KRAKOW SIGHTSEEING AND CITY TOURS
On the footsteps of St John Paul II. Day tour from Krakow
The noblest Pole of the 20th Century has been connected with Krakow and the surrounding area throughout his life. Our tour takes you to the places of his youth, priesthood, and the places connected to his time as a bishop, as well as covering the sites he visited during his pilgrimages to Poland. Our aim is to allow you to get to know, and connect with, the spiritual and religious culture of Poland and its people.
The first stop on our trip is Wadowice - the Pope’s birthplace, where you can visit an exhibition at his home and the parish church where he was baptized. The tour continues to a Sanctuary in Kalwaria - visited plenty of times by the future Pope. Kalwaria Zebrzydowska - the architecture, park landscape and pilgrimage complex - is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The tour returns to Krakow through the Lagiewniki District. During the 2nd World War, Karol Wojtyla worked here and passed the convent by Lagiewniki Hill on his way to work. After many years he returned to Lagiewniki as an apostle of Divine Mercy; he consecrated the sanctuary there and prayed before the image of the Merciful Jesus and the relics of St Faustina. The tour heads for the city center. During a short walking tour of Krakow, you can visit the Bishops’ Palace at Franciszkanska Street. Between 1964 and 1978, John Paul II held the post of Metropolitan Archbishop of Krakow here. Wawel’s Cathedral is the final stop on the tour. For several years the current Pope worked there as a bishop until his elevation to the Holy See.
Services: Bus transfer, tour guide, and entrance fees.
Route: Krakow - Wadowice - Kalwaria Zebrzydowska - Lagiewniki - Krakow.
Duration: 8 hours.