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Czestochowa the Black Madonna Day Tour from Krakow
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icon9 hours  (Approx.)
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Overview

Explore the pilgrimage destination of Czestochowa on this day trip departing from Krakow. Admire the famed ‘Black Madonna’ painting with a visit to the Jasna Gora monastery. While at the monastery, you’ll also tour the Miraculous Picture Chapel and the Basilica. Afterward, venture along the historic Trail of the Eagles’ Nests and stop in Pieskowa Skala to visit the 16th-century castle.
  • Day trip to Pieskowa Skala Castle and Czestochowa from Krakow
  • See the famous 'Black Madonna' painting at Jasna Gora in Czestochowa
  • Stop in Pieskowa Skala to visit a 16th-century castle
  • Travel along the historic Trail of the Eagles' Nests
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Services of a professional guide
Transportation services
Visit to the church, museum, treasury
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Powiśle 7, 31-101 Kraków, Poland

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your day trip will begin with pickup from your select hotel in Krakow. Journey first to the city of Czestochowa, home to the monastery of Jasna Gora, which holds the revered Black Madonna, a Gothic painting that has drawn pilgrims from around the globe for centuries. While there, you'll also see the Basilica and the Miraculous Picture Chapel.

Pause your sightseeing with some lunch and free time to peruse the local shops, if you choose. You can also use this break to explore the city independently.

After reuniting with your group, venture back to Krakow along the Trail of the Eagles’ Nests, a marked route of 25 watchtowers and castles. As you travel along the trail, stop in Pieskowa Skala to see a Renaissance castle. Perched on a cliff overlooking the Pradnik River, the 14th-century structure is now home to the Museum of the National Wawel Art Collections.

After a day of exploration, your trip will conclude with transportation back to Krakow.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Our Lady of Czestochowa / The Black Madonna
The visit to the old Pauline Monastery takes approx. 3-4 hrs. Walking tour of the monastery, treasury and church is a unique opportunity to learn about the everyday lives of monks, to see the beauty of medieval monastery buildings and fortification walls, and admire the baroque basilica. You can also participate in a mass. Jasna Gora Sanctuary in Czestochowa It is the holiest place of Poland and one of the world’s most The Monastery of Jasna Góra in Częstochowa, Poland, is the third-largest Catholic pilgrimage site in the world. Home to the beloved miraculous icon of Our Lady of Częstochowa, the monastery is also the national shrine of Poland and the center of Polish Catholicism.
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Czestochowa
Lunch break in a typical Polish restaurant (payable on your own).
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • DEPARTURE TIME You are required to contact Cracow Tours no later than 24h before the date of the tour. DEPARTURE POINT Choice of pickup from our main tour departure point: the bus park at 7 Powisle Street, across from the Sheraton Grand Hotel Krakow, or selected hotels in Krakow. If you do not require hotel pickup, or your hotel cannot be serviced, you must make your own way to the main tour departure point: the bus park at 7 Powisle Street, across from the Sheraton Grand Hotel Krakow. Check-in at this location is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time. PICKUP SERVICE Our pickup service is available from selected hotels in Krakow. Depending on the location of the hotel, the pickup service will be between 30–50 minutes before the tour departure time. Please enquire at your hotel reception desk regarding the pickup time and the possibility of a pickup. Please note: pickups can only be guaranteed if you book 24-hours in advance. RETURN DETAILS Original departure point.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately. A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Intercrac

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Czestochowa the Black Madonna Day Tour from Krakow?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Czestochowa the Black Madonna Day Tour from Krakow?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Czestochowa the Black Madonna Day Tour from Krakow?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Czestochowa the Black Madonna Day Tour from Krakow?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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AnaMaria_S
, Jul 2021
I was the only one on this tour, I like to thank them to have done the tour anyway. Andrej was a well of knowledge of all aspects of polish culture, I enjoyed all our talks during the drive. Jasna Gora is impressive, do see the treasury, it's enough time there to see everything. The way back through the eagle's nest is panoramic, Andrej was kind enough to take me to see upclose the Pieskova Skala castle.
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Czestochowa the "Black Madonna" Day Tour from Krakow
ebgb1
, Feb 2020
Fabulous! Whole experience made even more so due to a having an extremely knowledgeable and engaging guide and driver. Andrew, our driver/guide, was very knowledgeable about the whole area, the history and geography and really brought so much to the trip and our overall enjoyment and understanding of the area and the day itself. He even went the extra mile, literally, when I asked about the castle at Pieskowa Skala and took us to see it!!! Andrew, we can't thank you enough for your companionship!!
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Great viewing day
173celesteb
, Jun 2019
The guide was helpful and informative. We were traveling with a local Krakow resident who was pleased with thr guides info on history. Note: the Castle tour while very interesting, should be noted that there are 40+ steps up the hill to get to the Castle, a couple with us were unable to do it, they had to wait down below.
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Pieskowa Skala castle was very...
kathy42war
, Nov 2017
Pieskowa Skala castle was very picturesque through beautiful countryside. The guide was very good and gave time to visit the castle and a stop for refreshments. The Black Madonna at Czestochowa was a very uplifting experience with time to pray at the church and to view the Black Madonna close up. The food at the polish restaurant was delicious a very enjoyable trip.
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My wife grew up in a community of...
mikestorrs
, Oct 2017
My wife grew up in a community of Polish Americans and the Black Madonna was an icon not only of the Catholic Church in Poland but of the church in her community as well. Many families had a picture of her in their homes. She wanted to see it in person. The tour was a day long drive and when we arrived a Mass was being conducted in the chapel where the picture was displayed. We had a small glimpse of the picture over several hundred people and through a metal grate. We waited to the end of the mass in the hopes that some of the people would leave but as the mass ended a cover was lowered over the painting. We understood that it would be open for viewing again at 2:00 in the afternoon but our tour could not wait for that. The only saving grace was that we were the only two people on the tour and our tour guide Bruno was delightful and we enjoyed talking with him on the trip up and back. If you are going to offer this tour you should understand when the painting will be visible.
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Could have spent less time...
chomicki
, Sep 2017
Could have spent less time @ Pieskowa Castle and more time @ Czestochowa/Black Madonna Guide was professional, knowledgeable, and helpful Enjoyable day
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Beautiful castle: worthwhile are the...
Petra T
, Sep 2017
Beautiful castle: worthwhile are the beautifully restored renaissance courtyard, the impressive paintings and sculptures collection insight and the friendly and experienced guide. The church of the Black Madonna is like a little Vatican en the shrine itself, beautifully restored. After the tour, the guide even went with us to Krakow on a voluntary basis to show us some hidden places on the market square. highly recommanded.
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While both tour destinations were...
Robert M
, Sep 2017
While both tour destinations were outstanding and well worth a visit if a castle visit and religious shrine are your interests, we could have done without the snarky, anti-religion attitude of Andrew the tour guide. Fortunately, most of the visit to the shrine was self-guided after a brief introduction by Andrew. He should present a neutral opinion since most people taking this tour are almost certainly going for a spiritual experience. There were several museums at the site he just pointed out the entrance to. Other guides were together with other groups in the museums, offering commentary, etc. Why not with this pricey tour?
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This review may well be published...
Anne L
, Sep 2017
This review may well be published because it is positive. Do not waste your time on negative reviews as it appears they are ignored.
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My experience was really very good...
Kristi M
, Aug 2017
My experience was really very good and I recommend this tour to everyone who visit Poland! Jasna Gora monastery in Czestochowa is very special place and Black Madonna extraordinary! Our guide Andrew Andrej? was really nice and friendly person, his information about history of Poland was really useful! Pieskowa Skala Castle was also nice with its long history and beautiful nature. This tour was the highlight of my trip. Thank you!
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