Come and see places related to one of the greatest saints of the catholic church in the XX and XXI century. Learn about the history of Karol Wojtyla, who is better known as Pope John Paul II. Krakow is a special place to learn about his life. Karol Wojtyla lived here for more than thirty years – first as a student, then a priest, and finally as bishop of Krakow. In Krakow he has also experience the unimaginable cruelty of World War II and then communism.
Private Tour with local guide – Highlights
- See the most important places related to the life of Pope John Paul II
- Visit the Wawel Cathedral situated on Wawel Hill
- Go to the Jagiellonian University, the oldest Polish university
- Hear inspiring stories about Karol Wojtyla, the man who became the pope
- See the famous Papal Window
The route of the “John Paul II trail” tour goes through the places which are particularly associated with Karol Wojtyla: starting from the Jagiellonian University, where he studied, through the Wawel Cathedral, where he sought spiritual guidance and confession and where he celebrated his first Mass, his apartment on Kanonicza street, the Franciscan Church, where he prayed often, to the Bishop’s Palace where he held the bishop’s office until 1978.
The tour has two versions: “John Paul II trail in Krakow” and a longer one including a visit to the John Paul II Centre (visiting the basilica) and a visit to the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in Lagiewniki (visiting the sanctuary, monastery, and Sister Faustina’s cell).
Testimonials: Fabulous. We have always been big followers of St John Paul and this was a wonderful pilgrimage for us. Sev, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable about the saint and his life. We were able to see where he studied at university and for the priesthood at the archbishops residence because of the occupation by th Germans. We went to the Franciscan church and the pew where he prayed. It.was one of the best tours we took on this trip. Thank you Sev
Learn about the history of the man who became the pope by discovering the most beautiful monuments of Krakow! The guide will take you to the most important places related to Karol Wojtyla. The program can be modified according to the participants’ needs.
Krakow John Paul II tour includes:
The Main Market Square, St. Mary’s Basilica, St. Adalbert’s Church, the Town Hall Tower, Cloth Hall, remains of medieval city walls, the historical route of the Polish kings, Planty Park, Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Jagiellonian University, St. Florian’s Gate, Bishops’ Palace and the Pope’s window, St. Francis Church, St. Andrew’s Church, the Wawel Hill, Royal Castle and the Cathedral.
- 2 hours (approx.)
Rates – including tax:
- 320 zł / 76 EUR (1-6 participants)
11:00 AM / 1:30 PM
Meeting point: Saint Adalbert’s Church (front door), Rynek Główny 3