The Day with John Paul II

Discover places associated with John Paul 2. Karol Wojtyla – it is his real name, has been one of the most recognizable Polish. Let me show you a town called Wadowice, the place where he was born and grew up. Let’s taste his favorite dessert – delicious cream cake in one of the local pastry shop.

Reasons to book this tour:

  • Discover the town called Wadowice, the place where JP2 was born and grew up
  • Try a legendary cream cake (known as the Pope Cake)– favourite dessert of John Paul II
  • visit parish church of John Paul II, his home and school
  • Discover museum with personal belongings of JP2
  • Admire Kalwaria Zebrzydowska – beautifully situated monastery with miraculous image of Virgin Mary
  • Visit Sanctuary of the Divine Mercy – burial place of a simple nun Faustina Kowalska

Duration: 6 hours

Price: 170 EUR

Type of the tour: Car+Walk

Included:
* My services as your private guide
* Guest pick-up
* Local recommendations
* Driver
*A/C car
* delicious cream cake

Excluded:
Admission fees

Meeting Point: Your Hotel, Rail Station, Monument/Building or Address

Description:

Footsteps of John Paul II, who was The great men not only for the Catholics. Thanks to him the changeover from communism to democracy went through smoothly. He was supporting the Solidarity movement. It had an influence on Polish history.

The route is located in the south of Krakow at the foot of Carpathian mountains. 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 the 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 a teenager.

Kalwaria Zebrzydowska – small town with an interesting history. It was founded by the Zebrzydowski family. They built a complex of monastery with the church, the Calvary and the chapels devoted to the 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.

 

 Plan of the tour

Pick-up

Your Hotel, Rail Station, Monument/Building or Address

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Scenic Drive

1 hours drive. Ask me any questions about Poland, I am happy to share!
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Wadowice

Visit parish church of John Paul II, his home and school and a museum with personal belongings (ticket not included)
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Cream cake

Taste a favourite dessert of John Paul II in a local pastry shop
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Kalwaria Zebrzydowska

Admire an amazing monastery in another town. Monastery is located at the hill with a spectacular view.
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Sanctuary of the Divine Mercy

See the burial place of a simple nun Faustina Kowalska. This was one of the most favourite place of JP2
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Driving Back to Krakow

Return to Krakow after the exciting day
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