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In the Footsteps of Pope John Paul II

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    • Adults (4+)
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  • Minimum number of travellers for this product is 2.
    • 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
    • An expert guide will tell you of all the Pope’s interesting life stories
    • 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’
    • Includes entrance to the Archdiocese Museum where you can see the flat where the Pope lived while working as a lecturer of theology
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Wednesday & Saturday


    6 hours 30 minutes approx.

    Start Time


    Meeting Point

    From selected centrally located Krakow hotels as listed under “Itinerary”. (Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these 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

  • Overview & Itinerary
    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.


    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.

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  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    • Hotel pick-up and drop off
    • English/Spanish/Italian speaking guide
    • Transfers by coach
    • Entrance fee to the Archdiocese Museum
  • Please note & Additional info
    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

      As I wasn't there for fun, I have given it a low rating on that score. This was a real pilgrimage for me. The guided tour in the museum of St. John Paul II in Wadowice was wonderful, ...

      SUSAN KOTNIK, Canada, 23/Aug/2015
    • fabulous experience

      There were only 5 of us on this tour so we were taken by private car.The guide was marvellous and even took us to places not included in the itinerary.

      mr john hand, United Kingdom, 02/Jul/2014
    • Excellent


      Mrs Margaret m Beavis, United Kingdom, 12/Apr/2014


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