels in central Krakow.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See Kalwaria Zebrzydowska and its Sanctuary
  • Visit the childhood hometown of John Paul II and his house
  • Savor a traditional Polish dinner and the Pope’s Cake
  • Take in the old concentration camp, Auschwitz
Full description
After hotel pick-up at around 8:30 AM, head to Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, a Benedictine Monastery close to Wadowice. Find out how it figured in the spiritual life of John Paul II, workplace of his grandfather and great-grandfather. Reminiscent of the Via Dolorosa, the way of Christ to Calvary, the Stations of the Cross in Kalwaria extend for more than five miles.

After visiting the Marian Shrine in Kalwaria, move on to Wadowice. Visit the Holy Father John Paul II's family home, a historic house museum since 1984. Today, it preserves its original structure and houses a collection of objects that belonged to the Wojtyła family. The museum also commemorates Wojtyła’s life and his work in Poland until he left Kraków for the Vatican in 1978.

Afterwards, sit down for a late lunch at the traditional mealtime in Poland. Enjoy your meal in a beautiful restaurant in Wadowice, famous for Polish weddings. Savor 3 courses before you try delicious traditional Pope’s Cake.

Finally, visit Oswiecim, and explore Auschwitz Concentration Camp with a professional English-speaking guide. Between 7:00 PM and 8:00 PM, you will be taken back to your hotel in Krakow.
Includes
  • All transport in an air-conditioned private minivan or bus
  • English-speaking guide
  • All entrance fees
  • Local taxes
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Mass offerings
  • Additional expenses

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Important information
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• Please advise of any dietary requirements during booking