The Route of John Paul II

Perfect itinerary for those who are interested in religious and spiritual tour. Not everyone knows Poland is a perfect destination for pilgrimages: it is the motherland of Pope John Paul II, there are places related to famous saints as well as important and beautiful sanctuaries to visit. During this trip you will get to know the interesting capital of Poland – Warsaw and beautiful Krakow.
Duration 6 days
* extensions available
Availability every Friday
Departures from Warsaw
Ends in Krakow
Group Size Max 20
Average rating 5/5
Show prices in: PLN USD EUR GBP CAD AUD
Tour Date Double occupancy Single occupancy
every Friday Midrange 782 EUR / per person 957 EUR / per person
every Friday Upscale 864 EUR / per person 1109 EUR / per person
every Friday Midrange (1 room only) - 1377 EUR / per person
every Friday Upscale (1 room only) - 1564 EUR / per person
Included in price

  • accommodation with breakfast in Warsaw (2 nights) and Krakow (3 nights)
  • all airport/train station transfers
  • private guided tour of Warsaw in English (including transport)
  • private walking guided tour of Krakow in English (including entrance fees to Archdiocesan Museum)
  • private tour to Czestochowa (including transportation, guided tour in English with local monk)
  • private one-day guided tour to Wadowice, Kalwaria Zebrzydowska and Lagiewniki (including transportation, assistance of English-speaking guide, entrances fees to the family house of John Paul II in Wadowice)
  • railway tickets from Warsaw to Krakow (express train, II class)
  • all taxes

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Day 1

Arrival to Warsaw

Welcome meeting at the airport or the train station with our driver who will take you to the selected centrally located hotel in Warsaw. Rest of the day free for leisure.
Recommended activities: viewing terrace on the 31st floor of the Palace of Culture and Science, museums: Warsaw Uprising, Fryderyk Chopin, Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Wilanow Palace.
Overnight in Warsaw.

Day 2

Warsaw

Enjoy 6-hour introductory city tour conducted by a specialized English-speaking guide and private transport.
Morning: you will see the highlights of the city, starting from the Old Town, carefully rebuilt after the II World War, with its market square, St. John’s Cathedral and the Royal Castle. Then we you will head up to the Lazienki Royal Park with the Palace on the Water.
Afternoon: you will go to the church of St. Stanislaus Kostka – where the tomb of the beatified Jerzy Popieluszko is located, later on, a visit to a museum dedicated to Jerzy Popieluszko, a Polish Catholic priest, associated with the Solidarnosc movement. Popieluszko was declared beatified on June 6 in 2010 during a ceremony held on Pilsudski Square in Warsaw. Thanks to the visit to the museum you will know the history of Popieluszko’s life.
Evening: free time.
Overnight in Warsaw.

Day 3

Warsaw - Krakow

Morning: We will arrange a transfer to the railway station, where you will board the express train to Krakow. The journey should not take more than 2,5 hours. After arrival to Krakow, our local driver will welcome you at the arrival platform and transfer you to the hotel.
Afternoon: You will meet our local guide at the hotel’s lobby and start a 4-hour guided tour where you will have a chance to see places connected with life of Karol Wojtyla: 10 Tyniecka Street where he moved to from Wadowice in 1938, the house of Kanonicza Street where he lived as a bishop, and the bishop’s at 3 Franiszkanska Street with the famous window from which he greeted young people any time he returned to Poland, the Church of St Stanislaus Kostka where he celebrated his first public mass and St Florian’s basilica, his parish church in 1951-1958. At the end of the tour we will take you to the Archdiocesan Museum which displays a collection of sacral works of art, often withdrawn from worship, from the 14th to the 18th century. The museum’s objective is to hold on permanent display and make visitors familiar with the artistic legacy of the Cracow bishopric.
Evening: Free time.
Overnight in Krakow.

Day 4

Krakow - Czestochowa - Krakow

Morning: Departure 130 kilometres to the north, to Czestochowa  and visit the Jasna Gora Monastery, one of the most important pilgrimage centre in Europe. The objective will be to get familiar with its history and treasures like the miraculous image of the Black Virgin. In 1930 Karol Wojtyla (later Pope John Paul II) came with his father to Czestochowa for the first time and prayed to the Black Virgin. As Pope he has visited Jasna Gora seven times. Return to Krakow in the afternoon.
Evening: Free time.
Overnight in Krakow.

Day 5

Krakow – Wadowice – Kalwaria Zebrzydowska – Lagiewniki – Krakow

Morning: you will travel to Wadowice, the hometown of John Paul II, to see the Basilica of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary followed by the visit in the house (now converted into museum) where Karol Wojtyla was born.
Afternoon: our next stop is the Sanctuary of the Passion and of the Madonna in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska. It was inserted by the UNESCO in its World Heritage List, with the following motivation: ‘Kalwaria Zebrzydowska is a cultural site of great beauty and of spiritual importance. Its natural setting, which contains some symbolic places of worship related to the Passion of Jesus Christ and the life of the Virgin Mary, has remained almost unchanged since the 17th century’. Later on we will visit one of the Krakow’s district, Lagiewniki where the spectacular Sanctuary of the Divine Mercy is located. The place is modern, built after the beatification of St. Faustina, connected to the convent where the sister Faustina spent the last years of her life and where she died on October 5, 1938. The church, where the most famous image of Faustina (painted by Adolph Hyla) is located, is also the resting place of her relics.
Return to the hotel in late afternoon.
Evening: free time.
Overnight in Krakow.

Day 6

The end of the tour or the continuation

Depending on the time of your flight/train, our driver will take you to the Cracow airport or to the train station. If you wish to continue your trip to Warsaw or other Polish or European destinations, we will be more than glad to help you with the services.

Details

There is a possibility to customize the program and its starting dates, adapting them to your needs and preferences – in case of any changes, the pricing is for request.

We reserve the right to change the order of the visited objects depending on the availability of individual services.

Unesco world heritage monuments

Warsaw Old Town, Krakow Old Town, architectural complex in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska

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