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Krakow: Sightseeing Cruise on the Vistula River

1. Krakow: Sightseeing Cruise on the Vistula River

Explore Krakow from the Vistula River — the Queen of Polish Rivers — on a sightseeing cruise. Sail past landmarks such as Kościuszko Mound, Wawel Castle, Church on the Rock, and the Monastery of the Norbertan Sisters while hearing about the city's legends from your guide. The heated deck and comfortable leather sofas of the modern boat will make you feel at home even on cold days. On warmer days, you're invited to the observation deck to enjoy the beautiful views while spending time outdoors. Listen to the history of Krakow from the boat's modern overhead sound system in Polish and English. Take in all the major the sights of the city, such as Skałka Church, Royal Wawel Castle, the former House of Pope John Paul II, Norbertine Monastery, Kościuszko Mound, Cricoteka, and The 6 Bridges.

From Krakow: John Paul II Route Tour

2. From Krakow: John Paul II Route Tour

Get picked up in the morning and head to Wadowice, the city where John Paul II was born and raised. Visit the location where, in the place of his former residence, a museum was opened in his memory. His timeless message has been delivered to people around the world and exhibits his incredible wisdom and understanding of contemporary problems, which makes this place a popular destination for many Catholics. Of course, also while in Wadowice, don't miss the famous papal fondant. The next stop is Kalwaria Zebrzydowska Sanctuary and Park, which can be found on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. It is regarded as the Polish Calvary Hill. The final stop is in Krakow at Divine Mercy Sanctuary, a location near and dear to the Pope’s heart, as the remains of Saint Faustina Kowalska rest there. After the tour, get dropped off at your hotel in Krakow in the afternoon.

Wadowice: John Paul II Hometown

3. 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.

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.

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What people are saying about Wadowice

Meet and greet was excellent and the river cruise itself was very informative and the captain was very friendly

I recommend. A cruise on the Vistula in the evening is an unforgettable experience

Meeting Point a Bit difficult to find, Bit all together very cool experience

Lovely boat ride with lovely guide. Very knowledgeable.

Relaxing cruise while learning some interesting facts.