- 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
Recent Photos of this Tour
Statue of Black Madonna on ...Photo by: Norah DUnited Kingdom, 06 2008
Old Mountainside CemeteryPhoto by: Laina MIsrael, 11 2009
Old wooden house in mountain ...Photo by: Laina MIsrael, 11 2009
Main altar of extension of ...Photo by: Norah DUnited Kingdom, 06 2008
First Station of the CrossPhoto by: Norah DUnited Kingdom, 06 2008
Entrance to Jasa GoraPhoto by: Norah DUnited Kingdom, 06 2008
Inside externsion of churchPhoto by: Norah DUnited Kingdom, 06 2008
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.
Reviewed by Mario S, Malta, August 2012
A very interesting and well-explained tour.
Reviewed by George X, Malta, September 2011
A wonderful day out. At the black Madonna there is so much to see. A placeof prayer for us catholics. Time was short, though our wonderful guide granted us another half an hour on our request. At the Castle we could have saved time to spend at Cztochowa.