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From Kraków: Wadowice + Częstochowa Black Madonna

4.8 / 5

6 reviews

From Kraków: Wadowice + Częstochowa Black Madonna

From US$ 159.92 per person

On this tour follow the early life of Pope John Paul II and visit Częstochowa - Poland's spiritual capital where every year millions of pilgrims flock to its monastery to visit the shrine to the Black Madonna.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Accommodation in Kraków
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the Family Home of John Paul II
  • Learn about life of Karol Wojtyła ( John Paul II )
  • Visit Kalwaria, city listed on UNESCO Heritage List
  • See the painting of Black Madonna
  • Visit the spiritual capital of Poland
Full description
Wadowice is a small city situated 50 km from Krakow. Here Karol Wojtyła, the future Pope John Paul II was born. The tour includes a visit to the Family Home of John Paul II, now a museum which provides exhibits of the future Pope's domestic life. The next place is Basilica of the Offering of the Blessed Virgin Mary- an ornate Church where Karol Wojtyła was baptized and confirmed.  Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, this pilgrimage town founded in 1601, is best known for the Bernardine (Grey Friar) Monastery and its complex of 42 Chapels and Churches. Oficially called the Cultural & Landscape Complex of Monastery and Pilgrimage Park of the Bernardine Fathers, this amazing place was added to the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List in 1999. Be sure to visit the 17th century Baroque Church famous for its miraculous painting of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Kalwaria (Polish for Calvary). 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.
Includes
  • Professional and licenced service
  • Transport during the tour
  • Admission and guided tour in Home of JP II
  • English-speaking driver and tour leader
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks
  • Guide in Częstochowa Monastery
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Not allowed

  • Short skirts

Know before you go

  • 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
  • Please inform the supplier if your child is less than 150cm tall so that a child seat can be prepared
  • The order of the activities can be changed
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 6 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    5/5

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The day before our tour, the local tour operator contacted us to let us know that as a result of a large number of tour participants, our tour of JPII’s boyhood home is canceled. The local tour operator made accommodations for other sites. We wish we would have had much more notice of this cancellation. Otherwise, we might have been able to book another day. Unfortunately, this was our only day available for this tour. This entire booking only provides transportation. No guide at any site is included. Although our driver was safe, engaging, and courteous, at one point we felt like we had been abandoned after lunch. We were not in our home country. We do not speak the local language. Our van was not where it was when we left it. The driver went to the other side of the restaurant for petrol. He did not say he was doing so. For a couple minutes, we were quite worried about how to get to our hotel which was over two hours away.

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September 16, 2021

Very well organized day trip. Visit to the house museum of Wadowice with a very comprehensive guide in Italian. Driver available and nice.

June 17, 2018

September 10, 2019

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