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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 Kraków: Częstochowa & Łagiewniki Pilgrim Sites Tour

3. 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.

Half-Day Czestochowa Black Madonna Tour from Krakow

4. 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 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.

Czestochowa Private Traditional Polish Food Tour

5. 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

6. 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.

From Warsaw: Jasna Gora & Black Madonna Small Group Tour

7. From Warsaw: Jasna Gora & Black Madonna Small Group Tour

This tour starts in Warsaw. You will be picked up by your English-speaking driver from your hotel. You will then be taken to visit the Jasna Góra monastery in Czestochowa. Jasna Góra is the country’s greatest place of pilgrimage. Important attractions are votive objects connected to John Paul II (e.g. golden rose given to the Monastery in 1979 and a part of cassock stained with blood with a hole after an assassination attempt in 1981). The Pope used to visit Czestochowa every time he was in Poland. During the tour you have also a chance to admire the Golghota – new Stations of the Cross designed by the famous Polish painter Jerzy Duda-Gracz. Afterwards, your driver will transfer you for lunch in a local restaurant. After the tour, you will return to Warsaw at around 7:00 PM.

Częstochowa Black Madonna Experience with private transport

8. Częstochowa Black Madonna Experience with private transport

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.

Czestochowa Private Polish Beer Tasting Tour

9. 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.

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What people are saying about Częstochowa

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 30 reviews

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

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 trip was very well organized. The guide was on time and picked us up from outside the hotel. We visited more than we expected. I strongly recommend.

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

I like the tour it made us see the Unveiling of the Black Madonna.