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In the Footsteps of John Paul II Half-Day Tour

by Cracow Tours Duration 6h 30m Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per traveller Price is £58

Highlights

Tour of the landmarks associated with his life & career

Guide reveals the history & life of a much-celebrated Pope

Explore the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in Lagiewniki

Wadowice—the pope's childhood home, which is now a museum

Visit the Sanctuary in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska

Highlights

Tour of the landmarks associated with his life & career

Guide reveals the history & life of a much-celebrated Pope

Explore the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in Lagiewniki

Wadowice—the pope's childhood home, which is now a museum

Visit the Sanctuary in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska

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8:35 AM, Tour in English

Duration 6h 30m No booking or credit card fees

Tour with an English speaking guide, starts between 7:35am-8:35am. If you are interested in complementary hotel pick-up, please make sure to contact the supplier at: office@cracowtours.pl, or on +48 602 49 70 64 no later than 24h prior to your tour. If your hotel is not in central Krakow, or cannot be serviced, or you do not require hotel pick-up, make your own way to the main tour departure point: the bus park at 7 Powisle Street, across from the Sheraton Grand Hotel Krakow. Check-in at this location is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

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In the Footsteps of John Paul II Half-Day Tour

Activity Location

Wadowice

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Main tour departure point: the bus park at 7 Powisle Street, across from the Sheraton Grand Hotel Krakow. Check-in at this location is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

    7 Powiśle

    Kraków 33-332


Description

Walk in the footsteps of Pope John Paul II on this tour of both Krakow and Wadowice – his childhood home in the Beskidy Mountains. Discover the churches and universities where he grew up and listen as your guide reveals how he rose through the ranks of the Catholic clergy, to become Archbishop of Krakow.

John Paul II, otherwise known as Karol Wojtyla, spent 40 years in and around Krakow and it remained a place close to his heart. Begin your tour with a visit Lagiewniki, located south of Krakow's historic Old Town. Make a stop at the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in Lagiewniki. The sanctuary has become a popular place of the first saint of the Third Millennium. Explore the beautiful modern basilica consecrated by the pope in 2002, as your guide provides historical commentary and anecdotes. Visit the “Have No Fear!” John Paul II Centre - a cenre in Lagiewniki dedicated to the life and work of Pope John Paul II, which also houses his relic: an ampoule with his blood. Next head through the Beskidy Mountains to Wadowice, the town where the Pope was born. Visit his family house and parish church dating back to the 15th century. Next, ​afterwards, head to the Sanctuary in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska included on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1999. Finally, visit John Paul's last residence before departing for the Vatican, the Archbishop's Palace. There, take a look at the famed papal window, where large crowds stood in prayer and lit candles during his final days. Your 6 1/2-hour tour will conclude with drop-off back at your original departure point.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Krakow and Wadowice

  • Admission fees

  • Roundtrip transport to and from selected central Krakow hotels

  • Live tour commentary provided by licenced guide


Exclusions

  • Meals and drinks

  • Tips are not included and are left to individual discretion.


Know Before You Book

  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place

  • If you are interested in complementary hotel pick-up, please make sure to contact the local supplier at: office@cracowtours.pl, or on +48 602 49 70 64 no later than 24h prior to your tour.

  • Roundtrip transport is available from most centrally located Krakow hotels. Please arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation. You are required to wait at the reception 5 minutes before your scheduled pick-up time.

  • If you do not require hotel pick-up, or your hotel cannot be serviced, you must make your own way to main tour departure point: the bus park at 7 Powisle Street, across from the Sheraton Grand Hotel Krakow. Check-in at this location is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


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5 out of 5

5/5 21 Jun 2018

The tour was amazing overall just fantastic, it had everything that was said was going to happen on the tour and the tour guide and the driver were friendly and helpful throughout the day