Wadowice: Guided Tour of Pope John Paul II's Hometown
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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...
There are many places worldwide which were beloved by John Paul II. But amongst them there are three which can unquestionably be considered the most meaningful. 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. We will also visit Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, with its splendid monastery and church, which JPII asked us to explore “during his life and after his death”. Then, we will continue to Krakow's Łagiewniki neighborhood, 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, dedicated to the his life and work, which also houses a glass capsule of his blood and relic.
Discover the places where faith, trust in God and love for neighbor were born in the young man Karol Wojtyla. Explore the three most meaningful places beloved by John Paul II. In Wadowice, the Pope's hometown, 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. Admire Kalwaria Zebrzydowska with its splendid Monastery and Church, which JPII asked us to visit “during his life and after his death”. Visit Krakow's Łagiewniki, connected with the cult of the Divine Mercy, the grave of St. Faustina Kowalska and St. John Paul II. 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.
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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