Footsteps of John Paul II, one of the most recognizable Polish
Footsteps of John Paul II, who was The great men not only for the Catholics. Thanks to him the changeover for the communism to democracy went through was possible. He was supporting Solidarity movement. It had an influence on Polish history.
The route is located in the south of Krakow at the foot of Carpathians. You will have opportunity to see beautiful landscapes of southern part of Poland
Wadowice – small town, located 50 km of Krakow, the birthplace of John Paul II. You will see parish Church of Karol Wojtyla – original name of John Paul II, his home and places connected with his childhood and the time when he was teenager.
Kalwaria Zebrzydowska – small town with an interesting history. It was founded by family Zebrzydowski They built a complex of monastery with the church, the Calvary and the chapels devoted to Crucifixion of Jesus. This devotional complex with the Shrine of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska is visited by over million pilgrims every year. The complex with basilica and park was listed at the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1999. This place was visited by John Paul II during his first and last pilgrimage to Poland.
Lagiewniki and Sanctuary of the Divine Mercy is famous around the world thanks to the simple nun sister Faustina Kowalska. She is called – secretary of Devine Mercy and this sanctuary is a place of her burial. She was canonized by John Paul II in this place.
* private transport from your hotel to Wadowice (about 1h drive)
* Sightseeing Wadowice – parish church of John Paul II, his home and school, museum with his personal belongings.
* chance to try a legendary cream cake (known already as the Pope’s Cake) Tasting kremówka – desert of John Paul II. You will find out why he like it so much.
*transfer to Kalwaria Zebrzydowska – listed at UNESCO. Visiting beautifully situated Monastery between hills and woods) and church with miraculous image of Virgin Mary, place visited by John Paul during his first and last pilgrimage to Poland.
*transfer to Lagiewniki and Sanctuary of the Divine Mercy
*house of John Paul in Krakow during second world war – he moved there with his father when he was 18 years old
* drive to Krakow’s hotel (about 30 min)
MEETING POINT + TOUR DURATION+Price
Meeting Point Options: Your Hotel, Monument/Building or Address
200 USD or equivalent in a different currency (1-7 people)
For more than 7 people, please write me for a quote
Duration: 8 hours
Transportation: Private – Toyota Corolla or minivan – Mercedes Vito
*My time and services as your private guide
*Private transport by air-conditioned, comfortable car from your hotel and back
*Possibility to eat lunch in a local place
ESTIMATED CASH NEEDED
*25 zl – entrance ticket to Museum of John Paul II ( not obligatory)
* 5 zl – Kremowka cake