Day trip

Krakow: Black Madonna of Częstochowa & Home of John Paul II

Day trip

Krakow: Black Madonna of Częstochowa & Home of John Paul II

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Visit the 2 most important places of worship in Poland, the Jasna Góra Monastery in Częstochowa and The Family Home of John Paul II in Wadowice, in just 1 day. Follow in the Holy Father's footsteps, and see the miraculous painting of the Black Madonna.

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Duration 10 hours
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English, Italian, Spanish, Polish, French
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English, Italian, Spanish, Polish, French
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Please wait in front of the hotel 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.


  • Explore both the Jasna Góra Monastery and the Family Home Museum of John Paul II
  • Admire the miraculous painting of the Black Madonna of Częstochowa
  • Marvel at the parish church in Wadowice where the future Pope John Paul II was baptized
  • Enjoy included hotel pickup and drop-off in Krakow
Full description
Begin your tour with pickup at your hotel in Kraków, then travel in an air-conditioned van for approximately 1 hour to Wadowice, the hometown of Pope John Paul II. Upon arrival, have a short break before going to the parish church on Main Market Square where the future pope was baptized. Marvel at numerous chapels, holy paintings, and the famous baptismal font as you learn about the humble beginnings of one of the greatest Poles in history.  Then, make your way inside the Family Home of John Paul II and take a tour with an accredited guide available in various languages. Spend at least 1 hour and 20 minutes in the museum. Later, visit the secondary school that Karol Wojtyła, as the pope was then known, attended. Take a nice picture of the monument of the young pope. On the second half of the tour, head to the Jasna Góra Monastery in the town of Częstochowa, about 130 kilometers (around 80 miles) away from Kraków in southern Poland. Once there, explore a famous Polish shrine to Our Lady of Częstochowa, which constitutes one of Poland’s most visited pilgrimage sites.  Take a guided tour of the monastery with one of the Pauline monks who will show you the treasury filled with priceless gifts and accompany you to the chapel in the shrine. Finally, marvel at the miraculous painting of the Black Madonna and have a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience. The tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel in Kraków.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guided tour of Family Home of John Paul II Museum
  • Guided tour of Jasna Góra Monastery
  • Tickets and admission fees
  • Small-group tour
  • Water
  • Food/lunch

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • Please be ready for pickup 5 minutes before the activity starts
  • Opening hours are subject to change
  • Due to COVID-19 a guided tour of the family home of John Paul II is currently unavailable, so the visit will be self-guided
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It was an EXCELLENT service. Paul is a kind person, very professional and helpful. For a tour for these two places of faith it's quite important to go with someone with a profound faith, that knows about the places and it's history. Paul is the guy for that! If your considering these destinations, this is the best choice.

February 14, 2023

When I booked my tour to Jasna Gora monastery and Home of Pope John Paul, I was a little nervous but I put my trust in my Lord Jesus and went ahead. To my surprise, the young tour guide who picked us up was the best guide I have seen in my life. He was kind, gentle, very professional, and very religious. He made this tour a very special one for me. He even took me for Mass, did the knee walking etc. Thank you Lord Jesus. Thank you Kamil (Kevin).

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October 27, 2022

Excellent service from our guide Paul, it was a great experience to visit these places, we also tried the favorite dessert of Pope John Paul II. The Jasna Gora monastery was an impressive moment of faith. Paul picked us up and dropped us off at our hotel again, very punctual.

August 24, 2021

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