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  1. Poland
  2. Lesser Poland
  3. Krakow
  4. Nowa Huta

Krakow: Full-Day Divine Mercy & Nowa Huta District

Product ID: 105188
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A full-day tour combining spiritual Catholic and historical heritage places. Visit the Divine Mercy Shrine, Communist district and then a beautiful 800-year-old basilica. Have a traditional Polish dinner and finish with a classical concert.
About this activity
Duration 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Pick-up service

Pick-up is from your hotel (if your hotel is not centrally located in Krakow, there might be an extra charge).
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Divine Mercy Shrine and St. Faustina’s Tomb
  • Celebrate Holy Mass in the Divine Mercy Sanctuary and 3 O'Clock Chaplet
  • Visit historical Nowa Huta district and Arka Pana Church
  • Admire a classical music concert in the evening
Full description
Enjoy a pick-up from your hotel to Divine Mercy Shrine, celebrating Mass there. The sanctuary houses the miraculous image of Merciful Jesus and the relics of Sister Faustina. John Paul II was said to be the driving force behind the worship of the Lord's Mercy within its center, the Lagiewniki Sanctuary by the worldwide Catholic movement.

Leave after lunch for Nowa Huta. You will be taken for a drive around in this ex-Socialist quarter of Krakow.  After Poland was liberated and occupied by the Soviet Union the communists built the largest European steel mill called Nowa Huta (New Steel Mill) from 1949 to 1955. The new district was built around Plac Centralny (Central Square) and Aleja Róż (Alley of Roses). Visit the Lord’s Ark Church - built between 1967 and 1977, Nowa Huta’s first house of worship, pieced together brick by brick by volunteer workers with no assistance from the communist authorities. The complete opposite of what Nowa Huta was meant to stand for, the Lord's Ark (Arka Pana) is a remarkable building and a true symbol of the Polish belief in Catholicism.

Later, visit the splendid Holy Cross Basilica and the adjoining Cistercian cloister, which dates way, way back to 1266. This is the Cistercian Monastery and famous for its morbidly miraculous cross. It is also recognized as among the most important religious buildings in Małopolska. At about 18:00, have traditional Polish cuisine for your selective palate while looking at traditional wooden architecture. A Polish highlander experience. Enjoy a beautiful classical music concert (1-hour) in a 400-year-old church at 20:00. Have traditional Polish cuisine for your selective palate while looking at the traditional wooden architecture. After the concert, you will be taken back to your hotel.  

Includes
  • All transport in a high quality private air-conditioned car/ minivan
  • Professional English-speaking driver
  • Driver/ guide
  • A Collection of Polish Traditional Dishes
  • Classical music concert tickets
  • All entrance fees and local taxes mentioned above
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Drinks with dinner
  • Gratuities to driver
  • Mass offering

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Please make known if you are allergic to any foods or if you are vegetarian. If your hotel is not centrally located in Krakow, there might be extra charges
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DLI Travel

Product ID: 105188