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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: Full-Day Wadowice & Czestochowa Tour

2. 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.

From Krakow: Ojców National Park Tour

3. 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.

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 which tales to believe about the origins of the Black Madonna and experience the unique religious atmosphere at this sacred location.

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, and an array of chapels. You'll also see the statue of Our Lady of Mercy, statues of St. Stanisław Kostka and St. Mary Magdalene, a picture of St. Joseph with the Child, and a coffin with relics of St. Sister Faustina. You can enjoy a panoramic view of the city from the viewing tower.

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.

Czestochowa Private Traditional Polish Food Tour

7. 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 coffee/tea. Throughout the tasting your guide tells you about some Polish traditions and customs, which includes information on which particular meals are related to which occasion. To explore the culture of Poland even better, there is also a special 5-hour option available. This is a combination of food tasting, alcohol tasting (you can choose 8 beers or 8 kinds of vodka), and great sightseeing. Take a walk with your guide and see the highlights of Czestochowa city, admiring it after a delicious feast. During your walk, you'll see many interesting sights, including the impressive Church of the Holy Family, a charming brass palace, an old merchant house, and a historic brewery building. You also visit the Town Hall and the beautiful Church of St. James, which contains elements of Neo-Byzantine architecture.

Czestochowa: Jasna Góra Monastery Full–Day Tour from Krakow

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

Start 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 delightful grounds, where 14 Stations of the Cross are represented by bronze statues that are the focus of pilgrims every year, some moving from one station to the next on their knees.

From Krakow: Czestochowa Black Madonna Painting Day Tour

10. From Krakow: Czestochowa Black Madonna Painting Day Tour

Enjoy a visit to Czestochowa and see the beloved painting of the Black Madonna of Częstochowa in the Jasna Gora Monastery on this guided tour from Krakow.  Take in the ornate interior of the Jasna Gora Monastery. Soak up the environment of this pilgrimage destination and important icon for devotees of Mary within Polish Catholicism.  Spend time in Jasna Gora Monastery's basilica, built in the 15th century it's the main complex of the monastery. Afterward, explore the Jasna Gora Monastery's treasury and city walls. Learn about the history of this historic place.

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What people are saying about Częstochowa

The company contacted us at every moment to let us know at what time and exact place of pick up (in front of the hotel we were staying). The driver was always on time and was very nice and approachable. He offered many places to eat and try. Also to buy souvenirs. The visit was incredibly, can’t wait to go again

A very impressive experience. Our driver made every effort for a nice trip from Wroclaw to Czestochowa. He organized a private tour in German for us and I have to say that we were able to understand and experience the history of the monastery and connections much better. Many Thanks

Kamil my driver/ guide was excellent; very informative on the St. John Paul II Museum and the parish church in Wadowice and on Czestochowa, Also, very interesting conversation throughout the day.

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

Chris was super nice and accommodating. Great trip with attention to the customer