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Tour to Wadowice: Hometown of Pope Saint John Paul II

1. Tour to Wadowice: Hometown of Pope Saint John Paul II

Wadowice is the hometown of the Polish Pope John Paul II. Wadowice is a city in southern Poland, 50km southwest of Kraków. Now you can visit the family house of the Polish Pope which has been turned into a museum. Explore the family home of John Paull II and go back in time and see how the Polish pope lived. In the family house you will learn more about his family and close friends.  Taste the famous Wadowice cake called "kremówka". See the beautiful basilica in Wadowice and also go for a walk to the beautiful main square of Wadowice.  On the way back to Krakow you will see sanctuary of John Paul II in Krakow and also the sanctuary of Sister Faustyna and The Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, before being dropped off again at your accommodation.

The Footsteps of John Paul II & Divine Mercy Private Tour

2. The Footsteps of John Paul II & Divine Mercy Private Tour

Follow the footsteps of Pope John Paul II and visit the nearest places to his heart in Krakow and its surroundings. The excursion contains three main points: • The Family House of Karol Wojtyła in Wadowice Visit the first home of future Pope, the place where everything began. See where he was born and spent his childhood on a audio-guided tour with a professional guide. Explore the museum, which is about 1,200 square meters on four floors and see sights such as animations, multimedia shows, and authentic things belonging to Karol Wojtyla and his family. After visiting the museum, spend some free time on the Market Square in Wadowice. Try tasting the fondant - the Pope's favorite sweet snack in his favorite confectionery. • Sanctuary in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, basilica, and monastery on the John Paul II trail. See the now UNESCO World Heritage sight which was particularly close to the heart of John Paul II, combining the cult of Jesus Christ Suffering and Our Lady.  • Sanctuary of the Divine Mercy in Łagiewniki, Kraków Visit the sacred complex associated with the life and activity of the Sister Faustyna Kowalska. A place of pilgrimage connected with the presence of the image of Merciful Jesus and the grave of Sister Faustyna Kowalska.  

From Krakow: Kalwaria Zebrzydowska & Wadowice pilgrim tour

3. 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.

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What people are saying about Wadowice

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Very good driving. The house of dad Giovanni paolo2 beautiful museum. Then there are 3 sanctuaries to see, the most interesting being the sanctuary of the Faustine nun and the new sanctuary dedicated to Giovanni paolo2. Let's say that in a short time there are many things to see. Then the shrines are unguided. Overall a wonderful experience even for those who are not great practitioners

Everything perfect with Piotr

Exciting tour, to do for those who loved Pope Wojtyla and want to know more about his life. Our escort Piotr (Pietro) Gola was fantastic! Very punctual, friendly and company, she answered all our curious questions about life in Poland and its traditions. We recommend the tour and above all we recommend Piotr !!!!

Suggestive and out of the ordinary experience, I'm really happy I did it! My friends agree too (we were a group of 7 people). Our driver (his name is Dalek) was very kind and thorough in giving us many explanations about the various places visited, we were really lucky!

Great experience, worth it!

Immersing in the life of Pope John Paul II, seeing his birth place, the actual room where he lived and rested, the town were he spent his first 18 years of his life was a wonderful experience. It was very moving and touching.

Impressive, Impressive, Impressive

Loved the fact that we could actually tour his private residence where he grew up and the church he attended as a boy.