Lodz: Lichen Sanctuary Tour

One of the most important places of Marian cult in Poland is located in the village of Lichen Stary, around 130 km northwest of Lodz. Sanctuary of Our Lady of Sorrows includes: church complex, chapels, monasteries, cemetery, stone Golgotha, museum of basilica construction, numerous figures and monuments as well as other sacred buildings and pilgrimage infrastructure. The main church of the sanctuary is currently the Basilica of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Lichen. It was consecrated in 2004, construction was funded by pilgrims’ donations. Today it is an important pilgrimage destination but also the biggest church in the country and one of the tallest in the world (with a tower measuring 141.5 meters in height). The Image of Our Lady of Lichen is the main icon of worship.

We offer private tours from Lodz to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Sorrows, Queen of Poland in Lichen Stary.

Tour itinerary:

  1. hotel pick up at chosen time
  2. approximately 2 hours drive from Lodz to Lichen Stary by private car/van with English speaking driver
  3. walking sightseeing tour of Sanctuary of Our Lady of Sorrows with private local monk guide in chosen language – up to 2 hours visit during which you will be able to see:

Old part of the Sanctuary:

  • St Dorothy Church, with a neo-gothic shape and a Baroque interior,
  • Tomasz Klossowski’s tomb, a symbolic tomb and the chapel depicting the scene of the apparition near Leipzig. Two years after Tomasz’s death, in the place where he had hung the painting, there were apparitions of Our Lady to the shepherd Mikolaj Sikatka.
  • Mikolaj Sikatka’s tomb, a symbolic tomb of the apparitions witness,
  • Chapel of the Holy Cross, with the crucifix damaged during the World War II which is ​​highly revered by the faithful,

The Basilica of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Lichen built between 1994-2004, the biggest church in Poland:

  • main nave of the basilica, which is 120 meters long and 77 meters wide,
  • main icon of worship – the Image of Our Lady of Lichen, an oil copy of the painting of Our Lady of Rokitno Wielkopolski, made by unknown artist in the second half of the 18th century on a thin, larch board,
  • chapels of the lower basilica, the oldest one is the chapel of the Holy Trinity from 1996 (accommodates around 2,500 people); the other important chapel is the one dedicated to 108 Martyrs of World War II etc.

4. approximately 2 hours drive back from Lichen Stary to Lodz 5. your hotel drop off in Lodz

*this is a sacred place so you should remember about appropriate clothing and behavior during the tour inside the Basilica.

Whole tour lasts approximately 6 hours

Tour is available in following languages: English, German, French and Russian

*some languages may be subject to availability

Prices:

  • 950 PLN per person (1 person)
  • 480 PLN per person (2 persons)
  • 330 PLN per person (3 persons)
  • 290 PLN per person (4 persons)
  • 250 PLN per person (5 persons)
  • 210 PLN per person (6 persons)
  • 190 PLN per person (7 persons)
  • Contact us (8 persons or more)

What is included?:

  • hotel pick up at chosen time and hotel drop off,
  • comfortable, air-conditioned, private transportation
  • English speaking driver’s assistance during whole tour
  • entrance tickets to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Sorrows in Lichen Stary,
  • up to 2 hours sightseeing tour of the Sanctuary with private local guide in chosen language (English, German, French and Russian)

BUDGET OPTION

If you prefer to discover Sanctuary of Our Lady of Sorrows in Lichen on your own we can give you this opportunity. We will provide you with the service of a private car and private English speaking driver. In Lichen Stary you will have up to 2,5 hours of free time to visit the Sanctuary and eat lunch in one of local restaurants

Whole tour lasts approximately 6,5 hours

Prices:

  • 600 PLN per person (1 person)
  • 300 PLN per person (2 persons)
  • 220 PLN per person (3 persons)
  • 210 PLN per person (4 persons)
  • 170 PLN per person (5 persons)
  • 150 PLN per person (6 persons)
  • 130 PLN per person (7 persons)
  • Contact us (8 persons or more)

What is included?:

  • hotel pick up at chosen time and hotel drop off,
  • comfortable, air-conditioned, private transportation
  • English speaking driver’s assistance during whole tour
  • entrance to Sanctuary of Our Lady of Sorrows in Lichen Stary
  • up to 2,5 hours of free time to visit the Sanctuary and have lunch

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