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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.

Customer Reviews

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.

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