Day trip

Wadowice and Kalwaria: John Paul II Route

4.8 / 5

5 reviews

Activity provider: LegendaryKrakow
Day trip

Wadowice and Kalwaria: John Paul II Route

Activity provider: LegendaryKrakow

From US$ 104.97 per person

On this tour, follow the early life of Pope John Paul II. The tour includes a visit to the family home of John Paul II, the Basilica of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Wadowice and Kalwaria Zebrzydowska a complex of 42 Chapels and Churches.

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Duration 6 hours
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  • Explore the family home of John Paul II
  • Learn about the life of Karol Wojtyła ( John Paul II )
  • Visit Kalwaria, a city listed on the UNESCO Heritage List
Full description
Wadowice is a small city situated 50 kilometers from Krakow. Here Karol Wojtyła, the future Pope John Paul II was born. The tour includes a visit to the Family Home of John Paul II, now a museum which provides exhibits of the future Pope's domestic life. The next place you will visit is the Basilica of the Offering of the Blessed Virgin Mary- an ornate Church where Karol Wojtyła was baptized and confirmed.  Finally head to Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, a pilgrimage town founded in 1601 and best known for the Bernardine (Grey Friar) Monastery and its complex of 42 Chapels and Churches. Oficially called the Cultural & Landscape Complex of Monastery and Pilgrimage Park of the Bernardine Fathers, this amazing place was added to the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List in 1999. Be sure to visit the 17th century Baroque Church famous for its miraculous painting of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Kalwaria (Polish for Calvary).
  • Professional and licenced service
  • Transport during the tour
  • Admission and guided tour in Home of JP II
  • English-speaking driver and tour leader
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Small gift (cottage cheese)
  • Water
  • Food or drinks (other than water)

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Short skirts
  • Intoxication

Know before you go

  • 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
  • If your child is less than 150cm tall, please inform the supplier so that a child seat can be arranged
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4.8 /5

based on 5 reviews

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Point by point review. Professional and licenced service - Good overall. Transport during the tour - Good and comfortable. Admission and guided tour in Home of JP II - Tickets included but not with guided tour. We were asked to pay extra for an English tour (audio tour). We did not opt for it as most of the presentations had English which could be read. English-speaking driver and tour leader - Good. Transport by air-conditioned minivan - Good. Transport by private vehicle - Was provided. Hotel pick-up and drop off - Was provided. Small gift (cottage cheese) - Not provided. Water - NOT PROVIDED. Food or drinks (other than water) - This is fine. You can opt for it. It was a relaxed trip and the driver did not rush us. Also, we were a group of 7 so 150 PLN per person for the travel and museum entry was decent I think. I still feel the price could be better.

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August 6, 2022

A must for those seeking the trail of our Holy Father. An experience full of joy and faith, especially when faced with such adversity at a young age. St John Paul II persevered and his devotion to Mary was his strength. Totus Tuus. Michael provided great guidance along the way, very pleased with this tour.

July 15, 2022

Wonderful guide and amazing experience

June 27, 2022

Product ID: 159782