In the Footsteps of John Paul II from Krakow

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In the Footsteps of John Paul II from Krakow information and booking

from
$62
Duration
5 hours
Departs from
Tour departs from Central Krakow. Hotel pick-up available from selected Krakow hotels: Chopin, Andels, Wyspianski, Sheraton, Conrad, Express by Holiday Inn, Novotel Bronowice, Plac Mattejki, Radisson, Qubus, Ester, Royal, Novotel Centrum/Ibis, Ruczaj, Sypozjum, Park Inn, Hilton, Batory, Holiday Inn, Logos.
Returns to
Tour concludes at the Archdiocese Museum, Kanonicza Street
Time of departure
9:00am
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Tour description provided by Viator

While in Poland don't miss your chance to visit Wadowice - childhood home of John Paul ll. Travel through the stunning Beskidy mountain range, pay homage to the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy and visit the Archbishop's Palace on this intriguing tour from Krakow.

Travel from Krakow and through the Beskidy mountain range with a visit to Wadowice, childhood hometown of John Paul ll, previously the Krakow archbishop Karol Wojtyla. You will see the house where the he was born, pass the parish church, where he was baptised, and places of interest that had an effect on him during his childhood and adolescence years.

Before you return to Krakow you will stop at the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in Lagiewniki. The sanctuary is situated some four kilometers south of Krawkow's central Old Town historic district and is a developing place of pilgrimage that you can pay homage to the holly relics of St. Faustyna Kowalska, who was canonized as the first saint of the Third Millennium by John Paul II, and admire the impressive modern basilica consecrated by the Pope in 2002.

Then travel to the foot of the Royal Castle to visit the Archdiocese Museum located in the most picturesque street of Krakow. In the museum you can see the flat where Karol Wojtyla lived while working as a lecturer of theology.

Finally, visit the Archbishop's Palace which is Wojtyla's last residence before leaving for the Vatican in 1978. See the famous "papal window", where thousands of people lit candles and prayed during his last days. Tour ends with drop off at Krakow city center,

What's included

  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entrance ticket to the archdiocese museum
  • Hotel pickup

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel drop off