The Black Madonna: Visit Poland's spiritual heart on a tour to the town of Czestochowa. Follow in the footsteps of millions of pilgrims as you gaze upon the ''Black Madonna'' at the Jasna Góra Monastery. Our tour takes you to the place which receives around 5 million visitors a year (including over 150 thousand pilgrims on foot). After arriving at the monastery we visit the chapel of the miraculous painting of the Black Madonna, which is the embodiment of the attachment to the Cult of Mary so typical of the Catholic faith in Poland. Next we visit the Basilica, which is the main church of the monastery. You can also visit the 600th-Anniversary Museum and the Treasury on your own, if you wish, or attend Mass while others on the tour have a break for lunch and a visit to a souvenir shop. On the way back we alter our route slightly to admire the most spectacular limestone rock formations typical of the Kraków-Czestochowa Uplands. This allows us to visit the only remaining castle of the so called Eagle Nest Trail at Pieskowa Skala.
Meeting/ pick-up point: Bus park at 11 Powi?le Street opposite the Sheraton Hotel.