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From Kraków: Wadowice + Częstochowa Black Madonna

1. From Kraków: Wadowice + Częstochowa Black Madonna

Wadowice is a small city situated 50 km from Krakow. Here Karol Wojtyła, the future Pope John Paul II was born. The tour includes a visit to the Family Home of John Paul II, now a museum which provides exhibits of the future Pope's domestic life. The next place is Basilica of the Offering of the Blessed Virgin Mary- an ornate Church where Karol Wojtyła was baptized and confirmed.  Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, this pilgrimage town founded in 1601, is best known for the Bernardine (Grey Friar) Monastery and its complex of 42 Chapels and Churches. Oficially called the Cultural & Landscape Complex of Monastery and Pilgrimage Park of the Bernardine Fathers, this amazing place was added to the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List in 1999. Be sure to visit the 17th century Baroque Church famous for its miraculous painting of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Kalwaria (Polish for Calvary). 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.

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 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 Private Vodka Tasting Tour

3. Czestochowa Private Vodka Tasting Tour

Embark on an amazing party tour with a great combination of facts and hands-on vodka experiencing. Grab your friends for a tasting and lesson at the same time. Drink both white and flavored vodkas, as well as legendary local liqueur, and play fun games to compare the flavors with your mates. Your guide will teach you how to drink vodka the Polish way and tell you about the occasions in which Poles drink vodka, as well as why it is referred to as the national drink. All the locations are carefully chosen based on their unique atmospheres, which reflect different periods in Polish culture and history. During the tour, you will also taste appetizers perfectly matched to the spirits, including white vodka (potato, grain), flavored vodka (nuts, lemon), liqueur, and 70% absinthe. If you and your friends like partying and nightlife tours, this activity is a must-do during your stay in Poland. Choose the two-hour option to taste a set of five vodkas and appetizers at three different venues. If you are interested in more flavors, then opt for the three-hour option, which includes seven special shots at four different venues, all paired with appetizers. For the best combination of Polish vodka and traditional cuisine at five venues, select the four-hour option to enjoy 10 vodkas and more food than you're able to eat.

Czestochowa Private Polish Beer Tasting Tour

4. Czestochowa Private Polish Beer Tasting Tour

During this beer tasting tour in Czestochowa, you'll sample the best Polish popular, craft, and regional beer. Get to know the different beers and their history, as well as Polish traditions and customs. This fun-filled tour will provide an insightful introduction to the world of Polish beers. Spend the evening with a group of your friends or family, and your private guide will take care of you personally, explaining to you each beer that you drink. Sample brews from major Polish breweries, as well as from microbreweries located in Czestochowa. At the first venue, you will also be treated to traditional appetizers. Every venue you visit will provide a different experience, each with a unique atmosphere and selection of beers to choose from. On the two-hour tour, taste a set of seven beers and some appetizers at three different venues. If you'd like to try even more different types and flavors, the three-hour option is for you. Savor 11 special beers with paired appetizers at four different venues.  Opt for the premium, four-hour option for the best combination of Polish beers and traditional food at five venues. Enjoy 13 beers and more food than you are able to eat.

Czestochowa: Jasna Góra Monastery Full–Day Tour from Krakow

5. 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

6. 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.

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What people are saying about Częstochowa

The day before our tour, the local tour operator contacted us to let us know that as a result of a large number of tour participants, our tour of JPII’s boyhood home is canceled. The local tour operator made accommodations for other sites. We wish we would have had much more notice of this cancellation. Otherwise, we might have been able to book another day. Unfortunately, this was our only day available for this tour. This entire booking only provides transportation. No guide at any site is included. Although our driver was safe, engaging, and courteous, at one point we felt like we had been abandoned after lunch. We were not in our home country. We do not speak the local language. Our van was not where it was when we left it. The driver went to the other side of the restaurant for petrol. He did not say he was doing so. For a couple minutes, we were quite worried about how to get to our hotel which was over two hours away.

We had a very good driver, despite the tiresome traffic. The German-speaking guide was very helpful and has passed on his knowledge. However, the beginning of our tour has been delayed, because the guide was constantly asked by other people something.

Very well organized day trip. Visit to the house museum of Wadowice with a very comprehensive guide in Italian. Driver available and nice.