4.5 star rating: Recommended 42 Reviews

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  • Location: Krakow, Poland
  • Duration:  8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Follow the Eagles Nest Trail to Czestochowa to see the "Black Madonna", a Gothic painting of Our Lady at the monastery of Jasna Gora. Returning to Krakow you will stop at the Renaissance Castle in Pieskowa Skala which is home to the Museum of the National Wawel Art Collections.

Highlights

  • 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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What You Can Expect

Pieskowa Skala Castle and Czestochowa including the 'Black Madonna' Day Tour from Krakow

Visit Pieskowa Skala Castle on your day trip from Krakow!

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.

Please note: Pieskowa Skala Castle is currently closed for refurbishment until 2016, during this time you will visit Ogrodziniec Castle instead.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our tour guide Mr. Andrzej was very knowledgeable and pleasant. We were very surprised that our tour ended up being a private one! And the castle was such an excellent bonus side trip. Even if you speak the language like I do, I still recommend this trip so that you can learn things while you travel comfortably and stress free.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Very nice tour. Guide was personable knowledgeable and extremely helpful even to the point of helping to order lunch items and show us some hidden parts of Krakow when we returned. Very much recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Love the day trip and the guide is very knowledgeable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

The guide was very knowledgable. His English was perfect, and he was very nice. The tour was a wonderful experience. I suggest it to anyone who is interested in visiting Poland.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

Absolutely beautiful and very well organised. Our guide Andrzej was very well informed and a wonderful guide. Czestochowa is beautiful and we got there in time to see the unveiling of the picture in the church, a beautiful moment. Would definitely recommend going there!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

The highlight of the tour was the Nun lead tour of Czestochowa and seeing the Black Madonna. Meanwhile our Viator guide went home while we were touring the shrine and brought us back home made cookies. We loved the Poles and Poland.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Fabulous tour. Our tour guide was Krystof, so knowledgeable, perfect gentleman, fun day together.

Mario S
Malta

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2012

A very interesting and well-explained tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 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.

Bryan T
Netherlands

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2011

The driver Andrew was very informative.
You get plenty of time ate the black madonna.
In the castle you get a good insight on the work of arts. Especially if the tourguide i very passionate about the object their.

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