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  • From Krakow: Full-Day Wadowice & Czestochowa Tour

    1. From Krakow: Full-Day Wadowice & Czestochowa Tour

    This 9-hour tour will start with a pick-up from your hotel, hostel or apartment. After a 40 minute drive, you will arrive at the main square of Wadowice. Before you visit the Museum of John Paul II, you will see the front of the parish church of Karol Wojtyla, where little Karol was baptized and the high school he attended. A visit to the museum will take around 90 minutes after which you will have a coffee break and taste the famous papal cream cakes known as kremowka. On your arrival to Czestochowa, you will begin your sightseeing of the Jasna Gora complex together with the chapel of miraculous painting of Black Madonna. Throughout your visit, you will be guided and assisted by one of the Pauline monks who serve in the Jasna Gora Monastery. Before heading back to Krakow, have lunch in one of a local restaurants.

    We had a wonderful tour. We had wonderful tour guides, Father Roman, and Marek. They were very knowledgeable and accommodating to us and we would recommend the tour and these gentlemen to everyone. We learned and enjoyed so much.

  • Czestochowa: Private Traditional Polish Food Tour

    2. Czestochowa: Private Traditional Polish Food Tour

    The culture of eating has strong roots among Polish people. Throughout this experience, your professional guide will show you the best dishes from Polish cuisine in two, three or four carefully chosen local venues. At these places, you will have the opportunity to try, compare, and choose which flavors from a rich range of traditional dishes you like the most. At the same time, get to know Czestochowa better with a guided walking tour around its highlights. Choose a 2.5-hour tour to try a basic set of food in 2 places. This includes different kinds of dumplings, Polish meats, and other specialties. You also receive one soft drink and cake as well as coffee/tea. During the 3.5-hour food tour, taste traditional Polish food at 3 venues. This includes 3 kinds of dumplings, different kinds of polish meats, and traditional soup. you also receive one soft drink or beer as well as a cake and c...

  • Krakow: Day Trip to Częstochowa

    3. 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.

  • Wroclaw: Czestochowa Day Trip to View the Black Madonna

    4. Wroclaw: Czestochowa Day Trip to View the Black Madonna

    Starting in the city of Wroclaw, journey to Czestochowa and admire the Polish countryside whilst on the 3-hour drive. Upon arrival at Czestochowa, visit the city’s famous Monastery, one of the most important locations in the lives of Polish Catholics. Take yourself on a self guided tour of the Monastery, or hire a local guide to teach you all about the rich history of the site. At the Monastery, marvel at the world-famous Black Madonna, which is shrouded in numerous legends of its origins. Some say the icon was painted on a cedar table-top from the house of the Holy Family by St. Luke, whilst other tales tell of its discovery in Jerusalem in the year 326 by St. Helena who brought it to Constantinople and presented it to her son, Constantine the Great. Wander around this iconic landmark and learn about the Catholic faith and how it has impacted the history of Poland. Decide for yourself...

  • From Krakow: Ojców National Park Tour

    5. 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.

  • Krakow: Czestochowa & Black Madonna Day Tour

    6. Krakow: Czestochowa & Black Madonna Day Tour

    Jasna Góra is one of the most renowned places of worship of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and has been the most important pilgrimage center in Poland for hundreds of years. Around 5 million tourists visit every year (including over 150,000 pilgrims on foot). After arriving at the monastery, we will visit the chapel of the miraculous image of the Black Madonna, which is the embodiment of the Marian cult, and a symbol of the Catholic and Orthodox faith in Poland. Then we will visit the Basilica, the main church of the monastery, as well as the 600th Anniversary Museum and the Treasury. You can attend the Holy Mass if you wish, while other tour participants have a lunch break and visit the gift shop.

  • Krakow: Jasna Gora and Czestochowa Full-Day Private Tour

    7. Krakow: Jasna Gora and Czestochowa Full-Day Private Tour

    After getting picked up from your hotel in Krakow, travel to the sacred city of Czestochowa. Enjoy a guided tour of the city's highlights with your licensed guide. See the beautiful Town Hall and Church of Saint James. At the Cathedral of the Holy Family, admire one of the biggest church organs in Poland. Afterward, pay a visit to the magnificent Pauline Monastery and admire this sacred site's breathtaking architecture. Later, stroll through the green heart of the city, Staszic Park, to reach the pilgrimage site of Jasna Gora. Enjoy a guided tour of the monastery's vast array of chapels and basilicas and witness the iconic Black Madonna painting with your own eyes. After your tour, enjoy some free time to relax and soak up the energy of this incredible site. Stop for lunch and some shopping in the city before heading back to your hotel in the evening.

  • Czestochowa: Jasna Góra Monastery Full–Day Tour from Krakow

    8. Czestochowa: Jasna Góra Monastery Full–Day Tour from Krakow

    Start your day at 9:00 AM from the center of Krakow, and head out on a journey to your first destination, known as the religious capital of Poland. Discover the home to the famous Pauline monastery and treasured, yet mysterious, Our Lady of Częstochowa painting, both drawing devoted pilgrims from all across the globe. Learn the incredible history of the painting, from its mysterious and ambiguous origins, to the many miracles it has been tied to over the centuries, continuing to captivate Catholics to this day. See why this monastery was so close to the heart of Pope John Paul II, and why it was chosen as the place to permanently display his bullet–torn sash after his 1981 assassination attempt. Relax during your day as friendly and knowledgeable guides help you through the rich history and maginificent culture of the area.

  • From Krakow: Czestochowa Monastery Private Tour

    9. From Krakow: Czestochowa Monastery Private Tour

    Visit the heart of Polish Catholicism at Czestochowa, world-renowned for the famous Pauline Monastery of Jasna Gora. Home of the Black Madonna painting and shrine of the Virgin Mary, it is the third most popular pilgrim site in the world for Catholics. The 6-hour private tour from Krakow travels to Czestochowa on the Warta River, where you will explore the monastery sites, including the hilltop monastery itself, with its commanding belltower. Discover rich displays of votive offerings in the Treasury, including rosaries and scepters, dedicated to the Black Madonna from the 14th century to the present. The national shrine of Poland, the monastery was built in the 17th century, and during your trip you will see an exhibition devoted to the Monastery’s history. But the tour highlight is a visit to the icon of Our Lady of Częstochowa in the Chapel of the Black Madonna. Then, explore the ...

  • From Kraków: Częstochowa & Łagiewniki Pilgrim Sites Tour

    10. 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!

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What people are saying about Częstochowa

Footsteps of a great person!

This trip follows the life of Pope John Paul II, from his humble beginnings in Wadowice to his devotion to the Blessed Mother and also to people of the world. A great example of someone who lived a difficult life and didn’t let that stop him. A beautiful trip. Our guide was very patient with us, allowing us time to wander and even took us to a bakery to try John Paul’s favorite - cream cake, which really is very good. At Częstochowa, we had a personal tour with a monk that lived at the monastery, an interesting man who took time to sit down with us and explain some of the history of Poland and the monastery. A very unique trip.

An essential trip for Catholics, very well organized.

We have enjoyed visits to Wadowice and Czestochowa during the last day of our trip to Krakow, on several occasions we have been excited about what we were seeing. The trip organization has been perfect, they even left us at the airport 2 hours before our flight when we returned from the trip. Highly recommended!

We had a wonderful tour. We had wonderful tour guides, Father Roman, and Marek. They were very knowledgeable and accommodating to us and we would recommend the tour and these gentlemen to everyone. We learned and enjoyed so much.

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!

The transfer excellent driver on time and available The good guides. Thanks in particular to Sister Teresina for making our visit special!