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Krzysztof - Private Guide in Krakow

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Footsteps of John Paul II

Culture and History tour in Krakow

Tour Price : $170-240 Duration : 4-5 hours Languages: english (excellent), german (medium), russian, french (basic) Discount: On request

In the Footsteps of John Paul II Tour leads along the route which is situated south of Krakow at the foot of Carpathians. This route is important not only for believers but also for all who want to understand history of life of this unusual man and environment in which he was growing to become pope. But in the same time it is also story about Poland, culture and spirit of Polish and about beauty of its southern part.

We start tour from the place chosen by You in or near Krakow. We will stop for the moment by the house near the Vistula river in Krakow to where he and his father moved when Karol Wojtyla was 18 years old. Then we will drive 50 km south to Wadowice where he was born and lived that first 18 years. There is House-Museum of John Paul II with plenty of his personal belongings and church where he was baptised.

10 km from there we will stop in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska where beautifully situated monastery important all life for Wojtyla is situated between hills and woods. This monastery is inscribed on UNESCO heritage list due to its beauty, importance and mysteries of Christ's Passion that are played there by amateurs every year in the Holy Week for thousands of visitors.

At the end of our visit we will see old and modern part of Sanctuary of Divine Mercy consecrated by John Paul II in 2002 where world famous image of Merciful Jesus and tomb of St Faustina are situated. We may finish in the centre of Krakow by famous Papal's Window in Archbishop Palace where he lived 14 years before being pope and used to be accomodated during his pilgrimages to Poland.

You may be taken also back to Your hotel or airport. Of course on request there is possibility to visit even more in the region of Krakow during the same day. If You have any other questions, requests or suggestions please contact me. My regards.

Included: Transportation costs and Guiding

Local cash needed: 20 PLN - estimated per person for Museum of JP2 and Papal Cream Cake with coffee/tea/...

Additional information

Tour information:
Tour Price: $170-240
Duration: 4-5 hours
Group Size: 7 people or more on request ...
Languages: english (excellent), german (medium), russian, french (basic)
Tour package includes:
Airport Transfer :YES
Hotel pick-up:YES
Drop-off :YES
Tour Transportation (car, van, limo, boat, etc…):YES
Food and Drinks :NO
Other services (fees apply):
Attraction tickets (concerts, theater, museum, circus...) :YES
Translation services :YES
Reservations (hotels, restaurants, airline) :YES
Visa support :NO
Additional information:
This tour must be booked at least 7 days in advance of your travel date :NO
Tour groups must include a minimum of 2 passengers :NO
Tour prices are flexible and based on your requirements :YES
This Tour is Kid Friendly :YES

Latest Customer's Opinions:

, United States, Katy, 2016-08-24

We toured the St. John Paul II Center in Krakow and the Kalwaria Zebrzydowska shrine. The St. John Paul II Center is quite large and contains a main area along with many small side chapels and a chapel below ground. It is decorated with large mosaics depicting scenes from the Bible, and also on display is the bloodstained cassock St. John Paul II was wearing during his assassination attempt. It's within walking distance of Lagiewnicki, the shrine of Divine Mercy, where St. Faustina's convent is located as well. Kalwaria is a 16th or 17th century shrine dedicated to the Passion of Christ ("Kalwaria" means "Calvary" in Polish), and it contains a miraculous image of Our Lady. It's beautiful inside and out, and stretched along the hill that it's situated are the stations of the cross. I think one thing that should be added to this tour is a trip to Wadowice, the birthplace of St. John Paul II, where the church he was baptized in is open to the public as well as his childhood home.

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