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Overview

Cracow area is the most important region of Poland in terms of tourist attractions. It is also an extraordinary destination for pilgrimages. Just to mention a few most interesting sites, there are Łagiewniki Divine Mercy Sanctuary and John Paul II Centre, Wadowice and John Paul II Family Home Museum, Zebrzydowska Calvary enlisted at UNESCO World Heritage List, Częstochowa Monastery, Tyniec Monastery and Cracow churches such as Wawel Cathedral, St. Mary's Basilica, Skałka Church, Franciscan Church or St. Peter and Paul Church. It is difficult to see them all with other tourist attractions during short visits. This is why our one day trip will show you the most important religious sights out of Cracow city centre. Discover these miraculous places with ITS Poland DMC.

Number of days/duration

1

Included meals

1 dinner

Suggested dates

All year

Number of cities/sights

1 city, 2 towns

Group size

10-50

Trip pace

Medium

Free cancellation

Up to 30 days*

Itinerary

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What's included

1 meals
Private coach transportation
Trip staff

Tour guide, local museum guide

Entrance fees to

Family Home of John Paul II Museum

Transport

Coach

Pickup place

Your hotel in Cracow

Drop off place

Your hotel in Cracow

Language offered

English, German, Norwegian, French, Spanish, Italian and others on request

Mobile & printed vouchers accepted
Trip type

One day trip

Not included

General conditions and customs

Optional Excursions

Tyniec

Formerly a village near Cracow, since 1973 has become one of Cracow’s districts. Tyniec is especially famous for the Benedictine Abbey established in this place as early as 1044, on the picturesque limestone hill by Vistula river. Currently tourists can see the abbey and museum which is placed there. Pilgrims also visit the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul which was constructed in Ghotic and Baroque style.

Wawel Cathedral

It is the best well known royal necropolis and real national pantheon. Close to the kings in the cathedral many noble people were buried, such as Cracow bishops, and Polish national heroes. Here you will find among other the tumbs of Kuyavia Ladislas the Short (Władysław Łokietek), Kazmir the Great (Kazimierz Wielki) and John III Sobieski (Jan III Sobieski).

St. Mary’s Basilica

St. Mary’s Basilica in Kraków is one of the biggest and after Wawel Cathedral the most important church in Kraków. St. Mary’s Basilica is a Gothic church built in the 14th and 15th centuries. Since the end of the 15th century it has had a famous late Gothic sculpture masterpiece the Great Altar by Wit Stwosz. Tourists not only admire a grand scale of this building and the altar piece but also its rich ornaments, polychrome decorations and stai...

Skalka Monastery

Skalka is a commonly used name referring to Saint Michael the Archangel and Saint Stanislaus the Bishop and Martyr Basilica – a Pauline monastery in the historic district of Kazimierz. The monastery was built in the place of martyrdom of Saint Stanislaus slain by the Polish king in 1079. The original Romanesque building saw many redesigns in both Gothic and Baroque styles and plentiful restoration works. Skalka is a part of National Pantheon w...

St. Francis of Assisi Church

St. Francis of Assisi Church is situated in the very heart of Kraków’s Old Town at 2 Franciszkańska Street just by the famous Pope’s Window. The church, currently Minor Basilica, was consecrated in 1296. It has been enlarged many times. In 1462, 1476, 1655 and 1855 the building burnt. Nowadays, it has a brick construction with a presbytery, transept, aisle and 3 chapels. Tourists usually want to see here stained glass windows made by famous Po...

St. Andrew's Church

This Romanesque roman-catholic church built in 1098 in Okol settlement is one of the oldest buildings in Krakow and possibly the best-preserved such building in Poland. Its fortified structure held against the Mongol raid of 1257 and gave shelter to the local people. Although the building remained mainly Romanesque, Baroque interiors and steeples were added during 17th and 18th centuries. Photo credit: All files, if not stated otherwise, are ...

Church of Saints Peter and Paul

Saints Peter and Paul Church is a Roman Catholic church built in the early 17th century. Located at Grodzka Street right next to St. Adrew’s Church and about half-way between Krakow’s Main Market Square and Wawel Castle. The Church was built for the The Society of Jesus by Polish king Sigismund III Vasa and it is the very first Baroque Styled building in Krakow. The dolomite façade with statues of Jesuit saints carries some resemblance of Chur...

Jasna Góra Monastery in Częstochowa

Czestochowa is a city laying about 125 km from Cracow which is the spiritual capital of Poland. Every year the sanctuary is also visited by a few million pilgrims from all over the world. It is the most important pilgrimage site connected to Marian devotion of the famous painting of Black Madonna. The sanctuary has been run by the Order of Saint Paul the First Hermit since 1382. The painting has been famous through the ages for miracles and he...

Reviews

Amazing day spent discovering Catholicism in Poland! I have never suspected the Catholicism can be still so lively and with all these modern facilities. It is worth to see it even if you are not a Catholic!
Bruno
Great pilgrimage. We would never have an opportunity to see all these places if we haven't taken this trip. Thank you ITS Poland for great planning and flawless service!
Martha

Questions and answers

Is it possible to organise a Holly Mass in any of the places?

No problem with that, just contact our staff about this additional service. Usually we organize Masses either in Divine Mercy Sanctuary old convent chapel or in Wadowice.

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