Jasna Gora Monastery, the birthplace of John Paul II, Ojcow Castke and the Tatra Mountains. Explore Poland's most beautiful hidden secrets on this private day trip from Krakow.
Our private day trips
If you're lucky enough to have a good few days to spend in Krakow and you'd like to explore the areas surrounding the Polish city with an exclusive guide just for your group, why not reserve one of our private day trips? These tours last between 4 and 9 hours and include hotel pick up, transport by private vehicle and an expert local English-speaking guide.
Check out the suggested itinerary of the day trips below:
Black Madonna of Częstochowa Day Trip (6 hours)
Interested in Orthodox Christianity? This excursion will take you to one of Poland's most important pilgrimage destinations: the Monastery of Jasna Gora. The shrine is known worldwide for being home to the Black Madonna of Częstochowa, an icon that has been ceremonially crowned by a number of popes throughout history. You'll visit the cloister as well as the chapel that houses the iconic painting. What myths and legends does it hide? All will be revealed on your tour!
Pope John Paul II Day Trip (6 hours)
For those wanting to delve deep into the life of Pope John Paul II, this day trip is for you. You'll be taken to the city of his birth, Wadowice, where you'll visit the basilica in which he was baptised, and the house where he grew up. You'll also make a stop at Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, home to Europe's largest cavalry sanctuary, which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Pieskowa Skala & Ojcow Castles Day Trip (4 hours)
Travel back in time on this tour, exploring the Renaissance history of Poland at Pieskowa Skala Castle, one of the best-conserved fortresses in the Częstochowa region. It is located near the Ojcow National Park forest, where you'll be able to enjoy spectacular views of the Pradnik Valley and the ruins of the Ojcow Castle, one of the jewels of Medieval Poland.
Please note: The castle is open from 24th April to 30th September.
Zakopane & Tatra Mountains Day Trip (8-9 hours)
If you're looking for an escape to nature, this excursion is the best option for you. Leave Krakow behind for the day and head into the countryside: you'll spend the day in the Tatra Mountains, the highest peaks in the Carpathian mountain range. Discover the beautiful Chocholow Valley and ride the cable car up to Gubalowka. Here you'll have the opportunity to stroll through the streets of Zakopane, a quaint town known as "the winter capital of Poland”.
Benefits of a private tour
When you reserve a private day trip, you'll enjoy personalised service. You'll be able to go on the excursion on any day of the week, tailor the itinerary to your needs and preferences, and, if you're a bigger group, you'll save money!
Hotel pick up
This activity includes a pick up and drop off service at your hotel (provided it is located centrally) or another central location that suits you.
The Pieskowa Skala and Ojcow Castles day trip does not operate on Mondays, as both castles are closed on this day.
This is a private tour organized for you and your partner, friends or family..
Black Madonna of Częstochowa day trip
Up to 3 peopleUS$ 286.2
Up to 5 peopleUS$ 436.6
Up to 8 peopleUS$ 478.6
Up to 15 peopleUS$ 578.1
Pope John Paul II day trip
Up to 3 peopleUS$ 301.7
Up to 5 peopleUS$ 360.3
Up to 8 peopleUS$ 415.6
Up to 15 peopleUS$ 438.8
Pieskowa Skala & Ojcow Castles day trip
Up to 3 peopleUS$ 308.4
Up to 5 peopleUS$ 372.5
Up to 8 peopleUS$ 426.6
Up to 15 peopleUS$ 438.8
Zakopane & Tatra Mountains day trip
Up to 3 peopleUS$ 306.1
Up to 5 peopleUS$ 406.7
Up to 8 peopleUS$ 468.6
Up to 15 peopleUS$ 499.6
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking guide with expert knowledge of local art and history.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
Transport by private vehicle.
Private and exclusive tour, there will be no other people in your group.
Food and drinks.
Ticket for Gubalowka cable car (5.50 EUR approx.).
Entrance to John Paul II Museum (7.50 EUR approx.).
Entrance to Pieskowa Skala Castle (4.50 EUR approx.).
Entrance to Ojcow Castle (1 EUR approx.).
Entrance to the Zakopane Museum (3 EUR approx.).
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 4 days before (Krakow local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).