John Paul II

Tour information

Most of the world knows one face of John Paul II – similing and brave, changing the image of Catholic Church and political situation in Europe at the same time. This is the person that the entire world knows and adores. It is easy to forget that before he became all that, his name was Karol and he was just a teenager, coming from a small town where he was raised to Kraków to study. Interested in literature, he was sure that being a priest is not a choice for him. What made him change his mind?

This tour will take you to the places in Kraków where he used to live, study, work but also have fun. You will see charming, but often neglected district of Dębniki, where pope-to-be spent most of the time of the WWII, where we will enter the apartment where he used to live. We will also visit the places connected with the work of Karol Wojtyła before he became a pope – The Bishop’s Palace, the Fransiscans’ monastery and the Wawel cathedral.

It’s not going to be a standard tour about how John Paul II affected Kraków. You will see how Kraków affected him.

Forget about John Paul II for a moment. Meet Karol Wojtyła.

This tour includes:

English-speaking guide — History — Storytelling — Dębniki — Karol Wojtyła — The Bishop's Palace — The Franciscans' monastery — Wawel cathedral

Traveler Reviews

  • “A fabulous tour even if you're not a history buff!”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on June3, 2016

    Our tour guide, Maciek, really made the tour extremely informative and entertaining! We did the Old Town Krakow tour. I'm not the biggest history buff, like my husband, but I thoroughly enjoyed…

  • “Krakow trip”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on June3, 2016

    Ania took us to an interesting tour through the old town and through the Jewish quarter kazimierz she was very professional funny and an excellent guide if we come back again to Kraków we will…

  • “A great experience”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on June2, 2016

    We went on the free walking tour, and yes it is free, but a tip is expected at the end, and we gave without hesitation, the tour takes 3-4 hours and it wasn't a moment too long, just wear comfortable…

On arrival

In front of St. Mary´s Church on the Main Market Square.

Things to note

Booking for this tour is recommended to reserve your space specially during high season. This helps us to guarantee you’ll receive a top quality tour!

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From 10:30 to 13:15
Iglesia de Santa María
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