A glance at Polish Christianity
Visit three places located south of Krakow that have special significance for Catholics. Wadowice - a hometown of John Paul II, a nearby Kalwaria Zabrzydowska Sanctuary where he was a frequent pilgrim and the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in Łagiewniki where the Pope consecrated a modern basilica in 2002. You will visit a newly built sanctuary - the Saint John Paul II Centre in Lagiewniki.
The tour begins with a visit to Wadowice, the home town of Karol Wojtyła. There you will visit the house where he was born and the parish church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary where he was baptised and went to pray. The next item of the tour is a visit to Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, a town boasting one of the largest European Calvary sanctuary. There is a monastery of Friars Minor Observants there and the basilica with a miraculous icon of Our Lady of Kalwaria. The sanctuary in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska was among favourite destinations of Karol Wojtyła. He often pilgrimized there as a young boy, the Archbishop of Kraków and then as the Pope as well. Kalwaria Zebrzydowska is entered on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
On your way back to Kraków you will visit another site which was very important for John Paul II – the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in Lagiewniki. There is a chapel with the miraculous Jesus, I trust in you painting and relics of Saint Sister Faustina, an apostle of Divine Mercy canonized by Pope John Paul II. There is an interesting, newly built modern basilica there consecrated by Pope John Paul II during his last visit to Poland in 2002. You will also see a newly built sanctuary devoted to our Pope – Saint John Paul II Centre – where the Pope’s relics are placed.
PRIVATE CAR TOUR
2 pax 300 PLN | 75 EUR
3 pax 230 PLN | 58 EUR
4 pax 200 PLN | 50 EUR
5 pax 170 PLN | 43 EUR
6 pax 150 PLN | 38 EUR
7 pax 130 PLN | 33 EUR
8 pax 120 PLN | 30 EUR
All prices shown are
- Hotel/apartment pick up and drop off
- Transport by a private car/minivan exclusively for you all the time
- Courteous and excellent English speaking driver
- Entrance fees to the exhibition established in John Paul II Family House
- Visiting the Calvary Sanctuary in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska
- Visiting the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in Lagiewniki
- Visit to the John Paul II Centre and Museum in Lagiewniki
- Individual insurance for all passengers (called ‘NNW’ insurance)
- Return transfer to the hotel or any other place in Krakow – following your wish
- Professional service provided by the fully licensed tour company
By taking this private tour by car you have a guarantee of being taken back and forth directly and in a full comfort. We do not do group transfers by large buses where people are sometimes driven around the city for one hour collecting other tourists before leaving Krakow.
For this tour we provide comfortable, air conditioned and spacious cars to be exclusively at your disposal. We are fully licensed for tour and transportation services. All our drivers speak very good English.
You are more than welcome to contact us in case of any inquiry. We will give you all additional information you need, and will organize your tour according to your requirements.