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From Krakow: Jasna Góra Monastery & Home of John Paul II

1. From Krakow: Jasna Góra Monastery & Home of John Paul II

Begin your tour with pickup at your hotel in Kraków, then travel in an air-conditioned van for approximately 1 hour to Wadowice, the hometown of Pope John Paul II. Upon arrival, have a short break before going to the parish church on Main Market Square where the future pope was baptized. Marvel at numerous chapels, holy paintings, and the famous baptismal font as you learn about the humble beginnings of one of the greatest Poles in history.  Then, make your way inside the Family Home of John Paul II and take a tour with an accredited guide available in various languages. Spend at least 1 hour and 20 minutes in the museum. Later, visit the secondary school that Karol Wojtyła, as the pope was then known, attended. Take a nice picture of the monument of the young pope. On the second half of the tour, head to the Jasna Góra Monastery in the town of Częstochowa, about 130 kilometers (around 80 miles) away from Kraków in southern Poland. Once there, explore a famous Polish shrine to Our Lady of Częstochowa, which constitutes one of Poland’s most visited pilgrimage sites.  Take a guided tour of the monastery with one of the Pauline monks who will show you the treasury filled with priceless gifts and accompany you to the chapel in the shrine. Finally, marvel at the miraculous painting of the Black Madonna and have a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience. The tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel in Kraków.

Wadowice: John Paul II Hometown

2. Wadowice: John Paul II Hometown

Karol Wojtyla is one of the most significant people in the history of the modern world. You may know him by another name, Pope John Paul II. He was born in this small charming town called Wadowice. This is a beautiful town where Karol Wojtyla spent his childhood years. Discover this story of a shy boy who became the head of the Vatican. Book this tour to Wadowice, where you will have the chance to visit John Paul II’s home and learn more about him during the guided tour. After the tour, you will be taken for a short break to try the famous Kremówki, the pope’s favorite cream pie. After that you can choose to visit Kalwaria, the beautiful main market square and beautiful churches, or go to Łagiewniki and visit the Divine Mercy Sanctuary.

Kraków: Life of Pope John Paul II Day Trip to Wadowice

3. Kraków: Life of Pope John Paul II Day Trip to Wadowice

Depart from Krakow on a tour of the life of Pope John Paul II. Walk in the Pope’s footsteps as you stop by significant locations from his childhood. View the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Sanktuarium Pasyjno-Maryjne and the Divine Mercy Sanctuary. Visit Wadowice, the hometown of Pope John Paul II. See places that were important to him during his childhood, like the house where he was born and the parish church where he was baptized. Stop at the Sanktuarium Pasyjno-Maryjne, visited by the Pope when he was younger. Admire the park and rows of trees that surround the religious site. Upon arrival back in Krakow, make a visit to the Łagiewniki district to see the Divine Mercy Sanctuary. After soaking up the serenity of the sanctuary, enter into the John Paul II Center, where you will find several relics of the Pope, including a vial of his blood.

In the Footsteps of John Paul II from Krakow

4. In the Footsteps of John Paul II from Krakow

Discover the places where faith, trust in God and love for neighbor were born in the young man Karol Wojtyla. Explore the three most meaningful places beloved by John Paul II. In Wadowice, the Pope's hometown, see the places dearest to Karol Wojtyła during his childhood and adolescence, including the parish church where he was baptized and the house where he was born, which is now a museum. Admire Kalwaria Zebrzydowska with its splendid Monastery and Church, which JPII asked us to visit “during his life and after his death”. Visit Krakow's Łagiewniki, connected with the cult of the Divine Mercy, the grave of St. Faustina Kowalska and St. John Paul II. Find the Divine Mercy Sanctuary and the “Have No Fear!” John Paul II Center, a center in Kraków dedicated to the life and work of Pope John Paul II, which also houses his relic, a glass capsule of his blood.

From Krakow: John Paul II Tour

5. From Krakow: John Paul II Tour

On this tour from Krakow, visit the places significant and beloved by John Paul II. In Wadowice, the pope's hometown, see the places dearest to Karol Wojtyła during his childhood and adolescence, including the parish church where he was baptized and the house where he was born, which is now a museum. Visit Kalwaria Zebrzydowska with its splendid monastery and church and discover why this place was so important to John Paul II. Go to Krakow's Łagiewniki, the grave of St. Faustina Kowalska, and St. John Paul II. Here you can find the Divine Mercy Sanctuary and the “Have No Fear!” John Paul II Center, a center in Kraków dedicated to the life and work of Pope John Paul II.

Krakow: Follow the Footsteps of John Paul II

6. Krakow: Follow the Footsteps of John Paul II

There are many places worldwide which were beloved by John Paul II. But amongst them there are three which can unquestionably be considered the most meaningful. In Wadowice, the Pope's hometown, you will see the places dearest to Karol Wojtyła during his childhood and adolescence, including the parish church where he was baptized and the house where he was born, which is now a museum. We will also visit Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, with its splendid monastery and church, which JPII asked us to explore “during his life and after his death”. Then, we will continue to Krakow's Łagiewniki neighborhood, which is connected with the cult of the Divine Mercy, the grave of St. Faustina Kowalska and St. John Paul II. Here you can find the Divine Mercy Sanctuary and the ‘Have No Fear!’ John Paul II Center, dedicated to the his life and work, which also houses a glass capsule of his blood and relic.

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What people are saying about Wadowice

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 13 reviews

We had a great tour. Our drive Pavel (Paul) was very passionate and knowledgeable. He drove us very safely to both places and told us many interesting fatcs. On site we learned a lot from father Leon. We are Christians and for us whole experience was unforgettable and we would recommend the sanctuary to everyone looking for ultimate meaning. Very grateful !

Excellent service from our guide Paul, it was a great experience to visit these places, we also tried the favorite dessert of Pope John Paul II. The Jasna Gora monastery was an impressive moment of faith. Paul picked us up and dropped us off at our hotel again, very punctual.