1. Poland
  2. Lesser Poland
  3. Krakow
  4. Black Madonna of Częstochowa

Half-Day Czestochowa Black Madonna Tour from Krakow

Product ID: 102266
The monastery on Jasna Gora hill is one of the most important places of worship in Poland, and home to the famous painting of Black Madonna. Jasna Gora is also famous for the historic defence of the monastery during the mid 17th-century Swedish invasion.
About this ticket
Duration: 8 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Host or greeter
Spanish, English, Italian
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

Pick-up possible from centrally located hotels or apartment in Krakow only, pick-up hour will be provided by local supplier right after booking via e-mail. For other locations, a convenient pick-up point and pick up hour will be indicated.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Tour the most popular pilgrimage destination since the 17th century
  • See the Pauline Monastery with the miraculous painting of Black Madonna
  • Visit the Knight hall, Treasury, Basilica of Jasna Gora
Full description
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 Stations of the Cross, represented by large bronze statues surrounded by beautiful greenery. Some of the pilgrims even decide to move from one station to the next on their knees. Also, every summer many pilgrims begin their journey to Jasna Gora on foot to meet there in the mid-August.
Includes
  • Pick-up/ drop off from your accommodation in Krakow
  • Private transportation by modern Mercedes minibus
  • Insurance
  • Wi-Fi access in minibus
  • Assistance of experienced local tour leader and driver
  • Tour guide in monastery
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Tip for the driver

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol and drugs
Know before you go
• Tour guide is included only in Jasna Gora Monastery. On the way to Częstochowa you will receive basic information about the region and the assistance of an English speaking driver
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From US$ 103.21 US$ 51.60 per person

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 6 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    3.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.3 / 5
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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

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August 18, 2019

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

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August 18, 2019

Very Good

All was good

July 29, 2018

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Product ID: 102266