Krakow: Divine Mercy and Nowa Huta District

A full-day tour combining spiritual Catholic and historical heritage places. Visit the Divine Mercy Shrine, Communist district and then a beautiful 800-year-old basilica. Have a traditional Polish dinner and finish with a classical concert.

What's Included?

• All transport in a high quality private air-conditioned car/ minivan
• Professional English-speaking driver
• Driver/ guide
• 3-course dinner Morskie Oko Restaurant
• Classical music concert tickets
• All entrance fees and local taxes mentioned above

Duration

1 day

Destination Covered

Krakow and Nowa Huta Route

Best Suited

All
Enjoy a pick-up from your hotel to Divine Mercy Shrine, celebrating Mass there. The sanctuary houses the miraculous image of Merciful Jesus and the relics of Sister Faustina. John Paul II was said to be the driving force behind the worship of the Lord's Mercy within its center, the Lagiewniki Sanctuary by the worldwide Catholic movement.

Leave after lunch for Nowa Huta. You will be taken for a drive around in this ex-Socialist quarter of Krakow. After Poland was liberated and occupied by the Soviet Union the communists built the largest European steel mill called Nowa Huta (New Steel Mill) from 1949 to 1955. The new district was built around Plac Centralny (Central Square) and Aleja Róż (Alley of Roses). Visit the Lord’s Ark Church - built between 1967 and 1977, Nowa Huta’s first house of worship, pieced together brick by brick by volunteer workers with no assistance from the communist authorities. The complete opposite of what Nowa Huta was meant to stand for, the Lord's Ark (Arka Pana) is a remarkable building and a true symbol of the Polish belief in Catholicism.

Later, visit the splendid Holy Cross Basilica and the adjoining Cistercian cloister, which dates way, way back to 1266. This is the Cistercian Monastery and famous for its morbidly miraculous cross. It is also recognized as among the most important religious buildings in Małopolska. At about 18:00, have traditional Polish cuisine for your selective palate while looking at traditional wooden architecture. A Polish Highlander experience. Enjoy a beautiful classical music concert (1-hour) in a 400-year-old church at 20:00. Have traditional Polish cuisine for your selective palate while looking at the traditional wooden architecture. After the concert, you will be taken back to your hotel.
• Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• Adult pricing applies to all travelers
• Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to - availability
• Dress code is smart casual
• A moderate amount of walking is involved
• Infant meals not included
• May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
• Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
• Wheelchair accessible - if assistance is required, passenger must provide their own carer
• Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
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