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  • From Kraków: Wadowice + Częstochowa Black Madonna

    1. From Kraków: Wadowice + Częstochowa Black Madonna

    Wadowice is a small city situated 50 km from Krakow. Here Karol Wojtyła, the future Pope John Paul II was born. The tour includes a visit to the Family Home of John Paul II, now a museum which provides exhibits of the future Pope's domestic life. The next place is Basilica of the Offering of the Blessed Virgin Mary- an ornate Church where Karol Wojtyła was baptized and confirmed.  Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, this pilgrimage town founded in 1601, is best known for the Bernardine (Grey Friar) Monastery and its complex of 42 Chapels and Churches. Oficially called the Cultural & Landscape Complex of Monastery and Pilgrimage Park of the Bernardine Fathers, this amazing place was added to the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List in 1999. Be sure to visit the 17th century Baroque Church famous for its miraculous painting of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Kalwaria (Polish for Calvary). Visi...

    The day before our tour, the local tour operator contacted us to let us know that as a result of a large number of tour participants, our tour of JPII’s boyhood home is canceled. The local tour operator made accommodations for other sites. We wish we would have had much more notice of this cancellation. Otherwise, we might have been able to book another day. Unfortunately, this was our only day available for this tour. This entire booking only provides transportation. No guide at any site is included. Although our driver was safe, engaging, and courteous, at one point we felt like we had been abandoned after lunch. We were not in our home country. We do not speak the local language. Our van was not where it was when we left it. The driver went to the other side of the restaurant for petrol. He did not say he was doing so. For a couple minutes, we were quite worried about how to get to our hotel which was over two hours away.

  • From Kraków: Częstochowa & Łagiewniki Pilgrim Sites Tour

    2. From Kraków: Częstochowa & Łagiewniki Pilgrim Sites Tour

    Visit the basilica and monastery located in the city of Częstochowa, one of the most important centers of religious worship in Poland. Regarded by many as Poland's spiritual capital, Częstochowa has been a site of pilgrimage for Poles for hundreds of years. High on the mountain top, the monastery holds the most famous shrine to the Virgin Mary in Poland and  is also home to a Black Madonna painting rumored to have been painted by St. Luke. The Black Madonna, depicting the Mother of God with the Christ Child, is believed to have miraculous powers by those who visit her. Then, visit the Shrine of the Divine Mercy, located in the southern part of Kraków. The shrine is world's largest center of devotion to the Divine Mercy. Every year millions of pilgrims from all over the world seeking graces. See the vast sanctuary, the Congregation of the Sisters of God's Mother of Mercy, the main church...

    Great trip. Was there before 11 and able to go to mass and see the Black Madonna and closing. Wonderful. Our guide was Igor very knowledgeable and speaks English well definitely ask for him!

  • Wadowice: Guided Tour of Pope John Paul II's Hometown

    3. Wadowice: Guided Tour of Pope John Paul II's Hometown

    Following collection from your hotel, relax while your expert local guide drives you to Wadowice, the hometown of Karol Wojtyla, better known as John Paul II. Explore this charming, small town that was a great influence on the Polish Pope – he called it ‘the place where it all began’. Begin your journey on Wadowice’s historic town square, pausing at the memorial plaques commemorating the Pope's pilgrimages to more than 100 countries. Then take a guided tour to the picturesque Parish Church, as well as the house where John Paul II was born. During a coffee break you will be able to try "kremowka" - the Pope's favorite cake. On return to Krakow take a break in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, a town visited several times by the Pope during his pilgrimages. The place is famous for its Roman Catholic monastery and the trails of the Passion of Christ modeled on the Calvary outside the city walls of J...

  • Wadowice, Kalwaria and Lagiewniki: John Paul II Tour

    4. Wadowice, Kalwaria and Lagiewniki: John Paul II Tour

    Discover the life of Karol Wojtyła, the future Pope John Paul II, who was born in the small city of Wadowice. Begin your tour at his family home in Wadowice where you'll explore exhibits of the future Pope's early life. Then see the Basilica of the Offering of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the ornate church where Karol Wojtyła was baptized and confirmed. Next explore Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, a pilgrimage town founded in 1601 best-known for the Bernardine (Grey Friar) Monastery and its complex of 42 chapels and churches. This amazing place was added to the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List in 1999. Admire the 17th-century Baroque church famous for its miraculous painting of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Kalwaria (Calvary). Then continue on to the Łagiewniki district of Krakow where you will find the Shrine of The Divine Mercy. Every year millions of pilgrims from all over t...

  • From Krakow: John Paul II Route Tour

    5. From Krakow: John Paul II Route Tour

    Get picked up in the morning and head to Wadowice, the city where John Paul II was born and raised. Visit the location where, in the place of his former residence, a museum was opened in his memory. His timeless message has been delivered to people around the world and exhibits his incredible wisdom and understanding of contemporary problems, which makes this place a popular destination for many Catholics. Of course, also while in Wadowice, don't miss the famous papal fondant. The next stop is Kalwaria Zebrzydowska Sanctuary and Park, which can be found on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. It is regarded as the Polish Calvary Hill. The final stop is in Krakow at Divine Mercy Sanctuary, a location near and dear to the Pope’s heart, as the remains of Saint Faustina Kowalska rest there. After the tour, get dropped off at your hotel in Krakow in the afternoon.

  • Krakow: Lagiewniki and Sister Faustina's Sanctuary Tour

    6. Krakow: Lagiewniki and Sister Faustina's Sanctuary Tour

    Discover the Sanctuary of "God's Mercy" in the Łagiewniki district in Krakow. The Sanctuary was built in 1889 and is the most popular and largest Sanctuary in Krakow. It is related to the life and activity of Faustyna Kowalska. You will not only see an impressive sanctuary, but also visit the tomb of John Paul II. A marble slab from the grave of John Paul II in Rome was installed in the chapel "Don't be afraid!". After the tomb of the Holy Father was moved from the Vatican Grotto, the gravestone was moved to Krakow. Your guide will be a nun who knows the history of the Sanctuary perfectly An additional attraction during the trip will be the entrance to the observation tower. The observation tower in the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy is 77 m high, and two ways to get to the top - 315 steps to climb or elevator. The viewing gallery is at 46 meter. The tower is the highest point of Krakow, fr...

  • From Krakow: Wadowice and Kalwaria Zebrzydowska Tour

    7. From Krakow: Wadowice and Kalwaria Zebrzydowska Tour

    Immerse yourself in the history of Catholicism on this full-day tour of Poland's most important religious sites.

    Meet your guide at your hotel in Krakow and hop in the car that will take you straight to the city of Wadowice. Here, visit the family home of Pope John Paul II, which has now been converted into a museum, and learn about the early life of the Polish Pope.

    Next, head to Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, a pilgrimage town where you can visit the Bernardine Monastery and its complex of 42 chapels and churches. Follow in the footsteps of important figures like John Paul II, the Austrian Emperor, and member of the Royal Family, who have all visited this site over the years.

    On the way back to Krakow, stop at the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in Łagiewniki. Pay your respects to the holy relics of Saint Faustyna Kowalska, and admire the architecture of ...

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What people are saying about Divine Mercy Sanctuary

The day before our tour, the local tour operator contacted us to let us know that as a result of a large number of tour participants, our tour of JPII’s boyhood home is canceled. The local tour operator made accommodations for other sites. We wish we would have had much more notice of this cancellation. Otherwise, we might have been able to book another day. Unfortunately, this was our only day available for this tour. This entire booking only provides transportation. No guide at any site is included. Although our driver was safe, engaging, and courteous, at one point we felt like we had been abandoned after lunch. We were not in our home country. We do not speak the local language. Our van was not where it was when we left it. The driver went to the other side of the restaurant for petrol. He did not say he was doing so. For a couple minutes, we were quite worried about how to get to our hotel which was over two hours away.

We enjoyed the experience

Picked up from the hotel on time in a clean and airy car, Marek our driver/ guide from Hello Krakow was very pleasant, giving us an insight into local life and customs. The Church was very beautiful, the house and museum was right next to the church, it was very interesting with modern tecnology.

Patrick was amazing. He was friendly during the trip and he even gave us some interesting facts and guidance that were not included in the trip. I will recommended it and will be interested to go into any other travel packages

Great trip. Was there before 11 and able to go to mass and see the Black Madonna and closing. Wonderful. Our guide was Igor very knowledgeable and speaks English well definitely ask for him!

Very well organized day trip. Visit to the house museum of Wadowice with a very comprehensive guide in Italian. Driver available and nice.