From Krakow: Jasna Góra Monastery & Home of John Paul II
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- Duration: 10 hours
Begin your tour with pickup at your hotel in Kraków, then travel in an air-conditioned van for approximately 1 hour to Wadowice, the hometown of Pope John Paul II. Upon arrival, have a short break before going to the parish church on Main Market Square where the future pope was baptized. Marvel at numerous chapels, holy paintings, and the famous baptismal font as you learn about the humble beginnings of one of the greatest Poles in history. Then, make your way inside the Family Home of John Paul II and take a tour with an accredited guide available in various languages. Spend at least 1 hour and 20 minutes in the museum. Later, visit the secondary school that Karol Wojtyła, as the pope was then known, attended. Take a nice picture of the monument of the young pope. On the second half of the tour, head to the Jasna Góra Monastery in the town of Częstochowa, about 130 kilometers (around...
Your experience begins with pickup from any location in Warsaw, from where you are taken directly to the south of Poland. Travel through Piotrkow and Trybunalski, with a 2-hour break in Czestochowa included. At your break in Czestochowa, you can pay a visit to one of the country's most important religious sites: the Pauline Monastery of Jasna Gora. The monastery is home to the Black Madonna, the holiest icon in Poland. This 15th-century painting draws pilgrims from across the land, including large groups who make the journey by foot. Discover how this icon is tied into the history of Poland, including how it influenced leading moments in Poland's development as a nation. Following your 2 hours of free time, continue your journey to Krakow. At the conclusion of your approximately 360-kilometer journey, your tour finally concludes at a convenient location of your choice.
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We had a great tour. Our drive Pavel (Paul) was very passionate and knowledgeable. He drove us very safely to both places and told us many interesting fatcs. On site we learned a lot from father Leon. We are Christians and for us whole experience was unforgettable and we would recommend the sanctuary to everyone looking for ultimate meaning. Very grateful !