Poznan: Lichen Sanctuary Tour

If you are interested in visiting one of the most important places of the Marian cult in Poland, we can take you to Lichen Stary to see the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lichen which is a very popular pilgrimage destination and at the same time one of the biggest churches in the country. It is also one of the tallest churches in the world. Every year, over a million pilgrims come to this sanctuary for prayer. In June 1999, the greatest of Poles also arrived here – Pope St. John Paul II. The area surrounding it also encourages visiting Lichen Stary thanks to its beautiful lakes and unspoiled nature. Despite the feeling that the village is located in the middle of nowhere, you will be very impressed by the size of the Basilica and its architecture. It is definitely a place that every Catholic should see.

We offer private tours from Poznan to the Basilica in Lichen Stary on request

Tour itinerary:

  1. pick up from your hotel at chosen time
  2. up to 1 hour and 45 min drive from Poznan to Lichen Stary by private car/van with an English speaking driver
  3. walking sightseeing tour of the Sanctuary of Our Lady with a private local monk guide in chosen language – up to 2 hours visit during which you will see:

Old part of the Sanctuary:

  • St Dorothy’s Church – built in the neo-gothic shape with a Baroque interior,
  • Tomasz Klossowski’s tomb – a symbolic tomb and the chapel depicting the scene of the apparition near Leipzig; two years after his death, there were apparitions of Our Lady to the shepherd Mikolaj Sikatka in the place where he had hung the painting
  • Mikolaj Sikatka’s tomb – a symbolic tomb which witnessed the apparitions
  • the Chapel of the Holy Cross – here you will find 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 in 1994-2004, the largest 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 Holy Trinity constructed in 1996 is considered to be the oldest one (accommodates around 2,500 people); the other important chapel is the one dedicated to 108 Martyrs of World War II

4. up to 1 hour and 45 min drive back from Lichen Stary to Poznan
5. hotel drop off in Poznan

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

Whole tour lasts up to 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 VERSION

*It is also possible to visit the Sanctuary in Lichen on your own if you prefer. In this case you will have approx. 2,5 hours of free time to explore this place and have a break for lunch in one of the local restaurants.

Whole tour lasts approximately 6 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
  • an 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

Choose number of participants and date:

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