Welcome to Częstochowa


Poland’s spiritual heartland is not just for the faithful. The Monastery of Jasna Góra is the country’s national shrine and one of the highlights of the region. Following an influx of resources from the EU, renovations have been working their way up the main thoroughfare towards the monastery, adding new pride to ancient reverence.

During pilgrimage times – particularly the day of Assumption on 15 August – hordes of devotees become a main attraction for people-watchers, and a deterrent for crowd-weary wanderers.


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$77.59 Cultural & Theme Tours

Krakow to Pieskowa Skala, Czestochowa, Jasna Gora on Day Tour

In the city of Czestochowa is Poland's national shrine and the icon which has drawn pilgrims from across the globe for centuries. The monastery of Jasna Gora is home to the miraculous "Black Madonna", a Gothic painting of Our Lady, which after Rome, Lourdes and Mecca makes Czestochowa one of the most important pilgrimage destinations in the world today. Your visit to the monastery includes the Miraculous Picture Chapel and the Basilica. Also, you can visit the 600th-Anniversary Museum, the Arsenal and the Treasury on your own, if you wish, while others on the tour have a break for lunch and buying souvenirs. Your journey back to Krakow takes you along the Eagles Nests Trail, an historic strategic system of watchtowers and castles. Today most of these are in ruins. However, not all of them have been destroyed completely and you will see some that have managed to endure the rigors of time. On the way back from Czestochowa there will be stop over in Pieskowa Skala to visit a well-preserved Renaissance Castle along the Eagle Nests Trail. High on a cliff over the valley of the Pradnik river, this 14th century fortification was rebuilt in the 16th century as a Renaissance residence. Today it is home to the Museum of the National Wawel Art Collections.

$100.45 Cultural & Theme Tours

Czestochowa Historical tour from Krakow Including Visit to the Black Madonna

Take this 6-hour scenic tour of Częstochowa in Silesia, famous for its magnificent Pauline Monastery at Jasna Góra. See the miraculous painting of the Black Madonna, a shrine to the Virgin Mary, widely venerated and credited with many miracles.Located on the Warta River, and with a history that dates back to the 11th century, Częstochowa was subject to a month-long siege by Swedish forces in the 17th century. A small group of monks fought off the Swedes and managed to save their sacred icon.The monastery was founded in 1382 by Pauline monks, who came from Hungary at the invitation of Władysław, Duke of Opole. Tour the historic complex, and Poland’s most important shrine, with a guide who will provide an historical outline of the building and icon of Black Madonna.

$46.99 Transfers & Ground Transport

Private Transfer from Krakow to Warsaw

Meet your English-speaking driver at your accommodation in Krakow at the arranged pick-up time and enjoy a smooth transfer to your destination in Warsaw.The transfer is done via the E77 route, which goes through Kielce (PL) and Radom (PL). The distance between Krakow and Warsaw is ~300 km and the total duration of the transfer without counting stops is around 4 hours. It is also possible to take another route and add a stop at Częstochowa, where you can visit the Monastery in Jasna Góra, home to the painting of the Black Madonna.All our cars are equipped with air conditioner and heating system, and have enough space for the luggage of an 8-person group.

$46.99 Transfers & Ground Transport

Private Transfer from Warsaw to Krakow

Meet your English-speaking driver at your accommodation in Warsaw at the arranged pick-up time and enjoy a smooth transfer to your destination in Krakow.The transfer is done via the E77 route, which goes through Radom (PL) and Kielce (PL). The distance between Warsaw and Krakow is ~300 km and the total duration of the transfer without counting stops is around 4 hours. It is also possible to take another route and add a stop at Częstochowa, where you can visit the Monastery in Jasna Góra, home to the painting of the Black Madonna.All our cars are equipped with air conditioner and heating system, and have enough space for the luggage of an 8-person group.

$335 Tours & Sightseeing

Czestochowa Trip

Częstochowa is a famous Polish shrine to the Virgin Mary and one of the country's places of pilgrimage – for many the monastery is a spiritual capital. The image of the Black Madonna of Częstochowa, also known as Our Lady of Częstochowa, to which miraculous powers are attributed, is one of Jasna Góra's most precious treasures.The site is one of Poland's official national Historic Monuments. Every year since the Middle Ages, thousands of Poles go in pilgrim groups to visit Jasna Góra. In 2012, it was estimated that 103,000 pilgrims went to the shrine. Transport Hotel pickup / dropp-off Sightseeing of Jasna Góra and Pauline Fathers Monastery Guide in English

$77.97 Cultural & Theme Tours

One Day Castles Tour by The Eagles Nests Trail from Krakow

During our one-day trip you will have a chance to see some amazing mediaeval buildings as well as some picturesque landscapes of the Krakow-Czestochowa Upland.The Trail of the Eagles’ Nests is a tourist route running through the Małopolskie and Śląskie Voivodeships. It starts in Krakow and terminates in Częstochowa and has a span of 164 kilometers. The route’s name comes from the ruins of the castles and strongholds lying along it. They are called “Eagles’ Nests” due to their location on rocks, some of which are 30-meters high.Itinerary: Kraków - Ojców - Pieskowa Skała - Ogrodzieniec - Mirów - Bobolice - Kraków.

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