Combined Auschwitz Birkenau and John Paul II tour is a great way to discover what the Lesser Poland region has to offer. Auschwitz Birkenau, located around 70 km from Krakow is where the biggest Nazi Germany concentration camp was located. Now a museum that draws attention of over a million visitors a year, it is a reminder of the horrific times of World War II and the Holocaust. John Paul II, who was born as Karol Wojtyla in a little town of Wadowice, 50 km from Krakow, had a strong impact the area. There are places around Krakow, such as Kalwaria Zebrzydowska or Lagiewniki that were visited by the pope and are major pilgrimages destinations.
Our tour takes from 9 to 10 hours. We provide direct pick up from your hotel. As it is a full day tour, we usually set pick up time no later than 8:30 or 9:30 a.m., but we are flexible to fit to your schedule. First destination on the itinerary is Auschwitz Birkenau. One-way ride from Krakow takes abour 1 hour 10 minutes. There you either walk on your own, join a regular guided tour in English or have a private guided tour. Standard guided tour takes about 2.5 hours.
Then, our driver will take you to John Paul II's home town of Wadowice. The ride should not take more than 50 minutes. You can have a lunch break on the way or in Wadowice. In Wadowice you will have a guided tour in a museum established in pope's family house. Next, you will have an opportunity to visit Kalwaria Zebrzydowska and Divine Mercy Sanctuary in Lagiewniki, major shrine of Faustyna Kowalska. After the tour, our driver will drop you off directly at your hotel or elsewhere in Krakow city centre.