Wednesday & SaturdayDuration
5 hours (approx)Start time
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).
Alternate Location: Central stop – the bus park at 11 Powiśle Street (ul. Powiśle 11), situated on the opposite side of the Sheraton Hotel.
Your hotel in Central Krakow
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.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
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
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...SUSAN KOTNIK, Canada, 23/Aug/2015