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In the Footsteps of Pope John Paul II

  • When does it run?

    January to February: 
    Wednesday & Saturday at 8:35am in English and Italian
    Wednesday & Saturday at 12:45pm in Spanish

    March to December:
    Wednesday and Saturday at 8:10am in English and Italian
    Wednesday and Saturday at 12:45pm in Spanish

  • Start time
    08:35am
  • Duration
    6 hours 30 minutes approx.
Inclusions
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • English/Spanish/Italian speaking guide
  • Transfers by coach
  • Entrance fee to the Archdiocese Museum
Guests
  • Adult (4+)
  • Infant (0-3)

Key Highlights

  • Take a trip to Wadowice – the beloved home town of Pope John Paul II - and see all the places that were important to him in Krakow
  • Includes entrance to the Archdiocese Museum where you can see the flat where the Pope lived while working as a lecturer of theology
  • See all the cherished places of Pope John Paul II, including the Sanctuary of the Divine Mercy and the Archbishops Palace with its famous ‘papal window’
  • An expert guide will tell you of all the Pope’s interesting life stories

Overview

On this guided sightseeing tour, walk in the footsteps of Karol Wojtyla, Pope John Paul II. The towns of Krakow and Wadowice are full of interesting life-stories about the Pope, learn more about this Nobel Peace Prize winning man and his beloved town on this tour.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    January to February: 
    Wednesday & Saturday at 8:35am in English and Italian
    Wednesday & Saturday at 12:45pm in Spanish

    March to December:
    Wednesday and Saturday at 8:10am in English and Italian
    Wednesday and Saturday at 12:45pm in Spanish

  • Duration

    6 hours 30 minutes approx.

  • Start time

    08:35am

  • Meeting Point

    Good news! You can get picked up from selected hotels, just give us the details at the time of booking. Don’t worry if you have not booked your hotel yet, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details.
    Alternatively, make your way to Central stop – the bus park at 7 Powisle Street, situated on the opposite side of the Sheraton Grand Hotel

  • Ending Point

    Your hotel in Central Krakow

Itinerary

  • You will be picked up from centrally located hotel by your English-speaking guide on a coach. The tour begins with a visit to Wadowice, "the place where it all began" as the Pope referred to his hometown in 1999 during his visit here.

    Visit the parish church where the Pope was born. Admire the peaks of the Popes beloved Beskidy Mountain Range where he used to hike on your journey to and from Wadowice.

    On your return journey to Krakow, stop at the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in Lagiewniki. In this developing place of pilgrimage you can pay homage to the holly relics of St. Faustyna Kowalska, who was canonised as the first saint of the Third Millennium by John Paul II, and admire the impressive modern basilica consecrated by the Pope in 2002.

    Travel to the foot of the Royal Castle to visit the Archdiocese Museum where you can see the flat where Karol Wojtyla (the Pope) lived while working as a lecturer of theology.

    Visit the Archbishop's Palace which was Wojtyla's last residence before leaving for the Vatican in 1978. There you can see the famous "papal window", where John Paul II used to show up to chat and chant with the youth of Krakow during all his visits and where thousands of people lit candles and prayed during his last days.

    You will be dropped back to your original point of pick-up.

    Note: Pick up schedule from various locations in the city centre. Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If your hotel is not mentioned in attachment we will advise you on the most convenient pick up point when your tour is confirmed.


Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • English/Spanish/Italian speaking guide
  • Transfers by coach
  • Entrance fee to the Archdiocese Museum

Useful downloads

Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have

Customer Reviews

  • One of the highlights of my trip to Europe
    SUSAN KOTNIK, Canada 08/23/2015
  • fabulous experience
    mr john hand, United Kingdom 07/02/2014
  • Excellent
    Mrs Margaret m Beavis, United Kingdom 04/12/2014

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