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Built around 1870, the tenement house at No 7 Kościelna Street where the Holy Father John Paul II was raised has been operating as a papal museum since 1984. Visitors may take a trip through different stages of the Holy Father’s life by touring the multimedia exhibition that invites reflection and shows what the climate and life was like in pre-war Wadowice.

The Family Home of John Paul II museum (Muzeum Dom Rodzinny Ojca Świętego Jana Pawła II) attracts 300,000- 400,000 visitors each year to tour the few rooms in which John Paul was born and raised. The tour begins on the ground level and ascends by ramps to the top of the museum. The two main rooms of the original home are the central focus of the museum, with the multimedia exhibit constructed lovingly around them. The museum includes personal items that were meaningful in John Paul’s life, including the Vatican clock (which was stopped at the moment of his death) and the Polish bible, which was read to him by the sisters in his final moments.

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John Paul II trail private tour from Krakow

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John Paul II trail private tour from Krakow

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Follow in the footsteps of St. John Paull II, Poland’s first pope, on this private tour to signature sights around Krakow, with transfers direct from your door. Visit the Family Home of John Paul II in Wadowice, where he was born, on a guided tour; see Kalwaria Zebrzydowska and the Divine Mercy Sanctuary, where he made pilgrimages; and visit the church built in his honor and completed in 2016.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Saint John Paul II Private Day Tour from Krakow

Saint John Paul II Private Day Tour from Krakow

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Follow in the footsteps of Pope John Paul II on a full-day, small-group tour from Krakow that explores the places the pope lived and worshiped. You’ll see the John Paul II Family Museum in the former Pope’s hometown of Wadowice, then visit the Kalwaria Zebrzydowska Sanctuary, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This full-day Pope John Paul II tour includes pickup and drop-off at accommodations in central Krakow, skip-the-line admission at each site, and transport by climate-controlled minivan, and it’s limited to 15 people for a more personal experience.
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  • 6 hours
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Discover Pope John Paul II: Complete Private Tour

Discover Pope John Paul II: Complete Private Tour

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Tailor-made for Catholics the world over, this private spiritual journey follows in the footsteps of Karol Wojtyla—Pole, pope, and saint. Begin at Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, a UNESCO World Heritage site and place of pilgrimage. Then travel to Wadowice, the saint’s home town, visit the local basilica, taste his favorite dessert, and tour his family home. Finally, explore the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy, once home to Saint Faustina Kowalska.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
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$182.90
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John Paul II History: Private Tour

John Paul II History: Private Tour

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Visit the family home of Pope John Paul II. Learn the history of Karol Wojtyła, the man who became the pope thanks to the help of a professional guide speaking your language. Discover the center of John Paul II, admire collections of paintings, robes and many other items related to the Pope. Feel the inner peace visiting the sacred complex. Use the transport in an air-conditioned vehicle in two directions from Krakow with pick up and drop off from your hotel (without having to travel to another meeting place). Enjoy private transport without having to share the vehicle with other tourists. • Round-trip door-to-door transfers are provided • No need to buy tickets on site - admission is included • Learn history about John Paul II from your guide in the language of your choice ATTENTION Currently, due to the Covid-19 epidemics, visiting the family home of John Paul II takes place without a guide.
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  • 6 hours
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In the Footsteps of John Paul II from Krakow

In the Footsteps of John Paul II from Krakow

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Get an up-close look at the life of John Paul II on this 5-hour tour to Wadowice, the former pope’s childhood home, from Krakow. Journey through the Beskidy Mountains, visit the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy, and explore the pope's family home as your expert guide provides illuminating background information. Your tour concludes with transportation back to Krakow.
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  • 7 hours
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John Paul II Heritage Tour from Krakow

John Paul II Heritage Tour from Krakow

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Tick off three of Poland’s most popular pilgrimage sites in just one day on a 6-hour trip to Wadowice, Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, and the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy from Krakow. Travel with ease between the monuments, all associated with Pope John Paul II, and gain insight into Poland’s religious heritage from a guide. Hotel pickup and drop-off in Krakow are included.
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  • 6 hours
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John Paul II Private Tour

John Paul II Private Tour

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Each tour is unique because You are unique! John Paul 2 Route is situated south of Krakow at the foot of Carpathians. This route is important not only for believers, but for all who want to understand history and life of this extraordinary man and environment in which he was growing to become charismatic pope. In the same time it is also story about Poland, culture and spirit of Polish and about beauty of its southern part. Visit the House-Museum of John Paul II & Kalwaria Zebrzydowska Monastery (UNESCO). Visit to Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in Krakow-Lagiewniki consecrated by John Paul II. Stop by Karol Wojtyla's house in Krakow. We pride ourselves in arranging outstanding Tailor-made Tours to even most remote spots of our beautiful region according to our Clients Wishes. We are not just a tour, we are real experience designed especially for our unique Guests! And wherever You wish to travel, we will take You there with great care and will make Your experience unforgettable.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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From Krakow: Wadowice & Kalwaria - John Paul II Route

From Krakow: Wadowice & Kalwaria - John Paul II Route

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Find out about the life of Pope John Paul II by going on a tour to sites related to his early life. Save hours researching places to visit and have a full itinerary planned out for you with round-trip private transport included. Visit the small city of Wadowice, and go to the church where Pope John Paul II was baptized and confirmed. Also, visit the pilgrimage town of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska and see Bernardine Monastery.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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Krakow: JPII Tour

Krakow: JPII Tour

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You can follow John Paul II's footsteps in the private tour option. You'll have the opportunity to see Łagiewniki and the grave of Sister Faustyna, as well as Wadowice, where you can visit the family house of John Paul II with a private guide in the previously chosen language. On the way to Wadowice you'll see the Sanctuary of Passion and Marian o. Bernardine in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska.
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  • 5 hours
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Tour to Wadowice: Hometown of Pope Saint John Paul II 5-8 persons

Tour to Wadowice: Hometown of Pope Saint John Paul II 5-8 persons

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Visit the family town of Pope John Paul II, Wadowice's. Explore the family house of John Paul II, walk around the town and also try Wadowice's famous cake.
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Wadowice and Sanctuary of Divine Mercy- John Paul II Private Tour from Krakow

Wadowice and Sanctuary of Divine Mercy- John Paul II Private Tour from Krakow

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Pope John Paul II is one of the most famous figures to have come from Poland, and on this tour you’ll visit many sites associated with him. He was born in Wadowice, not far from Krakow, and on this tour you’ll visit his birthplace as well as other buildings, pilgrimage sites, churches, and monasteries connected to him. This is an especially interesting tour for Catholics, but it’s also fun for anyone interested in Polish history.
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  • 6 hours
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Wadowice - birthplace of the Pope John Paul II tour from Krakow

Wadowice - birthplace of the Pope John Paul II tour from Krakow

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We will show you the place where one of the greatest popes was born. With us you will visit his Family Home and the city center where you can try the favorite cakes of the pope called "kremówki"
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  • 4 hours
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Combined tour Wadowice & Czestochowa private tour from Krakow

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Combined tour Wadowice & Czestochowa private tour from Krakow

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Join us and follow the footsteps of John Paul II. Visit the former pope's childchood home. Marvel at the Way of the Cross in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska. Discover Divine Mercy Sanctuary in Lagiewniki, among other spiritual sites. Then visit Jasna Gora monastery and admire the famed ‘Black Madonna’ painting. See Miraculous Picture Chapel and the Basilica. What we guarantee: • Friendly english speaking driver who will take care of you, give you tips on visiting Cracow. • Do not have to wait until we collect travelers from all over the city. • Private air-conditioned transport. • Professional service.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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12 Day Private Tour of Poland with Hotels

12 Day Private Tour of Poland with Hotels

The tour program includes all the must see places in Poland, most of them is listed at the UNESCO World Heritage List. Our guide/driver will show you a real Poland how it was and how it is now. Private tour option gives you a lot of flexibility and comfort.
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$3,390.00
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John Paul II Route from Krakow, private tour

John Paul II Route from Krakow, private tour

Immerse yourself in the life and history of John Paul II with this private tour of his hometown, Wadowice from Krakow. Visit the place where he was born and his last residence before leaving for the Vatican, as well as places of significance to him, including the UNESCO-listed monastery in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska.
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  • 6 hours
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Private Half-Day John Paul II Route Tour from Krakow

Private Half-Day John Paul II Route Tour from Krakow

Discover the exceptional man whose legacy holds a unique place in the recent history of the world. Explore sites significant to the previous Krakow archbishop, Karol Wojtyla, more commonly known as Pope John Paul II. This tour includes visiting the family home of Karol Wojtyła, now a museum documenting his life, activities and Pope’s relations with Wadowice. Later you will go to the John Paul II center located in Krakow dedicated to his life and work. This tour is 100% private , which means you are going exclusively with the driver or your own group, you will not be riding large bus driving around the city from pickup to pickup. Our cars are clean and well-kept.
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  • 6 hours
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4 days in Krakow with a tour to choose

4 days in Krakow with a tour to choose

Krakow and surroundings highlights in 4 days. Do not worry about accommodation and airport transfers- we will organise that for you!
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  • 4 days
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From Kraków: Wadowice + Częstochowa Black Madonna

From Kraków: Wadowice + Częstochowa Black Madonna

In Wadowice Karol Wojtyła, the future Pope John Paul II was born. The tour includes a visit to the Family Home of John Paul II, now a museum which provides exhibits of the future Pope's domestic life. The next place is Basilica of the Offering of the Blessed Virgin Mary- an ornate Church where Karol Wojtyła was baptized and confirmed. Kalwaria is best known for the Bernardine Monastery and the complex of 42 Chapels and Churches. Oficially called the Cultural & Landscape Complex of Monastery and Pilgrimage Park of the Bernardine Fathers, it was added to the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List. Be sure to visit the 17th century Baroque Church -painting of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Kalwaria The monastery holds the most famous shrine to the Virgin Mary in Poland and it is home to the Black Madonna painting - rumored to have been painted by St. Luke on a tabletop built by Jesus. The Black Madonna is believed to have miraculous powers by those who visit her.
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  • 12 hours
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John Paul II Route, regular small group tour from Krakow

John Paul II Route, regular small group tour from Krakow

While in Poland don’t miss your chance to visit Wadowice, childhood hometown of John Paul ll – where Karol Wojtyła was born, where he was baptised and went to school. Monastery in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska (on UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites), the Polish Golgota, a popular pilgrimage destination Łagiewniki with new Centre of John Paul II. Finally, we will see the Archbishop’s Palace which is Wojtyla’s last residence before leaving for the Vatican in 1978. See the famous “papal window”, where thousands of people lit candles and prayed during his last days. You will see places of interest that had an effect on him during his childhood and adolescence years. Important notice: This tour will be held only if in the group will be at least 2 participants.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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John Paul II Tour - Pope's House, Church and Pope's cake -

John Paul II Tour - Pope's House, Church and Pope's cake - "kremówka"

Discover Family Home of the Holy Father John Paul II in Wadowice. Visit the place where he lived throughout the entire period of study. Learn more about the Holy Father's life and teaching. Discover the place where John Paul II served the mass and where he discovered his calling. Afterwards you will taste Pope's favourite cake “Kremówka“. A visit to small Wadowice is above all an opportunity to get to know the city of birth, childhood and early youth of Karol Wojtyła. The future Pope spent the first 18 years of his life here. "In this city, in Wadowice, it all began. And life began, and school began, studies began, and theater began, and priesthood began," said John Paul II during the pilgrimage to Poland in 1999. Your spiritual adventure will start right here. In the family home of the Holy Father John Paul II which has become a museum you can see souvenirs of John Paul for example certificate photographs, skis, and presonal effects. You can see what his life was like.
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  • 4 hours
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Half-day In the footsteps of John Paul II Tour from Krakow

Half-day In the footsteps of John Paul II Tour from Krakow

There are many places worldwide which were beloved by John Paul II. But among them there are three which can unquestionably be considered the most meaningful ones for him. His birth place – Wadowice – “where everything started” but also where“time was running, eternity was waiting”, Kalwaria Zebrzydowska with its splendid monastery and church, which JPII asked us tovisit “during his life and after his death” and the Sanctuary of Łagiewniki – connected strictly with his message to people about the Divine Mercy of God, which he found in the holy visions of Sister Faustina Kowalska.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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In the footsteps of John Paul II of Kraków

In the footsteps of John Paul II of Kraków

Wadowice is the hometown of Karol Wojtyła - the Pope Johanes Paul II. Right here, next to the market and the Basilica of the Sacrifice of Mary, in Kościelna Street, there is a rather modest apartment building, in which on May 18, 1920 the future Pope opens the world has come. In the former apartment of the Wojtyła family, elements of the former interior furnishings as well as many memorabilia related to the life and work of the future Pope were collected, such as: family photos, copies of Karol's school records, documents from the next stages of his life, and even skis, a backpack and a paddle, proof of his passion for tourism. On display are manuscripts of his works, various publications on John Paul II from many countries and a collection of photos of visits by the Pope in Wadowice.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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From Krakow: The Black Madonna of Czestochowa & John Paul II Family Home

From Krakow: The Black Madonna of Czestochowa & John Paul II Family Home

Visit in one day on the guided tour the most important places of worship in Poland both The Jasna Góra Monastery and The Family Home of John Paul II. Follow in the footsteps of one of the greatest Poles in history from his humble beginnings in the town of Wadowice to his devotion to Virgin Mary and also to the people of the world. Marvel at Jasna Góra, the famous Polish sanctuary often called one of the spiritual capitals of Europe and one of Poland’s most visited pilgrimage sites. Visit the chapel of the Black Madonna with the miraculous painting having a truly once in a lifetime experience.
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  • 10 hours
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Following footsteps of St. John Paul II Private tour

Following footsteps of St. John Paul II Private tour

This sentimental route, covering places which were very dear to Karol Wojtyła will reveal the story of his childhood, adolescence and early career. On the way to Wadowice, we stop in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska - the Poland's largest Calvary sanctuary. Next you will go to Wadowice - "the place where it all began" as the Pope referred to his hometown in 1999 during his visit here. The house he was born (currently a great museum), basilica he was baptized and received his first communion, cake shop he was going to after school will bring the past times back and will make your experience long remembered. On return to Kraków we stop at the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in Łagiewniki. In this developing place of worship and pilgrimage you can pay homage to the Divine Marcy Painting and to the holly relics of St. Faustyna Kowalska, who was canonized as the first saint of the Third Millennium by John Paul II, and admire the impressive modern basilica consecrated by the Pope in 2002.
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  • 6 hours
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What are Family Home of John Paul II hours of operation?
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Family Home of John Paul II hours of operation: May-September, 9am-7pm daily (last admission at 5:40pm); November-March, 9am-4pm daily (last admission at 2:40pm); April and October, 9am-6pm daily (last admission at 4:40pm) . Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Family Home of John Paul II can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 37 Family Home of John Paul II tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Family Home of John Paul II costs USD 50.00. Guided Family Home of John Paul II tours start around USD 50.00 per person. See all 37 Family Home of John Paul II tickets and tours on Viator.
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