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Explore the pilgrimage destination of Czestochowa on this day trip departing from Krakow. Admire the famed ‘Black Madonna’ painting with a visit to the Jasna Gora monastery. While at the monastery, you’ll also tour the Miraculous Picture Chapel and the Basilica. Afterward, venture along the historic Trail of the Eagles’ Nests and stop in Pieskowa Skala to visit the 16th-century castle.


  • 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!

Your day trip will begin with pickup from your select hotel in Krakow. Journey first to the city of Czestochowa, home to the monastery of Jasna Gora, which holds the revered Black Madonna, a Gothic painting that has drawn pilgrims from around the globe for centuries. While there, you'll also see the Basilica and the Miraculous Picture Chapel.

Pause your sightseeing with some lunch and free time to peruse the local shops, if you choose. You can also use this break to explore the city independently.

After reuniting with your group, venture back to Krakow along the Trail of the Eagles’ Nests, a marked route of 25 watchtowers and castles. As you travel along the trail, stop in Pieskowa Skala to see a Renaissance castle. Perched on a cliff overlooking the Pradnik River, the 14th-century structure is now home to the Museum of the National Wawel Art Collections.

After a day of exploration, your trip will conclude with transportation back to Krakow.


Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

For anyone interested in pilgrimage sites, this is a must do. To see this incredible painting and see the beauty of the chapels, it's breathtaking. My guide recommended the covering of the painting at noon only occurs during winter and I'm so thankful he did! I thought it would be a cloth over it, but there were drums and a plaque lowered over it. FYI Pieskowa Skala Castle is closed on weekdays in the winter season, but it was still beautiful to see the national park from the outside. My guide was absolutely delightful and so informative about the area and history of the painting. I highly recommend this tour to anyone!!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Anyone visiting Poland needs to go to Czestochowa.
Wish we could have left earlier to catch the mass at 11:00

Jules J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Our tour was very good. The only downside was that we could not visit pieskowa castle due to restoration work underway. The operator had been up front months ago at the time we booked which was the classy way to handle this. The Jasna gora monastery was quite impressive. Be sure to see the treasury, arsenal and the museum is in addition to the basilica and icon.

Aleksandra P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Another excellent day. The guide once more being very knowledgable and handling the organisation of the day extremely well.

Stacy A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Our trip was wonderful! Perfect in every regard.

Catherine P

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.

Richard D O

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.

Lazy traveller Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Love the day trip and the guide is very knowledgeable.

Sue N

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.

Monika K

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!!

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