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Katowice: Private Traditional Polish Food Tour

1. Katowice: Private Traditional Polish Food Tour

Relish some of the best dishes from Polish cuisine in 2 to 4 carefully selected local venues in Katowice. Explore the strong roots of Polish people's culinary culture with a professional guide. Sample, compare, and choose from a rich range of traditional dishes, and try to decide which you like the most. As you go between venues, enjoy a guided tour of some of the most notable landmarks of the Old Town, including Spodek and the Goldstein Palace.  Select the budget 2.5-hour option to try a basic set of food in 2 places, including different kinds of dumplings, Polish meats, and other specialties. A soft drink, cake, and coffee/tea are also included, but soup and beer are not.  Or, choose the standard 3.5-hour option to taste traditional Polish food at 3 venues. Try 3 kinds of dumplings, different Polish meats, traditional soup, and other specialties. Enjoy an included beer, as well as a soft drink, cake, and coffee/tea. Learn more about Polish traditions and customs and which meals are related to various occasions.  Alternatively, upgrade your experience to the premium 5-hour option. After filling your belly with a delicious feast combined with a tasting of 8 types of vodka or 8 types of beer, take a more extensive guided walking tour to see the highlights of Katowice city. Discover more about local history and see some of the best-kept secrets in the city. See the remarkable Cathedral of Christ the King, and Mariacka Street.

From Kraków: Częstochowa & Łagiewniki Pilgrim Sites Tour

2. 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.

Częstochowa Black Madonna Experience

3. Częstochowa Black Madonna Experience

This personalized trip to the Jasna Góra Monastery includes picking you up from a prior determined location in a comfortable, air-conditioned car. Your English-speaking driver will drive you directly to the monastery and take you to meet your guide, who will tell you the history of the place on a 1.5-hour guided tour. The Jasna Góra Monastery is the biggest and most popular shrine to the Virgin Mary and is visited by nearly 4 million tourists from around the world every year. It is known as the Black Madonna of Częstochowa or Our Lady of Częstochowa. The icon was created in about 66 A.D. and it has been in the Jasna Góra Monastery since 1382.  The sanctuary is mostly recognized for being a place of worship but is also a place with a really interesting history. It was established in the 14th-century and was steadily expanded since then. It soon became a military fortress, which effectively defended Częstochowa’s treasures and Polish kings. After the tour is finished, the driver will take you back to your hotel or other pre-arranged location.

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What people are saying about Silesian Voivodeship

Fantastic food and great beer. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about Katowice and Poland, and his English was great. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to experience Katowice up close and personal.

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!