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  • Krakow: Day Trip to Częstochowa

    1. Krakow: Day Trip to Częstochowa

    Visit the basilica and monastery located in the city of Jasna Góra and discover the holy relic of the Black Madonna of Częstochowa. Częstochowa is one of the most important centers of religious worship in Poland, it is regarded by many as Poland's spiritual capital and for hundreds of years, it has been a site of pilgrimage for Poles. High on the mountain top, 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, depicting the Mother of God with the Christ Child, is believed to have miraculous powers by those who visit her. It is also possible to reserve a private guided tour on request.

  • From Krakow: Ojców National Park Tour

    2. From Krakow: Ojców National Park Tour

    Depart Krakow and travel by bus to Ojców National Park to marvel at the limestone rock formations of the Jurassic age, including the remarkable 25-meter tall limestone column known as Hercules' Club. Discover some of the caves inhabited by 17 species of bats. See the Renaissance castle on the limestone cliffs of Pieskowa Skala as part of a defensive chain built by King Kazimierz Wielki in the middle of the 14th century. Follow part of the famous marked Trail of the Eagles’ Nests that links 25 medieval castles between Częstochowa and Krakow. Benefit from the services of an amazing guide for 4 hours to make your trip unforgettable. Get off the beaten path and discover parts of the park that most tourists never see.

  • From Kraków: Wadowice + Częstochowa Black Madonna

    3. From Kraków: Wadowice + Częstochowa Black Madonna

    Wadowice is a small city situated 50 km from Krakow. Here 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 Zebrzydowska, this pilgrimage town founded in 1601, is best known for the Bernardine (Grey Friar) Monastery and its complex of 42 Chapels and Churches. Oficially called the Cultural & Landscape Complex of Monastery and Pilgrimage Park of the Bernardine Fathers, this amazing place was added to the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List in 1999. Be sure to visit the 17th century Baroque Church famous for its miraculous painting of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Kalwaria (Polish for Calvary). Visi...

    The day before our tour, the local tour operator contacted us to let us know that as a result of a large number of tour participants, our tour of JPII’s boyhood home is canceled. The local tour operator made accommodations for other sites. We wish we would have had much more notice of this cancellation. Otherwise, we might have been able to book another day. Unfortunately, this was our only day available for this tour. This entire booking only provides transportation. No guide at any site is included. Although our driver was safe, engaging, and courteous, at one point we felt like we had been abandoned after lunch. We were not in our home country. We do not speak the local language. Our van was not where it was when we left it. The driver went to the other side of the restaurant for petrol. He did not say he was doing so. For a couple minutes, we were quite worried about how to get to our hotel which was over two hours away.

  • From Krakow: Jasna Góra Monastery & Home of John Paul II

    4. From Krakow: Jasna Góra Monastery & Home of John Paul II

    Begin your tour with pickup at your hotel in Kraków, then travel in an air-conditioned van for approximately 1 hour to Wadowice, the hometown of Pope John Paul II. Upon arrival, have a short break before going to the parish church on Main Market Square where the future pope was baptized. Marvel at numerous chapels, holy paintings, and the famous baptismal font as you learn about the humble beginnings of one of the greatest Poles in history.  Then, make your way inside the Family Home of John Paul II and take a tour with an accredited guide available in various languages. Spend at least 1 hour and 20 minutes in the museum. Later, visit the secondary school that Karol Wojtyła, as the pope was then known, attended. Take a nice picture of the monument of the young pope. On the second half of the tour, head to the Jasna Góra Monastery in the town of Częstochowa, about 130 kilometers (around...

  • Czestochowa: Private Vodka Tasting Tour

    5. Czestochowa: Private Vodka Tasting Tour

    Embark on an amazing party tour with a great combination of facts and hands-on vodka experiencing. Grab your friends for a tasting and lesson at the same time. Drink both white and flavored vodkas, as well as legendary local liqueur, and play fun games to compare the flavors with your mates. Your guide will teach you how to drink vodka the Polish way and tell you about the occasions in which Poles drink vodka, as well as why it is referred to as the national drink. All the locations are carefully chosen based on their unique atmospheres, which reflect different periods in Polish culture and history. During the tour, you will also taste appetizers perfectly matched to the spirits, including white vodka (potato, grain), flavored vodka (nuts, lemon), liqueur, and 70% absinthe. If you and your friends like partying and nightlife tours, this activity is a must-do during your stay in Poland....

  • From Kraków: Częstochowa & Łagiewniki Pilgrim Sites Tour

    6. From Kraków: Częstochowa & Łagiewniki Pilgrim Sites Tour

    Visit the basilica and monastery located in the city of Częstochowa, one of the most important centers of religious worship in Poland. Regarded by many as Poland's spiritual capital, Częstochowa has been a site of pilgrimage for Poles for hundreds of years. High on the mountain top, the monastery holds the most famous shrine to the Virgin Mary in Poland and  is also home to a Black Madonna painting rumored to have been painted by St. Luke. The Black Madonna, depicting the Mother of God with the Christ Child, is believed to have miraculous powers by those who visit her. Then, visit the Shrine of the Divine Mercy, located in the southern part of Kraków. The shrine is world's largest center of devotion to the Divine Mercy. Every year millions of pilgrims from all over the world seeking graces. See the vast sanctuary, the Congregation of the Sisters of God's Mother of Mercy, the main church...

    Great trip. Was there before 11 and able to go to mass and see the Black Madonna and closing. Wonderful. Our guide was Igor very knowledgeable and speaks English well definitely ask for him!

  • From Krakow: Częstochowa "Black Madonna" Private Tour

    7. From Krakow: Częstochowa "Black Madonna" Private Tour

    Discover the religious history of Częstochowa and marvel at the famous "Black Madonna" on this 6 to 8-hour private tour. Enjoy comfortable hotel pickup and drop-off from Krakow, and exclusive guidance around Częstochowa's Pauline Monastery in the language of your choice. This historical tour includes the beautiful chapel of The Virgin of Jasna Góra, which houses the icon of "The Black Madonna", and the majestic Church of The Holy Cross. Gaze at these ornate religious treasures and marvel at the defensive structures that surround the monastery, such as its imposing gates and bastions. After or before your visit to the monastery, you can take your time to walk around town or have a meal. Your driver will be waiting for you when you are ready to return to Krakow.

  • Katowice: 1-Day Private Tour to Jasna Gora & Czestochowa

    8. Katowice: 1-Day Private Tour to Jasna Gora & Czestochowa

    Visit the most important Catholic site in Poland, the Pauline monastery of Jasna Gora, on this private day tour from Katowice. Take a guided tour of the monastery and discover the highlights of the town of Czestochowa with a licensed guide. Marvel at the monastery's architecture and the painting of the Black Madonna of Czestochowa, which attracts millions of pilgrims from around the world. Benefit from comfortable transportation with pickup at your accommodation in Katowice. Drive for roughly 1 hour to Czestochowa, then go sightseeing in the town with your guide. See the beautiful Town Hall before walking around to the Church of St. James. Enter the impressive Cathedral of the Holy Family and admire one of the biggest organs in Poland. Then, take a relaxing stroll through Starzic Park to reach Jasna Gora. Upon arrival at the monastery, enjoy a guided tour around the chapels, the basili...

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What people are saying about Częstochowa

The day before our tour, the local tour operator contacted us to let us know that as a result of a large number of tour participants, our tour of JPII’s boyhood home is canceled. The local tour operator made accommodations for other sites. We wish we would have had much more notice of this cancellation. Otherwise, we might have been able to book another day. Unfortunately, this was our only day available for this tour. This entire booking only provides transportation. No guide at any site is included. Although our driver was safe, engaging, and courteous, at one point we felt like we had been abandoned after lunch. We were not in our home country. We do not speak the local language. Our van was not where it was when we left it. The driver went to the other side of the restaurant for petrol. He did not say he was doing so. For a couple minutes, we were quite worried about how to get to our hotel which was over two hours away.

We had a great tour. Our drive Pavel (Paul) was very passionate and knowledgeable. He drove us very safely to both places and told us many interesting fatcs. On site we learned a lot from father Leon. We are Christians and for us whole experience was unforgettable and we would recommend the sanctuary to everyone looking for ultimate meaning. Very grateful !

Great trip. Was there before 11 and able to go to mass and see the Black Madonna and closing. Wonderful. Our guide was Igor very knowledgeable and speaks English well definitely ask for him!

Very well organized day trip. Visit to the house museum of Wadowice with a very comprehensive guide in Italian. Driver available and nice.

Excellent guide. He showed us perfectly the jasna gora sanctuary explaining in detail the history of the sanctuary.