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From Kraków: Częstochowa & Łagiewniki Pilgrim Sites Tour

1. 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.

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From Krakow: Czestochowa Monastery Private Tour

2. 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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Czestochowa: Private Traditional Polish Food Tour

3. 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.

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What people are saying about Częstochowa

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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.

Great trip. Was there before 11 and able to go to mass and see the Black Madonna and closing. Wonderful. Our guide was Igor very knowledgeable and speaks English well definitely ask for him!