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.
1 city, 2 towns
Up to 30 days*
Pick up from your Cracow hotel by a tour guide and a coach. Transfer to Zebrzydowska Calvary. Sightseeing with a guide. Next transfer to Wadowice the birth place of John Paul II. Short sightseeing of the town and an entrance to Family Home of John Paul II Museum. Dinner. Return to Cracow. A visit in Divine Mercy Sanctuary in Łagiewniki and a stroll to John Paull II Centre in Łagiewniki. Return to your hotel.
It is a pilgrimage destination situated about 32 km from Cracow. The Passion-Marian Sanctuary of St.Bernards convent was put down to World Heritage List UNESCO in 1999, being the only Calvary in the list. The beginnings of the construction of the Calvary date back to the year 1600. Right now the complex consists of basilica and monastery at the top of Żar mountain, 42 chapels and path churches. The monument was built in the architectural style of the late Baroque.
It is a small town about 50 km from Cracow. The main touristic magnet of Wadowice is the fact that pope John Paul II, the greatest of Poles, was born here. Pilgrims usually visit the Family Home of John Paul II’s Museum. The museum was opened in 2010 and after a complete modernization of the historic tenement it was reopened in 2014. The exhibition is fully modern and multimedia. Near the house of John Paul II, pilgrims usually visit Basilica of Offertory of the Blessed Virgin Mary by Wadowice main square.
Family Home of John Paul II in Wadowice town is about 53 km from Kraków (1:15 h drive). It is situated at main market square just by a church where we will find the original baptismal font of the Saint and holy relics of his blood. The museum can be visited with a guide and it takes about 1 h. The exhibition covers 3 floors of original building and about 1000 m2. Apart from the Wojtyła’s family flat the exhibition demonstrates John Paul II life starting from his family and hometown through youth, World War II period,...
The sanctuary in located in Łagiewniki, one of Cracow’s districts. The cult of Divine Mercy is connected to Faustina Kowalska and her revelations. The sanctuary became a popular place for pilgrimages, especially after pope John Paul II beatified and canonized Faustina Kowalska, causing the spread of Divine Mercy devotion. Modern basilica of Divine Mercy, built between 1999 and 2002, is a two-storey building which can accommodate up to 5,000 pilgrims.
Tour guide, local museum guide
Family Home of John Paul II Museum
Your hotel in Cracow
Your hotel in Cracow
English, German, Norwegian, French, Spanish, Italian and others on request
One day trip
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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