Wadowice. A Small Homeland of John Paul II.

Krakow and Wadowice Tour - in the footsteps of John Paul II

From  82 EUR / 89 USD per person 

Memorial of John Paul II.

Karol Wojtyla loved hiking in the mountains. In this part of the exhibition, we can see his ski equipment and photos from the expeditions. 

During one of the lonely treks in the mountains, Wojtyla met a highlander who - seeing a tired and dirty tourist - asked him who he is.

- A bishop! - said Karol, out of breath.

- If you are a bishop, I am a pop! - the highlander shrugged and went away. 

Krakow. Church of St.Florian. Photo©OneDay.2018

Krakow. Church of St.Florian.

In the Bishop's Palace, at Franciszkanska Street, there is an apartment in which Pope John Paul II always has stopped during his pilgrimages to Poland.

A crowd of believers waited for him under the window. The Pope spoke jokingly with the waiting people many times. As the time to return to the Vatican was approaching, the Pope said the famous words on where his heart remains:

"If anyone asks - Franciszkańska 3." 

When the Pope was seriously ill and was dying in the Vatican, thousands of Catholics prayed for his health under the same window.

Highlights of Krakow and Wadowice day trip from Warsaw. In the Footsteps of John Paul II.

Can you go to Family Home of John Paul II in Wadowice and to Krakow from Warsaw ?

  • Visiting Wadowice Museum and Krakow.
  • Licensed private guide in English.
  • All tickets and fees included in the price.
  • Transportation from anywhere in Warsaw directly to all locations on the tour route in the same car.
One Day in Poland. A sedan car.

Private sedan car at your disposal, perfect for three.

Capacity: 1 - 4 passengers. 

One Day in Poland. A Van car.

Private minivan car at your disposal, perfect for the groups up to 5th.

Capacity: 1 - 7 passengers. 

One Day in Poland. A Minibus.

Private minibus at your disposal, perfect for the groups up to 19th people.

Capacity: 8 - 19 passengers.

One Day in Poland. A Bus.

Private 49 seater coach at your disposal, perfect for the groups up to 49th people.

Capacity: 49 passengers. 

Day trip from Warsaw to Krakow and Wadowice. In the Footsteps of John Paul II. Trip description.

What's the best way to experience Family Home of John Paul II ?

  • Your journey by comfortable car (1-3 persons: Mercedes E or VW Passat B8; 4-6 persons: Mercedes Viano or VW Mutivan; 7-20 persons: Mercedes Spinter) will start from anywhere in Warsaw, at time which you will choose.
  • Upon arriving to the Family Home of John Paul II in Wadowice, for 1 hour you sightsee the museum with a museum licensed educator in a small group.
  • The next stage is a visit to Krakow with our english-speaking guide follow in John Paul II  footsteps.
  • After completion of Krakow and Wadowice Tour, our qualified driver takes you to any place in Warsaw.

Day trip from Warsaw to Krakow and Wadowice. Itinerary of the Tour in the Footsteps of John Paul II.

How do I get to Family Home of John Paul II in Wadowice and to Krakow ?

1. Transit Warsaw - Wadowice.

2. Museum in the Family Home of John Paul II.

On an area of 1,200 square meters, the history of Karol Wojtyla's life has been presented in several thematic exhibitions.

Wadowice - a Small Homeland. The history of the town and Karol's youthful years. Photographs of his friends, a secondary school-leaving certificate, and Wojtyla's biography. Balamuth's store. Reconstruction of the store, owned by the Jew, Chiel Balamuth, renting a flat to Wojtyla's family. Collection of photographs and souvenirs from before the Second World War. Karmel and Kalwaria Zebrzydowska. Two monasteries important for the spiritual development of Karol Wojtyla.  The monastery in Gorka (Wadowice), the so-called Karmel, who is a witness to the fascination with the Carmelite spiritual thought, which resulted in Wojtyla's master and doctoral dissertations. Shrine of Our Lady in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska - Karol Wojtyla visited this place as a student of the school in Wadowice, and then as a priest, bishop, and pope. Love for the mountains. Wojtyla's flat .Reconstruction of three rooms with authentic equipment belonging to the Wojtyla family. They lived here in the years 1919-1938. A bedroom with a kneeler on which, after the death of his wife, Karol's father was praying.

3. Transit Wadowice - Krakow.

4. Krakow.

Church of the Franciscan Fathers. Here, as a student of theology, Karol Wojtyla participated in the Holy Masses. Today, under the choir elevation, we can find the favorite bench of Karol Wojtyla with a commemorative plaque. During his first pilgrimage to Poland in 1979, in the Franciscan church, Pope John Paul II has met with sick people. Church of St. Florian. The first Krakow parish of Karol Wojtyla where he was a vicar after graduation (1949-1951). Here he led the parish catechesis, took care of the altar servers, and ran courses for brides. He left the church of St. Florian at the beginning of his further studies in order to obtain habilitation. St. Mary's Basilica. Father Karol Wojtyla was here a confessor and preacher in the years 1952-1958. His confessional is located in the nave of the southern basilica, opposite the altar of Our Lady of Ostra Brama. Wawel Cathedral. A place extremely important in the life of Karol Wojtyla. Here in 1946, he celebrated his first Mass. In 1948, he was here consecrated as a bishop and also here the biggest Zygmunt's bell announced his visit to Poland. Church of the Pauline Fathers.  In this church, St. Stanislaus died a martyr's death in the 11th century and from the 13th century, a May procession traditionally sets off from this church to the Wawel Cathedral with the bishop of Krakow at the helm. Karol Wojtyla led this march many times and spoke in this church to people of culture and science twice. Papal Window at Franciszkanska Street 3.

5. Transit Krakow - Warsaw.

Day trip from Warsaw to Krakow and Wadowice. In the Footsteps of John Paul II. Practical information.

Where is Family Home of John Paul II in Wadowice ? Where is Krakow ? Is Wadowice close to Warsaw ?

How much is guided tour of Wadowice and Krakow ?

Total price for private guided tour with a licensed educator:

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  • Total price for 1 person 390-EUR / 422-USD. 
  • Total price for 2 persons 405-EUR / 438-USD (202-EUR / 219-USD per person). 
  • Total price for 3 persons 420-EUR / 455-USD (140-EUR / 152-USD per person).
  • Total price for 4 persons by a sedan car 460-EUR / 498-USD (115-EUR / 124-USD per person).
  • Total price for 4 persons by a Van car 630-EUR / 682-USD (157-EUR / 171-USD per person).
  • Total price for 5 persons 645-EUR / 698-USD (129-EUR / 139-USD per person).
  • Total price for 6 persons 660-EUR / 715-USD (110-EUR / 119-USD per person).
  • Total price for 7 persons 675-EUR / 731-USD (96-EUR / 104-USD per person).
  • Total price for 8 persons by Mercedes Sprinter 1,170-EUR / 1,267-USD (146-EUR / 158-USD per person).
  • Total price for 9 persons 1,205-EUR / 1,304-USD (134-EUR / 145-USD per person).
  • Total price for 10 persons 1,240-EUR / 1,342-USD (124-EUR / 134-USD per person).
  • Total price for 11 persons 1.275-EUR / 1,380-USD (116-EUR / 125-USD per person).
  • Total price for 12 persons 1,310-EUR / 1,418-USD (109-EUR / 118-USD per person).
  • Total price for 13 persons 1,345-EUR / 1,456-USD (103-EUR / 112-USD per person).
  • Total price for 14 persons 1,380-EUR / 1,494-USD (99-EUR / 107-USD per person).
  • Total price for 15 persons 1,415-EUR / 1,532-USD (94-EUR / 102-USD per person).
  • Total price for 16 persons 1,450-EUR / 1,570-USD (91-EUR / 98-USD per person).
  • Total price for 17 persons 1,485-EUR / 1,608-USD (87-EUR / 95-USD per person).
  • Total price for 18 persons 1,520-EUR / 1,645-USD (84-EUR / 91-USD per person).
  • Total price for 19 persons 1,555-EUR / 1,683-USD (82-EUR / 89-USD per person).
  • If you want to reserve a trip for a larger number of people, email us.
  • During our trip, we can also visit the monastery at Jasna Góra (+ additional fee ) and the sanctuary in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska (+ additional fee ).

All tickets and fees included in the price.

How long is tour of Wadowice and Krakow ?

The total duration of the tour: 12 hours.

How far is Family Home of John Paul II in Wadowice from Warsaw ?

Distance between Warsaw and Wadowice is 350 km / 217 miles.

How long is the drive from Warsaw to Wadowice ?

Approximate driving time one way: 4 hours.

Distance between Wadowice and Krakow is 55 km / 34 miles.

Approximate driving time one way: 1 hour.

Time of Krakow and Wadowice Tour may vary slightly due to the situation on the road or random events which are out of Organizer's control.

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