Wadowice Educational activities

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From Krakow: Wadowice & Sanctuary of Divine Mercy Tour

1. From Krakow: Wadowice & Sanctuary of Divine Mercy Tour

Start your tour with pick-up from your hotel, hostel or apartment. After a 40-minute drive, arrive at the main square of Wadowice. Before you visit the Museum of John Paul II, see the front of the parish church of Karol Wojtyla, where little Karol was baptized, and the high school he attended. Visit the museum for around 90 minutes, before a coffee break to taste the famous papal cream cakes known as kremowka. On your arrival to Lagiewniki, begin your sightseeing of the Divine Mercy Sanctuary and JP2 complex, together with the chapel of miraculous painting of Merciful Jesus. Throughout your visit, rely on guidance and assistance by one of the nuns who serves in the Divine Mercy Monastery. Before heading back to Krakow, have lunch in one of the local restaurants.

Private Trip to Wadowice: Home Town of John Paul II

2. Private Trip to Wadowice: Home Town of John Paul II

Pope John Paul II, one of the most significant men in Poland’s history, was born in the small, charming town of Wadowice. Enjoy a 5-hour trip to this modest place where he spent his childhood. This is a trip worth taking not only for those who loved John Paul II, but for anyone who would like to know more about the background of Karol Wojtyla. You’ll discover the story of an average, shy boy who became the head of the Vatican and led Catholics worldwide. During the tour, conducted by a professional guide, you’ll see the church where he was baptized, his family house, and a museum devoted to his life. You’ll also see many other places important both in his life and in the history of Poland during the difficult years of the Communist regime.

Wadowice, Kalwaria and Lagiewniki: John Paul II Tour

3. Wadowice, Kalwaria and Lagiewniki: John Paul II Tour

Discover the life of Karol Wojtyła, the future Pope John Paul II, who was born in the small city of Wadowice. Begin your tour at his family home in Wadowice where you'll explore exhibits of the future Pope's early life. Then see the Basilica of the Offering of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the ornate church where Karol Wojtyła was baptized and confirmed. Next explore Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, a pilgrimage town founded in 1601 best-known for the Bernardine (Grey Friar) Monastery and its complex of 42 chapels and churches. This amazing place was added to the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List in 1999. Admire the 17th-century Baroque church famous for its miraculous painting of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Kalwaria (Calvary). Then continue on to the Łagiewniki district of Krakow where you will find the Shrine of The Divine Mercy. Every year millions of pilgrims from all over the world seeking graces. See the vast sanctuary, the Congregation of the Sisters of God's Mother of Mercy, the main church, and an array of chapels. You will also see the statue of Our Lady of Mercy, statues of St. Stanisław Kostka and St. Mary Magdalene, a picture of St. Joseph with the Child, and a coffin with relics of St. Sister Faustina. You can enjoy a panoramic view of the city from the viewing tower.

Krakow: Follow the Footsteps of John Paul II

4. 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.

Wadowice: John Paul II Hometown

5. 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.

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What people are saying about Wadowice

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 22 reviews

Very good the driver very good person spoke English we understood each other well I think and he told me many things that I did not know very good tour the house of Pope Saint John Paul II magnificent do not miss it, very attentive to the driver also Very Nice driver very Good good that Someone you Show You There from Really matter Things to see

A fantastic full day out. My guide, Gregory, was a pure gentleman who parted with a lot of knowledge throughout the course of our day. I highly recommend this day out and thank Gregory for making the day special through his hospitality and kindness.

The tour was very pleasant, our guide Damian has been very kind and cordial, he made us feel very good, he speaks very good English. I highly recommend him for his knowledge of the place .... 100% recommended

Our guide Gregory was a wonderful guide,so knowledgeable and so helpful and will definitely use your company again

Gregory was very helpful and insightful. He gave us time to pray and go through the churches