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  • From Krakow: Wadowice & Sanctuary of Divine Mercy Tour

    1. From Krakow: Wadowice & Sanctuary of Divine Mercy Tour

    Start your tour with pick-up from your hotel, hostel or apartment. After a 40-minute drive, arrive at the main square of Wadowice. Before you visit the Museum of John Paul II, see the front of the parish church of Karol Wojtyla, where little Karol was baptized, and the high school he attended. Visit the museum for around 90 minutes, before a coffee break to taste the famous papal cream cakes known as kremowka. On your arrival to Lagiewniki, begin your sightseeing of the Divine Mercy Sanctuary and JP2 complex, together with the chapel of miraculous painting of Merciful Jesus. Throughout your visit, rely on guidance and assistance by one of the nuns who serves in the Divine Mercy Monastery. Before heading back to Krakow, have lunch in one of the local restaurants.

    Fantastic day; spiritual, peaceful and informative and learned fascinating historical and biographical information and details regarding the lives of St Faustina and St Pope John Paul II. Marek (guide) very knowledgeable, patient and helpful. Highly recommended!

  • From Kraków: Wadowice + Częstochowa Black Madonna

    2. 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.

  • Wadowice and Kalwaria: John Paul II Route

    3. Wadowice and Kalwaria: John Paul II Route

    Wadowice is a small city situated 50 kilometers 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 you will visit is the Basilica of the Offering of the Blessed Virgin Mary- an ornate Church where Karol Wojtyła was baptized and confirmed.  Finally head to Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, a pilgrimage town founded in 1601 and 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...

    excellent tour. our guide Matthew was very helpful and knowledgeable. would definitely recommend this tour.

  • From Krakow: In the Footsteps of John Paul II

    4. From Krakow: In the Footsteps of John Paul II

    Your tour begins with a visit to Łagiewniki, which is connected with the cult of the Divine Mercy, the grave of St. Faustina Kowalska and St. John Paul II. Here you can find the Divine Mercy Sanctuary and the “Have No Fear!” John Paul II Center, a center in Kraków dedicated to the life and work of Pope John Paul II, which also houses his relic, a glass capsule of his blood. On the way to Wadowice, "the place where it all began", you will visit the Sanctuary in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, included on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1999. In Wadowice, the pope's hometown, you will see the places dearest to Karol Wojtyła during his childhood and adolescence, including the parish church where he was baptized and the house where he was born, which is now a museum. Finally, visit the Archbishop's Palace which was Wojtyła's last residence before leaving for the Vatican in 1978. There one can s...

    Everything was perfect!!!! our guide was the most amazing on the world!!!! He was so kind with us! and besides that he gave us a lot of information on this tour. We are so excited to have taken this tour.

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

    5. 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...

  • From Krakow: John Paul II Route Tour

    6. 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.

  • From Kraków: Pope John Paul II Private Tour

    7. From Kraków: Pope John Paul II Private Tour

    Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your hotel in Kraków. Drive to the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in Łagiewniki, which is the resting place of Saint Faustina Kowalska and site of pilgrimage. In 1997 Pope John Paul II visited the church to pray at the tomb of Saint Faustina. Continue to the small town of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska. Visit the sanctuary where Pope John Paul II made several Pilgrimages. Travel to the Wadowice province and visit the home John Paul II where he was born and raised. Learn more about his life during a guided tour. After the tour, you’ll have time to explore the area and stop at a local cafe for papal creams cakes and coffee. Afterward, your driver will escort you back to Kraków.

  • From Krakow: 7-Hour John Paul II & Saint Faustina Tour

    8. From Krakow: 7-Hour John Paul II & Saint Faustina Tour

    Enjoy a 7 to 8-hour pilgrimage tour from Krakow and visit many religious sights in Poland on this approximately 100 kilometer round trip from Krakow.  You will first visit the Lagiewniki district of Krakow, made famous by Saint Sister Faustina Kowalska who lies in the 19th century Church of St. Joseph. The church has become a pilgrimage destination where people from all over Europe come to pray and visit the St Faustina’s tomb. You will also see Sister Faustina’s Sanctuary, the Shrine of Divine Mercy and the John Paul II Center where his relic lies. You will also visit the UNESCO site of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, a popular destination for tourists and pilgrims where you can see some of the famous Way of the Cross with 42 chapels illustrating the passion of the Christ. You will also visit other noteworthy historical sites including the church and monastery of the Friars Observants, dating ...

    There were a number of stops en route at churches. The guide was quite informative. My wife was wheelchair bound and found it difficult accessing one church. (The wheelchair had to be folded to get it through the entrance door). That was our only criticism. The main square at Wadowice did not have a very good selection of eateries so next time we will take a flask and sandwich with us. The museum was so well laid out. The tour lasted over one hour and the guide, who was a young polish lady, must be commended on her communication skills. Her spoken English was excellent. She was entertaining, informative and knowledgeable. Her interaction skills were commendable. She even taught us Polish! Well worth going on this trip.

  • Krakow: Lagiewniki and Sister Faustina's Sanctuary Tour

    9. 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

    10. 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

Heart touching

The visit to the Pope's homeland was one of the highlights of my visit to Poland. The tour was very well organized and the driver who took us was an authentic guide! Thank you Marek for your follow up. He was always telling more stories than we saw. The sanctuary of divine mercy is equally wonderful. I advise this tour to everyone

Everything was perfect!!!! our guide was the most amazing on the world!!!! He was so kind with us! and besides that he gave us a lot of information on this tour. We are so excited to have taken this tour.

excellent tour. our guide Matthew was very helpful and knowledgeable. would definitely recommend this tour.

TOUR TO RELIVE THE LIFE OF THE HOLY POPE KAROL JOSEPH VOITYLA FROM THE BIRTH

Very beautiful pilgrimage to John Paul II and St. Faustina.