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  • Wroclaw: Czestochowa Day Trip to View the Black Madonna

    1. 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...

  • Krakow: Czestochowa & Black Madonna Day Tour

    2. 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.

  • Half-Day Czestochowa Black Madonna Tour from Krakow

    3. Half-Day Czestochowa Black Madonna Tour from Krakow

    Jasna Gora Monastery is a Mecca for pious Catholics from Poland and from abroad, who come to pray to the holy image of Black Madonna of Czestochowa. In 2011, Jasna Gora was visited by 3.2 million pilgrims from 80 countries. During an approximately 7.5-hour long tour from Krakow to Czestochowa, explore the Jasna Gora Monastery and Sanctuary, visit the shrine of Black Madonna, and the Treasury with museum exhibition. Jasna Gora has been the major shrine to the Virgin Mary and the country's most popular pilgrimage destination since the 17th century. Aside from the places of worship on Jasna Gora, there is also an exhibition dedicated to the history of the place, which will tell you, among others, about the brave defense of the Monastery during the 1655 Siege of Jasna Góra. Every year, pilgrims from all around Poland come to Jasna Gora to contemplate the Passion of Christ by following the ...

    Our driver, Lucas, was amazing! He was polite, knowledgeable and a great conversationalist. Lucas arrived promptly and was an excellent driver. He added to an overwhelming experience.

  • 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...

  • From Kraków: Częstochowa & Łagiewniki Pilgrim Sites Tour

    5. 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: Black Madonna of Częstochowa Day Trip

    6. From Krakow: Black Madonna of Częstochowa Day Trip

    Head to the Jasna Góra Monastery in Częstochowa, an important place of worship of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the most important pilgrimage center in Poland for hundreds of years. About 5 million tourists visit this place every year (including over 150,000 pilgrims on foot). Once arriving at the monastery, visit the chapel of the miraculous image of the Black Madonna, which is the embodiment of the Marian cult, typical of the Catholic and Orthodox faith in Poland. Afterward, visit the Basilica, which is the main church of the monastery, and also stop by the 600th Anniversary Museum and the Treasury. You can attend mass if you wish, while other tour participants can enjoy a lunch break and a visit to the gift shop.

  • Czestochowa: The Black Madonna Day Tour from Krakow

    7. Czestochowa: The Black Madonna Day Tour from Krakow

    Discover one of the most important places of worship of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the most important pilgrimage center in Poland for hundreds of years. See the beauty of medieval monastery buildings and fortification walls, and admire the baroque basilica. After arriving at the monastery, visit the chapel of the miraculous image of the Black Madonna, which is the embodiment of the Marian cult, so typical of the Catholic and Orthodox faith in Poland. Head to the Basilica, which is the main church of the monastery, as well as the 600th Anniversary Museum and the Treasury. Attend the Holy Mass if you wish, while other tour participants have a lunch break and a visit to the gift shop.

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What people are saying about Częstochowa

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 5 reviews

A valuable experience for Catholics

First, I would like to say to those who are not interested in religion. Yasnagra Monastery is an important heartland for the Polish. It is not a tourist spot, so it is not a recommended place for everyone. If you don't know and want to go sightseeing, there's nothing good for other pilgrims or for the tour participants themselves. As a personal experience, our tour has been a much better experience than I imagined and I am very grateful. Although we did not fully understand our destination, we were Catholics and were guided by the Father, which made me feel a little more about the Polish pilgrimage. I guess I didn't know what to do if I went to his place by himself. I am really grateful that I was guided by the Father, not just a guide. My priest said that any religion would be welcome, so if you want to experience something important about the Polish, please take a tour. The driver's young man was fluent in English and told me to ask anything, but he did not give me ma

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!

Our driver, Lucas, was amazing! He was polite, knowledgeable and a great conversationalist. Lucas arrived promptly and was an excellent driver. He added to an overwhelming experience.