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Krakow: Pope John Paul II: Guided Tour - Home & Sanctuary

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Learn about the history of John Paul II on a tour from Krakow. Visit the Pope's family home in Wadowice. Explore Sanctuary of Divine Mercy dedicated to the life of the Holy Father and Saint Faustina.


  • Visit the Family Home of John Paul II and see where the former pope once lived
  • Marvel at relics from John Paul II in the John Paul II Center in Krakow
  • Learn more about the life of the man before he was head of the catholic church
  • Discover the legacy of the life and work of the former pope John Paul II
  • See the Divine Mercy Sanctuary which is dedicated to the life of Sister Faustina


Discover the figure of John Paul II who was the head of the catholic church from 1978 until his death in 2005. Find out more about his life at his family home and the John Paul II Center in Krakow. Stop at the Divine Mercy Sanctuary which was dedicated to St. Faustina Kowalska. Your tour will begin with pickup directly from your selected hotel or apartment in Krakow (or the nearest location if vehicle access is prohibited or difficult). The day before the tour, you will receive the exact pickup time from the agreed location. The first point of the trip will be the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy. There you will see the Church Complex where John Paul II and subsequent Popes such as Pope Benedict and Francis celebrated Masses and met with the faithful, including during World Youth Day in Krakow. There is also a cell where Saint Sister Faustyna Kowalska lived and worked. The Sister is know thanks of numerous stories related to the revelations of Jesus to her. Once there, you will see a reconstruction of the room and listen to an audioguide telling the story of her life. The second on the tour plan will be the John Paul II Center, where in the main church there is the pope's original robe from the day he was shot by Mehmet Ali Ağca in a planned attempt on him life. The Center also houses the relics of the Holy Father. There will be some free time here for self sightseeing, reflection and prayer. The next and main point of the trip will be the Karol Wojtyla Family Home in Wadowice, where the future pope was raised. You can visit the museum using an audio guide. You will learn the story of John Paul II from his birth to the time when he became pope and finally was raised to the altars. You will discover how John Paul II promoted spirituality, culture and traditions, scientific progress and educational activities. You will listen to how he helped those in need. You will learn the most important facts and you will learn many stories that you did not know before. After the tour, take some time to explore the city's central square and see the church where the future Pope was baptized, or go for a coffee with a cake called 'kremowka' - the Pope's favorite delicacy from his youth when he was growing up in his hometown of Wadowice. After completing the entire trip, the driver will take you back to Krakow


Hotel pickup and drop-off Round-trip transportation from Krakow Helpful english speaking driver Entrance ticket to family home of John Paul II Audioguide in the home of John Paul II Visit to the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy Visit to the Pope John Paul II Center

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  • Not wheelchair accessible Infant seats available Most travelers can participate This is a shared group

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