John Paul Tour

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John Paul tour – pilgrim tours to pope’s hometown Wadowice

During John Paul tour with KrakowDirect, we will take you to places that played an important role in the life on pope John Paul II. You will visit a museum established in his family home in Wadowice, a small town situated 50 km south of Krakow. You will also have an opportunity to visit Kalwaria Zebrzydowska and Bernardine Sanctuary, where John Paul II often prayed as a young cleric. Then our tour will continue in Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in Lagiewniki, major shrine of St. Faustyna Kowalska, canonised by the pope in 2000.

We also recommend another religious tour, popular among tourists from all over the world. Czestochowa Black Madonna tours from Krakow  will take you to the spiritual capital of Poland. If you wish to see the famous, miraculous icon check the link above to get more information.

Our John Paul tour is available only in a private tour option. It means that the itinerary is flexible and you can take as much time as you need during your tour. Our offer includes private, modern, comfortable Mercedes Benz car and friendly, English speaking driver at your disposal throughout the day. Usually, we arrange pick up time between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. directly from your hotel. The tour takes approximately 6 hours. In the end, our driver will drop you off to your hotel or any other destination in Krakow city centre.

What does the private Tour include:

  • Door-to-door pick up and drop off
  • Private, air-conditioned Mercedes car/van
  • English-speaking driver's assistance
  • All transportation costs
  • High quality, flexibility and experience
  • Insurance

Sightseeing options:

  • Regular/shared guided tour in English in JP2 Museum in Wadowice is included in the price.
  • There are also tours with shared/regular guided tour in other languages available. Please contact our customer service to check the availability of the tours in other languages.
  • Private/personal guided tour in any available foreign language is possible for additional charge. From April to October it is necessary to book it at least few weeks before the tour date. Please contact our customer service to check the availability of a private guided tour.
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John Paul Tour with KrakowDirect - useful information

Our John Paul Tour covers the most important places in the region connected with the pope. John Paul II was born and raised in Wadowice. He later pursued his clerical career in Krakow. During John Paul Tour we first visit pope’s hometown Wadowice. John Paul museum was established in pope’s family house. We then proceed to Kalwaria Zebrzydowska which was where he frequently came to pray and later visited as pope. The tour ends in Divine Mercy Sanctuary in Lagiewniki. John Paul Tour is undoubtedly among the most popular of all pilgrim tours in Poland.

Pilgrim tours from Krakow

John Paul tour with KrakowDirect includes private, modern and comfortable Mercedes Benz vehicle. Our friendly English speaking driver will pick you up directly from your hotel in Krakow. We usually arrange pick up between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. However, on our private tours itinerary is flexible. If you wish, pick up time can be set later. John Paul tour takes about 6 hours, depending on how much time you want to spend in respective destinations.

There is also another religious route in Poland, often chosen by tourists from all over the world. Czestochowa Black Madonna tours from Krakow  are unique opportunity to visit miraculous icon of Holy Mary. If you wish to attend such a trip check the link above to get more information.

We prepare the most suitable car to accommodate you. If needed, we provide amenities for children or passengers with mobility problems. Please let us know, if you need booster seat or child seat. Also, notify us in advance if you or someone you travel with is a wheelchair user. It will allow us to send a car with larger boot for your comfort and safety.

John Paul Museum

First stop on our John Paul Tour is a little town of Wadowice, birthplace of John Paul II. You will visit pope’s family home that was turned into a museum. John Paul museum is dedicated entirely to pope’s life. First part of exhibition comprises of personal belongings and memorabilia from pope’s young years. You will see photographs from pope’s school years, his liturgy vestments, memories from mountain escapades. A large part of exhibition focuses on pontificate. Guided tour in English is provided by the museum. It takes about 1 – 1.5 hour. Also, each exhibition hall in John Paul museum is wheelchair accessible.

During our Wadowice tour you have an opportunity to walk the streets of this quiet town. It will allow you to see what environment shaped the mind of young John Paul II. You can step into a church, where he was baptised. It will also be a chance to try pope’s favourite cookies called “kremowki”. If you wish, we can also arrange a lunch break in Wadowice.

Wadowice tour

Next on our itinerary is Kalwaria Zebrzydowska and a visit to Bernardine Sanctuary. UNESCO recognised Kalwaria Zebrzydowska as the ony calvary in the World Heritage Site list. Bernardine Sanctuary is a 17th-century religious complex with many chapels and sacred images. It is the top destination during pilgrim tours as it is where young John Paul II looked for solitude and often prayed. In Kalwaria Zebrzydowska visitors walk on their own. You will also have a chance to pray there. Although there are no guided tours, you can rely on our helpful driver. Our drivers can tell you about local history and tradition. Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask.

John Paul Tour ends in Lagiewniki in Divine Mercy Sanctuary. Since the 1940s it has been a popular pilgrimage destination, famous for holly relics of St. Faustyna Kowalska. She is one of the most widely recognised Polish saints. John Paul II beatified and later canonised her in 2000. Pope visited the Sanctuary twice.

John Paul tour with KrakowDirect

If you wish, we can arrange a lunch break between destinations. It is up to you when and where to have a quick stop. After the tour, our driver will take you back to Krakow and drop off directly to your hotel or other destination in the city centre. For your John Paul tour you can pay either online while booking our services or in cash to the driver. If you choose to pay in cash, please remember that our drivers do not carry credit card terminals and therefore only accept cash. We prefer payments in Polish zlotys. However, we do accept Euros, Pounds and U. S. Dollars when needed. Amount in foreign currency is calculated accordingly to current exchange rate. Our driver will give you change in Polish zlotys.

John Paul Tour with KrakowDirect can be combined with our other popular day trips from Krakow. This comes as an alternative if you want to save time. You can choose John Paul tour with Auschwitz Birkenau or with Wieliczka Salt Mine. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

On our John Paul Tour you will visit places around Krakow that played a significant part in pope’s life. It is one of the most popular pilgrim tours. KrakowDirect offers affordable, hustle-free tour in a private, comfortable car. Our English speaking driver will be at your disposal. On this tour, you can take as much as time as you need. It is up to you to decide for how long to stay in Wadowice, Kalwaria Zebrzydowska or Lagiewniki.