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From Krakow: In the Footsteps of John Paul II

1. From Krakow: In the Footsteps of John Paul II

Your tour begins with a visit to Łagiewniki, 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, 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. On the way to Wadowice, "the place where it all began", you will visit the Sanctuary in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, included on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1999. 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. Finally, visit the Archbishop's Palace which was Wojtyła's last residence before leaving for the Vatican in 1978. There one can see the famous "papal window", where John Paul II used to show up to chat and chant with the youth of Kraków during all his visits and where thousands of people lit candles and prayed during his last days.

From Krakow: Kalwaria Zebrzydowska & Wadowice pilgrim tour

2. From Krakow: Kalwaria Zebrzydowska & Wadowice pilgrim tour

Visit sites of important religious and historical value for Poland on a full-day trip from Krakow. Your first stop is in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is the monastery complex of the Bernardines Franciscans. It is an exceptional cultural monument located in natural scenery that has attracted thousands of pilgrims from the very beginning. Walk through the monastery complex with the early baroque church and dozens of chapels spread around in a beautiful countryside scenery. Then continue on to Wadowice, situated on the Skawa River at the confluence of the Vistula, in the eastern part of Silesian Foothills (Pogórze Śląskie). It is best known for being the birthplace of Pope John Paul II, and is home to a basilica from the 15th century. At the end of your tour, transfer back to Krakow.

From Krakow: John Paul II Life and Legacy Day Trip

3. From Krakow: John Paul II Life and Legacy Day Trip

Discover the journey of John Paul II who was the head of the catholic church from 1978 until his death in 2005. Find out more about his life at his family home and the John Paul II Center in Krakow. Stop at the Divine Mercy Sanctuary which was dedicated to St. Faustina Kowalska. Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Krakow. Relax in the comfortable air-conditioned car or minivan on the drive to Wadowice. Head to the Family House of Karol Wojtyla which is where John Paul II was raised. Tour the museum with the help of your audio guide. Have some time to explore the central square of the city and see the church where the future pope was baptized. Travel to the Roman Catholic center dedicated to the life and work of Pope John Paul II in Krakow. Uncover how John Paul II promoted spirituality, culture, and traditions, scientific advancement, and educational activities. Hear about how he granted assistance to those in need. See a relic from John Paul II in the form of an ampule with blood in the chapel. Continue to the sacred Divine Mercy Sanctuary complex that is connected with the life of Saint Sister Faustina who is laid to rest there. Return to your accommodation in Krakow.

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What people are saying about Wadowice

A great place to visit.

Tour leader was well versed with the places that we visited. Group only consisted of seven persons. As such personal attention was given. Tour was well organised and ample time was given to visit both the monastery and the place of birth of Pope John Paul and the cathedral. Some time was also given to visit the square in front of the Cathedral. Great excursion

excellent tour

I really liked the experience since your service has been excellent. Even though I was traveling alone and the minimum for the tour was 2 people, they did it anyway! I have been very satisfied, the guide spoke very good English and explained very interesting details.

Everything was perfect!!!! our guide was the most amazing on the world!!!! He was so kind with us! and besides that he gave us a lot of information on this tour. We are so excited to have taken this tour.

Highly recommended

If possible ask for Andrew who is very knoledgable, interesting and friendly. He even gave us gifts!

Fantastic Tour, Andrew our driver/guide was excellent, full with information. Highly recommended