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Wadowice: Guided Tour of Pope John Paul II's Hometown

4.9 / 5

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Wadowice: Guided Tour of Pope John Paul II's Hometown

From US$ 73.81 per person

Discover the story of John Paul II and the place that inspired him while exploring the historic streets and beautiful architectural highlights of Wadowice. Pick-up and drop off in Krakow.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Polish
Pickup included
You will be picked up from your hotel in Krakow.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Discover the home of Pope John Paul II
  • Visit UNESCO-listed Kalwaria Zebrzydowska Sanctuary
  • Taste the famous cream cake "Kremowka" - the Pope's favourite
Full description
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 Jerusalem.
  • Guided tour of the Holy Father John Paul II Family Home Museum in Wadowice
  • English speaking driver and guide
  • Hotel or apartment pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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  • Please wear clothing suitable for visiting sacred places
  • Sightseeing is flexible and can be adapted to your needs
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4.9 /5

based on 12 reviews

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We enjoyed the experience

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.

May 22, 2018

Very impressive the museum of the pope John Paul and the whole tour

April 30, 2019

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

October 11, 2018

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