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  • Krakow: Wawel Castle, Cathedral, Salt Mine, and Lunch

    1. Krakow: Wawel Castle, Cathedral, Salt Mine, and Lunch

    Discover some of Poland’s most iconic landmarks on this day trip from Krakow. Meet your guide in Krakow then set off on your full-day adventure. First, head to the historic Wawel Castle and admire its impressive architecture while learning about the many royals who lived there. Wander through the castle’s chambers and discover the secrets of the Polish kings and queens who graced these halls.  Stop by Wawel Cathedral next, then enjoy a traditional Polish lunch to get a taste of local cuisine. After lunch, travel to Wieliczka, a small town home to an ancient salt mine that dates back over 700 years. Journey 340 meters below ground to reach the mine, then explore its array of halls and caves. As you wander around this UNESCO-listed location, marvel at the fascinating carved interior and learn about the salt mine’s past. By the end of the day, you’ll have visited three of Poland’s most f...

  • From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Full-Day Trip with Pickup

    2. From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Full-Day Trip with Pickup

    Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum with the convenience of a pre-booked entrance ticket and roundtrip transfer from your Krakow hotel. See original buildings and artifacts on a poignant and informative tour with a licensed guide. After a 1-hour and 15-minute journey, arrive at the Auschwitz I Museum and embark on a walking tour with a certified educator. Explore the remains of the Nazi camp's barracks, watchtowers, and crematoriums. With the help of the provided headset, listen as your guide tells about the ghastly Nazi crimes committed in the camps and hear stories of the everyday lives of the prisoners. Next, continue the walking tour at the Auschwitz-Birkenau II Memorial. Witness gas chambers and the remains of the railway which transported prisoners to the camps. Commemorate the camp’s victims and discover stories of survival in the memorial site. Afterward, get a b...

  • From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Full-Day Trip

    3. From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Full-Day Trip

    Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum with the convenience of a pre-booked entrance ticket and roundtrip bus transfer from Krakow. See original buildings and artifacts on a poignant and informative tour with a licensed guide. After a 1-hour and 15-minute journey, arrive at the Auschwitz I Museum and embark on a walking tour with a certified educator. Explore the remains of the Nazi camp's barracks, watchtowers, and crematoriums. With the help of the provided headset, listen as your guide tells about the ghastly Nazi crimes committed in the camps and hear stories of the everyday lives of the prisoners. Next, continue the walking tour at the Auschwitz-Birkenau II Memorial. Witness gas chambers and the remains of the railway which transported prisoners to the camps. Commemorate the camp’s victims and discover stories of survival in the memorial site. Afterward, get a bit of t...

  • From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Full-Day Trip with Private Transfer

    4. From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Full-Day Trip with Private Transfer

    Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum with the convenience of a pre-booked entrance ticket and a private roundtrip transfer from your Krakow hotel. See original buildings and artifacts on a poignant and informative tour with a licensed guide. After a 1-hour and 15-minute journey, arrive at the Auschwitz I Museum and embark on a walking tour with a certified educator. Explore the remains of the Nazi camp's barracks, watchtowers, and crematoriums. With the help of the provided headset, listen as your guide tells about the ghastly Nazi crimes committed in the camps and hear stories of the everyday lives of the prisoners. Next, continue the walking tour at the Auschwitz-Birkenau II Memorial. Witness gas chambers and the remains of the railway which transported prisoners to the camps. Commemorate the camp’s victims and discover stories of survival in the memorial site. Afterwar...

  • From Krakow: Guided Tour Auschwitz-Birkenau with Pickup

    5. From Krakow: Guided Tour Auschwitz-Birkenau with Pickup

    Learn about the history and gain a deeper understanding of the Holocaust and the Nazi concentration camps on a tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau from Krakow.

    An English-speaking driver will pick you up from a pre-arranged meeting point in Krakow and transfer you in a comfortable vehicle. Upon arrival at the Auschwitz Museum, a local guide or a booklet in your chosen language will be provided, depending on the option booked.

    Visit both Auschwitz and Birkenau and acquire a sense of the symbolically important place of the Holocaust and Nazi crimes. You will visit the remaining prison blocks, gas chambers, and crematoria buildings, as well as seeing the remains of the railway ramp in Birkenau.

    The guided tour of Auschwitz will take between 1 hour and 20 minutes and 1 hour and 45 minutes. There will be a 10-minute break for lunch after which you will be transported to ...

    This is a must do tour. The coach picked us up at a near by location (4 minute walk away) as pick up was not possible at our hotel. There was a tour guide on the coach, they explained what was going to happen. We had 3 small breaks, during the tour, where there were toilets and refreshments. The tour itself was excellent, very informative & emotional. The guide explained in detail what atrocities happened in each area. Something we were unaware of - everyone got off at one stop regardless of pick up. Our hotel was a 30 minute walk away. Luckily we had a small amount of charge on our phone so could follow google maps to get back.

  • From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Full-Day Trip - Non-Refundable

    6. From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Full-Day Trip - Non-Refundable

    Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum with the convenience of a pre-booked entrance ticket and roundtrip bus transfer from Krakow. See original buildings and artifacts on a poignant and informative tour with a licensed guide. After a 1-hour and 15-minute journey, arrive at the Auschwitz I Museum and embark on a walking tour with a certified educator. Explore the remains of the Nazi camp's barracks, watchtowers, and crematoriums. With the help of the provided headset, listen as your guide tells about the ghastly Nazi crimes committed in the camps and hear stories of the everyday lives of the prisoners. Next, continue the walking tour at the Auschwitz-Birkenau II Memorial. Witness gas chambers and the remains of the railway which transported prisoners to the camps. Commemorate the camp’s victims and discover stories of survival in the memorial site. Afterward, get a bit of t...

  • From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Trip with Pickup

    7. From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Trip with Pickup

    Enjoy a hotel pickup and roundtrip transportation from Krakow to the famous Wieliczka Salt Mine and take an in-depth guided tour through the stunning 13th century UNESCO-listed site. Witness beautiful chambers carved in salt on a 3 km underground route. After your hotel pickup in Krakow, enjoy a shared transfer ride to the nearby town of Wieliczka. Prearranged tickets will be waiting for you at the salt mine along with a local guide. Start the tour inside the salt mine by walking down long sets of steps, taking you 135 meters underground and through labyrinthine passageways, tunnels, and shafts. See underground lakes, 4 chapels, and unique statues carved by miners out of rock salt. Experience a unique place to visit and a must-see during your stay in Krakow. Once the guided tour is over, take a lift from the underground back up to the main ground level. Your driver will then drive yo...

  • From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine Full-Day Trip

    8. From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine Full-Day Trip

    Follow a licensed guide on a poignant tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial. After, travel to the Wieliczka Salt Mine and take a guided underground tour and witness beautiful chambers carved in salt. Benefit from roundtrip transfer services on this unique combined tour experience from Krakow. Arrive at the Auschwitz I Museum and embark on a walking tour with a certified educator. Explore the remains of the Nazi camp's barracks, watchtowers, and crematoriums. With the help of the provided headset, listen as your guide tells about the ghastly Nazi crimes committed in the camps and hear stories of the everyday lives of the prisoners. Next, continue the tour at the Auschwitz-Birkenau II Memorial. Witness gas chambers and the remains of the railway which transported prisoners to the camps. After a lunch break, drive to the nearby town of Wieliczka to visit its famous salt min...

  • From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Trip with Private Pickup

    9. From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Trip with Private Pickup

    Benefit from private roundtrip transportation from Krakow to the famous Wieliczka Salt Mine and take an in-depth guided tour through the stunning 13th century UNESCO-listed site. Witness beautiful chambers carved in salt on a 3 km underground route. After your hotel pickup in Krakow, enjoy a private transfer ride to the nearby town of Wieliczka. Prearranged tickets will be waiting for you at the salt mine along with a local guide. Start the tour inside the salt mine by walking down long sets of steps, taking you 135 meters underground and through labyrinthine passageways, tunnels, and shafts. See underground lakes, 4 chapels, and unique statues carved by miners out of rock salt. Experience a unique place to visit and a must-see during your stay in Krakow. Once the guided tour is over, take a lift from the underground back up to the main ground level. Your driver will then drive you b...

  • From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour

    10. From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour

    Depart Krakow for a confronting day of reflection with a visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps. Undoubtedly, it is a solemn place that leaves a lasting impression all visitors, and an important memorial to the victims of the extermination.  Funded by the Nazi party in 1940, Auschwitz-Birkenau became both a symbol of human suffering and a witness to physical and emotional exhaustion. As the largest concentration camp operated by the Nazis, it became the final resting place for millions of people, mostly Jews, put to their death in the hideous gas chambers. Visit the museum and memorial in the suburbs of Oświęcim, about 60 kilometers west of Krakow. Upon arrival, approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes later, meet a professional guide who will show you around the site and speak of its dark history. Pass through the gate with the inscription "Arbeit macht frei" to enter Auschwi...

    A very educational and sobering tour. It definitely should be on everyone’s to do list. We must not forget that we are all human and we should treat others as we would be treated

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What people are saying about Lesser Poland

It was a very educational but at the same time very somber experience going through the gory details of the horrors brought by Nazis. Pickup was smooth and our guide was exceptionally knowledgeable. Highly recommended.

Tom was superb. Very knowledgeable and extremely patient with a bunch of guys having a trip. Beers and food were all superb. I’d recommend both the trip and Tom the guide. 5 stars from us

Very high quality bus pick-up at the end of the tour. Visit with a very strong emotional charge but essential to realize the human horror

This was a brilliant experience. Could not have asked for more. Pickup from hotel was smooth and on time. Highly recommended!!

A little exhausting, long walks, but sensational insights! Absolutely recommended!