Day trip

From Krakow: In the Footsteps of John Paul II

Activity provider: INTERCRAC Ltd.

From Krakow: In the Footsteps of John Paul II

Activity provider: INTERCRAC Ltd.

From US$ 96.94 per person

The tour gives you a chance to follow in the footsteps of the man who was to become one of the greatest Popes and human beings in history.

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Duration 6.5 hours
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  • Follow in the footsteps of John Paul II
  • Visit Wadowice, the pope's childhood home
  • Visit the Sanctuary in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, included on the UNESCO World Heritage List
  • Stop at the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in Lagiewniki
Full description
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.
  • Transport service (air-conditioned vehicle)
  • Guide-driver
  • Tour of the museum in Wadowice (audioguide)
  • Entrance ticket to the museum in Wadowice
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Optional gratuity
  • food and drinks, unless specified

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Important information

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  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes.
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions, so please dress appropriately. A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.
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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

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October 24, 2017

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.

January 9, 2020

Delightful tour with excellent guide. Loved it.

November 6, 2018

Product ID: 1823